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Vikings place Josh Doctson on injured reserve; sign rookie cornerback to roster

Wide receiver Josh Doctson showed up on the Vikings injury report on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury that limited him in practice. On Thursday morning, it turned out that Doctson would be far more…


A closer look at Irv Smith’s quietly solid debut

Irv Smith didn’t have a stat line that anyone dreams about for their rookie debut. Zero catches on zero targets for zero yards. But a closer analysis of the coaches film from Sunday’s 28-12 win…


Vikings safety earns NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors

Vikings safety Anthony Harris had the best game of his NFL career on Sunday as he picked off two passes and recovered a fumble in a 28-12 season-opening victory over Atlanta at U.S. Bank Stadium.…


The race is on: Bronx Bombers use their muscle to tie Twins for home run lead

The Twins established the single-season MLB home run record on Aug. 31 when Mitch Garver hit the team’s 268th of the season to break the mark set last season by the New York Yankees. In…


Done deal: Wild reach agreement with Kevin Fiala on two-year contract

The Wild re-signed winger Kevin Fiala to a two-year, $6 million contract that will pay him $2.5 million in 2019-20 and $3.5 million in 2020-21. Fiala, acquired by the Wild from Nashville for Mikael Grandlund…


Player Preview: Jarrett Culver

The Minnesota Timberwolves wanted to make a splash on the night of the 2019 NBA Draft, and they did just that by trading up to select Jarrett Culver at No. 6 overall out of Texas…


Which parts of the Vikings Week 1 win are sustainable?

From a statistical perspective, the Minnesota Vikings had a strange Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. They were barely required to pass after jumping out to a 21-0 lead by the second quarter and…


Zulgad: About time: Jose Berrios gives Twins a much-needed, ace-like performance

MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios looked like anything but an ace during a miserable August. His first start of September didn’t go much better, but things had gotten so bad by that point that some found…


Zulgad: Four and D’oh! Twins have little incentive to reward Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios and Co.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins had just arrived in Fort Myers for the beginning of spring training last February when it was announced right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco had signed contract extensions that…


Wetmore: It’s too bad but Twins are left with the same tired question on Byron Buxton

MINNEAPOLIS — Tuesday at Target Field offered the inescapable reminder of the 1-2 punches the Twins sustained over the weekend — a right and then a left hook that landed cleanly on the jaw. Byron…


Twins place Byron Buxton on 60-day injured list, set for labrum surgery

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins on Tuesday placed Byron Buxton on the 60-day injured list, the team announced. That made roster room for Kyle Gibson (25-man) and Ronald Torreyes (40-man). It also ends the season for…


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Twins Tidbits: Does a Kirilloff call-up make sense? Is Falvey a candidate in Boston?

With Byron Buxton out for the season, and Max Kepler, Marwin Gonzalez, and Jake Cave nursing injuries of varying severity, the Twins have had to give significant playing time to players who spent most of…


Report: Wolves add assistant GM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have spent the entirety of the offseason attempting to figure out what the best way to attack the future would be. That plan started with hiring Gersson Rosas as President of Basketball…


Player Preview: Jaylen Nowell

The Wolves selected Jaylen Nowell with the No. 43 overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft out of the University of Washington. Nowell was named the 2018-19 Pac-12 Player of the Year for his efforts…


After review: What can we take away from the Vikings Week 1 win?

EAGAN — The Minnesota Vikings opener was over before the end of lunchtime on Sunday afternoon, which can make it challenging to be certain that Week 1 trends will continue. Head coach Mike Zimmer said…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: A right hook to the jaw and now hold your breath

1. Byron Buxton is going to see a shoulder specialist, and you can’t help but hold your breath. A report in the Star Tribune said that shoulder surgery is a possibility, which would put an…


Player Preview: Naz Reid

Naz Reid was supposed to be a top pick in this June’s NBA Draft, at least as of a couple of years ago. Once upon a time he was a five-star recruit out of high…


Player Preview: Tyrone Wallace

The Minnesota Timberwolves now operate under the philosophy that no stone goes unturned while looking for improvements to the roster. This is something that exists in just about every NBA front office, but certainly has…


Running start: Dalvin Cook doesn’t disappoint in his first game in Vikings’ new offense

MINNEAPOLIS — Dalvin Cook didn’t take long to put his mark on the Vikings’ 28-12 season-opening victory over Atlanta on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. On the Vikings’ first play from scrimmage, the running back…


Vikings Tidbits: A key block; why Mike Zimmer threw the challenge flag; awaiting word on Mackensie

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings set the tone for their 28-12 season-opening victory over Atlanta on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium on the very first series. The Vikings won the toss, elected to defer and then…


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