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Eagles fan trolls Patriots with Super Bowl billboard in New England

Eagles fan trolls Patriots with Super Bowl billboard in New England

An Eagles fan living in Massachusetts raised $5,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to put up a billboard near the Patriots’ Gillette Stadium.


Ex-Twin Dozier back in Dodgers lineup after leaving Monday's game

Ex-Twin Dozier back in Dodgers lineup after leaving Monday's game

According to Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts, Brian Dozier underwent an electrocardiogram that revealed abnormalities in his heartbeat.


The Jets shouldn't trade Teddy Bridgewater -- yet

The Jets shouldn't trade Teddy Bridgewater -- yet

Bridgewater sparkled in his preseason debut Friday. But before the Jets can trade the former Vikings QB, they need a market.


RandBall: Lindsay Whalen is on my local sports 'Mount Rushmore'

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) puta her championship hat on the WNBA Championship trophy after an 85-76 win against the Los Angeles Sparks i

What Lindsay Whalen has accomplished with the Gophers, Lynx and as an Olympian is nothing short of amazing.


Kahn job: Former Wolves general manager owns team in France

Kahn job: Former Wolves general manager owns team in France

David Kahn's club, Paris Basketball, is slated to compete next season in the second division French Pro B League -- and a European journalist contacted Michael Rand with some questions.


Wild's new general manager hasn't yet shown 'outside the box' thinking

Wild's new general manager hasn't yet shown 'outside the box' thinking

Paul Fenton gained a reputation as an assistant GM in Nashville for being part of a group that wasn’t afraid to make blockbuster trades


Ranking 1-6: Playoff formats in major U.S. pro sports leagues

Ranking 1-6: Playoff formats in major U.S. pro sports leagues

Minnesota pro sports fans are getting accustomed to the postseason lately, with the Lynx, Twins, Vikings, Wild and Wolves all having qualified in succession while…


Oshie eats breakfast of a champion when Stanley Cup comes to Warroad

Oshie eats breakfast of a champion when Stanley Cup comes to Warroad

The Stanley Cup spent an interesting day in Warroad, T.J. Oshie’s small northern Minnesota hometown more affectionately known as Hockeytown USA.


Love gets huge contract extension, is now the face of Cavaliers

Love gets huge contract extension, is now the face of Cavaliers

Former Timberwolves young star Kevin Love is still in Cleveland as kind of the last man standing, more or less ready to resume his role as the face of a rebuild.


If Cousins plays like a second-tier quarterback, the Vikings will go far

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) listens to instructions from quarterback coach Kevin Stefanski.

If Kirk Cousins can carry the Vikings sometimes and elevates his game with special plays — which Minnesota clearly believes he's capable of doing — the Vikings have a chance to win the Super Bowl.


Twins' length of game problem is really a Lance Lynn problem

On average, Lance Lynn’s 18 starts in nine-inning games have lasted 3 hours, 18 minutes -- 15 minutes longer than the rest of the Twins' nine-inning

On average, Lynn’s 18 starts in nine-inning games have lasted 3 hours, 18 minutes -- 15 minutes longer than the rest of the Twins' nine-inning games this year.


Ramos for Capps, Part II? Cleveland deals catching prospect for relievers

Ramos for Capps, Part II? Cleveland deals catching prospect for relievers

Cleveland just traded a top catching prospect for two relievers, including Chaska's Brad Hand. Does that remind fans of a certain deal that cost the Twins prospect-turned-All Star Wilson Ramos?


Loons' Quintero is example of the power of spending

Loons' Quintero is example of the power of spending

Appearing in just 15 of the Loons’ 20 matches after joining with the season in progress, Quintero has a team-high eight goals to go with four assists.


Won't go there: Towns declines to answer questions about Wolves' future

Won't go there: Towns declines to answer questions about Wolves' future

During an appearance with the media at his basketball camp, Karl-Anthony Towns' representatives said the interview session would be shut down if anyone asked questions that didn't involve his camp.


What could the Kawhi Leonard trade mean for the Wolves?

What could the Kawhi Leonard trade mean for the Wolves?

If Kawhi Leonard leaves Toronto via free agency after next season, would that set up a situation where the Raptors would have an interest in Canadian-born Andrew Wiggins?


With Josh Hader situation, everyone is right (and everyone is wrong)

With Josh Hader situation, everyone is right (and everyone is wrong)

Hader is probably going to get some unpaid time off for his racist, homophobic and sexist tweets. He deserves that. Then he’s probably going to get a chance to move on and learn from this. He deserves that, too.


Diggs to Thielen on Twitter: 'I just want my brother back'

Diggs to Thielen on Twitter: 'I just want my brother back'

Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen combine for one of the best tandems in the NFL. Off the field? They seem to be angling for their own network television show together.


Ex-Wolves forward Bjelica spurns 76ers, returning to Europe

Minnesota Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica, left, bumps into San Antonio Spurs' Joffrey Lauvergne during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednes

Nemanja Bjelica was thought to be going to Philadelphia after the Wolves withdrew their contract offer to him. Now he's decided to play next season in Europe.


Wolves first-round pick Okogie off to a great defensive start

Wolves first-round pick Okogie off to a great defensive start

If Josh Okogie keeps showing defensive skills in training camp and as the preseason unfolds, it’s easy to see how he could work his way into coach Tom Thibodeau’s rotation


Fitzgerald bleeds Vikings purple, but his path is still with Cardinals

Fitzgerald bleeds Vikings purple, but his path is still with Cardinals

Vikings fans have been dreaming for years of Larry Fitzgerald Jr., who was a star at Holy Angels in Richfield, coming back to play for his hometown team.