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Royals gain lead in home-field race, eliminate Twins
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The Twins were officially eliminated from postseason contention with a 5-1 loss to the Royals at Target Field. A Lorenzo Cain roller up the first-base line plated the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and prolonged an ugly frame that effectively ended …Share Tweet
Vikings-Broncos: Six Bold Predictionsstartribune.com 35 minutes agoYou can get the odds and over-under later, but first listen up to the Star Tribune’s Six Bold Predictions … MATT VENSEL, Vikings beat writer Harrison Smith grew up in Knoxville, Tenn., and rooted for Peyton Manning when the quarterback played for the Vo…Share Tweet
Royals 5, Twins 1: A Loss Ensures the Twins’ Season, a Pleasant Surprise, Will End in DisappointmentA 5-1 loss to Royals ushered the Twins from contention and a date with the Yankees in the American League wild-card game.Share Tweet
Manning will have to settle for being the NFL's best regular season QB everstartribune.com 3 hours agoThe NFL’s greatest QB in the regular season will have to settle for that.Share Tweet
Young Vikings defenders set to confront a legend in QB Peyton Manningstartribune.com 3 hours agoFor young Vikings defenders, sharing the field with Peyton Manning will be a firstShare Tweet
Ventura Stifles Twins as Royals Win 5-1nytimes.com 5 hours agoTwo months ago, Yordano Ventura appeared to have lost the form from a solid rookie season that made him Kansas City's opening-day starter.Share Tweet
Despite end of postseason hopes, Twins surpass expectationsMLB.com 5 hours agoThe surprising Twins' postseason hopes officially came to an end on Saturday in the penultimate game of the season, as their 5-1 loss to the Royals ended their late push for the second American League Wild Card spot.Share Tweet
Torii undecided on his return for 2016 seasonMLB.com 10 hours agoWhen the Twins gave Torii Hunter a one-year contract last offseason, it seemed like the right fielder might have been coming back for one final curtain call.Share Tweet
Vikings defensive backs are unified for big challengeThe Vikings unit that scuffles in practice aims to double that intensity against the Broncos.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Oct 2 (yesterday)After a feel-good win against the Vikings in Week 1, the 49ers have reverted to the complete mess we knew they’d be, but ignore that for a minute. Did head coach Jim Tomsula fart during yesterday’s press conference? Listen for yourself:Read more...Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 2 (yesterday)The Vikings could take the field in Denver without two of their wide receivers on Sunday. The team has ruled out starter Charles Johnson because of the rib injury that has kept him from practicing this week. Johnson played just a handful of snaps agains…Share Tweet
Vikings game plan: Denver BroncosThe Vikings head to Denver to face off against one of the NFL's top defenses and Peyton Manning.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 2 (yesterday)The Broncos signed veteran tackle Tyler Polumbus on Thursday, which was a sign that they were concerned that rookie left tackle Ty Sambrailo wouldn’t be able to play against the Vikings on Sunday. Those concerns turned out to be well founded. Coach Gary…Share Tweet
Patterson: 'I don't know how much more I need to prove,' plus injury reportKick returner and sometimes receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has played 16 offensive snaps in three games. He’s been on the field for four pass plays, according to Pro Football Focus, and has caught one pass for one yard. That could change Sunday in Denve…Share Tweet
Vikings' Joe Berger: Classic pickup, unlikely path to NFLESPN.com Oct 2 (yesterday)Vikings' Joe Berger: Classic pickup, unlikely path to NFLShare Tweet
Getting to know the Broncos with ESPN reporter Jeff LegwoldSome of the more intriguing matchups of the season should present themselves Sunday in Denver when the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson-driven power running game tries to neutralize a quarterback-breaking defense while minimizing Peyton Manning’s time of posses…Share Tweet
Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Kalil quieting his critics, Vikings could be shorthanded at receiver and moreEvery weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Left tackle Matt Kalil has played well enough through three games to convince fans to put down their torches and pitchforks and keyboards. — The Vikings co…Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 2 (yesterday)Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. With just a few days left in the regular season,…Share Tweet
The Broncos can't stop AP, but that's okOct 3Ryan Clark explains how Denver can still come out on top against Minnesota even if its defense can't stop Adrian Peterson.
Broncos D will be too much for Adrian PetersonOct 2Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith think Adrian Peterson and the Vikings won't be able to do much against the Broncos defense.
Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware will test VikingsOct 1ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling looks at the challenge the Broncos' pass rush presents for the Vikings, and what Adrian Peterson will need to do to assist Teddy Bridgewater.
Double Check: Vikings-BroncosOct 1ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Minnesota at Denver.
NBA - Los Angeles Clippers must learn to play without DeAndre JordanSep 25The Clippers were able to re-sign DeAndre Jordan. With a more able reserve unit behind him, the team must now learn how to win without him, writes J.A. Adande.
See the rankings (Insider)Sep 22Chad Ford says the Knicks are managed by "a neophyte coach, a buffoonish owner and an unproven team president." Amazingly, New York still isn't last p...
Remembering a legendSep 13From blazing a trail from high school to the pros to lacing up Nikes, the late Moses Malone was a hoops pioneer with as many MVP awards as Magic and B...
Adande: Moses Malone was NBA's most underappreciated greatSep 13Adande: Moses Malone was NBA's most underappreciated great