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Zulgad: Timberwolves have little to lose by giving Ryan Saunders a chance

Did the Timberwolves new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas conduct an actual coaching search before removing the interim tag and naming Ryan Saunders as his coach? That’s a fair question and the answer might be…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Arrivals, returns, breakouts: Who should get credit for the Twins?

The Twins reached a new high-water mark over the weekend against the Seattle Mariners, when Saturday’s laugher of a victory put the team 15 games above .500. They’re showing no signs of settling for an…


With Ryan Saunders coming back the Wolves should still look much different next season

The Minnesota Timberwolves wrapped up their coaching search rather quickly after it started. The team landed on Ryan Saunders to lead the way as the 11th full-time head coach in the history of the Minnesota…


Report: Ryan Saunders in negotiations to be Wolves permanent coach; Wolves hire assistant GM

After the Minnesota Timberwolves opened up an external coaching search last week, it appears they’ve found the 11th full-time head coach in franchise history. The search led team President of Basketball Operations right back to…


The unusual bond of the Minnesota Vikings defense

Every coach from high school to the pros in every sport preaches team togetherness and locker room bonding.Chemistry and leadership raises all boats, they will say. Caring about something bigger than yourself is valuable, they…


Power surge: A collection of the damage the Twins did in Seattle (video)

The AL Central-leading Twins continued to punish the baseball on Saturday night in an 18-4 victory in Seattle. C.J. Cron hit two homers, including the 100th of his career; Miguel Sano hit his first of…


Twins Gchat: What are you expecting from Miguel Sanó this time around?

@DerekWetmore: I’ve got a can of worms for you. Miguel Sanó is back with the Twins. What do you expect from him this year? @PhilMackey: Honestly, very little. I’m keeping expectations low. It’s hard to convince me…


Zulgad’s 3-and-out: Why isn’t Kyle Rudolph taking what Vikings are offering?

Eric Kendricks’ willingness to restructure his contract so the Vikings could sign first-round pick Garrett Bradbury was expected to push the talk about tight end Kyle Rudolph’s contract to the back-burner. Only that hasn’t turned…


Nelson Cruz placed on injured list, Luis Arraez promoted from Rochester

Nelson Cruz’s absence from the Twins lineup is going to turn into an extended one. The Twins placed the designated hitter on the 10-day injured list Friday because of  left wrist strain. The move is…


Twins designate Addison Reed for assignment or release

One year after signing Addison Reed to a multiyear contract to help anchor the back end of their bullpen, the Twins on Thursday designated the reliever for assignment or release. They’ll have 7 days to…


NBA Mock Draft 6.0: The dust has settled

Welcome to NBA Mock Draft 6.0 at SKORNorth.com. Unlike in the previous five editions, we have the legitimate draft order now, meaning we’ll no longer be simulating the order. The first five versions all incorporated…


Zulgad: Twins about to find out if Miguel Sano can pull his weight

The high ankle sprain suffered by Mitch Garver on Tuesday not only cost the Twins their hot-hitting catcher for what likely will be a month, but it also expedited the rehab process for third baseman…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: ‘Early’ impressions on the 2019 Twins getting to the next level

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins are cruising along in first place in the American League Central and the 2019 season is not brand new anymore. The more baseball seasons you’ve been through the more you understand…


Miguel Sanó is back with the Twins, Mitch Garver’s torrid season interrupted

The Twins have waited awhile to get their slugging third baseman back in the lineup. And now he’s back with the Twins. Unfortunately for Minnesota, it comes at the expense of Mitch Garver, who was…


The potential best players available for the Wolves at No. 11

Well, things didn’t go as hoped for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. Despite having the 10th-best odds at moving up into the top four, the Wolves dropped to…


What to make of the Wolves opening up a coaching search

On Tuesday morning it was reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves would begin interviewing external candidates to be the next head coach of the team. Locally – and nationally – it felt as if interim coach…


A painful victory: Twins beat Angels but lose hot-hitting Mitch Garver to injury

MINNEAPOLIS — Byron Buxton’s throw to Mitch Garver to get Shohei Ohtani at the plate ended the eighth inning on Tuesday at Target Field and kept the Twins’ one-run lead intact in their 4-3 victory…


Wolves draft position set in the first round

The 2019 NBA Draft has come and gone and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be selecting 11th overall. The Wolves entered the night with the 10th best odds of moving into the top four in the…


Vikings sign first-round pick Bradbury, restructure Kendricks’ deal

The Minnesota Vikings announced they have signed first-round draft pick center Garrett Bradbury. The former North Carolina State standout will have a $2.33 million cap hit in 2019. According to NFLPA’s daily public salary cap…


What if the Wolves actually do win the lottery?

The Minnesota sports landscape is filled with plenty of ‘what ifs’ that torment fans from previous failures. Those moments don’t discriminate between sports, either. The fan base has been seemingly tortured by each team in…


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