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Eden Prairie Native Jermaine Johnson Signs Rookie Deal With JetsThe New York Jets signed defensive end Jermaine Johnson, the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL draft, to a fully guaranteed four-year, $13.1 million rookie deal Monday.
Sanchez, Lewis Lead Twins Past Athletics 3-1Gary Sanchez homered, Royce Lewis scored twice and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Monday night.
Vikings Add Analytics Expert Demitrius Washington In VP RoleWashington was the manager of football research and development for the past two years with the San Francisco 49ers, focusing on process improvement and statistical analysis.
Lynx Activate Kayla McBrideSeeking a jolt from their sluggish start, the Lynx announced Monday they've activated Kayla McBride.
Sylvia Fowles Mural Unveiled Near Target CenterThis is Sylvia Fowles' final ride, and the Lynx are all in on celebrating her, win or lose.
Roldan Scores In Sounders' 3-1 Win Over Minnesota UnitedCristian Roldan's goal proved to be pivotal as the Seattle Sounders picked up a 3-1 win over Minnesota United on Sunday.
Buxton, Urshela Homer To Help Twins Beat Guardians 3-1Joe Ryan allowed one run over six innings and was backed by solo homers from Byron Buxton and Gio Urshela as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Sunday.
Byron Buxton Hits Twins' 1000th Home Run At Target FieldBuxton's fifth inning homer -- his 11th of the season -- secured him a spot in Twins lore.
Andrés Giménez Delivers Go-Ahead RBI In 10th, Guardians Beat Twins

Vikings

Vikings Add Analytics Expert Demitrius Washington In VP RoleWashington was the manager of football research and development for the past two years with the San Francisco 49ers, focusing on process improvement and statistical analysis.
Vikings 2022 Schedule Released, With Season-Opening Game Against PackersThere's also a Thanksgiving Day home game against the New England Patriots, the first time the Vikings are playing at home on the holiday in franchise history.
Wolves' Anthony Edwards Appears In Trailer For New Adam Sandler Film 'Hustle'After a breakout playoff performance in the Wolves' first round loss to the Grizzlies, Anthony Edwards looks set for another star turn.
Mississippi Sues Brett Favre Over Welfare MisspendingState Auditor Shad White las year demanded repayment of $1.1 million from Brett Favre. Favre has repaid the money, but White said in October that Favre still owed $228,000 in interest.
Vikings Get Monday Night Matchup With Eagles On Sept. 19The game will be part of a "side-by-side doubleheader," the Vikings said, with the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills kicking off at 6:15 p.m.
Senators Respond To Report Alleging Wilf Family Of Wage TheftLegislation passed in 2019 making it a felony to steal anything over $1,000 in wages, with potential prison time. The Senate DFL said that enforcement of that law has been difficult due to a lack of resources.
Vikings Will Take On Saints In London This SeasonThe Vikings and Saints will face off at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 2.
Vikings Decline 5th-Year Option On Center Garrett BradburyThe Minnesota Vikings declined the fifth-year option on the contract for center Garrett Bradbury on Monday, sending their 2019 first-round draft pick into the final season of his rookie deal.
Adrian Peterson Agrees To Complete 20 Hours Of Domestic Violence, Alcohol Counseling Courses (CBS LA)The one-time NFL MVP was arrested on Feb. 13 at Los Angeles International Airport after an alleged domestic violence incident on board a United Airlines flight.
Vikings Agree To Terms With Luiji Vilain, Zach McCloud And Other Undrafted Free AgentsAfter adding 10 players in the NFL draft, the Vikings signed a handful of undrafted free agents to augment their roster.
Make-A-Deal Vikings Add DB Depth In Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's 1st DraftIn the snap-judgment, sugar-rush environment that engulfs the made-for-TV drama of the NFL, new Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first draft largely yielded the type of players the roster suggested would fit best.
In 2nd Round, Vikings Take Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr. After two more trades, the busy Minnesota Vikings took Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. with the 42nd overall pick in the NFL draft Friday night.

