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Vikings
September 14
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Five other times we've panicked about Vikings defense under Zimmer

Zimmer has enough of a track record and history with the Vikings defense that he can be allowed a mulligan and have the benefit of using Sunday's loss as a teachable moment.
Vikings
September 11
End racism? Messaging from NFL, booing from fans shows challenge

End racism? Messaging from NFL, booing from fans shows challenge

The NFL should get some credit for the steps it has taken, but Thursday should remind us — as so much does these days — of how far we have left to go.
Wild
September 10
Boudreau: 'I don't want to end ... by being let go in February'

Boudreau: 'I don't want to end ... by being let go in February'

Ex-Wild coach Bruce Boudreau could probably make a good living by talking about hockey on TV, as he's been doing. But that's not where his heart is at.
Vikings
September 10
Huge question: Can Vikings protect Cousins in obvious passing situations?

Huge question: Can Vikings protect Cousins in obvious passing situations?

With talent on both sides of the ball, how concerned should Vikings fans be about the one fundamental thing that likely will make or break their season?
Vikings
September 8
Vikings position-by-position: A confidence breakdown

Vikings position-by-position: A confidence breakdown

The team looks good at linebacker and running back. But there are other position groups that don't inspire nearly as much confidence. Here's how RandBall feels about them.
Twins
September 3
Rand: In post-Bert Blyleven TV era, it's time for Justin Morneau to shine

Rand: In post-Bert Blyleven TV era, it's time for Justin Morneau to shine

In reality, the Twins' TV transition away from analyst Bert Blyleven started a long time before Wednesday, when a rather abrupt-seeming announcement in the afternoon…
Twins
September 2
In just one game, Byron Buxton restores hope (and calm) for Twins

In just one game, Byron Buxton restores hope (and calm) for Twins

With Buxton and others on the mend, the Twins are plenty good enough to make it to the finish line -- and perhaps beyond.
Sports
August 27
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Another day without NBA, football practices canceled and more updates

Things don’t figure to get any less interesting today. Indeed, even by the morning there were already indications that big news would continue to unfold.
Wild
August 26
New Wild goalie coach has huge task after 2019-20 struggles

New Wild goalie coach has huge task after 2019-20 struggles

In announcing two weeks ago that the Wild was parting ways with longtime goalie coach Bob Mason, general manager Bill Guerin managed to be blunt while still taking the high road.
Twins
August 26
Cleveland's Carlos Santana, center, tags out the Twins' Jorge Polanco, right, at first base in the seventh inning

Twins vs. Cleveland vs. White Sox drama would have been great, but ...

In a normal season, we might have been setting up for a months-long division race full of tension, twists and turns. Tuesday would have been one of those nights to circle.
Wolves
August 25
Mock draft consensus on Wolves top overall pick: Georgia's Edwards

Mock draft consensus on Wolves top overall pick: Georgia's Edwards

Looking at the mock drafts that have been updated since the Wolves won the top pick in the NBA draft lottery last week, a clear theme is emerging.
Twins
August 24
In strange season, why not this? Randy Dobnak, Rookie of the Year

In strange season, why not this? Randy Dobnak, Rookie of the Year

One oddsmaker currently has Dobnak as the third choice for the award, another chapter is his unlikely rise from obscure independent league pitcher to the Twins' rotation.
Sports
August 21
Picking ahead of Warriors, will Wolves overcome 2009 draft nightmare?

Picking ahead of Warriors, will Wolves overcome 2009 draft nightmare?

In general the Wolves should be ecstatic to land the No. 1 overall pick for just the second time in franchise history. But something made it hard not to think about the troubled past.
Vikings
August 20
Inexperienced cornerbacks vs. tough QBs a theme of Vikings schedule

Inexperienced cornerbacks vs. tough QBs a theme of Vikings schedule

The top five corners on the current depth chart have combined to make nine NFL starts: 2018 first-round pick Mike Hughes has five of them.
Sports
August 19
Most important for Twins: Kenta Maeda is pitching like an ace

Most important for Twins: Kenta Maeda is pitching like an ace

Losing the no-hitter was a shame, but don't lose sight of the big picture and how well Maeda is pitching.
Twins
August 18
Player takes another swing at whiners and their 'unwritten rules'

