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Twin-killing: Bats, Dean lift Twins over Seattle

Twin-killing: Bats, Dean lift Twins over Seattle

MLB.com Updated 13 hours ago
The Twins got to Felix Hernandez for five runs in the third inning on Friday and rookie pitcher Pat Dean did the rest, striking out eight over seven innings in earning his first Major League victory.
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  • At Vikings camp ex-Badger Joel Stave puts passing issues in pas…

    At Vikings camp ex-Badger Joel Stave puts passing issues in past

    startribune.com 17 hours ago
    Former college coach more impresed with rookie’s mind-set than spirals.
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  • Want to tour U.S. Bank Stadium? There are options

    Want to tour U.S. Bank Stadium? There are options

    startribune.com 23 hours ago
    Free, public, Vikings tours of new stadium remain available.
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  • New Falcons stadium: $2 hot dogs, $5 beers, expensive seats. Ho…

    New Falcons stadium: $2 hot dogs, $5 beers, expensive seats. How do Vikings compare?

    startribune.com May 27 (yesterday)
    The new Atlanta stadium slated to open in 2017 — with multiple tenants, including the Falcons as the primary one — generated some positive press last week with the announcement of reasonable prices for many food and drink items. Indeed, in comparisons t…
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  • Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph healthy, happy during productive offsea…

    Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph healthy, happy during productive offseason

    startribune.com May 27 (yesterday)
    Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has had a busy offseason. “It’s been great. Got married in February. Got twins on the way. So it’s been a productive offseason,” Rudolph said through a big smile at Wednesday’s organized team activity at Winter Park. Rudol…
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  • Improved Sano vital to Twins' turnaround

    Improved Sano vital to Twins' turnaround

    MLB.com May 27 (yesterday)
    There is nothing more to be done about the first 46 games of the season. But you had to like what manager Paul Molitor said in regard to Miguel Sano: "It's a tough game. He's kind of learned that."
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  • More Patrik Laine! Finland gives us what we want with World Cup…

    More Patrik Laine! Finland gives us what we want with World Cup roster

    thehockeynews.com May 27 (yesterday)
    Given how important the youth have been to Finland this year, it’s probably not a shocker that the final seven roster spots for the nation’s World Cup of Hockey team skew young. But it is nice to see the kids rewarded. Leading the way is everyone’s favo…
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  • Veteran safety Michael Griffin excited about Vikings defense

    Veteran safety Michael Griffin excited about Vikings defense

    startribune.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    New veteran safety Michael Griffin believes the Vikings have all the tools to make a run to the Super Bowl.
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  • With limited practice time, Zimmer moves OTAs with necessary fo…

    With limited practice time, Zimmer moves OTAs with necessary focus, urgency

    startribune.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    Being organized and focused has never been more important for an NFL head coach. Back in the good, old days for coaches — and bad, old days for players — practice time in full pads runneth over. And players rarely changed teams, so continuity ranneth ov…
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  • Vikings defensive tackle B.J. Dubose tears ACL in OTA

    Vikings defensive tackle B.J. Dubose tears ACL in OTA

    profootballtalk.com startribune.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    On-field practices during OTAs are supposed to be non-contact, but they’re never non-risk. According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vikings defensive tackle B.J. Dubose suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during Wednesday’s worko…
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  • Bridgewater meets young fan who invited him to birthday with ra…

    Bridgewater meets young fan who invited him to birthday with rap song

    startribune.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    Here’s a cute story via Foxsports.com: Obadiah Gamble, a 6-year-old Vikings fan and huge Teddy Bridgewater fan, released via YouTube recently a rap song inviting Bridgewater to his upcoming 7th birthday party. The young fan tweeted snippets of the song …
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  • Vikings' Walsh quickly put missed field goal behind him

    Vikings' Walsh quickly put missed field goal behind him

    startribune.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    The Vikings kicker talked one last time about his costly playoff boot, but says he won’t dwell on it.
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  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson hopes to improve from shotgun formatio…

    Vikings' Adrian Peterson hopes to improve from shotgun formation

    startribune.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    Adrian Peterson is working to become better in the formation that best fits his QB
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  • Wolves guard Rubio's mom dies at 56 of lung cancer

    Wolves guard Rubio's mom dies at 56 of lung cancer

    nba.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's mother has died after a long battle with lung cancer.
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  • Twins top Royals with trio of homers

    Twins top Royals with trio of homers

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    Eduardo Nunez, Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano homered to help the Twins avoid a sweep at the hands of the Royals with a 7-5 victory in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.
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  • Rookies and veterans at Vikings OTAs

    Rookies and veterans at Vikings OTAs

    startribune.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    The Vikings are back together at Winter Park where the rookies are learning where the lockers are.
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  • Blair Walsh: Missed field goal won’t define me

    Blair Walsh: Missed field goal won’t define me

    profootballtalk.com startribune.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    Vikings kicker Blair Walsh spoke to the media after Wednesday’s OTA session and one of the topics that came up was the team’s move indoors at their new stadium. Walsh said it’s “always easier to kick indoors,” but added that he felt he “had one of my be…
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  • Video - How much gas does AP have left in the tank? 01:03

    How much gas does AP have left in the tank?

    May 26
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer comments on Adrian Peterson's goal of playing until 40 years old and reveals how Peterson is looking in OTA's.
  • Video - Deion Sanders' pick-six on Brett Favre 00:34

    Deion Sanders' pick-six on Brett Favre

    May 26
    GameDay 100: Prime Time picks off The Gunslinger before either of them were close to being Hall of Famers.
  • Video - Vikings kicker not defined by playoff miss 01:40

    Vikings kicker not defined by playoff miss

    May 25
    ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards explains that kicker Blair Walsh will be able to put last year's wild-card field goal miss behind him because the Vikings will provide the opportunity for him to get back in similar situations over and over again.
  • Video - Peterson aiming to improve route running 00:34

    Peterson aiming to improve route running

    May 25
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson details what areas of his game he worked on over the offseason.