Vikings’ Diggs hits jackpot with new five-year extension
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Stefon Diggs, Vikings receiver (UP ⬆)
Diggs received a big payday Tuesday morning, as he signed a five-year contract worth $72 million that begins next season. The deal makes Diggs one of the top-10 highest-paid receivers in the league. He joins Eric Kendricks and Danielle Hunter as young Vikings stars to ink big five-year deals this offseason. The contract insures key pieces on offense will remain in purple through the 2020 season, including quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Adam Thielen, running back Dalvin Cook, left tackle Riley Reiff and center Pat Elflein.
Thad Levine & Derek Falvey, Twins brass (EVEN ➡ )
The Minnesota Twins brass had one of its busiest trade deadlines ever in the past week, trading away five players to five different teams: infielders Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier and pitchers Lance Lynn, Ryan Pressly and Zach Duke. In return, the Twins received 11 minor-league prospects and Logan Forsythe, a 31-year-old infielder with 807 MLB games under his belt.
Maya Moore, Lynx forward (UP ⬆)
This past weekend, Minnesota Lynx fans at the Target Center were treated to something they’ve seen consistently from Moore: an MVP performance. For the third straight year, Moore was named MVP of the WNBA All-Star game. She poured in 18 points and tallied eight rebounds and six assists in the league’s showcase game, pushing Team Parker past Team Delle Donne.
Mitch Garver, Twins catcher (UP ⬆)
It was an extra saucy Monday night at Target Field, as #GarvSauce delivered a clutch game-winning hit in the ninth inning to help the Twins top Cleveland 5-4. In his last seven games, Garver is hitting .364 with two doubles, one homer, seven RBI and two walks.
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Bobby Shuttleworth, Loons goaltender (DOWN ⬇)
For the first time in franchise history, Minnesota United had a chance to be in the Western Conference playoff picture in July. All the Loons needed to do was earn three points on the road Saturday in Vancouver. But Shuttleworth let Vancouver score the first three goals of the game, deflating MNUFC’s three-game winning streak.