12:52 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014

Cornerback Josh Robinson in doubt for Sunday's game after missing Vikings practice

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Josh Robinson, who hurt his ankle in practice Thursday, did not practice Friday. That puts his status for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay in doubt. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to address Robinson's status later in the day. Safety Antone Exum returned to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday with an ankle issue. And tight end Kyle Rudolph did some work on the side for the first time since suffering a groin injury Sept. 21 at New Orleans. Rudolph is recovering from groin surgery. He's expected to return next month, perhaps for the Nov. 16...

Access Vikings Breakdown No excuses for losing to Tampa Bay

The Vikings will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Sunday against the Bucs. While they're not calling it a must-win, there won't be any excuses for losing to the 1-5 Bucs.

Behind Enemy Lines: free agent duds, Glennon at QB and more with beat writer Greg Auman

With a new week brings another edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” For the Vikings’ Week 8 road trip against the Bucs, we spoke to beat writer Greg Auman, who covers the team for the Tampa Bay Times. Here are five questions we asked Auman about Sunday’s game. 1. The Bucs spent so much money in free agency but have just one win. What hasn’t gone right? GA: Those free agents are a good start to what hasn’t gone right. Michael Johnson hasn’t gotten pressure at defensive end, Anthony Collins hasn’t been the reliable answer they needed him to be at left tackle. Evan Dietrich-Smith and...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 hours ago

Christian Ponder on Vikings return next year: 'I have no idea'

If there's even a chance quarterback Christian Ponder could return next season to the Vikings, he's not ready to address it.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 hours ago
Vikings' Everson Griffen starting to justify huge contract

Vikings' Everson Griffen starting to justify huge contract

Everson Griffen heard the talk about how the Vikings supposedly were throwing money away on him.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Griffen paying off, Robinson limping off, Sullivan cleared, more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — So far DE Everson Griffen has rewarded the Vikings for that big contract. — CB Josh Robinson limped off the field yesterday with an ankle injury. — C John Sullivan and G Vlad Ducasse both practiced yesterday. — Offensive coordinator Norv Turner talked about QB Teddy Bridgewater’s growing pains. — Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier praised both Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY RT @stuwhitney: Mount Vernon’s Chad Greenway, the...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Kuemper shines; Granlund's contract

The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo and CineSport’s Brian Clark review the Wild’s 2-0 win over the Coyotes and discuss the latest contract news regarding Mikael Granlund.

Lots of personality on this year's Gophers squad

Richard Pitino brought in a new cast of characters this year.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

TwinsCentric: Twins won't tip their pitches when it comes to research

A look into the Twins' analytics department.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

Postgame: 2 home games, 2 shutouts for the Wild; Granlund's agent confirms sides working on short-term extension

The Wild improved to 3-2 on the season with its third shutout in five games.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 12 hours ago

Tom Powers: Minnesota Wild win, but fizzling power play is elephant in room

Gee whiz, I feel like I just dumped a bucket of water on all the birthday candles. Like I just told a bunch of Christmas carolers to shut up and go home.
Arizona Republic 13 hours ago
Minnesota Wild shut down Coyotes for victory

Minnesota Wild shut down Coyotes for victory

Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night.         
St. Paul Pioneer Press 14 hours ago
Minnesota Wild: A day after big deal, Charlie Coyle sparks victory

Minnesota Wild: A day after big deal, Charlie Coyle sparks victory

A few hours after signing a five-year contract extension Wednesday that will pay him $16 million, Charlie Coyle, a mild-mannered forward for the Wild, went to the same sushi restaurant in Minneapolis where he often goes to dinner. He ate the same meal he usually does and, outside of a call home with the news and a few congratulatory text messages to reply to, it was just another night for Coyle.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 14 hours ago

Wild wins another shutout at home

Return to Xcel Energy Center produced a victory.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 14 hours ago

SidCast: Frazier knows Vikings' strengths and weaknesses

Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will face his old team as the Vikings take on the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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