This is the January 25, 2013 news archive. View today's Minnesota Sports rumors and news.
Minnesota Sports News and Rumors
Minnesota rookie offensive tackle Matt Kalil is headed to his first Pro Bowl, the Vikings announced Friday. The move came because Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams will be unable to play in Sunday's all-star game in Hawaii after suffering injuri…
Healthy Morneau being cautious with his optimismUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetTwins slugger Justin Morneau, who appeared in 134 games in 2012 after a pair of injury-laden seasons, is feeling the healthiest he has in a while, but he's being cautious with his optimism as Spring Training approaches.Share TweetJoe Mauer has always steadfastly believed that his value is highest and his impact greatest when his smooth swing is in the lineup on offense and he's crouching behind the plate on defense.
Twins may add another rotation candidateUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetTwins general manager Terry Ryan, speaking at the annual media luncheon on Friday at Target Field, said the club might not be done making moves before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 10.Share TweetJohn Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and the no-longer-last Washington Wizards finally hit double digits in wins Friday night with a 114-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.Share TweetMinnesota Vikings rookie left tackle Matt Kalil is headed to Hawaii after all.Share TweetMinnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio said Friday he has apologized to acting coach Terry Porter for an outburst over the team's loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Lawyer For Fred Smoot, Who Double-Donged Two Hookers, Would Like You To Know Smoot Did Not Pee Himself After His DUI ArrestUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetYesterday we passed along the news that Fred Smoot, the former cornerback best known for inserting a double-ended dildo into two prostitutes on a Vikings sex cruise, was arrested last month in Washington for a DUI. Among the information in the police af…Source: deadspin.com
Vikings 2013 look ahead: Tight endsUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetYoung Rudolph could join league's elite, while Carlson needs to rebound from disappointing season.Share TweetAdrian Peterson will play one last time this season: in Sunday's Pro Bowl. And with his promise to go all out, he could add another record or two to his remarkable season.
Guardado, Mee elected to Twins Hall of FameUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetThe Twins Hall of Fame is adding two members in 2013, as former closer Eddie Guardado and former director of public relations Tom Mee have been elected.Share TweetThat's according to Ken Rosenthal, whose MLB sources told him the injury would keep the right-hander out for six to eight weeks. Then again, it might be much longer. Consider: Pavano is 37, he hasn't pitched since June 1 because of shoulder trouble, and…Source: deadspin.com
Vikings 2013 look ahead: SpecialistsUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetThe team has the league's best kicker and an overexposed punter who also is still getting the job done at a high level.