When it comes to brain injury, authors say NFL is in a 'League of Denial' Brothers Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru take an exhaustive look at how the NFL has dealt with allegations that playing football can lead to brain damage. They say the NFL has repeatedly avoided tying football to brain injury, even as they've given disability payments to former players with dementia-related conditions.October 7, 2013
Highlights: Lynx vs. Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA finals The Minnesota Lynx dominated the Atlanta Dream Sunday night in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Game 2 is here in Minnesota again on Tuesday night, with the best-of-five series shifting to Georgia for Game 3 on Thursday night.October 7, 2013
Agent: Freeman is newest Vikings QB Freeman's agent, Erik Burkhardt, revealed the move in an exclamatory one-word tweet about his client Sunday night: "Vikings!!!"
Burkhardt then confirmed to The Associated Press in a phone interview that the 25-year-old agreed to a deal worth $3 million for the rest of the season.October 7, 2013
Lynx dismantle Dream in Game 1 of WNBA finals Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night.October 6, 2013
Wait, wait: NPR's Peter Sagal finishes Twin Cities Marathon He was a couple of hours behind the winners, but Peter Sagal, host of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," said he had a good Twin Cities marathon.
"It was just beautiful," said Sagal, after crossing the finish line in St. Paul. He finished with a time of 3:35:08.October 6, 2013
Minnesota's Kill has seizure, misses Michigan game Kill missed an entire game for the first time as the Golden Gophers' coach staying at home after suffering his fifth game-day seizure, and No. 19 Michigan pulled away in the second half to rout his team 42-13 on Saturday.October 5, 2013
Rodriguez sues MLB and Selig, citing 'witch hunt' The suit claims Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball have tried to smear Rodriguez' reputation to "gloss over" Selig's past inaction and tacit approval of the use of performance-enhancing substances in baseball.October 4, 2013
Lynx success has turned team into profitable venture It took a decade for the Minnesota Lynx to become a profitable operation. "This has just been a wonderful opportunity now that we have the team and are also profitable," says owner Glen Taylor.October 4, 2013
Video: How Vikings stardium seat licenses work Three out of four fans will have to buy a license in the new 65,000 seat stadium, at an average cost of $2,500. The licenses are one-time fees that give buyers ownership of the seat. They're also commodities that can be traded or sold.October 4, 2013
Vikings fans to pay steep seat fees at new stadium Minnesota and its Vikings officially are partners in a new billion dollar real estate deal. The team and the state's stadium authority signed a pair of binding agreements last night. Now comes the hard part. Paying the mortgage.October 3, 2013