Kent Youngblood | Star Tribune
Reporter | Pro Sports

Kent Youngblood has covered sports for the Star Tribune for more than 20 years.

Youngblood covered the Vikings in two NFC title games, Gophers football in two bowl games, both the Wild and Wolves in conference championship series and three Lynx WNBA champions.He has been writing about sports for nearly three decades, including several years in Wisconsin covering the Green Bay Packers, including two trips to the Super Bowl.


Lynx hope to fill needs in Wednesday's WNBA draft

Minnesota's first pick is No. 6 in the first round.


Charity work brings Wolves together

Events recently hold special meaning for players Dieng, Jones.


Wade has fond memories of his limited times in Minnesota

In 2003, Dwyane Wade took a quantum leap at the Metrodome while helping Marquette into the Final Four.


Wolves squeak out victory over Wade-led Miami

Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 24 points but his last-second three-point attempt bounced off the rim, preserving a Timberwolves home win.


Wolves dig deeper (as in digging a deeper hole in loss to Blazers)

Down 19 points in the second quarter but up three entering the fourth, the Wolves faded to a 132-122 loss to Portland. "Feels like Groundhog Day right now,'' Ryan Saunders said.


Covington has knee surgery to discover source of swelling

The forward already had missed 40 consecutive games since suffering a bone bruise Dec. 31 at New Orleans.


Gophers' Bell named All-America honorable mention again

The senior guard averaged 19.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists this season.


Ex-player Pierson returns to Lynx as assistant coach

Plenette Pierson was with the Lynx in 2017 when they won their most recent WNBA title.


Sideline play helps Wolves nip Golden State 131-130 in OT

Karl-Anthony Towns had a rough night, but drew a late foul and sank the game-winning free throws with under a second remaining in overtime.


Another night of weak defense costs Wolves in loss to Clippers

Los Angeles scored 42 points in the first quarter and clinched a playoff spot. The Wolves That lack of defensive intensity "has been the story of a number of games," interim coach Ryan Saunders said.