The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
The messages that Matt Cooke sends opposing players are rarely humane. But that's the position he found himself in after Monday night's game in Buffalo, approaching Patrick Kaleta and offering a shoulder of support. The Sabres forward was one day away from a suspension hearing with NHL disciplinaria ... More >>
Matt Cooke sprints towards the offensive zone and pushes his opponent against the boards. After forcing the puck free with his stick, he sneaks unnoticed in front of the goal. All eyes are on his teammate Kyle Brodziak, who fires low. Cooke quickly angles his right skate and deflects the tiny rocket ... More >>
In November, Wild goalie Josh Harding went public with his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. He vowed to continue his NHL career, but the odds looked to be against him sticking around for long -- only one other player saw game action in the pros following an MS diagnosis, and Jordan Sigalet's one-game N ... More >>
St. Paul's newest sports bar, Bullpen Sports Saloon, is settling into its downtown location, after opening in early December. We stopped by for a look around and a bite to eat.
SEE ALSO:-- Twins' equipment staff mega-fails, misspells pitcher Jeff Manship's name on jersey-- T-Wolves to wear Minnesota Muskie throwbacks [PHOTOS]Did you know ESPN employs a uniform blogger? Well, now you do. His name is Paul Lukas, and this week he unveiled his ultimate project -- a ranked coun ... More >>
When Minnesota Wild management did their best Miami Heat impersonation and signed free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98-million contracts last week, the franchise immediately became relevant for the first time in nearly a decade.After years of neglecting them, we here at C ... More >>
Late last month, the NCAA told UND the school "must forfeit competition" unless it scrubs the "hostile and abusive" Fighting Sioux name and Indian head logo from gear worn by athletes, school band members, cheerleaders, dancers, and mascots.UND officials have apparently decided not forfeiting i ... More >>
The University of North Dakota's athletic teams will be known as the Fighting Sioux at least until June, when a referendum may determine whether the school keeps the nickname permanently.But, referendum or not, some of UND's traditional competitors have already had enough of the Fighting Sioux, a ... More >>
The Minnesota Wild's season got off to a mixed start on Saturday. On one hand, the Wild beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2, with a goal apiece for the Wild's new forwards Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley. On the other hand, Pierre-Marc Bouchard showed a pretty ugly side to his game when he slappe ... More >>
Erin Carlyle's cover story on Joe Gustafson is nominated for Story of the Year.The Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists honor the best in journalism from across Minnesota, and we're proud to say that we've been nominated for 23 awards in this year's contest. The 23 no ... More >>
What's your favorite name in sports?
A few ideas to better the event.
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 >>
The land of 10,000 lakes, hockey rinks and ski trails will be well represented in this winter's Olympics.
Does this suggest that Obama won't return to the site of the historic fist bump?
Marian Gaborik signs deal with New York Rangers.
Forget the recount. Drop gloves at center ice and be done with it.
A Joe Sakic chip shot from out front brought the game to an abrupt end.
If you haven't seen Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek's gulp-inducing play from a few days ago, which upended the Wild's Marian Gaborik, you should. Watch the video inside.
Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>
Lots of layoffs. Cheap leases. Empty offices. Welcome to downtown St. Paul.
Primaries could mean a stronger, tougher lineup
Arts funding and the cost of free money
Norm Coleman's glitzy deals have charmed business and the press. But guess who's left holding the bag.