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Vikings' Zimmer returns to coaching, expected to travel to Jacksonville

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had emergency surgery on the retina in his right eye. Photo taken at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., on November 16, after a different eye surgery.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has resumed coaching and is expected to travel to Jacksonville for Sunday's game, the team announced Monday. Zimmer, the 60-year-old…

Wild beats Oilers 2-1 on Koivu's fifth career OT goal

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3), Nino Niederreiter (22) and Eric Staal (12) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The captain scored on a pretty deke and backhander after Charlie Coyle set him up to tie Brent Burns with a team-record fifth career overtime goal.

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Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Ohio State running back Mike Weber, center, celebrates his touchdown against Michigan with teammates Jamarco Jones, left, and Luke Farrell during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals, announced Sunday, Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

After decades of denying the intelligence of a playoff, college football finally adopted one a few years ago. It worked so well they expanded it from two to four teams. In this case, more is better, and even more would be much better.

Dozier is Twins' most valuable chip at winter meetings today

Derek Falvey, the Twins' chief baseball officer, made it clear Sunday that he's not actively shopping former All-Star Brian Dozier, who is coming off a 42-homer, 99-RBI season. But they are listening to inquiries.

Penn State points to victory over Gophers as season's turning point

​Penn State rallied to upset Wisconsin and win the conference title and its ninth consecutive game. This winning streak began Oct. 1 against the Gophers in a game that was one minute away from becoming Penn State's third loss in five games.

Hartman: Greenway says Vikings must learn to close out games

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks to Chad Greenway in the first quarter of a game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1193080

Chad Greenway said the Vikings' trouble has come in the final five minutes of a game.

Wolves bench comes to life during road trip

The reserves combined for 83 points in games at New York and Charlotte.

Claeys and staff buoyed by Coyle's vote of confidence

Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said Sunday that last week's vote of confidence from athletic director Mark Coyle "means everything."

Wild's Devan Dubnyk compiles Carey Price-like stats

Devan Dubnyk loves that his statistics have been mentioned in the same breath as NHL standard-bearer Carey Price, but the Wild goalie stops anybody short who wants to compare the two any further.

Wade Sullivan of Lakeville North named Mr. Football

Sullivan, a Star Tribune All-Metro first-team selection, was chosen from 10 senior finalists for the award.

Most Vikings leave fantasy football to the fans

A conflict is created for players, whose league profits from extra attention that too often turns into unwanted, angst-filled messages when a player doesn't perform for someone's faux team.

More of the same from Gophers football, Vikings, Wolves and Wild

The Vikings, Wild, Wolves and Gophers football teams change each year, so why do things not seem to change?

Gophers volleyball to play Missouri in Sweet 16 at Pavilion

North Carolina and UCLA will play in the second game, according to an NCAA schedule released Sunday. The winners will play in the regional final at 9 p.m. Saturday, the last of four finals played that day.

Panel's playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State

It worked out great Sunday for Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington. Not so great if you root for Penn State.

Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz.

NFL Week 13: Game updates, scoreboard, news

St. Thomas football's loss stirs memories of similar fate for St. John's in 1991

St. Thomas defensive back Bennett Celichowski (21) watches as Wisconsin-Oshkosh receiver Sam Mentkowski (1) celebrates a touchdown reception with teammate Cody Moon (3) during an NCAA division III college football playoff game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at O'Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

St. John's had a team worthy of a national champion in 1991. And then the turnovers came by the handful, and the coach needed comforting.


Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork
Jim Souhan

After decades of denying the intelligence of a playoff, college football finally adopted one a few years ago. It worked so well they expanded it from two to four teams. In this case, more is better, and even more would be much better.

Day 1 for Twins at winter meetings: Brian Dozier set to arrive
Twins Insider

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine continue to take stock of their new organization as the winter meetings begin just outside of Washington, D.C.


Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had emergency surgery on the retina in his right eye. Photo taken at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., on November 16, after a different eye surgery.

Vikings' Zimmer returns to coaching, expected to travel to Jacksonville

Most Vikings leave fantasy football to the fans
Hartman: Greenway says Vikings must learn to close out games
Zimmer reportedly has fourth eye procedure

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3), Nino Niederreiter (22) and Eric Staal (12) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wild beats Oilers 2-1 on Koivu's fifth career OT goal

Wild's Devan Dubnyk compiles Carey Price-like stats
Postgame: Koivu delivers much-needed win
Oilers captain Connor McDavid's mind as quick as his legs

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

Vikings threaten to sue over talk of soccer at U.S. Bank Stadium
Critic of stadium management loses board seat
Auditor will investigate stadium panel's use of 2 suites

Bach, Reedie clear air over Russian doping scandal

The presidents of the IOC and World Anti-Doping Agency have met to work out their "perceived differences" over the Russian doping scandal.


French Grand Prix back on F1 calendar from 2018

The French Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar in 2018 after a 10-year absence.


Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns after eye surgery

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is back at work after eye surgery and expects to travel with the team for Sunday's game at Jacksonville.


Jackson, Watson likely to be among Heisman finalists

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to be among the finalists for the Heisman Trophy and Clemson's Deshaun Watson is hoping to make it for a second consecutive season.


Washington State at a glance

Washington State overcame early season losses to Eastern Washington and Boise State, winning eight in a row.