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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Mauer’s great day, marathon game, Sano’s ups and downs

MINNEAPOLIS – Have you ever witnessed a 6-hour baseball game? This column presents 5 thoughts from my first: 1. Joe Mauer had a pretty good day at the office on Sunday. Mauer reached base seven times…


Twins send out Vargas, put Haley on DL to make room for 2 pitchers

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins needed 9 pitchers — including 2 starters — to get through the longest game in Target Field’s history. Sunday’s 15-inning affair lasted nearly 6-and-a-half hours, and forced the Twins to chew…


Miguel Sano out of the lineup for 2nd day in a row; Molitor says it’s not health-related

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins’ lineup doesn’t look as daunting without Miguel Sano entrenched in the middle. But a reality of a long baseball is that Sano won’t be able to go every day. That’s especially…


Predators-Penguins Stanley Cup Final is filled with intrigue

The Minnesota Wild’s postseason result may have been disappointing but the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs have largely been terrific. From the numerous contests that went to overtime to Game 7s, hockey fans have gotten their…


Zulgad: Is Brian Dozier beginning another power surge?

MINNEAPOLIS – Brian Dozier claims he isn’t fixated on hitting home runs and that he doesn’t care if he has another. “You guys get too caught up in home runs,” the Twins second baseman said.…


Rays outfielder Souza Jr. pokes fun at himself for ill-fated diving attempt vs. Twins

Some believe the best way to get past an embarrassing moment is to simply acknowledge it and own it. Rays outfielder Stephen Souza Jr. must be in that camp. If you missed it, MLB has…


RADIO: Reusse subtly hints at a couple problems he sees with college football

Patrick Reusse had a few opinions to share on this episode of Saturday SportsTalk. “And then, the other thing they did with their ungodly four-and-a-half hour games, they said: ‘Oh, the NFL’s going to start…


Reports: Hunter Greene will work out for Twins in Minnesota days before MLB draft

The Twins are the talk of baseball among anyone with a keen interest in the first-year player draft. They have the first overall selection in a draft that does not seem to have a Bryce…


What we learned in Week 1 of Vikings OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings’ first week of Organized Team Activities turned out to be an eventful one with the head coach away recovering from eye surgery, news on Teddy Bridgewater and Michael Floyd’s first public comments…


Zimmer: Bridgewater throwing the ball with ‘good velocity’

The Minnesota Vikings created a stir when they tweeted a video Tuesday of Teddy Bridgewater, who continues to rehab a severe knee injury, throwing passes at Organized Team Activities, though there wasn’t much to discern…


Report: Twins prospect Nick Burdi to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Twins relief prospect Nick Burdi will have Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger. The surgery will end Burdi’s season. Hard-throwing prospect Nick Burdi will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. — Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger)…


Wetmore: This stretch with no rest will define the season for the Twins

The Twins are in the midst of a string of games in which they’re scheduled to play 45 times in 45 days before the All-Star break mercifully arrives. That brutal run is the product of…


Zimmer points out offseason progress in ’16 top picks Treadwell, Alexander

One of the biggest questions heading into the 2017 season for the Minnesota Vikings is whether 2016 draft picks Laquon Treadwell and Mackensie Alexander will become major contributors. On a conference call with the Twin…


Zimmer: ‘One eye or two, I’ll be back’

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wants to make one thing clear: He’s going to be back coaching soon. On a conference call with the Twin Cities media on Friday, Zimmer gave an update on…


Mining the Minors: Which prospects can help the Twins this year?

The Twins’ hot start this season has been a pleasant, and somewhat unexpected, surprise to many who follow the team. Although we’re only a quarter of the way into the season, in my opinion there…


Zulgad: Excited by the buzz from Vikings OTAs? Here’s a history lesson for you

Don’t mean to be a buzzkill, but it’s only right that someone waves the caution flag for those overzealous Vikings fans who might be susceptible to the events they have been witnessing or reading about out…


Wetmore: Can he keep it going? Here are 3 great signs for Berrios through 3 starts

The top pitching prospect in the Twins organization is about to change, because it looks as if J.O. Berrios has graduated from prospect to big leaguer. If his first 3 starts in a Twins uniform…


Vikings sign three more draft picks

The Minnesota Vikings announced two draft pick signings on Thursday and another three on Friday. Six selections remain unsigned. Rodney Adams and Ifeadi Odenigbo were joined by fourth-rounders Jaleel Johnson and Ben Gedeon and fifth-round…


Michael Floyd and the NFL’s redemption stories

At any given time on any given team in the NFL, there is a redemption story. Someone who struggled with X, Y or Z or battled this, that or the other thing or got in trouble…


Earning nickel corner spot begins in OTAs for Mackensie Alexander

Offseason Team Activities might sound like a thing the NFL made up in order to keep news stores rolling in 365 days per year, but for some players they are a crucial time to begin…


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