Bears Defense Too Much For Vikings In 25-20 LossMack and Jackson led a dominant effort by the defense. And Chicago (7-3) took a big step toward its first division championship since 2010.
Wild Fall At Chicago, Suffer 3rd Loss In 4 GamesZach Parise scored for Minnesota, which lost its second straight game and for the third time in four games.
Anthony Barr Inactive For Vikings Against BearsMinnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is inactive for their game against the Chicago Bears.
Wolves Flat In 100-87 Loss To GrizzliesKarl-Anthony Towns had 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Timberwolves. They had won three straight games since trading Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia.
Bello, No. 25 Minnesota Women Rally, Beat San Diego 53-48Taiye Bello had 13 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and a career-high 18 rebounds to help No. 25 Minnesota beat San Diego 53-48 on Saturday night. Kenisha Bell added 21 points but made just 6 of 23 from the field and 9 of 17 from the free throw line. Jasmine Brunson scored all of her eight points in the fourth quarter for Minnesota (3-0).
Zach Parise Becomes Highest-Scoring Minnesotan In NHL History In Wild's 3-2 Loss To SabersJason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and the Buffalo Sabres extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had his second career goal and added an assist for Buffalo, which rallied from a two-goal deficit to post its longest winning streak since 2012. Jake McCabe also scored and Linus Ullmark made 37 saves for the Sabres.
Northwestern Stays In Stride With 24-14 Win At MinnesotaWhen he was an assistant at Northern Illinois, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck once cold-called Pat Fitzgerald for a lunch meeting to learn about being a head coach. A decade later, Fitzgerald and his Northwestern Wildcats are still teaching teams like the Gophers how to win in the Big Ten. Isaiah Bowser rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 24 Northwestern turned three turnovers by Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan into 10 points on the way to a 24-14 victory on Saturday that stretched its program-record road winning streak to eight games.
NFL, Microsoft Team Up To Find Future Sports Tech ExpertsIt is about sports, with a different angle. NFL Alumni and Microsoft have come together to encourage students to look for careers in sports that don't require athletic ability -- but a focus on technology. We all know what goes on in high school sports. For most, this is where their athletic career ends. But it doesn't mean their sports career is over. A group of NFL alumni have teamed with Microsoft and others to create a Pro Experience Day. It is a seminar that introduces high school students to think about sports beyond between the lines.
Wolves Beat Blazers For 3rd Straight Win Since Butler TradeAndrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves kept cruising without Jimmy Butler by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 114-96 on Friday night. Robert Covington and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 14 points for the Wolves, who are 7-1 at home and 3-0 since trading the disgruntled Butler to Philadelphia on Monday. The home crowd buzzed on a Prince-themed night with former Minnesota All-Star Kevin Garnett sitting courtside in one of the team's special purple-and-black alternate jerseys. The Wolves kept them cheering with uncharacteristically solid defense, sending Portland to its second straight loss with a season-low in points.
Alan Page Receives Presidential Medal Of FreedomRetired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Vikings player Alan Page has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
'I'm Just Grateful': Zach Zarembinski Thanks Community For Rallying Around Him After Brain InjuryTwenty days ago, Zach Zarembinski was in a coma. Friday, he was at home. The Hill-Murray senior collapsed during a football game on Oct. 27 and was diagnosed with a massive brain bleed.
Broncos-Chargers Week 11 MatchupThe Los Angeles Chargers welcome the Denver Broncos, in an AFC West matchup of rivals heading in opposite directions.