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As Vikings begin camp, Mike Zimmer maintains a focus on offense

Mike Zimmer's offseason work included reviews of every Adrian Peterson run from 2015 to examine what was effective and what wasn’t.

Twins trade All-Star Eduardo Nunez to San Francisco

Minnesota Twins second baseman Eduardo Nunez, left, throws to first base to complete a double play after forcing out the Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy in the ninth inning during the All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1187235

The Twins' expected midseason roster makeover started at the top Thursday: They traded their All-Star for a promising minor-league pitcher.

Pitino has high praise for the Gophers' four newcomers

Amir Coffey

Freshmen Amir Coffey, Michael Hurt and Eric Curry are all on campus and shining. Graduate transfer Akeem Springs will join the team in September.

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Total scoreboard failure: Twins post bogus trades during Thursday's game

Before the Twins made a legit deal Thursday night, the Target Field video boards announced fake ones involving other teams.

The seven biggest villains in Minnesota sports history

To make the cut, a villain needs to have played a key role in either a sustained era or particularly acute moment that Minnesota fans will never forgive.

Kepler continues sizzling July as Twins stop Orioles

Max Kepler stroked his eighth home run of the month in the sixth inning Thursday to tie the score, then put himself in the middle of the game-winning, four-run rally for the Twins.

Are Vikings Super Bowl contenders? Watch the line of scrimmage for key clues

The line of scrimmage is frequently where the action is during training camp.

The line of scrimmage is still a place where one can watch battles and be guaranteed of gleaning some worthwhile information from training camp.

'02 PGA champ Beem in red numbers at Baltusrol

The unlikely 2002 PGA Championship winner at Hazeltine is making waves again 14 years later.

Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Matt Vensel

Peterson, Patterson and more. See what football writer Matt Vensel was talking about with Vikings fans during their Live Chat on the first day of training camp in Mankato.

Four Vikings players not cleared to practice at start of training camp

Head coach Mike Zimmer was asked how he took the news of his backup quarterback being sidelined by kicking in the glass pane of a door.

Linval Joseph says defensive line 'can be as good as we want to be'

Linval Joseph went from All-Pro front-runner to missing four of the final five regular-season games last season. The run defense suffered noticeably and ended up ranking 17th.

Wild signs defenseman Dumba to two-year contract

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) and defenseman Matt Dumba (24) defend the goal against Dallas Stars right wing Valeri Nichushkin

The Wild on Thursday signed defenseman Matt Dumba to a two-year, $5.1 million deal. The Wild now has no further unsigned players.

Lawler, Woodley fight for welterweight title at UFC 201

Hartman: Sherels finds niche as Vikings' special-teams star

Vikings cornerback and special teams standout Marcus Sherels

The Vikings value the former Gopher's sure hands and versatility and are glad to have kept him.

After rejections, Zimmer digs in for long haul with Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who just signed a contract extension, has won over the Vikings with aggressive schemes and a straightforward management style.

Seimone Augustus proud of WNBA player activism

Seimone Augustus grew up in Louisiana, not far from where Alton Sterling was shot this month. She knows that could have easily been someone she knew.

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The Latest: Grillo surprise leader in PGA's second round

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Zimmer would like to establish a starting O-line 'as soon as possible'
Access Vikings

Once Vikings players finally don pads on Sunday, the clock starts ticking down from six weeks until the season opener in Tennessee. Only then, following…

Bogus trades on Target Field scoreboard were 'operator error'
Twins Insider

Trades announced on the scoreboard during Thursday's game were the result of human error at Target Field.


Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) celebrated a blocked shot against Seattle last week.

Charles and Moore help US women's hoops beat France 84-62

Go fund them? Athletes raise their own green to go for Olympic gold
Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open
Rio 2016 medal count

Mirim Lee leads Women's British Open, following 62 with 71

Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt as long as needed

Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans lined the outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit.


The Latest: Federal government severs security contract

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RG3 not looking back, excited and ready to lead Browns

He's now RG4.3.


Chiefs' Eric Berry skips report day for training camp

Eric Berry arrived at Chiefs training camp before he was required to last season, so eager was the All-Pro safety to get back on the field after undergoing treatment for cancer.