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(Ed. Note: With its new playoff format, the NHL is seeking to create passion for fans and teams through forced, bracketed relationships. But hey, at first glance, the matchups are pretty sexy. All of this led to one ideal theme for our 2014 Playoff Prev…Upvote Share Tweet
The Minnesota Twins had the right formula for successfully playing through the cold: a guy named Kyle Gibson.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 5 hours agoThe Minnesota Timberwolves finished exactly where many expected this season: on the outside looking in for a final playoff spot in the brutal Western Conference. They were one loss to the Jazz in their finale from going 41-41 on the year, but that recor…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 6 hours agoDENVER - The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenceman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night. Coach Patrick Roy said after the morning practice that Mitchell is out wit...Upvote Share Tweet
Avalanche F John Mitchell, D Cory Sarich out with injuries in Game 1 against Wildthehockeynews.com 6 hours agoAvalanche F John Mitchell, D Cory Sarich out with injuries in Game 1 against WildUpvote Share Tweetstartribune.com 7 hours agoThe Vikings have released the dates and times of their four preseason games. Their preseason opponents were announced last week.Upvote Share Tweet
Snow Falls in Minneapolis, Wolves Fall to Jazz; 130-136timberpups.com 8 hours agoWell, it’s over now. Last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves dropped the season finale to the Utah Jazz, at home, and it was possibly Rick Adelman’s last game as an NBA Head Coach. What you would think would be a passionate, emotional, send-off type of p…Upvote Share Tweetstartribune.com 8 hours agoESPN's Mel Kiper has the Vikings drafting Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles with the eighth overall pick in his latest mock draft.Upvote Share Tweet
Mauer tabbed as MLB's All-Star AmbassadorMLB.com 11 hours agoMajor League Baseball on Thursday named Twins star Joe Mauer as the 2014 All-Star Ambassador. In addition, Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Paul Molitor and Tony Oliva were named as spokespersons of T-Mobile All-Star FanFest.Upvote Share Tweet
Munnerlyn gives Vikings a shot with slot receiversstartribune.com 11 hours agoLast season, the Vikings did not have a reliable defensive back who could stick with shifty slot receivers. Enter Captain Munnerlyn, who was solid when covering slot receivers for the Carolina Panthers.Upvote Share Tweet
Ricky Rubio Behind-The-Back Dime For The Dieng Dunkdimemag.com 20 hours agoRicky Rubio might be shooting 38 percent on the season, which is actually higher than his first two seasons. His shooting distress might make him a liability at the point guard position, and he might gamble a little too much for steals and lack the size…Upvote Share Tweet
Samuda out 9-10 months after surgeryESPN.com 23 hours agoMINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Josh Samuda, who sustained a gruesome injury to his right ankle during the team's workout on Tuesday, had surgery in the Twin Cities to mend a broken fibula, dislocated ankle and deltoid ligament damage…Upvote Share TweetENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 post-season. Perhaps only fitting then that Roy begins ...Upvote Share Tweet
Spring Storm Cancels Twins-Blue Jays Gamenytimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)The Minnesota Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed because of expected wintry weather.Upvote Share Tweet
Final pieces of Metrodome get hauled off ThursdayIt's the end of an era on Thursday as the remaining rubble of the Metrodome is hauled off of the new stadium construction site.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings: Quick takes on QB itemsESPN.com Apr 16 (yesterday)MINNEAPOLIS -- Some quick thoughts on a few Minnesota Vikings quarterback items: Josh Freeman has signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants -- the beneficiaries of his now-infamous "Monday Night Football" misadventure last October -- and…Upvote Share TweetJosh Freeman, whose tenure as the Vikings’ starting quarterback last season lasted 60 disastrous minutes, will join the New York Giants.Upvote Share Tweet
Peterson, not CJ2K, the defender of the declining RB positionThe Vikings star running back said: 'There are a couple of guys who are different. I feel like I'm one of them.'Upvote Share Tweet
Washington State safety Deone Bucannon to visit VikingsWashington State strong safety Deone Bucannon is the latest name that will attend the Vikings’ “Top 30” event, which starts today. Bucannon will visit on Thursday, according to an NFL source.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 16 (yesterday)Brett Favre hasn’t been back to Lambeau in anything other than a Vikings uniform since he left the Packers for the Jets before the 2008 season, but president Mark Murphy said that isn’t because the team isn’t interested in honoring their former quarterb…Upvote Share Tweet
Bautista, Lawrie Lift Blue Jays Over Twins 9-3nytimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Inside the Minnesota Vikings draft roomApr 17Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah take you inside the Minnesota Vikings draft room and discuss the team's strategy heading into the 2014 NFL Draft.
Twins Hammer Dickey, Blue JaysApr 17Josmil Pinto highlighted a five-run fifth inning to lead the Twins to a 7-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Roster Reset: Minnesota VikingsApr 16With a 5-10-1 record in 2013, the Minnesota Vikings hoped to shore up positional question marks in the offseason. Where do they stand on that project before the draft? Randy Moss reports.
SportsCenter's Inside The NHLApr 16Steve Levy and Barry Melrose preview the Stanley Cup playoffs with the players to watch and the goalies that can steal a series in the first round.
2014 NBA playoffs - Washington Wizards ideal matchup for Chicago BullsApr 17Through their play and a little luck, the Chicago Bulls' playoff path looks promising.
Bucks announce sale of team, won't moveApr 16Longtime Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that he has reached an agreement to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The deal is valued at $550 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction…
Daily Dime: Clippers head to playoffs with questionsApr 15The Clippers head to the playoffs looking for winning combos
Don Banks: Examining the Jadeveon Clowney fallout; more notes ahead of the…Apr 15As mid-April arrives, and we start to really feel the drag of those two extra weeks added to draft season, here are five current stories in the NFL I just don't get ...