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MLB: Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros - Mon, 02 May 2016 20:56:46 EDT
Zulgad: Is calm, cool and collected always Molitor’s best play?

Twins catcher John Ryan Murphy was at-bat early in Monday’s game in Houston when he took exception to a call by plate umpire Jerry Layne. Murphy is hitting .083 this season and has little room…


NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames
Zulgad: Wild GM needs to close deal with Boudreau and he needs to do it now

There was a report Tuesday morning that Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher was in California, causing TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger to speculate it was for a quiet meeting with recently fired Anaheim Ducks coach…


NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames
Report: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher reaches out to Bruce Boudreau

The Anaheim Ducks fired their head coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher didn’t waste any time. He called Boudreau over the weekend to discuss the Wild’s coaching vacancy, according to a report…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Berrios’ first win, beating Keuchel, a heated exchange

The Twins and J.O. Berrios got the road trip off on the right foot when they beat Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, 6-2. One win in the bag. Now they’ll need another. And another.…


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Zulgad: Vikings will need to take off kid gloves when it comes to Waynes’ second season

The only thing more inexact than the NFL mock drafts that have populated the Internet in recent months might be the attempt to assign immediate grades for how each team fared in last weekend’s selection…


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Krammer: Five thoughts on the Vikings’ 2016 draft weekend

MINNEAPOLIS — After this weekend, the Vikings have just one roster spot open following the addition of eight draft picks and 10 undrafted free agents. They’ll host a rookie minicamp this weekend with a handful…


NCAA Football: Holiday Bowl-Southern California vs Wisconsin
Vikings sign 10 undrafted free agents, including former Badgers QB Joel Stave

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings put the finishing touch on the 90-man roster Monday with 10 undrafted free agent signings. Headlining the group is former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave, who becomes the fourth quarterback on the…


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Vikings decline WR Patterson’s fifth-year option, pick up those for CB Rhodes, DT Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — Two of the Vikings’ three 2013 first-round picks will be under contract for the 2017 season. On Monday, the Vikings let cornerback Xavier Rhodes and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd know their fifth-year options…


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Curse of Punto: An Objective Look at the Architect of the Twins, GM Terry Ryan

In November 2011, Terry Ryan took over a Twins organization in disarray. Bill Smith had just guided the 2011 Twins to a 99-loss season that ultimately cost him his job, and the reins were handed…


NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames
If Torchetti is let go, here are 10 guys we’d like to see as the next coach of the Wild

Editor’s note: 1500 ESPN hockey writers Dan Myers and Jess Myers (no relation) recently had a brainstorm on who will be the next coach of the Minnesota Wild, if there’s a new coach holding the…


APTOPIX Tigers Twins Baseball
Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Another sweep, Sano’s baserunning mistake, so many ‘almosts’

MINNEAPOLIS – Sunday’s gut-punch loss to the Tigers wrapped up a three-game sweep, the fifth time this season the Twins have been swept. That goes a long way toward explaining how this team got to…


MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:18:51 EDT
Why a lousy April is not necessarily a death sentence for the Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins just experienced the second-worst April in team history, dating back to when the club moved from Washington D.C. and changed its name to the Twins. The Twins entered May fully 9…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Lousy April, Duffey’s mistake, Mauer’s great month, Park’s shot

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins on Saturday fell behind in the 1st inning to Jordan Zimmermann and the Tigers and lost 4-1, wrapping up the second-worst April in Twins history. This column presents 5 thoughts from…


NCAA Football: Florida at Vanderbilt
Vikings stock defensive depth in seventh round with DE Weatherly, S Kearse

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings drafted Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly in the seventh round on Saturday. Weatherly, 22, was taken with the 227th-overall pick, acquired when the Vikings traded back in the sixth round…


NCAA Football: Louisiana Tech at Texas-San Antonio
Vikings take a chance on German WR Boehringer, whose education begins next week

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Moritz Boehringer’s first taste of American football was watching highlights of Adrian Peterson. And now he’s Peterson’s teammate. “I hear he has a strong handshake,” Boehringer said Saturday to Twin Cities…


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Vikings take middle linebacker Kentrell Brothers in fifth round

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings added a middle linebacker to the competition. Former Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers was taken in the fifth round (160th overall) by the Vikings on Saturday. Brothers (6-0, 245) led…


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Vikings initially project fourth-round OL Willie Beavers as guard

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings added a 16th offensive lineman to the room. Former Western Michigan left tackle Willie Beavers was taken in the fourth round (121st overall) by the Vikings on Saturday, the…


NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Minnesota
Ex-Gophers Murray, Campbell selected in fourth round of NFL Draft

Eric Murray didn’t have to wait long to hear his name on Saturday. Murray, the former Gophers cornerback, was selected in the fourth round (106th overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s the first player…


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Miguel Sano makes diving catch to rob Miguel Cabrera of extra bases

MINNEAPOLIS — Who says Miguel Sano can’t be a right fielder? His first season in the corner outfield hasn’t been pretty at times, but the big man has also shown some raw ability as an outfielder. A…


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Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell relieved to put 40-yard dash in the past

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Under the brim of a Vikings’ purple cap, Laquon Treadwell shook his head and smiled. Standing inside the team’s fieldhouse, a NFL lapel pin glistened from his charcoal grey suit, but he anxiously…


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