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Scoggins: Vikings need to move on; he's just not the AP of old

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carried for two yards and a second quarter first down on the drive that netted a field goal.

Adrian Peterson's legacy as one of the Vikings' all-time greats is secure, but the fit no longer makes sense.

Twins first-round pick Kirilloff out for season, needs Tommy John surgery

Alex Kirilloff

The outfielder attempted to heal through a plasma injection, but it didn't work and will have surgery next Wednesday

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As deadline nears, it looks like Sharrif Floyd will be sticking with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Sharrif Floyd (73).

According to a league source, if Floyd can’t pass a physical by March 9, then his contract's injury guarantee comes into play, locking him in at $6.8 million for 2017.

Spring training puzzle: Where will Mauer bat in Twins order?

The question of where to slot the three-time batting champion is becoming a ticklish matter as Joe Mauer reaches the later stages of his career.

Postgame: Suter injury a concern after Wild survives Winnipeg scare

Minnesota Wild's Ryan Suter (20), Mikael Granlund (64), Mikko Koivu (9) and Jason Zucker (16) celebrate after Granlund scored, as Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Wild's 5-2 lead evaporated, but Jason Zucker's shorthanded goal with 2:10 left lifted Minnesota to a 6-5 win on the eve of the NHL trading deadline.

Hopkins holds off North in battle of defending state champs

Simon Wright's team-leading 27 points helped the Royals, who won last year's Class 4A title, beat the Class 1A-winning Polars 95-92.

With loss of LaVine, Big Three has become Big Two for Wolves

In 10 games since the Wolves' three young stars became two, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns together have averaged nearly 60 points a game while shooting better than 56 percent.

Report says Fleck violated contact rules; Gophers say coach isn't recruiting former players

A Michigan TV station reported Gophers coach P.J. Fleck contacted a former Western Michigan linebacker before he was given his release. A Gophers spokesman said Fleck isn't recruiting former players.

Rick Spielman says conversation with Adrian Peterson was 'very positive'

After chatting with a few local reporters here in Indianapolis this morning, GM Rick Spielman playfully bet us one dollar that the first question of…

Experts say Minnesota United will be awful this year -- nothing new for Minnesota expansion teams

National soccer writers are starting to weigh in with regularity on the upcoming Major League Soccer season, and the outlook from their perspective doesn't look…

Game warden shortage leaving large areas of Minnesota unpatrolled

With 23 openings expected by May, the DNR is seeking a $2.78 million budget hike from the Legislature to fill jobs.

Vikings won't exercise $18 million option on Adrian Peterson contract

The Vikings are expected to talk with Adrian Peterson's agent at the NFL combine while they also evaluate possible replacements. It's likely he's played his final down with the team.

Gophers shut out of Top 25? 'I don't care,' Pitino says

Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Gophers coach Richard Pitino thinks his team should be ranked, but he says the poll rankings are not important

Vikings head to Indianapolis with to-do list for NFL combine

Free agency plans could take shape during scouting combine.

Twins' day at camp: Injured Mike Quade can't throw batting practice

The car crash that totaled Mike Quade's SUV on Saturday might have ended his ability to throw batting practice, too.

Moss or Peterson: Who ranks higher among Vikings' all-time greats?

Adrian Peterson was one of the most gifted pure running backs in NFL history and had massive success at his position. But where does he fit in among the Vikings’ all-time greats?

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Rick Spielman says conversation with Adrian Peterson was 'very positive'
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After chatting with a few local reporters here in Indianapolis this morning, GM Rick Spielman playfully bet us one dollar that the first question of…

Experts say Minnesota United will be awful this year -- nothing new for Minnesota expansion teams
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National soccer writers are starting to weigh in with regularity on the upcoming Major League Soccer season, and the outlook from their perspective doesn't look…


Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Gophers shut out of Top 25? 'I don't care,' Pitino says

Report says Fleck violated contact rules; Gophers say coach isn't recruiting former players
Scoggins: Lots of balance, lack of ego make Gophers a joy to watch
Ice-cold Gophers women's team hoping to warm up in Big Ten tournament

Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) celebrates with Erik Haula (56) after Zucker scored against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Lucky' Wild blows three-goal lead, escapes Winnipeg with 6-5 win

Postgame: Suter injury a concern after Wild survives Winnipeg scare
Four games in four days for Wild's Graovac
Wild Minute: Wild survive near meltdown in Winnipeg

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns celebrates with Andrew Wiggins after hitting a game-winning shot last April.

