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Defenses might still matter in NFL, at least in the playoffs

This weekend, we'll see if the NFL's top four offenses can play like they have all season.­

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Minnesota United takes Maryland goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair with its first SuperDraft pick

With only one goalkeeper currently on its roster, Minnesota United selected Maryland's Dayne St. Clair with the seventh pick in Friday's MLS SuperDraft.

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Listen: Vikings begin 2019 with coordinator changes

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss Kevin Stefanski's promotion to full-time offensive coordinator, where the Vikings offense goes from here and the change at special teams coordinator.

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Mike Priefer out as Vikings special teams coordinator

Priefer's contract expired on Tuesday, and he won't be retained by coach Mike Zimmer.

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Zach Parise not elected for final NHL All-Star spot

Gabriel Landeskog will be the Central Division's last representative thanks to fan balloting. Goalie Devan Dubnyk is the Wild's representative.

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Class 6A football's Metro District trying to find the right fit

A meeting of 28 activities directors resulted in some subdistrict changes being made among the state's largest schools, and an attempt to help the weakest football schools be as competitive as possible.

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2018 Vikings grades: Safety Harrison Smith leads a deep secondary

The Vikings defense became the NFL's first since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the 1998 and 1999 seasons to force the fewest passing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. Historical success wasn't uninterrupted. Early hiccups and an infusion of young talent for ailing starters led to the ninth-most...

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Top college basketball players back on campus, and boosting Big Ten

College basketball insider: The Big Ten greatly benefited from a majority of the league's top non-seniors deciding to stick around for one more season.

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Wolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns' all-around game gets even better

Karl-Anthony Towns believes Ryan Saunders will thrive as new coach as the team hunts for the playoffs.

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A logical solution to correcting the illogical existence of NFL kickers

Kickers exist mostly so coaches will have someone to blame when they lose a close game. So let's devalue field goals.

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John Michels, a Vikings assistant for 27 seasons, dies at 87

Former Tennessee standout John Michels worked with the offense and was the longest serving Vikings coach in team history.

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