Minnesota Sports News and Rumors
Jackson said he can’t afford a lawyer to defend himself against assault charges stemming from a recent ncident when he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman.Share Tweet
Detroit could be Thomas Vanek’s last chancethehockeynews.com 5 hours agoFor Red Wings fans who find themselves wincing right now, let’s put the Thomas Vanek signing in perspective: it’s only one year and it’s only $2.6 million. True, when the Minnesota Wild was battling for a playoff spot this past season, they felt it best…Share Tweet
Eric Staal signs with Minnesota, next stop Las Vegas?thehockeynews.com 7 hours agoFor most high profile free agents, July 1 is the day they cash in. For Eric Staal, it was a day to take an enormous haircut. It wasn’t long ago that people were talking about Staal as one of the most sought-after free agents this summer. But when the du…Share Tweet
Twins activate Sano, option Park to RochesterMLB.com 9 hours agoThe Twins reinstated Miguel Sano from the 15-day disabled list and optioned struggling designated hitter Byung Ho Park to Triple-A Rochester before Friday's game against the Rangers.Share Tweetstartribune.com 13 hours agoThe son of the former Vikings' Hall of Famer scored a touchdown in a Canadian Football league game Thursday and then took his celebration to the opposing bench.Share Tweet
Timberwolves waive Greg Smithnba.com Jun 30 (yesterday)The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived forward/center Greg Smith.Share Tweet
Shuck's RBI Single in 8th Lifts White Sox Over Twins 6-5nytimes.com Jun 30 (yesterday)Since racing to a 23-10 start, nothing has been easy for the Chicago White Sox.Share Tweet
Miguel Sano Assists Putout With His Noggindeadspin.com Jun 30 (yesterday)Minnesota Twins star Miguel Sano is finishing up a rehab assignment with the team’s Triple A affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. It’s a good thing he’s getting plays like this one out of his system before he returns to the big club:Read more...Share Tweet
Vikings promote scout Scott Kuhn to director of analyticsprofootballtalk.com Jun 30 (yesterday)When the Vikings were at the Scouting Combine earlier this year, General Manager Rick Spielman said that the team was using analytics to derive data beyond 40 times and bench press totals. Spielman called it “another tool” the team could use to evaluate…Share TweetHe's pitched many better games. He's pitched dozens that carried more importance. But you wonder, has James Shields ever felt the way he did when he walked from the mound to the White Sox dugout in the seventh inning of a 9-6 victory over the Twins Wedn…Share Tweet
Dozier sets mark with XBH in 10th straight gameMLB.com Jun 30 (yesterday)Brian Dozier set a Twins record with a double in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Dozier, who's having a great month of June, now has an extra-base hit in 10 straight games to set the franchise mark.Share Tweet
Vikings' plan for Eagan compound quickly takes shapestartribune.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)Included is an outdoor stadium the team hopes will play host to prep and college football.Share Tweet
Twins willing to be patient with BuxtonMLB.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)The learning process continues for Byron Buxton, but that's not why he remains in the Major Leagues despite his ongoing struggles at the plate. The answer involves all the other ways Buxton's athleticism helps the Twins on a daily basis. Hitting is just…Share Tweet
Wolves finalize addition of NBA's 1st Chinese minority ownernba.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)The NBA has spent years making in-roads in basketball-loving China, installing offices there, bringing players stateside and playing exhibitions there to increase the league's presence in a country that can't get enough of it.Share Tweet
Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social mediaESPN.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social mediaShare Tweet
Wild re-sign LW Jason Zucker for 2 years, $4 millionNHL.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract. The deal was done Wednesday, preventing Zucker from becoming a restricted free agent. He will make $2 million in each of the next t...Share Tweet
Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman honored at new Vikings stadiumstartribune.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)When journalists arrive at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman’s image will greet them at the media entrance.Share TweetThe Vikings tried everything to tap into the potential they saw in wide receiver Troy Williamson. When you draft a guy seventh overall in 2005, that’s what you do. But after watching him struggle to catch the ball, the Vikings decided he had depth-perce…Share TweetBrian Dozier was struggling to keep his average above .200 for the first two months of the season.Share Tweet
Cordarrelle Patterson: Sometimes I didn’t work hard enoughprofootballtalk.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)The Vikings didn’t pick up their fifth-year option on wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson’s contract this offseason, leaving the 2013 first-round pick on track for free agency after the season. If Patterson is going to generate a robust ma…Share Tweetstartribune.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)Longtime NFL coach Buddy Ryan died Tuesday at age 82. He spent two seasons with the Vikings in 1976-77 as the defensive line coach and impressed a lot of people.Share TweetAlan Roach, a Minnesota native and lifelong Vikings fan who has been the public address voice of eight Super Bowls and numerous other high-profile events, was announced Monday as the P.A. announcer at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. In an interview with Viki…Share Tweet
Do the Vikings have a shot at the Super Bowl?Jun 25Mark Brunell isn't calling Vikings running back Adrian Peterson crazy for saying Minnesota has a good chance to win the Super Bowl this season.
Peterson defies his age, but wary of NFL grindJun 22ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates explains why age may not affect Adrian Peterson the way it does to most running backs over the age of 30.
Peterson gives back to hometown in time of needJun 20Adrian Peterson helps his hometown of Palestine, Texas after severe flooding that took several lives and caused millions of dollars in damage.
Peterson won't be taking anything for grantedJun 15ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling talks about Adrian Peterson's mindset heading into the 2016 season.