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Vikings pick up options for Floyd, Rhodes; Patterson heading to…

Vikings pick up options for Floyd, Rhodes; Patterson heading to free agency

The Vikings have officially exercised the fifth-year options for two of their 2013 first-round draft picks, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. But they will not pick up the option for fellow first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson,…
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  • Twins End Keuchel's 17-Game Home Win Streak, Beat Astros 6-2

    Twins End Keuchel's 17-Game Home Win Streak, Beat Astros 6-2

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    Brian Dozier broke out of a slump with three hits and the Minnesota Twins snapped Dallas Keuchel's 17-game home winning streak with a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
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  • Vikings sign Moritz Boehringer

    Vikings sign Moritz Boehringer

    Moritz Boerhinger has another “first” to add to his list of accomplishments: He’s the first draft pick to sign a contract in 2016. The Vikings have announced that the sixth-rounder from Germany who played no college football has agreed to terms on a fou…
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  • Plouffe, Santana on verge of activation off DL

    Plouffe, Santana on verge of activation off DL

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Trevor Plouffe and Ervin Santana, both of whom are on the 15-day disabled list, joined the Twins on their road trip to Houston on Monday. Plouffe is set to be activated on Tuesday, and Santana is tentatively planned to start on Saturday in Chicago again…
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  • Vikings consensus draft grade: B-minus

    Vikings consensus draft grade: B-minus

    startribune.com 12 hours ago
    NFL writers assigning letter grades to teams’ performances in the draft are pretty silly exercises for a number of reasons. First and foremost: there’s no possible way to know how a draft is going to turn out until at least a couple years from now. Unti…
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  • Vikings' rookie free agent class includes Gophers' Cockran, Bad…

    Vikings' rookie free agent class includes Gophers' Cockran, Badgers' Stave

    startribune.com 12 hours ago
    The Vikings announced they signed 10 undrafted free agents, including Gophers defensive end Theiren Cockran and Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave. The 10 will join the team’s eight new draftees and other unsigned, undrafted free agents at this weekend’s …
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  • Vikings announce 10 undrafted free agents

    Vikings announce 10 undrafted free agents

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    The Vikings have capped their draft class by signing a group (for now) consisting of 10 undrafted free agents. They are: Marshall cornerback Keith Baxter; Penn State tight end Kyle Carter, Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cochran, Georgia linebacker Jake…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Why the Rangers should target Kevin Shattenkirk

    Rumor Roundup: Why the Rangers should target Kevin Shattenkirk

    thehockeynews.com 13 hours ago
    It’s been over a week since the New York Rangers were eliminated from the opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. That hasn’t dampened the speculation over their off-season roster plans. Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News believes the Ranger…
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  • Vikings say Treadwell’s game speed trumps his Combine speed

    Vikings say Treadwell’s game speed trumps his Combine speed

    At the Scouting Combine, receiver Laquon Treadwell turned in a disappointing 40-yard dash, leading to some speculation that he could drop out of the first round. But that didn’t happen, as the Vikings selected him with the 23rd overall pick. So why did …
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  • Twins, Wild, Vikings armed for varying degrees of success

    Twins, Wild, Vikings armed for varying degrees of success

    startribune.com May 1 (yesterday)
    Three thoughts from the weekend about three local pro teams at much different points of existence:
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  • Saltalamacchia Lifts Streaking Tigers Over Twins, 6-5

    Saltalamacchia Lifts Streaking Tigers Over Twins, 6-5

    nytimes.com May 1 (yesterday)
    Not long ago, the Tigers were left reeling after a three-game sweep by the visiting Indians. One week later, Detroit is heading into Cleveland with a five-game winning streak.
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  • Video - Alexander thanks parents for their love and support 01:32

    Alexander thanks parents for their love and support

    May 2
    Mackensie Alexander, who is the subject of SC Featured "Gift from the Groves," joins SportsCenter to discuss being drafted in the second round by the Vikings, the first thing he plans to do for his parents and how much his family means to him.
  • Video - Mackensie Alexander's field of opportunity: From Florida's orange... 06:58

    Mackensie Alexander's field of opportunity: From Florida's orange...

    May 1
    How the hardships of picking oranges and tomatoes in the fields of Florida delivered Clemson star Mackensie Alexander to the NFL's doorstep.
  • Video - Boehringer excited to be drafted by favorite team 01:43

    Boehringer excited to be drafted by favorite team

    May 1
    German WR Moritz Boehringer joins SportsCenter to share how it felt to be drafted by the Minnesota Vikings, how he came to fall in love with football and shares his experiences playing in the German Football League.
  • Video - Treadwell fills Vikings' biggest draft need 01:53

    Treadwell fills Vikings' biggest draft need

    Apr 30
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling analyzes the 2016 draft and how many of the team's rookies will contribute right away.