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Gardenhire barreling toward 6th straight 90-loss season as manager

Gardenhire barreling toward 6th straight 90-loss season as manager

For the first nine seasons of Ron Gardenhire’s managerial career, he could do very little wrong in the regular season. Then things started falling apart.


How will Guerin use analytics? Perhaps Zucker's case provides clues

How will Guerin use analytics? Perhaps Zucker's case provides clues

It will be interesting to see how and if data are incorporated by Bill Guerin as he tries to undo some of the damage from the last 15 months.


Bullpen angst? Cleveland fans feel pain after another blown save

Bullpen angst? Cleveland fans feel pain after another blown save

When the top reliever in the best bullpen struggles, things get ugly on social media. That's the story right now in Cleveland with closer Brad Hand.


Who's No. 1? Ranking playing careers of Minnesota's pro sports bosses

Who's No. 1? Ranking playing careers of Minnesota's pro sports bosses

Bill Guerin was named the fourth general manager in Wild history on Wednesday, and in the process he joined an impressive club


Cunningham, Keenum, Favre: Can Cousins be next to have top season here?

Cunningham, Keenum, Favre: Can Cousins be next to have top season here?

Randall Cunningham and Case Keenum had the best seasons of their careers during the short time they spent with the Vikings. Will that be the Kirk Cousins story in 2019?


Outtakes: Favre trying to rip his own tendon and Longwell's regret

Outtakes: Favre trying to rip his own tendon and Longwell's regret

When you get a bunch of football guys telling stories from 10 years ago about one of the biggest things that has happened in local sports history, there really isn’t an “off” switch.


Three years after injury, Teddy Bridgewater's future still unclear

Three years after injury, Teddy Bridgewater's future still unclear

While he’s made remarkable progress just to get back on the field, Teddy Bridgewater had a disappointing preseason showing against the Chargers over the weekend.


Puckett, Oliva, Carew, Boggs, Ichiro ... and Luis Arraez?

Puckett, Oliva, Carew, Boggs, Ichiro ... and Luis Arraez?

Arraez's numbers this season would be exceptional for just about anyone, but they are borderline ridiculous for a 22-year-old rookie:


Aaron Rodgers is probably still elite, but he's tired of 'fake news'

Aaron Rodgers is probably still elite, but he's tired of 'fake news'

It’s clear that negative coverage bothers the Packers quarterback, which probably isn’t going to help him avoid more of it.


Iowa, baby, Iowa: Legal sports betting begins across the border today

Iowa, baby, Iowa: Legal sports betting begins across the border today

Sports wagering in the United States is not a new concept. The legal expansion of it, however, is still quite fresh. And now it'll be within a day-trip from the Twin Cities.


First Twins pennant race of Twitter era a wild ride -- and new normal

First Twins pennant race of Twitter era a wild ride -- and new normal

Giving fans information that makes them smarter and more opinionated about strategy, combined with a platform that unfolds in real time, makes for a social media thrill ride.


Disappearing act: Wolves will be hard to find on national TV this season

Disappearing act: Wolves will be hard to find on national TV this season

Last season, when expectations were high for the Wolves, they were scheduled on ESPN, TNT and ABC 13 times. This season, you can circle Jan. 24 for their only such appearance.


Five brutal losses in last month that dropped the Twins to second place

Five brutal losses in last month that dropped the Twins to second place

The Twins haven’t played that poorly overall since vaulting to a 40-18 start and an 11.5-game lead in the division. But they have also done themselves few favors since the All-Star break.


A mess of their own making: The Vikings and their kicking game

Minnesota Vikings' newly acquired punter/kicker Kaare Vedvik (7). ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ¥ cgonzalez@startribune.com Ð Eagan, MN Ð August 12, 2019, TCO

Kaare Vedvik might turn out to be great, or it might just be one more failed attempt at chasing greatness — one that probably could have been avoided a year ago.


Standoff between FSN and providers is frustrating many Twins fans

Standoff between FSN and providers is frustrating many Twins fans

These dust-ups have happened in the past, but what makes this one particularly frustrating and damaging is that there doesn’t appear to be any compromise in sight.


How would you grade the Twins' TV announcers?

How would you grade the Twins' TV announcers?

The web site Awful Announcing is back with its annual question: How would you rank the local broadcast crews for all 30 MLB teams? So how did the Twins do?


United's run to Open Cup final fuels new era of Minnesota soccer

United's run to Open Cup final fuels new era of Minnesota soccer

Minnesota United has captured a major league-level fan base in its first two years. Now, in a new stadium, the Loons are playing like they deserve every one of those supporters.


Vikings have gotten older in a hurry. What does that tell us?

Vikings have gotten older in a hurry. What does that tell us?

Lacking players under 25 doesn’t necessarily mean a roster is old. Rather it means that in the case of a good roster, at least, there are a lot of players in their prime who possibly have played together for a while.


Packers playing Raiders in Winnipeg (and nobody wants to go)

Packers playing Raiders in Winnipeg (and nobody wants to go)

The game is on pace to draw fewer than 9,000 fans, according to a social media post from a Canadian journalist. The ticket prices aren't helping.


Sign of the times: NFL star Antonio Brown's ugly, injured feet explained

Sign of the times: NFL star Antonio Brown's ugly, injured feet explained

The blistered feet that have kept Antonio Brown from working out with his new team, the Oakland Raiders, came as the result of a cryotherapy session gone bad.