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Vikings' suddenly unstable line feels all too familiar

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers sacked Vikings quarterback Case Keenum in the first half Sunday.

Injuries and an unimpressive display in Carolina have revived a major story line from 2016.

Scoggins: Osseo boxer Truax is a true Cinderella Man

Caleb Truax, at age 34, upset James DeGale of Britain for the IBF supermiddleweight title Saturday.

In an outcome that stunned the boxing world, Truax captured the world title by majority decision Saturday -- after nearly quitting the sport last year.

Scores, schedules and stats

Suter's surge supplies stability amid turmoil for Wild

After his defensive partner Jared Spurgeon went down last month because of a groin strain, the play of Ryan Suter (20) in his own end only seemed to become more critical to a Wild team once again needing to overcome more adversity.

Without defenseman Jared Spurgeon, team has leaned on him for more.

Twins have stocked up on trading pieces

That might be the route to go to land an established pitcher.

Pieces are starting to fall into place for the Philadelphia 76ers

The league's laughingstock not so long ago while they accumulated both draft picks and losses galore, the Sixers are must-see TV after they patiently waited a full season or more for young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to heal from injury.

Apple Valley's Steveson poised for another monster season

Senior wrestler Gable Steveson, who has committed to Minnesota, has his sights on another state title before graduating.

Gophers address offensive line needs during big recruiting weekend

Four-star guard Curtis Dunlap from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., gave his verbal commitment to the Gophers football team last weekend.

With verbal commitments from three huge linemen, coach P.J. Fleck landed help for the present and future.

Morris tells writers no hard feelings over years of Hall of Fame snubs

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell went through 15 years of rejection by baseball writers on their ballots before they were voted in by a 16-person Hall of Fame committee.

Postgame: Pitino tells Gophers they have to earn NCAA tourney berth

Gophers coach Richard Pitino tells his players after Monday's 68-67 win against Drake that they need to play better if they want to make the NCAA tournament at the end of the season.

Griffen's recovery regimen, physical play makes even his wife jealous

NFL games are hard on the body, so Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen takes great care of himself after hours of grueling play.

Imagine if Wolves hadn't overhauled their roster for this season

Minnesota’s remade roster is 16-11 and in first place in the Northwest Division. But that hasn't done a lot to curtail the griping common during the ugly seasons.

Twins look well-positioned to package prospects to land pitcher

If Tampa Bay is serious about listening to offers for staff ace Chris Archer, the Twins look to be in position to package an offer. And yes, the Twins are interested in Archer if he is available.

The Twins spent Monday speaking with clubs and agents about upgrades for their pitching staff during the first full day of the winter meetings

Three important takeaways from the Vikings' 31-24 loss at Carolina

The Vikings were only penalized twice in the game Sunday, but both of the infractions — which occurred on the same Panthers drive in the first quarter — proved to be costly.

Prep athletes of the week: Morgan Hill charts own basketball success at Minneapolis South

Being Tayler Hill's younger sister is a complicated thing, but Morgan Hill is a pretty fine basketball player in her own right.

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part.

Bud Armstrong, longtime Star Tribune sports desk editor, dies at 79

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Scoggins: Osseo boxer Truax is a true Cinderella Man
Chip Scoggins

In an outcome that stunned the boxing world, Truax captured the world title by majority decision Saturday -- after nearly quitting the sport last year.

Anderson: Narrow scope helps hunters keep fruitful bird fields intact
Dennis Anderson

By hunting small flocks and bringing less noise, fruitful bird fields remain so


Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers sacked Vikings quarterback Case Keenum in the first half Sunday.

Vikings' suddenly unstable line feels all too familiar

Griffen's recovery regimen, physical play makes even his wife jealous
Vikings-Packers for a Super Bowl spot? Here's a path to that chaos
Three important takeaways from the Vikings' 31-24 loss at Carolina

The franchise: 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) averages 23.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

Pieces are starting to fall into place for the Philadelphia 76ers

Imagine if Wolves hadn't overhauled their roster for this season
Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas
Wolves-Philadelphia game preview

After his defensive partner Jared Spurgeon went down last month because of a groin strain, the play of Ryan Suter (20) in his own end only seemed to become more critical to a Wild team once again needing to overcome more adversity.

Suter's surge supplies stability amid turmoil for Wild

Wild signs third-round pick Lodnia
Postgame: Penalties sting but don't sink Wild
Wild's Suter among league's minutes played leaders

Gophers junior forward Jordan Murphy scored two of his 24 points on a dunk in the first half. He also had 18 rebounds.

Gophers survive close call, hold off Drake

Gophers address offensive line needs during big recruiting weekend
Postgame: Pitino tells Gophers they have to earn NCAA tourney berth
What do 768 pounds of recruited Gophers linemen look like?

Apple Valley's Gable Steveson enters this season with 134 consecutive victories to go with his two state championships at 220 pounds and another at heavyweight last year after pinning his final opponent in an astonishing 11 seconds.

Apple Valley's Steveson poised for another monster season

Gymnastics story lines, 10 teams to watch and athletes to follow
Boys' swimming story lines, metro swimmers and divers to watch
Girls' and boys' Nordic skiing story lines, skiers to watch

if the Twins could swing a trade for an established pitcher — and one might be available — they might to be in a better position than many teams to craft an offer out of their group of prospects, according to Twins baseball boss Derek Falvey.

Twins have stocked up on trading pieces

Twins look well-positioned to package prospects to land pitcher
Morris tells writers no hard feelings over years of Hall of Fame snubs
First full day complete for the Twins at the winter meetings

The Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen interviewed the Wolves’ Jimmy Butler for a Fox Sports North telecast. She’ll help call eight games this season.

Whalen gets on other side of mic with Wolves' TV broadcast team

Lynx's Whalen to be a part of 8 Wolves broadcasts
Lynx's Moore named Sports Illustrated's Performer of the Year
WNBA president expects Liberty to stay in New York

Tests found no chronic wasting disease in more than 11,000 deer shot by hunters in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota this fall, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

Tests show no spread of chronic wasting disease in Minnesota

Anderson: Narrow scope helps hunters keep fruitful bird fields intact
Merchant retiring after 30 years at Minnesota DNR
Minnesota's skiers need a Plan B. It's in the U.P.

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1

Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss.


Monday's prep results

Here's Monday's high school sports results:


Merchant retiring after 30 years at Minnesota DNR

DNR official Steve Merchant wants others to champion the outdoors.


Anderson: Narrow scope helps hunters keep fruitful bird fields intact

By hunting small flocks and bringing less noise, fruitful bird fields remain so


Better reliability and team harmony keys to Hamilton's title

Lewis Hamilton credits improved reliability from Mercedes and a better relationship with his teammate as key factors behind his fourth Formula One championship.