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Notes from Fenway: Berrios vs. Sale, Dozier, Gimenez

BOSTON — There was a lot of excitement about the pitching matchup for Monday night’s game at Fenway Park, with Jose Berrios going against Chris Sale, and it mostly lived up to the hype. Sale…


Report: Wolves continue to shop Ricky Rubio as they look to add shooting to lineup

The Ricky Rubio trade rumors won’t go away, not even with Kris Dunn having been sent to Chicago last week in the Jimmy Butler trade. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Monday that the Wolves remain “intent”…


Dillon Gee gets sent back to minors without appearing in a game for Twins

The Twins needed to make room on the 25-man roster for starter Hector Santiago to be reactivated from the 10-day disabled list. To make that move in time for Tuesday’s start, the Twins have optioned…


VIDEO: Twins top draft pick Royce Lewis swings for the fences in his first game as a pro

The Twins top draft pick Royce Lewis got off to a hot start in his professional baseball career. Lewis, who recently turned 18 years old and until very recently was playing high school baseball in…


What type of NFL suspension will Michael Floyd face?

Michael Floyd’s kombucha tea faux pas will not get in the way of the veteran wide receiver suiting up for the Minnesota Vikings this season, but Roger Goodell could. After violating the terms of his…


Michael Floyd sentenced to one day in jail by Arizona judge

Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd was sentenced to one day in jail and must serve the final five days of his house arrest  after he tested positive for alcohol this month. A Scottsdale (Ariz.) judge…


Underneath Latavius Murray’s No. 25, a story of death and deep friendship

On June 14 at 11:30 AM, Latavius Murray paced the sidelines at Winter Park wearing No. 25, a subtle tribute to his best friend. At that moment, 1,400 miles away, a brawl broke out in…


Zulgad’s 3-and-out: Butler trade all about present, Twins are resilient bunch, Wild GM being patient

Throughout the Timberwolves’ 13-year run of futility, there have been various moves made in an attempt to pull the franchise out of its long downward spiral. The common theme of these moves has been this:…


KG’s No. 21 almost certainly off limits, so what number will Jimmy Butler wear with Wolves?

Jimmy Butler’s trade to the Timberwolves would appear to present at least one issue for the three-time All-Star. Butler wore No. 21 during his six years with the Chicago Bulls, but Kevin Garnett had that number…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Sweep for first place, Ervin Santana’s escapes, Jason Castro

The Twins, proclaimed dead-in-the-water by many after a rotten homestand, apparently have some life left in them. They got pushed around at Target Field last week, exposing several weaknesses. Then, they went on the road…


Kevin Millar — yes, that one — homers in Saints game in St. Paul

Kevin Millar is a 45-year-old TV analyst who hasn’t played organized baseball since 2010. Or rather, he hadn’t played organized baseball. The former World Series winner with the Red Sox was on hand Saturday night wearing…


Mets reportedly have decided they’re sellers, should Twins send a text?

The Mets have fallen out of the mix in the National League. They’re not fooling themselves that they can get back into the race, apparently. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported in his Sunday column that the…


Report: Lowry among free agent point guards Wolves are targeting in free agency

The Timberwolves’ roster shakeup could continue with the point guard position. The team is looking at free agents Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, Jeff Teague and George Hill, according to Mitch Lawrence of SiriusXM NBA Radio.…


Is this the hottest Timberwolves take of the offseason?

The Timberwolves won 31 games this year and pretty much everybody who followed the season to its finale was disappointed by that outcome. And rightfully so, I think. Tom Thibodeau was supposed to deliver the…


Staying put: Despite speculation, Wild doesn’t trade Dumba or Scandella at NHL draft

The Wild began this week dealing with the intrigue of which player they might lose to Vegas in the NHL expansion draft, and whether general manager Chuck Fletcher could work a deal to keep defensemen Matt…


Zulgad: Butler trade joins short list of big-splash acquisitions in last 20 years of Minnesota sports

The Timberwolves’ trade for Jimmy Butler during the NBA draft on Thursday night got us to thinking about the big-splash acquisitions (via free agency or trade) made by the Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves in…


Seven key Vikings players heading into a contract year

Alright, we’ve reached the waiting-for-training camp portion of the offseason. While you look at the calendar, checking off each day before camp arrives, we’ll be unveiling a weekly countdown of top 10s relating to the…


Report: Vikings backing Floyd in kombucha tea defense

Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press is reporting that Minnesota Vikings’ COO Kevin Warren penned a letter to Scottsdale City Judge Statia Hendrix asking to cancel a June 26 scheduled hearing for Michael Floyd over failed…


Wetmore: Mason Melotakis a surprising victim of latest Twins roster shuffle

The Twins have made a habit of shuffling through pitchers on the Major League roster this year. They’ve also been very flexible with their 40-man roster, regularly freeing up spaces on the roster by using…


Ex-Wolves GM David Kahn: Jimmy Butler trade is win-win

When I first heard that the Timberwolves completed a long-rumored deal for Bulls star Jimmy Butler, my first thoughtsdid not include a curiosity about what ex-Wolves GM David Kahn would have thought about the deal.…


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