Good Question: Are Athletes Born Or Built?After watching Venus and Serena Williams battle out a great tennis match Tuesday night, you have to wonder: How can two sisters be so good? How much is genetics and how much is practice?
The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. SportsCompetitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we're taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.
No More Welcome Mat For Private School AthletesDozens of teenagers who used to be welcome to play sports at Minneapolis Public Schools have now been kicked off their teams, and it's not because they misbehaved or played poorly.
Land O'Lakes Gives $25 Million To University Of Minnesota The University of Minnesota will receive $25 million in donations and sponsorships from Land O'Lakes to support academic and athletic programs. The Arden Hills-based cooperative announced the commitment Tuesday.
Twins Fall To Norris, Athletics 7-4 In 11th Inning Phil Hughes picked the Minnesota Twins for the change of scenery. The new home ballpark alone won't reverse the results of last season. Hughes gave up four runs off four hits and two walks in the first inning of Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics. He needed 40 pitches to get the first out of his poor opening inning at Target Field, damage that a tying rally by the Twins in the ninth couldn't overcome.
Lou Nanne To Lead Gophers Sports FundraisingFormer University of Minnesota hockey star Lou Nanne, now a prominent Gophers booster, has been picked to lead the school's fundraising campaign for enhanced athletic facilities. The university announced the news on Monday. With a separate practice building for the men's and women's basketball teams at the top of the list, the Gophers are pursuing $190 million in private money to upgrade their sports programs. Football practice facility renovation is also a high priority. Nanne will lead a new volunteer leadership council that will assist the athletic department in meeting the needs of the athletes, coaches and programs.
New All-Natural MN Sports Drink Better Than Gatorade?With the weather heating up, two Minnesota businessmen hope you fill up on their new sports drink -- it's called Aspire and it comes in three flavors.
Face Your Fears At Twins Cities TrapezeTwin Cities Trapeze opened just a few weeks ago at the old Hamm Brewing complex in St. Paul and already their classes are filling up.
Bill Could Protect Coaching Jobs From Parental ComplaintsThe state hockey tournament means a little father-son bonding time between Conor and Ryan Lund. As a parent and a coach, he’s already seen how heated things can heated on and off the ice.
U. Of Iowa Leader Issues Apology In Athletics Case University of Iowa President Sally Mason apologized but offered few answers Friday for the school's failure to protect athletes and employees in its handling of a former athletics department official accused of sexual harassment for years.
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Carter Sparks A's Power Surge In 9-3 Win Vs TwinsChris Carter and Yoenis Cespedes each homered and drove in three runs, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Saturday night.