Running back Adrian Peterson’s surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee was successful, the Vikings said in a news release Thursday morning. Team physician Chris Larson performed the surgery at Twin Cities Orthopedics. He found no additional injuries or issues in or surrounding the knee joint during the procedure, the statement said. Although the Vikings did not announce a timetable for his return, he is expected to be out until at least December. “The rehabilitation process will begin immediately,” the team said.
ST. PAUL—Mourners gathered Thursday, July 14, to remember Philando Castile, the man shot by police inside a vehicle earlier this month during a traffic stop. The casket carrying his body was carried by horse and carriage to the Cathedral of St. Paul for the service. Castile was shot July 6 by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Falcon Heights. Castile's fiance Diamond Reynolds, the driver of the vehicle, then began broadcasting through Facebook Live, in a video widespread following the incident.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday the full lineup of concessions that will be available at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the list has a decidedly local flair.
MINNEAPOLIS — Emails acquired by the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Friday indicate that Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson informed supervisors in early March of suspicions that members of his wrestling team were using drugs. Robinson, 69, is on paid leave pending the results of campus police and school investigations into allegations that University of Minnesota wrestlers were using and selling the prescription anti-anxiety drug Xanax.
MINNEAPOLIS — Former University of Minnesota interim athletics director Beth Goetz is leaving to be the chief operating officer for athletics at the University of Connecticut, the Gophers announced Thursday. Goetz, who will be in charge of football among other roles with the Huskies, took over as the interim AD with the Gophers in August 2015, when Norwood Teague resigned after a sexual harassment scandal. She was hired by Teague from Butler as deputy AD in 2013.
ST. PAUL — Bruce Boudreau has his first assistant coach. After clearing out the team’s coaching staff last month, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced the hiring of Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Scott Stevens an assistant coach on Tuesday.
EDEN PRAIRIE — Vikings rookie Laquon Treadwell would love to talk about the chemistry he’s developing with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Then again, the wide receiver probably has more established with backup Shaun Hill. Treadwell, taken with the No. 23 overall pick in April’s draft, is still paying his NFL dues, so he is working with the second team while Stefon Diggs and Jarius Wright work with Bridgewater and the starters.
MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson was placed on paid administrative leave, new Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle said Wednesday. Four wrestlers are being investigated by campus police and the university for selling Xanax. Several other members are accused of using the prescription anti-anxiety drug, which is not a banned substance by the NCAA.
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota has initiated an internal investigation of its wrestling program, which last week became embroiled in allegations of a prescription-drug ring among its student-athletes. A statement released by the school Tuesday said campus police are investigating whether some wrestlers were using and selling Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug that requires a prescription.