Rachel Blount | Star Tribune
Reporter/Columnist | Sports

Rachel Blount is a sports and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.


Wild, Whitecaps announce alliance

The NHL team will assist the NWHL team with marketing, promotions and practice rink hosting.


Lynx ignoring jammed-up standings as they open rugged schedule stretch

The Lynx have one of the WNBA's toughest remaining schedules, reducing the margin of error for a team that has struggled to find its footing.


Chicago Sky sharpshooter Quigley's perseverance pays off

Former castoff Allie Quigley honored her late father with on-target shooting in Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game and the three-point contest


WNBA president wants to see players paid more

WNBA president Lisa Borders said she wants to see the league's players paid more, adding that both the fans and the league are responsible for making that happen.


St. Paul-based Whitecaps announce 16-game hockey schedule

The newest NWHL team also signed American standout Kendall Coyne Schofield.


After playing careers end, WNBA stars must get about their business

The average career in the WNBA is only 3½ years, and 2018 salaries range from about $41,000 to $115,500. Having a plan for life after basketball is a message spread by the league's veterans.


Kerley finally returns to top of X Games BMX Street podium

Chad Kerley conquered pressure, dethroned BMX Street champ.


Former U women's hockey star will share Whitecaps coaching duties

Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt, the former head coach at Breck School, will coach the NWHL team along with Jack Brodt. Robb Stauber, head coach of the gold-medal winning U.S. women's team, said he "decided not to take the job."


AD Coyle offers glowing report on Gophers athletics progress

Gophers AD Mark Coyle on Wednesday briefed the U of M Board of Regents about athletic and academic achievements. "It's nice when you have good news to tell," he said.


Whitecaps to play home games at Wild's practice rink

The NWHL's newest team has a new home. The TRIA Rink in St. Paul can hold 1,200 fans.