Ricky Rubio returns to practice, is expected to play Tuesday

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Rubio missed the last two games after tweaking his left ankle – the same one he had surgery on – in Minnesota's victory over Atlanta the day before Thanksgiving.

Vikings safety Antone Exum hopes to be a ballhawk on defense

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Exum said he had few worries about fitting in on the Vikings defense, which held the Falcons to 210 passing yards.

Firing Limegrover makes it clear: This is Tracy Claeys' team

RandBall writes that new Gophers coach Tracy Claeys made it very clear in one of the only ways available to him that this is his team, not Jerry Kill’s.

Other Koreans in MLB tell Park: You can succeed here

Twins' prospective slugger says he's prepared for top-level baseball, just as he was prepared for Monday's snowstorm

Claeys says he isn't going to 'blow up the whole offense'

Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said he won't hire an offensive coordinator without face-to-face interviews and that he's leaning toward promoting Jay Sawvel to defensive coordinator.

Lynx assistant Petersen interviews for coaching job with Sun

Petersen has interviewed twice for Connecticut's head coaching job, and expects to hear soon whether he'll be offered position.

Star Tribune 2015-16 girls' basketball preview

A big-name coach takes over in Eden Prairie, two-time champion Park Center moves up to Class 4A and small schools with big-time programs are among the highlights of the new girls' basketball season.

Gophers' King works on being more than a long-range shooter

Joey King is trying to develop every aspect of his game to improve himself and his team.

Stellar defense, Peterson lead Vikings over Falcons + Photo Gallery + Video

Adrian Peterson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns and the Vikings defense was dominating during a 20-10 victory in Atlanta.

O'Brien named Gophers assistant for defensive backs, special teams

Tracy Claeys filled a defensive coach opening Monday by getting longtime Gophers athletics administrator Dan O'Brien to return to his roots.

Claeys eyeing Sawvel for defensive coordinator job

Coach Tracy Claeys sounds ready to name Jay Sawvel defensive coordinator by mid-December.

Souhan: Vikings' Anthony Barr is already a star + Video

Sunday, in the Vikings' 20-10 victory at Atlanta, Barr made plays deep in Atlanta's backfield, far downfield, in the flat and far down the sideline.

'Undisciplined' Gophers drop to 4-7 after sweep by St. Cloud State + Photo Gallery

Too many mistakes, too many penalties, and too much offense from No. 7 St. Cloud State doomed the Gophers on Sunday.

Gophers grab No. 2 overall seed for NCAA volleyball tournament

The Gophers' No. 2 spot overall in the NCAA volleyball tournament puts them in the first round Friday vs. Jackson State at home.

'Nervous' Park arrives in Minnesota to negotiate with Twins

Park was greeted by a handful of Korean baseball fans at the airport Sunday night after arriving from Chicago, which followed a 12-hour flight from Seoul.

Wolves get close, but can't top Clippers in L.A. + Video

The Timberwolves' three-game winning streak disappeared with Sunday's 107-99 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

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