McCutchen Gets Hr, 3 Hits, Pirates Lose To TwinsAndrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring. "No big deal," he said. "They don't count in the spring."
Garnett On Wolves: ‘They’re Playing With A Lot Of Confidence’Kevin Garnett has never lost to his former team. He's 7-0 against the Timberwolves with four of those wins at Target Center, averaging 14.9 points and 10.3 rebounds in those games. “I played in this building before, for countless years,” Garnett said, before breaking into a smile and a chuckle. “I hope that I at least make a couple shots in this place.” Indeed, more than just a couple. A Garnett return is a good chance to break out the old highlight tape, and remember.
What's The Odds Kevin Love Leads The NBA In Rebounds, Rubio In Assists?What are the odds Kevin Love leads the NBA in rebounds in 2013-14? Or what are the chances Minnesota's favorite Spaniard – Ricky Rubio – doles out the most assists per game? Actually, pretty good.
Peterson Aims To Look Like 2012 Version Against PackersAdrian Peterson carried the ball only 23 times in Minnesota's last two games. He didn't complain to the coaches this week about the play calls, though. "I don't think I had to," Peterson said.
Maya Moore Takes Over In MinnesotaThis is always the way it was supposed to be for Maya Moore. She was a star in high school and the most decorated college player to ever hit the court. She was the unanimous No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, a franchise-changing talent who could draw more than just hard-core fans to the arena to see her play.
Vikings' Offense Has Been Rough With Peterson OutThrough their first two preseason games, the best performance from Minnesota's first-team offense has been by rookie punter Jeff Locke. The Vikings haven't done much well in these exhibition games yet. Each incompletion by Christian Ponder or three-and-out series by the unit has only heightened concerns whether this team can be balanced enough to build off last year's playoff appearance.
Adrian Peterson: 'I'm All Natural. I Work Hard.'Embracing the challenge has always been a part of Adrian Peterson's persona. Following his quick comeback from reconstructive knee surgery, surpassing the 2,000-yard mark and the league MVP award last season for the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson said Friday he'd eagerly accept another test: for human growth hormone. The NFL and the players union have been working on an agreement for HGH testing procedures.
Vikings Tight End Rudolph’s Stock Is RisingThe Minnesota Vikings are in off-season mode or a few more weeks, so it’s a good time to catch up with Kyle Rudolph, a tight end who’s blossoming before our eyes. Rudolph's becoming a favorite target of Christian Ponder, and a player who looks like the future is bright. He’s also coming in to training camp with the confidence of a veteran.
Beyond Bounds: Athletic, Artistic, Academic & Winning The Game Of LifeI can't believe Lindsey Hjelm's success with what can only be explained as a successfully split personality. Gustavus' all-time leader in penalty minutes is known the "Penalty Queen" around campus.
Beyond Bounds: Reigning MIAC Baseball MVP Also Most Valuable VolunteerWhat does Bethel's star senior pitcher Matt Rowley share with Tim Tebow?
Adrian Peterson Named MVP, OPOYVikings fans have been chanting it all season long: A.P. for M.V.P. But on Saturday night, the chant became the truth.