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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 23:10:20 EST
James: Karl-Anthony Towns keeps amazing, adds his name to a short list

Quite frankly, we’re running out of superlatives for Karl-Anthony Towns. The rookie is averaging a double-double for the season. Instead of hitting a rookie wall, Towns has posted 22.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks…


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Gophers pull within two points late but fall to historic low, 0-12 in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS — Michigan’s large lead had been slashed by feisty Minnesota to two points, and coach John Beilein called timeout with 89 seconds left to set up the next play. The Wolverines emerged with a…


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Towns scores career-high 35 points as Wolves rally for big comeback win against Raptors

MINNEAPOLIS — The Toronto Raptors were rolling, beating up on a young Minnesota team when maybe, just maybe, their thoughts drifted to the party that awaits them back home this weekend. That’s when the Timberwolves…


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Twins 2016 outlook: Newcomer Byung Ho Park is fascinating because he’s unknown

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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J.Myers: Vanek gets the message early, then finds trouble late

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For all the consternation about Gopher hockey recently, it was a fun night of ex-Gopher watching at the X, at least for a while. Thomas Vanek, a healthy scratch on Saturday…


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Klingberg’s overtime goal hands Wild 11th loss in past 12 games

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kari Lehtonen needed a game like this in goal for the Dallas Stars. Far more desperate for some success to savor, the Minnesota Wild simply found more of the same. John…


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Zulgad: Yeo attempts to remain positive as Wild crumble around him

ST. PAUL – Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are both in the fourth season of 13-year, $98 million contracts. When the matching deals were signed on July 4, 2012, it served as an indication to…


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Top offseason questions facing the Vikings

Questions facing the Vikings this offseason are welcomed work compared to hurdles this time last year, when Adrian Peterson’s NFL status was in limbo and their defense middling in a rebuild. We can now say ‘rebuilt’ with the Vikings’ defense after…


NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers
Kobe Bryant responds to Rachel Banham’s 60-point game, says she’ll do it again

If you follow Minnesota sports, you’ve probably heard by now about Rachel Banham’s incredible performance over the weekend. The Gophers hoops star from Lakeville scored 60 points in a double overtime win against Northwestern, which…


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Steve Hutchinson recalls details of 2010 trip to Mississippi for Brett Favre

When Brett Favre is officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, choosing between tales of a 20-year career will be like picking between his 508 touchdown passes. One of Favre’s well-known stories with…


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 — Mired in a four-game losing streak and sinking further out of contention in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans were in desperate need of a confidence builder. The Minnesota Timberwolves seemed happy…


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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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