The most interesting part of Karl-Anthony Towns' news conference after winning the NBA's Rookie of the Year award was listening to him talk about his family. With his parents seated in the front row, Towns said, "I wasn't born this way. I was raised this way … We live with such passion, joy and happiness."
The Raptors have had to scratch and claw for a pair of seven-game series victories so far in the playoffs, while the Cavaliers have dominated their way through two sweeps. That would seem to establish Cleveland as the clear favorite as their Eastern Conference Finals begin, but you never know. Game 1: 7:30 p.m., ESPN.
"Bring Buxton up and let him play consistently. Rosario is a backup and Sano and Arcia can't play professional outfield. Our current center fielder is a shortstop."
"wimwam" commenting on startribune.com.
"Saw a young boy in Fargo yesterday wearing a brand spanking new Philadelphia Eagles ball cap. A common occurrence these days, I assume."