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Leidner aims to break flatline play from Gophers senior QBs

Healthy again, Mitch Leidner expects big things this season. “I feel like twice as good of a player as I was last year,” he said.

Lakeville's Mitch Leidner opens his senior season Thursday night against Oregon State with a chance to shape a much grander ending to his Gophers career than quarterbacks before him.

New game, same result: Dozier's home run overshadowed by Twins loss

Cleveland Indians' Rajai Davis (20) steals third base as Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe (24) tries to make the tag during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Cleveland. The Indians won 8-4. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Brian Dozier's 13th home run of the month came in the eighth inning, when the Twins had all but guaranteed a 13th straight loss.

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Gophers unveil 'video flythrough' of $166 million athletes village

The three flythrough videos go room-to-room showcasing details in the Land O'Lakes Center for Excellence, the Basketball Development Center, and the Football Performance Center and Indoor Practice Facility.

NFL players with ACL tears face uncertain recovery, shortened careers

New research of NFL players finds most with ACL injuries return to play, but only about 80 percent of their prior performance levels.

Thin up front, Wild looking at bringing in veteran forwards for camp

General manager Chuck Fletcher said he feels there are still some "pretty good free agents in the market place," and new coach Bruce Boudreau wants more NHL experience for training camp.

St. Thomas' quarterback option is deep, with Division I talent

Behind starter Alex Fenske, the Tommies have two Division-I transfers ready to take snaps at quarterback.

Oregon State's 'deeper rebuild' process comes to Minnesota

Danny Moran, Oregon State beat writer for the Oregonian, answered five questions about the Beavers heading into Thursday's opener against the Gophers.

Pitino at the fair: Possible starters and Coffey talk

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino talked about a possible starting lineup, the potential impact of freshman Amir Coffey and more at the Minnesota State Fair.

Hartman: Bridgewater ended revolving door at QB for Vikings

The Vikings finally had found a franchise QB, making the quarterback's injury even harder to take.

Twins' Danny Santana likely done for season because of shoulder injury

Reusse: Bridgewater's injury isn't part of Vikings' curse; it's just the NFL

Superb Lions running back Billy Sims tore up his knee in a freak injury against the Vikings in 1984 and never played again.

Think it's just the Vikings cursed with bad luck? Think again.

Vikings place Teddy Bridgewater on injured reserve, re-sign QB Sorensen

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the sideline in the second quarter of Sunday's preseason game.

The move means the injured starting quarterback's season is over.

Reusse: Vikings can replace Bridgewater of past, not the one imagined for 2016

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw to receivers during pregame warm ups.

Teddy Bridgewater's modest numbers through 30 starts can be duplicated. What can't be found at this late date is a quarterback to bring what Vikings felt he was ready for in 2016.

Gustavus and St. John's name Division-I transfers as starting quarterbacks

Jackson Erdmann and Michael Veldman have similar paths.

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Hartman: Bridgewater ended revolving door at QB for Vikings
Sid Hartman

The Vikings finally had found a franchise QB, making the quarterback's injury even harder to take.

Reusse: Bridgewater's injury isn't part of Vikings' curse; it's just the NFL
Patrick Reusse

Think it's just the Vikings cursed with bad luck? Think again.


Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman listens to head coach Mike Zimmer speak during a news conference about the injury to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

With Bridgewater out, Vikings must pick up pieces

NFL players with ACL tears face uncertain recovery, shortened careers
Without Bridgewater, these three Vikings become even more important on 'O'
Reusse: Bridgewater's injury isn't part of Vikings' curse; it's just the NFL

Cleveland Indians' Rajai Davis (20) steals third base as Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe (24) tries to make the tag during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Cleveland. The Indians won 8-4. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

New game, same result: Dozier's home run overshadowed by Twins loss

Escobar endures a yo-yo season for Twins
Postgame: Light's turnaround good sign for Twins bullpen, Molitor hopes
Wednesday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

Labor secretary, Sen. Franken tour U.S. Bank Stadium, tout its diverse workforce
Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve
Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium

Sanchez leads Blue Jays past Orioles 5-3

Aaron Sanchez is playing a vital role in Toronto's march to the postseason.


Unlucky 13: Twins drop 13th straight, 8-4 to Indians

As the losses pile up, the pressure builds.


Brady to be honorary captain at Michigan during suspension

Tom Brady has found at least one thing to do during his suspension.


French Open champ Muguruza again loses in a major 2nd round

Garbine Muguruza can't imagine taking off much more than two weeks, let alone nearly two years.


Brown shines, Redskins beat Buccaneers in preseason finale

Mack Brown ran for 149 yards and a touchdown in the rain to lead the Washington Redskins to a 20-13 preseason-closing victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday night.