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Sirles prepares to start, lauds Reiff’s presence on Vikings O-line

Following Nick Easton’s strongest game of the year, the Minnesota Vikings’ left guard will be out with a calf injury against the Green Bay Packers. The next man up is lineman Jeremiah Sirles, who played…


Sam Bradford, Stefon Diggs out against the Packers

The Minnesota Vikings’ duo that combined for 182 yards in a 17-14 win over the Green Bay Packers at US Bank Stadium will both be out for Sunday’s game. Quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the…


Already shorthanded Wild lose Niederreiter, Coyle and Foligno in victory over Hawks

The Wild entered Thursday night’s game in Chicago shorthanded at forward with wingers Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund both out of the lineup. That meant Minnesota had 11 forwards. By the end of the Wild’s…


Stefon Diggs’ injury puts Michael Floyd in the spotlight

The Minnesota Vikings not only signed Michael Floyd after a severe DUI incident in Arizona, but they stuck by him after violating the terms of his house arrest. Now with an injury to star receiver…


RB Aaron Jones brings ‘another dimension’ to Packers offense

As if the Minnesota Vikings’ defense didn’t have enough to deal with on Sunday against Aaron Rodgers, another Aaron emerged last week as a weapon for the Green Bay Packers’ offense. Rookie Aaron Jones exploded…


Vikings RB Latavius Murray: ‘I will be better’

Through five games, running back Latavius Murray is not having the start he envisioned when signing with the Minnesota Vikings. The 2015 Pro Bowler has gained just 69 yards on 26 carries and caught four…


Vikings QB Sam Bradford, four other starters miss practice for second straight day

The Minnesota Vikings are dinged up heading into Packers week. Quarterback Sam Bradford did not practice on for the second straight day, giving indication that Case Keenum will likely start against Green Bay. Asked if…


Hockey Half Hour Notebook: Penn State a contender, quickly

It was barely five years ago that Penn State was the new name in college hockey. There were predictions that the Nittany Lions would be competitive in no time, with State College centrally located in…


How the Vikings slowed Aaron Rodgers in Week 2 last season

There aren’t too many more intriguing matchups in the NFL than Aaron Rodgers vs. Mike Zimmer’s defense. Both sides of Sunday’s billing are performing up to their usual standard. Rodgers has two game-winning drives and…


Zulgad: Ron Gardenhire should just say no if Red Sox come calling

Ron Gardenhire looked noticeably thinner and healthier when he returned to Target Field in mid-August as a bench coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gardenhire had walked out of the Twins ballpark after being fired following…


Zulgad: Will Vikings consider shutting down Stefon Diggs until after bye week? It might make sense

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs finds himself in familiar territory and that’s not a positive thing. Diggs again is battling a groin injury that threatens to impact his ability to remain a primary threat of…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: 5 encouraging signs from the Twins in 2017

The Minnesota Twins got plenty of late-season pub from national outlets this year, and their paid attendance eclipsed 2 million customers one season after losing 103 games. They were a trendy team to talk about,…


Bradford not practicing on Wednesday

Quarterback Sam Bradford did not practice on Wednesday as the Minnesota Vikings prepare to face the Green Bay Packers at US Bank Stadium on Sunday. Bradford starred Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears but…


Aaron Rodgers calls Zimmer an ‘innovator,’ praises Griffen

The Minnesota Vikings spent Wednesday morning praising Aaron Rodgers. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he couldn’t remember facing a quarterback who could do all the things that Rodgers can. Pass rusher Everson Griffen said Rodgers…


After missing final drive vs. Dallas, Jordy Nelson practices for Packers

As Aaron Rodgers led a game-winning drive against the Dallas Cowboys, his No. 1 wide receiver was on the sidelines. Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would not reveal why Nelson was out, only…


Mike Zimmer breaks down why Aaron Rodgers is so tough to stop

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has become very familiar with Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Too familiar, in fact, for his liking. “I think they should trade him,” Zimmer joked Wednesday. The…


Wolves agree to multi-year deal with Andrew Wiggins

The Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins have agreed on a multi-year contract extension that will keep the young wing in a new-look Wolves uniform. The team does not disclose terms because of a self-imposed policy, but…


Vikings TE Rudolph: NFL made the right call relaxing celebration rules

On a key drive against the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings’ tight end Kyle Rudolph was thinking about the end zone. So much so that he called out the team’s celebration if they scored. It was…


For the Gophers football team, inexperience is showing up

The Gophers have dropped their first two Big Ten games of the season and depth issues are becoming more clear after non-conference play. Injuries at already thin positon groups have only made these blemishes even…


Recent under-the-radar hires could have a significant impact for the Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins made news headlines locally and nationally Tuesday when they extended manager Paul Molitor’s contract, and made it apparent that they were in the market for a new Major League pitching coach…


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