• 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.

  • In this March 3, 2007, file photo, Winona State coach Mike Leaf talks to the team during a timeout against Concordia-St. Paul in the NSIC college basketball tournament at McCown Gymnasium in Winona, Minn. Winona State University officials are investigating a complaint lodged against former men's basketball coach Mike Leaf. The university released a statement noting Leaf was placed on administrative leave June 22, 2015, the day after the university received a complaint about Leaf. Leaf was still on leave when he notified the university June 26 he would be resigning effective June 30.  ( Andrew Link(/The Winona Daily News via AP, File0) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Winona State investigating complaint against ex-coach Leaf

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Winona State University officials are investigating a complaint lodged against former men’s basketball coach Mike Leaf.