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The Gophers play the No. 1 and 2 teams in the preseason coaches poll.
SID’s JOTTINGS• Justin Morneau spent almost a month in the Twin Cities awaiting the birth of his third child, and last week the former Twins…
There’s no question that if tight end Kyle Rudolph can play a full season for the first time since 2012, he could have as big of an impact on the Vikings as anyone.
The speedy Horned Frogs will be one of the top teams in the country for the 2014 season opener.
The word is that St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is working hard behind the scenes to land the MLS franchise with the same vigor with which he was able to get CHS Field built for the Saints.
Mike Zimmer expects Adrian Peterson’s presence after missing almost all of last season to make a lot of difference in the passing game.
GM Chuck Fletcher likes his improving young talent while Blackhawks deal with the salary cap.
The Twins rookie has impressed manager Paul Molitor with his patience and approach at the plate.
The Twins manager saw signs last season that led him to believe the 2015 team could compete.
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Flip Saunders said the team has worked hard to stockpile its roster with young, gifted athletes.
Twins manager Paul Molitor hopes others notice his second baseman’s marks.
The many fans who are on Joe Mauer’s case might have to change their tune, and there are many fans like that.
The Gophers have many gifted players on the line who are healthy and ready to contribute.
Ties with Vikings reflect a strong commitment to community and bolster U.S. Bank’s profile.
The Louisville coach sees some similarities, and differences, between No. 1 overall draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns and Patrick Ewing.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The Vikings at present are $8.5 million under the salary cap, so they have money to sign a free agent if…
My sources tell me that from Day 1 of the draft process, there was little doubt that the Wolves were going to select the consensus best player in the draft.
After disposing of the White Sox, he keeps improving after a slow start to the season. In the month of June, Hughes has seen his ERA drop from 4.96 to 4.19.
Terry Ryan said the Twins can wait for their top prospect’s bat to eventually come around.
There is no question that all of the doubters who questioned whether the 2012 NFL MVP would be in a Vikings uniform this season have been proven wrong.
Joe Mauer is only batting .253, but the Twins first baseman is confident the hits will start falling in.
New practice facility, top draft pick adding more young talent have team in good place, he says.
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and running back Adrian Peterson are making up for lost time.
After several bleak seasons, the CEO has enjoyed the team’s start under Paul Molitor.
Alabama’s interest in hiring Minnesota's basketball coach likely was behind the move. He will still be near the bottom in salary among Big Ten men's basketball coaches.
American Pharoah’s great-grandfather was Derby winner Unbridled, owned by Frances Genter.
Work on the new Vikings stadium is more than halfway complete with $430 million of the work installed, team executive vice president of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley said.
The Vikings coordinator thinks the offense will be much more explosive by adding the star runner.
Brett Favre weighs in on Teddy Bridgewater, “Deflategate,” Adrian Peterson and his short stint with the Vikings.
The entire clubhouse and culture around the team has been changed with the addition of the Twins former All-Star and Gold Glove winner.
Gov. Mark Dayton says the Vikings stadium funding voted on by the Legislature is in good financial shape.
The Twins closer says he welcomes the work, after the team endured several losing seasons in a row.
In Mike Zimmer's second year, the team will have to find a lot of players to step up who weren't around last season.
SID’S JOTTINGS • People have to be surprised that going into Saturday, the Twins had the fourth-best record in baseball since April 14,…
One factor that has a lot to do with the Twins’ success is that for nine years, Paul Molitor traveled all over the team’s minor league system and spent countless hours helping young players become better.
Vikings legend Bud Grant, who just turned 88, wasn’t interested if teams asked about his interest to coach.
Bobby Bell was a key player in a three-year era that brought the best recruiting classes from all over the country that ever enrolled at Minnesota.
Mike Zimmer is impressed after he got a good look at not only his 10 draft picks, but about 10 other rookie free agent signings and 50 additional players who came in for a tryout for the team’s rookie minicamp.
Lou Nanne believes the team could have beaten the Blackhawks with only a few breaks along the way.
Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks stood out at UCLA before they were first-round selections by the Vikings, Barr in 2014 and Kendricks this year.
After a dismal start, the hitting and pitching — and attitude — has clicked over the past 22 games.
With no takers on a trade, Ben Dogra sounded a more conciliatory note with the Vikings.
Jim Hueber helped convert T.J. Clemmings into an offensive tackle and likes his athleticism.
After Maxx Williams wasn’t selected in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, the Steelers and the Ravens battled for his services in the second round.
The first-round pick by the Vikings was not highly recruited before landing with the Spartans.
Iowa’s Brandon Scherff and Michigan State’s Trae Waynes seem like the most logical picks.
Craig Leipold believed illnesses and goaltending were the issues, not the coach, and he was right.
If the Vikings could count on Cordarrelle Patterson to return to his rookie form, they wouldn’t have to consider drafting a wide receiver this week.
Doug Risebrough, Glen Sather and Tommy Thompson all spent time with Wild or North Stars.
The ex-North Stars player and Tampa Bay GM knows goal scoring could be an issue for the team.
The Blues series might be long, but Chuck Fletcher thinks Wild has the talent and drive to compete.
The Adrian Peterson situation is getting to be more of a circus than any story involving a local athlete in any sport in many, many years.
The matchup is a tough one for the Wild, but the team’s depth could be a problem for St. Louis.
Games with Ohio State and TCU this fall will require a better passing game.
Jordan Smith, a junior from Orono who is on the Wisconsin basketball team, has played in 14 games this season and will dress for the Badgers against Duke on Monday night for the national championship game.
When Hunter left for the Angels in 2008 few people could have expected that he would return to Minnesota eight years later as perhaps an even better offensive player.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The NFL requires a 100-foot security perimeter around the new Vikings stadium. “To get that 100 feet from the skin of the…
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is inclined to let coach Flip Saunders keep doing double duty – for now.
The captain attributed his team’s recent surge to players figuring out what they need to do to succeed.
Apparently the Wilf family is willing to spend as much money as necessary to make their football stadium the best in the NFL.
SID’s JOTTINGS • There is no doubt that several of the Vikings players are in contact with Adrian Peterson, trying to convince him…
The basketball team has been underwhelming for 30 years, hurt by scandals and poor play.
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher praised the goalie for helping save the season.
The Star Tribune building has been my workplace since the 1940s, but its time is running out.
“The big thing with Teddy is he needs to add a little bit more strength, a little more weight on him,” coach Mike Zimmer said.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The Wild roster features six Minnesota natives, with many playing a big part in the team’s bid for the Stanley…
Unless a stunning trade offer surfaces, Adrian Peterson will stay under contract with the Vikings.
Adolph Rupp's Wildcats title teams had talent that stayed longer than today’s one-and-done stars.
Byron Buxton is Baseball America’s No. 2 prospect in all of baseball. Miguel Sano is ranked 13th, even though he missed all of last year because of elbow surgery.
SID’s JOTTINGS • One big reason Dallas couldn’t sign running back DeMarco Murray is it is only $12 million under the cap while the…
Flip Saunders has built a nice mix of young players and veterans, exciting the fan base.
Jim Pohlad said winning would be the only factor for Target Field attendance going forward.
SID’s JOTTINGS • Devan Dubnyk is 18-3-1 since joining the Wild, and he has 27 victories on the season between here and Arizona.…
The Badgers coach does things right, Knight said, but he’s never been a fan of shots beyond the arc.