Conflict between Mike Yeo and top players is intriguing Wild subplot


RandBall writes that coach Mike Yeo "had (another) meltdown before practice Monday, which seems to be his standard approach to bad times. Neither Zach Parise nor Ryan Suter seemed particularly impressed by that."

Unlikely pairing helps Gophers push past Clemson

Freshman Jordan Murphy scored 24 points and senior Joey King added 17 as the Gophers used a new combination in the frontcourt to rally past Clemson.

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Vikings name all-state prep football team

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Gary Sloan of Grand Meadow was named coach of the year and J.D. Spielman of Eden Prairie the player of the year today when the…

Mike Modano, Chris Chelios head roster for outdoor game at TCF

Russo's Rants

Alumni from the Blackhawks will play against ex-Wild/North Stars on Feb. 20 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Scoggins: U's Claeys has right to make big moves in small window

Claeys deserves the freedom to make decisions that he feels will enable him to win in the short term to keep his job. Change can be both necessary and painful.

Mitchell won't monitor Rubio's minutes: 'I don't coach that way.'

The job of monitoring Ricky Rubio's health sits with Rubio and Arnie Kander, who said he has sometimes been more cautious than the Wolves guard would like.

Despite firings, don't expect a new-look Gophers offense

"I love 75-80 percent of what we do," Tracy Claeys said. "This isn't going to be a total overhaul." But there were reasons he felt a change had to be made.

Four-star offensive lineman Sean Foster won't play for Gophers

The 6-8, 285-pound Foster is ranked as the nation's 19th best offensive tackle in this class by He had offers from Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Kentucky when he committed to Minnesota.

It's not pretty, but Vikings happy with being a run-oriented force + Video

The Vikings are winning because of their commitment to the run through all four quarters, even if they aren't scoring many style points

After tense practice, Wild's Suter voices dismay over switch on defense

Coach Mike Yeo's line-shuffling and scolding don't sit well with star Ryan Suter., who said "I don't know what's going on there. He decided to change things up."

Star Tribune 2015-16 girls' basketball preview

A big-name coach takes over in Eden Prairie, two-time champion Park Center moves up to Class 4A and small schools with big-time programs are among the highlights of the new girls' basketball season.

Koreans in MLB tell Park: You can succeed here

Twins' prospective slugger says he's prepared for top-level baseball, just as he was prepared for Monday's snowstorm.

Our Early Look at the Seahawks: Inconsistent Seattle getting surprising taste of NFL parity

After two years of dominating the NFC with a 25-5 regular-season record, a 5-1 postseason mark and two Super Bowl appearances, the Seahawks have become the face of the roller-coaster ride that is the NFL.

Gophers still have good chance for a lower-tier bowl

While an invite to a lower-tier bowl might not seem like a big positive, one advantage to earning a trip to any bowl game is that teams are given 15 additional practices.

Lynx assistant Petersen interviews for coaching job with Sun

Originally hired as a Lynx assistant in 2008, Petersen was kept on the staff when Cheryl Reeve became coach in 2010 and has been part of three WNBA championships.

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Exum picks up teammates with fill-in work at safety

Antone Exum's first NFL start was challenging. The Vikings were facing Atlanta's Julio Jones, the league's leading receiver, on Sunday as Exum stepped in for injured safety Harrison Smith.

Ravens return blocked field goal on last play, stun Browns

Brent Urban just wanted a chance to play. Will Hill wanted redemption.

Prep athletes of the week: Blake girls' hockey star Bullock makes it 16 for eight

Blake senior Carly Bullock has scored four hat tricks en route to amassing 16 goals in her team's first eight games this season.