10:36 AM EDT, Wed July 26, 2017
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 54 mins ago

In his second Vikings camp, Moritz Bohringer 'still a ways away'

One of the last Vikings players to leave the practice fields here in Mankato yesterday afternoon was second-year wide receiver Moritz Bohringer, whose most memorable play on that day was fighting to break up a would-be INT after he and his quarterback were not on the same page. Even during a couple of early camp practices that have been attended mostly by rookies, Bohringer has not done much to distinguish himself and may have gotten fewer snaps yesterday than the five other receivers on hand, including 2017 draft picks Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley. Still, coach Mike Zimmer said today that...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

Here are the best tweets from the longest, dumbest delay in Twins history

I don’t care what the official explanation is for the 20-minute delay in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s Twins-Dodgers game, and neither does anyone who watched the unbearable, interminable mess. All that matters is that it was triggered by a double-switch (!) and it slowed down an already glacially paced game. If it was the night baseball died — and it very well could be — the only saving grace we can take from the experience is that it produced some very good tweets. Paul Molitor has unlocked a secret code in the rule book that makes the game 15 innings long now. Never...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Twins lose to Dodgers in long game featuring odd delay

The enduring image of the Twins’ third straight loss, 6-2 to the Dodgers, will be umpires putting Paul Molitor through a lengthy mid-game paperwork audit.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Five things to know about new Twins pitcher Jaime Garcia

The Twins’ on-again, off-again deal to acquire pitcher Jaime Garcia from the Braves switched back to “on” when the trade was finalized on Monday. Garcia gives the Twins a chance at rotation stability as they attempt to stay in the American League Central and Wild Card race. Here are five things to know about the new Twins pitcher: 1) Pay attention to the spelling of his first name. The “i” is before the “m,” and per Baseball Reference, Garcia’s first name is pronounced like “hi-may.” Learn this. Love this. Otherwise, you will be misspelling and mispronouncing his name for...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Granite remains in majors and in center field while Buxton fights migraines

Buxton was expected to return today from the disabled list, but the Twins chose to hold off after headaches hit.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 14 hours ago

Garcia: Heard nothing but great things about Twins

New Twins lefthander Jaime Garcia says he was "thrilled" to be traded to Twins because they give him a chance to reach the postseason.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 15 hours ago

A conversation with Vikings' Dalvin Cook: replacing Peterson, maturing and fishing

In an exclusive interview, Vikings’ Dalvin Cook dishes on his legal run-ins, work ethic and drive.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Five burning questions the Vikings have to answer in training camp

The Vikings face a few pressing questions this training camp.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Five Vikings newcomers who'll need to contribute right away

The Vikings had a lot of shortcomings in 2016. These five newcomers could fill some big holes.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 20 hours ago

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau tries on owner's hat with junior hockey team

U.S. Premier Hockey League expansion franchise in Coon Rapids becomes a family affair.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

Mike Zimmer to test handing off play calling duties during a preseason game

MANKATO — Whichever football team has employed Mike Zimmer for the past 18 seasons, he’s called their defensive plays on Sundays. There’s still a possibility of that ending this season. The Vikings head coach says he’ll likely let defensive coordinator George Edwards call a preseason game next month to see if that frees up Zimmer to better manage games in his fourth season at the helm. “I’ll probably have [Edwards] call one in a preseason game and see how it goes,” Zimmer said Tuesday. “I have not decided yet, no, totally for the season, but I think it’d be good practice in...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 21 hours ago
Marcus Foligno — a.k.a. Moose — brings much-needed size to Wild lineup

Marcus Foligno — a.k.a. Moose — brings much-needed size to Wild lineup

Marcus Foligno was posing for pictures at his brother-in-law Mario’s wedding in Sudbury, Ontario, last month when Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill called to alert him that he’d be traded to the Minnesota Wild. “It was a crazy day,” Foligno recalled. “I get a call from my GM, and obviously my mindset switches over to […]
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

Vikings single-game tickets on sale Thursday

The Vikings announced Tuesday that a limited number of single-game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale on Thursday at 10 a.m. Central Time. The tickets start as low as $30, but they won’t be easy to get: You’ll need to purchase them online only through Ticketmaster. Tickets won’t be available at the box office or at Ticketmaster outlets. Here’s the 2017 regular season home schedule: Sunday, August 27: San Francisco 49ers, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31: Miami Dolphins, 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 11: New Orleans Saints, 6:10 p.m. Sunday, September 24: Tampa Bay Buccaneers,...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

Free agent guard Anthony Brown to join Timberwolves

The former Stanford standout is likely to spend most of the season with the G-League team in Des Moines.

Linebacker Eric Wilson eyes opening on Vikings special teams

When Audie Cole left to sign with Jacksonville in free agency, he took his linebacker-leading 275 snaps on special teams with him. Only safety Anthony Harris (277) saw more time on special teams for the Vikings last season. That’s where undrafted linebacker Eric Wilson, a tackle machine out of Cincinnati, sees an opening. “I played a lot of special teams in college, that’s huge in the league,” said Wilson, one of 38 players on hand for early camp practices in Mankato. “That’s something I don’t take for granted.” Wilson’s relationship with special teams coordinator Mike...

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