Minnesota Sports News and Rumors
Kevin Williams isn’t ruling out a return to Vikings
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When the Vikings restructured Kevin Williams‘ contract before last season to make him a free agent this year and added Sharrif Floyd in the draft, it seemed like a sign that they were planning for an eventual parting from the veteran defensive tackle. W…Upvote Share Tweet
Breaking down Marcus Sherels' new dealESPN.com Updated 1 hour agoMINNEAPOLIS -- Marcus Sherels has gone from the diminutive cornerback and return man trying to squeeze his way onto the Vikings roster each summer to a proven commodity with a multi-year deal. The former undrafted free agent's new contract with the Viki…Upvote Share Tweet
Rand and Tesfatsion: Vikings enter free agency with two major needs addressedstartribune.com Updated 1 hour agoRetaining Cassel and Griffen will help team prioritize other signings.Upvote Share Tweet
Fran Tarkenton says Johnny Manziel is closest he’s seen to himselfprofootballtalk.com Updated 7 hours agoFran Tarkenton is a Johnny Football fan. The former quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants overcame his smaller stature to make the Hall of Fame after 18 seasons in the NFL. Tarkenton’s ability to improvise and make plays on the run w…Upvote Share Tweet
Will Vikings stay patient in the free-agent market?startribune.com Updated 11 hours agoThat’s the usual approach. But the team already has addressed positions at the top of the to-do list, and calls have been made to some high-priced targets.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated 11 hours agoST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players that some saw as racist, saying he was rightly held accountable for inaccurate stereotyping.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings out of running for Michael JohnsonESPN.com Updated 13 hours agoMINNEAPOLIS -- It appears the Minnesota Vikings won't be bringing one of new coach Mike Zimmer's former defensive pupils to the Twin Cities. According to a league source, the team is out of the running for former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael…Upvote Share Tweet
Valencia in line to be Royals' sole backup infielderMLB.com Updated 17 hours agoHaving had a big day at Kauffman Stadium as a visitor for the Twins, Danny Valencia is now hoping to make memories there with the home club. But the third baseman has to make the team first.Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Updated 18 hours agoIt should have come as a shock to no one that the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild in a shootout Sunday night. Because if the Wild had managed to beat the Blues in regulation, it would have accomplished a unique first for this season. So far in 2…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated 18 hours agoMINNEAPOLIS -- The last time Josh Freeman was on the open market, faced with a handful of destinations where he could reboot his career, he chose the Minnesota Vikings over several other interested teams that might have presented him a chance to play. F…Upvote Share Tweet
Monday (Farewell, Jared Allen) edition: Wha' Happened?startribune.com Updated 21 hours agoGiven the massive expectations after the Vikings gave up a draft haul in a trade and signed him to a huge contract, Allen was everything advertised.Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings re-signed linebacker Larry Dean on Monday, the team announced. It's a two-year deal, according to an NFL source.Upvote Share Tweet
Fifth-starter battle to assume spring spotlightMLB.com Updated 22 hours agoWith exactly three weeks to go until Opening Day against the White Sox in Chicago, the battle for the fifth spot in the Twins' rotation is about to start heating up, with Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson the top candidates.Upvote Share Tweethowlintwolf.com Updated 24 hours agoSo back to .500 they go. Thanks to Steve Novak and a huge night from behind the arc, the Raptors were able to bury the Wolves, keeping them from jumping two games above that dreaded .500 mark, and even shut Kevin Love down from grabbing his second tripl…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Mar 10 (yesterday)The Vikings signed Jasper Brinkley on Sunday, but that doesn’t appear to have put an end to their search for linebacking help. Adam Caplan of ESPN reported last week that Jameel McClain, who was released by the Ravens last month, would visit with the Vi…Upvote Share Tweetstartribune.com Updated Mar 10 (yesterday)The Vikings reached a five-year deal with Everson Griffen, leaving veteran Jared Allen to find another team.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Mar 10 (yesterday)T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals and the St. Louis Blues took over the top spot in the NHL standings with a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Mar 10 (yesterday)With the Twins scheduled to host the 2014 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, tickets for the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest and Taco Bell All-Star Sunday are on sale.Upvote Share Tweet
Raptors Top TimberwolvesMar 9Kevin Love had 26 points and 11 rebounds, but six Raptors scored in double figures as they defeated the Timberwolves 111-104.
Vikings Sign Everson GriffenMar 9ESPN.com Vikings reporter Ben Goessling explains why the Vikings decided to sign defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $42.5 million contract.
Wolves Pound PistonsMar 7Kevin Love scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Timberwolves' 114-101 win over the Pistons.
Source: Vikings To Re-Sign Matt CasselMar 7Ben Goessling discusses the reports that the Vikings will re-sign Matt Cassel to a two-year deal.
The Tuesday MailbagMar 11Suppose, at the dawn of free agency today at 4 p.m. ET, you could buy a 28-year-old player, injury-free and a solid leader. All analysts would say this guy is a top-five player at his position with seven or eight prime seasons ahead. Suppose he wanted t…
2014 NFL free agency preview -- Five things to watchMar 10Teams have plenty to spend, but there aren't many big-money players hitting the market, writes John Clayton in his 2014 free-agency preview.
Daily Dime: If Clips get top mark, who's MVP?Mar 10After going 14-for-16 from the field, Blake Griffin shows a game worthy of MVP discussion
Babin voids deal, becomes free agentMar 10Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin elected to void the final two years of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.