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Gophers
October 14
Florida football latest to learn: Don't tempt fate with coronavirus

Florida football latest to learn: Don't tempt fate with coronavirus

The sequence of events at the University of Florida is such that even Shakespeare would have a hard time deciding whether it is a comedy, a tragedy or simply history.
Vikings
October 12
Vikings aftermath: When the right decisions yield the wrong results

Vikings aftermath: When the right decisions yield the wrong results

Are you second-guessing the thought that went into a play … or the execution … or are you mad that it didn’t work in one particular instance? Looking at data helps to sort out things.
Sports
October 9
Field goals and fumbles: Vikings lucky last year, unlucky this year

Field goals and fumbles: Vikings lucky last year, unlucky this year

In trying to figure out what to make of the Vikings' 1-3 start, there are three general possibilities: *This is a bad team that is…
Sports
October 9
Ex-Gopher WR Tyler Johnson has breakout game with Tampa Bay

Ex-Gopher WR Tyler Johnson has breakout game with Tampa Bay

Johnson caught the first four passes of his NFL career, good for a team-high 61 yards, Thursday against the Bears.
Vikings
October 8
Wild's Guerin shows himself to be the anti-Spielman in his first NHL draft

Wild's Guerin shows himself to be the anti-Spielman in his first NHL draft

Bill Guerin is a general manager cut from the same mold as Vikings GM Rick Spielman in that he likes to wheel-and-deal on draft day. But the similarity ends there.
Twins
October 7
Better times: Twins began unexpected World Series run 33 years ago

Better times: Twins began unexpected World Series run 33 years ago

In early October 1987, the Twin Cities became a Twins town for the first time in a long time, beating Detroit 8-5 in their first playoff game in 17 years.
Twins
October 7
Frustrated Donaldson goes deep on umpires, shifts in series of tweets

Frustrated Donaldson goes deep on umpires, shifts in series of tweets

Josh Donaldson had an interesting back-and-forth about umpiring with former Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe during Tuesday night's MLB playoff games.
Twins
October 6
To end their 16-year playoff futility, Twins must reinvent their offense

To end their 16-year playoff futility, Twins must reinvent their offense

The Twins need to take a hard look at their players who feast on bad pitching and flail against the good ones. You can put Sano, Kepler and Rosario in that group.
Vikings
October 5
Five reasons you can't count the Vikings out of the playoff race

Five reasons you can't count the Vikings out of the playoff race

Among other things, take a look at the second half of the Vikings' schedule, not to mention the ineptitude currently on display in the NFC East.
Twins
October 2
Mystery of why Byron Buxton didn't start Game 2 unsolved, unflattering

Mystery of why Byron Buxton didn't start Game 2 unsolved, unflattering

We still have no idea why Buxton, the Twins' most important player, didn't start their most important game -- nor why he was deemed fit enough to pinch run later in that game. That's a problem.
Twins
October 1
Twins season fades away as surely as baseball's COVID protocols

Twins season fades away as surely as baseball's COVID protocols

The Twins season began with high hopes for a World Series and a long list of dos and don’ts distributed by Major League Baseball governing on-field protocol for players. Both ended up as mere suggestions.
Sports
September 30
YouTube TV subscribers are about to (really) lose Fox Sports North

YouTube TV subscribers are about to (really) lose Fox Sports North

Sling TV and DISH dropped the regional sports networks more than a year ago and haven’t added them back.
Vikings
September 29
Vikings in middle of NFL's first big COVID situation. What now?

Vikings in middle of NFL's first big COVID situation. What now?

If your temptation after an 0-3 start for the Vikings was to ask, “What else could go wrong?” then Tuesday provided a bleak answer.
Twins
September 28
With Twins set to face Astros, it's time to renew your hate for cheaters

With Twins set to face Astros, it's time to renew your hate for cheaters

Way back about a decade ago -- actually, it was just earlier this year -- the hottest story line in sports was the cheating Houston Astros.
Vikings
September 28
The similarities between former Viking Stefon Diggs (now with the Bills) and former Wolf Jimmy Butler (now with the Heat) are striking.

Jimmy Butler and Stefon Diggs: Kindred spirits who got away

I’m not here to pour salt in these wounds. Rather, I continue to be struck by just how similar Butler and Diggs are.
Vikings
September 24
Would a lopsided loss mean Vikings' worst three-game start ever?

Would a lopsided loss mean Vikings' worst three-game start ever?

A win over the Titans would go a long way toward getting back on track. But a loss? At least through three games, it would put the 2020 Vikings in very unflattering company.
Twins
September 23
Those glorious Twins bathrobes: A gimmick worth cheering for

Those glorious Twins bathrobes: A gimmick worth cheering for

Josh Donaldson gave custom robes to his teammates — casual elegance as they enter quarantine heading into the postseason. One of the robes caused quite a stir during Tuesday's game.
Twins
September 22
Twins starting pitching set up for a World Series trip if ... (It's a big 'if')

Twins starting pitching set up for a World Series trip if ... (It's a big 'if')

Getting past the first round will be difficult — particularly if it’s against the Yankees, for both historical and practical reasons. But what if the Twins do?
Vikings
September 21
Only TV viewers heard authentic fake booing of Carson Wentz

Only TV viewers heard authentic fake booing of Carson Wentz

Wentz didn’t know that real Eagles fans at home were hearing fake Eagles fans boo him, and real Eagles fans at home didn’t know that Wentz couldn’t hear the boos they were hearing. Huh?
Vikings
September 21
Are the Vikings entering their once-every-decade plummet?

Are the Vikings entering their once-every-decade plummet?

The question wouldn’t be worth asking — at least not yet — if the Vikings’ first two losses of the season were more pedestrian, couldn’t-catch-a-break types of defeats.
Twins
September 18
Again? Chicago meltdown puts Twins on collision course with Yankees

Again? Chicago meltdown puts Twins on collision course with Yankees

At this point, it would take some significant movement over the final 10 days of games to dislodge a Twins-Yankees series in the first round of the playoffs.
Wild
September 17
What on earth are GM Bill Guerin and the Wild doing?

What on earth are GM Bill Guerin and the Wild doing?

Wednesday’s news that the Wild sent Eric Staal to Buffalo in exchange for Marcus Johansson was a head-scratching moment.
Twins
September 15
Has struggling closer Rogers been bad, unlucky or some of both?

Has struggling closer Rogers been bad, unlucky or some of both?

Twins fans who had grown accustomed to the pleasant comfort of Taylor Rogers entering a ballgame have been jolted in 2020 by a much different experience.
Vikings
September 15
Rhodes struggles while Bridgewater, ex-Vikings have solid 2020 debuts

Rhodes struggles while Bridgewater, ex-Vikings have solid 2020 debuts

Pro Football Focus gave cornerback Xavier Rhodes a low mark in his Indianapolis debut, which included a touchdown play on which he was beaten badly. Here's a Week 1 recap.
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.
Local Schedule
  • Gophers football at Maryland

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  • Vikings at Green Bay

    12 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Loons at Sporting K.C.

    6:30 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

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