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'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

Case Keenum threw for a career-high 369 yards, throwing three touchdown passes behind an offensive line that allowed him to get hit only four times all afternoon.

Goldy runs over youth football player during Vikings mascot game

There was a mascot vs. youth football players game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday as part of the Vikings halftime festivities. It didn't go well for one of the youngsters.

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Vikings' defense breaks a slump with three game-changing interceptions

Safety Andrew Sendejo was congratulated by Stefon Diggs (14), Xavier Rhodes (29) and Eric Kendricks (54) after an interception Sunday.

The Vikings were one of only three NFL defenses entering Sunday without having a takeaway. That sore spot was healed during the victory over Tampa Bay.

Closing in: Sweep gives Twins 4 1/2-game Wild Card lead, 6 games left

At 82-74, the Twins are the first team since Seattle in 2009 — and the 13th team ever — to have a winning record the year after losing 100-plus games.

Souhan: Trump's words brought the sports world together for a day

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, center, takes a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Minneapolis.

What Colin Kaepernick began with a knee, President Trump accelerated with a speech that turned pro sports into an awkward bastion of protests.

Lynx misery times three: Watch these final seconds losses to L.A.

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) celebrated with guard Chelsea Gray (12) after a traveling violation was called against Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) with :01 left on the clock, sealing a victory for Los Angeles.

For those of you with short memories, Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Sparks in the WNBA Finals wasn't the only end-game heartbreaker for the Lynx.

Thibodeau wants Wolves players to speak freely, stand during anthem

The NBA has had a longtime rule that requires players, coaches and trainers to stand during the national anthem.

Blue-collar forward Daniel Winnik punches in for the Wild

When the Wild obtained veteran forward Daniel Winnik this month, it reunited coach Bruce Boudreau with someone who played big minutes for him with Anaheim

Four-star basketball recruit Hunter cancels Gophers visit

The 6-foot-3 Indianapolis combo guard has already taken official visits to Purdue and Ohio State. He'd been expected to check out Minnesota this weekend.

Hartman: Vikings' Keenum has spelled trouble for the Buccaneers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

The star of the Vikings' win has come up big vs. the Buccaneers each of the past three seasons.

Five extra points: Thielen's grab, a free play and Robison's young man's day

The catch of the year so far came on the third play of Sunday's game 34-17 win over the Buccaneers at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Gophers at Purdue on Oct. 7 will be at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2

Minnesota will try to extend its winning streak to five games against the Boilermakers.

After falling behind 28-2, frantic Lynx comeback falls just short

The comeback was no consolation for coach Cheryl Reeve after an 85-84 loss to the Sparks in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals at Williams Arena.

Scoggins: Moore steps up in crunch time, but Sparks' Gray has answer

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) celebrated with guard Chelsea Gray (12) after a traveling violation was called against Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) with :01 left on the clock, sealing a victory for Los Angeles.

The difference in Chelsea Gray being the hero instead of Maya Moore came down to the final seconds of a thrilling Game 1.

Vikings took care of priority: Keeping handle on Bucs' McCoy

On Sunday, the Vikings wrecked Tampa Bay's 6-4, 300-pound wrecking ball.

Wolves missing their old teammate Zach LaVine

His absence has been noticed in the early days of the Wolves' San Diego training camp by those who know him best.

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Four-star basketball recruit Hunter cancels Gophers visit
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The 6-foot-3 Indianapolis combo guard has already taken official visits to Purdue and Ohio State. He'd been expected to check out Minnesota this weekend.

Lynx misery times three: Watch these final seconds losses to L.A.
The Lynx Beat

For those of you with short memories, Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Sparks in the WNBA Finals wasn't the only end-game heartbreaker for the Lynx.


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks
Robison: 'We were able to stand up and make a big-time statement'
Vikings took care of priority: Keeping handle on Bucs' McCoy

Gophers middle blocker Regan Pittman (21) sent the ball over the net as Michigan outside hitter Carly Skjodt (18) leapt to defend in the first set Friday night.

Gophers volleyball opens Big Ten play with four-set win over Michigan

Flyin' Fleck: Gophers coach uses helicopter to drop in on recruits Friday night
Eden Prairie star, Gophers recruit Sapp out for season with knee injury
Four-star basketball recruit Hunter cancels Gophers visit

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Closing in: Sweep gives Twins 4 1/2-game Wild Card lead, 6 games left

With Sano out, Escobar surprised by his burst of power
Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins
Postseason field almost set, but HR chases providing drama

Breck quarterback David Roddy.

Breck, led by 6-5 quarterback, matches win total of last season in first three games

Totino-Grace midfielder back on pitch after brain trauma
Running on Rosemount's cross-country is another bond joining twins
Rosemount's defense shuts down Farmington

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns wrote an essay on racism in America published by the Players’ Tribune.

Thibodeau wants Wolves players to speak freely, stand during anthem

Wolves missing their old teammate Zach LaVine
Wolves aim to bond on long trek to China
Q&A: Timberwolves 7-footer Justin Patton

Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray (12) shoots the game-winning shot as Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) and guard Seimone Augustus (33) apply pressure.

After falling behind 28-2, frantic Lynx comeback falls just short

For the fourth time in six finals appearances, Lynx drop Game 1 at home
Gray's jumper helps Sparks avoid collapse in Game 1
Lynx misery times three: Watch these final seconds losses to L.A.

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

Willy Smith, left, of Willmar, and his son Matthew, tracked a pair of Canada geese that flew over their blind in the Minnesota River Valley backwaters Saturday.

Anderson: Ducks scarce at Minnesota River hunting reunion

Wilderness is deeper than pristine beauty, writer says. At its core is human history.
Most Minnesotan race ever? A canoe portaging division in Ely half marathon
DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

Felony complaints filed against 9 suspended Florida players

Standout receiver Antonio Callaway and running back Jordan Scarlett are among nine Florida players facing felony fraud charges for allegedly transferring money from a stolen credit card and using it to buy electronics.


The Latest: Kanter believes Westbrook will stay in OKC

The Latest on Monday's events from NBA media days (all times local):___2:10 p.m.Enes Kanter had dinner with Russell Westbrook the night he learned he was…


Weekly state high school volleyball rankings

The Associated Press poll for Minnesota girls' volleyball, as provided by the state coaches' association on Monday, Sept. 25. First-place votes are in parentheses.Top 10…


Cavaliers expect guard Thomas to play in games by January

Isaiah Thomas could be running the point for Cleveland by the end of the year.


US Open finalists knocked out in first round at Wuhan Open

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and runner-up Madison Keys were knocked out of the Wuhan Open in the first round on Monday.