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Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Peterson and the Saints are closing in on a one-year, $3 million deal for what would be Peterson’s 11th NFL season and the first outside of Minnesota.

Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides

Apple Valley 2018 standout Tre Jones talked Gophers facilities and recruiting during his big opening AAU weekend with Howard Pulley at Nike EYBL in Hampton, Va.

Scores, schedules and stats

Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great

Nerve damage to defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd’s knee during surgery has put his future in doubt, which in turn means the Vikings need to find a way to fill the possible gap on the defensive line.

The Vikings' defensive line is close to being great. All it might take is one new addition.

Torii Hunter's debut as Twins analyst earns rave reviews

Hunter made his debut as a Twins analyst Friday joining Fox Sports North play-by-play voice Dick Bremer in the booth for the weekend series against Detroit.

The 25 biggest draft steals in Vikings history (Nos. 21-25)

This list encompasses several different eras of the draft and goes all the way back to the Vikings’ first draft in 1961.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Another first-round exit leaves plenty of blame to go around.

After Wild loss to Blues, a question: When does playoff misery end?

Here's some context on the last dozen-plus years of playoff futility among the four major men’s professional teams in Minnesota.

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher will hold his season-closing news conference this week. That would be a good time to start asking how he will improve a team that has failed in the postseason during his tenure.

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.

Minnesota United FC's first zero is a big something

The Loons locked down Colorado for their first MLS shutout as Ibarra's first MLS goal stood up.

The NFL draft is (almost) here, but who are the Vikings going to take?

Intro: A look at the Vikings' major areas of need in the draft; 20:00: Matt Vensel's round-by-round Vikings mock draft. 38:00: All-time Vikings draft steals. 43:00: Wait, Adrian Peterson might sign with the Saints and play against the Vikings in week 1?

Ex-coaches strike back in NHL playoffs

Mike Yeo, the former Wild coach, wasn't the only coach to experience some payback.

Twins' ugly homestand ends with blowout loss to Detroit

Catcher Chris Gimenez took to the mound to finish the game.

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep

The fifth-ranked Gophers completed a weekend softball sweep of Iowa with a 3-0 victory in front of an announced 1,383, a record crowd for Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, a day after drawing nearly 1,200 fans for Game 2 against Iowa.

Favorite schools, most-picked positions and other Vikings draft trends

Since the Vikings picked Peterson, 230 running backs have been drafted by NFL teams. But other than Peterson, the Vikings have only picked two.

NFL mock drafts: Vikings could trade up or hope to get lucky

With mock drafts making final edits just days before the draft, here is a roundup of how the Vikings might pick.

Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up

Many of the 126 former players in the suit have Minnesota connections.

Sports on TV and radio

Where to find today's games.


Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident
Twins Insider

The Twins will appeal the suspension, believing they have a good chance to get the punishment reduced to a fine.

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota
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According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Peterson and the Saints are closing in on a one-year, $3 million deal for what would be Peterson’s 11th NFL season and the first outside of Minnesota.


The fifth-ranked Gophers completed a weekend softball sweep of Iowa with a 3-0 victory in front of an announced 1,383, a record crowd for Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, a day after drawing nearly 1,200 fans for Game 2 against Iowa. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep

Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday
Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball
Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides

When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up
Ex-coaches strike back in NHL playoffs

The Pacers' Thaddeus Young has his shot blocked by the Cavaliers' LeBron James during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA playoff series Sunday. Cleveland defeated Indiana 106-102 and won the series 4-0.

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into second round

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead
Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series
Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra celebrated his second-half goal against Colorado on Sunday afternoon, providing the Loons with a 1-0 victory.

Minnesota United FC's first zero is a big something

Postgame: Minnesota United FC's new winning tradition
Former Loons player Gatt gets chance in Colorado
Minnesota United FC 1, Colorado 0

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota

Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great
Favorite schools, most-picked positions and other Vikings draft trends
Cowboys honor Ware, ponder need with post-Romo future secure

The Hamline Elite Meet, shown here in 2016, ranks among the top high school track events of the season.

The week ahead: State's best track athletes headed for Hamline meet

Minneapolis North boys' basketball takes its talent to the ice rink
Boys' lacrosse: Big second half leads Prior Lake over Jefferson
Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team aiming to soar back to state tournament

Farmers, like other business owners, are driven by one thing: to make money. But earning a livelihood from the land while also protecting it from the potential harms of agricultural production are not mutually exclusive, thanks in large measure to improved technology like a software program called Profit Zone Manager.

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

As ice exits early in Minnesota, optimism rises about opener
Ride at the heart of Minnesota's gravel scene stays true to its origins
2017 ice-out dates on Minnesota lakes

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for his part in a benches-clearing incident on Saturday against Detroit.

Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident

Twins' ugly homestand ends with blowout loss to Detroit
Postgame: Gibson suspected Tigers were stealing, relaying signs
Boshers' reward for pitching well? Back to the minors

The Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike, right, made the basket over Sylvia Fowles that denied the Lynx another championship.

Loss in WNBA Finals serving as Lynx's motivation

A conversation with Cheryl Reeve: Lynx coach muses about 2017 season
Lynx to-do list for successful 2017 WNBA season
Lynx training camp roster

Twins' Sano suspended 1 game for benches-clearing role

Minnesota's Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball for what the sport termed "aggressive actions" that caused benches to clear during a game against Detroit last weekend.


Wild dealing with postseason disappointment, once again

Five straight appearances in the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild have produced just two series victories and a high volume of frustration.


Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for buzzing Machado

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado.


Cowboys honor Ware, ponder need with post-Romo future secure

Jerry Jones honored DeMarcus Ware with a ceremonial signing Monday that allowed the franchise sacks leader to retire as a Dallas Cowboy on the same day the team owner discussed how the draft might help find the next dominant pass rusher.


College stars bolster draft stock through special teams

More and more college coaches are putting their starters and even their stars on special teams as they seek to pile up every possible point in an era of pedal-to-the-metal shootouts and never-safe leads.