Club teams become the price of admission to youth sports

Oct 20, 2017

Once, they were for elite youth athletes. Now, kids join just to make the team.

Ricky Rubio makes his return to Target Center for the Wolves' home opener

Oct 20, 2017

On Friday night, Rubio brings the Jazz to a freshly remodeled Target Center he might not quite recognize in a reunion with a Wolves team playing its home opener.

Vikings mailbag: Will pending free agency reshape undercurrent of Vikings' D-line?

Oct 20, 2017

Every week send any Vikings-related questions to @Andrew_Krammer and I’ll answer them here on Fridays. Which of these veteran d-lineman do you foresee playing for the Vikings in 2018: Tom Johnson, Robison, Stephen, Sharrif Floyd? — Josh Henig (@josh_heni…

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: 'I definitely believe I'll play this year'

Oct 20, 2017

Bridgewater didn’t want to put a timetable on when he thinks he’ll be able to play again, using an analogy: “So if we’re not being smart and doing everything to get to the race, I’m not running the race.”

Jim Petersen, ever the optimist, likes Wolves

Oct 20, 2017

He is “Jim Pete” to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he’s been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.

Gophers men's hockey returns to Grand Forks after long absence

Oct 20, 2017

The Gophers will play at the Ralph for the first time since Jan. 13-14, 2012.

As Big Ten basketball season nears, cheating remains a hot topic

Oct 20, 2017

College basketball scandal raises recruiting questions.

Ron Gardenhire is the safe choice in Detroit, but is he the right one?

Oct 20, 2017

Human nature often means craving the things we don’t have … then getting those things … and craving the things we used to have … and repeating the cycle forever. The firing and hiring of professional managers and coaches is a test kitchen for life in this…