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'Minneapolis Miracle' wins ESPY on night full of Minnesota connections

Stefon Diggs scored a 61-yard touchdown to beat New Orleans 29-24 in the NFC divisional round at TCF Bank Stadium in January.

One of the most dramatic plays in Vikings history was recognized during ESPN's awards show, along with Lynx star Maya Moore, gymnast Maggie Nichols and others.


Show Pack Show! Bill would force Packers to be on TV along Minnesota border

Show Pack Show! Bill would force Packers to be on TV along Minnesota border

The 'Go Pack Go Act' would require Packers games to be available to everyone in Wisconsin, including parts of the state served by Twin Cities and Duluth TV stations.


'Take it away, Ethan!' Butler rolls with teen as part of 'My Wish' series

Jimmy Butler and Ethan Whitney rocked out to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" while the two were hanging out as part of ESPN's "My Wish" series.

Jimmy Butler visited with 16-year-old Ethan Whitney, who is being treated for B-cell Lymphoma, as part of ESPN's "My Wish" series. The segment will air Thursday on ESPN's 5 p.m. "SportsCenter."


Denver, meet your new starting quarterback, 'Chase Keenum'

Denver, meet your new starting quarterback, 'Chase Keenum'

It's not the first time this offseason the Broncos quarterback has been called the wrong name in public.


Twins boot Papa John's from Target Field after founder's racist slur

Papa John's cheese pizza.

The Twins have 'indefinitely suspended' the pizza chain from Target Field, team communications director Dustin Morse told City Pages.


Starting pitchers on the trade market: How do the Twins rank?

Starting pitchers on the trade market: How do the Twins rank?

Baseball writer Jon Heyman has a list of starting pitchers who he thinks are good candidates to be traded. He has most of the Twins' rotation on the list.


Danielle Robinson's three-pointless streak finally ends in fine fashion

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve talked to point guard Danielle Robinson during Wednesday's game. Robinson had 13 points and five assists.

That it took seven years for Danielle Robinson to hit a three-point shot overshadows what she's brought to the Lynx -- and what she could bring in the future.


Kirk Cousins takes a hit as Madden NFL 19 ranks the Vikings

(Clockwise top right) Vikings defenders Harrison Smith, Linval Joseph, Everson Griffen and Xavier Rhodes

The Vikings had five players receive a 90 overall ranking or better. Who does the video game believe is their best?


Diggs or Thielen? SportingNews weighs in on which Vikings receiver is No. 1

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, left, and Adam Thielen ran drill during a mandatory Vikings three-day minicamp in June.

SportingNews took a crack at solving the debate with its top-10 wide receiver list entering the 2018 NFL season. Spoiler alert: It only features one Vikings receiver.


Lynx win weekend battle of sharp elbows on social media

Lynx win weekend battle of sharp elbows on social media

It started with a tweet from the Phoenix Mercury and ended with the Lynx mocking a halftime interview during their game at Las Vegas.


Debating Mauer's Hall-of-Fame credentials makes for great Twitter fodder

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer

Rangers reporter Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News polled Twitter on the matter while Texas was in Minnesota over the weekend. Let's just say Twitter showed up to play.


'Fantasy Footballers Podcast' all in on Kirk Cousins

'Fantasy Footballers Podcast' all in on Kirk Cousins

In the Twin Cities as part of a five-city tour that starts Thursday in Minneapolis, the high-profile podcasters show love for the new Vikings quarterback.


Who wants to buy Ryan Suter's sweet Wisconsin retreat?

Who wants to buy Ryan Suter's sweet Wisconsin retreat?

Looking to live near Lake Geneva in Wisconsin? Do you have $4.5 million. If so, maybe you'll want to take a look at this.


Just like Gardy? See Doug Mientkiewicz get ejected

Just like Gardy? See Doug Mientkiewicz get ejected

The fiery ex-Twins infielder made his first ejection as manager of the Toledo Mud Hens a good one.


Minnesota makes its mark on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes

(Clockwise starting upper right) Former Timberwolf Kevin Love, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and former Vikings QB Sam Bradfo

The next time you think Joe Mauer is overpaid ... give this list a read. Caution: You'll find more Minnesota in it than you might expect.


Vikings' Carter not pleased with Owens' decision to snub Hall of Fame

Cris Carter

Former Vikings and Hall of Famer Cris Carter was enshrined in his sixth year. He has little patience for Terrell Owens' disappointment of having to wait to three years.


Emotional T.J. Oshie: 'My dad, he doesn't remember a lot of stuff...'

Emotional T.J. Oshie: 'My dad, he doesn't remember a lot of stuff...'

Former Warroad standout T.J. Oshie helped Washington lock up its first Stanley Cup, and talked about what the moment means for his father, who is battling Alzheimer's and was in Las Vegas for the game.


A rare video that will equally annoy Gophers and Badgers fans

A rare video that will equally annoy Gophers and Badgers fans

If you're looking for something to be annoyed about, watch and listen to this.


A hole in our media lives: Dark Star died six years ago today

This March 12, 1993 photo shows former WCCO radio personality George Chapple, who was also known as "Dark Star," in the WCCO studios in Minneapolis.

Few people altered the Twin Cities sports media landscape like Dark Star, whose real name was George Chapple and who was known for his radio work and much more.


Vavra wins All-America honor; first Gophers pick since 2009

Minnesota's Terrin Vavra (6) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against Purdue during the third inning of the NCAA Big Ten baseball champi

The honor came one day after Terrin Vavra was named a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award -- given to the top shortstop in the nation.