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President Donald Trump walks off the stage after a rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who was appointed to temporarily fill the seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions became attorney general, in Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 22, 2017. Strange is facing former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Tom Brenner/ The New York Times. Copyright of the New York Times.
Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry
1 hour 24 min ago
Jun 12, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Photo courtesy of Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports.
Trump says Stephen Curry's White House invitation has been 'withdrawn'
7 hours 18 min ago
September 22, 2017
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) calls a play during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Vikings QB Bradford to miss second straight game
September 22, 2017 - 1:28pm
September 19, 2017
Eight- and nine-year-old football players practice. Youths who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those who started playing after they turned 12, according to a study released by Boston University researchers on Sept. 19, 2017. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)
Study shows playing football before age 12 can lead to mood and behavior issues
September 19, 2017 - 11:07am
September 18, 2017
Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu (9) warms up wearing a 1967 era Minnesota North Stars expansion jersey before a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Wild captain Mikko Koivu re-ups with Wild for two years
September 18, 2017 - 7:59pm
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) celebrate their touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Sam Bradford's return remains a mystery for Vikings
September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
September 15, 2017
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium. Miami won 30-9. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sport
Vikings QB Bradford questionable for Sunday
September 15, 2017 - 6:47pm
New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Adrian Peterson: 'I didn't sign up for nine snaps' in Saints debut
September 15, 2017 - 1:36pm
September 14, 2017
Minnesota Vikings owners Mark Wilf (L), Zygi Wilf (C) and Leonard Wilf (R) look on during the Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee Handoff Ceremony at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Vikings hire 18-year-old consultant to help organization engage younger fans
September 14, 2017 - 5:25pm
September 12, 2017
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) looks on and smiles during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Dalvin Cook makes clear 2017 is the year of the rookie running back
September 12, 2017 - 4:53pm
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad (15) dribbles the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during a NBA basketball game at Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 110-109. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Source: Timberwolves to re-sign Shabazz Muhammad
September 12, 2017 - 4:47pm
Minnesota Twins second basemen Brian Dozier (2) makes a throw to first for an out against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Twins to play two games in Puerto Rico in 2018, open season on March 29
September 12, 2017 - 4:14pm
September 11, 2017
Jerry Kill, head coach for the University of Minnesota football team, walks off the field after a home game against the Iowa Hawkeyes in Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 28, 2013. Kill, who had a seizure and missed the Oct. 5 game at Michigan, has stepped away to focus on treating and managing his epilepsy.(Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times)
Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill has another seizure
September 11, 2017 - 2:24pm
September 6, 2017
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Youth sports study: Declining participation, rising costs and unqualified coaches
September 6, 2017 - 8:07pm
September 5, 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) on the bench during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Elliott has six-game suspension upheld but is able to suit up Sunday in Cowboys' opener
September 5, 2017 - 9:25pm