The NBA not about trying to win tonight's game. It's about interpersonal relationships. It's about players with $150 million contracts being placed in the role of martyrs
Winning seven batting titles was a challenge. What had made him a tougher out is survival after a massive heart attack in September 2015.
James has been two years for this chance. It only took Cuban defector Morrell two pro bouts to get a similar shot.
The Twins' Jorge Polanco, the American League's incumbent All-Star shortstop, has called Tony Fernandez his "idol.'' That gives you a snapshot of the lasting power of the Fernandez' legend.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka came to Twins as a mystery in 2011 and left before his contract expired. Kenta Maeda arrives with a big-league track record and as much-needed starter.
Phil Roof was 20-year-old neophyte walking through Milwaukee Braves' bullpen when he almost tripped over a prone teammate. What was Charlie Lau doing? You guessed it.
Butler's on quite a run. His team's 34-15, he's an All-Star again, and then he had the chance to read Karl-Anthony Towns talking about being "disrespected."
Fifty years after Hank Stram became Minnesota's No. 1 sports villain, there are qualities with these Chiefs that allow us to approve of their second Super Bowl title.
When it comes to kids, boys are terrific, and girls are the best. This is a secret better learned late than never.
Patrick Reusse's youthful exuberance for Gophers football was sparked by being an eyewitness to a kickoff return for a touchdown in 1954. His fascination with LSU football also involved a kick return.
Kevin Stefanski's hire carries as much "recency'' momentum to Cleveland as Matt Patricia's did to Detroit after 2018 Super Bowl.
If there's a significant advantage for '87 Vikings, it would be the offensive line -- starting with Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman at left tackle.
Coach Jimmy Burrow was part of Craig Bohl's first staff at North Dakota State, and his Nerf-ball-throwing son Joe often showed his burgeoning athletic skills around the football office.
Green Bay needs a second loss. Fleck is 100% responsible only in words, not in specifics. And the Twins should spend their money on the planet's most professional hitter.
Fired GM Paul Fenton still gets bashed as easily at Xcel Energy Center as Tom Thibodeau does at Target Center. But there is one defense for the small return on Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter.
Vonleh was backup center at season's start. Dieng has gotten a share of that duty lately, and Vonleh had first two DNPs vs. Jazz.
There are a couple of notations required in the Gophers' best start (9-0) since 1904 narrative -- including Bernie Bierman's four national champions that only played eight games.
Jim Beattie died this week at age 77. He was a 6-foot-9 heavyweight boxer and had one of the most interesting stories you could find among Minnesota athletes of the past 60 years.
This battle of November unbeatens is contender for biggest Gophers' home game since No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 3 Minnesota in 1960. What's missing is an update on the hay.
Daily newspapers from MLB cities stopped covering the World Series with a reporter a number of years ago. And how can you blame them?