ST. PAUL — After more than 321,000 Minnesotans stuffed themselves into schools, churches, fire halls, snowmobile groups and Lions Clubs across the state to take part in presidential picking last...
MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings better be ready to be prime-time players. After making the playoffs last season for just the second time in six years, Minnesota will be featured four times in prime time in 2016 and also will have a nationally televised game at Detroit on Thanksgiving.
DALLAS — The Wild’s Game 1 reckoning did not end with the final horn of their 4-0 loss to the Stars, it extended into Friday’s video review directed by dogmatic taskmaster John Torchetti. The interim coach counted 18 neutral-zone turnovers among Minnesota’s myriad sins. It is hard enough to defeat the NHL’s highest-scoring team on equal terms, but spoon-feeding Dallas pucks and momentum was a blueprint for failure.
MINNEAPOLIS — When Jared Allen left the Vikings as a free agent in 2014, he had a feeling he would return at some point. That day came Thursday.
UNCASVILLE, Ct. — For the first time in more than a decade, the Gophers have top-five picks in consecutive years in the WNBA Draft. Rachel Banham was selected No. 4 overall by the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night. Banham, the Big Ten player of the year and the conference’s all-time leading scorer, follows former Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B., who was the No. 2 pick last year. Lindsay Whalen (No. 4) and Janel McCarville (No. 1) were selected in the first round in consecutive years in 2004 and 2005.
MINNEAPOLIS — Glen Perkins made a point to tell Twins bullpen coach Eddie Guardado that the ball was coming out well before his appearance in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to Kansas City. Things changed when he entered the game.
Minnesota Twins fans can feast on gluten-free and vegan pizza, award-winning turkey burgers and a new gelato during the 2016 baseball season. The Twins announced the new foods for this...
ST. PAUL — Momentum, the Wild promise, is not an issue with the NHL playoffs starting Thursday in Dallas. Since closing the regular season with a fifth straight loss Saturday, the team has hit the reset button. But playing without three regulars? There’s no dodging that as the eighth-seeded Wild take aim at upsetting the Western Conference champions in Game 1 at American Airlines Center.
MINNEAPOLIS — Perhaps even more remarkable than the Twins’ franchise-worst 0-7 start is the utter lack of defeatism in their clubhouse. If any players are beaten down or nearing their personal breaking points, they have done a marvelous job of disguising it in public.
ST. PAUL — As Nino Niederreiter sat on his couch watching the Blues play the Blackhawks Thursday night, he began to mentally prepare for a playoff series against the Dallas Stars. The Blues trailed 1-0 with a minute left in the game; had they lost, the Wild would have been locked into a first-round playoff series against the Stars.