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 →
There are two girls on the co-ed squad and when the CYO found out, it said the girls played ‘illegally.’
When the kids took the floor against the lineup from St. Bartholomew the Apostle, the refs were told not to work the game. No girls! Read more →
Perhaps it’s only coincidence that the Minnesota coaches association announcement came days after the owner of the Mr. Basketball award in the state found himself in hot water for anti-Muslim tweets, but the association has made the right decision in announcing a statewide award in honor of a man who would do no such thing.
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Ogilvie, Minn., (pop. 361) has the same problem a lot of small school districts have when it comes to high school sports. There just aren’t enough kids to field competitive teams. Read more →
This just in from MPR’s Department of Gross.
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