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Change of plans: Twins will get to see young Yankees ace, a possible postseason preview

Luis Severino has been great this year for the Yankees, and if you need a guy to win you one game in the postseason, he’s likely the guy you’d turn to. That’s been the assumption…


Keenum’s pocket presence and other takeaways from the Vikings-Steelers game tape

After reviewing the game tape of his teams 26-9 loss too the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer came away optimistic. “This is a good football team,” Zimmer said Monday. “We’re going to…


Notes from New York: Wild card push, Adrianza’s new leg kick

NEW YORK—The Twins lost a close ballgame Monday, falling 2-1 to the Yankees in a well-played, late-season game between two playoff contenders. Despite the loss, the Twins still hold a 1.5 game lead over the…


If Case Keenum has to start again, how can the Vikings improve his play?

On Monday, we did not get any clearer a picture of whether Sam Bradford will be under center at US Bank Stadium Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings face the Tampa Bay Bucs. That means there’s…


Zulgad: Wild’s decision to extend Mikko Koivu’s contract is a head-scratcher

If Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher has learned anything in recent years, it’s that every bit of salary-cap room with which he has to work is precious. That’s because, unlike in the NFL and NBA,…


Staying put: Mikko Koivu agrees to terms on two-year, $11 million extension with Wild

Mikko Koivu appears set to finish his NHL career where it began — as a member of the Minnesota Wild. The veteran center agreed to terms on a two-year, $11 million contract extension on Monday…


Trae Waynes and other Vikings early-season overreactions

The NFL lends itself to overreactions. It’s top dog in every market and every game is analyzed like crazy for an entire week. The problem with drawing conclusions from small samples is that they can…


Wolves owner expects Andrew Wiggins’ contract extension to be done this week

Andrew Wiggins’ five-year, $148 million contract extension with the Timberwolves is expected to be done before the opening practice of training camp on Saturday. Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV and a contributor to 1500 ESPN shared…


Conflicting reports, hysteria and the cloudy situation with Sam Bradford’s knee

Following Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Zimmer would only say that Sam Bradford would be “fine” after missing the game with a knee injury. Less than 24 hours later, Zimmer again stood in…


Report: Vikings QB Sam Bradford ‘believed to have a bone bruise’

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was expected to be a gametime decision Sunday against the Steelers, and when gametime rolled around, it became clear that he was not going to play. According to NFL Network’s Tom…


Rhodes, Barr and Griffen strong in Vikings’ loss to Steelers

Xavier Rhodes’ matchup with Antonio Brown was the most hyped CB vs WR battle in the NFL in Week 2. Unfortunately for the Minnesota Vikings, a terrific performance by Rhodes was overshadowed by the team’s…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Joe Mauer’s grand slam, Josh Donaldson’s blast, Kyle Gibson’s recovery

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins on Sunday took a punch in the first inning and didn’t stagger or fall down. Instead, they rallied behind starter Kyle Gibson and delivered a few big blows of their own,…


Zulgad: Sorry, Mike, but questions about Sam Bradford are only getting started

In the aftermath of the Vikings’ 26-9 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, Mike Zimmer was asked what had him the most upset or angry. “I’m not angry or upset,” he told reporters. “I’m just tired…


Zimmer says Bradford ‘will be fine,’ but doesn’t say when he will return

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer grew frustrated with questions about Sam Bradford’s health following the team’s 26-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Sam is fine,” he said. “He might play one game from now,…


Vikings offensive line comes up short against Steelers

Against the New Orleans Saints, you would have thought Orlando Pace and Anthony Munoz were playing tackle for the Minnesota Vikings. But on Sunday in Pittsburgh, the Steelers reminded everyone that the revamped O-line still…


Vikings’ mistakes gave Keenum no chance against Steelers

The moment Sam Bradford was announced as inactive against the Steelers, the Las Vegas line shifted heavily towards Pittsburgh, but the Minnesota Vikings didn’t fall on the road because they started a backup QB. They…


Bradford inactive, Case Keenum to start for Vikings vs. Steelers

The Minnesota Vikings will start Case Keenum against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sam Bradford is officially inactive. #Vikings Inactives:8 Sam Bradford12 Rodney Adams24 Tramaine Brock63 Danny Isidora76 Aviante Collins90 Tashawn Bower94 Jaleel Johnson — Vikings PR…


Report: Teddy Bridgewater will be ready to play by mid-season

NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport is reporting that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater expects to be ready to return by the middle of this season. As #Vikings QB Sam Bradford arrives today… a discussion about what…


Kyle Gibson’s new approach to fastballs may be key to his late-season breakout

MINNEAPOLIS – Kyle Gibson owes a dinner – a few dinners, actually – to small handful of different people within the Twins organization. Based on his recent run of success, the former first-round pick will…


Twins lose, which secures the Indians as winners of the A.L. Central

The Twins on Saturday got all they could handle from Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada. The home loss took Cleveland’s “magic number” from 1 down to 0, meaning the Indians have now clinched the postseason…


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