Minnesota Sports News and Rumors

  • Tanaka Gives Up 3 Runs as Yankees Lose to Twins 3-1

    Tanaka Gives Up 3 Runs as Yankees Lose to Twins 3-1

    nytimes.com Updated 12 hours ago
    Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
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  • Cardinals sign Chandler Harnish

    Cardinals sign Chandler Harnish

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    The Arizona Cardinals have added an extra arm to their roster with Carson Palmer still recovering from an ACL tear. The Cardinals signed former Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Chandler Harnish to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Harnish …
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  • New Vikings OT Aiyegbusi is tall, but not an anomaly

    New Vikings OT Aiyegbusi is tall, but not an anomaly

    startribune.com 16 hours ago
    There has been a lot of curiosity in Vikingsland about Babatunde Aiyegbusi, the offensive tackle the team signed last week. The Polish product, who I wrote about in today’s newspaper, is 6-foot-9. His height is certainly noteworthy, but height-wise, “Ba…
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  • Twins option left-hander Thompson to Triple-A

    Twins option left-hander Thompson to Triple-A

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    The Twins trimmed their bullpen by one on Tuesday, as they optioned left-hander Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Rochester.
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  • Verlander day to day, could land on disabled list

    Verlander day to day, could land on disabled list

    MLB.com ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Justin Verlander could still pitch in a Minor League game on Friday and be ready to make his turn for the second game of the regular season against the Twins on April 8. He could also open the season on the disabled list and still be eligible to return …
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  • Timberwolves sit Pekovic for rest of season

    Timberwolves sit Pekovic for rest of season

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have shut down Nikola Pekovic for the rest of the season because of a lingering right ankle injury, coach Flip Saunders announced Monday.
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  • Dorial Green-Beckham, Marcus Peters to visit Vikings

    Dorial Green-Beckham, Marcus Peters to visit Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    The Minnesota Vikings are set to take a closer look at a pair of draft prospects with a record of troubling off-field issues. According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV, Missouri/Oklahoma receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and Washington cornerback Marcus Peters…
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  • Masterson cruises, Napoli provides power in win over Twins

    Masterson cruises, Napoli provides power in win over Twins

    MLB.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    With eight of their projected nine Opening Day starters in Monday night's lineup, the Red Sox erupted for a six-spot in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 14-2 victory over the Twins.
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  • Wiggins v. Gobert, Wolves lose too, 104-84

    Wiggins v. Gobert, Wolves lose too, 104-84

    howlintwolf.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    What a match up?! That was maybe the most entertaining exchange I’ve seen all season long, actually. And you should know I’m not talking about the actual game by now. It started early with a dunk on Ruby Gobert. It wasn’t by any means a poster by Andrew…
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  • Red Sox's Napoli Spurs 7-Run Inning With Broken-Bat Homer

    Red Sox's Napoli Spurs 7-Run Inning With Broken-Bat Homer

    nytimes.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
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  • For the first time in years, are the Pittsburgh Penguins actual…

    For the first time in years, are the Pittsburgh Penguins actually – gasp – playoff underdogs?

    thehockeynews.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    The Hockey News this week revealed its collective pre-playoff pick to win the 2014-15 Stanley Cup (hint: team name rhymes with Grandpa Jay Whitening), but as an individual who was part of that process, I can tell you I wasn’t leading the charge for the …
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  • Pinto returns after missing time with concussion-like symptoms

    Pinto returns after missing time with concussion-like symptoms

    MLB.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who had been out with concussion-like symptoms since March 21, returned to action in a Minor League game on Monday.
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  • Giant Vikings rookie aims to make an impact

    Giant Vikings rookie aims to make an impact

    startribune.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    At 6-9 and 350 pounds, Polish import Babatunde Aiyegbusi is taking his shot at a sport he has barely played.
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  • Pelicans Rout Wolves (Again)

    Pelicans Rout Wolves (Again)

    timberpups.com howlintwolf.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Ick. The Wolves played two games at Smoothie King Center this year. They lost the first matchup in November by a franchise worst 48 points. It was an embarrassing, pathetic, and all-around shameful effort from a team that came into the season with the g…
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  • Wild add college free agents in Vermont goalie Hoffman, Minneso…

    Wild add college free agents in Vermont goalie Hoffman, Minnesota State defenceman Palmquist

