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NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:28:27 EDT
5 impact plays that led the Vikings over the Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings put on an impressive performance on defense to shut down the Carolina Panthers in a 22-10 win on Sunday. How much did key defensive plays affect the Vikings’ chance to win? What…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 19:12:57 EDT
Zulgad: New Twins baseball boss has to know Sano situation is a weighty matter

News broke Monday that Derek Falvey is the Twins’ choice to be their president of baseball operations, or whatever title the franchise elects to give the 33-year-old wunderkind. Falvey, who joined the Cleveland Indians as…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:28:42 EDT
Zulgad: No offense but Zimmer’s attempt to downplay his importance is hogwash

Mike Zimmer was attempting to be modest but it wasn’t working. After back-to-back victories over Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Carolina’s Cam Newton, the NFL’s MVPs in 2014 and 2015, respectively, Zimmer’s attempt to downplay…


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Isaac Fruechte’s tweet suggests the WR is back with the Vikings

Former Gophers wide receiver Isaac Fruechte sent a tweet Monday suggesting that he’s landed back with the Vikings. Glad to be back in MN!!!! God is great!!!! #SKOL — Isaac Fruechte (@IsaacFruechte14) September 26, 2016…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Derek Falvey’s first task: Fix Twins’ pitching

The Twins are set to hire a new president of baseball operations, a position that has never existed in the organization, which represents a leap into the modern era in which baseball front offices are…


Minnesota Vikings offensive guard Alex Boone stretches during warmups before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Injury update: Boone expected to be ‘OK’

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer gave an injury update on two players who were banged up during Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Zimmer said that guard Alex Boone is expected to be “OK”…


FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (11) makes a pass under the watchful eye of receivers coach George Stewart during the second day of the team's NFL football training camp,  at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn. Treadwell is among several first-round picks, not including quarterbacks, that are intriguing potential impact players for their new teams. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)
Zimmer: Treadwell needs ‘continue to do better in practice’

The Minnesota Vikings season thus far has included many things that nobody expected – Sam Bradford playing quarterback in Minnesota, for starters – but high on the list of surprises is the fact that first-round…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:36:33 EDT
Snap counts: Rhodes leads all corners

The NFL has released its total snap counts for Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who missed the first two weeks of the season with a knee injury, played…


Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad looks out of the visitors' dugout before a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals in Minneapolis, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Reports: Indians assistant GM will be named Twins president

The Twins could be close to naming a new boss of their baseball operations department, according to a report. Derek Falvey, currently the assistant GM of the Indians, is the “distinct favorite” to be the…


NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves
Ankle injury means Nikola Pekovic won’t play this season and career is likely finished

Nikola Pekovic’s season is over before it began and it’s likely his career also has reached its conclusion. The Timberwolves issued a press release on Sunday night confirming earlier reports that the 30-year-old center will miss…


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4 thoughts: Sack party, Cam Newton, Blair Walsh, special teams

The Vikings didn’t play that well in the first half Sunday and yet were hanging right around in a game with last year’s NFC representative in the Super Bowl. Then they turned things around after…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:56:09 EDT
Zulgad: It’s a half day: Bradford, Vikings offense take a while to get in groove

As brilliant as the Vikings defense has been this season, the putrid performance by Minnesota’s offense in the opening half Sunday in Carolina appeared as if it would doom Mike Zimmer’s team to its first…


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Back Page: Cam Newton dressed like he expected to win Sunday

Cam Newton is known for being a great quarterback and having a unique sense of fashion. The Vikings beat the Panthers on Sunday and…we’re just going to leave this here. If Cam Newton got fantasy…


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Vikings defense should now be considered NFL’s best

The Minnesota Vikings have lost their starting quarterback, starting running back and starting left tackle and they have still beaten Marcus Mariota, Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton thanks to terrific defensive performances in all three…


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Instant analysis: Vikings shut down Cam Newton, upset Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings are 3-0 after beating the Carolina Panthers 22-10. Minnesota’s offense was limited, but they shut down 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton and got a little help on special teams to rack up…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans - Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:50:11 EDT
Report: Team wants Peterson to be Viking for life

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings want Adrian Peterson to remain with the team after this season and possibly through the rest of his career. “It wouldn’t be a surprise…


NFL: Preseason-San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:34:40 EDT
First-round pick Laquon Treadwell inactive today for Vikings

The Vikings’ first-round draft pick, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Panthers, the team announced. Joining Treadwell on the inactive list are recently acquired running back Ronnie Hillman, LB Kentrell…


Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon, left, sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Inside the Vikings post-Peterson rushing attack

Jerick McKinnon didn’t want to act too jacked up. It would be impolite to smile too much or do the Carlton Dance in front of his locker. It wouldn’t be appropriate if he celebrated the…


Minnesota defensive lineman Steven Richardson (96) tries to tackle Colorado State wide receiver Detrich Clark during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 31-24. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
Richardson a menacing presence in Gophers win over Colorado State

MINNEAPOLIS — Steve Richardson should have been charged rent for how much time he spent in Colorado State’s backfield on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The junior defensive tackle from Chicago was the Gophers best…


Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during the first day of the team's NFL football training camp at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn. on Friday, July, 29, 2016.(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Back page: Apparently Everson Griffen is the biggest suck-up to Mike Zimmer

Another week, another entertaining edition of Brian Robison’s ’96 questions.’ This time, the veteran defensive end asks his teammates on camera which member of the Vikings is the biggest suck-up. Some of the highlights: –Linebacker…


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