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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: ‘Pretty phenomenal’ play, Gibson’s encore not as good

MINNEAPOLIS – Kyle Gibson followed up his complete-game performance with a rough outing Tuesday, and the Twins let a game get away from them in the middle innings in an 8-3 loss to the Detroit…


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Twins will be among MLB teams represented at Tim Tebow’s workout

The Twins will be among the more than 20 Major League teams for which Tim Tebow will hold a workout on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, according to 1500 ESPN contributor Darren “Doogie” Wolfson. ESPN…


MLB: Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins - Mon, 04 Jul 2016 14:27:24 EDT
Molitor says he trusts in Twins development staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Some iffy performances by the team’s young players has led to some Twins fans to question the development process in the organization’s minor league system. Manager Paul Molitor is not one of those…


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Waiver claim: Oswaldo Arcia lands on third team in three months

Oswaldo Arcia is on to his next club. The powerful but enigmatic former Twins outfielder was designated for assignment last week by the Tampa Bay Rays. On Tuesday, the Miami Marlins claimed Arcia off waivers,…


NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:14:34 EDT
Notebook: Zimmer has made decision on whether Peterson will play Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The decision has been made. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday he has made up his mind about whether Adrian Peterson will play in a preseason game for the first time…


NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals - Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:11:27 EDT
Teddy Bridgewater returns to practice, does limited throwing

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — After not throwing passes for the past four days, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was able to throw on a limited basis in Tuesday’s practice at Winter Park. Bridgewater sat out the…


NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild - Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:20:19 EDT
Let’s Go Crazy! Wild will continue to pay homage to music legend Prince

Go crazy, folks. Go crazy. The Minnesota Wild on Tuesday announced that Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ will be the song played inside Xcel Energy Center this year after the home team lights the lamp. The…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:43:49 EDT
Vikings activate Rhett Ellison from PUP list, adding to intrigue at tight end

The Vikings on Tuesday announced that tight end Rhett Ellison has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform List. Ellison spent training camp recovering from a knee injury that ended his season late last…


Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, right, talks with  quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
The NFL is cleaning up some rules this year on injury reports

Depending on which market you live in — or more to the point, the players that comprise your fantasy football team — you’ve probably been annoyed at one time or another over the NFL’s weekly…


Jun 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia (26) gestures towards the Athletics dugout after hitting an RBI double against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning at the Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
So, Danny Valencia reportedly hurt Billy Butler in a clubhouse ‘altercation’

“What happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse.” The immortal words of former Twins third baseman Danny Valencia, who reportedly got in a physical altercation Friday with teammate Billy Butler. Butler apparently missed two…


Aug 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) participates in pre game warmups against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Bridgewater still a spectator as Vikings prove practice doesn’t make perfect

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings will play their first game at U.S. Bank Stadium a week from Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Members of the organization have to be hoping things go far better…


MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:28:25 EDT
Rochester pitching shuttle continues: Light up, Mejia sent back

A day after adding pitching depth by promoting recently acquired prospect Adalberto Mejia from Rochester and sending down slugger Kennys Vargas, the Twins sent Mejia back to their Triple-A affiliate and called up righthanded pitcher…


MLB: Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:32:59 EDT
Mejia gets the call as Twins add pitcher, option Vargas to Rochester

Nearly a month after acquiring pitcher Adalberto Mejia from the San Francisco Giants for Eduardo Nunez, the Twins will get their first look at the lefthander. The Twins announced before Saturday night’s game at Kansas…


Aug 12, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws a pass for a touchdown to wide receiver Charles Johnson (not pictured) in the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Bridgewater continues to rest sore shoulder; Vikings add QB to roster

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer refused to confirm an ESPN report that Teddy Bridgewater did not play in Thursday’s preseason game because of a sore shoulder, but the quarterback did not throw…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 18:25:37 EDT
Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: At audition time, 5 things Twins need to learn this year

MINNEAPOLIS – It’s audition time for the Twins. With fewer than 50 games left to play this season, and no real shot of a postseason appearance, Minnesota is in fact-checking mode. Which players will be…


NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:24:54 EDT
Report: Bridgewater held out of Seahawks’ game because of sore shoulder

Teddy Bridgewater did not start for the Vikings in Thursday night’s preseason game at Seattle because of a sore shoulder, according to ESPN’s Ben Goessling. Goessling cited two NFL sources in his report. Goessling tweeted…


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Report: Oswaldo Arcia designated for assignment by Rays

Former Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The Rays acquired Arcia from the Twins for a player…


NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:55:13 EDT
Zulgad: Zimmer had no reason to get so defensive about Bridgewater situation

Mike Zimmer is entering his third season as Vikings’ head coach and has gone 18-14 in his first two seasons, leading the team to an NFC North title and a playoff berth in 2015. Zimmer…


Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, left, shakes hands with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, as former Vikings coach and current Chiefs spread game coach Brad Shildress, center, looks on before an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Andy Reid thinks Brad Childress should get another shot to be a head coach

  Should Brad Childress get another chance to be a head coach in the NFL? If he had followed through on his reported plans to retire, he wouldn’t have had that opportunity. He still might…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Duffey’s about-face, missed double play, Polanco

Tyler Duffey was rolling along through 3 innings and then the Royals jumped all over him for 5 runs in the 4th inning to take control of a game from the Twins. The Royals topped the…


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