    NHL.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on entry-level contracts for next season with two more college free agents, Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenceman Zach Palmquist. The Wild announced Monday the de...
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  • First-year manager Molitor bringing intensity

    First-year manager Molitor bringing intensity

    MLB.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Considering that Paul Molitor is just the Twins' third manager since 1986, it's a rare change for the organization to have a new skipper this season.
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  • 5th St. by Vikings stadium closes for several months, reconfigu…

    5th St. by Vikings stadium closes for several months, reconfiguration

    startribune.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Commuting patterns for about 3,000 motorists in downtown Minneapolis changed Monday when 5th Street near the Vikings' new stadium shut down between 11th Avenue and Park Avenue.
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  • Greenway says he's happy to be back with Vikings

    Greenway says he's happy to be back with Vikings

    startribune.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Chad Greenway had to sacrifice a sizable chunk of his salary to remain with the Vikings in 2015, but the veteran outside linebacker is happy he and the organization were able to find middle ground. “I’ve always wanted to be a Viking and finish my career…
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  • Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week

    Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week

    NHL.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    NEW YORK – Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson and Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 29. FIRST STAR – DEVAN DUBNYK, G, MIN...
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  • Wolves' Bennett, Hummel in; Garnett out

    Wolves' Bennett, Hummel in; Garnett out

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    Minnesota coach Flip Saunders says forwards Anthony Bennett and Robbie Hummel are returning to the lineup for Sunday afternoon's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, but that Kevin Garnett is sick and will miss his 12th straight game.
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  • Nolasco Allows 4 Runs as Twins Beat Orioles' Split Squad 6-5

    Nolasco Allows 4 Runs as Twins Beat Orioles' Split Squad 6-5

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat a Baltimore Orioles' split squad 6-5 on Sunday.
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  • Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizza

    Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizza

    yahoo.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    At some point in the very near future every MLB and Minor League Baseball team preview that's published will feature more food and drink scouting reports than actual player scouting reports. That's the direction we're trending, folks. Might as well jump…
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  • Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    thehockeynews.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    Before any Pittsburgh fans go and get their jerseys in a jumble, just pause for a second, take a deep breath and think about it: if the Penguins fail to get back to the Stanley Cup final for the sixth straight season, what else is left for the franchise…
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  • Dubnyk stops 31 shots in 35th straight start to lead Wild past …

    Dubnyk stops 31 shots in 35th straight start to lead Wild past Kings 4-1

    NHL.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu each scored two goals, and Devan Dubnyk had 31 saves in his 34th straight start with Minnesota to lead the Wild past the L.A. Kings 4-1 on Saturday night. Niederreiter had a power-play goal ...
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  • Video - Cowboys interested in Peterson 01:50

    Cowboys interested in Peterson

    Mar 31
    ESPN NFL reporter Ed Werder discusses the future of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
  • Video - Zimmer Expects Peterson To Stay With Vikings 03:24

    Zimmer Expects Peterson To Stay With Vikings

    Mar 25
    Sal Paolantonio and Kevin Sefeirt discuss the latest on Adrian Peterson and some of the new rule changes in the NFL.
  • Video - What Is Peterson's Future With Vikings? 03:11

    What Is Peterson's Future With Vikings?

    Mar 25
    Ed Werder and Bill Polian discuss the future of Adrian Peterson with the Vikings.
  • Video - Agent Says Vikings Aren't Best Fit For Peterson 02:32

    Agent Says Vikings Aren't Best Fit For Peterson

    Mar 23
    Sal Paolantonio and Kevin Seifert discuss Adrian Peterson's agent's comments about the Vikings no longer being the right fit for Peterson.

Sports Columnists

  • The Best Guess Draft

    Apr 1
    Let me tell you something about a “mock draft” a month before the “real draft.” It’s not very accurate. It would be more accurately called a “best guess draft.” That is all it is. Don’t let any of the geniuses, including a faux genius like me, tell you …
  • Doc Rivers, Steve Kerr spar again in Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State War…

    Mar 31
    Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr's latest bit of verbal jousting came before the Clippers hosted the Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday night.
  • ESPN Now

    Mar 31
    The nation's leading shot-blocker this season, LSU's Jordan Mickey, is going pro after his sophomore season. Insider Chad Ford: "While Mickey projects...
  • ESPN Now

    Mar 31
    LSU sophomore Jordan Mickey is jumping to the NBA after leading the nation with 3.65 blocks per game this season. His 219 career swats are second-most...