Exhibit A: Last night’s NBA playoff game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game tied with seconds left in a series Portland led three-games-to-one. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
For a lot of people, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is just a pregame show for the annual highlight reel: ‘One Shining Moment’
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The kids of the Aquinas girls basketball team on Thursday showed us why they’re two-time state champions. Read more →
Forget Minneapolis. For the true role that college sports can play in society, and an actual intellectual exercise, you’ll have to go to Tampa, Fla.
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As the story is told, when a foul was called sending a Minneota player to the line in a game two weeks ago, senior Thomas Hennen went to the line to shoot the free throws, even though he wasn’t the player fouled. Read more →
It’s like old times at Target Center; a Timberwolves season seems lost before it even begins. Read more →
The Minnesota Lynx lost last night in the absurd one-game playoff that constitutes the opening round of the WNBA, and it feels like the end of a good book. Read more →
Whalen deserves her spot as one of the most beloved athletes in Minnesota history, not just for her achievements, but because it was obvious she had a compass. Read more →
There is no sports team in Minnesota that leads like the Minnesota Lynx.
Now, they’re showing the world an alternative to the hackneyed invite to the White House. Read more →
The lack of a clock has led to games where players just stand and hold the ball for minutes with no action, but the high school league isn’t on board yet. WDAY says the league cited the cost of installing the shot clock. Read more →
Dwane Casey has made a habit of coaching well and losing his job. Read more →
When your team is playing a big game, you can’t let the fact you don’t know the person who owns the home you’re barging into to watch get in the way. Read more →
Check your sports cynicism at the door, people. The girl’s basketball tournament is underway. Read more →
Joe Smith earned $61 million dollars during his playing career, CNBC says. He’s living paycheck to paycheck and has $157,000 in debt. Read more →
It took a Massachusetts school superintendent to do what a girls basketball coach could not: apologize for running up the score in a sectional playoff game.
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