3:05 PM EDT, Sat September 22, 2018
3 hours ago

Wild trims roster to 35 before hosting Avalanche in preseason tilt

The Wild trimmed its roster by 17 Saturday.
13 hours ago

Athletics hand Twins another walkoff loss, 7-6 in 10 innings

Khris Davis’ second home run gave the Twins their 14th walkoff loss of the season.
14 hours ago

First starts for rookies appear to indicate little about a pitcher's future success

Paul Molitor says those pitching debuts — good or bad — can’t be trusted
16 hours ago

Who is calling the shots for Wolves on Jimmy Butler's fate?

Glen Taylor reportedly told other teams to call him instead of Tom Thibodeau.
20 hours ago

Access Vikings: Forget about the spread, Vikings host the Bills

The Vikings face the Bills, a team considered to be the worst in the league, on a week when they lose a few players and get center Pat Elflein back.
20 hours ago

Journeyman Matt Bartkowski hopes to stick with Wild

The veteran defenseman has remained positive despite some idle times while playing for NHL teams.
21 hours ago

Vikings center Pat Elflein expected to make his season debut vs. the Bills

Pat Elflein, after offseason shoulder and ankle surgeries, hasn’t seen live action since last season.
21 hours ago

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo fined $53,482 for hit on Packers' Davante Adams

Safety Andrew Sendejo was fined again by the NFL for play deemed unnecessarily rough. The 31-year-old Sendejo was fined $53,482 for the hit on Packers receiver Davante Adams that was flagged as unnecessary roughness during last weekend’s 29-29 tie. The penalty turned a 16-yard catch into a 31-yard gain for the Packers on a drive that ended in a field goal. This is the third time in Sendejo’s last 15 games for which he’s been fined or suspended due to a helmet-to-helmet hit or unnecessary roughness. The NFL fined Sendejo for a helmet-to-helmet hit during the Vikings’ Week 3 win against...
22 hours ago

Weatherly gets start with Vikings (but don't tell his mom)

Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly will get the start on Sunday, but don't tell his mom. It's a surprise.
Sep 21, 2018

Vikings' Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Mike Zimmer says

Running back Dalvin Cook and defensive end Everson Griffen will be held out of Sunday’s game against the Bills after neither player practiced all week, according to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Cook left last weekend’s game in Green Bay with a hamstring injury suffered during overtime. He worked off to the side of practice this week with strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama. Griffen is listed with a knee injury and hasn’t been seen on the practice field this week. He’s been around the Vikings facilities, but the veteran pass rusher will miss just his third game since...
Sep 21, 2018

Is Dan Bailey the stable, productive kicker the Vikings have missed since Mike Zimmer's arrival?

In Mike Zimmer’s five seasons, the Vikings have made just 81.6 percent of their field goals, among the worst percentages in the league.
Sep 21, 2018

Disgusting act? Crowell TD doesn't draw Joe Buck's ire like Moss did

Welcome to the Friday edition of The Cooler, where we understand that sometimes you run out of essential goods and need to improvise. Let’s get to it: *In addition to performing nicely as an injury replacement on my fantasy football team Thursday night, Jets running back Isaiah Crowell somehow also managed to avoid the ire of Chief Booty-Related Touchdown Celebration Officer Joe Buck. Buck, you might recall, was none too impressed when the Vikings played the Packers in the playoffs after the 2004 season and Randy Moss celebrated a TD at Lambeau Field with his “fake moon.” Buck’s...
Sep 21, 2018

Roster moves leave Vikings with about $150K in salary cap space

The Vikings began the week with about $1.748 million in salary cap space, before a flurry of moves designed to modify several position groups and (most notably) add a new kicker to the roster following the release of Daniel Carlson. Now that the dust has (mostly) settled on those moves, the Vikings find their financial position to be especially snug. According to sources with access to NFLPA salary data, the Vikings have about $150,000 left in salary cap space after the release of tackle David Parry, who was cut to make room for Tom Johnson. Parry was on a non-guaranteed deal worth $630,000,...
Sep 20, 2018

With Vikings and Gophers showing promise, it's a good time for football in Minnesota

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck believes he can keep the winning ways going with the Gophers. And for the Vikings, standout defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said he's aiming for an "All-Pro season."
Sep 20, 2018

Vikings long snapper Kevin McDermott is one constant amid endless change with team's specialists

Vikings long snapper Kevin McDermott has worked with five different kickers since 2015.