Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports columnist and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Backstrom steps up in Wild shootout victory

A surprise starter, he fended off Winnipeg until his team could win in a shootout.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 10:50 PM

Wild goaltender follows his orders, doesn't leave town

Darcy Kuemper was sitting at a gate at the Winnipeg airport Saturday afternoon, waiting to board a flight back to the Twin Cities, when he got a call to return.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Backstrom, Ballard practice but not expected to play Saturday

Coach Mike Yeo said Niklas Backstrom looked quick, slick and “really good’’ in his first practice since his injury on Nov. 13, and he added that Keith Ballard is “not far off’’

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 12:33 AM

Team Shuster wins curling trials when Fenson concedes

Team Shuster was the victor at the U.S. trials when Pete Fenson conceded after only four ends.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 11:07 PM

Minnesota's Schultz returning to Olympics in curling

Pete Fenson’s team will face John Shuster’s once more.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 12:33 AM

Shuster's team wins first match at Olympic curling trials

The team of two-time Olympian John Shuster, forced to play an extra end after a misfire, pulled out a hard-foufght match.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 12:45 AM

Once Olympic medalists together, Minnesota curling skips now rivals

After winning bronze at Turin in 2006, Minnesotans John Shuster and Pete Fenson went their separate ways.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Wild's defensive depth to be tested with Ballard out two weeks

In another season, the news that defenseman Keith Ballard will be out of the Wild lineup for about two weeks...

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 11:11 PM

Bemidji pizzeria owner delivers Olympic curling medals, too

Popular pizzeria owner Pete Fenson is skip of the only American team to win an Olympic medal in curling. This week, he will pursue another, when his team competes at the trials in Fargo, N.D., for a berth in the 2014 Olympics.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 02:03 PM

Charlie Coyle sidelined again for Wild

The forward was scratched for Sunday’s game against New Jersey after reaggravating the knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for 11 games.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 07:26 AM

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