Brian Robison has had quite the pain in the butt.
The Minnesota Vikings defensive end landed on the injury report this week with a rarely listed body part: glute. That’s short for the gluteal muscles that form the buttocks. Robison was inadvertently kneed there by an opposing player last Sunday at Tampa Bay.
For this year’s Wild team, home ice advantage isn’t just a saying you’ll hear on their TV commercials, it’s really happening.
The first two games they played at Xcel Energy Center this year were shutouts, and on Saturday they killed Tampa Bay by a score of 7-2. There’s no question the Wild seem to do better in St. Paul where they’ve got 18,000 screaming fans in their corner.
Last week in Buffalo, the Minnesota Vikings held onto a lead late in the fourth quarter before losing on the final play of the game. Thanks to a pair of rookies, history didn’t repeat itself today.
Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is listed as probable for the game at Tampa Bay on Sunday after suffering a concussion last week. Sullivan was a full participant in practice on Friday. He left the loss at Buffalo last week with a concussion, which he says is at least the fifth of his career.
With the state-map silhouette of Minnesota still mowed into the outfield grass, the All-Star game festivities having come and gone, the Twins returned to Target Field. For Kyle Gibson and his teammates, this wasn’t the way they wanted to play their first game after the break.
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Chris Colabello drove in four runs and two of them came on a 12th-inning single that lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Twins starter Vance Worley allowed 11 hits and seven earned runs in Minnesota’s 11-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Chris Archer pitched six scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays added to their slim wild-card lead by beating the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Friday night.
The PGA Tour event in Tampa Bay has new life with a new title sponsor. The tour announced Friday that Valspar, a Minneapolis-based paint company, has signed on as the title sponsor for the next four years.
Minnesota Twins left-handed reliever Caleb Thielbar will go on the bereavement list Thursday following the death of his grandmother.
Based on the consensus outside view of the Minnesota Vikings, a 5-3 record halfway through the season is a real accomplishment.
Minnesota has left struggling middle infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka on the bench after a rough start to his first stint with the Twins this season.
Paul not only speaks to many people but also for many people. He has earned his right to speak – regardless of the rules and politics.
Desmond Jennings had one of the Rays’ team record four sacrifice flys and drove in three runs as Tampa Bay beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Sunday.