The Minnesota Vikings placed running back Latavius Murray on the physically unable to perform list on Monday as training camp got underway. Murray, 27, is still recovering from offseason right ankle surgery. He reported to camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato. Murray spent the past four seasons playing for the Oakland Raiders before signing a three-year, $15 million deal -- $8.55 million guaranteed -- with Minnesota as a free agent. He missed all of spring drills following his March 22 ankle surgery.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and young star Andrew Wiggins are closing in on a five-year, $148 million contract extension. Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed the discussions during a press conference to introduce new acquisition Jamal Crawford. "We're working on it right now," Thibodeau said. Wiggins has one season remaining on his rookie deal. The extension would begin in 2018-19 and he would make $25.5 million that season, according to published reports.
MINNEAPOLIS—Houston dominated the statistics everywhere but the scoreboard as the Dynamo and Minnesota United FC played to a scoreless draw Wednesday in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. Houston defender A.J. DeLaGarza cleared a shot by Minnesota United FC's Kevin Molina off the line in the 54th minute to save the point for the Dynamo (8-7-5). Houston is 0-7-3 on the road.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Sano homered as part of a six-run second inning, Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh and the Minnesota Twins sent the New York Yankees to another series loss with a 6-1 win on Wednesday. Sano's three-run homer capped the big inning against New York starter Jordan Montgomery (6-5) and allowed Minnesota to overshadow the arrival Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees. The three were acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a trade late Tuesday night and arrived at Target Field in the early innings.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Ownership, coaches, players, fans and we so-called experts aren't quite sure what to make of the Minnesota Vikings as they head an hour south for their 52nd and final training camp in Mankato, Minn. "Expectations?" said head coach Mike Zimmer. "I don't address (outside) expectations. I just talk to them about getting better every day."
MINNEAPOLIS -- Didi Gregorius had three hits, including a two-run homer in a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees spoiled Bartolo Colon's Minnesota debut in a 6-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday. Ronald Torreyes added three hits for New York. Aaron Judge had two hits, a walk, two runs and an RBI, and Gary Sanchez added two hits and two RBIs for the Yankees, who have won 11 of their past 14 games against Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Escobar's pinch-hit single snapped a tie in the eighth inning and Eddie Rosario followed with an RBI single as the Minnesota Twins held on for a 4-2 win against the New York Yankees Monday. Rosario had two hits and drove in two runs for Minnesota, which has struggled mightily against New York for years and beat the Yankees for the seventh time in 26 all-time meetings at Target Field.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who underwent eight eye surgeries since November to restore vision, is ready to get on an airplane again. The 61-year-old Zimmer has been medically cleared to resume air travel and will fly back toMinnesota this week to get ready for training camp, a person with direct knowledge told Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press.
The NBA Board of Governors approved a rule to decrease the number of timeouts per game in an effort to speed up the game for next season. The league announced Wednesday that the Board of Governors unanimously approved rules changes pertaining to timeout format and procedures for administrating free throws and halftime.
MIAMI -- Robinson Cano led off the top of the 10th inning with a solo homer, lifting the American League to a 2-1 win over the National League on Tuesday night in the 88th All-Star Game and the first one at Marlins Park. Facing Chicago Cubs reliever Wade Davis, the Seattle Mariners second baseman pulled a 1-1 pitch for a line shot over the fence in right. Davis, who has allowed a total of one homer in 76 appearances the past two years, got beat on a low breaking ball.