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After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS | Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

September 17, 2014 11:32 am Related

'Miracle On Ice' member Bob Suter dies

Bob Suter, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age of 57.

September 10, 2014 9:20 am
Big week for the Big Ten football

Big week for the Big Ten football

The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was armed with a quick rebuttal when the question came up again Tuesday.

September 02, 2014 3:13 pm Photos


Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

CLEVELAND | Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.

August 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Cutler and McCown bring bad memories to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS | The last time the Minnesota Vikings played the Chicago Bears, they were well on their way to an important division victory on the road.

November 30, 2013 6:45 pm
Bears, Vikings meet for 2nd time in 3 weeks

Bears, Vikings meet for 2nd time in 3 weeks

MINNEAPOLIS | Finding a little extra intensity and edge usually isn't a problem when the Minnesota Vikings play the Bears.

December 08, 2012 6:30 pm
Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

MINNEAPOLIS | The Vikings are embroiled in a fight for a new stadium that may jeopardize the franchise's 51-year tenure in Minnesota.

May 05, 2012 10:00 pm
Condensed season challenging NBA players' bodies

Condensed season challenging NBA players' bodies

After every Minnesota Timberwolves game, Anthony Tolliver can be found sitting in front of his locker with ice packs on his knees and wrist and a heavy wrap on his lower back.

February 02, 2012 4:25 pm
Rose leads Bulls over Rubio, Timberwolves

Rose leads Bulls over Rubio, Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS | It seems like every time Ricky Rubio gets off the bench to enter a game, the Minnesota Timberwolves are facing a big deficit.

January 10, 2012 10:00 pm
Colts win throws Luck sweepstakes up in air

Colts win throws Luck sweepstakes up in air

MINNEAPOLIS | All that good luck the Indianapolis Colts have received on the field these last two weeks could leave them with no Luck at all when the NFL draft rolls around.

December 24, 2011 7:50 pm
NBA season finally set to tip off on Christmas

NBA season finally set to tip off on Christmas

Finally, the conversation changes.

December 24, 2011 2:30 pm Photos


Vikings look to establish No. 2 QB on Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS | Donovan McNabb was named the starter in Minnesota the minute the Vikings acquired him in a trade from Washington in July.

August 31, 2011 4:00 pm
AP sources say Vikings get McNabb from Redskins

AP sources say Vikings get McNabb from Redskins

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. | Donovan McNabb's arrival in Minnesota has been a rumored scenario for at least five years, ever since Brad Childress left the Philadelphia Eagles to take over the Vikings in 2006.

July 27, 2011 11:45 pm

NFL, locked-out players open Day 4 of talks

MINNEAPOLIS | NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league is planning to start the 2011 season on time, even as the lockout reached its 40th day with few signs of progress in court-ordered talks between the owners and players.

April 20, 2011 10:00 pm
Rose, Bulls get back on track vs. Timberwolves

Rose, Bulls get back on track vs. Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS | Derrick Rose and Kevin Love have played against each other since their days in AAU ball, worked out together in a steamy Los Angeles gym over the summer, and became fast friends as they've emerged as the faces of their respective franchises.

March 30, 2011 10:00 pm
Mbakwe, Williams lift Minnesota over Indiana men's basketball team

Mbakwe, Williams lift Minnesota over Indiana men's basketball team

MINNEAPOLIS | Tom Crean didn't need a scouting report on Trevor Mbakwe.

January 04, 2011 8:25 pm
Favre knocked out; Hester breaks record as Bears win NFC North

Favre knocked out; Hester breaks record as Bears win NFC North

MINNEAPOLIS | Brett Favre was bundled up in a heavy gray coat by the time Devin Hester sped through the snow with his record-setting return.

December 21, 2010 12:00 am
Roof collapse moves Giants-Vikings game to Detroit

Roof collapse moves Giants-Vikings game to Detroit

MINNEAPOLIS | Brett Favre is getting help from the Minnesota Vikings' medical staff, the athletic trainers and perhaps even the weather gods as he tries to keep his incredible consecutive starts record going.

December 12, 2010 10:00 pm

Favre practices with the Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. | Brett Favre is back on the field with the Vikings.

August 18, 2010 1:30 pm

Agent, coach: Favre will play if ankle is healthy

MANKATO, Minn. | Brett Favre's flip-flopping is at full throttle, the surest sign yet that training camp is under way in Minnesota.

August 04, 2010 11:00 pm

Romo folds in blowout loss

MINNEAPOLIS | All those big-game demons that Tony Romo supposedly vanquished last week returned to haunt the Dallas Cowboys yet again.

January 18, 2010 12:00 am
Defensive TD sparks Illinois past Minnesota 35-32

Defensive TD sparks Illinois past Minnesota 35-32

MINNEAPOLIS | Terry Hawthorne was recruited to Illinois as one of the top prep receivers in the country. His heart is on offense, and he hopes to play there one day.

November 08, 2009 12:00 am

Illini, Gophers sort out puzzles on field

MINNEAPOLIS | The supposedly high-performance offenses at Illinois and Minnesota spent most of the first seven weeks of the season stuck in the shop, sputtering and struggling to get going.

November 07, 2009 12:00 am

Purdue fumbles away another football game

MINNEAPOLIS | Determined after a fellow senior's season ended because of a broken leg, Lee Campbell intercepted a pass and blocked a field goal to set up key touchdowns Saturday in Minnesota's 35-20 victory over mistake-prone Purdue.

