(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings led by three touchdowns at halftime on their way to a 28-12 win over the Falcons to begin the season in Minneapolis. Dalvin Cook ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings, who won their fourth straight season opener. Kirk Cousins finished 8-of-10 for 98 yards and a TD and also ran for a score in the victory. The Vikes visit Green Bay this Sunday.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins lost the rubber match to the Indians 5-2 at Target Field. Carlos Santana hit a solo homer in the third to make it 3-0. Mitch Garver hit a solo shot for the Twins, who still lead the Tribe by five-and-a-half games for first in the AL Central. Randy Dobnak gave up two runs in as many innings to take the loss. The Twins host the Nationals starting tomorrow.
(Fresno, CA) — The Golden Gophers needed double-overtime to pull out a 38-35 win at Fresno State on Saturday. Minnesota is now 2-and-0 on the season. The Gophers host Georgia Southern this Saturday.
(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State cruised to a 38-7 win over rival North Dakota on Saturday at the Fargodome. The Bison improved to 2-and-0 and will visit Delaware this Saturday. The Fighting Hawks fell to 1-and-1. UND hosts Sam Houston State Saturday.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx settled for the seventh seed after losing their regular-season finale 77-68 to the Sparks in LA. Minnesota opens the playoffs on Wednesday visiting the Seattle Storm.
(Houston, TX) — Minnesota United resumes MLS action this week starting Wednesday with a trip to Houston to face the Dynamo. The Loons are coming off a 2-2 draw with C.F. Pachuca in a friendly on Saturday. Minnesota sits third in the West with 45 points.
(Indianapolis, IN) — The NASCAR Playoff field is set. Kyle Busch is first in the standings, followed by Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Junior, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano. Ryan Newman got the 16th and final spot, while seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson missed out. The first playoff race is Sunday in Vegas.