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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.
Rory McIlroy pointed to Tiger Woods' trophy case for perspective.
Four championship games in one day in an empty Xcel Energy Center on Saturday introduced a unique combination of urgency and quiet to the tournament, but the pathos really began on Friday night.
Developing relationships and even holding meetings gets complicated for teams in the COVID era, and players and executives reacquaint themselves with simple pleasures such as the sound of fans returning to the ballpark.
Caleb Thielbar beat out Derek Law and Brandon Waddell for the last pitching spot.
The Twins superstar was still at the top of his game when everything changed the morning of March 28, 1996.
Twins manager has succeeded in large part because of his emphasis on the big picture in a business where every decision is fraught with risk.
The Twins center fielder keeps crashing into them, and better protection could serve him well.
Major League Baseball's service-time rules are so silly that the Twins spent this week refusing to admit that they made a sound decision.
When NCAA women's basketball players showed up in San Antonio, they were reminded that they are afterthoughts.
Lehigh University won the Patriot League tournament to earn a berth in the NCAA women's tournament. The team has six Minnesota players on its roster.
The Mountain Hawks are seeded 13th and open up against West Virginia on Sunday. This is what coach Sue Troyan had to say about the six Minnesotans on the team.
Coyle needs to hire a coach who will be a distinct upgrade from the fired Richard Pitino. And he knows this might be his last chance for a while to hire a person of color.
Hired before he was ready, Richard Pitino was asked to compete with the titans of the Big Ten when he should have been apprenticing for one of them.
Chris Williams was the rare youngster in his neighborhood who felt drawn to hockey. To paraphrase NBA coach Doc Rivers, he loved the game, but the game did not love him back.
When the Vikings signed Kyle Rudolph in 2019, he was three years past his high-water mark as a receiver. As such, they carry a $4.35M dead cap hit by releasing him.
The Wolves right now are a bad team playing as badly as ever. But assuming that their losing ways are predestined ignores the realities of modern sports.
Renee Montgomery, who played for the Lynx from 2015-17, is part of the three-person team that bought the Atlanta Dream, making her the first WNBA player to move into ownership.
The final round of Sunday's tournament brought back memories of a Tiger Woods moment that was all about stars of his magnitude.
The rumors of Kirk Cousins potentially being traded away from the Vikings are out there. But unlike up to 18 other teams in the NFL this offseason, the Vikings won't be making a change under center.
Kirill Kaprizov is not just good. He may be transformative. He may be changing the way the Wild looks and plays.
If he never plays again, Tiger Woods will remain the most compelling American athlete of the past 20 years for making golf history while bouncing between heroism and villainy.
Ryan Saunders was hired because of who he was instead of what he had done. Then he was never put in a position to succeed.
Despite losing to Nebraska, watching the Gophers was a reminder of what a dynamic sport volleyball is, and what a pleasant counterpart it is to so many other sports.
Minnesota sports fans are accustomed to the same pleas from local teams: Rebuild. Patience. Future. But the Lynx have not taken this path.
Some advice for fans: Pack away those negative thoughts for now and look forward to when we can gather again at Target Field and watch entertaining baseball.
The Greatest Athlete of All Time is a category created to create debates, not end them. Those who think it's LeBron James could enter Tuesday's game as evidence.
Better times are ahead, and in sports as well as life, better times require health and normalcy. Here's a list of what could make 2021 an uncommonly good sports year.
Once again this NFL season, this columnist was correct about everything. Well, almost - er, maybe not.
Call Marcus Carr's winning shot vs. Purdue lucky if you must, but the junior point guard paid for it by enduring hard fouls and floor burns.
Paige Bueckers, the UConn freshman from Hopkins, already is a can't-miss superstar. Like so many great athletes before her, she appears to be unique.
If you're a coach and the son of a coach, those family connections come in handy. Just look at the Vikings, who are an example of a problem in the NFL.
After Sunday's loss, Patrick Mahomes would need to win six more Super Bowls to tie Tom Brady, the only quarterback to have ever won more than four.
Many teams wanting to change quarterbacks may have to wait until the salary cap hit on their quarterback is reduced in a year or two. Who does this system benefit?
Should the Twins stop signing players who have been caught using performance enhancing drugs? That would be an admirable stand — and also get the entire front office fired.
When Byron Buxton and Andrelton Simmons are on the field together, every ball hit anywhere near them will become an object of suspense and entertainment.
Patrick Reed's rule-bending reputation resurfaced over the weekend while he won the Farmers Insurance Open.
Some of the WNBA's best players will be wearing different uniforms in 2021, and the Lynx will sign at least three free agents
In these unpredictable times, Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey is always looking for the pieces to an ever-changing puzzle.
Wolves fans should not have mourned Ricky Rubio's first departure, nor his second when it comes. He's a bad fit.
Tom Brady, 43, will face 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes in two weeks in Tampa.
Hank Aaron, who dealt with hate mail and death threats, showed toughness and perseverance in his Hall of Fame career on and off the ballfields.
Joel Eriksson Ek's developing game could be the best bet to get the puck on the sticks of goal-scoring threats Zach Parise and Kirill Kaprizov.
In a normal season, the Wolves' 3-9 record might be justification for making changes. In 2021, this would be the wrong time to bow to fan anger and fire Saunders
Scoring, playing solid defense and making key decisions on the sidelines, Vikings and Gophers connections played key roles all weekend in the NFL.
The skill set the Gophers' men's basketball team showcased against Michigan on Saturday should hold up well the rest of the way in the Big Ten.
Minnesotans have gotten excited about foreign players before only to be let down. Will this time be different with Kirill Kaprizov?
The Wild has had talented players in the past. But never two players like Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov who have such elite skills and speed to create goals.
The Gophers have no one else who can do what Gabe Kalscheur does when he's at his best — make treys, be productive without dominating the ball and play outstanding perimeter defense.
The former Vikings executive maintains a positive outlook despite being bombarded with criticism for how he has handled the pandemic.
This weekend, former WNBA star Becky Hammon will coach at Target Center as an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs. Another former WNBA point guard found herself nodding in approval.
Assuming better defensive health is fair. But so is assuming less good fortune in terms of offensive health, which is worrisome because of the Vikings' lack of quality depth at wide receiver, offensive line and quarterback.
Is Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson the NFL offensive rookie of the year? And did he have a better rookie season than Randy Moss turned in?
The quarterback has been excellent of late, but the Vikings have missed the playoffs in two of his three seasons.
Mike Zimmer is in the midst of negative trends that extend beyond this season. He has entered his past three Decembers with contending teams carrying championship aspirations. The past three Decembers his teams are 5-9.
Black and women athletes especially laid themselves on the line for their causes over the past 12 months.
As their team bus glided from an empty stadium into New Orleans' dark and empty streets Friday night, all the Vikings had to show for this season was excuses.