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Zulgad: Dysfunctional Wolves might not be good but they sure will be fun

The Timberwolves should have traded Jimmy Butler in July, two-plus months after he told Tom Thibodeau he wanted out of Minnesota. Glen Taylor should have fired Thibodeau, the Wolves’ president of basketball operations and coach,…


The Twins should have big money to spend this winter

Last year’s MLB free agency period went off the rails. And this year’s free-agent crop is partly to blame. With so many good players available this winter there was a belief last year that some…


Prepping for another rookie: How the Vikings’ defense slows inexperienced QBs

The Minnesota Vikings have only faced one veteran quarterback this year. On Sunday in the Meadowlands, former USC star Sam Darnold will become the third rookie quarterback to face the Vikings in seven weeks. Two…


Kevin Garnett says Glen Taylor “doesn’t know (expletive) about basketball.”

Kevin Garnett never has been one to hide his feelings and the former Timberwolves star certainly didn’t attempt to sugarcoat things when it comes to Wolves owner Glen Taylor. Garnett had a falling out with…


Report: Wolves owner says Tom Thibodeau’s job is safe

Jimmy Butler plans to play in games and coach and president Tom Thibodeau’s job is safe, according to the person who decides their fate with the Timberwolves, Glen Taylor. At least that’s what the wealthy…


Add another reported name to the list of Twins manager candidates: Joe Espada

The Minnesota Twins are looking for a new manager after dismissing Paul Molitor. They struggled to pinpoint a reason in a press conference announcing the move, saying simply that they were looking for a new…


The subtle effectiveness of the Vikings’ tight ends

If you drafted Kyle Rudolph on your fantasy team because you were expecting him to put up Zach Ertz-like numbers under offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, you are probably disappointed so far. There are currently 11…


Vikings bring back DT Parry, add James to practice squad

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they have signed defensive tackle David Parry, who played the first two games of the season with the Vikings prior to being released. The roster spot was created by…


Rookie Brian O’Neill becoming valuable part of Vikings’ O-line

If the last few years have proven anything, it’s that injuries on the offensive line can bring down an entire season. But when the Minnesota Vikings have seen both tackles Riley Reiff and Rashod Hill…


Four options for the Vikings to replace Mike Hughes

The Minnesota Vikings got an important take-care-of-business win at home on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but they took a hit in the process. Mike Zimmer announced that rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be out…


Zulgad: Case closed: Vikings look wise for moving on from Keenum

Apparently that horseshoe Case Keenum carried around with him in Minnesota last season is long gone and so is the adulation that followed him throughout his magical year in purple. Signed to a two-year, $36…


Is Twins manager a desirable job?

If you were the best baseball manager in the land and got to pick your spot, would you rather run the Angels or the Twins? With six managerial jobs open, the Twins are operating in…


Jimmy Butler to Wolves fans: “Go ahead, boo me…please come on with it”

Tom Thibodeau is apparently going to get his way — at least in the short term. The Wolves coach and president of basketball operations acknowledged after the team’s practice on Sunday that the plan is…


From celebrations to speeches, Vikings show camaraderie in win

Last year, duck-duck-gray duck helped bring them together. This year it was… whatever the heck that dance was called that Adam Thielen and the Minnesota Vikings did in the end zone after a dagger touchdown…


Kirk Cousins’ fumbling issue has become cause for concern with Mike Zimmer

Case Keenum’s style of play last season caused Vikings coach Mike Zimmer to say it seemed as if the quarterback “has got a horseshoe right now.” This wasn’t considered a compliment, but rather Zimmer’s way…


Zulgad: Adam Thielen saves his fanciest moves for when it counts the most

The Vikings held a three-point lead on the Arizona Cardinals and were facing a third-and-13 from their own 42-yard line on the opening drive of the third quarter Sunday. The 66,801 who occupied U.S. Bank…


Zimmer on the Vikings’ run game: ‘Sometimes you have to just keep pounding it’

It would have been polite to say the Minnesota Vikings’ running game was slow to get rolling through the first five weeks of the season. They entered Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals 30th in…


Rookie Mike Hughes out for the year with torn ACL

Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be out for the rest of the year after suffering a torn ACL, head coach Mike Zimmer said on Monday. Hughes, the Vikings’ first-round pick last spring, was injured on…


Vikings defense looks like itself again in win over Cardinals

When Josh Allen pulled off a win over the Minnesota Vikings three weeks ago, it shook one of the fundamental truths of Mike Zimmer’s time in the North: Rookie quarterbacks do not beat the Vikings.…


Dalvin Cook among Vikings’ inactives against Cardinals

Dalvin Cook’s hamstring injury will sideline him for the third time in four games. The running back is on the Vikings’ inactive list for Sunday’s game against Arizona. Cook was injured in Week 2 against…


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