Twins

Sanchez, Lewis Lead Twins Past Athletics 3-1Gary Sanchez homered, Royce Lewis scored twice and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Monday night.
Buxton, Urshela Homer To Help Twins Beat Guardians 3-1Joe Ryan allowed one run over six innings and was backed by solo homers from Byron Buxton and Gio Urshela as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Sunday.
Byron Buxton Hits Twins' 1000th Home Run At Target FieldBuxton's fifth inning homer -- his 11th of the season -- secured him a spot in Twins lore.
Andrés Giménez Delivers Go-Ahead RBI In 10th, Guardians Beat Twins
Álvarez Homers Twice, Astros Top Twins 5-0 In 10th-Straight WinLuis Garcia and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter, Yordan Álvarez homered twice and Jeremy Peña capped a big day with three hits as the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
Severe Weather Suspends Twins Game, With Astros Leading 5-1The teams will pick up Thursday afternoon where they left off and play the last six innings, before staging the series finale at Target Field about a half-hour after the first game concludes.
Twins Put Carlos Correa On Injured List With Bruised FingerThe Minnesota Twins placed shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a bruised right middle finger that wasn't healing fast enough for him to face his former team.
Verlander Loses No-Hitter In 8th, Astros Beat Twins 5-0Verlander missed out on his fourth no-no by five outs but still faced the minimum through eight innings, and Houston beat the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Tuesday night for its eighth straight win.
Twins Team Up With Artists For Limited-Edition T-Shirt GiveawaysSports and art are teaming up for a cool new collaboration at Target Field.
Polanco, Twins Bullpen Send Athletics To 9th Straight LossJorge Polanco delivered another key hit and the Minnesota bullpen combined for 6 2/3 innings of shutout work as the Twins sent the Oakland Athletics to their ninth straight loss, 4-3 Sunday.
Jorge Polanco HR Gives Twins 1-0 Win; A's Lose 8th Straight Jorge Polanco homered in the sixth inning and four Minnesota Twins pitchers made it stand up, blanking Oakland 1-0 Saturday and sending the Athletics to their eighth straight loss.
Byron Buxton, Jose Miranda HR, Josh Winder, Twins Hand A's 7th Straight LossByron Buxton hit his ninth home run of the season and Jose Miranda connected for the first homer of his career, backing another sharp start by rookie Josh Winder and sending the Minnesota Twins over the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Friday night.

Timberwolves

Former Timberwolves Player Adreian Payne Fatally Shot In FloridaAdreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and Timberwolves player, has died in a shooting. He was 31.
Timberwolves Realize Progress From 1st-Round Exit Not A GivenThe Minnesota Timberwolves flourished in their first full season under coach Chris Finch, leading the NBA in scoring, improving on defense and reviving their long-frustrated fan base while reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years.
Grizzlies Rally Yet Again To Eliminate T-Wolves From PlayoffsDesmond Bane and Dillon Brooks each scored 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied yet again to eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves, winning 114-106 in Game 6 on Friday night.
'It's Not Over': 2 Chaplains Lead Timberwolves In Prayer Leading Into Game 6“We’re not there to really push religion and drive that down someone’s throat,” Chris Thibodeaux said. “Yes, we have the angle that we believe God loves you and Jesus loves you, but we really want to bring hope and confidence.”
Timberwolves Try To Avoid 'Hero' Ball, Stay Alive vs. Grizzlies In Game 6After frittering away a double-digit-point fourth-quarter lead twice in this series, the Minnesota Timberwolves could have already defeated the Memphis Grizzlies by now and be preparing for the second round.
Wolves-Grizzlies Game 6 Tips Off At 8 P.M. FridayIt's a must-win for the Wolves, who are down 3-2 in the first round series.
Morant's Last-Second Layup Gives Grizzlies 3-2 Series LeadJa Morant scored on a layup with a second left, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from 11 points down in the fourth quarter to edge the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-109 on Tuesday night and grab a 3-2 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
Timberwolves-Grizzlies: Game 5 PreviewWith the series tied 2-2, the Minnesota Timberwolves head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies in Game 5 of their playoff series Tuesday night.
Grizzlies Coach Taylor Jenkins Fined For Criticizing Refs After Game 4 Loss To WolvesThe league announced Monday Jenkins faces a $15,000 fine "for public criticism of the officiating."
KAT, Timberwolves Rebound To Even Series With Grizzlies At 2 Karl-Anthony Towns roared back from two rough games with a career playoff-best 33 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves move past their Game 3 collapse and pull out a 119-118 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night to even the first-round series at 2-2.
Protesters Again Try To Interrupt Timberwolves GameIncluding Saturday, protesters have interrupted three of the Wolves' last five games -- and they've won each of those three games.
Grizzlies Plan To Keep 'Foot On Their Neck' As Series Vs. Wolves ContinuesDespite the big comeback win last night, Grizzlies head coach Tyler Jenkins says there is major room for improvement.

