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Small change in Daniel Carlson’s kicking approach has made a world of difference

Daniel Carlson made a 44-yard field goal and all three of his extra-point attempts in Oakland’s 24-21 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, making him 10-of-11 on field-goal attempts and 14-of-14 on extra-points in seven games…


Report: Twins are “in the mix” for slugger Nelson Cruz

The Twins are making a play to improve their 2019 team, if you read into the MLB Winter Meetings rumor mill. The club is one of the teams “in the mix” for former Mariners slugger…


Moore On Monday: The Josh Okogie Choo-Choo Train; Tyus Jones Math; Gorgui Dieng Hoppers; Speeding Up Jeff Teague

The Minnesota Timberwolves have played 13 games with Jimmy Butler and 13 without him. The latter 13 have been way more fun. Tyus Jones’ Defensive Heat Check For the second-consecutive season, Tyus Jones is the point…


Was it wrong to call 2018 ‘Super Bowl or bust’ for Vikings?

On March 28, 2018, Mike Zimmer looked more anxious than excited as he took the podium to officially introduce Kirk Cousins as the Minnesota Vikings’ new franchise quarterback. Zimmer, who would do as well as a…


5 Vikings whose futures could rest on a strong finish to the season

The Minnesota Vikings are entering the final quarter of the 2018 season and while they are in the thick of the playoff hunt, the final four games will also have implications on the 2019 season…


West Coast Thoughts: Starting lineup, Rose’s minutes, and Okogie’s highlight

The Wolves fell back to .500 on the season with a 113-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. This means the return of one of our favorite things here at 1500ESPN, West…


How long will struggling Wild be without Mikko Koivu?

The struggling Wild might be without Mikko Koivu for an extended period. The center sustained what clearly appeared to be a knee injury — NHL teams prefer to go with terms such as lower-body injury…


Trae Waynes won’t play against Seahawks; Eric Kendricks listed as questionable

Cornerback Trae Waynes won’t play in the Vikings’ game against Seattle on Monday night after suffering a concussion last Sunday at New England. Waynes did not practice this week so it comes as no surprise…


Talkin’ About Practice: Winning away from home, Covington’s impact, and a wild Western Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – The Wolves embark on their second west coast trip of the season after a very successful stretch of 10 of their last 12 games at home. Minnesota went 9-3 in that stretch, including…


FULL INTERVIEW: Derek Falvey unveils Miguel Sano plan with Mackey & Judd

Mackey & Judd spent the morning chatting at Target Field with Minnesota Twins CBO Derek Falvey. Topics covered included: * Falvey’s love for baseball cards * The organization’s plans and hopes for Byron Buxton and…


Vikings offensive turnaround hinges on situational football, not run-pass ratio

Common sense would tell you the Minnesota Vikings needed to run the ball more against the New England Patriots. It doesn’t take Vince Lombardi to look at Dalvin Cook’s nine rushes for 84 yards in…


Zulgad: Why Donnell Greene is right to skip Gophers’ bowl game

The Gophers will play Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit. The team’s left tackle, Donnell Greene, won’t be with them. The senior announced via Instagram on Thursday that he…


Wolves Mailbag: More trades, defensive scheme, and the short rotation

Welcome to the 1500 ESPN Wolves Mailbag! I felt like this was a good time to start this as the Wolves have climbed back into the Western Conference playoff race after an abysmal start to…


Rookie O’Neill can be a weapon for Vikings’ run game

EAGAN, Minn. — When the Minnesota Vikings selected Brian O’Neill in the second round of the 2018 draft, it wasn’t clear whether he would play during his rookie year. But he has not only won…


Twins sign backup infielder Ronald Torreyes

The Twins have signed backup infielder Ronald Torreyes, the team announced Thursday. Torreyes was with the Yankees before he was DFA’d this offseason so that the Yankees could clear a spot on their 40-man roster.…


Twins making small bet on rebound candidate Jonathan Schoop

The Twins need two infielders this winter, and apparently they’re on the doorstep to adding at least one. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Twins and Jonathan Schoop are close to reaching a 1-year deal.…


Pitino to Coffey: When are they going to start talking about you?

MINNEAPOLIS — Richard Pitino had a message for Amir Coffey before the Gophers played Nebraska on Wednesday night at Williams Arena. “I said, ‘I’m sick and tired of going into every game and they talk…


Seattle no longer ‘Legion of Boom’ on defense, but Wagner is a game-changer

EAGAN, Minn. — It shows you how quickly things change in the NFL that the Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” secondary is completely gone. It was just three years ago the Seahawks were led by…


Walter Payton Award nominee Rudolph saw his perspective change in parenthood

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ staff tricked Kyle Rudolph into crying. Thinking he was going into a room for a routine interview, Rudolph found a folder in the middle of a table with lights…


Zulgad: Dupree McBrayer doesn’t let heartbreak keep him off the court

MINNEAPOLIS — The Gophers men’s basketball team trailed Nebraska by six points with 4 minutes, 39 seconds remaining in the second half on Wednesday when Dupree McBrayer pulled up for a jump shot from above…


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