St. Paul Pioneer Press
For an hour the night before playing at Michigan State, Gophers coach Richard Pitino talked with his mentor, Billy Donovan, about how rough both of their seasons had been. Donovan had it a lot worse as Florida’s coach with a 13-15 record. That helped put things into perspective.
When a federal judge overturned Adrian Peterson’s NFL suspension Thursday, it appeared the monthslong battle between the Minnesota Vikings running back and league Commissioner Roger Goodell was nearing an end. It took half a day for the fight to resume.
Kevin Garnett returned home, and the old neighborhood didn’t look so bad at all. Donning a Timberwolves jersey for the first time since April 9, 2007, Garnett helped the Minnesota to a 97-77 victory over the Washington Wizards at Target Center. An historic homecoming and a solid victory — two unexpected pleasures in one evening for long-suffering Wolves fans.
Last week, a storm coupled with uncharacteristic freezing temperatures turned this region into an ice sheet. Schools were cancelled, so Matt Cullen took his children onto the street in front of their house that had turned into a private ice rink. They skated for hours and for a few moments as they skated outside, it felt like they never left Minnesota. “It was like being at home,” Cullen, of Moorhead, said. “It’s been kind of crazy.”
In the newly configured Twins spring training clubhouse, a wall was extended that provides a modicum of privacy to a single corner locker. That locker, which also happens to be closest to the renovated workout room, was assigned to Ricky Nolasco, who is more than happy to have a little space to himself.
Despite their NHL-best 11-2-1 record since the all-star break and first sudden appearance in the top 8 since November, the Wild vowed to retain the sense of urgency that has, for the moment, turned their fortunes
Veteran pitcher James Shields, upon his recent arrival in San Diego, wasted no time in setting a lofty goal for the Padres’ rotation: One thousand innings. Should the Twins be thinking in similar terms?
Kevin Garnett grew up in South Carolina and graduated high school in Chicago. But for him, Minnesota is still home
FORT MYERS, Florida — Coming off a breakthrough debut season with the Twins, Phil Hughes already has been penciled in as the team’s Opening Day starter. First-year Twins manager Paul...
Past Twins manager Tom Kelly likes new skipper Paul Molitor’s attention to detail as the team begins spring training