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Wild tops Edmonton in a shootout after many chances to win in OT

Minnesota Wild’s goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) stops a shot by the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Eric Staal's sixth career shootout goal gave the Wild an extra point over the Oilers.

Second-half collapse again sinks the Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad (15) tries to grab a rebound against Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) and center Aron Baynes (12) in the first half

The game was close late in the third quarter. That changed dramatically.

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Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

Anthony Harriswill start for Harrison Smith on Sunday in Jacksonville.

Second-year safety Anthony Harris was perfect during Friday's test of the Vikings game plan and the Jaguars offense.

Early hot shooting carries Gophers basketball past Georgia Southern

They surpassed last season's victory total by improving to 9-1.

Zimmer will coach from sidelines, wear special sunglasses

Mike Zimmer's eye doctor asked the Vikings medical staff to try and persuade Zimmer to coach from the safety of the booth but gave Zimmer the option of being on the field. He opted for the latter.

Twins new pitcher Haley should be entertaining to watch

The Twins traded the first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft for Justin Haley, who has a four-pitch mix and gets by with a deceptive delivery

Is Saturday the end of the line for NDSU's five-year title streak?

The five-time defending national champion Bison are the No. 1 seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Their only loss this season was South Dakota State. The rematch is Saturday.

Orono's Leuer, Rice Lake's Ellenson at Target Center to face Wolves tonight

Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer (30) battles Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) and forward Taurean Prince (12) as he drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Atlanta.

Jon Leuer, the former Orono and University of Wisconsin star, has seen his career go to another level since signing a four-year $42 million deal with Detroit.

Kloos' line gets two goals as Gophers hockey edges Michigan State

Linemates Justin Kloos and Tyler Sheehy each had a goal and an assist as the No. 11 Gophers defeated Michigan State 4-2 on Friday night in Big Ten hockey to spoil the Spartans' conference opener.

Buddies Aldrich, Leuer took similar road from Minnesota to NBA

Rivals in high school. Both played for multiple teams trying to find the right spot. Both had Development League stints.

Wild's Folin cleared to return, but Boudreau holds him out

Two weeks after finding out he could miss up to a month with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, defenseman Christian Folin has been cleared to return to the Wild lineup.

Live: Concordia-St. Paul in NCAA D-II volleyball semifinals at 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Bears advanced into the national semifinals for a ninth time with Thursday's victory over American International.

Challenge yourself: How much Minnesota sports can you watch?

The Timberwolves, Wild, Gophers men's basketball, Gophers men's and women's hockey, and Gophers volleyball all are battling for your attention. We have gameplanned a way for you to stay engaged and watch all six teams Friday night.

Concordia (St. Paul) reaches title match in Division II volleyball

Cowboys lineman Thornton not fined for hit on Bradford

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) was sacked by Cedric Thornton (92) in the fourth quarter.

Cedric Thornton wasn't flagged for hitting Sam Bradford's helmet Dec. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium, and he won't be fined for the hit either.

Potomak, Pannek lead Gophers women's hockey over BU

Sarah Potomak and Kelly Pannek had three points apiece.

All of your Vikings playoff scenario questions, answered in one place

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It wouldn’t be a Vikings season if we weren’t scoreboard watching and wondering if they will make the playoffs. So what are the Vikings’ chances?


Wolves hit a new rock bottom in 27-point loss to Detroit at home
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Coach Tom Thibodeau laments a "low-energy'' second half

Cowboys lineman Thornton not fined for hit on Bradford
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Cedric Thornton wasn't flagged for hitting Sam Bradford's helmet Dec. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium, and he won't be fined for the hit either.


Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles led the NFL in interceptions last season (18) and leads the way this year with 15.

Jaguars all about spirit of giving (turnovers) as they prepare for Vikings

All of your Vikings playoff scenario questions, answered in one place
Vikings' interior offensive line will have matchups to watch in Jacksonville
Vikings' safety Harris aces early 'quiz' as fill-in for injured Smith

Minnesota Wild’s goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) stops a shot by the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Wild tops Edmonton in a shootout after many chances to win in OT

Wild's Folin cleared to return, but Boudreau holds him out
Childhood memories: Bruce Boudreau's nostalgic tour of West Toronto
Dubnyk's excellence: Three stats that show his value to the Wild

Vikings and Minnesota-Sports Facilities Authority officials, along with Gov. Mark Dayton, at the ceremonial ribbon cutting for U.S. Bank Stadium when it opened in July.

Dayton has 'expressed concern' about suite use at U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium contractor, roofing company settle OSHA suit in worker death
Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'
Stadium officials clear to name suite guests, says data privacy expert

Wake Forest outlasts Denver to reach NCAA soccer final

After a frustrating first half that saw his team stymied by a resilient Denver defense, Wake Forest coach Bobby Muuss' message to his team was to keep going.


James moves into 9th on scoring list as Cavs top Heat 114-84

Another game, another milestone for LeBron James.


Harris English, Matt Kuchar take Shootout lead

Harris English and Matt Kuchar shot a 6-under 66 in windy modified alternate shot play Friday to take the second-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.


Fabbri, Tarasenko lead Blues over Devils 4-1

Robby Fabbri has it pretty good with the St. Louis Blues.


AP Sources: FAU pursuing Lane Kiffin to coach

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is being pursued by Florida Atlantic to become the Owls' next head coach, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night.