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CNNSI.com Updated Apr 17, 2013
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Once he was cut in Minnesota for cap reasons, veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield made it a point to have his representatives reach out to the Seattle Seahawks to see if he could fit with one of the more talented defensive back uni…Share Tweet
Hartman: Vikings, eyeing expansion, buy building near Winter ParkThe site, purchased from the Twins owners, is expected to be used for a new or expanded training base.Share Tweet
NFL Draft preview: QuarterbacksDo the Vikings need to draft another quarterback? Dan Wiederer and Mark Craig analyze the draft.Share TweetInclement weather at Target Field caused a postponement of Wednesday's series finale between the Angels and Twins.Share Tweet
Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Prospect: Otto Porterhowlintwolf.com Apr 17, 2013Otto Porter, Georgetown University Positives: There are a lot of teams for whom Otto Porter would be a heck of a draft pick. For instance: Any team that needs a very large body who can play well out of a pick-and-pop would be well served with Porter. An…Share Tweet
Attempt to lower government contribution to Vikings stadium defeatedAn attempt to decrease the government contribution to the Vikings stadium by $10 million was defeated by the House Taxes CommitteeShare Tweethowlintwolf.com Apr 17, 2013This is the closest you’ll get to seeing T-Mac in a Spurs uniform. (Photo from DimeMag) I know you were thinking it, because I was too. After finally winning 30 games again and getting win number 1,000 for Rick Adelman, there wasn’t much incentive lefShare TweetGreg Jennings is now aboard and the Vikings feel his production and positive energy will be huge aids to a lackluster passing attack.Share Tweettimberpups.com Apr 17, 2013Game Summary: The Timberwolves returned home on Monday night to take on the Utah Jazz for the second time in four days. Coming off a career-high 40 points against the Pups on Friday night, Al Jefferson looked to will his team to another victory with the…Share TweetJoe Mauer is off to another torrid start this season, and he continued his recent tear with his second straight four-hit night, along with three RBIs, to help lead the Twins to an 8-6 win over the Angels on Tuesday at Target Field.Share Tweet
Panthers release linebacker Kenny Onatoluprofootballtalk.com Apr 17, 2013Linebacker Kenny Onatolu appeared in just four games for the Carolina Panthers in 2012. It’s the only games he’ll play for the franchise as the team released him on Tuesday. After playing the first three years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings,Share TweetOutfielder Darin Mastroianni, who was a late scratch from the lineup in the Twins' 8-6 victory over the Angels on Tuesday night, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left ankle after the game. With Mastroianni going on th…Share Tweet
Wolves End 16-Game Losing Streak To SpursApr 17Derrick Williams leads the Wolves to win over the Spurs.
Brian Billick on NFC North team draft needsApr 17Brian Billick breaks down the teams from the NFC North and predicts which prospects could wind up in the old Black & Blue division.
Williams Throws Down 360 DunkApr 17Dunk Of The Night: Derrick Williams throws down a 360 dunk in the Timberwolves' win against the Spurs.
Gutierrez: Key players to watch in EastApr 17Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 6.0Apr 17Have to admit, I always kind of dread when the second-to-last mock of NFL draft season rolls around. Because the only mock that truly matters is the last one you do, and for me that's not forthcoming until next Thursday morning, the day of the draft. Bu…
Phil Jackson 'itching' to return to NBA as either coach or executive, sour…Apr 17After nearly two seasons in retirement, Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, according to sources familiar with his thinking.