October 11, 2009 12:00 am

Favre fined $10,000 for crack-back block on Merrillville grad Eugene Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS | Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was fined $10,000 by the NFL on Friday for his crack-back block on Houston defensive back and Merrillville grad Eugene Wilson in a preseason game.

September 04, 2009 4:30 pm

Buehrle sets record, but Sox still can't beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS | Still stewing after being beaten by a couple of bloop hits in the seventh inning of a start that began oh so perfectly, White Sox ace Mark Buehrle sounded nothing like a pitcher that had just delivered a record-setting performance.

July 29, 2009 12:00 am
Twins pound Buehrle, White Sox

Twins pound Buehrle, White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS | The only people more surprised by White Sox ace Mark Buehrle's clunker of an outing against Minnesota on Sunday were the Twins themselves.

July 13, 2009 12:00 am

Twins land former White Sox star Joe Crede

FORT MYERS, Fla. | Third baseman Joe Crede has agreed to a one-year deal with Minnesota, filling a major need on the left side of the Twins infield provided he can stay healthy.

February 21, 2009 12:00 am

Purdue looks Golden against Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS | The bumps and bruises are healing and the defense is as nasty as ever.

January 23, 2009 12:00 am

Northwestern must find way to beat Theret

MINNEAPOLIS | Give Kyle Theret some credit. When the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Minnesota safety goes looking for a fight on the football field, he's not just picking on guys his own size.

November 01, 2008 12:00 am

Vazquez flops again in Sox opener vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS | Javier Vazquez has been fighting the label of big-game flopper for his entire career.

September 24, 2008 12:00 am

Twins beat White Sox in game marred by fan unrest

MINNEAPOLIS | As Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire stormed off the field following his latest ejection, he punted his cap high over his head and back onto the turf.

August 01, 2008 12:00 am

White Sox suffer burden of Boof

MINNEAPOLIS | Boof Bonser picked up Minnesota's beleaguered starting rotation with the group's first win in 10 days to lead the Twins to a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2008 12:00 am

Bulls come up ugly in loss

MINNEAPOLIS | In an ugly offensive game, Al Jefferson and Ryan Gomes gave the Minnesota Timberwolves more than enough.

January 31, 2008 12:00 am

Purdue 4-0 after beating Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS | After a sluggish first half, Curtis Painter was nearly flawless in the final two quarters to lift Purdue to a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.

September 23, 2007 12:00 am

White Sox, Buehrle top Twins, Santana

MINNEAPOLIS | Johan Santana's troubles with the long ball continue.

September 22, 2007 12:00 am

15-year-old takes streetbike freestyle by storm

SHAKOPEE, Minn. | Aaron Colton's voice still cracks when he gets excited and the 15-year-old can't yet drive a car without an adult sitting in the passenger seat.

July 14, 2007 12:00 am

Tubby hits ground running at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS | When Tubby Smith left Kentucky for Minnesota in March, he traded basketball royalty for a program in ruin.

May 16, 2007 12:00 am

Morneau blasts Twins past Sox

MINNEAPOLIS | Justin Morneau is a soft-spoken, hockey-loving Canadian who shies away from the spotlight at every opportunity.

May 09, 2007 12:00 am

Mauer heads to DL with strained quad

MINNEAPOLIS | With their cleanup hitter and starting left fielder already sidelined with injuries, the Minnesota Twins took their biggest blow yet on Sunday.

May 07, 2007 12:00 am

Minnesota embraces Tubby Smith

MINNEAPOLIS | As Tubby Smith walked to the podium at Williams Arena, hundreds of Golden Gopher fans showered him with chants of "Tubby! Tubby!"

March 24, 2007 12:00 am

Timberwolves, Garnett snap Suns' streak

MINNEAPOLIS | The hard-driving Phoenix Suns finally hit a road block in Kevin Garnett.

January 30, 2007 12:00 am

Suns' winning streak ends at 17 games

MINNEAPOLIS | The hard-driving Phoenix Suns finally hit a road block in Kevin Garnett.

January 29, 2007 12:00 am

Minnesota rallies past Boilermakers

MINNEAPOLIS | Jamal Abu-Shamala scored 12 of his 14 points and drew two key charges in the second half to ignite Minnesota in a 65-59 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night.

January 04, 2007 12:00 am

It's Tarvaris Time in Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. | When he drafted Tarvaris Jackson out of Alabama State in April, Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress called him "a piece of clay" that needed to be molded into a starting quarterback.

December 20, 2006 12:00 am

Minnesota's Monson quits

MINNEAPOLIS | Dan Monson resigned as the men's basketball coach at Minnesota on Thursday, one day after the Gophers' fifth straight defeat left them with their longest losing streak in more than 40 years.

December 01, 2006 12:00 am

Santana rocks White Sox


August 21, 2006 12:00 am

Twins creep closer in wild card

MINNEAPOLIS | Torii Hunter homered for the first time since July 31 and the Minnesota Twins' bullpen limited Chicago to one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings in a 7-3 victory over the White Sox on Friday night.

August 19, 2006 12:00 am

Timberwolves agree to terms with PG James


July 12, 2006 12:00 am

Twins, Radke spoil Lee's return

MINNEAPOLIS | Brad Radke looked all but finished in May. His breaking ball wasn't breaking and his fastball was lifeless, rendering a normally outstanding changeup moot.

June 26, 2006 12:00 am
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