Gophers wrestling is a band of brothers

Members of the top-ranked Gophers wrestling team treat each other like family — for good reason: The team has four sets of two brothers — including two pairs of identical twins — on its roster.

Wolves' struggle at the free throw line proving costly

After missing 15 foul shots in Tuesday's loss, The Timberwolves modified Thursday’s scrimmage, opting to shoot free throws when a player was fouled rather than continuing to play.

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Hot Take Roundup: "John" Manziel and public subsidies for stadiums in Minneapolis


We’ve been toying with the idea of starting a daily post on the hottest take (or takes) in sports that we see, but we were lacking the true inspiration we needed. Until …

Norv Turner impressed Teddy Bridgewater's carrying Vikings offense

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Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has carried the offense lacking stability at, well, every position, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. The Vikings have used eight different offensive linemen, started …

U basketball recruit Diedhiou eligible after English exam

Gaston Diedhiou has been admitted to the University of Minnesota and will be available to play for the men's basketball team right away

Reusse: Inner voice keeps Crockett running for NDSU

Former Totino-Grace star John Crockett has 1,754 yards rushing for the Bison.

Hartman: Vikings' history with Miami had memorable start

The Vikings, who travel to Miami on Sunday, nearly ended the Dolphins’ perfect run in 1972, then lost to them in Super Bowl VIII.

Cooke could spark Wild out of malaise

The Wild is so desperate for the energy and physicality that Matt Cooke can provide, the team plans to play him Saturday even though his second practice in 7½ weeks will come Friday.

Report: Wolves actively looking to trade Corey Brewer

Injuries to Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic might have pushed the Wolves into a full-scale rebuild more quickly than Flip Saunders might have liked, but now that …

Vikings notes: Turner high on Bridgewater + Video

Teddy Bridgewater completed 76.5 percent of his passes in a 16-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday, the highest mark for a rookie quarterback throwing more than 40 attempts in NFL history.

Obituary: Marv Helling's vision gave rise to the Prep Bowl

In 1982, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) held the first Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. The idea for playing five championship football games on a single day …

Gophers edge Northwestern in wrestling

The No. 1-rated Gophers wrestling team edged Northwestern 21-19 on Thursday night at the Sports Pavilion to stay unbeaten.

Rand: Cutler trade one best not made for Vikings

It is incredibly fun and interesting to look back and wonder “what if the Vikings had acquired Jay Cutler?”

Kyle Rudolph among five Vikings held out of practice again

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was one of five starters to missed practice in consecutive days due to injury on Thursday. Rudolph has been sidelined with an ankle/knee injury. Left …

Jaguars hold off Titans late, win 21-13 in home finale + Video

Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen'Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career.

Weekend sports TV listings

On the air Friday BASKETBALL TIME TV RADIO College men: St. Mary’s at St. John’s 6 p.m. FS1 College men: Clemson at S.Carolina 6 p.m. SECN NBA: Timberwolves at Boston 6:30 p.m. FSN 830-AM NBA: Portland at San Antonio 7 p.m. ESPN College men: Seattle at Gophers 7 …

Board in charge of Minnesota's only velodrome rejects plan to keep bike track open

A resolution to save Minnesota’s only velodrome was rejected Thursday by the board in charge of the Blaine bicycle racing track. During its board meeting, the National Sports Center Foundation …

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Vonn considering giving up slalom

Lindsey Vonn’s days of competing in all five ski disciplines might be behind her, since the four-time overall World Cup champion is seriously considering giving up slalom in her …