Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.Not all rivalries are created equal. The Rolling Stones versus the Beatles has a differ ... More >>
El-P and Killer Mike with Despot and Kool A.D. Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Friday, July 19, 2013 We of the millennial generation grew up in the golden era of the Dynamic Duo. On wax and on the basketball court, players and artists that could have been superstars in their own right formed partnersh ... More >>
When Brandon Roy signed with the Timberwolves last summer, fans were optimistic. Though the 27-year-old superstar had retired less than a year earlier, citing incurable problems with his degenerative knees, he reportedly looked good while hoopin' with fellow NBA players over the summer and said all ... More >>
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Joe Mauer takes a lot of heat, but as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, he's more than adequately compensated for whatever mental anguish he incurs.With total earnings of $27 million between June 2011 and this month, St. Paul's favorite son is the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, acco ... More >>
Life can be a cruel, cruel journey sometimes.Friday night, Ricky Rubio planted his leg while defending Kobe Bryant, and his left knee buckled. Initially, it looked like Bryant and Rubio had just bumped knees, but concern about Ricky's injury quickly mounted when he couldn't put any weight on his ... More >>
wikiKobe Bryant dispenses wisdom.We got an earful of advice from the Lakers' Kobe Bryant the other night about how the Timberwolves need to hold on to their core stars if they're ever going to amount to something more than a laughing stock. Comenter Malone agrees:
The champs dish on the chumps.
A slow start portends the expected.
Join the fevered pitchThe Beautiful Game is about to draw a worldwide audience the likes of which the NFL can only fantasize about: Thirty-two teams, including the U.S. national squad, converging on South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. (Video after the jump.) You could stay at home and catch ... More >>
Ruminations on the T-Wolves season as the All-Star Game looms.
The Timberwolves are struggling to know themselves; King James drops science.
Everything is strange and new.
The Wolves are almost unwatchable but March Madness is still the beer pong of basketball.
This team might be cursed with foul luck and poor talent but at least Ryan Gomes knows what he's doing.
How far away are we from running naked through the streets and flipping cars? A look at our sporting chances to stand atop an athletic zenith.
The West beats the East 275-193. Shaq and Kobe fall in love all over again.
Those teams are great at basketball; the Wolves, less so.
Since when could the Wolves hold their opponents to fewer than 90 points a game?
How can a coach promise high hopes and low expectations at the same time?
When you've got swagger, you look like a winner. When you don't, you look like the Wolves.
The Lakers drown the Wolves' hopes
"Those other guys" shoot the Lakers into a 2-1 series lead
The Lakers bring the big top to Minnesota
God created the world in six days, so why does it take eight weeks to pick an NBA champion: A City Pages dialogue
Jack Black touches kids' souls, Martina McBride touches a nerve, and Kobe Bryant touches the ladies
Rasho and Wally are missing in action
It's the Wolves, not the Lakers, who refuse to lose
Game 2 offers a ray of hope for the suddenly explosive Wolves
It's the Lakers...
No matter what happens in the playoffs, KG is having a season for the ages
Call it MVP exhibit #429 or so
Minneapolis's Spymob hook up with N*E*R*D*
Of Shots, Roles, and Team Dysfunction
Some props before the playoffs