Senior Assistant Sports Editor

Naila-Jean Meyers is the senior assistant sports editor at the Star Tribune. She previously worked at the New York Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Sporting News. 


What to watch for in rhythmic gymnastics at the U.S. championships

The event takes place this week in Minneapolis.


Everything to know about the U.S. Olympic gymnastic trials in Mpls.

Simone Biles, Suni Lee and more of the biggest names in gymnastics are coming to town. Here is everything you need to know from the schedule of events, who is competing, plus how to get tickets or watch from home.


American claims surprise win in World Cup cross-country race

Gus Schumacher, a 23-year-old from Alaska, won the men's 10-kilometer freestyle race at Theodore Wirth Park on Sunday, becoming the first American man to win a World Cup distance event since 1983.


How to watch Diggins ski at the Loppet Cup this weekend

Afton's Jessie Diggins, the leader in the World Cup standings, will compete in front of 30,000 spectators in her home state in races at Theodore Wirth Park on Saturday and Sunday — tickets are nearly impossible to find.


Watch Kirk Cousins channel Magic Mike at NFL awards show

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins performed a musical number at the NFL Honors show for the second year in a row. Last year he sang. Thursday night he danced on his surgically repaired Achilles.


Vikings' 2024 opponents include old friend Rodgers

The 7-10 Vikings finished in third place in the NFC North, meaning they will play the third-place teams in the NFC South, NFC East and AFC East: the Falcons, the Giants and Aaron Rodgers and the Jets.


Three keys to the Vikings' 30-20 loss to the Lions

Sunday's regular season finale turned into a showcase for receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Justin Jefferson. One came out on top on the stat sheet, the other on the scoreboard.


Three keys to the Vikings' 33-10 loss to the Packers

One quarterback who played college football in Utah looked good Sunday. The other did not. That made all the difference in a lopsided outcome.


Three keys to the Vikings' loss to the Lions. (Hint: Think QBs)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff was clean, Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens was not and that made all the difference Sunday.


Three keys to the Vikings' 27-24 overtime loss to the Bengals

Bengals receiver Tee Higgins stole the show from the Bayou Duo, as Cincinnati made explosive plays and the Vikings couldn't make short-yardage ones.