Koivu, Parise, Suter model Wild's new outdoor game sweaters

Russo's Rants

The Wild's Stadium Series sweaters were unveiled today

Is Mauer in Twins' lineup? 'Right now, near the top,' Molitor says

Twins Insider

Fans predict reshuffled batting order, but manager defends his placement of veteran second or third

Our Early Look at the Falcons: Uh-oh. Another potent team poised to bounce back

Access Vikings

This week, the Vikings travel to Atlanta to face another streaky team. The Falcons started 5-0, but have gone 1-4 since then, including a current three-game losing streak.

Scores, schedules and stats

Rayno: A look at the next month for Gophers' basketball

Gold in the Barn

The question now is whether Minnesota can move past a bad long weekend and pick up some steam through the rest of this month and next – or whether a not-so-easy slate between now and New Year's will put the Gophers on the path toward the basement.

Home losing streak ended, now the Wolves get Atlanta

On the Wolves

Nemanja Bjelica is still questionable for Wednesday night's game with sore knee.

Report: Big Ten, led by Lucia, wants age restrictions in college hockey

College Hockey News has an interesting and wide-ranging piece about a proposed rule the NCAA is poised to vote on soon that would decrease by one year the age limit for incoming recruits in college hockey.

U regents say they were kept in dark about Teague complaints

Regents say they were kept in the dark initially as sexual harassment complaints led to resignation of Norwood Teague.

Leidner, Stave should be good to go Saturday

Mitch Leidner and Joel Stave were both dinged up after last week's games, but signs point to both playing Saturday, when the Gophers meet the Badgers.

Reusse: After nearly dying, Rod Carew awaits heart transplant

Rod Carew was so meticulous about matters big and small that he was the last man I would have expected to have a heart attack sneak up on him.

Wiggins' big fourth quarter rallies Wolves past winless Sixers + Photo Gallery + Video

The reigning Rookie of the Year scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter.

Vikings hoping to quickly shake off tough loss + Video

Coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t want the Vikings’ glum mood to linger.

Drop the puck: Star Tribune 2015 boys' hockey preview

Can last year's state champs from Lakeville North and East Grand Forks hold off their top challengers? Who are the best of the best players in the metro area? Here's our look at the top teams and players to watch.

Scoggins: Okafor wins showdown but Wolves chose right with Towns

If judged by a single-game knee-jerk snapshot Monday, the Wolves turned in the wrong name. If examined more reasonably through a longer lens, the Wolves got it right in selecting Towns.

Parise's knee still not strong enough to practice

The Wild star’s limitations mean he figures to spend at least another week out; Justin Fontaine is back.

Bowl game with a losing record? NCAA developing a plan

Minnesota is one of those schools that could benefit. The Gophers are 5-6 going into Saturday's game at Wisconsin, a team they haven't beaten since 2003.

Disappearance of Mike Wallace from Vikings offense is stunning

The Vikings' wide receiver, who was considered a key acquisition in the offseason, has practically disappeared from the Vikings offense in recent weeks.

Wolves' Muhammad gets bigger bench role

Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad’s promised promotion to more playing time begs the age-old question: Do you play more because you have played better or do you play better when you play more?

Brooks wins third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Gophers freshman Shannon Brooks was honored again Monday after rushing for 174 yards and three touchdowns against Illinois.

Matt Vensel's Three Takeaways from the Vikings-Packers game

Football fans around the country can be forgiven for not realizing that the Vikings have one of the NFC’s better teams. Sunday’s 30-13 loss to the Packers was their first game in front of a nationwide audience since the season-opening dud against the 49ers.

Line takes blame for part of Vikings' woes

The line accounted for three of the Vikings’ eight penalties — a fourth was declined — and allowed six sacks in the 30-13 loss to the Packers.