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NBA playoffs are coming

NBA playoffs are coming

Apr. 9 | It disappoints me greatly to say that the Timberwolves (38-38) have missed the playoffs again. After nine straight years in the NBA lottery, they were a lot better this year but not close to being good enough. The Western Conference again is loaded...

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

Nov. 20 | Will this be the year the Timberwolves make a run for a title? Will they return to the playoffs for the first time since Kevin Garnett-Sam Cassell-Latrell Sprewell drove the franchise to the Western Conference Finals? This is year 25 for the Timberwolves...

‘Under-the-radar’ rookies take their best shots

‘Under-the-radar’ rookies take their best shots

Jul. 24 |       They haven’t as yet received attention similar to “The Big 3” WNBA rookies — Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne — but here are two other “under the radar” rookies who are also worth noting.   Ta’Shauna...

Dwight Howard goes to Houston

Dwight Howard goes to Houston

Jul. 10 |     Los Angeles will never be the same. First, 20 years ago they lose the NFL Raiders and Rams franchises. Imagine that — no NFL teams in Los Angeles. And now this! After one season in Los Angeles playing for three head coaches, Howard,...

It’s Heat vs. Spurs  in NBA finals

It’s Heat vs. Spurs in NBA finals

Jun. 5 |     Thursday, June 6 the  begin in Miami for the third-straight year. The Miami Heat have won the Eastern Conference and will play for the Larry O’Brien Trophy against the San Antonio Spurs. Miami was pushed to the limit a seventh and...

Minnesota basketball not so good lately

Minnesota basketball not so good lately

Feb. 13 |   No playoffs since 2004 for the Timberwolves. For the Gophers, there have been no NCAA post-season victories since Tubby Smith took over the men’s basketball program. After back-to-back years in 2009-2010 when they did make the tournament,...

Lynx aggressively defend their championship

Lynx aggressively defend their championship

Jul. 11 |   Photos by Sophia Hantzes Is there a dynasty in the making? By Sheri Crockett Contributing Writer   The Minnesota Lynx started this year on a 14-game winning streak, dating back to the Western Conference semifinals last year. This year’s...