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MINNEAPOLIS | Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

MINNEAPOLIS — Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler’s trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the court facing off against the … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

MINNEAPOLIS | Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away. Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point to him staying with the Timberwolves at least to start the season. Butler took part in practice on Sunday, the second time he has done so … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears

Aaron Donald tops AP defensive tackle rankings again

Many an NFL opponent has had a game plan waylaid by the speed, strength and instinct of Aaron Donald over his not-yet-five-full seasons in the league. The 6-foot-1, 280-pound kingpin of the Los Angeles Rams’ defense was a unanimous pick for the best defensive tackle in the NFL by a panel of 10 football writers … Continue reading Aaron Donald tops AP defensive tackle rankings again

MINNEAPOLIS | Twins fire Molitor, eye new manager to ‘grow a young team’

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award, in pursuit of more productive development by their younger players. “This wasn’t about our record this year. This is about what we think is best as we continue to grow a young … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Twins fire Molitor, eye new manager to ‘grow a young team’

MINNEAPOLIS | Minnesota Twins fire manager Paul Molitor after 78-84 finish

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award. Molitor has been offered another position within the organization. “I fully respect that decision,” Molitor said in a statement distributed by the Twins. “I will forever be grateful for the opportunity they … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Minnesota Twins fire manager Paul Molitor after 78-84 finish

MINNEAPOLIS | Is this the end? Mauer savors last Twins series of season

MINNEAPOLIS— As Joe Mauer drove to the ballpark for a doubleheader to begin the last series of the season for the Minnesota Twins, the finality of the weekend dawned on him a little deeper than usual. These games against the Chicago White Sox aren’t necessarily going to be the last of Mauer’s 15-year career, but … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Is this the end? Mauer savors last Twins series of season

EAGAN, Minn. | Vikings DE Griffen remains out with mental health trouble

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen remains away from the team indefinitely because of mental health trouble that boiled over the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that Griffen will not travel with the Vikings for their game Thursday against the Los Angeles Rams. Griffen was held out because of a … Continue reading EAGAN, Minn. | Vikings DE Griffen remains out with mental health trouble

MINNEAPOLIS | Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been sidelined indefinitely by an undisclosed situation that has caused concern within the organization about his well-being. Griffen was ruled out on the pregame injury report against Buffalo on Sunday because of knee trouble. When asked afterward why Griffen wasn’t on the sideline, coach Mike Zimmer … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being