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Report: Wolves to open up coaching search

Many wondered if it was just a foregone conclusion that the Minnesota Timberwolves would be handing the coaching keys to interim coach Ryan Saunders as the full-time head coach. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the…


Which NBA Draft Lottery scenarios are the most fun?

With the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery taking place in Chicago on Tuesday night it could mark an incredibly important night for the future of a select NBA franchise. This is the most important – and…


Zulgad: Kyle Rudolph appears to be beating Vikings at contract game

Did the Vikings underestimate Kyle Rudolph’s willingness and ability to play contractual hardball? It certainly seems that way. How else do you explain that it seems as if Rudolph is entering his final days as…


No news is good news for Nelson Cruz: Twins exhale after MRI exam

MINNEAPOLIS — Nelson Cruz left Sunday’s Twins game and was not at the plate for a pivotal appearance, which is unusual for one of the best hitters in Minnesota’s lineup. The Twins and Cruz revealed…


Back so soon: Armed with a fastball, Tyler Duffey is back with the Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Tyler Duffey had an impressive outing with the Twins over the weekend, although he was named the 26th man as part of MLB’s doubleheader rules. So despite the encouraging results with his new…


NBA Lottery Simulation and Mock Draft 5.0: A rough draw for the Wolves

Welcome to NBA Lottery Simulation and Mock Draft 5.0 at SKORNorth.com. Like in the first four editions we’ll be using Tankathon.com to simulate the order of the draft. This is the last version that will…


How ‘Offensive Line University’ shaped new Vikings G Dru Samia

If you created an offensive line purely out of players who went to Oklahoma, you’d have a strong case for being the NFL’s best blocking team. Before this year’s draft, the group of successful ex-Sooner…


Zulgad: Here’s the catch: Twins change Byron Buxton’s positioning to avoid collisions with wall

MINNEAPOLIS — There was one out and the Detroit Tigers had a runner on second base Friday night when Nicholas Castellanos drove a ball to deep left-center off Twins starter Jake Odorizzi. Center fielder Byron…


Zulgad: Madison in Minnesota? Twins aren’t on Bumgarner’s no-trade list

MINNEAPOLIS — Even with Michael Pineda showing improvement in his start on Saturday in the Twins’ 5-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader at Target Field, there is little…


Zulgad: Too good to be true? Is Twins’ success setting us up for a fanastic or disappointing fall?

MINNEAPOLIS — This has become too easy. There has to be a catch, or worse, a drop that is going to derail this seemingly unstoppable team. That likely was the feeling of many Twins fans…


Stat pack: Some of these Twins performances are unbelievable

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins are 24-12 after 36 games of the season, and look like the team to beat in the American League Central. As my colleague Judd Zulgad pointed out this week, the “Murderer’s…


Twins Gchat: Minnesota Twins hot streak: too legit to quit?

@DerekWetmore: The Twins enter the weekend 11 games over .500 for the first time in four years. What impresses you most about the first-place Twins right now? @JZulgad: The biggest surprise to me hasn’t been any…


A Rudolph trade would be risky for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings need to make a move to create cap space in order to sign their first-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport, they won’t be finding that extra space…


Zulgad: Twins top confidence rankings, but where does that leave Vikings?

The Twins’ surge to the top of the American League Central standings — and to the best record in baseball — has caused some re-evaluation of where they should be ranked in this market when…


Breaking down the NBA Draft Lottery odds for the Wolves

The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery is set to take place in less than a week in Chicago. Fifteen* teams will have representatives present waiting to find out their respective fates in June’s draft. This is…


Former North Star Steve Payne remembers thrill of making St. Louis blue

Steve Payne, like many hockey fans, was glued to his television watching Game 7 of the second-round playoff series between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues go into double-overtime on Tuesday night. Unlike many…


Twins will be cautious with Miguel Sanó upon return, could play him at multiple positions

Twins third baseman Miguel Sanó might be close to reclaiming the title of Twins third baseman. Sanó is on a minor league rehab assignment that currently has him in Double-A Pensacola, but the Twins don’t need…


Why NBA legend Penny Hardaway thinks Vikings ‘got a steal’ in Dillon Mitchell

When Penny Hardaway’s NBA career came to an end in 2008, he moved back to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Shortly after his return, Hardaway lent a hand to a friend who was battling cancer…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Exceeding expectations, 5 things that have the Twins in first place

MINNEAPOLIS – The way the Twins approached this winter, I think a lot of us on the outside characterized their moves collectively as a hedged bet on 2019. They added some good players and let…


Did the Vikings schedule get tougher on draft night?

The wide belief around the NFL is that the Minnesota Vikings’ roster improved with the selections of center Garrett Bradbury, tight end Irv Smith and running back Alexander Mattison. And that other draft picks like…


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