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MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
Wetmore: J.O. Berrios’ next start should be in a Twins uniform

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins GM Rob Antony was asked Tuesday what he would be targeting in trades as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. “I think it’s fair to say we’d like to bolster our…


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Zulgad: A defensive 3 pack: For starters, Vikings will be counting on Trae Waynes

On Tuesday, we examined three questions facing the Vikings’ offense as the opening day of training camp approaches on Friday. This included whether the unit might have a new look with coordinator Norv Turner being…


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Kevin Williams signs one-day contract, will retire as a Viking

Kevin Williams’ time with the Vikings did not get off to the best start. Minnesota was supposed to pick seventh in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft, but when its 15 minutes on…


NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings
Vikings sign 2 players one day before team reports to training camp

The Vikings have added a pair of players to their roster with one day remaining until the team reports to Mankato for training camp. The team signed tackle Sean Hickey and linebacker Jason Whittihgham, the…


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Official 2016 Mr. Mankato Training Camp odds

The Official Mr. Mankato Committee has convened and determined the list of eligible players for this season. The fun is about to begin. Veteran Committee member Chris Long is the resident oddsmaker, and he’s determined,…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Santana’s complete game, Twins seek pitching, Korn Ferry

MINNEAPOLIS – Ervin Santana pitched quickly and he pitched efficiently but none of it mattered Tuesday because the Twins hitters couldn’t score him any runs. Santana pitched a complete game and took the loss when…


MLB: Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins - Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:10:51 EDT
Twins GM says he’s not making calls shopping Ervin Santana

MINNEAPOLIS – Twins starter Ervin Santana could draw some trade interest as a mid-rotation starting pitcher for a club looking to compete for a spot in the postseason. The Twins are going nowhere this year,…


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Fact or fiction? Vikings GM latest to express excitement about Cordarrelle Patterson

Either Cordarrelle Patterson is a changed man or the Vikings are putting on a full-court press to get the rest of the NFL to believe that is the case. In the spring, coach Mike Zimmer…


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Wetmore: Twins GM Rob Antony should want to make the big trade

Twins interim GM Rob Antony should go for a knockout blow. He should be more aggressive than any of the other 29 general managers in baseball. It has very little to do with the Twins’…


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Brett Favre picks his wife to present him for Hall of Fame induction ceremony

There has been plenty of speculation about who will present Brett Favre when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio. Favre, the longtime Green Bay Packers…


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Zulgad: An offensive 3 pack: Norv Turner’s offense expected to have some new wrinkles

Coming off their first NFC North title since 2009, the Vikings will report to training camp in Mankato on Thursday and begin practicing on Friday. That leaves just over a month for coach Mike Zimmer…


MLB: Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 03 Jul 2016 16:10:18 EDT
Twins Closer Kintzler Finally Healthy, and It’s Paying Dividends

BOSTON — In two and a half months, Brandon Kintzler has gone from pitching in Rochester’s bullpen to closing games for the Twins. Saturday night’s save against Boston was the eighth for Kintzler in eight tries.…


NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:52:26 EST
Zulgad: Vikings won’t get a pass if expectations aren’t met this season

The Vikings were considered to be a team on the rise entering last season, but it would be a stretch to say there was any real pressure on Mike Zimmer’s club. Minnesota had overachieved in…


Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings laughs during NFL football training camp, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Greg Jennings says in a video that he’s retiring from the NFL

Greg Jennings is hanging up the cleats. The former Vikings wide receiver said in a video posted Monday that his NFL career is over. Jennings, who continued to make his home in Minnesota even after the…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:43:59 EDT
Veteran right tackle Phil Loadholt announces retirement

And then there were four. Right tackle Phil Loadholt announced his retirement on Monday, leaving four players from the Vikings’ team that made it to the NFC title game in 2009. That list includes Adrian…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
Curse of Punto’s notebook: Dropped popups, Buxton’s bunts, Berrios?

BOSTON — It’s no secret that Miguel Sano’s had a problem fielding seemingly routine popups at third base. In the past three weeks, Sano’s dropped three popups hit more or less straight to him, and…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Xander The Great, Sano’s run of errors, Sale

Miguel Sano committed a costly error and the juggernaut Red Sox offense took advantage and piled on to score 8 runs. Boston held off a late Twins comeback attempt and won, 8-7. This column presents…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:07:42 EDT
Curse of Punto’s notebook: Kyle Gibson dominates the Red Sox

BOSTON — Before Friday’s game began, Twins manager Paul Molitor seemed to think starting pitcher Kyle Gibson stood a better chance against the vaunted Red Sox lineup than Thursday night’s starting pitcher, Tyler Duffey. The Sox,…


Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green gestures during the game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at San Francisco's 3Com Park. The 49ers beat the Vikings 28-17. Green is a former 49ers assistant coach. (AP Photo/Steve Castillo)
Zulgad: Dennis Green’s passing brings back memories of nearly magical season

Dennis Green was in his sixth season as the Vikings’ coach and had guided the franchise to four playoff appearances, when Minnesota faced the New York Giants in December 1997 in an opening-round playoff game.…


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Former Vikings coach Dennis Green remembered as ‘always looking for good in everyone’

Former Vikings coach Dennis Green passed away early Friday morning from a heart attack, his agency confirmed to ESPN. He was 67. Green, who grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, spent much of 40 years of…


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