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Indians star Mike Clevinger will be sidelined after knee surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — While the Twins are easing into the first few days of Camp Rocco with pitchers and catchers workouts, their division rivals got a serving of bad news. Mike Clevinger, one of…


PECOTA likes Twins chances to repeat as A.L. Central champs; Derek Falvey won’t rest on it

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Derek Falvey isn’t in the business of counting unhatched chickens. I asked Falvey this week about his view of the division, and his club’s place in the whole thing. In 2019,…


Get to know him: Wild interim coach Dean Evason

The Wild promoted assistant Dean Evason to the interim head coach role on Friday after Bruce Boudreau was fired. So who is the Wild’s new coach — at least for the remainder of the season?…


Zulgad: Cause for confusion: Wild’s timing on jettisoning Bruce Boudreau makes little sense

Why now? That was the immediate question when news broke Friday morning that Bruce Boudreau had been fired as the Wild’s coach and it remained the question after first-year general manager Bill Guerin held a…


Should the Vikings be interested in Josh Rosen?

Josh Rosen’s career has gotten off to a no-good, miserable start. After being one of the most debated quarterback prospects in 2018, he was drafted by an Arizona Cardinals team in dire straits and then…


Bruce Boudreau fired as Wild coach, Dean Evason to take over behind bench

The fact Bruce Boudreau was fired as the Wild’s coach didn’t come as a huge surprise. The fact he was fired on Friday morning with his team three points out of a playoff spot in…


Wild coach questions NHL’s decision on shootout goal but admits “we didn’t have all 18 players playing at their best”

ST. PAUL — The Wild blew a two-goal lead in the third period of a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center, costing themselves a crucial point…


Celtics to retire Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 next season

Kevin Garnett spent his first 12 seasons with the Timberwolves and finished his career in Minnesota, but it will be the Boston Celtics who are the first to retire his jersey number. The Celtics announced…


‘One of the best sliders in baseball’: Kenta Maeda scouting report, from two pitching experts

FORT MYERS — That Kenta Maeda showed up in Twins spring training on Thursday was no accident. He was not the secondary inclusion in a larger deal that tilted the balance of power in MLB…


Bad time for a break: New-look Timberwolves don’t need rest, they need work

The NBA All-Star break will give the Timberwolves an eight-day hiatus during which they can get away from basketball, spend time on a beach or with family and get refreshed for the final 29 games…


Zulgad: Two strikes and you’re out: MLB needs to remove Astros owner

The Twins’ Marwin Gonzalez didn’t fix the issue, but he did take a positive step on Tuesday when he showed up in Fort Myers, Fla., for spring training and seemed sincere in his apology for…


Wetmore, Noted: From Maeda to force plates, Twins Day 1 in the books [Today I Learned]

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Twins spring training is officially underway, with every invited catcher and all but 2 Twins pitchers in their assigned places. Camp Rocco 2.0, commence. This column is just a collection of…


Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined because of wrist injury

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns underwent an MRI on Wednesday that revealed an injury to his left wrist and forced him to miss the team’s 115-108 loss to the Charlotte Hornets at Target Center. Towns will…


Could Dom Capers’ presence mean good things for Anthony Barr?

EAGAN — For the second offseason in a row the Minnesota Vikings added a well-traveled former head coach and coordinator to their staff. Last year head coach Mike Zimmer was thrilled about the contributions of…


Only Fernando Romero and Kenta Maeda have yet to report for Twins pitchers and catchers workouts

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins have a lot of pitchers and catchers in southwest Florida who are healthy and ready to go this spring, as the first official workouts begin Wednesday morning. This time…


Accountability session: Wild GM makes it clear he won’t be afraid to make more changes

ST. PAUL — Bill Guerin made it clear Tuesday that his decision to trade winger Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins wasn’t a sign that he was giving up on the Wild making the playoffs.…


With familiar faces, how different will Vikings’ coaching staff be in 2020?

EAGAN — The Minnesota Vikings’ new offensive and co-defensive coordinators will not need any maps of the campus at TCO Performance Center or new key fobs to get into the building. They won’t have to…


From Zero to Caught Up on the Twins Offseason in one post

Checked out in October and ready to re-engage with the Twins? Let’s get you caught up to speed in two minutes, so that you can enjoy 2020 spring training! The offseason technically started with the…


Marwin Gonzalez on Astros’ sign stealing: “I feel regret and am remorseful”

Marwin Gonzalez was a key member of the 2017 Astros team that won the World Series, leading to questions about his involvement with the electronic sign stealing system used by the club. On Tuesday, the…


5 takeaways: Mike Zimmer talks new coaching hires

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss changes to his coaching staff, which include elevating Gary Kubiak to offensive coordinator, D-line coach Andre Patterson and LBs coach Adam…


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