The most pressing question surrounding your 2014 Minnesota Twins, after three consecutive seasons with more than 95 losses, is: Things can't get worse, can they? The general feeling in the off-season among most die-hard supporters and close observers was, "Of course not." Certainly not all the piec ... More >>
Today, NBA player Jason Collins became the first major male professional athlete to come out of the closet.SEE ALSO: Torii Hunter: It would be "difficult and uncomfortable" to play with gay teammate In a Sports Illustrated cover feature, Collins, a 14-year veteran who spent the 2008-09 season with t ... More >>
Just days after having surgery to repair her torn ACL and MCL ligaments, Lindsey Vonn posted a photo of her injured right leg on social media.SEE ALSO: Lindsey Vonn exposes almost everything in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue And suffice it to say that if you're in the middle of breakfast, you mig ... More >>
Put simply, Adrian Peterson's comeback has been one of the year's best sports stories. In the span of 10 months, AP went from spending New Year's Eve in a hospital bed following knee surgery to slapping little kids in the face after ridiculous TD runs.SEE ALSO: "Ponder's wedding will be the first wi ... More >>
According to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch, Vikings QB Christian Ponder and ESPN college football sideline reporter Samantha Steele are engaged.SEE ALSO: Christian Ponder apologizes to Matt Kalil for suggesting he has hemorrhoids on TwitterThat means the devoutly Christian QB named Christian ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- MSP Airport is the best in the whole country, flyers sayFor four to five years, the lack of free wireless access at MSP Airport has been travelers' top complaint. Turns out, they ranted enough that the Metropolitan Airports Commission listened.
"Doughboy" makes for unlikely basketball star
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Brett Favre: Times change.Piling on, or maybe not wanting to be outdone by the likes of Deadspin and TMZ, Sports Illustrated has officially fallen madly out of love with Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. The striptease-quality moments that led to his return in August. The penis pictures. The ... More >>
At least one 40-year-old jock in this town is producing.
Jim Thome defies the Sports Illustrated cover jinx -- so far.So much for the Sports Illustrated jinx. The day after word spread that Jim Thome was the subject of this week's SI cover story, he slammed career home run No. 589, and No. 25 for the season, as the Twins claimed the American Leag ... More >>
Jim Thome and Target Field star on the new cover of Sports Illustrated.Jim Thome and Target Field are the stars of the latest Sports Illustrated cover, in a beautiful wide shot capturing the leftie DH downtown on his home turf. Now let's just hope the SI cover jinx doesn't hold true, as the ... More >>
Brett Favre and Co. get little love from the national press.First Sports Illustrated, and now ESPN are both predicting a grim season for the Vikings. Thanks you guys. Didn't you know that Brett Favre is going to ride to the rescue before he rides off into the sunset? Guess not.
Sports Illustrated favors the Packers for NFC champs.The Minnesota Vikings and its loyal fans may be excited about the prospect of Brett Favre returning to helm the team, but Sports Illustrated hasn't given into the hype. It's predecting the Green Bay Packers will be NFC champs, and QB Aaron ... More >>
Give this man an awardWhat say you, Vikings fans? Should there be a "new individual honor in the NFL. We're calling it the MV non-QB P -- the most valuable player who doesn't play quarterback." That's what Kerry J. Byrne is saying at Sports Illustrated. And if such an award actually existe ... More >>
Photo: GoldbergGetting our man onDamn. We're not as manly as Milwaukee, so we'll let you notch one up there, cheese heads. But Minneapolis still broke the Top 20 in Sperling's annual "America's Manliest Cities" survey. The biggest hunk of American manhood can evidently be found in Nashville, ... 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 >>
The Apple Valley native couldn't resist taking a shot at golfer and serial philanderer Tiger Woods' marital problems.
If she doesn't compete, there are still plenty of Minnesotans to cheer on at the games.
This ought to silence those Germans who whined about her weight.
Thomson Reuters bought Super Lawyers, but the local law mag didn't make the cut.
He brings with him two decades of media business experience at Time, Inc., as well as a more recent specialty: media mergers and acquisitions.
And offers the most Epic Comment in the history of media pissing matches.
Eden Prairie High School listed as No. 9 in national rankings.
Walk softly. Carry a sweet stick. Keep the Red Sox away.
Win two of their next three and Tubby & Crew make a fine case for March Madness. Tomorrow's showdown with Wisconsin looms huge.
No, not your living room. We're talking sports bars, with cheap beer and giant HD TVs!
Beaucoup new posts du jour at Balls!, more tales of oddly behaved criminals, and Al Franken talks to the NYT. Additional shimmering links from all around the Internet inside.
On a few rare copies of the latest Sports Illustrated, Favre actually sheds a tear.
We've all had it happen. Your best buddy in elementary school moves away. There are vows to stay in touch, addresses exchanged, pictures taken. Then... bupkiss, nada, end of story. In a recent Sports Illustrated interview, former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss bemoaned the loss of his close relati ... More >>
In baseball's new era, steroids are mainly the province of the marginal and the desperate 1: It's not the front-line sluggers who are using steroids these days; it's the marginal talent on major league rosters and their minor league affiliates--the guys who have the least to lose and the most incent ... More >>
The online sports press is gushing about the Vikings top two picks in the first round of yesterday's NFL draft. CBS Sportsline.com's senior football writer Pete Prisco hands out his only A grade to Scott Studwell and the other Purple People Drafters. ESPN.com's pigskin guru John Clayton cites the V ... More >>
Opening pitch is less than an hour away for the Twinkies, so it seems like the only time to note the remarkable pre-season hype bestowed upon the team. Just two months ago, Peter Gammons was on Sportscenter saying the number three story of the season--behind the Yankees-Sox rivalry and the steroid ... More >>
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
While the XFL aims for the slick fringes of entertainment, its antics fall in the muddy middle of the field
After winning them a third Pulitzer, George Dohrmann is leaving the St. Paul Pioneer Press
Former Fillies center Tonyus Chavers watches from the sidelines as women's pro basketball hits the jackpot
Wrestling with the popularity of our most incredible--and most American--sport
In the promotion and growing success of women's golf, lesbians have always played a part. But only two female pros have come out as gay in the '90s, and local lesbian golfers are careful not to rock the boat for recognition.
How sports are wrecking schools.