Sid Hartman | Star Tribune
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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman writes three columns each week.

Hartman: Vikings' salary cap helped by late picks

Stars gets the big bucks, but drafting Stephen Weatherly and Jayron Kearse in later rounds has paid off, too.

Hartman: There's Purple pride in draft class of 2018

General Manager Rick Spielman points out evidence the team has improved at developing young players.

Hartman: Is Mauer the most successful athlete from Minnesota?

The combination of Joe Mauer's performance for the Twins and his performance as a prep athlete at Cretin-Derham Hall makes him the most successful athlete in state history.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • ESPN Insider graded the Timberwolves trade of Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia along with Justin Patton for Dario Saric, Robert…

Hartman: Whalen breaking records for Gophers again

The new Gophers women's basketball coach wants her team to enjoy the same advantage at home that she did as a player.

Hartman: Vikings' defensive line play regains its dominance

The bar was set high after last season's success, but the pass rushers are again crushing QBs.

Hartman: Hunter rushing to join Vikings single-season sack leaders

Alan Page, Jared Allen, John Randle: The Vikings' single-season sacks record list contains the names of some of the greatest defensive linemen in team history.

Hartman: Cousins on pace to set Vikings' mark for passing yards in a season

Kirk Cousins' 315 passing yards per game are the fifth-best mark in the NFL behind Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.

Sid's Sunday jottings

JOTTINGS • The Las Vegas sports books opened with the Vikings as seven-point favorites, but as of Sunday it was down to four.   •…

Hartman: Vikings have NFC North-heavy schedule the rest of the way

Five of their remaining eight games will be against teams in their own division.