Unceasing speculation about Kevin Love's long-term future in Minnesota has been ongoing at least since January 2012, when Love signed a less-than-maximum four-year contract extension with an option to walk away after the third year.In the months that followed, reports emerged that Love wasn't happy ... More >>
One day before the Western Conference All-Star reserves were announced, fans in attendance at the T-Wolves game Wednesday night got a special treat.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio runs K-Love "Love Dial" in awesome new ESPN promo [VIDEO] During a timeout, the team debuted a very cool video meant to promote Ni ... More >>
Excited to wear our new Adidas jersey tomorrow night. Come out to the @targetentermn to see them in person!! pic.twitter.com/WPR1INh6kj-- shabazz muhammad (@phenom15balla) November 27, 2013 One season after the Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team in modern history to wear sleeves, our&nb ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: As pointed out below by commenter lubbadubb, dialing the "Love Dial" billboard number yields a sultry voicemail treat from Ricky himself. Although it's a bit hard to follow the specifics, it definitely sounds like the Spanish heartthrob says something about "naked women" and "hot mi ... More >>
Almost exactly three months ago, Christian Ponder told C.J. that football is his girlfriend. Well, if that's still true, it means he's cheating on his new wife.SEE ALSO: "Ponder's wedding will be the first without a reception" [TOP 10 TWEETS] After no more than four months of dating, Ponder and Stee ... More >>
Yesterday's late-breaking news that Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele are engaged turned Twitter into a forum for Twin Cities media personalities to do their best comedian impressions just in time for happy hour.FROM SEPTEMBER: Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian Ponder about his bereft ... More >>
As Michael Rand notes on his RandBall blog, there are reasons for the U of M to be excited about being selected to play in the December 28 Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston -- "It means a primetime bowl appearance on a Friday night, on ESPN, with no other televised bowl competition" and "It means a c ... More >>
SEE ALSO:- Best Lynx Player - 2012: Seimone AugustusAs the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team prepares to defend its 2008 gold against France on Saturday (3 p.m. CST), one of its players, MN Lynx star Seimone Augustus, bears another distinction.Of 10,000 international athletes competing in the Lon ... More >>
The New Orleans Saints are in big trouble over an illegal bounty system their defensive players and coaches organized and operated from 2009 to 2011.But according to Vikings legend Cris Carter, the Purple weren't strangers to bounties during his playing days, which ended in 2002.In an ESPN interview ... More >>
Jackson looks headed west without ever getting a chance.Tarvaris Jackson, the unproven heir apparent to Brett Favre as Vikings' quarterback, has signed a free-agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to reports out of Seattle.If the rumor's true, it means Jackson, a 2006 Vikings draft ... More >>
After yesterday's commanding 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, our beleaguered Minnesota Twins have won three straight series, and are 9-3 thus far in June. This after taking only three series in the first two full months, and two of them were against a pair of the weakest-hitting clubs i ... More >>
Now that's a low scoring game we can live with.Last night, Francisco Liriano threw the first no-hitter of the 2011 season against the woeful Chicago White Sox. Considering that the Twins have the worst pitching in baseball, this is quite a feat. When you take into account that Liriano enter ... More >>
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At AT&T Center, Inspectors found 18 pounds of expired hot dogs.Do sports concessionaires get distracted by big plays and slack on food safety? ESPN recently looked into stadium eats--from the health inspector's perspective and published highlights from the 2009 reports for MLB, NBA, NHL and N ... More >>
Favre talks to WDAM-TVIt can't be any fun when you're a big shot NFL star and your personal manager tags you as a "drama queen" in a cover story for a national magazine. But that's what Bus Cook said about Brett Favre in the latest edition of Men's Journal. Writer Stephen Rodrick spent time ... More >>
YouTubeNathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Who needs a stronger stomach, competitors or spectators?Controversy is brewing at this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, set for the Fourth of July: News came this week that former champion and competitive-eating rock star Takeru Kobayashi may not ... More >>
Best Mountain Lion QB everThere's a weird Vikings reunion going on west of the Sierra Nevada: Quarterback Daunte Culpepper has just signed a deal to play football under the eye of coach Dennis Green -- for the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a UFL franchise. The first time time those two paired u ... More >>
Brett Favre's ankle bitesThose 40-year-old grandpa joints just ain't what they used to be. ESPN is reporting that the only way Brett Favre could return at QB for the Vikings in the 2010 season is if he has surgery on his left ankle -- the one that took a hammering during the Vikes' heartbrea ... More >>
Three reasons why the Twins' superb start will only gain momentum.
The president correctly picked North Carolina as last year's NCAA champions. This year, he likes Kansas.
WCCO says he is. ESPN baseball writer says he's not.
Jared Allen: "There is one concern, and that's the chafing."
He called Canada a "Third World Country" when it comes to medicine and is campaigning against Obamacare.
The local news media mainstay signs of the radio today, and from his TV anchor slot next December.
An unwelcome delivery at the front door
But where does that leave the Purple?
Favre had X-rays of his right shoulder sent to the Vikings for evaluation, according to an ESPN report.
The Gopher's pedestrian finish didn't damn their NCAA hopes. Here's some initial analysis of the matchup. Get your bracketology on.
And fantasy experts are already hopping over his body.
Apparently math is not among my stronger skill sets. I inadvertently included eight teams in the first set of MLS picks, leaving just six squads to sort through. MLS returns to ESPN tonight with double header featuring New England-Chicago and Los Angeles-San Jose.
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The Vikes' scoring machine sure does look unstoppable. But can the defense get it done come January?