Super Bowl 50 sets up creaky Peyton Manning vs. indestructible Cam Newton

One player on the thrill of today's game: "You got arguably the greatest drop-back quarterback of all time in Peyton, and then Cam is a guy who is changing football with everything he does."

Final push sends Wolves past Bulls

Big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng dominated from start to finish and Andrew Wiggins lit the torch late as the Wolves won their second in a row.

Scores, schedules and stats

What coaches will be here when Super Bowl LII arrives? Here are percentages

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Monitoring the angst of Twin Cities sports followers from a distance got me thinking, and that's always dangerous.

D.J.'s trip to back fields of Twins complex might be cut short this year

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There are a few guys you can see daily at the minor league fields in Fort Myers. D.J. Smith and Gordy Anderson are two of them.

Wild get an 'A' for effort and another 'L' in the standings + Video

Coach Mike Yeo and GM Chuck Fletcher want the Wild to get back to defending well, and believe it or not, that for the most part occurred against the Blues.


Slam-dunk selection Favre joined by Dungy in eight-member Hall of Fame class

Brett Favre was joined by Tony Dungy as those with Minnesota ties among the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.


Quest to save Minnesota moose has breakthroughs, hard choices

When a moose goes down, scientists haul it out, seeking clues to the steep decline of a beloved North Woods beast. They've shown that saving it will require hard tradeoffs.


Souhan: Dungy, Favre headed to Hall with NFC Central roots

They sat next to each other on a podium after the announcement in San Francisco, and Dungy remembered Favre as an opponent and more.


Scoggins: Just the fate of a franchise is in Taylor's hands

The attention paid to Sam Mitchell has deflected focus from an issue of equal importance, if not greater: What will owner Glen Taylor do with his top leadership position?


San Fran Super Bowl brunch draws Twin Cities tourism, sports, business brass

Former Viking Matt Birk calls Super Bowl "the biggest secular holiday that we have."


Penn State rallies to get a split with Gophers

"Frustrated" and "disappointed" were the words Don Lucia used to open his postgame news conference Saturday.


Star Tribune staff picks: Carolina vs. Denver in Super Bowl 50

Star Tribune sports staff members weigh in on Sunday's big game: Broncos or Panthers?


Hartman: Super Bowl spectacle had simple beginnings in 1967

With this being Super Bowl 50 and seeing all of the enormous coverage and celebrations surrounding it, it serves as a stark contrast to Super Bowl I, then called the AFL-NFL Championship Game.


Yeo sends message by scratching underachieving Zucker, Vanek

Vanek and Zucker sit, a sign no one is untouchable in altering the Wild's course.


NBA Insider: Wiggins among rising stars Kobe Bryant says farewell to

Before he goes, Kobe Bryant is saying his own farewell to the NBA's next generation of stars, including the Wolves' Andrew Wiggins.


NHL Insider:Ex-Wild enforcer John Scott went from joke to All-Star MVP

Former Wild enforcer John Scott became quite a story.


Wild notes: Injuries to Brodin, Spurgeon another concern + Video

The Wild, a team that has been relatively healthy the past month, sustained two blows to its blue line Saturday.


Sports on TV and radio

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Sunday Q&A: Gophers women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings

Gophers women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings discussed all things her team as it prepares for an important final seven-game stretch.