Now 25 years later, taking NBA legends to the Olympics remains an epic and long-serving marketing triumph for basketball.
The Wolves left town for over two weeks on Friday. The players can expect to hear much in that time from Coach Thibodeau on a proper defensive closeout.
Quicken Loans tournament still on 2018 schedule, but there's no listed location. Congressional has bowed out as a future host.
Rivals, promoters and interviewers loved pro wrestling provocateur Bobby (the Brain) Heenan. Fans hated the Weasel. It was the perfect combination.
Former Twins manager Gene Mauch used to call a short losing streak a "snag,'' and another loss on Sunday had the potential to turn a snag into a season-killing slump.
Oscar De La Hoya has had plenty of critics — even if he did much to carry boxing in the 16 years from his gold medal in Barcelona in the summer of 1992, through the 2008 Manny Pacquiao fight.
It has been a season of ill-advised pitching decisions and bad luck for Ryan Pressly. That doesn't change his stuff, which still should play.
Gibson was called key to 2016 season, and he was in a bad sort of way. Now, he's acting like a key to Twins' chance in the American League wild-card mess.
Baseball observers often apply a ridiculous standard for a 'true' No. 1. Realistically, Ervin Santana has been one in 2017 and Jose Berrios is on track to take over.
Last Tuesday, the Millers completed a three-peat with an improbable 11-9 victory accomplished in front of a good crowd.
The trials used to select the Pan Am Games basketball team were held in early April at Williams Arena.
There were reports in Minneapolis newspapers on a 'fracas' between Oliva, Uhlaender and Boswell. Tony O. was asked about it on Friday, and gave some details.
Bartolo Colon was masterful, hysterical and cooler than Cool Hand Luke in seven scoreless innings in Milwaukee.
It was always a mirage that the 2017 Twins were a playoff contender. When Cleveland and Kansas City got hot, this club was done for the year.
Sixty years to the day of 'Hurricane' Bob Hazle's first start for the Milwaukee Braves, Bud Selig will make his Hall of Fame speech.
Stability is a perfectly fine word and quest for Gophers football. It doesn't work for our the new University of Minnesota football coach, though.
John Kundla went from Vern Mikkelsen's coach with the Minneapolis Lakers to a close friend for most of their long lives.
Championships are something to dream about. The Wolves right now are dealing with the reality they have to get back in NBA's competitive mix.
Culture has become the holy word of athletics and business — used so often it's meaningless, even when tossed around by the newest 'old' members of the U's Board of Regents.
We're offering a slice of Americana in Sunday's sports section -- and once again, still photos will bring it to life.