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No need for panic over the Vikings’ offensive line after one preseason game

We all know that preseason results mean nothing. We all know that most of the things that happen with the first-team offense and first-team defense mean nothing. But every year, we make all sorts of…


Upton’s HR caps comeback for Tigers in 12-11 win over Twins

DETROIT — On Saturday night, the Detroit Tigers didn’t look like a team that was ready to break a season-long streak of futility. The Tigers were 0-54 this year when trailing after eight innings and had lost…


Zimmer analyzes rookies Cook, Elflein’s preseason debuts

Two Minnesota Vikings rookies with high expectations got their first chance to put on a purple jersey and face off with another team on Thursday night. Dalvin Cook got nine touches in his debut and…


Vikings sign RB Hill to replace injured Sankey

The Minnesota Vikings announced Saturday they have signed running back Bronson Hill to take the place of Bishop Sankey, who suffered a torn ACL in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. Hill spent…


Twins promote No. 1 draft pick Royce Lewis to next level

Royce Lewis seems to be getting the hang of professional baseball. The Twins’ low-A affiliate, the Cedar Rapids Kernels, on Saturday announced that Lewis will be moving up the minor league ladder. Lewis had been…


Report: Vikings lose RB Sankey to torn ACL

Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey saw more work in training camp and preseason than he expected because of Latavius Murray’s absence. But an injury suffered on a 14-yard run Thursday night against the Buffalo…


The encouraging signs from Eddie Rosario during a breakout season at the plate

It’s my contention that you can tell a lot about a team’s ability based on how many questions need to be answered after spring training. On some clubs, you’ve got a position on the diamond…


Should Vikings search for trade options with Elliott suspended, Bills selling?

Over the past 365 days, the Minnesota Vikings indicated that they were fully in win-now mode. Not only did they trade a first-round pick for Sam Bradford after Teddy Bridgewater went down with a severe…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: 5 things to note from rookie Dietrich Enns’ MLB debut with the Twins

Rookie left-hander Dietrich Enns made his MLB debut Thursday and the Twins won their fifth consecutive ball game. They’ve now won 7 of their past 9 and shortly after selling at the non-waiver trade deadline,…


Zulgad: Vikings’ first-team offense looks far too familiar in preseason opener

The Vikings might have beaten the Bills 17-10 in their preseason opener on Thursday in Buffalo, but that doesn’t mean the reviews from coach Mike Zimmer and his staff are going to be kind. This…


10 players who stood out in Vikings’ preseason opener

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills 17-10 in their 2017 preseason opener. Here are 10 players who were the most noticeable – either for good or bad reasons: RB, Dalvin Cook  The Vikings’ second-round…


Vikings CB Trae Waynes suffers shoulder injury; RB Bishop Sankey to undergo MRI on knee

Trae Waynes suffered a right shoulder injury early in the Vikings’ 17-10 preseason-opening victory Thursday at Buffalo, but coach Mike Zimmer told the Star Tribune afterward that the cornerback was only dealing with a sore…


Do you like the newly unveiled Timberwolves uniforms?

The new Timberwolves uniforms are here and as you might expect they’re drawing some mixed opinion. Personally, I’m having a hard time getting worked up about them one way or the other. But I do…


Zulgad: Bartolo Colon making a pitch for why he’s far from finished

Bartolo Colon had given up four runs and eight hits in four innings of a 6-3 loss to the Yankees in his first start with the Twins last month when he mentioned to an ESPN…


Mr. Mankato update: Who’s in the lead heading into the preseason opener?

The Mr. Mankato competition does not end with the Minnesota Vikings hitting the field for an actual (kinda) game on Thursday night. In fact, it’s only just begun. Preseason games are the biggest stage for…


The five most compelling Vikings storylines heading into Preseason Game 1

The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up training camp in Mankato on Tuesday and packed up to head to Buffalo for the first preseason game of the year. Here are the five most compelling things to watch…


Milestone watch: Can Joe Mauer pass Killebrew for most times on base in Twins history?

MINNEAPOLIS – Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is climbing the franchise’s lifetime achievements lists, and the three-time batting champ has a nonzero chance to be No. 1 all-time in reaching base. The milestone that will…


VIDEO: Brian Dozier leads homer-happy Twins with this opposite-field grand slam

MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Dozier hit a grand slam to vault the homer-happy Twins into the lead in a game against the Brewers. His teammates joined the fun by slugging four more. The Twins finished play…


Zack Littell, prospect in Jaime Garcia trade, prides himself on command, durability

When the Twins performed their trade deadline 180 and moved just-acquired starter Jaime Garcia to the Yankees, they convinced ownership to pay the rest of Garcia’s salary (about $4 million) in order to get better…


Vikings will use ‘different combinations’ on offense vs. Bills

Mike Zimmer wasn’t being hyperbolic when he said Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings defense is so far along they could have played a game last week. Every player on the first-team defense has been with…


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