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.


Wolves introduce top pick Culver, sign Naz Reid to multiyear deal

A month after the NBA draft, it was finally time to meet the new guys.


Lynx 'run out of the gym' by fast-paced Storm

Poor defense put the Lynx in a hole they couldn't climb out of despite a fourth quarter rally to within one point. "I don't have a lot of nice things to say about our defense," coach Cheryl Reeve said.


'Angry Syl.' Relentless, loud Fowles fuels Lynx's resurgence

Nicknamed 'Mama Syl' by her Lynx teammates, Fowles has always been more comfortable nurturing than nagging. But the team's early season struggles led her to a new role.


Sims and Fowles selected as WNBA All-Star reserves

The Lynx — currently 10-7 and fourth in the league — will send guard Odyssey Sims and center Sylvia Fowles to the WNBA All-Star Game on July 27 in Las Vegas.


Fowles breaks WNBA record, dominates Griner in Lynx win

All five Lynx starters scored in double-figures, but it was center Sylvia Fowles who received the loudest cheers of the evening for her work against Phoenix.


Lynx waive Alaina Coates, bringing back Cecilia Zandalasini

The team has decided to bring back Zandalasini, the sharp-shooting Italian who recently competed in the EuroBasket tournament, even though she's injured.


Fagbenle returns to Lynx in time for push to All-Star break

Temi Fagbenle is back from the EuroBasket tournament, and she's needed by the Lynx.


Rising Lynx rookie Napheesa Collier returns to Connecticut

The first-round draft pick is the latest Huskies product to land with the Lynx.


Lynx score runaway victory over Atlanta; Talbot scores career-high 24

The Lynx held the Dream to one field goal over the final 3:54 of the second quarter, then took over to breeze to victory.


Rash of injuries leaves Lynx scrambling to patch holes

Forward Karima Christmas-Kelly will be out for the season after knee surgery Tuesday.