4 Things To Know From June 26, 2015From a serious fall from a grain elevator in Minneapolis to a huge recall for Lululemon, here are the four stories to know for Friday, June 26.
Wolves Coach Flip Saunders: 'We're Taking The Best Player'Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor? The decision has been debated for months, with Towns widely expected to be the choice. Flip Saunders knows who he will take with the Timberwolves' number-one overall pick Thursday night -- but he isn't saying.
Twins Pick LHP Tyler Jay In First-Year Player DraftThe Minnesota Twins have selected left-handed pitcher Tyler Jay from the University of Illinois in the first round of the 2015 first-year player draft.
Vikings Draft LSU DE Danielle Hunter In 3rd RoundThe Minnesota Vikings have selected LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter in the third round with the 88th overall selection.
Zahui B. And Loyd Shake Up WNBA DraftHolding 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.
Vikings To Pick 11th In 1st Round Of 2015 DraftThe 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.
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Running Backs To DraftQuarterbacks 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.
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks To DraftIt'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.
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.
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.
Vikings Sign Ex-Browns WR Josh CooperThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sports Verdict: Who Should Be The No. 1 Pick In Fantasy Drafts? Arian Foster Vs. Adrian PetersonWhich player should come off the fantasy boards first overall? Our Sports Verdict team debates!