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Twins sign eight to minor league contracts

The Twins signed eight players to minor-league deals on Wednesday, including former big leaguers Scott Elarton and Jason Lane. Both are attempting to get back to the majors after prolonged absences.

North Dakota St. takes on Wofford on Saturday

The North Dakota St. Bison will face Wofford in the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday. Here's the full schedule of games for this weekend.

Wisconsin headed the Rose Bowl again

The Wisconsin Badgers will head to the Rose Bowl despite finishing third in the Leaders Division this year, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will go to a bowl despite finishing in last in the Legends. Here are the final Big Ten standings of 2012.

Wolves struggling despite return of Kevin Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled as of late, despite the return of star power forward Kevin Love. They've lost four of their past five games since his return, and have dropped to fourth place in the Northwest.

Wolves play back-to-back on the road this weekend

The Timberwolves will play a weekend back-to-back on the road against the Trail Blazers and Warriors, a task that will be much easier with the return of Kevin Love.

Timberwolves fall to Bulls, 87-80

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 87-80 on Saturday night, powered by Nate Robinson's 18 points.

Gophers host Wolverines on Saturday

Minnesota and Michigan open up the Big Ten's Saturday slate.

Vikings lead off Week 8 NFL schedule

The Vikings will lead off the NFL's Week 8 schedule when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

Vikings release injury report but don't practice

The Minnesota Vikings, faced with a short week of preparation for their Thursday night game, released an injury report on Monday despite not actually practicing.

John Carlson likely out vs. Tampa Bay

Vikings tight end John Carlson will likely miss the team's game against the Bucs on Thursday with a concussion.

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