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'Constructive' Talks On Social Issues Held Between NFL Players, OwnersNFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."
4 Takeaways: Vikings Beat Packers, 23-10What a difference a couple weeks makes for the Minnesota Vikings.
Gophers' McManus Named Big Ten Third StarBrandon McManus netted a hat-trick in Sunday's 6-3 win over Penn State.
Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 7Injuries and bye weeks are controlling the narrative in fantasy football, so take a look at our waiver wire picks heading into Week 7.
Timberwolves Hire Shawn Parker As PA AnnouncerThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday they have hired Shawn Parker to be the team's public address announcer.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Chiefs And Raiders Look To Rebound In AFC West RivalryThe Chiefs are coming off their first loss of the season. The Raiders have lost four straight games. Which one will get back in the win column this Thursday night?
Top 10 Questions Heading Into The 2017-18 NBA SeasonThe 2017-18 NBA season gets underway tonight. These are the biggest questions/storylines to watch as the league returns to action.
An Overview Of Colin Kaepernick's GrievanceTo prove collusion, Kaepernick will need hard evidence that owners worked together — rather than decided individually — to keep him out of the league.
SEC Football Report: LSU Overcomes 20-0 DeficitLSU has turned a real corner. Alabama and Georgia still the league's best.
After Big Win Over Packers, Vikings Fans Feeling OptimisticBarring the typical Minnesota sports bad luck, fans feel the road to a championship on home turf might be paved in purple and gold.
Mike Zimmer Says Teddy Bridgewater Will Practice WednesdayVikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Teddy Bridgewater will be back at practice on Wednesday.
Target Center Unveils Renovations Before Timberwolves Home OpenerTarget Center is just about ready to open its doors to the public after undergoing a massive, multi-million dollar renovation. 

Twins

With Uncertainty Behind Him, Molitor Staying With TwinsPaul Molitor spoke to the media Tuesday, a day after signing a new three-year contract with his hometown team.
Twins Sign Manager Paul Molitor To 3-Year Contract ExtensionThe Twins announced Thursday manager Paul Molitor will receive a contract extension.
Twins Enter Offseason With Energy, OptimismThe confidence built by the 2017 success and the belief in still-unreached potential will be what follows the Twins into the winter.
Twins Fall To Yankees 8-4 In Wild Card Game To End SeasonThe Twins lost their 13th consecutive postseason game, tying the record set by Boston from 1986-95.
Santana The Obvious Choice For Twins Wild Card Matchup With YankeesThere was never a doubt in manager Paul Molitor's mind that Ervin Santana would start in Tuesday's winner-take-all, wild card matchup.
Twins Leave Miguel Sano Off Wild Card Game Playoff RosterSano missed 38 games after fouling a ball off his shin, returned as a pinch hitter Friday and was Minnesota's DH Saturday and Sunday.
Mauer, Twins Look To Avenge Playoff Losses In Wild Card Vs. YankeesTwins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota's fans.
Twins Broadcaster Bert Blyleven's Son Helps Vegas Shooting VictimsBert Blyleven's son, Todd Blyleven, was in Las Vegas at the Jason Aldean concert near Mandalay Bay when gunfire suddenly rang out.
Wild Card Playoffs: 4 Keys For Twins Vs. YankeesHere's four keys for the Twins that could lead to another champagne celebration in a visitor's locker room.
Mauer's Resurgence Key To Twins Bounce-Back SeasonJoe Mauer is the only Minnesota Twins player still swinging from the last time the team was in the postseason.
Colon Shines In Finale, Twins Beat Tigers 5-1The Twins finished 85-77, their highest victory total since they won 94 in 2010.
‘People Should Help Other People’: Twins Doing Their Part For Puerto RicoThe Minnesota Twins are taking donations at this weekend's games to benefit Puerto Rico.

