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The Vikings offensive line allowed three first-half sacks, leading to two of QB Kirk Cousins' costly fumbles.
JOTTINGS • The Vikings will go up against Bills quarterback Josh Allen, the No. 7 overall pick this year. Allen was coached at…
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck believes he can keep the winning ways going with the Gophers. And for the Vikings, standout defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said he's aiming for an "All-Pro season."
Daniel Carlson is, however, the only one of the five to lose his job after his miserable day missing field goals.
Harrison Smith, who was named NFC defensive player of the week for his performance vs. the 49ers, said he looks forward to playing in Green Bay every year.
JOTTINGS • The Vikings’ available salary cap is down to about $1 million, and it’s looking more likely that they’re going to have to pull off…
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen wants to face the best, and he'll do it Sunday in a difficult Lambeau Field environment.
The second-year linebacker says the biggest adjustment he had to make was to the speed of the NFL game.
With all the changes on offense, Mike Zimmer knew things wouldn't be smooth right away.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said he believes the rule has been cleaned up enough that it shouldn't be as big an issue during the season.
JOTTINGS • Vikings receiver Adam Thielen on the benefits of having running back Dalvin Cook back for 2018: “We have three guys, four…
Adam Thielen said the Vikings are focused for the 49ers and learning what their new QB can do.
Mike and Kyle Shanahan spotted Kirk Cousins' skills early, and Kyle wanted the now-Vikings QB for the 49ers.
Fran Tarkenton said the legendary Vikings trainer gave his full attention to everyone on the roster, from established stars to raw rookies.
JOTTINGS • Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck said he was pleased with Thursday’s 48-10 victory over New Mexico State but added, “It is very,…
Several Gophers veterans stepped up for their young teammates, and turned what was a narrow 14-10 lead with 11 minutes left in the second quarter into a blowout.
Mike Zimmer knows there will be no sneaking up on opponents after last season's 13-3 record.
It's been 51 years since the Gophers last won a Big Ten title in football but coach P.J. Fleck says, "Just because it is our past doesn't mean it has to be our future."
JOTTINGS • It isn’t surprising that Pro Football Focus ranked Kyle Rudolph as the fourth-best red zone tight end this week, but what was…
Multiple injuries have slowed the progression of this year's group as the opener nears.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred was in town Wednesday, commenting on a variety of topics.
The incredible thing about him is how he achieved NFL success at such a young age.
The Rosemount product already had ties to quarterback Kirk Cousins from time spent together with the Redskins.
The Vikings' offensive line needs to get healthy, but Mike Zimmer sees signs of progress from training camp in Eagan.
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is one of only three defensive players without a multiyear contract but said, "I'm trying to get better and keep growing with this team, and hopefully accomplish some big things."
New London-Spicer product Brandon Zylstra is getting a shot with the Vikings after two years in Canada.
Second-round pick Brian O'Neill could see plenty of action if the Vikings offensive line doesn't get healthy.
Pohlad knows fans might have questioned the moves the club made at the trade deadline, as the Twins dealt away five players from the major league roster. But more important to Pohlad is what is happening behind the scenes.
The Twins baseball boss says the organization will get better with the trades of the past week.
A disappointing season causes the team to trade some regulars and start looking ahead to 2019.
Kirk Cousins has spent much of his career fighting to even have a chance to start
JOTTINGS • P.J. Fleck said that according to college football analyst Phil Steele, the Gophers’ two-deep is the third youngest in the country,…
One of the Vikings' picks during the 2018 draft, Colby Gossett, talked about all he learned from offensive line coach Tony Sparano in the last few months. Sparano's memorial service is today.
St. Paul native Jack Morris enters the Hall of Fame this weekend, and his 1991 World Series Game 7 with the Twins stands out.
GM Rick Spielman said he and his staff have done what they set out to do following the team's loss to Philadelphia in January's NFC Championship Game.
JOTTINGS • ESPN released its rankings of the NFL teams set up to have the most success over the next three seasons and the Vikings…
In Paul Molitor's most successful seasons, the team occasionally has surged for extended runs.
Their 9-2 homestand before the All-Star break closed gap on the Indians before July 31 deadline.
Eric Kaler's accomplishments are wide-ranging, and he has overseen drastic changes in the athletic department during turbulent times for the Gophers.
