Linebacker Eric Kendricks, 23, could see his role nearly double in snaps after the Vikings traded starting middle linebacker Gerald Hodges last week. "I'm going to take it and run with it," he said. [Full Story]
Report: Gardenhire to interview for Padres' managerial job
Posted by Judd Zulgad | 13 hours ago
Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will interview for the San Diego Padres opening, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The paper reports that Gardenhire also has been mentioned as a candidate for the Washington Nationals job.
Vikings look to turn around post-bye blues
Posted by Andrew Krammer | 14 hours ago
The Vikings have lost five straight games after taking a bye week, with the last win coming in 2009. Here's a look at the Vikings' post-bye dysfunction, which has included odd scenarios from a Brett Favre apology to broken clocks at Soldier Field.
Positive early season reviews
Posted by 1500ESPN | 2 days ago
1500espn #wild #sportswire Judd Zulgad and Jess Myers discuss the Wild's 2-0 start, Devan Dubnyk's play and Charlie Coyle's renewed confidence.
Zulgad: Versatile Coyle gives Wild much-needed shot of offense
Posted by Judd Zulgad | 2 days ago
Coming off a disappointing season in which he had only 11 goals, Charlie Coyle said he has far more confidence this season. That was on display Saturday as the versatile forward scored twice in the Wild's 3-2 win over the Blues in their home opener.
Sandell: Gophers rekindle run-first approach in blowout win
Posted by Nate Sandell | 3 days ago
Minnesota reached 300 rushing yards in a Big Ten game for the first time in Kill's five seasons at the helm. The rushing onslaught came after attempting at least 27 passes in each of the last five games -- a departure from Kill's typical approach.