Wild's late frenzy falls short in 3-2 loss to Vancouver

The Canucks were only the second team to win at the X this season.

Wolves' subs fend off Atlanta 99-95, complete season sweep of Hawks

Minnesota took the season series 2-0 by rallying to beat Atlanta.

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Postgame: 'Half speed, half intensity' costs Wild

Russo's Rants

The Wild threw away a winnable game against a beatable Vancouver opponent Wednesday night. The good news is Zach Parise is close to returning.

Pitino says help defense is the key to not fouling

Gold in the Barn

The Gophers have collected 48 fouls in the last two games, and foul trouble contributed to Minnesota’s 81-68 loss to Texas Tech on Sunday.

Fat bike fever? Freewheel Bike event in Minneapolis might be the cure

December’s Winterbike Expo will speak to the ever-evolving fat bike universe.

Vikings won't sacrifice defensive scheme just to get more turnovers

Through four games, the Vikings had eight takeaways, at least one in each game. In six games since then, they’ve had three takeaways, four games with none. But the slumping Falcons have been turnover-prone.

Hartman: Kill reflects on accomplishments with Gophers' football program

The Gophers turned around, on the field and off, because of ex-coach Jerry Kill's influence.

Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain

The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.

Gophers clinch share of Big Ten volleyball title + Photo Gallery

The Gophers rallied for a five-set victory at home over Ohio State.

Vikings' safety Harrison Smith sits out practice

Four days before Sunday’s road matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, Harrison Smith downplayed concerns about the severity of his injury.

Wolves notes: Wiggins flies by first line of defense

When Andrew Wiggins is in attack mode late in a close game, the first thing he looks at when he gets the ball is not the fellow guarding him.

Must-read: a portrait of Kevin Garnett, the zealous mentor

Jackie MacMullan, a gifted basketball writer who watched Kevin Garnett play in Boston and is now with ESPN, has written a very good piece about the notion of KG as a mentor.

Wild notes: Dubnyk keeps up heavy workload

Twelve consecutive starts for Devan Dubnyk is nothing compared to his 38 in a row for the Wild last season, which is only part of the reason coach Mike Yeo isn’t worried about the goalie’s workload.

Bush's attitude helps Gophers offensive line

Foster Bush hails from Menasha, Wis. The 6-5, 320-pound senior didn’t get any other Big Ten offers coming out of high school, but he’s made an impact at Minnesota.

Robert O'Connor, longtime Edina, Minnesota and national hockey coach, had to be on the ice

To legions of Edina, Minnesota and USA hockey players, coaches and fans, Robert John “Bob” O’Connor was known simply as “O’C,” a walking encyclopedia of…

For Wild's Carter, family and home are ties that bind + Photo Gallery

The Wild’s Ryan Carter is playing at home, and his family is living its dream

Scouting report: Vikings at Atlanta

The Vikings head to the Georgia Dome for Sunday's matchup.

Gallery: Wolves 99, Hawks 95

Wolves fend off Atlanta for second straight home win at the Target Center, NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Atlanta Hawks Minnesota wins 99-95

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.