What did we learn about Vikings from the NFC title game?

Jan 20, 2020

Vikings fans tend to have a fluid second-favorite team: whatever team is playing the Packers that week. That allegiance was amplified Sunday when the horror of horrors was on the cusp of happening: the Packers were one game away from the Super Bowl, needi…

Suspicious is no way to watch baseball

Jan 20, 2020

Stealing signs has been part of baseball's history, but we've entered a new era of high-tech cheating. A few heads have rolled, but what else will MLB do to prevent future scandals? Baseball's integrity is at stake.

Gophers big man Eric Curry is recovering well and still making an impact

Jan 20, 2020

Injured Eric Curry says he's on track to return healthy next season – and remains optimistic about what the Gophers can accomplish without him this year.

Grades and outlook: Dalvin Cook's breakout sets up payday; will Vikings buy in?

Jan 20, 2020

Before running back Dalvin Cook's Vikings traveled to Dallas in November, he talked about approaching his contract status like Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott — "He's been putting in the work and not looking for a payday, just looking to get wins and looking…

Wild's Alex Stalock to make third straight start vs. Panthers

Jan 20, 2020

Not only is Alex Stalock coming off a 27-save shutout, his second of the season, but he's been terrific at the X – one reason it's easy for the Wild to continue relying on him.

Sixty years later, pilot's account of Minneapolis Lakers' plane crash in Iowa cornfield lives on

Jan 20, 2020

Among the fans at Saturday's Timberwolves game was Harold Gifford, 96, one of the pilots on a plane that narrowly averted tragedy when it came down in an Iowa cornfield.

Forest Lake Nordic ski teams hooked on a family feeling

Jan 20, 2020

Eight sets of siblings — 17 skiers in all — help anchor the speedy Ranger boys' and girls' teams, among the favorites to bring home state championships next month.

Twins offering standing room ticket for 2020 season, with upgrades available

Jan 20, 2020

The Twins Pass, which provide standing room access to all home games except the April 2 home opener, also comes with an opportunity to upgrade.

Vikings FB C.J. Ham named to first Pro Bowl as alternate, replacing 49ers' Juszczyk

Jan 20, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers' 37-20 win in Sunday's NFC Championship Game over the Green Bay Packers is sending at least one Vikings player to the Pro Bowl. Because 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk — the only player at his position to see more snaps than Vikings f…

Loons sign first homegrown player, add Sean McAuley as assistant coach

Jan 20, 2020

McAuley, most recently an assistant coach at Orlando City, fills the vacancy created when Mark Watson was named the Loons' technical director.