Wild's late frenzy falls short in 3-2 loss to Vancouver

The Wild had 32 seconds of 6-on-4 to finish the game - and hit the crossbar - but couldn’t top the Canucks at Xcel Energy Center.

Wolves expect stiff test from Atlanta in rematch of Nov. 9 victory

On the Wolves

The Wolves played their best half of basketball while winning in Atlanta

Scores, schedules and stats

Pitino says help defense is the key to not fouling

Gold in the Barn

The Gophers have collected 48 fouls in the last two games, and foul trouble contributed to Minnesota’s 81-68 loss to Texas Tech on Sunday.

Must-read: a portrait of Kevin Garnett, the zealous mentor


Jackie MacMullan, a gifted basketball writer who watched Kevin Garnett play in Boston and is now with ESPN, has written a very good piece about the notion of KG as a mentor.

Fat bike fever? Freewheel Bike event in Minneapolis might be the cure

December’s Winterbike Expo will speak to the ever-evolving fat bike universe.

Vikings won't sacrifice defensive scheme just to get more turnovers

Through four games, the Vikings had eight takeaways, at least one in each game. In six games since then, they’ve had three takeaways, four games with none. But the slumping Falcons have been turnover-prone.

For Wild's Carter, family and home are ties that bind + Photo Gallery

The Wild’s Ryan Carter is playing at home, and his family is living its dream

Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain

The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.

Hartman: Kill reflects on accomplishments with Gophers' football program

The Gophers turned around, on the field and off, because of ex-coach Jerry Kill's influence.

Vikings' safety Harrison Smith sits out practice

Four days before Sunday’s road matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, Harrison Smith downplayed concerns about the severity of his injury.

Robert O'Connor, longtime Edina, Minnesota and national hockey coach, had to be on the ice

To legions of Edina, Minnesota and USA hockey players, coaches and fans, Robert John “Bob” O’Connor was known simply as “O’C,” a walking encyclopedia of…

Scouting report: Vikings at Atlanta

The Vikings head to the Georgia Dome for Sunday's matchup.

U regents say they were kept in dark about Teague complaints

Regents say they were kept in the dark initially as sexual harassment complaints led to resignation of Norwood Teague.

RandBall's Week 12 Fantasy Football Challenge

Each week a guest picker goes up head-to-head against the Star Tribune's Michael Rand.

2 hockey players plead guilty in Minnesota sex tape case

Two junior hockey players will serve jail time after pleading guilty to making a sex video with a teenage girl in Moorhead.

Shutdown of Monticello nuclear plant causes fish kill

The sudden drop in temperature in the discharged cooling water resulted in a fish kill in the Mississippi River.

Ejected Badger fan sends police 240 coconut doughnuts in protest

A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game.

Bold play must match Gophers' bold talk vs. Wisconsin in regular season finale

The Gophers must solve the nation’s top scoring defense, as the Badgers have allowed only 12.4 points per game. Gophers offensive lineman Jon Christenson is confident.

Chart: KJ Maye climbs in Gophers' record book

KJ Maye is putting up numbers in his senior season.