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Vikings wide receiver Isaac Fruechte signed autographs at U.S. Bank Stadium during FanFest Saturday.

Former Vikings, Gophers receiver finding route up the coaching ladder

Caledonia, Minn., native Isaac Fruechte was hired recently as North Dakota's offensive coordinator. He brought lessons from his circuitous career and his championship-winning dad.

Vikings re-sign safety Theo Jackson, a key reserve in Brian Flores' secondary

February 21
Safety Theo Jackson also was a special teams mainstay in his second season with the Vikings and likely an easy decision to retain.

Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch resolves Vegas DUI case without a trial or conviction

February 21
Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch resolved a drunken driving case without a trial or DUI conviction Wednesday, 18 months after police found him asleep in the driver's seat of a damaged luxury sports car in Las Vegas.

What's the latest in the investigation of the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade?

February 21
One of the men charged in a Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory celebration shooting that left one person dead and around two dozen others injured had recently come off probation for pulling out a gun during a dispute over a basketball game.

2 men are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City's Super Bowl celebration

February 20
Two men charged with murder in last week's shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade were strangers who pulled out guns and began firing within seconds of starting an argument, according to court documents released Tuesday.

Neal: Hunter should join Cousins and Jefferson as Vikings' top priorities

February 17
Vikings left tackle Christian Darrisaw could approach the line of scrimmage next season, look across and see Danielle Hunter. In a Lions uniform. Or a Bears uniform.

Two juveniles charged in shooting at Chiefs' Super Bowl parade

February 16
Two juveniles were charged with crimes connected to the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl rally, authorities said Friday, as the city tries to recover in the aftermath of the violence.

Vikings coordinator Phillips pleads guilty to careless driving

February 16
Wes Phillips was arrested in December on suspicion of drunken driving. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Thursday.

NFL suspends Raiders backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo for violating PEDs policy

February 16
Las Vegas Raiders backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was suspended by the NFL on Friday for the first two games of next season for violating the performance-enhancing drugs policy of the league and NFL Players Association.

Taylor Swift gives $100,000 to the family of the woman killed in the Chiefs parade shooting

February 16
Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the woman killed in the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade.

Bystander tells of tackling fleeing person after shooting at Super Bowl parade

February 16
The Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory rally had just ended when fan Trey Filter heard what he initially thought was fireworks. Then someone screamed, ''Get him!''

Zimmer returns to coaching with Cowboys: 'Just trying to help players'

February 15
The former Vikings head coach discussed his two years away from the NFL, 'the reputation that I'm a jerk' and his new job as Dallas' defensive coordinator.

Championship parades likely to change in wake of shooting at Chiefs Super Bowl celebration

February 15
With back-to-back Super Bowl victories for the hometown Chiefs, Kansas City football fans gathered for another championship parade and a second celebratory pep rally in a row.

Dispute may have led to the mass shooting after the Chiefs' Super Bowl parade, police say

February 15
The mass shooting that unfolded amid throngs of people at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration, killing one person and wounding almost two dozen others, appeared to stem from a dispute between several people, authorities said Thursday.
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Which coach could be on the hottest seat? Fleck or O'Connell.

February 15
Chip Scoggins joins host Michael Rand to tackle a range of off-season football news, with an eye on which of the highest-profile football coaches in town may be in the most jeopardy of losing his job.
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Baseball belongs inside U.S. Bank Stadium in the winter.

Neal: College baseball, softball squeeze play at U.S. Bank Stadium is troubling

Doubt is growing that the annual tradition of cold-weather indoor ball in downtown Minneapolis will return in full — and that will hurt the Gophers and other college teams.
Sports
February 20

Mississippi grand jury decides not to indict ex-NFL player Jerrell Powe on kidnapping charge

A Mississippi grand jury has decided not to indict former NFL player Jerrell Powe months after he was arrested on a kidnapping charge in 2023, his attorney said.
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February 18
Flyers defenseman Sean Walker (26) skates with puck in the second period of an NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in East Ru

Nico Hischier scores twice as Devils beat Flyers 6-3 before 70,328 at MetLife Stadium

Jack Hughes is mentioned so many times when the discussion turns to the New Jersey Devils that many forget about the other No. 1 overall pick on the team and their captain — Nico Hischier.
Sports
February 16

Flyers, Rangers, Devils test the ice at MetLife Stadium in practices for Stadium Series games

Things seemed to be very relaxed as the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils took turns testing the ice on the recently installed rink at MetLife Stadium in preparation for two big games in the NHL's Stadium Series this weekend.
Sports
February 16

