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Athletes, no matter how mighty, do not owe us pain and self-destruction. Good for you, Simone Biles, for protecting yourself.
U.S. swimming legend Katie Ledecky won the inaugural 1,500 freestyle.
Lakeville star Regan Smith once again finished behind three world-class competitors in the 200-meter butterfly qualifying races. Will she have a surprise for them in Wednesday's final?
The Team USA victory had drama, and afterward the opposing coach shared his dreams.
The swimmer from Lakeville finished the first heat in the 200-meter butterfly in second place, which turned out to be the fourth fastest time overall.
American swimming star Katie Ledecky was beaten by her Australian rival Ariarne Titmus in the 400 freestyle, but Ledecky has more miles to swim in the Tokyo Games and beyond.
Bowe Becker, a Big Ten champion in freestyle sprint events, handled the third leg for the U.S., which swam the third fastest time in history.
The Olympic record in the event fell four times during the preliminary heats and semifinals, with Regan Smith ending up with it ahead of the final.
U.S. women's basketball features a team in transition and begins its quest for a seventh straight gold medal in a game that tips off late tonight (Twin Cities time).
It's the Olympics, which means running for buses, hoping for buses, sitting on buses... That's not a complaint. It's a fact.
About 100 of the more than 600 U.S. Olympic athletes are unvaccinated, adding to the challenge for Dr. Jonathan Finnoff,
Regan Smith broke Canadian Kylie Masse's Olympic record time set in the heat before, only to have Australian Kaylee McKeown break Smith's record in the heat after that.
Both teams, longtime gold medal favorites, have had to assess and regroup after surprising losses as Olympic competition starts to catch up
It is not immediately obvious what a Yurchenko Double Pike is.
It's been a confusing week in Tokyo, and this ceremony didn't do much to change that. Athletes walked across the field and waved at empty stands. It's going to be a weird few weeks.
A cauldron of inconsistent rules and policies makes no sense. At the top of the list is letting unvaccinated athletes from all over the world into japan.
The social media in Japanese is guaranteed not to raise the blood pressure of an English-speaking journalist.
The trip felt like being an extra in a really long shooting of one of the great ESPN commercials, where athletes and mascots wear their uniforms around the office and cafeteria.
Jim Souhan says he can change the channel on the TV while in the shower of his hotel room — without the remote.
Olympic sailor Lara Dallman-Weiss is grateful for broad support, but she had to push herself at every turn to get to this moment. "My goal is to be at the top of the podium," she says.
I know two things: That I'm honored to be covering another Games, and that Olympics objectors in Japan are using sound logic.
For the Wild to make this move, to ditch two still-valuable players while the team's stated intention is to win as much and as soon as possible, team management really got sick of these guys.
Somehow, during her Lynx tenure and even now as she prepares to win another Olympic gold medal, Fowles is the least-appreciated great athlete in Minnesota history.
The next time you want to give up, think about LaTroy Hawkins' grandfather.
So many things can go wrong in bringing in a veteran free agent. With Kayla McBride, so many things have gone right — especially lately.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson injects life into the clubhouse, much like the former Twins catcher, and is swinging a hot bat to boot.
Decision on swim caps raises a racism issue, and treatment of high-testosterone women is unfair.
If the Twins intend to win in 2022, there are only so many players they can part with this month.
While Aaron Rodgers and the Packers continue to taunt each other with words and inactions, the Vikings aced the latest test of their management team.
You don't have to wait for the Olympics to see women's sports history. Sylvia Fowles vs. Phoenix stars Diana Taurasi and Britney Griner this week may top anything you'll see in Tokyo.
If you watch the 2021 NBA playoffs, and study NBA history, you see it's possible in the coming years the Timberwolves will be a dangerous playoff team with little chance of imminent relocation.
The Twins averted a sweep, but improved their season record to only 25-37. How does this one rank among the team's most disappointing seasons?
For both Aaron Rodgers and Danielle Hunter, logic would dictate that they play this season with their current teams, but logic seems to be taking the summer off.
Kayla McBride, the Lynx's top free-agent signing, arrived just in time to play in the regular-season opener, but not in time to know the plays.
The league's disrespect of Black players continues a long-standing practice.
Sometimes, injury luck can decide a team's fate, and that appears to be the case with the 2021 Twins. That doesn't excuse the performances of several key players — two in particular.
