Jonas Brodin out 3 to 6 weeks for Wild; Tyler Graovac recalled

Russo's Rants

Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin, who has had his name swirling in trade rumors lately, will miss three to six weeks with a broken foot.

On the NFL: Hall-of-Fame-bound Favre found glory with Vikings in 2009

Brett Favre will go into Canton as a Packers legend, but we will always remember 2009, too.

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Wolves looking for some "mo" against battered Bulls

On the Wolves

Wolves enter All-Star break with three home games, starting tonight against Chicago

Souhan: Broncos' Ware came prepared to entertain

Souhan on Sports

It's Super Bowl week, and DeMarcus Ware came prepared to entertain. He talked about playing the guitar, writing poetry, and traveling the world with his camera.

Stopping for a 'cold one' takes on new meaning on Lake of the Woods

Anglers in the lobby of Zippel Bay Resort want to know where walleyes are biting — and whether the Igloo Bar is for real. The answer lies nearly 2 miles from shore on Lake of the Woods.


Reusse: Twins might have landed a keeper in hard-throwing Rosario

Randy Rosario said his fastball will be back to the 97 miles per hour he was throwing before 2014 elbow surgery.


Kessel's two assists in return help Gophers defeat North Dakota 3-0 + Photo Gallery

Amanda Kessel rejoined the Gophers after being away for two-plus seasons.


Gophers hockey gets a win at home, jumps into first place + Photo Gallery

After two North Star Cup losses, they changed lines to beat the Nittany Lions.


In-house solutions remain the target for struggling Wild

Zach Parise says players can't just wait for a trade or a coaching change.


Minnesota's Lindsey Vonn claims 38th win in women's World Cup downhill

Lindsey Vonn is feeling very much at home in this southern German resort, on and off the hill.


Souhan: After long wait, Panthers' Rivera nears pinnacle

This week in the Bay Area, Ron Rivera's Carolina Panthers have become one of the loosest of all Super Bowl teams.


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?


Local ad agencies, companies catch digital fever around Super Bowl

It took 48 wings drenched in Blazin' sauce, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and some reconfigured GoPro cameras for Buffalo Wild Wings to create its Super Bowl ad.


Vikings' owner Mark Wilf: 'We're on to next year'

Twenty-six days after the sucker-punch finish to his team’s season, Vikings owner and President Mark Wilf was channeling his inner Bill Belichick when he declared “we’re on to next season” during a press conference.


Ex-Viking Stu Voigt, partner found guilty in bank fraud scheme

Prosecutors said Voigt and a partner misled investors in scheme that netted millions.


Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball + Video

The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino.


Plsek, Wipson, two others no longer on Gophers football roster

Tight end Lincoln Plsek and linebacker Chris Wipson, both scholarship players, are no longer with the Gophers football program, the team confirmed.


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Wolves reserve Rudez was ready when his chance came

Little-used Damjan Rudez played quality minutes and was a factor in Wednesday's victory over the Clippers.