JOTTINGS • Pro Football Focus has the Vikings as the favorites to win the NFC North with 38 percent odds, compared to 23 percent for…
Amir Coffey's sophomore season was ruined by an injury to his right shoulder. He is rehabbing daily but is probably two months away from being fully cleared.
Twins GM Thad Levine said the team will keep monitoring the MLB trade market and hope the recent surge of victories on the field continues.
Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith have been sharing the same football field since 2008, when Rudolph joined Notre Dame and Smith was already there as a redshirt freshman.
JOTTINGS • Pro Football Focus wrote recently that the Vikings’ Trae Waynes was the NFL’s best cornerback when it came to stopping the run.…
Gophers Athletic Director Mark Coyle offered support to both coaches during a wide-ranging interview.
The Twins first baseman broke out of a slump in the first two games at Wrigley Field, but it hasn't helped his team win.
A suspension later reversed and an injury have overshadowed his superb play on the field.
Results haven't matched expectations as yet for the Twins, but Manager Paul Molitor does what he can with the lineup.
Rick Spielman continues to say he is withholding judgment on his team until training camp. But there is just no denying that Spielman and the entire staff know this is a Super Bowl-caliber club.
Georgia Tech's Josh Okogie is a fine shooter, but his versatility on defense will help more.
Neither Eddie Rosario nor Eduardo Escobar had can't-miss profiles when the Twins acquired them, but they have carried the team this season.
Aiming to learn from last season's sour finish, the Vikings worked on a lot of situational football during OTAs and minicamps, which ended this week.
JOTTINGS • Pro Football Focus showed why Kirk Cousins might thrive with the Vikings: The team led the NFL in contested pass receptions last…
The Vikings will have their official ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the new team headquarters, which is still a long way from being fully developed.
The front office has to be hoping that its big collection of free agent signings and trade acquisitions is going to start to contribute more than it has so far.
For all the hand-wringing about Miguel Sano, through his first 343 career games he compares almost identically to the greatest power hitter in franchise history
JOTTINGS• Trevor Siemian, the backup to Kirk Cousins, said of the Vikings quarterback room: "Kirk is obviously doing a great job. You…
Mike Remmers' versatility will play an important role in how the Vikings revamp their offensive line this season.
Twins manager Paul Molitor points to how the Gophers play on the field and how their coach prepared players for life.
In the past two seasons, the Vikings have signed $209 million worth in total contracts to 15 unrestricted free agents, according to Spotrac.com.
JOTTINGS • Ken Mauer, the NBA official and a cousin of Twins first baseman Joe Mauer, was blamed by many Cavaliers fans for…
The offense has not been able to do much since the first baseman landed on the disabled list.
John Anderson is considered one of the best college baseball coaches in the country, but it may be time to recognize him as the best coach ever at the U.
Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs went to Atlanta in April to work out with Kirk Cousins after the Vikings signed their new QB.
JOTTINGS • ESPN said if the 2018 Vikings are going to exceed last season’s results, there’s no doubt that Kirk Cousins will have to…
Fernando Rodney, the 41-year-old Twins closer, had a rocky start, but he has been fantastic in his past 10 outings.
Manager Paul Molitor continues to piece together lineups and keep them competitive.
Injuries and player struggles are taking their toll on the 2018 campaign while big contract decisions loom this offseason. Through it all, Derek Falvey says the Twins are in good shape.
Great coaching hires have led to fine seasons and/or optimism for many women's teams.
After a rough start to the 2018 season, Twins Manager Paul Molitor sees signs of improvement and a still-close AL Central race.
JOTTINGS • Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck said that while the team will have more depth this year, that doesn’t mean it will have…
Escobar's versatility and production have kept him in the lineup; Kepler has improved vs. lefties.
One of the areas where the Vikings will adjust is on the offensive line, and Mike Zimmer said they are expecting big things out of guard Nick Easton, who fractured his ankle in the second-to-last game of the regular season
JOTTINGS • Even with Jamal Crawford opting out of the final year of his contract, the Timberwolves are currently slated to pay nine players…
Rick Spielman's chats with Scott Frost led him to believe Central Florida's Mike Hughes was a value pick at the end of the first round.
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