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Cheeseheads shred their Packers after title-game loss

A Green Bay Packers fan watched play during the second half of the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

You thought the Packers had a pretty good season, right? Well, there was some pretty good blame-throwing after Green Bay was whipped in the NFC Championship Game. Take a look.

Timberwolves buy D-League team in Des Moines

By buying the Iowa Energy, the Wolves position themselves alongside such teams as San Antonio, Houston and Oklahoma City that have used a league started in 2001 with to nurture their own young talent.

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Woodbury's Kallman first Minnesotan added to United roster

Minnesota United FC defender Brent Kallman (top)

Defender Brent Kallman, who grew up in Woodbury and attended high school there, joins newly signed Ibson and four others who played with the Loons during their NASL days.

Coyle hopes to snap out of scoring slump for Wild

Scoring slumps have been an annual thing for the Wild winger, and they usually aren't because he's snake-bit.

Gophers' Pitino wants Lynch to get ball more often

Gophers 6-10 junior center Reggie Lynch (22) is the team’s sixth-leading scorer with 8.1 points per game on 52.2 percent shooting (24-for-46) in Big Ten play this season.

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino talked Sunday on the radio about center Reggie Lynch and talented freshmen Amir Coffey and Eric Curry.

Two ex-Gophers help Falcons steamroll Packers, reach Super Bowl

Ra’Shede Hageman and De’Vondre Campbell, two former Gophers defensive standouts, played important roles in Atlanta's thumping of Green Bay.

Despite disappointing 2016 season, Vikings' Barr going to Pro Bowl

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr

A few weeks ago, coach Mike Zimmer admitted that in his disappointing third NFL season, Anthony Barr had showed “a tendency to coast.”

Here are six NFL fan bases satisfied with the season

By Michael Rand's count, there were six NFL teams who satisfied their fans this season with their performances — with the possibility of a seventh joining the mix in a couple weeks.

Vikings assistant GM Paton to interview with Colts

George Paton, who has been Rick Spielman’s right-hand man in Minnesota since 2006, is also a finalist for the open GM job with the 49ers.

Prep athletes of the week: Two-way Tartan center explodes for seven goals in 'dominating' stretch

Senior Sam Lindahl, known more for his defense, scored seven goals in back-to-back victories after being limited to nine tallies in the Titans' first 14 games.

Boys' hockey top games this week: Minnetonka, Edina clash in unpredictable Lake Conference

The Hornets play host to the Skippers in a decisive conference battle Thursday.

Girls' hockey top games this week: Forest Lake, East Ridge clash in Suburban East

The Rangers defense will be put to the test against high-scoring Raptors forward Grace Heiting on Wednesday.

Boys' basketball top games this week: Eden Prairie, Edina duel in Lake Conference rivalry

The Eagles visit their west-metro rival Hornets for a pivotal game in the Lake Conference standings Friday.

Girls' basketball top games this week: Northwest Suburban rivals Park Center, Champlin Park clash

The Pirates, fresh off three consecutive state tournament trips, contend with the Rebels on Tuesday.

Souhan: Signs point toward a dramatic Super Bowl

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan spiked the ball after scoring on a quarterback keeper against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

The NFL could use a dramatic Super Bowl. Only two of this year's playoff games have been decided by fewer than two touchdowns.

In-season goalie gear switch irritates Wild's Dubnyk

The Wild goaltender doesn't like changing equipment as it is, let alone in the middle of the hockey season.

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Here are six NFL fan bases satisfied with the season
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By Michael Rand's count, there were six NFL teams who satisfied their fans this season with their performances — with the possibility of a seventh joining the mix in a couple weeks.

Blowing 5-0 to Super Bowl a year later? Vikings can follow Falcons
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The Falcons started 5-0 last season before losing eight of their final 11 games, including one to the Vikings, to finish at .500. Sound familiar?


Gophers 6-10 junior center Reggie Lynch (22) is the team’s sixth-leading scorer with 8.1 points per game on 52.2 percent shooting (24-for-46) in Big Ten play this season.

Gophers' Pitino wants Lynch to get ball more often

Two ex-Gophers help Falcons steamroll Packers, reach Super Bowl
Minnesota Scene: Gophers wrestlers trounce Indiana
So close: Final shot in OT hits rim, Gophers lose to Wisconsin

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) broke away from Atlanta defenders during a run in the third quarter.

Blowing 5-0 to Super Bowl a year later? Vikings can follow Falcons

Despite disappointing 2016 season, Vikings' Barr going to Pro Bowl
Cheeseheads shred their Packers after title-game loss
Two ex-Gophers help Falcons steamroll Packers, reach Super Bowl

Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) watches the replay after he was unable to score on Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the first period.

Coyle hopes to snap out of scoring slump for Wild

Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators
In-season goalie gear switch irritates Wild's Dubnyk
Postgame: Lethargic Wild gives away two-goal lead

Timberwolves buy D-League team in Des Moines

Towns, Dunn spark Wolves to fifth win in seven games
Towns' rebounding on the rise for Wolves
Postgame: Wolves win in crunch time again

The Minnetonka boys' hockey team has won three consecutive games heading into Thursday night's Lake Conference clash with rival Edina.

Boys' hockey top games this week: Minnetonka, Edina clash in unpredictable Lake Conference

Girls' basketball top games this week: Northwest Suburban rivals Park Center, Champlin Park clash
Prep athletes of the week: Two-way Tartan center explodes for seven goals in 'dominating' stretch
Boys' basketball top games this week: Eden Prairie, Edina duel in Lake Conference rivalry

Authorities said Terry Brisk, shown with a buck he shot a few years ago, was killed by a gunshot wound while hunting Nov. 7 and that it’s being investigated as a homicide.

Minn. deer hunter's death remains 'such a mystery'

Anderson: CWD requires decisive management action
A Minnesota kid who was a fiddling fool runs with his passion for music, hunting
Skinny-ski pass system can be a head-scratcher in Minnesota

J.T. Chargois posted an 8.49 ERA in his first 12 relief appearances with the Twins in 2016, but it fell to 0.79 over his final 13.

Reusse: Young bullpen arms leave Twins wanting more

Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes
Report: Kurt Suzuki reaches one-year deal with Atlanta
Hall of Fame thoughts on Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez and Trevor Hoffman

Lynx star Maya Moore, left, was among those interviewed about the basketball-playing legacy of President Obama -- and how she got hustled during a White House visit with her college team.

Maya Moore on hoops with (and getting hustled by) Obama

WNBA free agency begins
Lynx star Moore hopes UConn breaks her team's record 90-game winning streak
WNBA's new security app put to test quickly

Quarterfinal Tuesday at Australian Open: Venus opens play

It's quarterfinal Tuesday for half of the men's and women's draws at the Australian Open, with Venus Williams and Roger Federer among those looking to advance to the final four of the year's first Grand Slam tournament.


Packers look for next step after another NFC title game loss

With Aaron Rodgers in his prime, the Green Bay Packers should always be a contender to get to the Super Bowl.


Rays trade Forsythe to Dodgers for De Leon, add Tolleson

Second baseman Logan Forsythe has been traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Jose De Leon.


Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators

If you're a Wild fanatic who doubles as a worrywart, there was a laundry list of things to be concerned about Sunday night.


Patriots' defense ignored critics on the way to Super Bowl

There's a mantra that players quickly come to learn when they play for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.