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Pau Gasol a T-Wolf? Not likely. David Kahn has a special affection for Pau Gasol, doesn’t he? The Timberwolves executive has been linked to the skilled Lakers’ big man for over a year now. The reason for Kahn’s fixation beyond Gasol’s basketball eUpvote Share Tweet
Peterson unfazed by unreal statisticsRunning back believed in himself, but most doubted his bold early-season statements.Upvote Share Tweet
Hartman: Frazier knows 'we have to find a way to win'Vikings coach acknowledges that beating the Bears is a must for the team's fading playoff hopes.Upvote Share TweetCoach Leslie Frazier said the Vikings' leading receiver just was not progressing and IR was the best decision for Harvin and the team.Upvote Share Tweet
VikesCentric: Pondering options at QBWill the Vikings enter the 2013 season with Christian Ponder as their only realistic option at quarterback? It all depends on what the brain trust thinks about their other choices.Upvote Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jared Burton on a two-year, $5.5 million contract that includes a club option for the 2015 season.Upvote Share Tweet
Wolves find success with international playersnba.com Updated Dec 6, 2012The cold, snowy climate in Minnesota has always been considered a hindrance to the Timberwolves' efforts to recruit top-flight free agents to join them. American players seem more enamored with the sun in Los Angeles, the sand in Miami or lights in New …Upvote Share Tweet
Timberwolves-Cavaliers Preview with Cavs Blogger Andrew Schnitkeytimberpups.com Updated Dec 6, 2012For Friday night’s game preview against the Cleveland Cavaliers we’re crossing over into enemy territory again for a Q&A on the burning issues coming into the game for both the Cavs and our Pups. This week, we’re working with Andrew Schnitkey fromUpvote Share Tweet
Gov. Dayton not worried about Vikings stadium revenue shortfallAs budget officials lower pull-tab revenue estimates, Dayton says he is confident that more businesses will turn to new gambling system.Upvote Share TweetThe latest on the Vikings' injury issues involving players not named Harvin.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 6, 2012Let's take a quick spin through the Thursday practice report in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Receiver Earl Bennett (concussion) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Running back Michael Bush (ribs) and cornerback Tim Jennings (…Upvote Share TweetAfter a quiet start to the Winter Meetings, the Twins made a big splash on the final day on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetThe surprising Minnesota Vikings are 6-6 right now and still in the hunt for a playoff spot in the NFC. Their make-or-break game is this weekend against the Bears at the MetroDome, and linebacker Chad Greenway wants fans to show their support by getting…Upvote Share Tweet
Allen: `These are must-win games now'Defensive end points to 4-8 Arizona, which won four straight to start the year.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins select right-hander Pressly in Rule 5 DraftMLB.com Updated Dec 6, 2012The Twins selected right-hander Ryan Pressly from the Red Sox organization in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweethowlintwolf.com Updated Dec 6, 2012A tired Wolves team was no match for the Celtics down the stretch. Two Positives: Derek: Yes, I finally get to go first! Don’t worry, that’s not my positive. The Wolves were able to take advantage of the Celtics’ frontcourt by winning the pointsUpvote Share Tweet
Ponder: Packers game 'a wake-up call'The Vikings quarterback, recently engaged, says he still has his confidence.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 6, 2012With wide receiver Earl Bennett possibly out for the Chicago Bears match up with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the return of Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester to practice on Wednesday was a tremendous positive for the battered Bears. Jeffery has missed…Upvote Share Tweet
Final Thoughts On Winter MeetingsDec 6Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian share their thoughts on the big signings and deals that didn't get done at the winter meetings.
Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota VikingsDec 6NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Bears-VikingsDec 6The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Chicago at Minnesota
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.