Minnesota Sports News

Film review: Is this 2017 Vikings staple the answer for Kirk Cousins?

Dec 13, 2018

Kirk Cousins is not throwing play-action passes more or less than he did during his three-year run as starter in Washington, where he ranked as the No. 1 (2015) and No. 2 (2017) play-action passers by rating. But perhaps it’s time to put Cousins under cen…

Twin Cities sports venues rank poorly in ESPN's food safety inspection report

Dec 13, 2018

Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Cooler, where sometimes a cautionary tale is necessary. Let’s get to it: *ESPN’s Outside The Lines published an exhaustive report on food safety at every major North American sports venue. There were 111 venues in al…

Dolphins game carries a whiff of desperation for Vikings

Dec 13, 2018

Sunday’s Vikings game against Miami at U.S. Bank Stadium suddenly feels more than just the next "big game" on the schedule.

Gophers crush Coppin State in women's basketball, improve to 10-0

Dec 13, 2018

Kenisha Bell scored 20 points as Minnesota stayed unbeaten.

Mike Zimmer's daughter defends her dad, rips Vikings fans

Dec 13, 2018

This has been a challenging year for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, and this has been one of the most challenging weeks of that challenging year. On Monday, the Vikings were almost shut out by Seattle. On Tuesday, John DeFilippo was fired as offensive co…

Wolves lose at Sacramento, give up a season high in points

Dec 13, 2018

Sacramento makes a team-record 19 three-pointers.

Final Four volleyball coaches support one another — until their teams play

Dec 13, 2018

The coaches of the Final Four teams have often crossed paths on their way to the top

Nurturing young talent will be new Twins manager Rocco Baldelli's toughest task

Dec 12, 2018

New Twins manager must coax improvement from Buxton and Sano.

Vikings and Eagles — NFC's best last year — are scrambling now

Dec 13, 2018

The Vikings and Eagles are hanging in the playoff race, despite coaching and quarterback switches.