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Vikings
October 22
Biggest bust in the NFL so far? Here's a vote for the Vikings

Biggest bust in the NFL so far? Here's a vote for the Vikings

Not all teams with losing records arrived there equally — a notion that can be a comfort to the Vikings if we look at the numbers one way … but a terrible discomfort another way.
Vikings
October 21
Quarterback switch in Miami enough to make a Vikings fan jealous

Quarterback switch in Miami enough to make a Vikings fan jealous

While the Vikings ride out their struggling season, the Miami Dolphins are turning over their offense to first-round draft pick Tua Tagovailoa despite the solid play of the veteran he's replacing.
Vikings
October 20
Packers talk: Green Bay loses badly; Mike McCarthy failing in Dallas

Packers talk: Green Bay loses badly; Mike McCarthy failing in Dallas

First, the previously undefeated Packers suffered a one-sided loss to Tampa Bay. That was followed by Dallas, under former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, losing for the fourth time in six games.
Twins
October 20
What should the Twins learn from Tampa Bay's road to World Series?

What should the Twins learn from Tampa Bay's road to World Series?

To break their astonishing streak of postseason failure, here are five things the Twins could learn from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sports
October 19
RandBall: I was proud to be called 'Mr. Computer' by Sid

RandBall: I was proud to be called 'Mr. Computer' by Sid

As most people age, it’s a reminder that they are getting closer to death. As Sid Hartman aged, it seemed to signal the possibility that he would, improbably, live forever.
Wolves
October 16
Wagering odds: Timberwolves more likely to trade No. 1 pick than keep it

Wagering odds: Timberwolves more likely to trade No. 1 pick than keep it

There is no sure thing at the top of the draft this year, and that adds to the notion that the Wolves might trade the top selection instead of keeping it.
Vikings
October 15
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph

Will the Vikings make any moves before the NFL trade deadline?

Would the Vikings be willing to trade Kyle Rudolph? Or is there a quarterback who has fallen out of favor elsewhere who could give the team more depth behind Kirk Cousins?
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?
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  • Loyola Marymount at Gophers men's basketball

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  • Carolina at Vikings

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    7 pm on BTN

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