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Will the Vikings be looking for a new kick returner?

Free agent options aren’t robust should the Vikings be looking to replace Cordarrelle Patterson next month. He’ll undoubtedly be the best returner available.

Wild's Parise, Pominville diagnosed with mumps

With the Wild coming off its bye week and beginning a stretch of 23 games in 41 days, Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with the mumps and missed Monday’s game against Los Angeles.

For the second time in 2½ years, members of the Wild have been diagnosed with the mumps. Assistant coach Scott Stevens also is showing symptoms.

Scores, schedules and stats

Chase for eighth: Wolves, Kings pursuing final playoff spot tonight

The Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, kept the ball away from the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki during the second half Friday at Target Center.

The Kings trail Denver by a game and the Wolves trail the Nuggets by three games in pursuit of the West's final playoff spot with 23 games remaining for the Wolves.

For Minnehaha Academy's Suggs, athletic excellence is all relative

Jalen Suggs is an amazing athlete in a family full of them.

Molitor shuffling Twins defense in search of lineup flexibility

Danny Santana

Five players will start today's game against the Marlins in different spots than they played over the weekend.

Dalpe claimed off waivers; Wild's Boudreau, players react to big trade

General Manager Chuck Fletcher really hoped Zac Dalpe would slide through waivers, as did coach Bruce Boudreau, who didn't seem too pleased when he was told Dalpe was taken by Columbus.

Arizona captain voices frustration about Wild deal

Shane Doan used an in-game interview Sunday to express his disappointment with the trade that sent Hanzal and Ryan White to Minnesota for three future draft picks and a minor leaguer.

Park homers again, Santana throws two shutout innings in 9-6 win

ByungHo, as he wants to be called, homered for the second time.

Five Minnesota schools qualify for NCAA Division III basketball tournaments

Three men's teams and two women's teams have qualified for the 64-school tournaments, which oopen Friday. St. Thomas qualified both its men's and women's teams.

Twins' day at camp: Byron Buxton using spring training to move out of his comfort zone

Twins stumble upon a hidden gem in Fernando Romero

Scouting event led Twins to land hard-throwing Dominican Romero

Prep athletes of the week: Champlin Park 8th-grader is youngest gymnastics all-around champ

Thirteen-year-old Chaney Neu won the all-around title at the gymnastics state meet at the University of Minnesota, becoming the youngest to do so in meet history.

Gophers' 14-0 start among the best in college softball

The Gophers have remained undefeated throughout the first month of the season despite playing every game on the road.

New Wild teammates welcome arrival of Hanzal

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau says new acquisition Martin Hanzal is a horse of a shutdown center. He can kill penalties and be a net-front power-play guy.

Ice-cold Gophers women's team hoping to warm up in Big Ten tournament

They'll get feel for league tourney's vibe before stepping on the court.

Rankings show Gophers, Wild still have a lot of respect to earn

Two rankings that came out Monday show that the two Minnesota teams dominating most of the winter sports headlines this year — the Wild and Gophers men’s basketball — have a lot of respect yet to earn.

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Parise, Pominville diagnosed with the mumps; Stevens also with symptoms
Russo's Rants

The Wild is once again dealing with a mumps outbreak.

Junior college hockey player arrested after attacking ref
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Hockey has experienced its fair share of unruly behavior, yes, even more so than the usual fights and scrums, within the past month.


Gophers coach Marlene Stollings tried to rally her players during halftime of their game vs. Purdue earlier this month at Williams Arena.

Ice-cold Gophers women's team hoping to warm up in Big Ten tournament

Gophers' 14-0 start among the best in college softball
Souhan blog: Forget tournament worries, U men's hoop fans, and focus on fun season
'Lynch with another block ... ' Watch all 11 blocks vs. Penn State

With the Wild coming off its bye week and beginning a stretch of 23 games in 41 days, Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with the mumps and missed Monday’s game against Los Angeles.

Wild's Parise, Pominville diagnosed with mumps

New Wild teammates welcome arrival of Hanzal
Dalpe claimed off waivers; Wild's Boudreau, players react to big trade
Wild-Winnipeg game preview

The Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, kept the ball away from the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki during the second half Friday at Target Center.

Chase for eighth: Wolves, Kings pursuing final playoff spot tonight

In honor of the Oscars: Maybe the Wolves really drafted these guys
'Extra mad' Towns hits weights after monster night doesn't lead to victory
Trade rumors didn't seem to hurt Rubio's game at all

Kenji Moua of the Generation X soccer team blocked a shot during a 4 on 4 game at the National Sports Center Sunday February 19, 2017 in Blaine, MN.

MLS debut gives soccer a new stage in Minnesota

Pique and Ramos in spat as title race heats up in Spain
Goal-line technology may have ended PSV's Dutch title hopes
Ibrahimovic will 'stop on top' but is coy on United future

Adam Thielen, left, powers forward in speed drillls with teammate Cedric Thompson at Thielen’s training facility in Lakeville.

Vikings' Thielen working overtime in the gym ­— as part-owner

Will the Vikings be looking for a new kick returner?
Spielman has plan to avoid repeating 2016: 'I hate failure with a passion'
Vikings won't get any compensatory draft picks in 2017

For Jalen Suggs, already making a splash as a freshman at Minnehaha Academy, athleticism runs in the blood.

For Minnehaha Academy's Suggs, athletic excellence is all relative

Prep athletes of the week: Champlin Park 8th-grader is youngest gymnastics all-around champ
Grace Zumwinkle of Breck named Ms. Hockey
The Suggs athletic tree

By placing 44-foot-long steel beams on the ice, displacing the weight he is lifting, Northland Towing owner Jim Staricha of Isle, Minnl, can hoist full-size pickups from Mille Lacs when on only 6 inches of ice.

Anderson: Submerged vehicles are Mille Lacs salvage company's specialty

Leaning on their own outdoors lives, and connecting with young people
Birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in history
Birkie hopes melted? Check out Sunday's 'Hamsterbeiner' in Maple Grove

ByungHo Park hit his second home run of the spring in Monday's 9-6 Twins victory over Miami.

Park homers again, Santana throws two shutout innings in 9-6 win

Molitor shuffling Twins defense in search of lineup flexibility
After rough debut, hard-throwing Chargois seeks bullpen spot
Twins minor league manager Quade OK after scary car accident

Minnesota Lynx guard Candice Wiggins (11)

'Use real statistics'; WNBA player, broadcaster respond to Wiggins' bullying claim

Former Lynx player Wiggins criticizes WNBA, says she was harassed for being heterosexual
Lynx sign veteran forward Plenette Pierson
Former Lynx center McWilliams-Franklin named Dallas assistant

Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers 119-108

Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and the Golden State Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Stephen Curry's career in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.


LeBron shakes off strep throat, leads Cavs past Bucks 102-95

LeBron James returned from a bout with strep throat and scored 24 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 on Monday night.


Wild-Winnipeg game preview

The Wild's eight-game homestand, the longest ever for the franchise, came to an end, launching a stretch of seven of nine of the road.


DeRozan's jumper, 37 points lead Raptors past Knicks, 92-91

DeMar DeRozan made a turnaround jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining, finishing with 37 points and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 92-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.


Butts, Fitzgerald set records, No. 25 Temple women beat UCF

Alliya Butts hit four 3-pointers to become Temple's single-season leader for 3s, Feyonda Fitzgerald set a conference assist record, and No. 25 Temple beat Central Florida 66-60 on Monday night.