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

Blount: Let's put Triple Crown drought to bed once and for all

The 36-year Triple Crown horse racing drought is the longest in history, with the last winner a relic from the era of Jimmy Carter and disco music. California Chrome looks to end the streak Saturday.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 10:29 AM

Canterbury Park season highlights

Shakopee's horse racing track will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Preakness' Dynamic Impact has Minnesota connection

The 3-year-old colt was bred by Adam Corndorf and his mother, Bonnie Baskin of Edina, and was born at their Blue Heaven Farm in Versailles, Ky.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 06:04 AM

Suter, Parise express support for Yeo after loss

Neither Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher nor owner Craig Leipold has offered hints as to whether Mike Yeo will remain as the Wild's coach.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 05:32 AM

Wild players feed off fan noise

The transfer of energy goes both ways, with the Wild’s consistently strong play at home inciting a crowd response that inspires it to push harder.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 07:43 AM

Wild notes: Niederreiter shows gratitude with a kiss

It’s not unusual these days to see public smooching in hockey arenas, as people eagerly pucker up for kiss-cams in...

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 08:45 AM

Sharp ends slump quickly

The Chicago winger got his second goal of the playoffs on Friday in Game 4.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 05:47 AM

Minnetonka native outrunning Father Time and everyone else

At 29, Will Leer is running better than ever and making a stop in his home state.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 12:07 AM

Wild notes: Yeo wants more than tight defense

Mike Yeo cautioned Wednesday that Game 4 might not play out the same way Tuesday's tight-checking Game 3 did.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 12:06 AM

Wild's Cooke eager to rejoin the playoff fray

Matt Cooke's seven-game suspension is served, and the gritty forward is slated to play in Game 4 against Chicago on Friday.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 11:52 PM

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