(Philadelphia, PA) — The Vikings opened up a 17-point third-quarter lead and held on to edge the Eagles 23-21 in Philadelphia. Linval Joseph returned a fumble 62 yards for a touchdown in the first half and Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards and a score. Minnesota snapped a three-game win-less streak to improve to 2-2-and-1. The Vikings

(Minneapolis, MN) — A potential Jimmy Butler trade between the Timberwolves and Heat is no more after the deal fell through. ESPN reports the Heat were going to send guard Josh Richardson to Minnesota and the T’wolves wanted to unload the contract of Gorgui Dieng. Team owners Glen Taylor and Mickey Arison were also involved in trade talks, but nothing could get finalized.

(Ames, IA) — Karl-Anthony Towns was the lone bright spot with 33 points and 12 rebounds as the Timberwolves were blasted by the Bucks 125-107 in preseason action in Ames. Minnesota slipped to 1-and-3. The Wolves close out the exhibition slate on Friday in Milwaukee. The regular season starts one week from Wednesday.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are off the ice until Thursday when the Chicago Blackhawks come to town. Minnesota is 0-1-and-1 to start the season after Saturday’s 2-1 shootout loss to Vegas.

(Collegeville, MN) — College Football Hall of Fame coach John Gagliardi is dead at 91. His family made the announcement on Facebook early yesterday. He coached football at St. John’s for 60 seasons and led college football teams for 64 years overall. He is the all-time victory leader in all divisions, finishing his career in 2012 with 489 victories and 30 conference championships, with national championships in 1963, 1965, 1976, and 2003.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers are still winless in Big Ten play after a 48-31 home loss to Iowa on Saturday. Minnesota slipped to 3-and-2 including 0-and-2 in conference play. The Gophers travel to third-ranked Ohio State this Saturday.

(Undated) — North Dakota State is still perfect on the season after a 56-31 rout of Northern Iowa on Saturday in Cedar Falls. The Bison moved to 5-and-0 on the season including 2-and-0 in MVFC play. NDSU visits Western Illinois this Saturday. Meanwhile, North Dakota is back in action this Saturday hosting Montana after having last week off. UND sits at 3-and-2 and 1-and-1.

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