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Remodel sneak peek: It's Target Center, but it's not Target Center

The new ticket lobby at Target Center a perfect microcosm of the entire $140 million project — and, really, the entire Timberwolves franchise.

National views: Was Barr's hit on Rodgers dirty? Are Packers finished?

In one play during the first quarter, The Packers went from Super Bowl contenders to scrambling to reassemble their season after Aaron Rodgers wasinjured.

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Parise has injury setback, leaves Wild practice

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The Wild had hoped to have Zach Parise back in the lineup Friday, but he left the ice at Monday's Wild practice after about 25 minutes.

Croft or Rhoda? Fleck won't reveal Saturday's quarterback vs. Illini

Demry Croft led a comeback attempt vs. Michigan State, but Conor Rhoda has been the starter all season. We don't know if the loss to the Spartans was enough to prompt a change.

Gophers guard Mason selected to Bob Cousy Award watch list

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Nate Mason (2) gestures to his teammates after entering the game during the first half.

Minnesota senior Nate Mason was named Monday as one of the 20 preseason candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard

Reborn as a Cardinal? A look at Adrian Peterson's Arizona debut

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr. (11) celebrated a touchdown against Tampa Bay by his new teammate, running back Adrian Peterson, during the first half Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

Adrian Peterson had a really big day on Sunday in his Arizona Cardinals debut, setting off the hype meter in some places while raising caution flags in others.

Demands of year-round sports are pushing kids to the limit

Minnesota athletes are pushing themselves to extremes, developing highly polished skills while families make major investments of money and time. The first of our three-part series examines how all of those hours bring increased risks of injury -- and burnout.

Dodging Rodgers: Vikings top Packers, aim to take control of NFC North

The Vikings and Packers both now have to trudge through the season with quarterback issues after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone early in Sunday's game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Packers coach calls Barr's hit on Rodgers 'totally unnecessary'

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was tackled just after passing by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in the first quarter Sunday and broke his collarbone when he hit the ground. Packers coach Mike McCarthy called the hit "totally unnecessary."

Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't happy with Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.

Glossy new Target Center unveiled after multiyear renovation

The Timberwolves kick off the season in their new home Friday.

Vikings' QB situation becomes more interesting with Bridgewater back

The smart money would be on Case Keenum starting Sunday against the Ravens. But this being the Vikings, nothing is certain and things are about to get a lot more interesting.

Rick Pitino out at Louisville as expected amid federal probe

Rick Pitino has been able to roam the sidelines as Louisville's iconic men's basketball coach, even defiantly at times, holding onto his job amid a series of highly embarrassing missteps off the court.

Scoggins: Packers lost their 'heartbeat' when Rodgers went out

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left the game after a hit by Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr early in Sunday's game. Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone and could be done for the season.

A season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers would be seismic under any circumstance, but unlike the Vikings, the Packers can't rely on their defense to bail them out.

Souhan: Despite flawed quarterback options, Vikings control division

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) throws against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

If Teddy Bridgewater is cleared to practice and looks like the team's best quarterback, the Vikings will face a torturous decision under radically revamped circumstances.

Not everyone is satisfied with Vikings' run game in closing minutes vs. Packers

The Vikings run game really hasn't missed a step since Dalvin Cook was lost for the season.

Boudreau doesn't mince words when it comes to Wild's slow start

The Wild's severely depleted lineup is no excuse for lapses, coach Bruce Boudreau said after the team started the young season 1-1-2.

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Packers coach calls Barr's hit on Rodgers 'totally unnecessary'
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Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't happy with Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.

Gophers guard Mason selected to Bob Cousy Award watch list
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Minnesota senior Nate Mason was named Monday as one of the 20 preseason candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard


Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is cleared to practice more than a year after suffering a career-threatening knee injury.

Bridgewater cleared for practice; Vikings plan to bring him along slowly

National views: Was Barr's hit on Rodgers dirty? Are Packers finished?
Reborn as a Cardinal? A look at Adrian Peterson's Arizona debut
Packers coach calls Barr's hit on Rodgers 'totally unnecessary'

Remodel sneak peek: It's Target Center, but it's not Target Center

Spurs say All-Star Leonard won't play Wednesday against Wolves
Glossy new Target Center unveiled after multiyear renovation
Take a photo tour of the renovated Target Center

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Parise has injury setback, leaves Wild practice

Boudreau doesn't mince words when it comes to Wild's slow start
Newcomers hold their own, but Wild veterans disappoint
Columbus spoils Wild's home opener with overtime victory

Quarterback Demry Croft led the Gophers back into the game against Michigan State on Saturday night, but the Spartans prevailed. (Star Tribune photo by ELIZABETH FLORES, liz.flores@startribune.com)

Croft or Rhoda? Fleck won't reveal Saturday's quarterback vs. Illini

Gophers guard Mason selected to Bob Cousy Award watch list
McManus' hat trick gives Gophers hockey a split with Penn State
Rick Pitino out at Louisville as expected amid federal probe

Totino-Grace freshman Luke Rooker grabbed his hockey gear from his father's truck as he walked into the Brooklyn Park Community Center ice arena for practice.

Demands of year-round sports are pushing kids to the limit

Northfield football eyeing spot at state
Southwest Christian volleyball rose from humble start
With coach back, Champlin Park hoping to win state volleyball title

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner hits a game-winning, three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1213362

Turner homers in 9th, Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras no-shows at plate for Cubs in NLCS
Altuve's dash lifts Verlander, Astros over Yanks in Game 2
Dodgers' exciting Puig might just have his struggles licked

Finals MVP Sylvia Fowles, facing camera, celebrated with Lynx teammate Renee Montgomery as confetti fell Wednesday in Williams Arena.

Lynx say it: Drive for five is alive

Katie Smith named coach of the New York Liberty
Fans and Lynx rock the Barn anew, this time in WNBA title celebration
Q&A: Lynx assistant Patterson says this is Lynx's decade in WNBA

DNR conservation officer Lt. Gary Nordseth checks Gov. Mark Dayton’s license before he went afield Saturday, first day of the 2017 ringneck season.

Anderson: Pheasant season begins at governor's invitation, Marshall's hospitality

Cyclists, drivers, pedestrians: How well do you know Minn. bike laws?
Minnesota to collar more than 100 deer to fine-tune fight against CWD
Review: 'American Wolf' explores clash over the gray wolf

Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again

Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym right away with plans to get back to the big stage. To win another ring.


Spurs say All-Star Leonard won't play Wednesday against Wolves

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard needs more time to get his injured thigh muscle right.


Sloppy Saints to put in extra work after win over Lions

A victory normally earns New Orleans Saints players a day off the day after the game.


AP Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension

LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs have at times seemed an ill-fitting pair, with a player who spent nine years in another franchise before…


Questions and answers about Colin Kaepernick's grievance

backups, and even starters — who have managed to find jobs on NFL rosters this season.