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.


Brown, Fowles lead Lynx past Indiana 87-80, move to 5-1

Lexie Brown had 26 points and Sylvia Fowles 21 as Minnesota improved to 5-1 with its fourth straight win.


Historic start for Lynx's Carleton came with biggest fans watching

Bridget Carleton became just the third WNBA player in the last 20 years to get at least 25 points and five rebounds in her first career start


Sims joins Lynx in Florida, could play in a week

Odyssey Sims, an All-Star last season who gave birth to a son in April, flew from Texas to Florida on Sunday. WNBA rules designed to control the spread of the coronavirus required her to quarantine for four nights.


Fowles sits out but Lynx cruise to victory over New York, move to 4-1

Sylvia Fowles missed Wednesday's game but replacement Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points.The Lynx opened the second half on a 22-3 run and it led to a 92-66 victory over winless New York.


Rookie Dangerfield is next UConn player to step up for Lynx

Lynx rookie guard Crystal Dangerfield has shown the maturity former University of Connecticut players are known for and the Lynx have come to expect.


Reeve wonders if WNBA players can sustain grueling schedule

The Lynx opened with four games in seven days. After three days without a game they'll start a stretch of six games in 11 days on Wednesday.


Lynx rookie Dangerfield provides 'spark' for another win over Sun

Crystal Dangerfield on Saturday was the catalyst for the Lynx. She scored 11 of the Lynx's 26 points in the third quarter, including a three-pointer that gave Minnesota its first lead.


Reeve has plenty to like about Lynx after 2-1 start

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is happy with where her team is at while knowing there is still a lot for her team to work on.


Rookies play big role as revamped Lynx survive wild ending to win

Rookies Mikiah Herbert Harrigan and Crystal Dangerfield may not have been expecting to play much. But both filled crucial and needed roles as the Lynx held off Chicago.


'Not a great day for us': Lynx captain Christmas-Kelly out for season

Karima Christmas-Kelly, who had played only six games in each of the two previous seasons, ruptured her Achilles tendon during Minnesota's loss to Seattle on Tuesday night.