Wild

Blue Jackets Rally To Beat Wild 5-4 In OTAlexander Wennberg scored 47 seconds into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night.
Stewart's 2 Goals Lead Wild Over Blackhawks 5-2Jason Zucker had a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to help the Wild hand Chicago its first regulation loss.
Wild's Parise Practicing Again After Missing 2 GamesMinnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has returned to practice after missing the first two games of the season because of an undisclosed injury.
Wild Fall To Hurricanes 5-4 In ShootoutJaccob Slavin scored in the shootout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night.
Wild Fall To Red Wings 4-2 In Season OpenerHenrik Zetterberg and Martin Frk scored in the third period to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in the first regular-season game at Little Caesars Arena.
Anticipation, Excitement Heading Into Wild Season OpenerThe NHL season is back, and the Wild will try to start it right in Detroit -- where the team is opening a new arena -- but that's just the first step.
Wild Sign LW Daniel Winnik To 1-Year ContractThe Minnesota Wild have signed left wing Daniel Winnik to a one-year, $660,000 contract.
New Foods Revealed At Xcel's 'Taste Of The Wild'Among the general options: a "bucket o' balls,", the elote dog, and Hockey Mom Brownies.
Wild's Parise To Miss At Least 2 Games With Back InjuryThe Minnesota Wild will start the regular season without veteran left wing Zach Parise, who has been slowed by a back injury.
Wild, Koivu Agree To 2-Year, $11 Million ExtensionThe Wild are keeping their captain in Minnesota, announcing a contract extension for Mikko Koivu Monday.
Wild Fans Add Their Own Water To Be 'X' IceWild fans from all over the state also came out Saturday to leave their mark on the rink.
Wild Being 'Overly Precautious' With Parise's Back InjuryMinnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise is being held out of the beginning of training camp because of a back injury.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Hire Shawn Parker As PA AnnouncerThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday they have hired Shawn Parker to be the team's public address announcer.
Target Center Unveils Renovations Before Timberwolves Home OpenerTarget Center is just about ready to open its doors to the public after undergoing a massive, multi-million dollar renovation. 
Timberwolves Exercise Options On Towns, JonesThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday they have exercised fourth-year contract options on Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
Timberwolves Sign Andrew Wiggins To Multi-Year ExtensionThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday they have signed forward Andrew Wiggins to a multi-year contract extension.
Timberwolves Seek To End Longest Playoff Drought In NBAThe Wolves go into the season in a loaded Western Conference looking to end the longest active playoff drought in the league.
Parlour Burger, Lord Fletchers' Walleye 'Wich Coming To Target CenterLong with a reputation for the worst food of any of the Twin Cities professional sports venues, Target Center is massively remaking its concessions by bringing in local restaurant partners and changing nearly every product available in general concessions.
Timberwolves Jimmy Butler Featured On SI CoverTimberwolves star Jimmy Butler is featured on the cover of this week's issue of Sports Illustrated for its NBA preview.
Timberwolves Finish China Trip With Loss To WarriorsAndrew Wiggins had 19 points for Minnesota, which won't play again in the preseason.
Timberwolves Top Golden State In Preseason In ChinaJimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 16 points in 26 minutes apiece for the Timberwolves.
Wiggins Weighs Wolves' Max Offer Without AgentAndrew Wiggins says he feels good about a max contract offer that is sitting in front of him with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But he's in no rush to get it signed.
Timberwolves Sign F Amile Jefferson, G Melo TrimbleThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday they have signed forward Amile Jefferson and guard Melo Trimble.
Minnesota United Adds Chris Wright As CEOA former Minnesota Timberwolves executive is leaving that post to become the new leader of the Minnesota United.

Vikings

4 Takeaways: Vikings Beat Packers, 23-10What a difference a couple weeks makes for the Minnesota Vikings.
After Big Win Over Packers, Vikings Fans Feeling OptimisticBarring the typical Minnesota sports bad luck, fans feel the road to a championship on home turf might be paved in purple and gold.
Mike Zimmer Says Teddy Bridgewater Will Practice WednesdayVikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Teddy Bridgewater will be back at practice on Wednesday.
Vikings Topple Packers After Rodgers Suffers Broken CollarboneHarrison Smith led Minnesota's defense in a thorough dismantling of Green Bay, as the Vikings knocked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the game on Sunday with a broken collarbone during a 23-10 victory that drastically altered the course of the NFC North.
Diggs, Bradford Out Sunday Vs. PackersThe Vikings' offense has been ravaged by injuries this year – starting quarterback Sam Bradford has missed three games and played the first half of a fourth before being relieved, and rookie running back Dalvin Cook is out for the year with a torn ACL.
Lawmakers Probe Into U.S. Bank Stadium Security ShakeupA security guard working for Monterrey at U.S. Bank Stadium was wearing an ankle bracelet for making threats to the FBI in the past.
Kyle Rudolph's Celebration Creates Great Duck DebateIt's Kyle Rudolph's touchdown celebration that created the debate: Duck, Duck Goose or Duck, Duck Gray Duck?
Former Viking RB Adrian Peterson Sued After Defaulting On LoanA lawsuit filed in Minneapolis says former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has defaulted on a $2.4 million loan.
Ahead Of Super Bowl, City Leaders Debate Short-Term Rental RegulationsIn just more than 3 months, the Twin Cities will host millions of visitors for the Super Bowl and new regulations may be in place for those looking for a place to stay on websites like Airbnb.
4 Takeaways: Vikings Beat Bears, 20-17It wasn't the prettiest, but you don't ever have to apologize for winning an NFL game. Especially when it's on the road.
Vikings: Bradford Suffered ‘Wear & Tear’ On Knee, No New Injury Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is not out for the season, the team announced Tuesday.
Adrian Peterson Traded To CardinalsAccording to reports, Adrian Peterson was traded Tuesday to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional draft pick.