Wild

Wild Eliminated By Blues In Game 6 Of Playoffs: 'We Battled All Season Long'The Minnesota Wild's season has come to an end.
Blues Take 3-2 Series Lead Over Wild Thanks To Tarasenko's Hat TrickVladimir Tarasenko broke out for the St. Louis Blues with a well-timed natural hat trick, putting the Minnesota Wild in real trouble.
Wild Look To Break Series Tie With Game 5 Win Over Blues: 'It's Been A Great Series'"I can tell you from our end, the game's we've won have been, you know, tight, you know, right til the end," head coach Dean Evason said.
As Wild Gear Up For Game 5, Fans Can Get Hands On Some Special ItemsThe Minnesota Wild are back on home ice Tuesday night hoping to take the lead in the Stanley Cup playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.
Wild Address Special Team Struggles Ahead Of Game 5 At HomeThe Minnesota Wild's loss Sunday evens the series with the Blues at two games apiece. They return home for game five Tuesday.
Blues Beat Wild 5-2 In Game 4 To Even SeriesJordan Kyrou and David Perron each scored twice, Jordan Binnington made 28 saves in his first start this postseason and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Sunday to even the best-of-seven Western Conference series at 2-2.
Marc-Andre Fleury Makes 29 Saves, Wild Beat Blues 5-1, Take Series LeadKirill Kaprizov had a goal and an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.
Kaprizov's Hat Trick Spurs Wild's 6-2 Win Over BluesKirill Kaprizov had a hat trick and Eriksson Ek scored twice for the Wild, who snapped back at the St. Louis Blues with a 6-2 victory to even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece Wednesday night.
Wild Lose 4-0 To Blues In Game 1 Of NHL Playoffs
Wild Gear Up For First Round Of NHL Playoffs Against Blues: 'Everybody's Back To Zero'“It's the playoffs. Everyone is back to zero and it's first to four,” said center Joel Eriksson Ek. “It was hard hitting. It was intense. You expect that one steroid pretty much tonight.”
Wild Ready For First Round Playoff Series With St. Louis BluesThe pursuit for the Stanley Cup begins Monday night on home ice for the Minnesota Wild.
St. Paul Businesses Excited For 'Crazy Busy' Wild Playoff SeriesWhen the Wild drop the puck on game one of the playoffs, the Xcel Energy Center will be packed with fans. The bars and restaurants in downtown St. Paul will be full, too.

