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Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over Coyotes

Nino Niederreiter (22) celebrated the first of his two power-play goal with teammates as the Wild beat Arizona 4-3 at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 19, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild

Minnesota gave up a two-goal lead, but came through on a third-period power play.

Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau disputed a call with a referee in the third period against the Coyotes on Thursday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 19, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild

Boudreau doesn't care if his owner will see the franchise player on the third line, or if his general manager will see an expensive player on the fourth line, or if the expensive player might not be enamored with his decisions.

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Coup for U: Coveted recruit Oturu picks Gophers

Cretin-Derham Hall basketball standout Daniel Oturu announced his commitment to the Gophers.

The 6-9 Oturu is ranked No. 1 in the state's junior class by ESPN.com. He is ranked 76th nationally in 2018 by Rivals.com, 66rd by Scout.com and 63rd by 247Sports.com.

Peterson names three teams he'd like to play for, if not the Vikings

But he adds he wants to stay with the Vikings … and get his $18 million.

MN United will not rush roster

There are still spots to fill just days before the start of training camp.

Anderson: Pontoons, kayaks turn heads at Boat Show

A young family looked over a pontoon at the 2015 Minnesota Boat Show. This year’s show opened Thursday.

The appeal of pontoons is broadening as they have become more seaworthy and outfitted with bigger outboards. These more modern craft can pull tubers, wake boarders and skiers. Anglers increasingly employ pontoons as well.

Hartman: Pro Bowl bid overdue for Vikings' Joseph

Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph chased Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The first honor for the Vikings defensive tackle comes after he took his game to another level.

Hall of Fame thoughts on Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez and Trevor Hoffman

Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame inductees Jeff Bagwell, second from left, Tim Raines, third from left, and Ivan Rodriguez, second from right, are joined by President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Jeff Idelson, left, and Chairman of the Board of Directors Jane Forbes Clark as they take part in a news conference Thursday in New York.

Reaction to a first-time voter's ballot led to more argument about Cooperstown merit.

Postgame: Wasn't pretty, but two points is two points for the Wild

The Wild's Chris Stewart (7) and the Coyotes' Lawson Crouse (67) fought in the third period. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 19, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild

The Western Conference leaders survived a scare against the Arizona Coyotes by getting a late power-play goal from Nino Niederreiter.

Rubio ignoring rumors Wolves might trade him

"Just do what I do," he said. "My name or every name is going to be out there at some point, but you can only worry about things you can control. Right now, what I can control is playing my best and do what I've been doing."

Wild believes defenseman Reilly will return as 'a different player'

The former Gopher didn't play Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes, but he will surely draw into the Wild lineup this weekend after defenseman Jonas Brodin broke a finger on his right hand blocking New Jersey Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy's shot in the second period Tuesday.

Murray, Wawrinka advance to 4th round at Australian Open

Andy Murray showed no signs of trouble with his sore ankle as he advanced to the Round of 16 at the Australian Open for the ninth straight year, avoiding an upset against Sam Querrey on a mild Friday afternoon.

Listen: Grading the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead to the 2017 draft

Intro: What have we learned from the playoffs so far and is Sam Bradford ELITE; 15:00 -- Dane Brugler of CBS Sports joins to talk NFL draft and the Vikings options. 35:00 -- Breaking down Andrew Krammer's team grades. 43:00 -- Listener questions.

Listen: Talking Preps dissects the best of the bunch in boys' hockey

Prep hockey journalists David La Vaque and Loren Nelson give a 98-save performance of insights into the state of prep puck.

Minnesota United to play Croatian team in preseason

Rendering of the Minnesota United soccer stadium in St. Paul.

The Loons will face the Croatian first division team Feb. 3.

We don't know yet if Vikings' Bradford is a Super Bowl-caliber QB

Having a great quarterback is the single most important factor in being a Super Bowl contender, which brings us to an important question: do we know yet if the Vikings’ Sam Bradford is a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback?

