Vikings tight end Rudolph drops his embarrassment

Tight end Kyle Rudolph has gotten past his gaffe in Oakland with superb blocking and a long TD catch vs. Packers.

Parise's return gets a little closer for Wild

Out injured since Nov. 5, Wild winger Zach Parise is practicing and could be back Friday afternoon vs. the Jets.

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Reusse blog: Mike Dass family puts Chairman at peace with Turkey of the Year selection


The winner -- "Death'' -- was such a departure that there was actually consultation with a (two-person) committee in Year 38 of the Turkey Banquet.

Injured Vikings Smith, Griffen sit out practice

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Vikings safety Harrison Smith (knee) and defensive end Everson Griffen (hip, shoulder) missed Thanksgiving Day practice at Winter Park because of injuries. Friday will be a key day.

Tommies, Johnnies take rivalry to the postseason

The two Division III powerhouses will square off in the second round of the NCAA playoffs at O’Shaughnessy Stadium, the first time they have met in the postseason since their inaugural game on Thanksgiving Day in 1901.

One more memorable moment for Favre, Packers at Lambeau

Brett Favre had one more memorable moment with the Green Bay Packers.

Gophers basketball enduring too many whistles while they work

Young Gophers learning to adjust to officials’ frequent foul calls

For young Wolves, distractions part of discomforts of home

Coach Sam Mitchell says young Wolves must deal with demands on their time from family and friends.

Stafford throws 5 TD passes, Lions beat Eagles 45-14

Matthew Stafford dropped back and perfectly lofted the ball where only Calvin Johnson could catch it.

Panthers still perfect, Romo hurt again in 33-14 Dallas loss

Cam Newton sprinted to a corner of the $1.2 billion showplace of the Dallas Cowboys, pointing a camera at celebrating Carolina fans while gesturing to them with a wide smile.

College Football Insider: Harbaugh, Meyer set to revive rivalry

Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh get ready for their first clash in the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry Saturday.

Rand: Hockey news at Richfield tells of change

Before an NHL career that spanned 10 seasons, Damian Rhodes was a high school junior and goalie for an underdog Richfield boys’ hockey team that…

10-year-old from Green Bay area gets 2 deer with 1 shot on first hunt

A young hunter from the Green Bay area will have a hard time topping his first hunting experience — after he managed to get two deer in one shot.

Guy V. Lewis, coach of Phi Slama Jama teams, dies at 93

Former University of Houston men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the Phi Slama Jama teams of the 1980s, has died. He was 93.

Tournament preview: Gophers' women's basketball in Puerto Rico

Rachel Banham’s magic number is 31. That’s how many points she needs to break Lindsay Whalen’s school record of 2,285 career points.

Series preview: Gophers hockey vs. St. Cloud State

The Friday-Sunday holiday weekend series features Don Lucia, already the Gophers’ all-time winningest coach, going for his 400th victory with the program against one of his former assistants, Huskies coach Bob Motzko.

With comeback win, Gophers clinch share of Big Ten volleyball title + Photo Gallery

The Gophers rallied for a five-set victory at home over Ohio State.

Vonn, Shiffrin may be in for robust rivalry this season

Over hot chocolate, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin recently had their first real heart-to-heart chat.

No. 3 Iowa's perfect mark, playoff hopes on line at Nebraska

This dream season is starting to get real for third-ranked Iowa.