• Liberty and Lynx prepare for matchup of WNBA leaders

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Laimbeer and Cheryl Reeve are downplaying the significance of Friday night’s game between the WNBA’s conference leaders.

    Updated: 7:30 pm

  • Apprentice electrician Coshay Murray talks on a phone in front of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A construction worker at the new stadium died and a second worker was seriously injured when they fell Wednesday morning while doing roofing work. Murray  said,"we are all a little traumatized today." (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Company in Vikings stadium fatality had 9 safety violations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records.

  • Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Escobar follows the flight of his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brandon Gomes during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Rene Rivera. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Escobar hits 2 homers, Twins beat Rays 5-3

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins took over the second AL wild-card lead using both long and small ball against one of the majors’ top pitchers.

  • Apprentice electrician Coshay Murray talks on a phone in front of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A construction worker at the new stadium died and a second worker was seriously injured when they fell Wednesday morning while doing roofing work. Murray  said,"we are all a little traumatized today." (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Firefighters working to free person trapped on stadium roof

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A construction worker plunged about 50 feet to his death at the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium site Wednesday morning while a second worker with him was seriously injured.

  • Vikings center Sullivan still out with back injury

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is “just being cautious with him.”

  • Minnesota gives Pitino $400K annual raise, 2-year extension

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise.

  • Firm that vetted U of M athletic director deflects criticism

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota’s athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.

  • Vikings release long snapper Cullen Loeffler after 12 years

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have released long snapper Cullen Loeffler, the longest-tenured member of the team.

  • Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson catches a 10-yard pass for a touchdown defended by Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Vikings rally after storm delay, top Raiders 20-12

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Charles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus weather delay to defeat the Oakland Raiders 20-12 on Saturday.

  • Jack Beckman has Funny Car run in NHRA history _ again

    BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Jack Beckman had the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history for the third straight event Saturday, powering his Dodge Charger to a 3.901-second pass in qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.