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Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned
Jim Souhan

Boudreau doesn't care if his owner will see the franchise player on the third line, or if his general manager will see an expensive player on the fourth line, or if the expensive player might not be enamored with his decisions.

Anderson: Pontoons, kayaks turn heads at Boat Show
Dennis Anderson

The appeal of pontoons is broadening as they have become more seaworthy and outfitted with bigger outboards. These more modern craft can pull tubers, wake boarders and skiers. Anglers increasingly employ pontoons as well.


Cretin-Derham Hall basketball standout Daniel Oturu announced his commitment to the Gophers.

Coup for U: Coveted recruit Oturu picks Gophers

Reusse: Millen back with Gophers, as Lucia's undergrad assistant
Border battle a hot ticket: Gophers basketball close to first sellout in two seasons
Cretin-Derham Hall junior standout Oturu picks Gophers

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who turns 32 in March, said Thursday he believes he has five strong seasons left.

Peterson names three teams he'd like to play for, if not the Vikings

Hartman: Pro Bowl bid overdue for Vikings' Joseph
We don't know yet if Vikings' Bradford is a Super Bowl-caliber QB
Adrian Peterson admits he has eyes on hometown Texans, other teams

Nino Niederreiter (22) celebrated the first of his two power-play goal with teammates as the Wild beat Arizona 4-3 at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 19, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild

Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over Coyotes

Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned
Postgame: Wasn't pretty, but two points is two points for the Wild
Wild Minute: Wild survives a nail-biter against Arizona

The Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns celebrated a hard-fought win over the Clippers along with his 37 points Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Towns scores 37 as Wolves edge Clippers

Rubio ignoring rumors Wolves might trade him
Thibodeau seeks more consistency from Wolves subs
Gallery: Wolves 104, L.A. Clippers 101

Forest Lake's Madison Nolan scored in the second period in the Rangers' 4-1 victory over Mounds View on Thursday night.

Girls' hockey: Forest Lake jumps in front early to defeat Mounds View

Boys' hockey: Red Wing takes down Austin in Big Nine Conference play
Listen: Talking Preps dissects the best of the bunch in boys' hockey
Coup for U: Coveted recruit Oturu picks Gophers

A young family looked over a pontoon at the 2015 Minnesota Boat Show. This year’s show opened Thursday.

Anderson: Pontoons, kayaks turn heads at Boat Show

Dayton signs $500 million deal to protect rural waters
Sixth deer found with CWD in SE Minnesota
More about the Minneapolis Boat Show

Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame inductees Jeff Bagwell, second from left, Tim Raines, third from left, and Ivan Rodriguez, second from right, are joined by President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Jeff Idelson, left, and Chairman of the Board of Directors Jane Forbes Clark as they take part in a news conference Thursday in New York.

Hall of Fame thoughts on Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez and Trevor Hoffman

Newest baseball Hall of Fame members had moments vs. Twins
Reusse: Hunter will offer strong opinions in new role with Twins
Ex-Twin Carew faring well month after heart, kidney transplant

The Dream gave the franchise tag to Angel McCoughtry so that when she does decide to play again, she'll be in Atlanta.

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
Former Gophers star Whalen applauds changes, culture shift at U

Cabrera Bello leads in Abu Dhabi midway through 2nd round

Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied his final three holes to shoot a 6-under 66 Friday and take a two-stroke lead midway through second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.


The Latest: Venus Williams easily advances to 4th round

The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):


The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL's final 4 teams

The construction of a Super Bowl team starts and stops with a championship-caliber quarterback.Don't discount the importance of those in-between ingredients, though, particularly the impact…


A tournament without Djokovic to hit home in Australia

The stark reality of an Australian Open third round without Novak Djokovic — for the first time in 11 years — hits home on Saturday when the remaining players in his half of the draw, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic among them, attempt to advance to the second week of the tournament.


Goran Dragic evolving as a player and a leader for Heat

Goran Dragic has already been mentioned in trade rumors, and it's quite reasonable to think that will continue over the next few weeks.