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

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

Once Teddy Bridgewater is back on the practice field, the Vikings will have three weeks to determine whether to activate him. Barring setbacks, it's believed he's on track to play this season.

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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Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference

The Warriors' Stephen Curry drove past the Timberwolves' Jeff Teague during their preseason NBA game in Shanghai, China.

The West is more loaded than Bill Gates' money clip. The collection of top-tier talent on that side of the NBA makes it feel like LeBron James vs. Everybody Else.

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.

Wild's practice includes setback for Parise

Zach Parise, on brink of return, exits Wild practice early.

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.

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.

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

Healthy Bjelica looks to regain touch with Wolves

The best stretch of his NBA career ended when he injured a foot.

Jerry Zgoda's Eastern Conference power rankings

Kyrie Irving is gone to Boston, but LeBron James remains and that will be enough to keep the Cavs one of the top teams in the East.

Jerry Zgoda's Western Conference power rankings

Barring a major injury or two, is there really any reason for the other 29 to roll out the balls? The big question could be: Will the Warriors win 70?

Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1, trail ALCS 2-1

Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and a made pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting New York's deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.

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.

Not everyone satisfied with Vikings' late-game running

After two lengthy 11- and 12-play scoring drives in the third quarter, the Vikings' run game stalled when given the chance to close out a 23-10 victory over the Packers on Sunday.

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.

Glossy new Target Center unveiled after multiyear renovation

Target Center's $140 million renovation gives a new-look team a new-look arena.

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Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference
Chip Scoggins

The West is more loaded than Bill Gates' money clip. The collection of top-tier talent on that side of the NBA makes it feel like LeBron James vs. Everybody Else.

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.


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?
Not everyone satisfied with Vikings' late-game running
Reborn as a Cardinal? A look at Adrian Peterson's Arizona debut

The Wolves' draft-night trade with Chicago for three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler (23) was the first thunderbolt transaction from which everything else tumbled in a dizzying summer when eight All-Stars switched teams and the NBA’s balance of power largely continued to shift from East to West.

Flurry of offseason player movement adding intrigue to NBA season

Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference
Healthy Bjelica looks to regain touch with Wolves
Remodel sneak peek: It's Target Center, but it's not Target Center

Zach Parise had another injury setback at Monday's practice, forcing him off the rink after 25 minutes of drills.

Wild's practice includes setback for Parise

Boudreau doesn't mince words when it comes to Wild's slow start
Newcomers hold their own, but Wild veterans disappoint
Parise has injury setback, leaves Wild practice

Quarterback Demry Croft led the Gophers back into the game against Michigan State on Saturday night, but the Spartans prevailed.

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
Gophers volleyball players score conference honors

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

Prep athletes of the week: Buffalo's Aidan Bouman leads football turnaround
Top football games this week: Cooper, Irondale clash for Suburban Gold title
Top volleyball games this week: Minnetonka aims to end conference losing streak at Eden Prairie

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
Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1, trail ALCS 2-1

Katie Smith is the new coach of the New York Liberty. The former Lynx star has been an assistant with the Liberty since she retired from the WNBA in 2013.

Former Lynx star Smith named coach of Liberty

Lynx say it: Drive for five is alive
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

Kucherov scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 3-2

Nikita Kucherov is in the middle of one of those stretches when the puck seems to do whatever he wants.


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.


Gophers volleyball players score conference honors

Gophers volleyball sophomore Alexis Hart was named Big Ten player of the week on Monday, while junior Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named setter of the week for the fourth time this season.


AP source: Suspended Elliott getting emergency hearing in NY

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott are set for an emergency hearing in federal court…


LEADING OFF: Cubs try to dent Dodgers, Judge breaks loose

A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday:___PROFESSOR VS YUKyle Hendricks is set to pitch for the Cubs, who are trying to overcome…