Terry Rybold

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In Morneau, Pirates acquire a (very) former MVP

The Pirates acquire a former MVP to add punch at first base -- emphasis on "former."<p>If you look at what positions typically provide offense in baseball these days, you'll find first base and right field alternating at the top of the charts with left field close behind. That makes intuitive sense -- …

Morneau carrying a potent bat of late

Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports<p>Justin Morneau will be getting his high-fives elsewhere after 11 seasons in Minnesota.The Pittsburgh Pirates made …

Justin Morneau to Pirates: Twins Trade Star to Pittsburgh for Alex Presley

The Minnesota Twins have traded veteran first baseman Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later or cash, the Pirates announced on Twitter.<p>Evidently, the Pirates aren't content with simply ending their extended streak of seasons …

Vikings WR Jarius Wright passes concussion protocol, but won't play vs. 49ers

The wideout has recovered from a concussion suffered last week, but won't be traveling with the team to San Francisco.<p>Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright has passed NFL concussion protocol. He will still be held out of the team's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, …

Randy Moss is officially an NFL analyst for Fox Sports 1, as part of 'Fox Football Daily'

Scott Fujita, Brian Urlacher and Ronde Barber will also be on the show, but you all know why you're reading this.<p>You're bound to see more than a few "Straight cash, homie" jokes this week, as Randy Moss is back in the public eye.<p>Fox Sports announced something that had been rumored since Friday: …

Adrian Peterson: Accusing me of PEDs is a 'compliment'

MANKATO, Minn.-- Adrian Peterson says he doesn't know which players use human growth hormone, nor does he want to know. But the NFL's reigning MVP is "sure" it happens and looks forward to testing that proves he's clean.<p>"People are trying to get the edge," Peterson told USA TODAY Sports recently at …

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Adrian Peterson: Players using HGH

MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said Friday he is certain that NFL players have used and are using HGH and that he …

Twins catcher leaves Twins to attend birth of twins

In one of the greatest demonstrations of dedication a baseball player has ever made to his team, the Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer left the team on Tuesday night before its matchup with the Angels so he could make it home to Minnesota in time for the birth of his twins.<p>That’s right: Minnesota-born …

Sprint set to bring coverage to 277 NYC subway stations

When it rains, it pours. As anyone who takes Big Apple public transit can tell you, the days of the brief underground reprieve from wireless are mostly behind us -- in many parts of Manhattan, at least. But if you doubted that the rest of the 100-year-old transit system would be getting some love, …

Agnieszka Radwanska responds to Body Issue controversy

Tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska broke her silence about the uproar in her native Poland about her nude photo shoot for <i>ESPN The Magazine’</i>s Body Issue. Earlier this week, Radwanska was dropped from a Catholic youth group for her “immoral behavior.”<p>The following statement was posted Friday on her …

Sprint announces two new guaranteed unlimited packages

Starting from today, Sprint is offering two new totally unlimited plans known as “Unlimited, My Way” and “My All-In”. The differences between the two essentially depends on whether you’re after a family package, or something for your own use.<p>We’ll look at the “Unlimited, My Way” package first, …

Sprint partners with IBM for real-time communication in connected cars

IBM is partnering with Sprint Velocity to “drive connected cars into the future.” The joint endeavor will bring IBM’s data management technology together with Sprint’s connected-car platform to create a faster, smarter in-car communication system.<p>Sprint made the announcement at the MobileBeat event …

Leaked Sprint document shows new Unlimited, My Way and My All-In plans (update: confirmed, launches July 12th)

According to a leaked document provided to <i>PhoneArena</i>, Sprint might be replacing its "Everything" plans with new "Unlimited, My Way" options. At first glance, there looks to be a lot more choices than before, and certainly a bigger benefit to those with additional lines per household. For example, …

T-Mobile CEO: I'm open to deals with Dish, Sprint

T-Mobile CEO John Legere said he'd be open to potential combinations with Dish Network or even rival Sprint.<p>"When I look at the medium to long term, I'm intrigued by Dish's vision," Legere told CNET in an interview Wednesday.<p>T-Mobile is in the midst of a comeback powered by its "Uncarrier" stance …

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Softbank's $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint is complete

Finally, the saga is over. All but a formality once the FCC approved, Softbank has merged with Sprint, and will own about 78 percent of shares in the new Sprint Corporation, while current Sprint equity holders will own about 22 percent. Initially announced last fall, things were suddenly …

More details surface on Sprint's upcoming Unlimited, My Way plans

We just received a few more internal training documents that further explains the new Unlimited plans that Sprint will be launching this coming Friday. Of course, that Sprint Unlimited Guarantee is only available for the "unlimited" part of any plan you sign up for, and it doesn't mean the rate …

Corey Brewer Reportedly Agrees to Terms With Minnesota Timberwolves

Corey Brewer is returning to Minnesota.<p>According to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears, Brewer, after a short stint with the Dallas Mavericks and two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, has agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that drafted him out of Florida in 2007:<p>ESPN's Marc Stein …

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Sprint's acquisition of Clearwire now complete

Now that the shareholders -- as well as the FCC -- have officially given the go-ahead, Sprint has finally wrapped up the final odds and ends regarding its acquisition of Clearwire at a value of $5 per share in cash, and now holds 100 percent ownership of the company. The deal, which was expected to …

With Sprint Deal Nearly Sealed, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son Is Getting Down to Business

With its deal to acquire control of Sprint and Clearwire almost complete, SoftBank head Masayoshi Son is looking forward to delivering on the …

Key Storylines for Minnesota Timberwolves' Summer League Team

For all you basketball junkies who have been depressed since the NBA Finals ended, it's just about that time of year to satisfy your hoops craving. The annual Las Vegas Summer League starts July 12, and the Timberwolves will look to follow up their strong 4-1 showing last season with a championship …

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FCC clears the way for unification of Sprint, Softbank and Clearwire

As expected and predicted, today the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of American mobile company Sprint with Japanese mobile giant Softbank and broadband service company Clearwire. In its conclusion, the FCC writes, "approval of the proposed transactions, subject to the …

Redmond impressive on the mound as Blue Jays dump Twins

In a season where little has gone according to plan, it's perhaps no surprise that the Toronto Blue Jays have found some unlikely heroes.<p>It's too early to put Todd Redmond alongside Munenori Kawasaki, but the right-hander earned some new fans Sunday in Toronto's 11-5 win over the Minnesota …

Watch: Twins 6, Blue Jays 0

Second baseman Brian Dozier drove in four runs and right-hander Mike Pelfrey pitched six shutout innings as the Minnesota Twins snapped a six-game losing streak on Saturday with a 6-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.<p>Dozier was 2-for-4 and hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning as the …