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Boomers, millennials? Whatever. It's Gen X coaches winning titles here

Boomers, millennials? Whatever. It's Gen X coaches winning titles here

They aren't in vogue right now running Minnesota sports teams. But the championship scoreboard shows that pretty much all they do is win.


It's telling that Buxton, Sano not part of Twins' contract extension news

Minnesota Twins Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.

Would you be ready to commit long-term money to Miguel Sano or Byron Buxton after their troubled 2018 seasons?


RandBall: Nebraska loss could impact Pitino's job security, which isn't right

RandBall: Nebraska loss could impact Pitino's job security, which isn't right

You don’t need a hot take to wonder if missing the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in six years would mean the end of Richard Pitino’s tenure as head coach.


No, McHale promises his profanity on TV was not about Jimmy Butler

No, McHale promises his profanity on TV was not about Jimmy Butler

Right as former Wolves coach and executive Kevin McHale was uttering the words, the camera was on former Timberwolves player Jimmy Butler.


Holiday planning alert: Vikings 'pretty likely' to host Eagles on Thanksgiving night

Holiday planning alert: Vikings 'pretty likely' to host Eagles on Thanksgiving night

What’s particularly interesting is that it would be a home game for the Vikings and, if it happens, would mark the first time Minnesota has hosted a Thanksgiving game.


How Bob Costas and NBC butted heads over concussions

How Bob Costas and NBC butted heads over concussions

Costas was planning to talk about concussions during last year's Super Bowl broadcast in Minneapolis. But he was pulled from the broadcast team by the network.


Is now the right time to start bringing Wiggins off the bench?

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) hit a 3-pointer under pressure in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets. ] Aaron Lavinsky ¥

The optics of turning Andrew Wiggins into a sixth man might be askew for a player in the first year of a max contract. But at a certain point, production is what matters.


Vikings fans may not like it, but ex-NFL star says team should bring back Peterson

Vikings fans may not like it, but ex-NFL star says team should bring back Peterson

Comments at the bottom of NFL Network’s tweet about Terrell Davis’ comment are largely negative from Vikings fans — and in early returns he was hovering around 10 percent support in a Twitter poll.


MLB's biggest challenge isn't pace of play -- it's a lack of time certainty

MLB's biggest challenge isn't pace of play -- it's a lack of time certainty

One of baseball's charms has been as a sport that doesn't run by the clock. But has that become a liability over the years become of the demands on our time?


KG wants to 'light fire' under Wiggins, tells him he's mad at him

KG wants to 'light fire' under Wiggins, tells him he's mad at him

During a segment on TNT, Kevin Garnett told Andrew Wiggins that he’s mad at him because he's never appeared in the NBA All-Star Game.


Rodgers' former Packers teammates are taking turns ripping him

Rodgers' former Packers teammates are taking turns ripping him

Some of Aaron Rodgers' former teammates are interested in how his relationship will play out with Green Bay's new head coach. “He’s coachable to a point,” one of them said.


Rand: Believing Davison tried to trip Murphy doesn't make it a fact

Rand: Believing Davison tried to trip Murphy doesn't make it a fact

A video of the play Wednesday was tweeted out with the words, “Anyone catch Brad Davison’s attempt at taking out Jordan Murphy?” and it quickly gained steam.


Stephen Curry, others praise Moore's decision to take a break

Stephen Curry, others praise Moore's decision to take a break

Scanning social media reveals the pull Moore has as one of the greatest players of all-time — female or male — and the understanding a lot of fellow greats about life beyond basketball.


Carson Wentz responds to critical teammates, says he's 'not perfect'

Carson Wentz responds to critical teammates, says he's 'not perfect'

Things probably started getting complicated in 2017, when the North Dakota State graduate tore his ACL and backup Nick Foles took over with a Super Bowl win.


The long history of wanting more from Wiggins

The long history of wanting more from Wiggins

Every NBA player has some variance in his scoring output, but Andrew Wiggins’ seems more disparate than most. Most notably this season: Wiggins had a 40-point game and a 0-point game. What gives?


Let's not sugarcoat it: The Super Bowl was awful

Let's not sugarcoat it: The Super Bowl was awful

RandBall says: "The game itself featured some very good defense, to be sure. But don’t be fooled by anyone trying to tell you it was a great game because of that."


RandBall: Here is $1,000 worth of Super Bowl prop bets I'd make

RandBall: Here is $1,000 worth of Super Bowl prop bets I'd make

Wagering actual money on any of these things is probably not smart, but let's have some fun.


Hindsight: What if Wolves had made a stronger play for Kyrie Irving?

Hindsight: What if Wolves had made a stronger play for Kyrie Irving?

There were rumblings that the Wolves were strongly in the mix for Irving — which likely would have involved trading Andrew Wiggins and plenty of future assets to Cleveland.


Wolves have four point guards now -- and they all could be gone next year

Wolves have four point guards now -- and they all could be gone next year

The Wolves have collected four point guards this season, and it has turned out to be a necessity because of injuries. Now they have an array of options to consider about how to proceed.


Desperate or optimistic? Twins filled with Comeback of Year candidates

Desperate or optimistic? Twins filled with Comeback of Year candidates

The team could win 70 games or 90 games, and neither would be a huge surprise because of the number of talented players who are returning from subpar seasons.