Player takes another swing at whiners and their 'unwritten rules'

Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam on a 3-and-0 pitch in a one-sided game Monday night, and some folks are finding a reason to complain about it.
Wolves
August 18
NBA bubble teaching us about the Wolves, even though they're not in it

NBA bubble teaching us about the Wolves, even though they're not in it

While we're just at the start of the postseason, here are four things the NBA’s bubble has told you so far if you’re a Wolves fan. There's good and bad.
Twins
August 17
Is Cleveland's season unraveling (to Twins' benefit) over COVID rule-breakers?

Is Cleveland's season unraveling (to Twins' benefit) over COVID rule-breakers?

The standings look normal, with Cleveland chasing the Twins. But Cleveland’s season has the potential to go haywire because of a clubhouse rift involving two top pitchers.
Sports
August 13
College basketball reportedly looking at playing in a 'bubble'

College basketball reportedly looking at playing in a 'bubble'

We’ll find out soon enough to what lengths schools, conferences and associations are willing to go to in order to play these seasons and generate revenue.
Gophers
August 12
Ten Big Ten questions: How did we get to where we are (and now what)?

Ten Big Ten questions: How did we get to where we are (and now what)?

The 2020 college sports landscape changed dramatically when the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they are postponing their fall seasons. What happened? And what happens now?
Wild
August 11
Wild's ping-pong ball fails, Rangers win lottery, conspiracy theories are born

Wild's ping-pong ball fails, Rangers win lottery, conspiracy theories are born

If you’ve been longing for a good, old-fashioned sports conspiracy theory to take your mind off of the real world, the NHL delivered in a big way.
Gophers
August 10
The real pandemic story: College football players asserting their rights

The real pandemic story: College football players asserting their rights

In the midst of weekend reporting about the status of coronavirus and its potential to shut down the major college football season, a set of two tweets stood out above the fray.
Twins
August 7
Twins' television ratings up dramatically over last season

Twins' television ratings up dramatically over last season

Close to two-thirds of MLB teams have seen increases in TV ratings, and the Twins are near the top of two lists: overall ratings in 2020 and percent increase from last year.
Vikings
August 5
The Rick Spielman-Mike Zimmer longevity secret: Avoid disaster

The Rick Spielman-Mike Zimmer longevity secret: Avoid disaster

The biggest key to the Spielman-Zimmer partnership lasting as long as it has and projecting to last deeper into the future is that the Vikings have never hit bottom.
High Schools
August 4
RandBall: Faced with impossible situation, MSHSL comes up with reasonable plan

RandBall: Faced with impossible situation, MSHSL comes up with reasonable plan

Is it perfect? No. But the high school league, faced with navigating the 2020-21 sports calendar in a way that would make everyone happy, arrived at a reasonable compromise.
TV Listings

Local Schedule

  • Loons at Columbus

    6:30 pm on FSN PLUS, 1500-AM

  • Detroit at Twins

    6:40 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Lynx vs. Seattle

    6:30 pm on ESPN2

  • Cincinnati at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Cincinnati at Twins

    6:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Tennessee at Vikings

    12 pm on Ch. 4, 100.3/1130

  • Cincinnati at Twins

    2:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Real Salt Lake at Loons

    7 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Philadelphia

    Washington

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • Philadelphia

    Washington

     

    - F

    7

    8

  • Chicago White Sox

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • NY Yankees

    Toronto

     

    - F

    12

    1

  • Milwaukee

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • Chicago Cubs

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • Miami

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    1

    11

  • Tampa Bay

    NY Mets

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • Baltimore

    Boston

     

    - F

    3

    8

  • Detroit

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • St. Louis

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Texas

    Arizona

     

    - F

    0

    7

  • LA Angels

    San Diego

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • Houston

    Seattle

     

    - F

    6

    1

  • Oakland

    LA Dodgers

     

    - F

    2

    7

  • Colorado

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    2

    5

No NFL games today

  • LA Lakers

    Denver

     

    - F

    106

    114

No NHL games today

No MLS games today