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Wolves claim guard off waivers from Clippers; announce other acqusitions

On Sunday night the Minnesota Timberwolves saw point guard Tyus Jones sign an offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies for three years and $28 million. On Monday afternoon they may have claimed his replacement off…


Trade speculation: Twins reportedly checking on Blue Jays pitchers, Padres closer

The Twins pursuit of bullpen help hasn’t stopped at Giants closer Will Smith. The Twins also have made calls on Blue Jays righthander Ken Giles and Padres righty Kirby Yates, according to the Star Tribune.…


Ten trades that make sense for the Twins (Part 1)

The Twins are in a good position heading into the All-Star break, with a 5.5-game lead on second-place Cleveland. Still, the division is far from over. After a sluggish start, Cleveland’s turned it on in…


Wolves decline to match offer sheet for Tyus Jones

The point guard position for the Minnesota Timberwolves is a bit of a question headed into the 2019-20 season with Jeff Teague on an expiring contract and things murky after that. According to a report…


Necessary break: Twins manager wants players to get away before pressure gets turned up

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins took two of three games this weekend from the Texas Rangers at Target Field and still saw their lead over the Cleveland Indians reduced to 5.5 games in the American League…


Summer League Sights: Building the culture; improving the wings; a new arrival

LAS VEGAS – The Minnesota Timberwolves continued their 2019 NBA Summer League with a 90-66 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Continuing to change the culture Last season the Wolves didn’t have much of a presence…


Twins tidbits: Buxton’s baserunning blunder; Gibson’s mechancial issue; Sano at first

MINNEAPOLIS — Byron Buxton’s speed usually causes problems for opponents, but Sunday it cost the Twins a run in their 4-1,11-inning loss to the Texas Rangers at Target Field. With the score tied 1-1 in…


Lucky break: Max Kepler will get much-needed time off to rest bruised knee

MINNEAPOLIS — Max Kepler was near the top of the list of Twins who were snubbed from the AL All-Star team when it was announced a few weeks back. On Sunday, Kepler had to consider…


What a relief: Madison Bumgarner gets good news after being hit by line drive

The San Francisco Giants, and several other big-league teams, got a scare on Saturday when lefthander Madison Bumgarner was hit in the left elbow by a line drive in the first inning against St. Louis.…


Kyle Gibson to start Sunday, but don’t expect him to last long

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins will start righthander Kyle Gibson’s in their series finale against the Texas Rangers on Sunday — the last game before the All-Star break — but his outing will be shorter than usual.…


Twins tidbits: Hard-working Pineda; Wade latest to get injury bug; a four-man outfield

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins ensured they will be heading into the All-Star break with a series win over the Texas Rangers, thanks to a 7-4 victory on Saturday afternoon before 36,969 at Target Field.…


C.J. Cron, LaMonte Wade Jr., are latest to join Twins’ injury list

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins already have plenty of players dealing with injures and that list grew by two on Saturday. The team placed first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list because of right…


Twins tidbits: Offensive fireworks; a 2nd inning to remember; a meaningful win for Martin Perez

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins had one of their regularly scheduled fireworks displays set to follow Friday’s game against Texas at Target Field. The only issue was the Twins’ lineup put on a fireworks show in…


Cause for concern? Twins feel “good but not comfortable” as lead over Cleveland shrinks

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins woke up on June 3rd with a 40-18 record and seemingly insurmountable 11.5-game lead on second-place Cleveland (29-30) in the American League Central. The question among many that day wasn’t whether…


So what was wrong with Nelson Cruz? Blame it on the shoes

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins officials said it was a precautionary move when 39-year-old Nelson Cruz was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fourth inning of Friday’s 15-6 victory over Texas because of discomfort in his right…


Two years after going undrafted, Twins prospect Randy Dobnak is impressing in the minors

Randy Dobnak is enjoying the ride. In less than three years, Dobnak’s gone from being an undrafted pitcher out of Alderson Broadus University, a small DII school in West Virginia, to putting up strong numbers…


Wolves acquire wing from Portland

As free agency continues on, the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to make moves to fill out their roster. The latest has come in the form of a sign-and-trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Wolves have…


And the winner is … Zulgad gives out his Twins awards for the first half

The Twins will play five more games before the All-Star break and at 53-31 already are more than halfway through their schedule. That led us to give out our Twins’ midseason awards on the SKOR…


Jose Berrios picked to replace injured teammate on AL All-Star team

Jose Berrios is going to the All-Star Game after all. Initially left off the American League team for the July 9 game in Cleveland, the Twins top starter was added to the roster on Wednesday…


How Teddy Bridgewater’s injury shaped the NFL in 2019

There has never been a time in the National Football League in which so many teams had an answer at quarterback. At any given moment in the league’s history at least one-third of the teams…


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