Minnesota Sports
  • Wild's Palmer scores first NHL goal against Oilers' Khabibulin in St. Paul

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Niklas Backstrom and the Minnesota Wild were fed up. With the way the Edmonton Oilers were playing against them. With two losses in a row to their soon-to-be-former division rival. …

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    30 Dec 11
  • Minnesota Vikings: On guard, Hutchinson out but Vikes aim for Herrera

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota Vikings starters have been cleared to play in the season finale after passing their post-concussion tests. Quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Asher Allen participated fully in practice Wednesday. …

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    29 Dec 11
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    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ponder stood at the podium with a nasty cut on his nose and a noticeable laceration on his right hand. He took quite a beating last weekend against the …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Predators 2, Wild 1 F/SO

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With three rookie defensemen in their lineup, the Nashville Predators were looking for anything other than a close, tight game. But goalie Pekka Rinne and the rest of the Predators held …

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    29 Dec 11
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    S Mistral Raymond had his first career interception, and the first by a Vikings player since Week 5, when he grabbed an overthrown ball by Rex Grossman and returned it 31 yards on Saturday. The …

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    28 Dec 11
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    The Timberwolves played on — and coached on — in Milwaukee on Tuesday night without Rick Adelman. While Adelman was away to attend a family funeral, top assistant Terry Porter returned to his hometown and …

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    28 Dec 11
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    Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Eric Sugarman, the team’s head athletic trainer, said Monday that it’s realistic to expect Adrian Peterson to be back from a severe knee injury by the start of the 2012 …

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    27 Dec 11
  • Thunder 104, Wolves 100

    The Timberwolves began their 23rd season Monday night against Oklahoma City, the beginning of an opening stretch when they will play six of their first seven games at home. The NBA schedule makers sure didn’t …

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    27 Dec 11