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Vikings' run game remains a 'work in progress,' Zimmer says

They've also introduced a rookie blocking specialist in David Morgan at tight end. “There was this one play where we had a nice hole and...

Vikings defense showing its ready for schedule loaded with mobile QBs

The aggressive effort was encouraging to head coach Mike Zimmer with the Vikings regular-season schedule kicking off against three of the league's best mobile quarterbacks...

Vikings tight end Morgan clearing a path to the lineup

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - StarTribune ...Minneapolis Star TribuneDavid Morgan's future duties may leave him largely anonymous, but the rookie continues to fill a prominent role in...

Scott Crichton, Antone Exum are two of five under-the-radar Vikings we'll be watching

In colorful language in front of a packed grandstand of fans and reporters, Zimmer told Watts that he had made the same mistake the day...

Rookie tight end David Morgan so far living up to billing as blocker

“He's been a solid, steady blocker,” Zimmer said. “And that's kind of why we were attracted to him because of his blocking ability. I felt...

Special drug rushed to help brain-eating amoeba patient

The patient appears to have been exposed to the amoeba while swimming July 24 near Martin's Landing on the Edisto River in Charleston County, South...

Gallery: Monday at Vikings training camp

Gallery: Denzell Perine (62) was blocked by David Morgan (89) during the afternoon practice. Zach Line (48) was ... Gallery: Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick...

NBA territorial draft allowed teams to keep local stars

While fans around the country eagerly anticipated Thursday's NBA draft, it's amazing to think that at one point the league was in such low standing...

Plenty to look forward to in Zimmer's third season with Vikings

Zimmer was asked how the new crop of rookies look. “So far it looks good,” he said. “[Cornerback] Mackensie Alexander has looked good. [David] Morgan...

Flashback weekend at First Ave with Gear Daddies, Tina's B-Sides

In the latest installment of “Where Is Chan Poling Now?,” the Suburbs bandleader wrote the music for the new musical “Night at Olympus,” which opens...

Gophers getting some attention for NFL draft

Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune file TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson was tackled by Gophers defensive back Eric Murray in a Sept. 2015 game at TCF...

Forget an AD search committee; U should hire Beth Goetz

But the hiring of football coaches has been a complete flop when the university uses a search committee, except for Murray Warmath, Glen Mason and...

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre to get a change of scenery with planned face-lift

Quaint as the house that Herb built is, the Chan has aged mightily in nearly 50 years, and Smart Associates has been hired to give...

Souhan: In the surging Panthers, the Vikings have a model to follow

Like Zimmer. Their defense features a strong front line and capable secondary but is exceptional because of two free-range linebackers, Luke Kuechly and Thomas Harris.

Hartman: Zimmer, Sparano have long coaching history

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that Tony Sparano had been hired to be the team's new offensive line coach. “He was the head coach...

Hartman: Playoff fever kept Tarkenton warm

Twins General Manager Terry Ryan reports that closer Glen Perkins, who struggled at the end of the season and had some back and neck issues,...

After one-game return, Vikings' Joseph likely to sit out again

Before the final injury report was released, coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Joseph didn't practice but wouldn't say much more. “There's a chance I could be...

Ten sports stories to watch in 2016

23, 2015, in Minneapolis, MN.](DAVID JOLES/STARTRIBUNE)djoles@startribune.com Minnesota Vikings sue Wells Fargo saying the bank is putting up signs on its towers that are so big...

Original 'Star Wars' kids excited to share 'Force Awakens' with their kids

So strong that Dawn and Jim Novak had to ease back on their hyperdrive-level anticipation to see the new "Star Wars" movie right away Thursday...

Banged-up Vikings face stiff primetime test against soaring Cardinals

Zimmer matched wits and blitz with Arians twice a year when the latter was the offensive coordinator for the Steelers until 2011. ... The Cardinals...

Villaume: Cheese Era Melting?

ESPNThere is no more contentious, bitter rivalry for Minnesotans than the Vikings and the Packers. Certainly the University of Minnesota has longer standing rivalries, including...

Close game for Vikings presents Zimmer with a chance to educate

Zimmer was most pleased with the Vikings' first down conversions on third-and-15 late in the fourth quarter, on a 30-yard pass to Stefon Diggs, and...

Hartman: Facilities will provide push U athletics need

The last time the Gophers won a Big Ten football title was in 1967 under coach Murray Warmath. Lou Holtz coached two competitive teams, Glen...

Getting to know the Broncos with ESPN reporter Jeff Legwold

But the Broncos will then use safety T.J. Ward or safety David Bruton Jr. at what is essentially a weak-side linebacker. In recent seasons teams...

Hartman: Vikings are big believers in receiver Johnson

It is becoming more evident that the defense will have to carry this team, which has no replacements on offense for running back David Cobb...

Blair Walsh misses another field goal, and four other takeaways from Thursday ...

