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NHL

NHL mumps outbreak rare, but 'could happen anywhere'

NHL mumps outbreak rare, but 'could happen anywhere'Refusing to immunize can lead to mumps outbreaks like one hitting NHL
  • NHL
  • 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
Chicago Bears

Jay Cutler's benching could signal QB's end with Bears

Jay Cutler's benching could signal QB's end with BearsBottom line: At 31, Cutler is stuck in his ways and likely won't ever change.
  • Chicago Bears
  • 21 hours, 12 minutes ago
Vikings

Vikings sign S Ahmad Dixon from practice squad

Vikings sign S Ahmad Dixon from practice squadThe Minnesota Vikings have promoted safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • Vikings
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Minnesota

UMD lets go of women's hockey coach

UMD lets go of women's hockey coachDespite leading UMD to five NCAA championships the school fired women's hockey coach Shannon Miller.
  • Minnesota
  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Wild

Kane's late goal lifts Blackhawks past Wild 5-3

Kane's late goal lifts Blackhawks past Wild 5-3Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 13th win in 15 games.
  • Wild
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Timberwolves

Wall's 21 points, 17 assists lead Wizards over Timberwolves

Wall's 21 points, 17 assists lead Wizards over TimberwolvesJohn Wall scored 21 points and equaled a career high with 17 assists as the Washington Wizards won their fifth game in a row.
  • Timberwolves
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Golden Gophers

Gophers TE named second-team All-America

Gophers TE named second-team All-AmericaGophers TE Maxx Williams has been named to the Associated Press' All-America Second Team.
  • Golden Gophers
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Vikings

New Vikings goal: 8-8

New Vikings goal: 8-8While Head Coach Mike Zimmer wasn't impressed with his team's final offensive drive, he did praise his players on their physicality.
  • Vikings
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Timberwolves

Wolves backup Turiaf done for season after surgery

Wolves backup Turiaf done for season after surgeryMinnesota Timberwolves backup center Ronny Turiaf will miss the rest of the season recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.
  • Timberwolves
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Vikings

NFLPA sues NFL in Peterson suspension

NFLPA sues NFL in Peterson suspensionThe NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the running back.
  • Vikings
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
NCAAW

Lauren Hill: 'I want everybody to know I never give up'

Lauren Hill: 'I want everybody to know I never give up'In the past several weeks, Lauren Hill has engaged us like no one else. Maybe, ever.
  • NCAAW
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
NFL

Meet the CEO of 2018 Super Bowl host committee

Meet the CEO of 2018 Super Bowl host committeeMaureen Bausch helped put the Mall of America on the map. Now, she's bringing her skills to to the Super Bowl.
  • NFL
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Minnesota

Maurice Walker named Big Ten Player of the Week

Maurice Walker named Big Ten Player of the WeekMinnesota Gophers senior center Maurice Walker has been recognized as the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week, according to the University of Minnesota.
  • Minnesota
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Vikings

Lions sweat out 16-14 win over Vikings

Lions sweat out 16-14 win over VikingsMatt Prater's 33-yard field goal with 3:38 remaining lifted Detroit to a 16-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Vikings
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Vikings

Vikings panel discussion 12-14-14

Vikings panel discussion 12-14-14The Vikings lost a heartbreaker Sunday in Detroit 16-14
  • Vikings
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Vikings

NFLPA files federal lawsuit in bid to reinstate Adrian Peterson

NFLPA files federal lawsuit in bid to reinstate Adrian PetersonNFL Players Association files lawsuit in bid to get Vikings star reinstated to NFL.
  • Vikings
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
NBA

Kobe surpasses Jordan, Lakers beat Timberwolves

Kobe surpasses Jordan, Lakers beat TimberwolvesKobe moves past Jordan for 3rd on NBA's career scoring list, Lakers hold off Wolves 100-94
  • NBA
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Vikings

Adrian Peterson's lawsuit expected to be filed Monday

Adrian Peterson's lawsuit expected to be filed MondayNFLPA plans to challenge, among other things, impartiality of arbitrator.
  • Vikings
  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Local

Dozens sickened by carbon monoxide at rink

Dozens sickened by carbon monoxide at rinkAuthorities blame an ice resurfacing machine for a suspected carbon monoxide leak that sent an estimated 81 people to the hospital.
  • Local
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
NBA

Westbrook's 34 help Thunder beat Wolves, 111-92

Westbrook's 34 help Thunder beat Wolves, 111-92Westbrook scores 34, Durant 16 as Thunder beat Wolves 111-92
  • NBA
  • 5 days, 18 hours ago
NHL

Parise helps Wild beat Coyotes 4-3 in shootout

Parise helps Wild beat Coyotes 4-3 in shootoutZach Parise helps Minnesota Wild beat Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in shootout
  • NHL
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
College

MSU Mankato cancels hockey game due to flu

MSU Mankato cancels hockey game due to fluAn early start to the flu season has claimed its latest victim: collegiate hockey.
  • College
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
Local

NFL: Appeal denied for Adrian Peterson

NFL: Appeal denied for Adrian PetersonAn arbitrator has ruled against Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's personal conduct policy appeal.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 1 hour ago
Sports

Basketball squad ends 4-year losing streak

Basketball squad ends 4-year losing streakThe coach and players of the Climax-Fisher girls' basketball team are still basking in the glow of an improbable, double-overtime win that ended a four-year losing streak.
  • Sports
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
Sports

Volunteers sought for US Pond Hockey Championships

Volunteers sought for US Pond Hockey ChampionshipsVolunteers are being sought for the 2015 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships next month in Minneapolis.
  • Sports
  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
Timberwolves

Westbrook's 34 help Thunder beat Wolves, 111-92

Westbrook's 34 help Thunder beat Wolves, 111-92Russell Westbrook scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-92 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
  • Timberwolves
  • 5 days, 19 hours ago
Twins

Twins to announce Santana deal Saturday

Twins to announce Santana deal SaturdayThe Minnesota Twins called a news conference for Saturday to announce a four-year contract with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana.
  • Twins
  • 5 days, 20 hours ago