These are the best days in the history of Minnesota sports
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For the first time in a long time, the Minnesota Vikings gave fans joy instead of pain in January. Immediately dubbed the “Minneapolis Miracle” by KFAN play-by-play broadcaster Paul Allen,  Stefon Diggs soared for Case Keenum’s Hail Mary pass on a play called “Seven Heaven” and ran it in for a 61-yard touchdown with no time left on the clock. But the Vikings weren’t the only team in Minnesota playing big games in January. Both the Wild and Timberwolves were...

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Monday, 15 January 2018
Is Tyus Jones making Jeff Teague expendable?
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The Minnesota Timberwolves dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers at Target Center on Monday night with local product Tyus Jones starting at point guard in place of the injured Jeff Teague. The Wolves led by as many as 41 points, as Jimmy Butler shut down LeBron James for his seventh straight win against James’s teams. It resulted in James’s worst plus-minus of his career (-39) and lowest-scoring game in a decade. Not a single Cavs starter had a positive plus-minus in the...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018
At season’s midpoint, Minnesota Wild are finally healthy
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The Minnesota Wild have already weathered multiple storms in their 2017-18 National Hockey League season, and NHL teams should be afraid — very afraid — because the Wild are finally healthy. Wild Weathering Storms Minnesota opened the season playing a schedule that didn’t allow players to get their legs under them. Playing once every four or five days to start the season not only stunted the Wild’s collective rhythm on both sides of the puck, but likely contributed to injuries....

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Friday, 05 January 2018
Minnesota Wild get biggest wins of wild season
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After needing a shootout to beat the Central’s worst team, Colorado, at home just over a week ago, and allowing 13 goals over their next two games, the Minnesota Wild got their two biggest wins of their wild season over two of the Western Conference’s best teams. Wild Now vs. Then The Wild squad on Saturday was better than the team that was eliminated by the Blues in the playoffs last season, despite Zach Parise’s absence — and the Wild...

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Monday, 04 December 2017
Vikings’ stadium experience best ever
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I’ve been to plenty of stadiums. I’ve been to Miller Park — a dump in a bad part of Milwaukee. I’ve been to the Metrodome — a terrible place to watch baseball but loud and fun nonetheless. I’ve been to Safeco Field — a beautiful, quaint place to watch baseball as long as the roof is open. I’ve been to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City — a beautifully vast stadium. I’ve been to Fenway Park, which makes me feel spoiled...

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Monday, 20 November 2017
Twins’ history shouldn’t prevent Shohei Ohtani pursuit
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The Minnesota Twins’ poor history of scouting and signing Asian players shouldn’t prevent them from offering the Nippon Ham Fighters the $20-million maximum posting fee for a chance to negotiate a contract with pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani. The Twins’ Bad History with Asian Hitters Twins scouts have dropped the ball in Asia, resulting in the firing of their international scouting director. They’ve been paying ByungHo Park $3 million annually to play mostly minor league games, and they’ll do so for the...

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Monday, 13 November 2017
2018 NFL Playoff picture developing
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There were plenty of NFL teams that made playoff statements in Week 9 — some good, some bad. No team made a bigger statement than Philadelphia, though. The NFC road to the Super Bowl will go through Philadelphia The Eagles (8-1) have been fantastic and should end up the top playoff seed in the NFC. The rest of Philadelphia’s schedule isn’t easy, with two games against Dallas, one at Seattle and one at the Rams. But with eight wins already...

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Monday, 06 November 2017
5 takeaways from the Astros’ World Series win
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In a season that took 2,468 games to decide a champion, it might seem foolish to base any conclusions on the result of one game. But no game is more important and, therefore, more revealing, than a World Series Game 7. So here’s five takeaways from the Astros’ World Series win. 1) Veterans and small ball still win championships The Astros took the lead in the first inning of Game 7 with a leadoff double followed by an error by...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017
Never a better time to see the Timberwolves at Target Center
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If you’ve driven near downtown Minneapolis lately, you’ve surely noticed how different (and better) Target Center looks on the outside. Target’s mascot Bullseye looks much more at home shaking his tail on the north side of Target Center overlooking Target Field. But it’s what’s inside Target Center that makes the new Minnesota Timberwolves experience worth every penny. The Product There has never been a Timberwolves team with so much potential. What head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Molitor not best manager when it mattered most
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Target Field staff played a delayed feed of the national anthem on the Jumbotron while Brian Dozier homered to open the game and Eddie Rosario followed it with a two-run dinger, but despite missing nearly all the action, and the game becoming predictably uncompetitive, I still think the world needs more one-game playoffs. The Minnesota Twins were the David to the Goliaths of the Major League Baseball Playoffs. ESPN’s Sports Nation staff ranked Minnesota’s roster last amongst the MLB playoff...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017
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