Editor | Pro sports

Chris Miller supervises coverage of professional sports teams. He has been at the Star Tribune since 1999 and is a former sports editor of the Duluth News-Tribune and the Mesabi Daily News.

Miller traveled the world as an Army brat before his folks settled in Minnesota. He graduated from Lake City High School and attended University of Minnesota Duluth before getting a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota in 1981. He and his wife, Mary, have six children and live in Lino Lakes. In his spare time ... well ... he has no spare time.


Border Battle with Brewers will open 2021 regular season for Twins

The home opener is Thursday, April 8, against the Seattle Mariners, part of a seven-game homestand that includes four games against the Red Sox.


Smeltzer's workouts led to improved slider

Twins rotation hopeful Devin Smeltzer said working on his slider was a top priority during the layoff, and away from the competition, he felt a lot of improvement.


Vikings' Thielen schools up new virtual receiving partners

With Stefon Diggs traded to Buffalo and the coronavirus pandemic limiting in-person teaching opportunities, the two-time Pro Bowler has been getting online to help teammates, including first-round draft pick Justin Jefferson.


Harris accepts franchise tender, likely will return to Vikings in 2020

Safety Anthony Harris led the league in interceptions, but there had been some speculation he might be traded.


100 years. 100 things. All about Sid Hartman.

1 Sid was born March 15, 1920 at 10:15 a.m. in Minneapolis’ Asbury Methodist Hospital. He had three siblings — Bernice, Harold and Saul. 2…


Twins losing assistant pitching coach Hefner to Mets

The 33-year-old was an advance scout for the Twins before joining the coaching staff last season.


Fred Cox, leading scorer in Vikings history and inventor of Nerf football, dies at 80

Cox, one of 11 players on the rosters of all four Vikings' Super Bowl teams, died at age 80. Bud Grant called him the 'ultimate team player' for all of the things he did beyond kicking.


Wild's Soucy hopes he has shown enough to stick around

Defenseman Greg Pateryn's imminent return leaves the Wild with a decision to make.


Bombas away: Left, center, right. Check out every Twins' home run

The Twins have set a team record for home runs in a season, and this chart shows who hit each of their "bombas" and where they landed.


Big Ten to name Vikings' chief operating officer Kevin Warren commissioner

Kevin Warren played a key role in the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium and the Vikings' training complex in Eagan. The official announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. today.