Bears great Steve McMichael is responding to medication in the hospital, family says

Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael, who has ALS, was responding to antibiotics after being hospitalized because of a urinary tract infection and is expected to be released in the coming days, his family said in a statement on Friday.
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February 15
Starting pitcher Joe Ryan (in red) and the rest of the Twins, shown working out Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla., need to stay healthy if the team is to

Souhan: Twins should be better … unless that least-favorite 'if' returns

Minnesota sports fans might be sick of hearing it, but it's so true for these Twins: If they can stay healthy, they'll be even better in 2024.
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February 15

Fashionable fan apparel is in the spotlight. There's still an untapped market for the NFL

It started as a fun project. A white bodysuit, emblazoned with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning's number and initials.
Sports
February 15

Chiefs lineman Trey Smith shares WWE title belt with frightened boy after parade shooting

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Trey Smith shared the WWE title belt to help calm a young boy in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the team's Super Bowl celebration.
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The Star Tribune's NFL prediction contest is on. Can you outpick your friends and other fans?
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February 15
Justin Jefferson and Kirk Cousins: Chip Scoggins says keep these two together.

Scoggins: Super Bowl lessons for Vikings — keep stars, fix defense

The Vikings have a quarterback quandary, a star receiver awaiting a massive payday and holes galore in their defense. But there's a solution for every problem, right?
Sports
February 14
A firefighter waited outside an ambulance near Union Station after several people were shot near a rally there during the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bo

8 children among 22 hit by gunfire at end of Chiefs' Super Bowl parade; 1 person killed

They were wounded in a shooting at the end of Wednesday's parade to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win, authorities said, as terrified fans ran for cover and yet another high-profile public event was marred by gun violence. One person was killed, a mother of two identified by her radio station as a DJ.
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February 14

Chiefs say all players, coaches and staffers are safe and accounted for after parade shooting

The Kansas City Chiefs said all their players, coaches and staffers and their families were ''safe and accounted for'' after a deadly shooting Wednesday at the end of the Super Bowl championship parade.
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Minnesota Vikings player profile What makes Minnesota Vikings' Justin Jefferson just so good?
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No NFL receiver has gained as many yards in his first two seasons as the Minnesota Vikings' 23-year-old superstar. He dominates on nearly any route from any alignment. What can he accomplish in Year 3?
Business
February 14

Betting on the Super Bowl was brisk at sportsbooks in big U.S. markets

With this year's Super Bowl being played in Las Vegas, the nation's gambling capital, there was little doubt that betting on the big game would be huge.
Sports
February 14

The 49ers fire defensive coordinator Steve Wilks after their Super Bowl loss

The San Francisco 49ers fired defensive coordinator Steve Wilks on Wednesday, three days after losing the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sports
February 14
Travis Kelce, right, bumped coach Andy Reid during the second quarter of the Super Bowl. Tribune News Service.

Travis Kelce says he shouldn't have bumped Chiefs coach Andy Reid during the Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said he went too far when he bumped into coach Andy Reid and screamed at him during the Super Bowl.
Sports
February 14

Next hurdle for the champion Chiefs is the 1st Super Bowl 3-peat

Inside the Numbers dives into NFL statistics, streaks and trends each week. For more Inside the Numbers, head here.
Sports
February 13

Shanahan bristles at the notion his 49ers can't win big games following another Super Bowl loss

Kyle Shanahan has heard the criticism that, for all his great accomplishments as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he is unable to win the big game.
Sports
February 13
There was excitement during the Super Bowl as the Chiefs and 49ers went to overtime, and in the postgame celebration as Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

Super Bowl was the most-watched program ever in the US, averaging 123.7 million viewers

The longest Super Bowl game will also go down as the most-watched program in U.S. television history.
Sports
February 13

Chiefs coach Andy Reid already talking about preparations for next season

Chiefs coach Andy Reid is giving the rest of his staff about a week off after their Super Bowl victory parade through downtown Kansas City on Wednesday, then he expects everyone to be back in the building to begin working on next season.
Sports
February 13

Usher's Super Bowl encore? Marrying Jenn Goicoechea at Las Vegas chapel

Usher and longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar's headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show, according to officials and documents. The officiant who wed the pair is known to dress as an Elvis Presley impersonator.
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February 13
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell, gave instructions to quarterback Kirk Cousins, (8) in the first half Minneapolis.,Minn. on Sunday Septem

One month from now, we should know the Vikings' plan at quarterback

It's a big offseason for the Vikings. The most significant question — and most complicated one — is at quarterback. We should know one month from now which direction the Vikings are headed with Kirk Cousins.