Lynx

Lynx Seek Answers After 0-4 Start To SeasonThis definitely wasn't the start that the Minnesota Lynx envisioned to their season — the final of Sylvia Fowles' career.
Lynx Activate Kayla McBrideSeeking a jolt from their sluggish start, the Lynx announced Monday they've activated Kayla McBride.
Sylvia Fowles Mural Unveiled Near Target CenterThis is Sylvia Fowles' final ride, and the Lynx are all in on celebrating her, win or lose.
Courtney Vandersloot Helps Sky Hold Off Lynx 82-78Courtney Vandersloot scored five of her 16 points in the final 38 seconds and the Chicago Sky held off the Minnesota Lynx 82-78 on Saturday night.
Fever Snap 6-Game Losing Streak Against LynxKelsey Mitchell scored 26 points, Crystal Dangerfield had 10 points and six assists against her former team and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 82-76 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak in the series.
Lynx Bring Back 2021 First Round Pick Rennia Davis On Hardship ContractDavis was waived a week ago along with a slew of other players.
Cloud, Austin Spark Mystics To 78-66 Victory Over LynxNatasha Cloud scored all 19 of her points in the first half, Shakira Austin had a double-double in her first career start and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-66 on Sunday night.
Lynx Face Mystics In Fowles' Final Home Opener: 'It's Just Like A Lot Of Excitement'"Actually I cried the last game in Seattle. I didn't think that I was gonna get emotional. But right now it's just a lot of excitement, a lot of build up just to see like where we can go this year,” said Sylvia Fowles
Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd Lead Storm To 97-74 Rout Of LynxJewell Loyd scored 17 points, Sue Bird added 11 points and nine assists in what could be her final season and the Seattle Storm returned to their home building with an emphatic 97-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx to open the WNBA season Friday night.
Lynx Bring Back Odyssey Sims, Waive Layshia Clarendon, Crystal DangerfieldThe Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday they're bringing back a familiar face while letting a few others go.
Lynx Sign Two-Time All-Star Napheesa Collier To Contract ExtensionThe Lynx have handed one of their young stars a multi-year contract extension.
LSU Honoring Alum, Lynx Legend Seimone Augustus With StatueSeimone Augustus, who spent 14 years and won four championships with the Lynx, will have her likeness enshrined outside the Maravich Assembly Center.

Gophers

Seahawks Select Minnesota's Boye Mafe In 2nd Round Of NFL Draft The Seattle Seahawks continued to address specific needs by selecting edge rusher Boye Mafe from Minnesota with the No. 40 pick and running back Kenneth Walker III from Michigan State at No. 41 in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.
Jermaine Johnson And Other NFL Draft Prospects With Minnesota TiesTwo of the draft’s top edge rushers and a massive offensive lineman have roots in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
'I'm Just Going To Keep Building From Here': U Of M Sophomore Sets School Record In Discus ThrowShelby Frank waltzed her way into the University of Minnesota record books on Saturday in Louisiana, launching her fifth throw of the meet 190 feet and three inches.
Gophers Men's Hoops Get Minnesota Native, UNC Transfer Dawson GarciaThe Minnesota men's basketball team has finalized the addition of two transfers, forward Dawson Garcia from North Carolina and guard Ta'Lon Cooper from Morehead State.
OC Ciarrocca's Return To Gophers Among Many Big Ten Coordinator ChangesCiarrocca coordinated Minnesota’s offenses from 2017-19 before leaving for the same position at Penn State. He spent last season as an analyst at West Virginia.
'A True Basketball State': Big Ten Men's, Women's Tournaments Coming To MinnesotaTarget Center will host the women's tournament in 2023, and the year after both tournaments will be played there.
With Basketball Hall Of Fame Induction Looming, Lindsay Whalen Is Far From Done With The Game"I'd like to think that, you know, I’ve had success on the floor, but I think I’ve persevered,” Lindsay Whalen said.
Minnesota's Gable Steveson Wins Another Dan Hodge TrophyOlympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion Gable Steveson of Minnesota has been named repeat winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the top college wrestler.
Gopher Men Headed To Frozen Four After 3-0 Win Over Western MichiganIt'll be an in-state matchup for the Gophers on April 7 when they take on Minnesota State.
Former Gopher Gabe Kalscheur Leads Iowa State To Sweet 16 With Upset Over WisconsinGabe Kalscheur made a handful of big shots for Iowa State, and he helped the Cyclones put together another stellar defensive performance.
Gable Steveson Repeats As NCAA Champ, RetiresThe top-seeded Steveson, who took gold in Tokyo last summer, won 6-2 over Arizona State's second-seeded Cohlton Schultz. Steveson took control from the outset, scoring a takedown in the opening seconds.
Olympic Champ Gable Steveson Eyes 2nd National Title To Close Out Gopher Career“My goal is I want to be like The Rock, you know. Like The Rock is like the man,” Gable Steveson said.