Layshia Clarendon, the first WNBA player to openly identify as transgender and non-binary (not identifying exclusively as a man or woman), took charge of the Lynx in Sunday's game despite never having played with them.
The journeyman center fielder with a hot bat will get his shot with everyone else in front of him injured.
Wild veteran Zach Parise, when healthy, can still be one of this team's best players. It might be difficult, but all sides have to learn to coexist going forward.
The Wild's weaknesses were apparent in this series, but the Golden Knights were pushed to the brink
The Wild chose the wrong time to make whatever point they were making by benching Zach Parise, who scored a big goal in the Game 5 victory.
Packaged for your convenience, here is everything you don't want to know about the Wild going into Game 5 in Las Vegas.
Zach Parise went from Wild franchise cornerstone to last-resort addition for Saturday's playoff game.
What should concern the Wild is that Marc-Andre Fleury could frustrate Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala, the two skaters who make this Wild so dangerous.
Baldelli needs to adapt, but no responsible franchise would fire him. Certainly not a franchise that saw Twins legend Tom Kelly go from first-to-worst-to-first in five years.
The talent on the roster started looking like a cohesive unit over the final months under Chris Finch.
Randy Dobnak unwillingly and unwittingly provided a preview of life as a Class AAA team. The Saints will host rising stars — and big-leaguers mending injuries or mechanics.
Can the Saints do the serious work of developing Class AAA prospects for a big-league team while honoring their longtime slogan, "Fun is Good"?
After watching the Twins struggle through the first month of the season — and show signs of life this weekend — here's a list of things to consider.
There is an abundance of young talent in the Twin Cities that could lead teams to bigger and better things.
The Packers may have unintentionally sabotaged a championship-caliber team with their handling of Aaron Rodgers and drafting of Jordan Love.
This could be the magic draft that allows the Vikings to get value with the 14th pick, and have that value fix their biggest problem.
Worry? Yes. Panic? No. This is a talented team that still has five months of games to play.
There is no end to the NFL draft chatter before the first name is called.
Byron Buxton is coming back to Target Field as one of baseball's best players. And he just passed a big test in the midst of his team's struggles.
The Gophers might never keep all the Chets and Jalens. But if Ben Johnson doesn't find a way to keep the McKinleys and Dawsons, he'll follow his predecessors out the door.
A note to Alex Rodriguez: Your job will not be merely elevating the Timberwolves. Your job will be supporting the Lynx.
The course, the history, the risks and rewards — Augusta National and this special week in April are unbeatable.
A golf-loving nation finally secured its first men's major championship, and at Augusta National no less.
Runner-up finishers at the Masters have rarely gone on to a green jacket.
Augusta, Ga. — Good Sunday morning from Augusta National Golf Club. It's pretty close to perfect here right now (8:22 Central) - 64 degrees with…
After shooting a 65 on Saturday, Hideki Matsuyama will have the weight of a nation on his shoulders Sunday at the Masters in the final round.
Xander Schauffele finished in a tie for second at the Masters in 2019, behind Tiger Woods, and has finished in the top 10 at a major seven times since 2017.
The last pairing - Justin Rose and Will Zalatoris - doesn't tee off until 1:20 p.m. Central.
Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau are among those who made moves Friday at Augusta National.
The 24-year-old American is in a tie for second, continuing a rise up the golf ranks since last September.
The first-round leader struggled on the front nine Friday, allowing some big names like Jordan Spieth and Tony Finau to gain ground.
Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy, among other big names, struggled Thursday and might not make it past Friday at Augusta.
Justin Rose built quite a lead in the first round but has led after four first rounds at Augusta without winning.
Justin Rose, back under the guidance of his swing coach, birdied seven of his last 10 holes after an eagle at No. 8.
The weather is ideal — mostly sunny, with temperatures creeping into the 80s. The biggest names go off late in the day.
Elder, 86, was the first Black player to participate in The Masters, in 1975, and his presence is the latest sign that Augusta National is trying to distance itself from its discriminatory past.
Big-swinging Bryson DeChambeau and sage veteran Phil Mickelson got together Wednesday at Augusta. Their differences are obvious. Their similarities are more interesting.
Some responses were muted, but Black golfer Cameron Champ voiced strong opposition.
After youthful success was followed by an extended slump, Jordan Spieth is back at the Masters with a win in hand and surrounded by familiar people.