Mike Zimmer suffered his first career preseason loss as a head coach as the Vikings fell to the Titans, 24-17. Ok, enough of that. While...

Thursday's NFL Capsules

NBCNews.comThe Vikings lost for the first time in nine preseason games under coach Mike Zimmer. Minnesota went with No. 3 quarterback Taylor Heinicke, giving both...

Taylor Heinicke pushing for third quarterback spot with Vikings

Zimmer wouldn't say how much, if any, the starters would play in the preseason finale. “The guys who need to play will play,” he ...

Obituary: Pianist Thelma Hunter was a major figure in Twin Cities' music scene

Earlier this month, Hunter attended the commissioning of “Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother” by Minnesota composer Jeffrey Brooks at a music festival...

Hartman: Fruechte soaks up Vikings' knowledge

Running back David Cobb is leading the Titans in rushing with 79 yards on 19 carries and continues to be a favorite to win the...

Vikings will 'keep digging' for answers on pec injuries, more from Zimmer

1500 ESPNDavid Yankey, who missed part of camp with an ankle injury, has been getting time at both tackle positions this week. “He was doing...

Maplewood death shows critical need for end-of-life directive

But absent those documents, medics are often asked to trust relatives who are distraught and may not know the wishes of their dying loved ones,...

Vikings' DT Stephen has knee scope, expected ready for opener

T.J. Clemmings and David Yankey worked with the second team at the tackle positions, and Zimmer said the Vikings have also thrown in rookie guard...

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Meet T.J. Clemmings, Thielen making a case ...

USA TODAYCoach Mike Zimmer is expected to return to the Vikings tomorrow after attending his father's funeral in Florida yesterday. Zimmer will meet with ...

Irritated Mike Zimmer ends final Mankato practice early

Second-year offensive lineman David Yankey returned to practice Thursday after sitting out the past week and the Hall of Fame Game with a leg injury.

Vikings notes: Zimmer wants team to get a history lesson

“It was the 1960s when he was playing,” Zimmer said. “Those things are important to me, that we all understand we're privileged to do this.

Newman follows leader to the Vikings

His roommate at Kansas State, former NFL running back David Allen, used to watch golf. “I'd say, 'Man, turn that off,' ” Newman said. But...

Zimmer preaches patience at right guard, adds Hodges to MLB mix

Guard David Yankey saw a some reps at left tackle in today's walkthrough. It's unlikely that he'd end up being the backup there, but Zimmer...

Vikings training camp preview: Linebackers

Minneapolis Star Tribune - StarTribune.comMinneapolis Star TribuneHe didn't participate last year during OTAs, like defensive end Scott Crichton and offensive guard David Yankey due to...

Oilers sign No. 1 pick Connor McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal worth $11.3M ...

Under new president Bob Nicholson, general manager Peter Chiarelli, coach Todd McLellan and with a revamped roster, the Oilers might be, too. "Connor's probably said...

Ten takeaways from Vikings spring practices

3. The Vikings spent the spring shuffling young offensive linemen in and out of the starting group. David Yankey, T.J. Clemmings and Tyrus Thompson all...

Vikings notes: Zimmer happy with team's progress

The Vikings drafted Tyrus Thompson, T.J. Clemmings and Austin Shepherd with three of their 10 draft picks this year and already had second-year guard David...

Five Vikings minicamp story lines that we'll be watching

The right guard spot, though, has been a revolving door, with T.J. Clemmings, Tyrus Thompson and David Yankey all getting snaps with the ones. ...

Vikings guard David Yankey beefs up efforts to start after benched season

Coach Mike Zimmer was as blunt as ever last season when asked why Yankey didn't get a chance to play on gameday. The rookie simply...

Hartman: Twins hit a home run by bringing back Hunter

You want my opinion of what caused Vikings coach Mike Zimmer to say Adrian Peterson will play here or nowhere? It's that he might have...

Vikings draft capsules

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs is chased by Stanford linebacker Blake Martinez after a reception during the first half of the Foster Farms Bowl NCAA...

Spielman wanted to wait to address the offensive line later in the draft

Sacramento BeeHunter could project as either a defensive end or a linebacker in coach Mike Zimmer's defense, while DuBose played both defensive end and tackle...

Off-stage, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres performs a turnaround

By filling the “Chan's” two smaller theaters with comedy and music rather than dinner theater, the company stopped dividing the audience for its musicals. “Our...

Peterson's future still in NFL limbo

The NFL Players Association claimed a victory in the morning when U.S. District Court Judge David Doty sided with Peterson and the NFLPA, saying the...

Counting Snaps: Breaking down Sunday's 19-13 win at Tampa Bay

(blog)OFFENSIVE LINE: LT Matt Kalil 70, LG Charlie Johnson 70, C John Sullivan 70, RG Joe Berger 70, RT Phil Loadholt 70, G Vladimir...