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Should the Vikings move Joe Berger to guard?

When the Minnesota Vikings released guard Brandon Fusco, they immediately shot to the top of everyone’s list to sign the best free agent guards – players like Kevin Zeitler, Ronald Leary and TJ Lang. But…


MLB: Spring Training-Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins - Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:45:10 EDT
Zulgad: Limiting Mauer in 2017 will be smart play as Twins plan for the future

FORT MYERS, FLA. — Joe Mauer created some short-term optimism last spring that he might have started to regain his once marvelous hitting stroke. Despite the Twins’ horrendous start, Mauer had a .323 batting average,…


MLB: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:14:03 EDT
Paul Molitor says Twins didn’t handle Jorge Polanco the right way in the minors

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The way things look on paper right now, the Twins will open the season with Jorge Polanco playing shortstop, the position he played all of last season—in the Majors, that is.…


Feb 12, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) hug after the game at Golden 1 Center. The Sacramento Kings defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Could the Timberwolves have made an offer for DeMarcus Cousins?

Sunday evening was supposed to be about the All-Star Game for the NBA. That was until the game itself was overshadowed by a blockbuster trade. The Sacramento Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans…


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Top free agent left tackle says he is ‘intrigued’ to hit the market

All eyes will be on Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth as we approach the opening of free agency on March 9. Joining SiriusXM radio, Whitworth indicated that the Bengals will have to improve their…


NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:58:34 EST
Will the Vikings use a fullback in 2017?

Minnesota Vikings fullback Zach Line knows there is a possibility that a change in offensive coordinator could mean a shift in philosophy – one that could put him out of a job in Minnesota. Line is…


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Another OT game, and this time a win pushes Gophers’ streak to 5

When the Gophers were on their five-game skid earlier this season, head coach Richard Pitino talked a lot about his team needing just to “break through” to get that next victory. They lost four of…


NHL: Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:16:02 EST
Inside the numbers: How do the Wild stack up against recent Cup finalists?

At the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Minnesota Wild fans wondered whether they should consider their club anything more than a bubble team. By the All-Star break, it was worth asking if they were the…


Aug 25, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) pitches to the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Who will emerge from the competition for Twins starting rotation? Meet the candidates

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Twins’ search for starting pitching quality apparently begins with quantity. As in, nobody will even put a number on how many starting pitchers are in the competition for the opening…


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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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