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Vikings countdown to free agency: The guards

With the Super Bowl over, the next big NFL date is March 9, when the new league year begins and free agency opens. The Minnesota Vikings are expected to be active in free agency, so…


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Wolves post-All-Star break schedule will be unforgiving

Since starting the season 6-18, the Wolves have gone 16-17. It seems logical to say that if the team could have closed out games better, then they would’ve been a .500 team for the entire…


NHL: Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:45:13 EST
Zulgad: Koivu-Granlund-Zucker line has found sustained success, now this trio needs a nickname

ST. PAUL – Wikipedia has an entry for nearly everything, including the nicknames given to some of the most effective and dangerous NHL line combinations through the years. The list starts with New Jersey’s “A…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Jacksonville Jaguars - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:58:51 EST
Among top QBs, Sam Bradford faced easiest schedule of passing defenses

By almost every metric, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford had the best year of his career in 2016, but a look at the opposing defenses that the veteran quarterback faced reveals that the Vikings’ schedule…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:56:15 EDT
Zulgad’s 3-and-out: Peterson about to find out that past performance won’t be worth all that much

Adrian Peterson is likely in for a rude awakening, Glen Taylor has the right idea and Mike Yeo appears to be good fit (for now) in St. Louis. The latest edition of three-and-out has arrived.…


NBA: Chicago Bulls at Minnesota Timberwolves - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:26:53 EST
Andrew Wiggins has carried the Wolves in Zach LaVine’s absence

The Timberwolves lost Zach LaVine at the most inopportune time. The team was rolling, playing near .500 for over 20 games. It seemed that the team was beginning to play up to the level many…


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PHOTO: Brian Dozier is ready to go at Twins spring training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — If you paid attention to the Twins’ news cycle this winter, you were undoubtedly inundated with trade rumors surrounding Brian Dozier. The team’s powerful and popular second baseman seemed to lead…


Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (21) runs for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Insta: Jerick McKinnon posts video showing off insane agility

Jerick McKinnon has some amazing agility. Have you ever run agility ladders? Apparently the normal ones were too simple for the Vikings running back. A post shared by Jet Mckinnon (@jetmckinnon1) on Feb 17, 2017…


Nov 17, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) waves to fans as he leaves the field after his team defeated the Tennessee Titans 27-24 during the second half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Vikings should avoid recently-made-available tackles Albert, Beachum and Clady

To say that the Minnesota Vikings will investigate every potential left tackle option is probably a severe understatement. With a very weak class of free agent left tackles, the Vikings will be looking near and…


MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:10:40 EDT
Ervin Santana may not know it yet but he’s probably Twins’ opening day starter

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Twins manager Paul Molitor must not be very good at keeping secrets. Then again, this one might not have even been worth guarding. Ervin Santana is likely to be Minnesota’s opening…


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Hockey Half Hour Notebook: Ignoring trade talk and answering the bell

ST. PAUL, Minn. – If all had gone according to plans and expectations last summer, when the Minnesota Wild were openly shopping their backup goalie, Darcy Keumper wouldn’t be in Minnesota right now. If all…


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Breaking down the Timberwolves’ new colors

I always get excited when a team goes through a re-brand. The Minnesota Timberwolves are no exception, with their new look being unveiled in the coming months. While no official unveiling date has been announced,…


NFL: Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:08:27 EDT
RFA Thielen looking to be ‘respected’ by Vikings in contract talks

During training camp, some wondered whether wide receiver Adam Thielen would make the Minnesota Vikings’ roster considering they selected a receiver in the first round and had more proven wideouts in the group. Not only…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:09:09 EST
Vikings WR Johnson talks about Teddy Bridgewater’s rehab at Winterfest

Charles Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater were gaining chemistry in the months before the 2016 season, but Bridgewater’s devastating knee injury forced Johnson and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings’ receiving corps to adapt to a new…


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5 takeaways from Gophers’ last-second win over Indiana

The Gophers men’s basketball team is rolling. The latest victory was a 75-74 win over Indiana (15-12, 5-9) Wednesday at Williams Arena. The winning basket came with about three seconds left on the clock and…


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Gopher men’s hockey: 3 keys against Penn State

The No. 5 Gopher men’s hockey team travels to Penn State this weekend for a series with the Nittany Lions. After the Gophers shellacked Penn State two weeks ago, the Nittany Lions have a chance…


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Wetmore’s 2017 Twins outlook: Twins should convert Trevor May back into a starter

Editor’s note: This story about Trevor May is part of an ongoing series at 1500ESPN to preview the 2017 Twins season. We’ll glance at the player’s 2016 season and try to make some informed judgments…


MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:01:10 EDT
Fangraphs doesn’t think Brian Dozier will hit 40 home runs again this year

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Twins did not trade Brian Dozier this winter. It feels like that needs to be written again and again to serve as a counterweight to all the trade rumors surrounding…


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Vikings countdown to free agency: Right tackles

With the Super Bowl over, the next big NFL date is March 9, when the new league year begins and free agency opens. The Minnesota Vikings are expected to be active in free agency, so…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Atlanta Braves - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:22:25 EDT
Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: The Twins position battles to watch in spring training

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Much has been made of the fact that the Twins won just 59 games last year, fired Terry Ryan and replaced him with a couple new guys tasked with making baseball…


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