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Notebook: Butler and Wiggins; Patton’s debut; and Embiid vs Towns in jeopardy?

More of Butler has meant less Wiggins Jimmy Butler was frustrated after being blown out by the Warriors on November 8. It wasn’t just that loss. To that point, Butler had been averaging 14.7 points,…


Report: Twins among ‘high volume’ of interested clubs regarding trade talks for Rays ace Chris Archer

The Twins have a clear need to upgrade their pitching staff, both the starters and also the bullpen. Chris Archer would be a good start. With the MLB Winter Meetings underway, the Twins are among…


Too early to call? Zimmer says it’s too soon to know if sprained ankle will keep Riley Reiff out Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings’ makeshift offensive line had new faces in new places during Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, and as yet it’s unclear which linemen will be available for Sunday’s game against…


If you’re the Twins, would you rather have Jake Arrieta or Chris Archer?

Jon Morosi wrote a Winter Meetings preview that published this weekend, and it tied the Twins to two interesting big-name starting pitchers: Jake Arrieta and Chris Archer. They both would improve the starting rotation. Each…


Eagles reclaim top spot in NFC playoff race, but Carson Wentz lost for season

The Philadelphia Eagles reclaimed the top spot in the NFC on Sunday but it came at a significant price. The Eagles beat the host Los Angeles Rams 43-35, but star quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a…


Cam Newton wasn’t great, but two MVP plays were the difference vs. Vikings

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton fantasy owners may not have been happy with his day, but the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback had two plays that reminded you of the 2015 MVP version. Those plays separated the…


St. Paul native and Twins great Jack Morris is headed to Cooperstown

Jack Morris is a Hall of Famer. The St. Paul-native, former Twins great and 3-time World Series champion who won the best pitcher’s duel ever waited a long time for his moment. But now it’s…


Case Keenum: Turnovers were the difference in loss to Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Case Keenum hadn’t turned the ball over in his previous three games, but gave the Carolina Panthers three extra chances in Sunday’s 31-24 loss. The Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback threw an interception on…


Refs got it right, but catches like Thielen’s touchdown should be allowed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For a long time, NFL fans asked: “What’s a catch?” Now we all know the rules, but Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers confirmed that the rules still aren’t…


Vikings injuries on offensive line are cause for concern

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At one point in the fourth quarter, it looked like 2016 all over again. The Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line had four new faces or players in different spots from last week. Quarterback…


Zulgad: Purple Pessimists get exactly what they’ve been waiting for with loss in Carolina

The Vikings extended their winning streak to eight games a week ago with an impressive five-point victory over the defending NFC champion Falcons in Atlanta. This did little to calm the nerves of many Vikings…


Riley Reiff, Kyle Rudolph both leave Carolina in walking boots

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Minnesota Vikings flew out of Charlotte on Sunday with a few more cuts and bruises than when they arrived. Tackle Riley Reiff and tight end Kyle Rudolph both walked out of…


Uncharacteristic mistakes doom Vikings in Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Minnesota Vikings played their worst game in a long time and still kept things close against the Carolina Panthers. It’s far from a moral victory or consolation prize, but a fact:…


Vikings center Pat Elflein inactive vs. Panthers

Bad news for the Minnesota Vikings as they face one of the NFL’s top defensive lines in Carolina. Center Pat Elflein, who has started every game and played every snap this season, is inactive with…


Report: CT scan this week will determine whether Aaron Rodgers is ready to return

The Minnesota Vikings may be facing off with Aaron Rodgers in Week 16 at Lambeau Field if the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback gets good news this week. NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport is reporting that Rodgers…


Position-by-position: How do the Vikings match up against the Carolina Panthers?

The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) face off with the Carolina Panthers (8-4) with playoff implications abound. The Vikings are now in the driver’s seat to win the conference and clinch homefield throughout the playoffs, while the…


Who will be the next closer for the Minnesota Twins? Part II: The ‘safe bet’ free agents

Last week the Twins needed a closer and I wrote about 5 trade candidates for the team to consider. The free agent market has moved pretty slowly this year for a number of reasons, and…


Terence Newman will change your life

It took Sam Brown a few weeks to figure out that the guy everyone called “T-New” was actually a player he’d grown up idolizing. Terence Newman isn’t quite as common of a name as Sam…


Morgan, Remmers out for Vikings vs. Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings will be without one of their key role players on Sunday as they face off with the Carolina Panthers. Tight end David Morgan is out with a concussion. He suffered the injury…


Report: Twins to sign one of the former Braves prospects that was released after rules violation

The Twins have agreed to a $2.5 million deal with Yunior Severino, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. Sources: Severino has agreed to a $2.5 million deal with the Twins. The deal has not been finalized…


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