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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
St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) high fives teammates as he scores a run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Twins ninth inning rally comes up short, fall to Rays
September 5, 2017 - 9:09pm
Rubber baseballs for sale at a gas station in Great Barrington, Mass., a town in the grey area where Yankees and Red Sox fans overlap, July 8, 2006. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, once the hottest in sports, has cooled in recent years. (Suzy Allman/The New York Times)
Red Sox reportedly found guilty of using Apple Watch to steal Yankees' signs
September 5, 2017 - 7:31pm
September 1, 2017
The Minnesota Vikings’ Terence Newman, left, the NFL’s oldest cornerback by nearly five years, jogs onto the field for a game at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Nov. 20, 2016. At 38, Newman remains an incredible athlete - but as his speed, power and quickness have deteriorated, he has relied ever more on his cognitive skills. (Tim Gruber/The New York Times)
Vikings have issues, but open season at full strength
September 1, 2017 - 2:25pm