When your team is playing a big game, you can’t let the fact you don’t know the person who owns the home you’re barging into to watch get in the way. Read more →
Check your sports cynicism at the door, people. The girl’s basketball tournament is underway. Read more →
Joe Smith earned $61 million dollars during his playing career, CNBC says. He’s living paycheck to paycheck and has $157,000 in debt. Read more →
It took a Massachusetts school superintendent to do what a girls basketball coach could not: apologize for running up the score in a sectional playoff game.
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Just another Friday night for the Denfield basketball squad. Read more →
As long as his team was playing well — which it has since his trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves — Kevin Love wasn’t likely to be dogged by the type of locker room rumors as he was with the Timberwolves. Those days are over. Read more →
There might well have been a time when two employees of a radio station in Forest City, Iowa (just over the border from Albert Lea, Minn.) would’ve thought twice about saying what they said during a basketball game last Tuesday. Read more →
Johnny Ortiz is trying to believe what people routinely say. If you want something badly enough, you can achieve it. Now it’s up to everybody to give him the break he’s already earned. Read more →
LeBron James, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, took the subway to his hotel when he and his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates arrived in New York to play the Knicks last night.
Guess who ended up being the star of the video James posted on Twitter? Hint: He doesn’t play basketball.
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Andrew Wiggins hit the last-second shot after the Oklahoma City Thunder tied the game with a few seconds to go, an invitation for the Timberewolves of years past to pack it in. Read more →
I am told that a member of the MPR News audience called the newsroom today to scold the organization for not indicating that the Minnesota Lynx are the most successful professional franchise in Minnesota sports history.
At least until this time next year, there’s a good reason for that: they’re not.
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Lynx star and league MVP Sylvia Fowles is making $109,000 this year. If the WNBA paid its players the same share of revenue that the NBA pays, she would be paid $1.2 million. Read more →
If you’ve worked in the cubicle farms of America long enough, you’re probably familiar with the typical memos that come out at firing and layoff time, dripping with passive aggressive, but nothing you can pin the writer down on.
That’s the way the news release went from the Minnesota Timberwolves late Friday announcing they’ve traded Ricky Rubio. Read more →
Royce White, Hopkins native and a former Mr. Basketball in Minnesota who was drafted in the first round of the NBA despite revealing mental health issues, flamed out in his chance at basketball stardom in the pro game. He and Kevin McHale, then the boss of the Houston Rockets, never saw eye to eye and White’s anxiety issues kept him out of games. Read more →
Imani Boyette, a center for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA, was a Candice Wiggins fan when she was growing up, but she is not at all happy with Wiggins’ assertion that she was bullied in her time in the league because she’s straight. Read more →