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Vikings must make do with ailing offensive line

October 27, 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, Min. more »»

Vikings WR Cordarelle Patterson recovering from concussion

October 27, 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson has a concussion after his best game of the season.

Patterson was held out of practice Thursday. more »»

Handling the psyche of NFL kickers is a specialized dance

October 27, 2016

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The aftermath of the first NFL tie since 2014 became a study in the delicate psyche of kickers, and how they are handled by their coaches. more »»

Some of Big Ten's top players in 2015 see drop in numbers

October 27, 2016

It's that time in the football season when fans ask, "Whatever happened to... more »»

Vikings-Bears Capsule

October 27, 2016

MINNESOTA (5-1) at CHICAGO (1-6)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Vikings by 5

RECORD VS. more »»

Wisconsin will be Riley's biggest game as Nebraska's coach

October 27, 2016

Some things to watch in the Big Ten on Saturday:


No. 7 Nebraska at No. 11 Wisconsin. more »»

Timberwolves-Grizzlies, Box

October 27, 2016

Wiggins 7-14 10-14 25, Towns 9-20 1-1 21, Dieng 5-10 2-2 12, LaVine 6-14 4-5 19, Rubio 1-5 2-5 4, Muhammad 1-6 0-0 2, Bjelica 1-4 1-2 3, Aldrich 2-4 0-0 4, Dunn 4-6 0-0 8, Rush 0-3 0-0 0. more »»

Dubnyk makes 27 saves, Wild beat Bruins 5-0

October 26, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves, Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart scored 12 seconds apart and the Minnesota Wild used four second-period goals to beat the Boston Bruins 5-0 on Tuesday... more »»

Restraining order vs. Gophers quintet to be heard next week

October 26, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five Minnesota players barred by a restraining order from the team's stadium will soon learn whether they'll be cleared for the next home game. more »»

Minnesota Preview Capsule

October 26, 2016


Last season: 8-23, did not qualify for postseason.

Nickname: Golden Gophers.

Coach: Richard Pitino.

Conference: Big Ten. more »»

Richard Pitino enters critical fourth season at Minnesota

October 26, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Pitino enters his fourth season at Minnesota coming off a disastrous 2-16 finish in the Big Ten and with a new boss watching over the program. more »»

Iowa, Michigan State on outside looking in in Big Ten

October 25, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Somewhat unexpected championship runs by Michigan State and Iowa last season fueled expectations of potential repeats in 2016. more »»

Saunders family presses on with Wolves after Flip's death

October 25, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The easy thing for the Saunders family to do would have been to walk away. more »»

QB Jay Cutler receives medical clearance to play for Bears

October 25, 2016

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Finally, some good news for the scuffling Chicago Bears: Quarterback Jay Cutler will return from a thumb injury to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 31. more »»

In the NBA, foreign players try to understand social issues

October 24, 2016

Andrew Bogut grew up in a richly diverse area of Melbourne, Australia, and has estimated that he went to school with people from nearly 100 different nationalitie. more »»

Book is out on how to beat no-longer-unbeaten Vikings

October 24, 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — As the last team in the NFL to lose this season, the Minnesota Vikings had played well enough to keep their weaknesses mostly hidden. more »»

Minnesota Football Rankings

October 24, 2016

Minneapolis (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football polls for the week of October 24, first-place votes in parentheses, record and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel o... more »»

Jump it up: NBA poised for season unlike any it has ever had

October 24, 2016

The story lines are as long as a Stephen Curry 3-pointer. more »»

North Dakota State, Butler to play football at Target Field

October 24, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State football team will play a game on the Minnesota Twins' home field in 2019. more »»

Weekly state high school volleyball rankings

October 24, 2016

The Associated Press poll for Minnesota girls' volleyball, as provided by the state coaches' association on Monday, Oct. 24. First-place votes are in parentheses. more »»



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