Minnesota Sports News

Receiver Adam Thielen cleared to return from Vikings' COVID list, expected to play Sunday

Dec 2, 2020

Adam Thielen's isolation lasted 10 days, as the Vikings receiver was cleared to return Wednesday from the team's COVID list following a positive test result Nov. 23. Thielen is expected to practice Wednesday afternoon and play Sunday against the Jaguars, …

With new contract signed, Wolves guard Malik Beasley declines to discuss legal case

Dec 2, 2020

It was Malik Beasley's first media session in more than seven months. He faces Hennepin County charges of drug possession and threats of violence.

North Dakota hockey players plan to kneel during anthem

Dec 2, 2020

When the No. 1-ranked North Dakota men's hockey team takes the ice Wednesday for its season opener, history will be made. Two UND players —Jasper Weatherby and Jacob Bernard-Docker — are planning to kneel during the playing of the national anthem as a mea…

Minnesota State High School League proposes restarting sports Dec. 21, plans for state tournaments

Dec 2, 2020

The league's board of directors is expected to vote Thursday on a recommendation to approve starting the winter sports season three days after Gov. Tim Walz's four-week pause is scheduled to end.

Twins could be ready to move on from Eddie Rosario

Dec 2, 2020

Rosario is projected to make more than $10 million next season, a salary the Twins don't want to pay in baseball's hard economic times. The outfielder would become a free agent.

Ron Lindner, who founded a family fishing empire, dies at 86

Dec 2, 2020

Lindner, of Brainerd, described himself as a daydreamer but worked obsessively as a salesman, fishing guide, inventor, educator, storyteller, outdoors pioneer and ambassador.

The madness has already arrived for college basketball

Dec 2, 2020

This isn't working. Seven (seven!) healthy Gophers women's players? That's not a plan. A better plan: practice safely now, get back to playing games after this COVID spike.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer watches as unique NFL season doesn't stop axes from falling

Dec 2, 2020

Mike Zimmer jokes that he's spent his entire coaching career thinking his job hasn't been safe. In a way, that gave him an edge even during the Vikings' 1-5 start.

Kadi Sissoko finally ready to show off her talent for Gophers

Dec 2, 2020

Kadi Sissoko, a former Top 10 overall recruit, sat out after transferring from Syracuse. Now she's healthy and eager to show her skills.

Reliever Caleb Thielbar gets one-year deal from Twins

Dec 2, 2020

The Minnesota native returned to the big leagues in 2020 after a five-year absence.