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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings laughs during NFL football training camp, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Greg Jennings says in a video that he’s retiring from the NFL

Greg Jennings is hanging up the cleats. The former Vikings wide receiver said in a video posted Monday that his NFL career is over. Jennings, who continued to make his home in Minnesota even after the…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:43:59 EDT
Veteran right tackle Phil Loadholt announces retirement

And then there were four. Right tackle Phil Loadholt announced his retirement on Monday, leaving four players from the Vikings’ team that made it to the NFC title game in 2009. That list includes Adrian…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
Curse of Punto’s notebook: Dropped popups, Buxton’s bunts, Berrios?

BOSTON — It’s no secret that Miguel Sano’s had a problem fielding seemingly routine popups at third base. In the past three weeks, Sano’s dropped three popups hit more or less straight to him, and…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Xander The Great, Sano’s run of errors, Sale

Miguel Sano committed a costly error and the juggernaut Red Sox offense took advantage and piled on to score 8 runs. Boston held off a late Twins comeback attempt and won, 8-7. This column presents…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:07:42 EDT
Curse of Punto’s notebook: Kyle Gibson dominates the Red Sox

BOSTON — Before Friday’s game began, Twins manager Paul Molitor seemed to think starting pitcher Kyle Gibson stood a better chance against the vaunted Red Sox lineup than Thursday night’s starting pitcher, Tyler Duffey. The Sox,…


Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green gestures during the game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at San Francisco's 3Com Park. The 49ers beat the Vikings 28-17. Green is a former 49ers assistant coach. (AP Photo/Steve Castillo)
Zulgad: Dennis Green’s passing brings back memories of nearly magical season

Dennis Green was in his sixth season as the Vikings’ coach and had guided the franchise to four playoff appearances, when Minnesota faced the New York Giants in December 1997 in an opening-round playoff game.…


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Former Vikings coach Dennis Green remembered as ‘always looking for good in everyone’

Former Vikings coach Dennis Green passed away early Friday morning from a heart attack, his agency confirmed to ESPN. He was 67. Green, who grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, spent much of 40 years of…


CORRECTS YEAR - Minnesota Vikings, including guard Isame Faciane (76), center John Sullivan (65) and tackle Alex Boone (75) run to their assigned area after calisthenics at NFL football minicamp Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Training camp preview: Vikings offensive linemen

Editor’s note: Leading up to Vikings training camp, 1500ESPN.com will break down each position group based on offseason practice observations and interviews. Previously: Running backs Quarterbacks Tight ends Receivers Current players (16) On the team: OT…


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Curse of Punto on the road: Wright, Kepler and bullpen taxing

BOSTON — Thursday’s game was the first time playing at Fenway Park for a number of young players, including Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and starting pitcher Tyler Duffey. Fenway is a unique experience in…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: May’s ups and downs, Duffey’s short start, Wright

The Twins on Thursday got a short start from Tyler Duffey and got stomped by the offensive titans that play baseball in Boston. The final was not pretty for Minnesota: a 13-2 loss to the…


MLB: Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 03 Jul 2016 16:16:45 EDT
Report: Trade calls ‘poured in’ to Twins after Terry Ryan was fired

Terry Ryan is patient and loyal, and the last blockbuster trade he was involved in was more than 10 years ago. Now, the Twins likely don’t have any blockbusters on their hands this Aug. 1…


Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, left, works out with his teammates during NFL football practice in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Training camp preview: Vikings receivers

Editor’s note: Leading up to Vikings training camp, 1500ESPN.com will break down each position group based on offseason practice observations and interviews. Previously: Running backs Quarterbacks Tight ends Current players (11) On the team: WR Stefon…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:25:11 EDT
Twins outright reliever Ramirez to bring back Buddy Boshers

Neil Ramirez’s string of rough outing in relief may have cost him a spot on the 25-man roster. Ramirez was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, the team announced, and the Twins will recall lefty…


Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, right, celebrates with teammate Rhett Ellison after catching a 4-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Training camp preview: Vikings tight ends

Editor’s note: Leading up to Vikings training camp, 1500ESPN.com will break down each position group based on offseason practice observations and interviews. Previously: Running backs Quarterbacks Current players (6) On the team: TE Kyle Rudolph, TE…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:11:44 EDT
Training camp preview: Vikings quarterbacks

Editor’s note: Leading up to Vikings training camp, 1500ESPN.com will break down each position group based on offseason practice observations and interviews. Previously: Running backs Current players (4) On the team: QB Teddy Bridgewater Good bet:…


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Speaking words of wisdom: Joe Maddon provides details of 2014 meeting with Terry Ryan

Joe Maddon elected to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in late October of 2014, following the departure of general manager Andrew Friedman. Maddon, considered one of…


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Gophers offer Don Lucia contract extension through 2018-19 season

Gophers men’s hockey coach Don Lucia appears to be close to signing a contract extension that will keep him behind the bench through the 2018-19 season. Lucia has one season left on his current contract…


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Take a look inside as U.S. Bank Stadium opens this week

Fans or just curious observers of the latest mega NFL venue will be able to check out U.S. Bank Stadium for free this weekend, just a day after the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. Media were…


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Videos: Andrew Wiggins and Zach Lavine showing off their offseason work

While the Timberwolves spent their offseason finding a new coach and president and then filling out the frontcourt depth in free agency – oh, and taking second in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians - Sun, 15 May 2016 13:25:26 EDT
Zulgad: Owner needs to let new baseball boss decide whether Paul Molitor returns

Even when Jim Pohlad gets it right, he still manages a misstep. The latest example came Monday. In the morning, the Twins announced that Terry Ryan had been fired as the team’s general manager. No…


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