20 Years Apart, Tyus Jones And Andre Miller Share Basketball PerspectiveThey're far enough apart in age to be father and son. Instead, they're teammates. They're the oldest and the youngest players on the Timberwolves. Tyus Jones and Andre Miller are separated by 20 years of life on this earth.
Boy Who Wrote Letter To Vikings' Coach Validated By Team's Success"Dear, Mr. Zimmer," the letter read. "Thanks for letting me watch your practice last Saturday, it was fun. The players were nice and signed my Viking helmet. My grandpa said to expect good luck for you because you have used up all of your bad luck already. ALEX."
Albert Lea Swimmer Horejsi Sets Nat'l RecordWhen Lindsey Horejsi jumped in the pool Thursday afternoon, racing for a record was part of the plan. "Not even a question, yeah," the senior swimmer from Albert Lea said. "I just kept visualizing at night which splits I had to go out, so I knew I had to go out fast. So I just went for it."
As Competition Rises, Team Sports Decline But Traveling Teams SoarResearch shows that kids who play sports are healthier, get better grades and four times more likely to go to college. That's why experts are so concerned about this: Fewer and fewer kids are playing team sports.
Vikings Back To Work With NFC North Division Lead At StakeMinnesota Vikings players often get the day off the Monday following a win. Not this week. Mike Zimmer called them into work.
Tee Off While You Wait To Take Off At MSP AirportSome travelers are changing their flight plans to get in a round of golf at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MSP just opened a new, 12,000-square-foot golf facility, complete with a pro shop, a restaurant, a bar and lounge, a putting green and, of course, golf simulators.
Golfers Still Hitting The Green, Halfway Through NovemberThis time last year, Minnesota already under several inches of snow. That unseasonably warm weekend is great for golf courses like Columbia Golf Club, where the parking lot is full and doesn't need to be plowed.
Orr Sisters Help Propel Eagan High To State FinalsIt is a feeling every parent can relate to watching their kid. Gretchen Orr can relate more than most, with two kids on the Eagan High School's varsity volleyball team. "It is very nerve-wracking," Gretchen said. "Twice as much can go wrong! The serving makes me so nervous (laughs)!"
Red Hot Curry, Warriors Visit Timberwolves Thursday NightSteph Curry is coming to Minnesota. No, it's not a do-over of the 2009 draft when the Timberwolves passed on him for Jonny Flynn. Curry's Golden State Warriors come to Target Center tonight for one of the most exciting November games we've had in a while.
The Art Of The Coach's Pregame SpeechWe've all seen it in the movies and on TV. The football coach gives an impassioned pregame speech, the team runs out of the locker room and then goes and wins the big game. And of course, it's all because that pregame speech was so darn good, right?
Alexandria Twins Face Off For Top Spot At State Cross Country MeetThe state cross country meet was held Saturday at St. Olaf, with the biggest question mark surrounding the girls Double-A race. It was a showdown between two twin sisters from Alexandria, years in the making.
Minnesota United Players Bring Piece Of Brazil To WoodburyAt the end of a quiet little cul-de-sac in Woodbury, it's about as quintessentially suburban America as it gets. But find the right row of townhouses, and you'll see where a number Minnesota United players have carved out their own little slice of Brazil.