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Welcome (kind of) to the Timberwolves (sort of), Jarrett Culver

Welcome (kind of) to the Timberwolves (sort of), Jarrett Culver

The practice of having picks who were involved in trades walk on stage wearing hats from teams they will never play for is growing increasingly ridiculous as more deals are made.


Latest Wolves draft rumbling: Covington and No. 11 pick for No. 4?

Latest Wolves draft rumbling: Covington and No. 11 pick for No. 4?

That adds a specific framework to the report that the Wolves are among the teams trying to trade up to grab Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland.


Five Timberwolves predraft rumors -- and the team's response to each

Five Timberwolves predraft rumors -- and the team's response to each

Wolves rumors have been coming out in little drips over the last few weeks. Some are potentially more credible than others. Some are probably smoke screens. Others might just be wishful thinking.


Aaron Rodgers, new Packers coach already disagree about audibles

Aaron Rodgers, new Packers coach already disagree about audibles

In the far-from-perfect world of the Packers, another power struggle could be emerging — with Rodgers either usurping new coach Matt LaFleur’s authority or playing 'system quarterback' with half-hearted enthusiasm,


Target Field has good food, good atmosphere, even better ... bathrooms?

Target Field has good food, good atmosphere, even better ... bathrooms?

The Twins could use some relievers, but at least their fans enjoy relieving themselves. At least that's the word from a survey of 8,000 baseball fans.


NBA is playing with Monopoly money compared to other leagues

NBA is playing with Monopoly money compared to other leagues

As opposed to the NFL and NHL, where teams can’t exceed their salary cap, the massive money and the NBA’s flexible salary cap system creates a tilted playing field that rewards big spenders.


Wild draft history is a mixed bag, but there are chances for success

Wild draft history is a mixed bag, but there are chances for success

The Wild has eight picks in this year’s draft, tied for the most it has had since the draft was reduced to seven rounds in 2005.


Penguins GM confirms Kessel vetoed trade to Wild for Zucker

Penguins GM confirms Kessel vetoed trade to Wild for Zucker

Phil Kessel remains with the Penguins, while Jason Zucker remains with the Wild. Whether that is the case two weeks from now remains to be seen.


'Unfortunate' that Zucker trade talks became public, Fenton says

'Unfortunate' that Zucker trade talks became public, Fenton says

Wild GM Paul Fenton said that Jason Zucker is "going to be part of our process going forward." But could that change? "Yeah, it can change with everybody," Fenton said.


Decimation of Warriors changes landscape of Western Conference

Decimation of Warriors changes landscape of Western Conference

With all of the uncertainty surrounding Golden State, the 2019-20 conference race is in a state that should have an impact of teams that are both contenders and rebuilding.


Cold-blooded question: Is keeping the Vikings together a good thing?

Cold-blooded question: Is keeping the Vikings together a good thing?

Has sentimentality and familiarity played too much of a role in the Vikings’ roster construction? Or is there a better path to sustained success?


Blues aren't much different from Wild. How did they win the Cup?

Blues aren't much different from Wild. How did they win the Cup?

The NHL is good at producing unexpected success. But what was it about the Blues that made their season so much different from the Wild's?


Twins get major benefits from 'human element' in Tuesday win

Twins get major benefits from 'human element' in Tuesday win

It’s one thing to think you were wronged. It’s another to go back and see evidence-based data that confirms it. Even the best umpires miss more calls than you may think.


Tributes for Grunewald: She 'packed the impact of 1,000 years into 32'

Tributes for Grunewald: She 'packed the impact of 1,000 years into 32'

Virtually everyone who crossed paths with Gabriele Grunewald was touched her grace, optimism and perseverance in the face of a cancer diagnosis that took her life at age 32.


The state athlete among world's 100 best paid? It's Andrew Wiggins

The state athlete among world's 100 best paid? It's Andrew Wiggins

Nothing will make you feel quite as poor as reading a Forbes list about the rich. In this case, we're talking about the 100 highest-paid athletes worldwide.


Plenty of suspects in Kevin Durant's injury, starting with Durant himself

Plenty of suspects in Kevin Durant's injury, starting with Durant himself

Golden State’s 106-105 victory over Toronto in Game 5 of the NBA Finals was a choose-your-own-narrative affair — much different than choose-your-own-adventure — from start to finish.


Moving past Kimbrel: Five relievers the Twins could target in trades

Moving past Kimbrel: Five relievers the Twins could target in trades

Twins fans seem to be on the verge of a meltdown every time a relief pitcher gets as much as a three-ball count these days.


Eagles gamble with big contract for Wentz

Eagles gamble with big contract for Wentz

The Eagles QB got a four-year extension worth $128 million — including $107.9 million guaranteed.


First place by 9 1/2 games? Twins fans are still worrying, complaining

Twins fans erupts after the Minnesota Twins C.J. Cron (24) 1B hits the third homer in a row against Baltimore Orioles during the 1st Inning.] at Targe

The Twins have now lost two consecutive games at Cleveland, tying for their longest losing streak of the season and keeping them on track to win 108 games. Shouldn't fans be happier?


Could trouble in Houston mean opportunities for the Timberwolves?

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul sits on the court following a play during the second half in Game 6 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff

As much as new Wolves president Gersson Rosas has insisted he will not turn the Wolves into “Houston North," recent developments with the Rockets suggest major change is ahead for that franchise.