• Vikings draft Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander in 2nd round

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Clemson defensive back Mackensie Alexander with the 54th overall pick in the second round on Friday.

  • Mississippi’s Laquon Treadwell poses for photos with his daughter Madison after being selected by the Minnesota Vikings as the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Treadwell aims to show WR play is about more than speed

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Laquon Treadwell watched two of his Ole Miss teammates tumble down the draft board in the first round as NFL general managers passed them over thanks to off-the-field concerns.

  • Minnesota Wild head coach John Torchetti, top, yells from the bench during the third period of Game 6 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs against the Dallas Stars in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 24, 2016. The Stars won 5-4 to advance to the second round. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Wild GM: Torchetti a ‘very serious candidate’ to be coach

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher is about to embark on another coaching search, the third of his tenure and a critical one for the immediate future of the team and Fletcher’s own standing as the leader in the front office.

  • Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios makes his major league debut as he pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Berrios struggles with command in debut, Twins lose 6-5

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios has rocketed up the Minnesota Twins farm system with uncommon speed, using an overpowering fastball and a knee-buckling breaking ball to dominate the minor leagues.

  • Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis hits an RBI single to tie the baseball game off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Indians spoil Berrios debut with 6-5 win over Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Lindor drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians spoiled the big league debut of Jose Berrios with a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

  • Tom Thibodeau, center, addresses the media and a gathering of fans after he was introduced as the new Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball head coach Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Minneapolis. Listening, left, is Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, and right, new general manager Scott Layden who was also introduced .(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Thibodeau’s role w/Wolves: ‘It’s about alignment, not power’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Thibodeau came to Minnesota for the impressive young core of talent assembled.

  • Vikings GM: We are not honed in on a WR in the 1st round

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings spent much of free agency shoring up some of the team’s biggest weaknesses on the offensive line and at linebacker and safety.

  • In this Feb. 22, 2015 photo, Ohio State assistant coach Dave Dickerson yells from the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. More and more minority coaches in college sports, particularly in basketball and football, are finding it increasingly difficult to find head jobs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Minority coaches struggle to get opportunities in NCAA

    When Dave Dickerson’s five-season run at Tulane came to an end in 2010, he joined Thad Matta’s staff at Ohio State to work with one of the most respected coaches in the game, help the Buckeyes win and apply what he learned in his first head coaching job to be more successful the second time around.

  • Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor fields a grounder by Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Nunez in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, April 25, 2016, in Minneapolis. Lindor threw out Nunes. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Arcia homers in 9th to lift Twins to 4-3 win over Indians

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On a team full of free swingers, no one swings for the fences harder than Oswaldo Arcia.