Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series

A giant, indeed.

Numbers show Vikings pass defense is better

The Vikings have quietly climbed into the top five in NFL pass defense through the first eight games of new coach Mike Zimmer’s tenure.

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Major Protests Expected This Weekend and This Is Why...


Major protests expected this weekend surrounding the use of the Redskins nickname.

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings pass defense on the rise, Barr gets some love and more

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Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — The numbers mislead a little, but the Vikings pass defense …

Twins talked to Joe Maddon about manager job, sources say

The Twins reached out to the Joe Maddon camp after he became a free agent manager Friday, according to two sources with knowledge of the Twins’ search.

Transfer Zach Lofton kicked off Gophers basketball team

During Sunday's scrimmage, the transfer from Illinois State was seen arguing with teammates and was apparently snapped at a couple of times for his poor body language.

Everson Griffen named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen received NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors for October. It’s the first Player of the Month award in Griffen’s career. He recorded an NFC-best …

Thursday (Bumgarner and a World Series what-if) edition: Wha' Happened?

There’s not much more that can be said about Madison Bumgarner after what he did in the World Series, but let’s just all agree that it is in the …

Vikings 4 Downs: RGIII or McCoy, O/U on Pro Bowlers, 2014 draft class and more

@MasterStrib which QB matchup is more favorable for the Vikings, McCoy or RG III? #VikingsST — Matt Pitcher (@MattPitcher3) October 30, 2014 Robert Griffin III will reportedly start after missing six …

Souhan: Wiggins offers more fizzle than sizzle in NBA debut

Andrew Wiggins spent most of the first half watching teammates pass the ball to each other, and most of the second half watching from the bench with foul trouble.

Wild hopes to get Koivu, Vanek up to speed

Getting more production from Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek is at the top of the Wild's to-do list. They have combined for one goal in eight games.

John Moore suspended five games for hit on Erik Haula

John Moore, the New York Rangers defenseman who struck the Wild's Erik Haula on Monday with an illegal check to the head in the second period, was suspended five …

Hartman: Vikings missed out on selecting QB Griffin

The Vikings picked up several players in the 2012 draft with trades, but still haven’t solved quarterback issues.

Protesters ready to rally against Redskins name before game at U

Vanessa Goodthunder, a junior at the U and an organizer of one of the marches, said “people are projecting the [demonstration] to be the biggest Washington team name protest yet.”

Reports: Washington quarterback Griffin will start against Vikings + Video

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the QB could play Sunday if practices go well.

Thursday's TV sports listings

On the air Thursday BASKETBALL TIME TV RADIO NBA: Detroit at Timberwolves 7 p.m. FSN 830-AM NBA: New York at Cleveland 7 p.m. TNT NBA: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers 9:30 p.m. TNT BOXING Bogere vs. Garcia; O’Connor vs. Farmer 8 p.m. FS1 FOOTBALL College: Florida State at Louisville 6:30 …

Former Gophers football stalwart Soltau dies at 89

Duluth native Gordy Soltau played offense, defense and special teams for the Gophers before starring with the 49ers in the 1950s

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Girls' soccer: Three late goals propel Washburn past Hill-Murray