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For Vikings draftee, biggest thrill might be meeting Adrian Peterson

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One of the nicer things for Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers, an Oklahoma native, about being drafted by the Vikings is getting to meet Adrian Peterson.

Spielman explains logic behind trading out of the third round

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Curious as to what Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was thinking when he traded out of the third round Friday night?

Gophers defensive players Murray, Campbell drafted in fourth round

Cornerback Eric Murray was the first University of Minnesota player to be selected in the draft; linebacker De'Vondre Campbell was taken nine picks later.


New name in Wild coaching search after Boudreau fired by Anaheim

Although he has little postseason success, in 681 regular-season games over nine seasons Bruce Boudreau is 409-192-80 behind the bench.


Vikings first-round pick Treadwell puts himself in Cris Carter's hands

Vikings first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell and former receiver Cris Carter, who share the same agent, spent two weeks this spring working out together daily for nearly two hours.


Derby 2016: Undefeated Nyquist headlines Kentucky Derby

The colt named for Detroit Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist is looking like a worthy successor to a sport eager to retain the new fans it gained during American Pharoah's sweep of the Triple Crown.


Vikings second-round pick touts his 'sick work ethic'

In Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander, the Vikings are getting a confident cover man who declared at the NFL scouting combine that he was the best cornerback in the draft.


Fantasy sports industry on verge of a big win at Minnesota Capitol

But it's not silencing critics who say it's still gambling.


Reusse: Canterbury Park hopes its gift to bettors gives back

Two weeks ago, Canterbury Park announced it would be making a significant cut in the share that the track takes from betting pools. The initiative drew nationwide publicity — and praise — from horse players and their organizations.


Meyer is latest addition to Twins youthful rotation + Video

Rookies Alex Meyer and Jose Berrios join Tyler Duffey, who has 62 innings in the majors, in the starting rotation. Meyer replaces Tommt Milone.


Soccer insider: 5,000-1 longshot Leicester City proof anything can happen

It's difficult for American sports fans to understand how shocking it is that Leicester City will likely win the Premier League title this season.


Draft tracker: Get the latest picks, player information and more here

Here's your guide for following the NFL draft from an assortment of angles.


Tigers pitcher Fulmer powers past Twins in MLB debut + Photo Gallery + Video

Phil Hughes gave up three runs in the first inning, all the Tigers needed Friday night to win the opener of a three-game series at Target Field.


Test your knowledge: Vikings late-round draft trivia quiz

We've been testing your Vikings draft knowledge this week with our series of quizzes. Our final quiz is about picks made by the team in the late rounds. How many of these can you recall?


Give credit to Spielman for going off-script by being predictable

By the time the Vikings picked at No. 23, Laquon Treadwell was the obvious choice for both value and need. He was the popular choice, but not the kind of choice GM Rick Spielman typically makes.


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Hamline Elite Meet wrapup: McClellon wins two races for Armstrong

Evan McClellon swept the 100- and 200-meter titles, setting a new meet record each time.