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How Case Keenum's career day buried the Bucs

Many hands helped propel Keenum to a career game in Sunday’s 34-17 win against the Buccaneers, but Adam Thielen’s left mitt got a lot of the credit from the Vikings quarterback.

Molitor's 1982 Brewers provide cautionary tale for Molitor's 2017 Twins

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor looks out from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game ad\, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Regardless of what source you choose, the Twins’ chances of reaching the playoffs are tantalizingly close to 100 percent. "Close to 100 percent" isn't 100 percent, though.

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Lid pops off the Vikings offense with deep balls, big catches now in play

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) hit seven of his 11 throws for 137 yards when he had more than 2.5 seconds to throw against the Bucs, according to Pro Football Focus, and the Vikings’ ability to give their quarterbacks time to throw has made deep shots possible.

Remember last year, when the Vikings' best way to mitigate their offensive line issues was to have Sam Bradford quickly unload what amounted to a long handoff?

Brennan Menell works from obscurity to NHL contract with Wild

After developing in the Western Hockey League, the high scoring defenseman gets a shot in the organization after not making his high school team as a sophomore.

Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Mark Craig

Among other things, Vikings fans wanted to talk about wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and the upcoming game with Detroit during our weekly Live Chat.

'Yeah, she chewed us out.' Lynx hear from Reeve at intense film review

Minnesota head coach Cherl Reeve argued an offensive foul in the second half.

Describing her coach as "salty,'' Lynx center Sylvia Fowles said the players understood, and expected, what coach Cheryl Reeve had to say.

Twins in driver's seat for wild-card berth entering season's final week

The twins are on the verge of being the first team to lose 100 games and make the playoffs the following season. It could happen tonight.

Backs should be ready for Gophers opener; Croft still suspended

Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks are on track to play against the Terrapins after suffering injuries during the Gophers' nonconference schedule.

Listen: Was there ever any doubt Case Keenum would shine for Vikings?

Open: Case Keenum lit up the Buccaneers, just like everybody (nobody) expected. 8:00: Dalvin Cook is really good in all phases of the game. Who knew a running back was allowed to do that? 16:00: Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen: Where do they rank among NFL receiving duos. 30:00: A thoughtful national anthem discussion. 38:00: The Lions got hosed last week, and now they play the Vikings. 45:00: Your questions.

Listen: Do the Timberwolves have what it takes to make the playoffs?

In the first episode of our new Timberwolves podcast, Jerry Zgoda and Michael Rand examine the perceived strengths and weaknesses of this year's Timberwolves, who enter the season with internal and external optimism. How will some key roster battles shake out? Will the Wolves have enough shooters? We attempt to answer those questions and more.

Gophers' Murphy sees impact on his family in Virgin Islands after hurricanes

Gophers junior forward Jordan Murphy still concerned for his family in the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria. Hopes to see more aid and support come for victims

Wild players getting their 'grump' on ahead of game at Dallas

Tuesday's game will be a pivotal one for many roster hopefuls. There are 37 players battling for spots on the Wild's 23-man squad.

Maryland will start third-string quarterback against Gophers

Sophomore Max Bortenschlager is expected to start after Kasim Hill tore an ACL last week. The Terrapins' season-opening starter, Tyrrell Pirgrome, also tore an ACL.

Souhan: Troll Patrol (Keenum, Sano and taking a knee)

Case Keenum has played well in two-and three-game stretches before. He has never performed well for an entire season.

Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL again

Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night

NCAA assistant coaches among 10 facing charges of corruption

Four NCAA assistant basketball coaches were among those arrested on federal corruption charges Tuesday as part of a scheme to steer NBA-destined college stars toward certain sports agents and financial advisers.

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Gophers' Murphy sees impact on his family in Virgin Islands after hurricanes
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Gophers junior forward Jordan Murphy still concerned for his family in the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria. Hopes to see more aid and support come for victims

Scoggins: New Twins regime's patience pays off, now and in future
Chip Scoggins

Wholesale change might have produced desirable results, but this season has reinforced that patience also can be rewarded with unexpected success.


Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) hit seven of his 11 throws for 137 yards when he had more than 2.5 seconds to throw against the Bucs, according to Pro Football Focus, and the Vikings’ ability to give their quarterbacks time to throw has made deep shots possible.

Lid pops off the Vikings offense with deep balls, big catches now in play

Vikings' Cook tries to keep up with new workload
Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Mark Craig
Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL again

Running backs Shannon Brooks, left, and Rodney Smith practiced earlier this season.

Backs should be ready for Gophers opener; Croft still suspended

Goldy runs over youth football player during Vikings mascot game
Tommies-Johnnies: So when will the Target Field rematch take place?
Four-star basketball recruit Hunter cancels Gophers visit

The Twins' Eduardo Escobar circled the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Twins in driver's seat for wild-card berth entering season's final week

Scoggins: New Twins regime's patience pays off, now and in future
Latest Wild Card update: Twins win and they're just about in
Molitor's 1982 Brewers provide cautionary tale for Molitor's 2017 Twins

Eighth-ranked South St. Paul has won three in a row heading into Friday's home game with sixth-ranked Mahtomedi.

Top football games this week: South St. Paul, Mahtomedi meet in battle of ranked teams

Top volleyball games this week: Maple Lake meets Mayer Lutheran in clash of top-ranked teams
Prep athletes of the week: Minneapolis Washburn junior pushed into girls' top spot in Class 2A cross-country
Top boys' soccer games this week: Stillwater battles East Ridge in important Suburban East tilt

Shabazz Muhammad (15) reported to camp leaner and stronger, and happy to be part of a rebuilt Wolves team.

Muhammad returns to Wolves after long-term deals didn't come

Crawford says Wolves' Thibodeau is one of a kind
Thibodeau wants Wolves players to speak freely, stand during anthem
Timberwolves veteran Jamal Crawford has seen a lot, but not this

While the scoreboard reflected a strong comeback, coach Cheryl Reeve didn’t like the Lynx’s mind-set from the start Sunday.

'That's what I call Loserville': Angry Reeve unimpressed with Lynx comeback

Lynx misery times three: Watch these final seconds losses to L.A.
After falling behind 28-2, frantic Lynx comeback falls just short
'Yeah, she chewed us out.' Lynx hear from Reeve at intense film review

Minnesota United's Miguel Ibarra raises his arms after scoring the final goal during the second half against D.C. United on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at TCF Bank Stadium

Loons' Miguel Ibarra 'in a completely different place'

Sporting KC tops Galaxy, extends home unbeaten streak to 24
Atlanta extends home unbeaten streak to 12, beats Impact 2-0
Valeri scores twice and Timbers beat Orlando City 3-0

Minnesota’s wolf population has surged, a state survey found.

DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

Anderson: Ducks scarce at Minnesota River hunting reunion
Wilderness is deeper than pristine beauty, writer says. At its core is human history.
Vehicle hits and kills 200-pound bear in Twin Cities suburb

Hall of Fame inductees describe their Hall of Fame shots

Two putts, a 6-iron and an 11-wood.


Former Vikings player reveals he can sing, stuns judges on 'The Voice'

On Monday night, 300-pound retired defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo traded knocking over football opponents for stunning the judges during the season premiere of NBC's "The Voice."


NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick's original intent

their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods.


Maryland turns to 3rd starting QB after Hill's knee injury

The Maryland football team is turning to its third starting quarterback of the season.


U.S. Bank Stadium security firm is fired after investigation

U.S. Bank Stadium operator SMG abruptly terminated Tuesday the contract with security provider Monterrey Security one year into a three-year contract amid concerns that it failed to comply with state licensing requirements for its employees.