Lynx

Lynx Fever Takes Hold After 4th WNBA ChampionshipFor Minnesota Lynx fans, this fourth WNBA championship is very special.
Lynx Fans Give Twitter Reaction To WNBA TitleFans and players alike went to Twitter after the game to express their excitement over the fourth WNBA title for the Minnesota Lynx.
Lynx Plan Championship Parade Down University Avenue ThursdayThe Minnesota Lynx are ready and eager to celebrate their fourth WNBA title in their hometown.
Lynx Secure 4th WNBA Title In 85-76 Game 5 Victory Over SparksSylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years.
Lynx Ready For 'Heavyweight Bout' To Decide WNBA TitleFrom the opening night of the WNBA season, the Minnesota Lynx and L.A. Sparks have been on a collision course.
Lynx, Sparks Prepare For Another Air Tight WNBA Finals Game 5The two best teams in the league have one more game to play on Wednesday night in Minnesota.
Lynx Top Sparks 80-69, Force Game 5 For WNBA TitleSylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the L.A. Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.
With Backs Against The Wall, Lynx Ready To Fight For Game 5The Lynx face elimination but can force a Game 5 in Minnesota on Wednesday with a win. They were in a similar situation last year and forced a fifth game.
Sparks Close To Clinching Title After 75-64 Win Over LynxNneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.
Moore, Fowles Named To All-WNBA 1st TeamAs the Minnesota Lynx chase another WNBA championship, two of their stars are being recognized for their stellar play.
Lynx’s Whalen Purchases Tickets For Local Youth To Attend Game 2 Of FinalsThree-hundred lucky kids in Minnesota will get the opportunity to attend the Game 2 of the 2017 WNBA Finals thanks to the Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen.
Despite Comeback, Reeve Blasts Her Lynx After Game 1Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve had no time to talk about her team coming back from 26 points down in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. There was no moral victory after they dropped the game to the Los Angeles Sparks on a last-second shot by Chelsea Gray.

Gophers

Gophers' McManus Named Big Ten Third StarBrandon McManus netted a hat-trick in Sunday's 6-3 win over Penn State.
Spartans Hang On To Beat Gophers 30-27L.J. Scott returned from an injury to rush for a career-high 194 yards and two touchdowns , helping 21st-ranked Michigan State hang on for a 30-27 victory over Minnesota on a soggy Saturday night after kickoff was delayed 34 minutes by lightning strikes.
Spartans Have Momentum On Their Side In Game Against GophersThe Spartans have cracked the Top 25 for the first time since Sept. 25, 2016.
Fmr. NFL Star, Renowned Neurosurgeon Partner For 'Super Brain 2018'Hennepin County Medical Center is teaming with the NFL Alumni group to hold an event during that time called Super Brain 2018.
MSU Takes Momentum From Michigan Win To MinnesotaIt will be Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie vs. Minnesota running backs Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith this Saturday.
Late Interception Seals Purdue's 31-17 Victory Over GophersMarkell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue twice — once before a heavy storm delayed Saturday's game and once after — to beat Minnesota 31-17.
Lightning Delays Gophers Game Vs. Purdue The Minnesota-Purdue game is scheduled to resume Saturday after a weather delay of more than an hour.
Purdue-Minnesota Features Face-Off Of New CoachesP.J. Fleck spent 11 seasons building his coaching resume. By last fall, the former NFL receiver was on coaching wish lists for many schools.
Late Touchdown Gives Maryland 31-24 Win Over GophersTy Johnson rushed for 130 yards and a 34-yard touchdown run with 1:10 to play to lift Maryland to a 31-24 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
U Officials Haven't Been Contacted By FBI In Basketball ScandalGophers officials have not been contacted by the FBI in the recruiting scandal in college basketball, the school confirmed Wednesday.
Louisville Coach Rick Pitino Placed On Unpaid LeaveUniversity of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and could soon be out of a job.
Fleck, Gophers Enter New Chapter With Big 10 Opener SaturdayPJ Fleck coaches his first Big 10 game Saturday as the Gophers host Maryland at TCF Bank Stadium.

