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NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:56:15 EDT
Vikings GM Spielman ‘keeping options open’ with Adrian Peterson

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman isn’t tipping his hand on whether the team is interested in bringing Adrian Peterson back. On Tuesday, they team announced they would not pick up his…


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Twins have added baseball researcher as club fills out its front office

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Twins have added a full-time baseball researcher to their front office, part of an ongoing effort to build out the front office under GM Thad Levine and Chief Baseball Officer…


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5 Vikings storylines to watch at the NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Ah, yes, the Valentine’s Day of the NFL is upon us. The NFL Combine has turned into much more than teams getting together to watch players do drills, it’s become a convention…


NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:33:31 EST
There’s a big catch to Cowboys reported interest in Adrian Peterson

The Cowboys already have one of the most imposing rushing attacks with Zeke Elliott and a stout offensive line built over several seasons. And if Jerry Jones has anything to say about it, that backfield…


NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:14:34 EDT
Zulgad: Vikings’ decision to jettison Adrian Peterson ends a complicated relationship

The Vikings’ decision to sever ties with Adrian Peterson on Tuesday morning – and make no mistake ties have been severed – did not come as a surprise and yet, as if with the end…


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) and head coach Mike Zimmer share a laugh during the first day of the NFL teams football training camp at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn. on Friday, July, 29, 2016.(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Peterson tells ESPN he’ll explore options, keep door open to return to Vikings

The Vikings won’t pay Adrian Peterson the $18 million his contract had called for next year, but that doesn’t mean he’s seen his final snap in Minnesota. Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that the “door…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:41:46 EDT
Vikings should find new franchise face, let Peterson sign elsewhere

Superstars’ endings with their long-time franchises are rarely pretty. Patrick Ewing in a Supersonics uni or Emmitt Smith as a Cardinal – those things are enough to haunt your dreams. But the Minnesota Vikings should…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals - Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:47:01 EST
The five best landing spots for Adrian Peterson

Editor’s note: This column originally published Jan. 20. With the news that Adrian Peterson is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, we’ve decided to re-post the column. It’s still possible he’ll be back…


NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:41:30 EST
Vikings won’t pick up Adrian Peterson’s 2017 option, making him a free agent

Adrian Peterson is officially on the market. The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they do not plan to pick up Peterson’s option, which makes him a free agent when the new league year begins on…


Nov 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Russell Okung (73) pass protects in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Report: Vikings interested in recently-released left tackle

Here’s a stunner: The Minnesota Vikings are in on a free agent left tackle. CBS’s Jason La Confora reports that the Vikings have inquired about recently-released left tackle Russell Okung, who has spent last year…


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Countdown to free agency: If Munnerlyn, Newman don’t return, Vikings have options

2The 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 as we make our way…


NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:23:12 EST
Wild’s Parise and Pominville sidelined with mumps

ST. PAUL – Nearly three years after a mumps outbreak sidelined several Wild players, the team is again dealing with the disease. The Wild announced before Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings at…


Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor, left, and Joe Mauer, right, watch the flight of a ball as Mauer prepares for an at-bat in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Fort Myers Fla., Sunday March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Paul Molitor shares some thoughts on where Joe Mauer could bat this year

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins are trying to figure out exactly how — and how often — they should use Joe Mauer this season. Mauer batted .261/.363/.389 in 134 games last year and wore down physically…


New York Knicks' Joakim Noah (13) walks to the bench during a time out in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
The Timberwolves were wise to pass on Joakim Noah

When free agency began last summer, many thought Tom Thibodeau would be in hot pursuit of Joakim Noah. Noah and Thibodeau have a great history with each other going back to their Chicago days. Had…


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Price for Hanzal is high, but Wild should be going all-in

As soon as the terms of the Minnesota Wild’s deal for Arizona center Martin Hanzal were reported, Twitter flooded with, “They overpaid” takes. But “overpaid” is relative. We have to consider the circumstances, present and…


Feb 13, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (11) skates during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Wild trade haul of draft picks for center Martin Hanzal, Ryan White

The Minnesota Wild are serious Stanley Cup contenders, and in an effort to become more serious about that pursuit, they are pushing an awful lot of poker chips to the middle of the table. The…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Seems there’s a clear leader in clubhouse to be Twins DH

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Twins made it pretty clear this winter who they think will open the season as their everyday DH. They DFA’d Byungho Park one year after the previous front office regime…


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5 takeaways from the Gophers’ split with the Wisconsin Badgers

The No. 4 Gopher men’s hockey team took a split with the No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers at Mariucci Arena this weekend. These Badgers are a pesky bunch and this weekend’s series showed that they’re light…


NHL: Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:39:37 EST
Wingers rarely land the Selke, but numbers say Niederreiter deserves consideration

Pinning down individual defense in a team sport can be pretty darn difficult. Not only are there five players on the ice at once who all have specific jobs, but there are so many different…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians - Fri, 13 May 2016 19:58:56 EDT
Zulgad: Twins hoping improved mindset can make Park a hit this time around

FORT MYERS, FLA. – Byungho Park’s first season in the big leagues was so uninspiring that not only were the Twins in no hurry to bring him back but no other major-league club had an…


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