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Polanco stays hot as Twins top White Sox

CHICAGO — Jorge Polanco homered for the third time in two days, smacking one of the Minnesota Twins‘ three long balls in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Polanco led…


How can the Vikings get the most out of Kyle Rudolph?

By fantasy football measures, Kyle Rudolph was one of the NFL’s best tight ends last season. But the Minnesota Vikings should be reevaluating their veteran tight end’s role to use him more efficiently. Despite grabbing…


Boston-bound Kyrie Irving isn’t part of Wolves’ plans; Andrew Wiggins drops agent

The Timberwolves’ summer makeover will not include adding Kyrie Irving. Although the point guard listed the Wolves as one of four teams to which he wanted to be traded in July when he asked out…


Vikings OC: Murray gives offense ‘flexibility’

One of the biggest developments of Minnesota Vikings’ training camp has been the emergence of rookie Dalvin Cook as the top running back. The next step for the coaching staff will be to determine how…


A weighty subject: Miguel Sano’s size is a constant concern, but he’s worth it

There was a stir caused on Sunday evening when the Star Tribune website published a Jim Souhan column that focused on Miguel Sano’s expanding waistline. There was a similar stir caused in late March 2016…


Should the Twins have called up Stephen Gonsalves Monday?

At some point, in a playoff race, a team has to take a few risks. For world series contenders, that may mean mortgaging part of the future for a shot at a ring. For up-and-coming…


Sano might see limited time at third base upon his return from DL

Miguel Sano has made plenty of impressive plays at third base this season for the Twins, but there’s a chance he won’t see extensive time at that position when he returns from the 10-day disabled…


Even if Keenum wins No. 2 job, Vikings may keep Heinicke

Assuming Teddy Bridgewater isn’t ready to start the season as the Minnesota Vikings’ backup quarterback, it appears their depth chart will include Sam Bradford, Case Keenum and “developmental” quarterback Taylor Heinicke. Asked on Monday if…


Polanco hits 3-run HR in both games, Twins split with WSox

CHICAGO — Jorge Polanco hit his second three-run homer of the day as the Minnesota Twins scored six times in the second inning and routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 to split a doubleheader Monday…


Gophers fail to get any votes in Associated Press preseason poll

The Gophers football team will open its season under new coach P.J. Fleck on Aug. 31 against Buffalo, but they will do so with low expectations for a program that won nine games last season.…


Will Vikings’ trust in Rashod Hill pay off?

Priority No. 1 this offseason for the Minnesota Vikings was to fix their offensive line – and not just the starting five, but the depth as well. They poured big dollars into starters at left…


Take that: Did Gimenez pay price for Buxton breaking one of baseball’s unwritten rules?

MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Gimenez and Brian Dozier had hit fifth-inning home runs on Sunday at Target Field to give the Twins a 12-4 lead when Byron Buxton came to the plate with one out. Buxton…


Twins young core heats up, Gonsalves passed up, Chicago coming up

The Twins completed perhaps their most impressive series of the season Sunday, dominating the playoff contending Diamondbacks in three games at Target Field. After falling behind 3-0 in the early innings Friday, the Twins scored…


Zulgad: Twins’ tribute to “Lumber Company” proves to be a hit against Diamondbacks

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins kicked off the weekend by honoring Rod Carew’s dominant 1977 season in which the Hall of Famer spent the summer chasing .400 before finishing with a .388 average, 14 home runs…


Jaleel Johnson learning from the best how to stuff the run

For a long time, any rookie running back who joined the Minnesota Vikings would be in awe of Adrian Peterson. For 2017 fourth-round pick defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson experienced that feeling when he looked across…


Miguel Sano hits the DL because of stress reaction in shin

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday with a 12-5 victory at Target Field and remained in a tie with the Los Angeles Angels for the second wild…


Vikings sign former Gophers QB Mitch Leidner

The Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday they have signed former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner and waived linebacker Darnell Sankey. During his senior season at Minnesota, Leidner threw for 2,169 yards, eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions.…


Twins reportedly calling up Tim Melville to start Monday

The Twins will reportedly select the contract of journeyman pitcher Tim Melville to start one game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Dillon Gee is expected to start the other game. Melville was…


Vikings will have tough decisions on defensive line

The Minnesota Vikings already had one of the NFL’s best defensive lines, then they added three more talented young players. Over the first two preseason games, rookies Tashawn Bower, Jaleel Johnson and Ifeadi Odenigbo have…


Berrios shuts out D-backs through 7 as Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios threw seven innings for his 11th win to lead Minnesota over Arizona 5-0 on Saturday night, helping the Twins keep pace in the AL wild card race. The Twins, who entered…


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