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MINNEAPOLIS | Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

MINNEAPOLIS— Dalvin Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for Minnesota as the Vikings recommitted themselves to running the ball. They stayed in control of a spot in the playoffs with a 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Latavius Murray added 68 rushing yards and a … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

MINNEAPOLIS | Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

MINNEAPOLIS— The Minnesota Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski was made interim offensive coordinator on Tuesday morning, following a 21-7 loss at Seattle on Monday … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

MINNEAPOLIS | AP source: Twins, Schoop working on $7.5M, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS  — A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins and Jonathan Schoop are working toward an agreement on a $7.5 million, one-year contract for the free agent second baseman. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal, which also would include performance bonuses, had … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | AP source: Twins, Schoop working on $7.5M, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS | Twins’ Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 seasons. The Twins released a retirement statement Friday from Mauer that will run Sunday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mauer, who missed significant time this season with a concussion, says in the ad that his decision “came down to my health and my family.” … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Twins’ Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has a first team all-conference player coming back with Kenisha Bell, along with Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game. When the Gophers start their schedule Friday night … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves hold out Butler vs. Jazz for ‘precautionary rest’

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota Timberwolves ruled out All-Star Jimmy Butler in advance of their game Wednesday against Utah for “precautionary rest.” Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters at the morning shootaround that Butler’s absence was not related to his trade request . “He missed all of training camp, basically, so he has just general soreness,” Thibodeau … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves hold out Butler vs. Jazz for ‘precautionary rest’

Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

Seeking a fresh voice for their underachieving young players, the Minnesota Twins have made Rocco Baldelli the youngest manager in the major leagues. The Twins hired the 37-year-old Baldelli on Thursday, bringing the former Tampa Bay player, assistant and coach to Minnesota for his first job as a manager. He replaces Paul Molitor, who was … Continue reading Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

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