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Zahui B. And Loyd Shake Up WNBA Draft

Holding the first and third pick in the WNBA draft, the Seattle Storm have been preparing their draft boards for the past few months. All that preparation got scrapped last week when Notre Dame junior Jewell Loyd and Minnesota redshirt sophomore Amanda Zahui B. decided to turn pro.

04/15/2015

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Vikings To Pick 11th In 1st Round Of 2015 Draft

The Minnesota Vikings will have the 11th pick in the 2015 draft. The Vikings were one of three teams with a 7-9 record, but the combined record of their opponents was worse than Cleveland and New Orleans to put them ahead of the Browns and Saints. The draft will be in Chicago, April 30 through May 2.

12/29/2014

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Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Running Backs To Draft

Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.

08/13/2014

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Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks To Draft

It’s a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don’t mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that’s a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.

08/09/2014

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Love Rumors Swirl Around Timberwolves Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been fielding trade proposals for star forward Kevin Love all week. All that talk has overshadowed the fact that they have the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA draft and three more in the second round on Thursday night. Whether the Wolves trade Love on or before draft night, they are likely to hold on to their first pick because they believe they will be able to find a solid rotation player at that spot.

06/25/2014

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Kevin Love Headlines NBA Vets Who May Influence Draft

Three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love could hear his name called on draft night — again. The Minnesota Timberwolves big man headlines a list of veteran NBA players who could have a major influence on how Thursday night’s draft unfolds.

06/22/2014

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Vikings Sign Ex-Browns WR Josh Cooper

The Minnesota Vikings have signed wide receiver Josh Cooper. The move was made Friday. To make room for Cooper on the roster, wide receiver Lestar Jean was waived. Cooper spent the last two years with Cleveland after signing with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State.

06/13/2014

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Timberwolves Stuck At 13 In The Draft Lottery

No such luck for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA draft lottery. Again. The Timberwolves received the 13th pick in the lottery on Tuesday night, which is exactly where they were slotted heading into the annual drawing. The Timberwolves have never improved their draft position in franchise history.

05/20/2014

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Vikings Stay Focused On Defense In Late Rounds

One simple statistic has essentially driven an entire offseason strategy for the Minnesota Vikings. After watching the Vikings allow more points than any other team in the NFL last year, general manager Rick Spielman engineered an exhaustive improvement project to improve his defense. “We’re going to create some great competition for our football team,” Spielman said on Saturday night after the conclusion of the NFL draft.

05/10/2014

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Once Again, Vikings Have QB Decision To Make

he Minnesota Vikings spent the weekend at the NFL scouting combine poring over quarterbacks, as thoroughly as any other team in the league. They’re among the frustrated few — well, there’s more than a few clubs without a quarterback solution — who badly need this draft to produce a long-term answer at the most important position.

02/24/2014

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Sports Verdict: Who Should Be The No. 1 Pick In Fantasy Drafts? Arian Foster Vs. Adrian Peterson

Which player should come off the fantasy boards first overall? Our Sports Verdict team debates!

08/08/2013

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Wild Trade Setoguchi To Jets For Draft Pick

The Minnesota Wild are sending forward Devin Setoguchi to the Winnipeg Jets for a second-round pick in next year’s draft.

07/05/2013

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Muhammad Takes Dad Out Of Hoops Life To Enter NBA

As he prepares to make the jump from college to the pros, Shabazz Muhammad has told his famously involved father to take a seat on the bench. Muhammad was introduced at a news conference Friday, one day after the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired him with the 14th overall draft pick.

06/28/2013

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With A Healthy Knee, The Sky’s The Limit For Ryan Boldt

Ryan Boldt has all the tools — a strong arm, a good bat, and great speed. The only thing missing from his resume is his senior season. That was lost to injury, and maybe his draft status was as well.

06/07/2013

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Mounds View Ace Throws 95, Could Be Drafted High

One Minnesota baseball player to keep an eye on during this week’s draft is Mounds View senior Max Knutson. He’s already secured a scholarship to Nebraska, but could be tempted to turn pro with the right offer.

06/04/2013

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Timberwolves Host Hardaway Jr., Caldwell-Pope

For a draft that has widely been panned as lacking star power at the top, the one strength of the 2013 class appears to be at shooting guard. From Kansas sharpshooter Ben McLemore, who could go No. 1, to Ricky Ledo, who is trying to convince executives to take a chance on him after academic issues kept him from playing at Providence last year, the draft is full of scoring guards with size and the ability to play at both ends.

05/30/2013

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Jablonski Gets Drafted By Top USHL Team

The hockey world is once again coming together to celebrate former high school player Jack Jablonski. Tuesday night, the Chicago Steel, one of the top junior hockey teams in the country, drafted the former Benilde-St. Margaret’s player.

05/08/2013

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Vikings Could Be Patient Players Again In Draft

The Minnesota Vikings have two picks in the first round of this year’s draft.

04/24/2013

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Mark Rosen’s 2013 Mock Draft

Check out Mark Rosen’s prediction for the 2013 NFL Draft.

04/23/2013

Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)

Wolves Have 2 Picks In 1st Round

The Minnesota Timberwolves found out where they will be picking in the June draft, at least with one of their picks.

04/19/2013

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Wolves’ Williams Staying Patient Through DNPs

The minutes have come and gone for Derrick Williams this season. Truthfully, they’ve been mostly gone for almost a month now.

12/10/2012

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A Star Rockets Rookie Faces His Fear Of Flying

Royce White couldn’t wait any longer. Last weekend, just before the Houston Rockets opened training camp, he called his agent and told him he had a problem.

10/06/2012

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Wolves Host Will Barton For Pre-Draft Workout

The Minnesota Timberwolves worked out Memphis guard Will Barton and three other draft prospects on Monday as they continue their preparation for the NBA draft.

06/25/2012

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Twins Prepare To Enter Critical Draft

The Minnesota Twins plunge into the MLB draft this week with a lot of holes to fill and a lot of ammunition to fill them.

06/03/2012

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Wild Sign Goaltender Johan Gustafsson

The Minnesota Wild have signed have signed rookie goaltender Johan Gustafsson to a three-year, entry-level contract.

05/31/2012

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