St. Paul Pioneer Press
Jason Zucker took a moment to reflect on his eight goals in the Wild’s first 20 games. There was the short-handed one on a breakaway in mid-October. And, of course, the first two-goal night of his career a couple of weeks later.
Daquein McNeil, a reserve guard on the Gophers basketball team, has been suspended indefinitely after a domestic assault arrest Monday. The sophomore was arrested on probable cause after fleeing the scene and is being held without bail in the Hennepin County jail.
When the Vikings asked fullback Jerome Felton in March to take a $500,000 pay cut this season, he agreed. But Felton got something out of the deal, too. Felton, whose salary was reduced from $1.95 million to $1.45 million, received the right to opt out of the $2.45 million left on his contract for 2015. It’s an option he said he might end up taking.
The most disappointing thing about Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers is that the Vikings did not go down fighting. Instead, they surrendered by giving the football to Aaron Rodgers so he could run out the clock.
By Marcus R. Fuller St. Paul Pioneer Press LINCOLN, Neb. — With leading rusher David Cobb watching from the sideline with a hamstring injury late in Saturday’s game, Jerry Kill’s...
Three weeks after selecting Paul Molitor as their new manager, the Twins finally got around to picking a pitching coach. “From all indications” Neil Allen has edged out fellow finalist Carl Willis for the position, according to a person close to the process.
The Packers didn’t score 50 points. They didn’t even get half that many. Still, Green Bay won 24-21 Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium, overcoming what was generally an encouraging defensive showing by the Vikings.
It’s hard to win a game when committing a lot of turnovers. Such was the case for DeLaSalle on Friday in the Minnesota Class 4A championship game. No. 5-seeded Becker took the ball away from the sixth-seeded Islanders five times and captured the state title with a 24-6 victory on a crisp, 26-degree afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.
Everson Griffen would rather go home to Arizona for the Super Bowl. But that’s probably not going to happen, so he might have to settle for the Pro Bowl. The Vikings defensive end is from Avondale, a suburb of Phoenix. It’s about 15 miles from Glendale, where the Pro Bowl will be held Jan. 25 and the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
It will be announced soon that former Minnesota Twins reliever Eddie Guardado will be named the team’s new bullpen coach.