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Peterson plans to play this season -- only if Vikings have shot at playoffs

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson, out since a Week 2 knee injury, wants to return later this month with the hope of leading the Vikings into the postseason. But he won't play 'for obvious reasons' if the team has been eliminated.

'The original.' Harlan recalls his days as the voice of the Timberwolves

Kevin Harlan, sadly as an impartial network broadcaster, will call Thursday night’s Timberwolves game on TNT. He spent nine years as the voice of the Wolves.

Now a fixture on national broadcasts, Kevin Harlan once upon a time made early Wolves games must-listen radio.

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Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford watched from the bench against the Detroit Lions during a Thanksgiving Day loss.

State Fair chatter was all about the Vikings and the promising road ahead. By Thanksgiving, that kind of talk had evaporated faster than healthy bodies on the roster.

Molitor adjusts to 'collaboration' with new Twins bosses

How the relationship between Twins manager Paul Molitor and new Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey evolves will be worth watching in 2017.

Ranked: The 10 craziest things about the 2016 Vikings (so far)

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner left talked with rookie quarter back Teddy Bridgewater during OTA practice at Winter Park 2014 in Eden Prairie,MN.

If you feel like three seasons worth of drama have already been crammed into 12 Vikings games so far in 2016, you’re not alone.

Winter meetings will end, but trade talks will continue

The final hours of the winter meetings should be interesting Thursday as teams try to strike deals. The Dodgers have done very little so far and have the assets to execute a deal for the Twins' Brian Dozier.

Zimmer says he's 'good to go' but little else about eye surgeries

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer declined to get into details about his multiple surgeries to repair a detached retina, but did not appear concerned.

Holiday Bowl official: 'We actually felt like we got a steal with the Gophers'

Gophers running back Shannon Brooks took off on a 32-yard run aginst Northwestern on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, where the home team put together an impressive 29-12 victory to improve to 8-3 this season.

Holiday Bowl committee member Rob Beathard explained what the event's organizers saw in taking the Gophers.

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Hartman: Wilf stresses Vikings season is not over yet

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf

Zygi Wilf is hopeful that his team can repeat the 4-0, playoff-clinching finish of 2012.

Concordia (St. Paul) seeks D-II volleyball title as top seed

The Golden Bears (32-2) were named the No. 1 seed and will face No. 8 seed American International (28-6) in the quarterfinals Thursday in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

Governor added that he was "shocked" by the Vikings position.

Vikings resume practice without injured safety Harrison Smith

Minnesota Vikings Harrison Smith (22).

Smith, who has been hobbled by an ankle sprain since the Nov. 20 loss to Arizona, has yet to practice this week. He was on defense for all but one play against Dallas last Thursday.

No. 1 UConn women beat No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 for 83rd win in row

A month into the season Connecticut doesn't look quite as vulnerable as many people thought. Not after beating No. 2 Notre Dame. Not after winning its 83rd straight game.

Wild notes: Advanced stats reflect well on Niederreiter

For much of his four seasons with the Wild, Nino Niederreiter has been an analytics darling. Just don't ask him to explain how.

Prep wrestling 2016-17 season story lines

Could this be Shakopee's year?

Wolves' hot starts continually soured by blown leads

An early surge has become part of the team's early identity this season. The only problem, this identity has developed a knack for blowing these leads the way the Wolves did Tuesday.


Plenty of unsung heroes in Wild's trip-ending victory
Russo's Rants

Eric Staal scored the game-winner and Devan Dubnyk made 17 of his 35 saves in the third period as the Wild held on to beat Toronto, 3-2.

Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say
Patrick Reusse

State Fair chatter was all about the Vikings and the promising road ahead. By Thanksgiving, that kind of talk had evaporated faster than healthy bodies on the roster.


Adrian Peterson

Peterson plans to play this season -- only if Vikings have shot at playoffs

Zimmer says he's 'good to go' but little else about eye surgeries
Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say
Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, center, celebrates as the clock counts down final seconds of the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wild finishes 'long grind' of a road trip with gritty win in Toronto

Wild notes: Advanced stats reflect well on Niederreiter
NHL's new concussion spotters have had spotty results so far
Plenty of unsung heroes in Wild's trip-ending victory

Vikings and Minnesota-Sports Facilities Authority officials, along with Gov. Mark Dayton, at the ceremonial ribbon cutting for U.S. Bank Stadium when it opened in July.

Dayton has 'expressed concern' about suite use at U.S. Bank Stadium

Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'
Stadium officials clear to name suite guests, says data privacy expert
Vikings threaten to sue over talk of soccer at U.S. Bank Stadium

Poll: If Adrian Peterson right not to play if the Vikings don't have a playoff shot?


Penalty to be waived for accidental ball movement on green

Golf's governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson's penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the one-shot penalty if…


Plenty of unsung heroes in Wild's trip-ending victory

Eric Staal scored the game-winner and Devan Dubnyk made 17 of his 35 saves in the third period as the Wild held on to beat Toronto, 3-2.


"Goog-ly, Oog-ly, Oog-ly, baby!' Kevin Harlan calls the Wolves

While many of his signature calls came from his later work on a national level, Minnesotans have their own Kevin Harlan calls to remember.


Barry Switzer makes case to Trump for 'secretary of offense'

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer has made his case to be the new "secretary of offense."