Wolves
May 5

The 1 in 1-8,378: From Wolves up 115-98 to Wolves lose 133-129

Here's a breakdown, in every sense, of how the Wolves squandered a 17-point lead in less than three minutes:
Wolves
May 4
Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas, left, with one of his key acquisitions in his first year with the team, guard D’Angelo Russell, during a news

Year into the job, Rosas' Wolves tenure more than massive roster shake-up

Beyond the roster changes, Wolves president Gersson Rosas wanted to establish a familial culture around the Wolves, one that would stick with players even after they have moved on.
Wolves
May 4

'The Last Dance,' Parts V and VI: Do you really want to be like Mike? It's a fair question

As Michael Jordan reaches international superstardom, the world starts encroaching on his personal life and the image he has created. How would you handle that?
Wolves
May 3

Key Timberwolves roster moves under Rosas

Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas had made his mark with trades in his first year in charge, most notably acquiring D'Angelo Russell from Golden State and dealing away Andrew Wiggins and Robert Covington.
Wolves
April 28
Guard Malik Beasley was playing the most productive basketball of his career with the Wolves, averaging 20.7 points in 14 games since being traded fro

A season of fits - and starts - for Wolves' Beasley remains on hold

Since being traded to the Wolves, Malik Beasley was playing some of the best basketball of his career. Then the season was postponed. He is a restricted free agent, meaning he could be elsewhere next season.
Vikings
April 28
Dave Winfield is congratulated by University of Minnesota baseball coach Dick Siebert in 1970.

Four pro drafts in three sports 'no big deal' for St. Paul's Winfield

In addition to being drafted by the San Diego Padres, Gophers baseball star Dave Winfield was drafted by the Vikings as well as by teams in the NBA and American Basketball Associations.
Vikings
April 28

Pick-by-pick-by-pick-by-pick: Where did Winfield get drafted?

It was a very good start to 1973 for Dave Winfield.
Wolves
April 28

The Malik Beasley file

A closer look at the 6-4 guard, who is a restricted free agent after this season.
Wolves
April 27

NBA targets May 8 to open team facilities for individual workouts

Teams in states that have modified stay-at-home orders could allow up to four players in a facility at a time.
Wolves
April 27
Dennis Rodman added toughness, and weirdness, to the Chicago Bulls when he played for them from 1995-98. His story is a major theme of The Last Dance,

'The Last Dance,' Parts III and IV: Rodman steals the show just by being Rodman

ESPN's The Last Dance will ultimately be the story of Michael Jordan. But what a blessing that we were given both Jordan and Dennis Rodman on the same team in 1998, with the cameras rolling.
Vikings
April 23
Kevin Garnett, Maya Moore, Joe Mauer and Randy Moss all made our Top 20 list. But who else rounded out the list?

Best Minnesota draft picks ever? Here's a Top 20 list to argue about

Almost all of Minnesota's pro sports franchises brought worthy players to the table for our latest Virtual Happy Hour. But who are the best players ever drafted by Minnesota teams?
Wolves
April 23
Guard Malik Beasley was playing the most productive basketball of his career with the Wolves, averaging 20.7 points in 14 games since being traded fro

Wolves like how Beasley has played for them so far

Guard Malik Beasley has averaged 20.7 points with his new team since his trade from the Nuggets.
Wolves
April 20
'The Last Dance,' Parts I and II: Remember all we forgot about Michael Jordan

'The Last Dance,' Parts I and II: Remember all we forgot about Michael Jordan

The first two segments of Jason Hehir's 10-part documentary covering the Chicago Bulls' 1997-98 championship run have story lines to spare.
Wolves
April 20
Michael Jordan holds the MVP trophy while coach Phil Jackson holds up the championship trophy after the Chicago Bulls won the 1997-98 NBA title.

Last Dance: ESPN airs 10 hours of Jordan's excellence

ESPN's long-awaited 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls -- The Last Dance -- debuts on Sunday night. Here's why basketball fans are so excited for the series.
TV & Media
April 19
Michael Jordan is the focus of “The Last Dance.”

Starting tonight, new Michael Jordan documentary is 10 hours of stupendous shots, personal fouls

For sports enthusiasts trying to survive the pandemic without live games, ESPN's new documentary about basketball superstar is a godsend.
Vikings
April 18
Fans held up a BombaSquad sign in the first inning of Game 3 of the Twins' American League Division Series vs. the Yankees in October. Baseball has no

Scoggins: When the games come back, will you be there?

Sports executives are busy sorting through scenarios that would allow games to start again. They're trying to piece together timelines without an expiration date. How will ticket holders respond?
Wolves
April 17
Michael Jordan hit the winning shot during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against Utah in this June 14, 1998 photo.

What will 'The Last Dance' teach me about Michael Jordan, and myself?

An essay: The basketball will still appear perfect in ESPN's documentary. Everything else about MJ, the Bulls and life in general will be imperfect, and that's how it should be.
Wolves
April 17
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

Silver: Still unclear whether NBA season will resume

Adam Silver announced that the league and NBA Players' Association has agreed that the players would take a 25% pay cut beginning with their May 15 checks, as part of the "force majeure" clause on the league's CBA.
Gophers
April 17
Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan, left, holds the Most Valuable Player trophy as coach Phil Jackson holds the NBA Championship trophy after the Bulls d

Ex-Gopher played huge role in ESPN's Chicago Bulls documentary

Most of the 500 hours worth of footage that Andy Thompson obtained has never seen the light of day. But NBA fans will finally get the chance to see some of it in the documentary.
Wolves
April 17
Would Wolves have won 2004 NBA title if Sam Cassell hadn't been injured?

Would Wolves have won 2004 NBA title if Sam Cassell hadn't been injured?

While the only two Wolves wins came in games Cassell either barely played or didn’t play at all, his injury was a huge factor in the two most pivotal games of the series.

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