HS Sports

'She Is Dominating': Pitcher Jessa Snippes Loudly Leads Rosemont SoftballJessa Snippes makes her presence felt among her Rosemount teammates and with every team she faces.
Vote To Make Boys Volleyball An Officially Sanctioned MN H.S. Sport FailsA vote to make boys volleyball an officially sanctioned high school sport in Minnesota has failed.
Rob Gronkowski Makes Surprise Visit To Hopkins High SchoolGronk completely surprised the Hopkins High School student body Monday, and delivered a check for $15,000 from his foundation.
Joe Mauer, Larry McKenzie Among 2022 MSHSL Hall Of Fame InducteesThe Minnesota State High School League held its hall of fame ceremony Sunday, honoring 13 inductees -- headlined by a name every Minnesotan knows.
Home Team: Long-Time Coach Larry Gallagher Looks BackAt 82 years old, he's reflecting on another award, this one presented for his commitment to youth sports.
'We're Ecstatic About It': Twin Cities Robotics Team Heading To World ChampionshipsA unique path has led a high school robotics team to the world championships.
Former Mounds View H.S. Basketball Star Stacy Fields Thankful For Title IXStacy Janicki was Stacy Fields before she got married, and she has grown into a business executive and a basketball mother.
Women's Final Four In Minneapolis Inspires Young Basketball StarsPlayers at Hopkins High School and Minnehaha Academy are heartened by the increased attention Paige Bueckers and the Final Four are bringing to women's basketball.
Melrose Community Remembers Aaron Schmitz, Beloved Father, Referee, And FirefighterDerek Schmitz did not play a lot of minutes for Melrose basketball, even though he loved his team. He almost didn't go out for his senior season.
Montevideo Girls Basketball Team Makes HistoryEven still, wins and losses won't define the Montevideo team's first trip to state. They've brought hometown pride with them.
Shakopee Sabers Girls' Basketball Team On Cloud 9 Heading Into State TourneyThe Shakopee girls’ basketball team will play Roseville in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday. How they got there is quite the ride.
New Prague District Says Allegations Of Racist Chant Couldn't Be 'Substantiated'; Robbinsdale 'Disappointed, But Not Surprised'"As I have stated previously, the findings of this investigation do not take away from the other incidents that have happened at the high school," Tim Dittberner said.

FanSided

Why Wizards passing Thunder in the NBA Lottery would be hugeThe Washington Wizards need bigs in the 2022 NBA Draft, well a center specifically. It just so happens that the Minnesota Timberwolves rival, the Oklahoma City Thunder, does too. How do I know so much about team needs? By checking out Free Agent Forecasts projected team needs for all 30 NBA teams, t...
Minnesota Twins: Royce Lewis has earned an everyday role in the MajorsIn 2017, the Minnesota Twins selected Royce Lewis with the first overall selection in the MLB Draft. Even as an 18-year-old, his skills were evident; a strong arm, elite speed, clear power potential, and good baseball instincts. Five years later, Lewis has reached the major leagues, and he's ma...
A sad ending for the Minnesota Wild and the State of HockeyToday is a sad day in the State of Hockey. Five days after the biggest letdown in Minnesota Wild history; a really hard-to-swallow Game 6 loss to the St. Louis Blues, and I am still upset. With another first round exit, cue the offseason talks and roster overhaul speculation that should stir u...
2022 NBA Draft Lottery: 3 results Timberwolves should be rooting forThe NBA Lottery is now just hours away. For NBA Lottery teams, fans have no doubt spun the Tankathon Sim Lottery simulator to reassure themselves that their team can in fact have a chance at the top pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. But what about the non-lottery teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves. Do ...
How Kirk Cousins can finally change the narrative in 2022Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will have every opportunity to shift the narrative in 2022. Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings have high expectations heading into the season, but the quarterback needs to shift his narrative over his next 17 games. Luckily for him, the schedule is set...