Fmr. NBA Player Reaches Out To Teens About AddictionChris Herren is not a name recognized locally, but his story applies to all because it is a story of how you can become addicted. Herren played division one basketball and made it to the NBA -- until heroin took over his life.
A Look At Milt Newton's Journey From Troubled Kid To Timberwolves GMKent Amos sat in his Washington, D.C., living room 36 years ago, three lost boys standing before him. Amos and his wife Carmen were embarking on a new mentoring program for wayward children, and 14-year-old Milt Newton was among the first three candidates to receive the family's help.
LaVine Helps Wolves Beat Hawks 99-95Zach LaVine had 18 points, six assists and five rebounds in place of the injured Ricky Rubio, and the Minnesota Timberwolves swept the season series with the Atlanta Hawks with a 99-95 victory on Wednesday night. Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points on 5-for-17 shooting for the Wolves (7-8), who won their second home game in a row after an 0-6 start at Target Center.
Kevin McHale Fired By Rockets After 4-7 StartSix months ago, Kevin McHale coached the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years. There are high expectations for the team again this season behind James Harden and Dwight Howard, but McHale won't be around to see where the Rockets end up: Houston fired McHale on Wednesday with the team off to a puzzling 4-7 start.
High-Scoring Wiggins, Wolves Beat The Heat 103-91Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points, Zach LaVine added 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a triple-double from Miami's Hassan Whiteside to beat the Heat 103-91 on Tuesday night. Shabazz Muhammad scored 16 and Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which snapped a four-game slide.
Glen Taylor Reportedly Negotiating To Sell Minority Wolves ShareA person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is in discussion with several parties about selling a minority stake in the franchise. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly for all parties involved.
Top 5 Classic Sports Video GamesWhether it's football, basketball, baseball or some of the more bizarre sports, you'll never forget staying up all night with your friends playing that game and laughing the whole time.
Top Wheelchair Basketball Players Shoot Hoops In Hastings TournamentThe most competitive wheelchair basketball teams in the country took over the Twin Cities Saturday. Hastings High School played host to the Courage Kenny Classic.
Family Asks Memorials Be Sent To Flip Saunders Legacy FundFamily, friends and those close to Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders will gather this weekend to remember him. The family has asked that their privacy be recognized during this time.
Timberwolves Win 112-111 Over Lakers In First Game After Flip Saunders' DeathWith heavy hearts and occupied minds, the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on to win one for Flip. Ricky Rubio had a career-high 28 points and 14 assists and the Timberwolves rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111 Wednesday night in their first game since Flip Saunders' death.
Timberwolves Stars Mentoring Minnesota YoungstersOne of the most interesting roster experiments in the NBA is happening in Minnesota, where the Timberwolves have assembled a mentorship program of sorts for a promising young core of talent. President of basketball operations Flip Saunders and general manager Milt Newton brought in three veterans over the age of 35 to show five pups under the age of 23 how to be pros.
Lynx Championship Parade Route Set For FridayThe Minnesota Lynx are celebrating their third WNBA championship with a parade and pep rally Friday. The Minnesota dynasty clinched their third championship in five years Wednesday night on their home court at the Target Center.
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