9:32 PM EDT, Sat May 26, 2018
19 mins ago

Don't be fooled by LeBlanc's velocity, Molitor warns Twins before rematch

Jake Odorizzi, who has allowed two runs in his last three starts, will try to halt the Twins' two-game losing streak tonight.
1 hour ago

New Wild GM Paul Fenton's never-quit ways began as player

Paul Fenton is known as tireless, patient and sharp reading intangibles.
13 hours ago

Looks like Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is going to be on 'Family Feud'

Per an Instagram post from Bucs DE Gerald McCoy, it looks like Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is part of a team of NFL players who will be making an upcoming appearance on a celebrity version of the game show “Family Feud.” Joining McCoy and Diggs on a team of five, it looks like QB Tyrod Taylor, defensive end Arik Armstead and running back LeGarrette Blount. Hmmm…… What do we have here!?! Stay tuned!! @stefondiggs @tytaylor @sacnina91 @l_blount29 @familyfeudabc @nflpa #familyfeud A post shared by Gerald McCoy (@geraldini93) on May 25, 2018 at 10:37am PDT We can only hope Diggs’...
19 hours ago

Postgame: Max Kepler homers, and makes big defensive play, too

Paul Molitor gambles on Eddie Rosario by giving him a ninth-inning green light.
19 hours ago

Romero: Shift-buster doesn’t hurt

Twins righthander Fernando Romero says shifts are the manager’s decision, and he wasn’t bothered when Mitch Haniger beat the shift with an RBI single on Friday.
20 hours ago

James Paxton outduels Fernando Romero in 2-1 Mariners victory over Twins

Young Twins starter Fernando Romero held his own again, but Seattle’s James Paxton was on as well, picking up 11 strikeouts.
May 25, 2018

Concerned by velocity, Twins move Ervin Santana back to Fort Myers

Miguel Sano is in the Twins' lineup at first base as they open a three-game series in Seattle.
May 25, 2018

Everything to know about possible Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler extensions

I had a chance to chat Friday afternoon with Bobby Marks, a front office insider for ESPN who used to be an assistant GM with the NBA’s Nets. Marks generated great interest in the Twin Cities on Thursday when he tweeted about Karl-Anthony Towns and the possibility that he can earn $188 million on a five-year extension after being named third-team All-NBA. Twitter isn’t the best place for nuance, so our follow up discussion revealed a lot of great information from Marks, who has a far more detailed working knowledge of the collective bargaining agreement than me. Here are some key details...
May 25, 2018

Since plane landed in cornfield, Minnesota has suffered NBA hex

Other pro teams deserved their fates, but the basketball franchise is a different story.
May 25, 2018

Gregorio Petit, happy with Twins, still looking for big break

Baseball Insider: The veteran utility man has been a professional baseball player for 16 years, and proves his worth every season.
May 25, 2018

Is Twins' division among the worst in MLB history?

Welcome to the new morning post concept, which I’ve decided to call “The Cooler.” It works on three levels (in my head), but I’m not going to explain them because there’s nothing worse than explaining why you think you’re clever. Let’s just say these are five things you might want to discuss around the water cooler (1) to make you feel cooler (2) even as I act as the cooler-downer of hot takes (3). Here we go: *ESPN’s David Schoenfield takes a look at the American League Central and concludes that the division has a chance to be one of the worst in MLB history in a long time....
May 25, 2018

How kickoff and kickoff return rule changes will impact Vikings' approach

Mike Priefer, special teams coordinator for the Vikings, just got a busier offseason. Under the current of the national anthem policy, the NFL also adopted rule changes that will tweak the way teams deploy kickoffs and kickoff returns. In Minnesota, the frequency of kickoff returns is in steady decline. Within the past decade the NFL has adopted a handful of rule changes to alter one of the game’s most dangerous plays. The Vikings have fielded fewer kickoff returns every season since 2013, when Cordarrelle Patterson took the bulk of 66 returns. Last season, the Vikings attempted just 25...
May 24, 2018

Twins' Fernando Rodney never lost faith in his ability

The 41-year-old Twins closer had a rocky start, but he has been fantastic in his past 10 outings.
May 24, 2018

Spielman: "No truth" to report Kendall Wright crashed Terrance Williams' car

In a bizarre twist, Vikings wide receiver Kendall Wright’s name surfaced early this afternoon in connection to last Saturday’s arrest of Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams for public intoxication. Williams, who’d been arrested after police saw him struggling to stabilize himself on an electric bike, told police that Wright had crashed his Lamborghini, according to video released by police in Frisco, Texas. The tale invited suspicion, though, after Williams told police he’d gotten a call from Wright informing him of the car crash, only to then admit that his cell phone was still in his...
May 24, 2018

Vikings offensive line remains a concerning work in progress

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, allow me to sound the alarm again: The single biggest concern about the Vikings going into 2018 is their offensive line and that unit’s ability to protect $84 million QB Kirk Cousins. On this front, there actually was a welcome development (if indeed it stays that way) in OTAs. Our Andrew Krammer reported Wednesday that Mike Remmers was working as the first team right tackle, with Riley Reiff at left tackle. That stands in contrary to the Vikings alignment in the playoffs, when Remmers slid to guard and Rashod Hill started at tackle. That did...