Running backs not facing demise, but still devalued in draft Updated: 6 hours ago The experience, potential and skills of Georgia's Todd Gurley and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon ought to entice a couple of teams to end the unprecedented two-year absence of running backs from the first round. [Full Story]
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D.Myers: Now is no time for Wild to feel comfortable Updated: 6 hours ago With a chance to end the series at home Sunday, the Wild must keep momentum on their side before St. Louis is able to force a Game 7. The Wild should want to put this series to bed before that happens. [Full Story]
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Draft preview: Receivers Updated: 14 hours ago After making one first-round commitment that hasn't quite worked out yet, it'd be surprising to see the Vikings go receiver at No. 11. It'd be just as surprising to see the Vikings not take a receiver at all, writes Andrew Krammer. [Full Story]
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Wetmore's 5 thoughts: Dealing Felix, Hughes loses, curveballs in play Updated: 21 hours ago Felix Hernandez struck out 9 Twins batters on his way to a complete game shutout to outduel Phil Hughes. Hughes, by the way, gave up a pair of homers, but was able to effectively use his curveball late in Friday's game. [Full Story]
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Felix Hernandez pitches shutout to win duel against Hughes, Twins Updated: 21 hours ago Hernandez threw a five-hitter and his first complete game victory since August 2012, as the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0. "I had the stuff to throw a perfect game," Hernandez said. "But it didn't happen." [Full Story]
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After 5-goal drubbing, Dubnyk, Wild bounce back, take 3-2 series lead Updated: 21 hours ago Devan Dubnyk led the way in a 4-1 victory Friday over the St. Louis Blues that gave the Wild a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. With a win Sunday in St. Paul the Wild would advance to the next round of the playoffs. [Full Story]
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Zulgad's 5 thoughts: Dubnyk bounces back, Yeo makes the right moves Updated: 21 hours ago Devan Dubnyk rebounded with an outstanding performance in the Wild's victory over St. Louis in their first-round playoff series Friday, and coach Mike Yeo made some key line changes that also helped. Check out Judd Zulgad's five thoughts on the game. [Full Story]
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Myers: Dubnyk wins a battle, moves closer to winning this war Updated: 22 hours ago On the day Dubnyk was announced as a Vezina trophy finalist, the goalie that has been been critical to Minnesota's success helped the Wild take a step toward advancing to the next round. [Full Story]
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Wild's Dubnyk is finalist for Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goaltender Updated: 1 day ago Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk was named as one of three finalists Friday for the Vezina Trophy, which is given to the goalie judged to be the best at his position. Montreal's Carey Price and Nashville's Pekka Rinne also are finalists. [Full Story]
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Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip the NFL Draft Updated: 1 day ago The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody. [Full Story]
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NFL draft preview: Safeties Updated: 1 day ago The Vikings elected not to sign an immediate starter in free agency and could be looking to add a mid-round pick to the competition next to Harrison Smth. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Twins would be wise to remain patient, not promote Buxton now Updated: 1 day ago We've started to hear the chatter from those eager to see Byron Buxton playing center field for the Twins. The day will come, but it wouldn't be in Minnesota's best interest if the Twins made the move to promote Buxton before he's conquered Double-A. [Full Story]
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Report: Former Twins manager Gardenhire hired an agent to monitor jobs Updated: 1 day ago Gardenhire has hired an agent to monitor possible managerial openings, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. There's an interesting Twins connection with the man he chose, too. [Full Story]
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Top earners for 2015: Adrian Peterson, No. 1 Updated: 1 day ago "Deep inside, he wanted to finish his career with the Minnesota Vikings." -- agent Ben Dogra, after negotiating a $100M deal for Adrian Peterson in 2011. Four years later, Peterson reportedly wants out and wants more. [Full Story]
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Report: Pitino gets verbal commitment from Ahmad Gilbert Updated: 2 days ago Gilbert, a wing player from Philadelphia, is the sixth known member of Richard Pitino's 2015 recruiting class. [Full Story]
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D.Myers: Wild don't know yet what they have in Dubnyk Updated: 2 days ago There is no question goaltender Devan Dubnyk saved the Minnesota Wild's season. But we've yet to see the same Devan Dubnyk show up in the playoffs, and that could be a critical factor for the rest of this series. [Full Story]
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Purple Podcast: Analyzing the Vikings' 2015 schedule Updated: 2 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 regular season schedule and pick winners for all 16 games. [Full Story]
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How will Wild recover from 5-goal loss to Blues?

Judd Zulgad and Jess Myers discuss how the Wild might rebound from a 6-1 loss in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against St. Louis. #1500ESPN #sportswire #wild #judd [Watch]
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Lou Nanne joins Mackey & Judd for their weekly hockey conversation. Lou shares his thoughts on the Wild/Blues series so far and what he thinks the Wild needs to get into the next round.
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