Minnesota Sports News

With 'clean edges' there for Kirk Cousins, the Vikings' QB thrived on play action against the Raiders

Sep 23, 2019

Welcome to our morning-after Vikings blog, where we'll revisit every game by looking at three players who stood out, three concerns for the team, three trends to watch and one big question. Here we go: The play, on an afternoon that presented something cl…

Vikings running game cooks the Raiders all the way through in 34-14 win

Sep 22, 2019

Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison ran for touchdowns as the Vikings had 211 yards rushing and, for the second time playing at home, didn't throw a pass in ther fourth quarter.

Twins ponder how they got damaged goods in Sam Dyson

Sep 23, 2019

According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the Twins want to know whether San Francisco was aware that reliever Sam Dyson had a sore shoulder when the Giants traded him.

Dalvin Cook has become the face of the Vikings

Sep 22, 2019

Dalvin Cook is the Vikings' best player, athlete, stratagem and blemish-obscurer. "We're riding his coattails,'' receiver Adam Thielen said.

Comparison to final home game in 1987 was temporary on Sunday

Sep 23, 2019

Bert Blyleven pitched a complete game to beat Royals and send Twins on division-clinching road trip in 1987. Martin Perez ... well, he didn't.

Vikings defensive line pays tribute to 'Purple People Eaters' with its play

Sep 22, 2019

Sunday's halftime celebration was nice, but the best tribute to the 1969 Vikings came early in the second quarter when a visiting quarterback got spooked by their 2019 counterparts.

Minnesota United fails to clinch playoff berth

Sep 22, 2019

United's next chance to clinch its first MLS playoff spot will come Wednesday, when the Loons host Sporting Kansas City at Allianz Field.

Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes completes recovery from knee surgery

Sep 22, 2019

Hughes played with a knee brace and was a little rusty, but hadn't been in a game for 11 months.

Listen: Breaking down the Vikings' decisive win against the Raiders

Sep 22, 2019

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan exit the Vikings locker room and react to Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders. Kirk Cousins carried out the Vikings' plan well, but questions remain. We also discuss Dalvin Cook's greatness, the defense's de…

Destroying a myth: Twins' formula — lots of homers, few steals — works in October, too

Sep 23, 2019

The Twins are one home run behind the Yankees entering the final week of play — 298 to 297 in the race to see which team will hold the record for most homers in a season, at least for the next 365 days. Minnesota has six games left (the Yankees have just …