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NHL: Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:42:13 EST
Wild owner Leipold is wrong, Wild do have what it takes to win a Cup

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold has every reason to be skeptical. Since the Wild acquired Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, they have fallen under the good-but-not-great umbrella. They played well enough to make the playoffs…


NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:31:41 EST
Despite devastating loss, Prescott and Cowboys will be among NFC’s elite for years to come

The Dallas Cowboys didn’t win on Sunday, but their 15-point comeback in the fourth quarter and game-tying drive with under a minute left sent a pretty clear message to the NFC: Dak Prescott and the…


NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:46:22 EST
Watch: Mike Zimmer talks about Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery on ESPN

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer joined ESPN Sunday morning and discussed the Sam Bradford trade and Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery. Zimmer said that the team still does not know whether Bridgewater will be able to…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:38:57 EST
The future of the Vikings, Part 6: The linebackers

“The Future of the Vikings” is a series of articles looking at everything from strengths and weaknesses to draft and free agent options to schemes and trends heading into 2017 and beyond. Read Part 1 on quarterbacks…


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5 takeaways from the Gophers sweep of the Michigan Wolverines

The No. 9 Gopher men’s hockey team swept the University of Michigan Wolverines over the weekend. With the win, Minnesota extends its winning streak to six games. Six weeks ago, the team had just begun conference…


NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 06 Nov 2016 14:21:50 EST
Playoffs a reminder NFL needs to allow penalties to be challenged

Seattle Seahawks punt returner Devin Hester appeared to have set his team up to take full control against the Atlanta Falcons, then a yellow flag hit the turf. Hester returned a punt 80 yards to…


Minnesota Twins new general manager Tad Levine, right, addresses the media as new chief baseball officer Derek Falvey listens during a press conference Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Will the Twins surpass a $100 million payroll this year?

The Twins agreed to salary raises Friday with four pitchers, which checks off the bulk of their bookkeeping before spring training. Will the Twins clear $100 million in player salary this year? The short answer…


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Wetmore’s projected 25-man Twins roster for Opening Day 2017

It’s the dead of winter in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Major League Baseball’s opening day is still a long ways away. But fear not, winter warriors! Twins pitchers and catchers report to spring…


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Brandon Rush’s experience helps lift Wolves to 3rd straight win

“It feels weird, man,” Timberwolves guard Brandon Rush said. “It feels weird being the oldest guy, period. Because coming in I was always the youngest guy. And over the years I’ve kept getting older and…


NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:51:38 EST
Searching for answers to Sam Bradford’s third-down woes

It doesn’t matter which statistical category you prefer – whether it’s points per game, yards per play, total yards, touchdowns, scoring percentage etc. – the Minnesota Vikings are consistently at the bottom of the list…


Jan 11, 2017; East Lansing, MI, USA;  Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Richard Pitino talks to his players during a time out during the second half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans  at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
From satisfaction to struggles for the Gophers

Oh, the sweet satisfaction of cracking into the Top 25 in men’s basketball — only to take a tough loss later in the week. So it goes for the Gophers men’s basketball team, ranked No.…


MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:27:09 EDT
Zulgad: 3-pack of predictions for the Twins on Dozier, Mauer and a free-agent slugger

There is still a month before Twins’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. Nonetheless, there has been plenty of buzz about what’s going on at Target Field. Will Brian Dozier…


MLB: Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:20:05 EDT
Reports: 4 more Twins get salary raises

Three arbitration-eligible Twins players agreed to a raise before Friday’s deadline, according to multiple reports. And one is left without an agreement. Hector Santiago ($8 million), Brandon Kintzler ($2.925) and Kyle Gibson ($2.9 million) and…


NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:19:11 EST
Feelings Aren’t Numbers: Looking Back At The Future

As I sit here this morning I’m listening to the final mixes for an album I never thought would get made. For ten years, from my junior year in high school until I was 26,…


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Gopher men’s hockey: 3 keys against the Michigan Wolverines

The No. 9 Gopher men’s hockey team resumes Big Ten play this weekend against the University of Michigan. It’s fair to assume no other team in Division-I college hockey has had a stranger schedule than the…


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Fun with hindsight: 5 Vikings what-ifs from 2016

Football fans move forward pretty quickly. When the Vikings’ season game to an end on New Year’s Day, the fanbase collectively turned its focus to the upcoming free agent class, the draft and even trade…


Jul 16, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Chris Gimenez (38) signals the fielders in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Minor league deal could lead to a new backup catcher for the Twins

The Twins signed a backup-caliber catcher to a minor league deal on Thursday and invited him to spring training. Big whoop, right? Don’t overlook this as a nothing signing, though. Chris Gimenez could be a…


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Vikings NT Joseph added to Pro Bowl roster

When the Pro Bowl rosters were originally announced, Linval Joseph’s teammates were surprised his name was not on the list. Well, now it is. The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Joseph was named to the…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:42:24 EDT
Forget last year’s champs, quarterbacks still rule in post-season

Last year the stars aligned for a broken-down Peyton Manning to win a title in his final NFL season, but this year’s playoffs is reminding us that quarterbacks still rule the day. Before we even…


NBA: Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:39:40 EST
Zulgad: For at least one night, Wolves avoid meltdown, provide reason for optimism

MINNEAPOLIS – In a season that has been filled with countless displays of sideline angst from Tom Thibodeau, the Timberwolves coach might have been at his most livid with 6 minutes, 43 seconds remaining in the fourth…


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