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Fantasy football: Are Murray and McKinnon trustworthy plays down the stretch?

Minnesota Vikings running backs Latavius Murray, 25, and Jerick McKinnon take part in an NFL walkthrough practice session at Syon House in Syon Park, south west London, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The Minnesota Vikings are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Cleveland Browns in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Both running backs have had their moments of reliability and disappointment in the wake of Dalvin Cook's season-ending injury.


'So genuine.' Ralph Jon Fritz's death sparks memories from media, fans

October 12, 1979 Faces look familiar? -- Sportscasters Ralph Jon Fritz and Mark Rosen, who usually work at WCCO-TV, had a different job Thursday night - selling beer at the North Stars game. They are among the WCCO employees who have been honoring a picket line since technicians went on strike Monday. The North Stars won their opener, 4-1. In Baltimore, Pittsburgh evened the World Series with a 3-2 victory over the Orioles. October 11, 1979 Pete Hohn, Minneapolis Star Tribune

News of the death of the former WCCO-TV sportscaster unleashed memories from his media colleagues and fans, including a touching tribute from colleague Mark Rosen.


Your basketball team may lose, but it (probably) won't be THIS bad

What was the story behind a basketball game the other night that ended with a final score of 102-0?


Former U center Boyd set for NHL debut with Washington

The Hopkins native had a 208-game ironman streak in the American Hockey League.


Fantasy football: Only one thing is holding Keenum back

The Vikings quarterback, fresh off his NFC Player of the Month award, is riding high as one of the hottest players in fantasy football.


Butt what? Watch another U star from Hopkins score from the floor

Amir Coffey attempted and made a shot sitting from the floor in the first half.

Amir Coffey set social media afire when he wound up with his own rebound in the first half and made the basket - while sitting on the Williams Arena court. Remember that Blake Hoffarber shot?


Don't like Aaron Rodgers? Here's why (maybe) you should reconsider

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12)

A woman and her 11-year-old son went to downtown Chicago a couple of weeks back to check out the Christmas decorations. Their brush with fame started on a street corner.


Fantasy football: Listen to trade offers for Thielen, while you can

The stock for the Vikings wide receiver is at an all-time high, so don't automatically disregard trade talks surrounding him.


Free beer: Silver lining for Packers fans in Sunday's shutout loss

The Bavarian Bierhouse outside of Milwaukee offers free beer during Packers games until the team scores. On Sunday, that meant three hours on the house.


Lakeville's Macura chomps on Badgers fans after Xavier's revenge

Former Lakeville North star J.P. Macura had fun at Wisconsin's expense Thursday night when his Xavier team got revenge on the Badgers for a painful NCAA tournament loss.


Vikings Fantasy football: Start Thielen, Diggs in Week 11 and beyond

FILE - At left, in a Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of a New Orleans Saints defender during an NFL football game, in Minneapolis. At right, in a Sept. 24,2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen catches a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Minneapolis. The Vikings have been hit by the injury bug again, at quarterback and running back. But they've still got a valuable asset in the ever-improving pass-catching tandem of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. They're on track to give the Vikings a pair of 1,000-yard receivers, a milestone unmet since 2009. (AP Photo/File)

The Vikings draw the ninth-ranked Rams pass defense this week, and that shouldn't stop Diggs or Thielen from taking a place in your starting lineup.


Are fans guilty of unnecessary roughness on Case Keenum?

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum celebrates a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Landover, Md.

Is the excitement of Teddy Bridgewater's potential return to the field coloring how people are looking at Case Keenum's performance? Here's what people are saying.


Shaq, Seimone, Sylvia: Fowles has her number retired at LSU

Sylvia Fowles is just the second Lady Tiger to have her number retired, joining fellow Lynx player Seimone Augustus.


59 seconds, 3 TDs: Maple Grove rallies from 17 points down to win

Maple Grove players celebrated an incredible comeback win against St. Michael-Albertville 29-27.

The Crimson trailed St. Michael-Albertville 27-10 going into the final minute of Thursday's Class 6A quarterfinal. Words can't quite describe how things ended.


Fantasy football: Now could be a good time to buy low on Vikings DST

Marcus Sherels (35) returned a punt in the second quarter. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - August 27, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, US Bank Stadium, NFL, Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers

The Vikings DST hasn't lived up to the hype this season, but there's reason for a resurgence in the second half.


Bridgewater as Brooks from 'Shawshank Redemption' is worth your time

An animated short puts Teddy Bridgewater out of captivity, and back into the real world - just like a certain inmate from Shawshank State Penitentiary.


Raging Packers bloggers take apart their team after another loss

Fans tailgate before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis.

'Take away the deodorant, and the Green Bay Packers stink.' That was one of the unhappy reactions to the Packers' season falling apart without Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.


Wide left again (and again): Walsh blows 3 field goals in Seattle loss

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) and Seattle Seahawks holder Jon Ryan (9) react after Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh, center, missed a field goal-attempt in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Seattle.

Minnesota fans could put themselves in the place of their Seattle counterparts on Sunday, even if they won't be sending sympathy cards after the former Vikings kicker had another horrible day..


Bridgewater reaches out after Houston rookie Watson tears ACL

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) put on a helmet during a practice at the London Irish Training Ground in perpetration for a game vs. the Cleveland Browns. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - October 27, 2017, London, England, UK, NFL, Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns, Practice, London Irish Training Ground

The Vikings QB reached out to the Texans quarterback after the rookie suffered a torn ACL in practice Thursday during a noncontact drill.


Fantasy football: Handing out midseason awards for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Adam Thielen (19) celebrated after catching an 18-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - October 29, 2017, London, England, UK, Twickenham Stadium, NFL, Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns,

The Vikings have reached the halfway point of their season. Time to honor their fantasy accomplishments through eight games.