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Sheldon Richardson has been everything the Vikings hoped for

Because the Minnesota Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to the largest contract in history (at the time), the addition of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson a few days later came with less coverage and fanfare. Still the…


Notebook: Gophers’ defense thrashed for 659 yards in a 53-28 loss

It’s one thing to get beat defensively, it’s another to get thrashed. Nebraska entered Saturday’s game with an 0-6 record for the first time in program history. They ranked 109th nationally in scoring offense, averaging…


Position-by-position: How the Vikings match up with the Jets

The Minnesota Vikings (3-2-1) head to MetLife Stadium to match up with the New York Jets (3-3). Here’s how the two rosters match up by position (all stats via Pro Football Focus and Pro-Football Reference)……


Could Derek Shelton be the Twins’ next manager?

The Twins are reportedly closing in on hiring a manager and a decision could come next week, according to the Star Tribune. The paper reported Saturday that there are three to five finalists for the…


Zulgad: Bring on the boos: Jimmy Butler thrives in role of Wolves’ villain

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler wants Timberwolves fans to know one thing. He loves the fact you can’t stand him. He loves to hear you boo him. Your anger toward him has turned into his fuel and…


Home not so sweet: Disgruntled Butler hears boos from Wolves’ fans

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler encouraged Timberwolves fans to boo him during Friday’s home opener at Target Center. They certainly delivered. Butler was booed loudly when he was introduced, as was coach Tom Thibodeau, before the…


Vikings RB Dalvin Cook out vs. Jets

The Minnesota Vikings will again be without Dalvin Cook. For the second straight week, the Vikings’ starting running back will not be in the lineup as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Cook missed Week…


Vikings rely on full supporting cast to protect Kirk Cousins

Sometimes it takes a village to keep a quarterback upright. The Minnesota Vikings have not only battled some of the elite defensive linemen in the NFL through the first six weeks — including the likes…


Even without Hughes, Vikings’ defense can take advantage of secondary depth

The 2018 version of the Minnesota Vikings’ defense has something that they generally have not been about to boast about in past years under Mike Zimmer: Depth at the safety position. With the late signing…


Ryan Pressly becoming star reliever with Astros looks bad for Twins

Ryan Pressly has become a relief ace for the Houston Astros, and that’s a bad look for the Minnesota Twins. Add it to the list of things that went wrong in Minnesota during the 2018…


Vikings’ offseason decision to keep Murray is paying off

Knowing that Dalvin Cook was on track to make a full recovery after an ACL tear, the Minnesota Vikings could have released running back Latavius Murray and saved themselves a few bones on the salary…


Kirk Cousins’ free agency decision was best for Vikings and Jets

When Kirk Cousins wanders out onto the field at MetLife Stadium for the first time since picking the Minnesota Vikings over the New York Jets in free agency, he’s going to get booed like only…


Zimmer impressed with Richardson’s play, professionalism

Mike Zimmer had a smile on his face the day the Minnesota Vikings announced they were signing defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. He was well aware that his team was bringing in one of the most…


Halfway home: What have we learned from the Gophers’ first six games?

After six games, the Gophers have reached the midway point of the season with a 3-3 record. An undefeated non-conference slate fueled optimism surrounding the team. However, the question was how they would respond in…


Anthony Barr: Vikings’ defense simplified things to succeed

Through the first four weeks of the season, the Minnesota Vikings’ defense was doing something it has never done during Mike Zimmer’s tenure in the North: Struggle. Over the past two weeks they have looked…


Zulgad: Dysfunctional Wolves might not be good but they sure will be fun

The Timberwolves should have traded Jimmy Butler in July, two-plus months after he told Tom Thibodeau he wanted out of Minnesota. Glen Taylor should have fired Thibodeau, the Wolves’ president of basketball operations and coach,…


The Twins should have big money to spend this winter

Last year’s MLB free agency period went off the rails. And this year’s free-agent crop is partly to blame. With so many good players available this winter there was a belief last year that some…


Prepping for another rookie: How the Vikings’ defense slows inexperienced QBs

The Minnesota Vikings have only faced one veteran quarterback this year. On Sunday in the Meadowlands, former USC star Sam Darnold will become the third rookie quarterback to face the Vikings in seven weeks. Two…


Kevin Garnett says Glen Taylor “doesn’t know (expletive) about basketball.”

Kevin Garnett never has been one to hide his feelings and the former Timberwolves star certainly didn’t attempt to sugarcoat things when it comes to Wolves owner Glen Taylor. Garnett had a falling out with…


Report: Wolves owner says Tom Thibodeau’s job is safe

Jimmy Butler plans to play in games and coach and president Tom Thibodeau’s job is safe, according to the person who decides their fate with the Timberwolves, Glen Taylor. At least that’s what the wealthy…


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