With loss of LaVine, Big Three has become Big Two for Wolves

Wolves: Better chance at NBA playoffs than the No. 1 draft pick
Warriors lose Durant to injury, lose game to Wizards 112-108
Preview: Wolves vs. Utah

Kenji Moua of the Generation X soccer team blocked a shot during a 4 on 4 game at the National Sports Center Sunday February 19, 2017 in Blaine, MN.

MLS debut gives soccer a new stage in Minnesota

Pique and Ramos in spat as title race heats up in Spain
Goal-line technology may have ended PSV's Dutch title hopes
Ibrahimovic will 'stop on top' but is coy on United future

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tried to step out of a tackle by Indianapolis Colts free safety Darius Butler ( after catching a pass for a one yard gain in December.

Vikings won't exercise $18 million option on Adrian Peterson contract

Scoggins: Vikings need to move on; he's just not the AP of old
Vikings head to Indianapolis with to-do list for NFL combine
Rick Spielman says conversation with Adrian Peterson was 'very positive'

Hopkins holds off North in battle of defending state champs

Breck shows its muscle against Minneapolis, advances to section title match
Delano tears through Blake with three-goal first period
New Prague rolls in first half, glides past Holy Family Catholic

DNR game wardens are spread thinly in parts of the state because of so many unfilled positions. The DNR is asking the Legislature for $2.78 million more in each of the next two years to fill them.

Game warden shortage leaving large areas of Minnesota unpatrolled

Anderson: Submerged vehicles are Mille Lacs salvage company's specialty
Leaning on their own outdoors lives, and connecting with young people
Sharpshooters kill about 72 deer in southeast, hoping to halt spread of CWD

With his once-formidable hitting skills hitting a wall, Joe Mauer may have to accept a batting order change.

Spring training puzzle: Where will Mauer bat in Twins order?

Twins pitchers rocked in 19-0 loss to Tampa Bay
Twins' day at camp: Injured Mike Quade can't throw batting practice
Twins first-round pick Kirilloff out for season, needs Tommy John surgery

Six-time WNBA All-Star and former Lynx player Taj McWilliams-Franklin has been named an assistant coach for the Dallas Wings.

Former Lynx center McWilliams-Franklin named Dallas assistant

'Use real statistics'; WNBA player, broadcaster respond to Wiggins' bullying claim
Former Lynx player Wiggins criticizes WNBA, says she was harassed for being heterosexual
Lynx sign veteran forward Plenette Pierson

'Simple bump' led Aaron Hernandez to kill 2, prosecutor says

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez killed two men in a hail of gunfire after he became enraged by "a simple bump, a spilled drink and an exchange of looks" in a Boston nightclub, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements in the double-murder trial.


Salary cap for 2017 season is $167 million, up $12 million

The NFL salary cap for the upcoming season will be $167 million per team, up more than $12 million over last year.


The Latest: Canadiens acquire F Dwight King from LA

The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern):12:35 p.m.The Montreal Canadiens have made another move, acquiring forward Dwight King in a trade with…


The Latest: Vikings keep door open to bringing back Peterson

The Latest from the NFL's annual scouting combine in Indianapolis (all times local):


AP Source: Panthers add Vanek on NHL trade deadline day

Thomas Vanek is headed to the Florida Panthers, who added some offensive punch on trade-deadline day in an effort to get back to the playoffs for a second straight season.