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

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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.

Stellar defense, Peterson lead Vikings over Falcons

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

'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.

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


After Jerry Kill retired for health reasons on Oct. 28, this sentiment lingered in the air: Tracy Claeys was taking over as head coach, but…

Access Vikings Morning Walkthrough: Peterson, Barr, Rhodes star; Seattle next

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Coach Mike Zimmer often gives players a “Victory Monday” following a win, so most of the players available today will be those getting treatment for injuries … which is to say, a lot of them.

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.

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.

St. Cloud State completes sweep over Gophers hockey with 7-4 win + Photo Gallery

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

Souhan: Vikings' Anthony Barr is already a star

The Vikings linebacker made four big plays against the Falcons Sunday in Atlanta.

Claeys swings the ax: Fires Limegrover, quarterbacks coach

When Jerry Kill retired, Tracy Claeys quickly hinted that offensive staff changes could be coming if he were hired to keep the job. The move breaks up a staff known for its continuity.

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.

Wild looks for answers before history repeats itself

Coincidence or not, the Wild has always fallen apart this time of year under coach Mike Yeo.

Broncos rally, hand New England first loss in overtime

Filling in for Peyton Manning. Facing Tom Brady — and a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter.

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.

Hartman: Vikings' Peterson gets his wish, lots of carries at Atlanta

The Vikings kept going to their star running back, and he responded with a big game vs. the Falcons.

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes helps limit Atlanta's Julio Jones

Xavier Rhodes played big Sunday against Julio Jones, the league’s top wideout.

Zimmer: We can do better

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is pleased with the Vikings play and their 8-3 record, but feels they can do better.

Vikings players pleased with road win

Vikings players were happy with a win on the road as both the defense and offense had a good day.

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

After 20 years in a Lakers uniform and a lifetime in basketball, Kobe Bryant determined that his aching body and his passion for the game had both grown weaker than his excitement about the future.

Gophers name Leidner team MVP; Murray wins Carl Eller Award

The Gophers handed out their annual awards at Sunday's team banquet.