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Wary Gophers beat UMass for 6-0 start, play 25th-ranked Alabama next

Minnesota center Reggie Lynch (22) drives to the basket against UMass center Rashaan Holloway during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in New York.

Minnesota's first matchup against a ranked opponent is Saturday with the Alabama Crimson Tide, but Jordan Murphy said the Gophers' captains made sure their teammates didn't dismiss UMass.

Black Friday bonus: Wild goes to a shootout to beat Colorado

Colorado Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu of Finland in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Chris Stewart and Charlie Coyle scored shootout goals for the Wild to seal a 3-2 matinee victory over the Avs.

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Prep Bowl 4-1-1: Everything about today's state high school football championships

Adin Solum carried the championship trophy for Spring Grove after defeating Nevis 32-0 for the 9-Man championship.

The Prep Bowl comes to U.S. Bank Stadium with seven games Friday and Saturday. From previews to game reports to social media, here's your complete guide to the actions.

Special teams issues need fixing as Vikings move forward

A year after kicking-game gaffes cost them a win against the Lions, the Vikings headed home from Detroit fortunate their errors at Ford Field didn’t come back to burn them again.

Badgers bring big-play running back, resilient QB to Minnesota

Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor was chased by Indiana's Chase Dutra during the first half Saturday.

Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal sees a Badgers team that is motivated to win Paul Bunyan's Axe again and keep its unbeaten season going.

Arkansas fires Bielema moments following Missouri loss

Arkansas has fired coach Bret Bielema after five disappointing season, moments after a season-ending 48-45 loss to Missouri on Friday.

Thibodeau takes apart Wolves' fourth-quarter woes

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau yells during the second half.

Not surprisingly, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau has spent a lot of time analyzing his team's recent fourth-quarter struggles.

Penalty? What penalty? Diggs tried to pretend it didn't happen

What exactly qualifies as pass interference in today’s NFL? Stefon Diggs is probably asking himself that question.

Anderson: No, hunters don't drink and hunt

Give hunters some credit, writes Dennis Anderson: They don't hunt drunk.

Some things in this world are beyond debate. One of them: Hunters don't hunt drunk.

Will Saints come marching into Minneapolis?

Olympian Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence more than doubled to 13 1/2 years

Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Tim Tebow working out, preparing for Year 2 in pro baseball

Tim Tebow's goal going forward is simple: Play ball!

Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) was sacked in the third quarter by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence (97) at Ford Field Thursday November 23, 2017 in Detroit , MI.

Now that Case Keenum has led the Vikings to seven straight victories coach Mike Zimmer can't play games with his most important position, not even to appease Teddy Bridgewater.

No pain, big gain: Vikings take three-game division lead by beating Detroit

The Vikings built a 17-point lead early in the third quarter and weathered the kind of furious Matthew Stafford-led comeback that felled them twice against Detroit last year.

Wild set for critical three-game stretch vs. Central Division

Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker

The Wild spent part of its Thanksgiving on the ice at Xcel Energy Center for a tune-up Thursday before a critical three-game stretch against the Central Division that begins Friday when the team hosts the Avalanche.

Craig: Vikings' motor doesn't stall in Detroit

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum celebrated a Latavius Murray touchdown in the third quarter at Ford Field

The Vikings aren't used to scoring points or converting third downs against the Lions. That changed in the 30-23 win.

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Badgers bring big-play running back, resilient QB to Minnesota
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Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal sees a Badgers team that is motivated to win Paul Bunyan's Axe again and keep its unbeaten season going.

Wild set for critical three-game stretch vs. Central Division
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The Wild spent part of its Thanksgiving on the ice at Xcel Energy Center for a tune-up Thursday before a critical three-game stretch against the Central Division that begins Friday when the team hosts the Avalanche.


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum has a firm grip on his job. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

Zimmer stops short of naming Keenum starter for rest of season

Special teams issues need fixing as Vikings move forward
No pain, big gain: Vikings take three-game division lead by beating Detroit
Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum

Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague and Orlando guard Elfrid Payton battleed for a loose ball during the second half.

Wolves' fourth-quarter failings reason for concern

Timberwolves welcome four-game homestand
Fans annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves
Thibodeau takes apart Wolves' fourth-quarter woes

The Wild's Nino Niederreiter has been on a scoring tear.

Wild's Niederreiter goes where the goals are

Wild set for critical three-game stretch vs. Central Division
Ex-Wild winger Pominville, back with Sabres, sees better days ahead for Buffalo
Black Friday bonus: Wild goes to a shootout to beat Colorado

Minnesota center Reggie Lynch (22) drives to the basket against UMass center Rashaan Holloway during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in New York.

Wary Gophers beat UMass for 6-0 start, play 25th-ranked Alabama next

Badgers bring big-play running back, resilient QB to Minnesota
Gophers' Ciarrocca plots against rugged Badgers defense
Arkansas fires Bielema moments following Missouri loss

Caledonia repeats as 2A champ, QB King ties Prep Bowl TD record

Nine-Man title stays in Section 1 as Spring Grove defeats Nevis
Minnetonka football makes a mission to bring back 'brotherhood of trust'
Class 6A Prep Bowl: Minnetonka vs. Eden Prairie, 7 p.m.

What are Hall of Fame chances for former Twins Santana, Thome?

AP source: MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal
With new payroll flexibility, Twins might unpinch their pennies
Which young player(s) should Twins try to sign long-term this offseason?

Shaq, Seimone, Sylvia: Fowles has her number retired at LSU

WNBA receives 'A' on race and gender report card
Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery
Sunday Q&A: Lynx star Lindsay Whalen

Give hunters some credit, writes Dennis Anderson: They don't hunt drunk.

Anderson: No, hunters don't drink and hunt

A balm that heals: Hitting the open road for adventure
Thinking winter and beyond: How to prepare to get out and enjoy the season
Cass County man dies in snowmobile crash

No. 5 Villanova beats Northern Iowa 64-50 for Atlantis title

Villanova coach Jay Wright loves playing in November tournaments, from the chance to learn how his team responds to early challenges and experiment with which lineups work best.


Billings helps No. 5 UCLA beat Kansas State 64-55

UCLA coach Cori Chase was worried about the "letdown" game against Kansas State on Saturday.


Nick Leddy lifts Islanders past Flyers, 5-4 on OT

Defenseman Nick Leddy snapped a shot past Philadelphia goalie Brian Elliott 2:44 into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 victory over the Flyers on Friday.


Dolphins' Cutler ruled out at New England; Moore to start

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was ruled out of Sunday's game at New England because of a concussion, and backup Matt Moore will make his second start of the season.


Streaking Jets roll past Ducks 4-1 on Ehlers' 2 goals

Nikolaj Ehlers scored two goals in the game's first 5 minutes, and the streaking Winnipeg Jets went on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Friday.