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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves
James: Karl-Anthony Towns versus Anthony Davis…the start of something great?

Monday night’s 116-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans was a rather one-sided affair. From the beginning, the Pelicans jumped on the Timberwolves. Coming off of two wins, the Timberwolves were looking to make it…


NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves
Davis, Holiday each score 27 as Pelicans breeze past Timberwolves, 116-102

MINNEAPOLIS — Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Davis grabbed eight…


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Twins 2016 outlook: Trevor Plouffe has improved and the Twins made a commitment to him

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series designed to take a glance at players who could play a part for the Twins in 2016. We’ll take a brief stock of where they’re…


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Revisiting 2015 NFL predictions from the 1500ESPN.com crew

None of us had the Carolina Panthers in the playoffs when five months ago we settled on our NFL predictions for the 2015 regular season. In a nutshell, that’s about how well the 1500 ESPN…


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Was Aaron Hicks sending a message with a congratulatory post on Instagram?

Was Aaron Hicks throwing a little shade? I’ll start this post by opining that it doesn’t matter what Hicks’ intentions were on social media over the weekend. Athletes are entitled to be like the rest…


NFL: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
Vegas looking more favorably on Vikings in odds for Super Bowl 51

The Vikings aren’t residing in the ‘low-rent district’ anymore, at least not in Las Vegas. Sitting at halftime of the regular season with a 6-2 record, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said his team hadn’t yet…


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Zulgad: Brett Favre’s imperfections make him a perfect Hall of Famer

The Vikings were in the midst of what appeared to be a magical 2009 season, when a friend enthusiastically mentioned Brad Childress’ team might be able to finally deliver a Super Bowl championship to Minnesota.…


NBA: Chicago Bulls at Minnesota Timberwolves
James: Wolves may have found something that clicks with Towns, Dieng pairing

After how trying the past six weeks have been for Timberwolves, getting a win has to feel good. Having a winning streak is even better. So what if the past two wins came against short-handed…


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Zucker and Vanek sit as Wild’s latest loss comes against the Blues

ST. LOUIS — Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and…


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Wiggins leads Wolves in 12-0 run to close out Bulls

MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves surge past the Chicago Bulls in a 112-105 victory on Saturday night. Trailing by five…


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Brett Favre, Tony Dungy elected to Hall of Fame

The Hall doors immediately opened for Brett Favre. During his first year of eligibility, Favre was elected as part of the eight-member class selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He’s joined…


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Zulgad: Message sent to Vanek, Zucker; Fletcher says Yeo’s job is safe

On the same day that Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said Mike Yeo’s job is safe, the coach finally decided it might be a good time to send a message to some of his underperforming…


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1500ESPNLIVE: Broncos-Panthers Super Bowl 50 hangout

The Big Game is here. Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday, a game that pits the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos. You can follow this link to join in on the live discussion, as Andrew…


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Zulgad: Wild playing like a team that wants to get its coach fired

Lou Nanne was making his regular appearance on the “Mackey and Judd” show a week ago when Mike Yeo’s job security was mentioned. Nanne, whose views on all-things Minnesota hockey are well respected, made it clear…


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Sharrif Floyd shares his experiences to help foster children growing up

With the help of a few current and former NFL players, an important cause will be brought to the league’s brightest lights during Sunday’s pregame coverage of Super Bowl 50. Fifty miles north of Levi’s…


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That time former Vikings TE Chase Ford was named a juco MVP over Cam Newton

Editor’s note: This story was originally published Friday, Feb. 5, before Cam Newton had been named the NFL MVP for the regular season. The subtance of the post has not been changed. — Should Cam Newton be upset…


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Nursing a broken foot, Jared Allen expected to start for Panthers in the Super Bowl

As long as his knee doesn’t hit the ground, Jared Allen may get to extend his calf-roping celebrations onto the NFL’s biggest stage. Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Friday that Allen and linebacker Thomas…


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Twins 2016 outlook: Tommy Milone is a solid option at the back of the rotation

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series designed to take a glance at players who could play a part for the Twins in 2016. We’ll take a brief stock of where they’re…


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Surprise, surprise: Zach LaVine will seek to defend his slam dunk title

The champ is back. Much to the surprise of – wait, hold on a second, scratch that. In news that probably won’t surprise very many Timberwolves fans, Zach LaVine is going back to the slam…


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After losing five in a row, Northwestern easily handles Gophers

EVANSTON, Ill. — Chris Collins knows when his top players perform at a high level, confidence tends to trickle throughout the rest of his Northwestern line-up. The timing of Tre Demps and Bryant McIntosh stepping…


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