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Mining the Minors: Who could the Twins call up after the trade deadline?

After getting swept by lowly Kansas City in their first series after the all-star break, the Twins find themselves 9.5 games behind first-place Cleveland. With just over a week until the non-waiver trade deadline, selling…


Anthony Tolliver Over Nemanja Bjelica And What Remains For The Timberwolves In Free Agency

BY: DANE MOORE “It won’t be like last summer,” a league executive familiar with the Minnesota Timberwolves front office said of the impending offseasons a few days after Minnesota had been eliminated from the playoffs.…


Tony Sparano’s role in Vikings’ magical 2017 season won’t be forgotten

With his unexpected passing on Sunday, Tony Sparano will be remembered by the NFL at large for being the only coach to take a 1-15 team to the playoffs the following year. Around the league,…


Mike Zimmer, Rick Spielman release statements on passing of Tony Sparano

The Minnesota Vikings released statements from head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman on the unexpected passing of offensive line coach Tony Sparano on Sunday. “I love Tony Sparano. He was a great teacher,…


Ervin Santana finally set to start for the Twins

It’s almost time to close the loop on the cascade of bad news that the 2018 Minnesota Twins have endured. Ervin Santana is set to pitch in a big league game Wednesday against the Blue…


Vikings O-line coach Tony Sparano has died

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, according to a team release. Sparano joined the Vikings in 2016 following stints with eight different NFL teams throughout his career. He was…


VIDEO: Wetmore chats Twins and the MLB trade deadline with Eric Perkins

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Dumba avoids arbitration, agrees to five-year contract with Wild

One down, one to go. The Wild avoided arbitration with defenseman Matt Dumba, agreeing to a five-year, $30 million deal that carries a $6 million salary-cap hit. Dumba will make $5.2 million in 2018-19, $7.4 million…


Zulgad: Twins’ to-do list includes saying goodbye to Dozier and Escobar

The Twins will attempt to tell you that the baseball season is a long one and that with 68 games left there is still time for them to make a playoff run. That sounds good…


Low expectations: Preseason poll forecasts another down season for Gophers

The Gophers football team finished 5-7 overall and 2-7 in the Big Ten in P.J. Fleck’s first season as head coach in 2017. That put Minnesota ahead of only Illinois (0-9 in the conference) in…


Slimmer and improving Miguel Sano promoted to Triple-A Rochester

Miguel Sano is back from the Dominican Republic after tending to a family matter, but he won’t remain at Single-A Fort Myers. Instead, the Twins announced Friday that Sano will report to Triple-A Rochester as…


Report: Vikings have deal in place with first-round pick Hughes

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed in principle to a contract with first-round pick Mike Hughes. The Vikings’ rookie cornerback was selected 30th overall in the 2018 draft. He…


Cleveland gets much-needed bullpen help in deal with Padres

The Twins’ already slim chances of catching Cleveland in the American League Central race, were dealt a significant blow on Thursday when the Indians acquired lefthanded closer Brad Hand and righthanded reliever Adam Cimber from…


Pro Football Focus predicts Vikings to win the North

With just days remaining before training camp, football’s analysts are putting their predictions on record. The data-driven folks at Pro Football Focus recently released their forecast for the NFC North, which sees the Minnesota Vikings…


Miraculous finish earns Vikings an ESPY for “Best Moment”

The last-second 61-yard touchdown that gave the Vikings an improbable victory over New Orleans in the NFC Divisional playoffs last January earned the team an ESPY for “Best Moment” on Wednesday night at ESPN’s awards…


Twins second baseman Brian Dozier could be headed to Milwaukee

The Dodgers acquisition of shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles on Wednesday means the teams that lost out in the Machado Sweepstakes will have to look elsewhere. One of the first places those seeking infield…


‘Aggressive but under control’: LaMonte Wade’s offensive approach continues to pay off in Rochester

LaMonte Wade always has a plan. Now one step from the big leagues, Wade continues to demonstrate an advanced approach at the plate that’s helped him consistently reach base at a .400 clip. Through play…


Is it too late for the Wolves to improve their roster?

Nobody expected the Timberwolves to be major players in free agency. Being over the salary cap and having a lack of trade assets, it was going to be difficult to significantly improve the team in…


Miguel Sano leaves Twins’ minor league team to handle family matter

Miguel Sano has found success at Single-A Fort Myers as he tries to fix his game and get into shape, but the Twins third baseman is putting things on hold for a few days to…


Report: Nemanja Bjelica won’t sign with 76ers, plans to stay in Europe

Nemanja Bjelica’s time in the NBA appears to be finished. At least for now. The Timberwolves elected not to keep Bjelica, enabling him to agree to a one-year, mid-level exception deal for $4.45 million with…


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