St. Thomas

Target Field Gets Ready For Tommie-Johnnie Football GameOn Saturday, Target Field will host the St. Thomas/St. John's football game.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Football Releases 2017 ScheduleThe 2017 season will be highlighted by the Tommies taking on rival St. John's at Target Field on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:10 p.m.
Tommies Blog: MIAC Teams Finish Seasons With NCAA Tournament RunsIt's been quite the winter season in the MIAC, with several teams making NCAA Tournament runs after either winning the league playoff title or receiving an at-large bid.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Gets NCAA Bid, Will Face AugustanaThe St. Thomas basketball team had arguably the longest 90 hours of its season late last week, waiting to learn its NCAA Tournament fate.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Basketball Top Seed For MIAC PlayoffsAfter starting 1-2 in MIAC play, St. Thomas finished 15-5 and is the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. The Tommies host St. John's Thursday night.
Earliest Outdoor Baseball Game Ever In Minnesota?Some baseball teams are taking advantage of Friday's mild weather and playing outdoor baseball.
Tickets For Tommie/Johnnie Football Game Go On Sale TuesdayThe Minnesota Twins and St. Thomas announced Monday that tickets for the inaugural football game at Target Field will go on sale Tuesday.
Tommies Blog: Turnovers Plague St. Thomas In Loss To OshkoshThe No. 3-ranked St. Thomas football team had its season end in a 34-31 loss to UW-Oshkosh on Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Coe, Oshkosh Awaits In QuarterfinalsThe St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 in the country, appears to be peaking at the right time.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Northwestern, No. 16 Coe NextThe St. Thomas football team hosts No. 16-ranked Coe College Saturday after shutting out Northwestern 43-0 in the opening round of the playoffs last week.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Northwestern In NCAA OpenerThe No. 3-ranked St. Thomas football team will host Northwestern of St. Paul in the first round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs on Saturday.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Can Lock Up MIAC Title Against St. OlafThe St. Thomas football team knows this much: It's in the NCAA Playoffs regardless of what happens on Saturday in its regular season finale.

HS Sports

'It's Like Watching A Miracle': Minn. Football Star Thomas Tapeh Bounces BackHe was a comet that turned everyone's head at Johnson High School in St. Paul, then went on to glory and riches with a professional career.
North St. Paul Soccer Team Finds Unity In DiversityThe 22 kids on their roster come from 14 different countries on four different continents, speaking eight different languages.
Beyond Hockey: Gentry Academy Aims To Empower Students To Shape Their Own LivesGentry Academy is a private school that boasts strong programs in several sports, started by a family that wanted to offer something unique.
Highland Park's Aune Holds Off On Gophers, For NowA true St. Paul kid, Josh Aune says it's his dream to play for the Gophers -- but that can wait.
Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing 'The Big 4'There are a lot of great match-ups this week between ranked teams and rivals. Here are four of this week's top games.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best H.S. Game Announcer In MinnesotaKevin Houdek has been calling games for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder for 30 years.
Fmr. Minnesotan, Now Florida Superintendent, Finds Keys' Resilient Spirit After IrmaA few years ago, Mark Porter took a new job as the superintendent of Monroe County and the schools of the Florida Keys.
Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing 'The Big 4'This week, we feature four games between unbeaten teams. Here's a look at some of the top match-ups.
Retirement Can't Keep Lakeville South's Thompson From CoachingLarry Thompson won two state titles coaching at Lakeville's football team.
For Wayzata's Sophomore Star, 'It's Always Soccer'What Patrick Weah can do on a soccer field is as good as you'll see at this level.
The Legacy Of Minnesota Sports Legend LeRoy BrownLeRoy Brown, who turns 104 next week, helped bring private schools into the Minnesota State High School League.
Derrin Lamker Moves From Osseo To Edina FootballOsseo High School did the unthinkable two years ago: they won a state football title with head coach Derrin Lamker.

FanSided

Would you like to write about the Minnesota Twins? Apply Within!We at Puckett's Pond are looking for passionate contributors to write about the Minnesota Twins The Minnesota Twins had an awesome turn around season, going from a 100+ loss season in 2016 to the playoffs in 2017! Now, would you like to be able to write about the Twins as they continue this su...
Dear Karl, you've been nominated as Timberwolves Best PlayerThe team at Dunking With Wolves has made Karl-Anthony Towns the top vote-getter for Timberwolves Best Player as part of our preseason award predictions series. Dear KAT, Congratulations! The Dunking With Wolves staff has nominated you as Best Timberwolves Player for the upcoming season. You h...
Minnesota Twins blog writer submits end of year awards votesEvery year, baseball writers vote on awards. Puckett's Pond's own Benjamin Chase shares his votes, including some Minnesota Twins The Minnesota Twins may not figure prominently in the discussion of a number of awards this fall, but after a breakthrough 2017 that saw the team earn a playof...
Minnesota Twins make a splash by hiring Baseball America writerThe Minnesota Twins added to their scouting department by adding one of the most-tenured Baseball America writers, John Manuel. One thing the current Minnesota Twins front office has shown is that they will find people from any number of different ways to fill roles. Hitting coach James Rowson was ...
Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: Indoor Postseason BaseballMinnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 17th, 2017 Welcome to the October 16th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett's Pond, offseason edition. You'll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links t...

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