40 years ago the cover of Time Magazine blared: “Sex and Tennis”. In many major cities, tennis mixers served as the Match.com of the era. At Lakeshore Racquet Club in Chicago, Friday and Saturday nights were reserved as swinger nights, where seven bucks got you into a mixer with three couples on one court, ensuring you had plenty of time to court your partners. Life Time Athletic in Eden Prairie (formerly Flagship) offered the same mixer opportunities with their own bar just steps away. Noted fashion designer Oleg Cassini was riding a tidal wave of tennis clothing sales when he told Time: “90 percent of the men who play tennis...
Last season, the Minnesota Twins had a major turnaround following the worst season in Twins history in 2016. They finished last season with a record of 85-77 and made it to the American League Wild Card game in which they were defeated by the New York Yankees.
This year’s team is somewhat different from last season with several players leaving due to free agency or retirement. Some of the key departures from last year’s team include: backup catcher Chris Gimenez, starting pitchers Hector Santiago and Bartolo Colon and reliever Matt Belisle. Also, reliever Glen Perkins retired.
In the offseason, the Twins upgraded their bullpen....!--more-->
A long time Minnesota tradition is returning to Minnesota in 2018 -- fans will once again tune into WCCO Radio, 830 on your AM dial to listen to Minnesota Twins baseball.
The Twins had been on WCCO radio since they moved from Washington D.C. back in 1961 until the end of the 2006 season. Broadcasters such as Ray Scott, Herb Carneal and John Gordon called the team’s games for 46 seasons on WCCO whose 50,000 watt signal boomed across the upper Midwest and could be picked up in more distant places at night.
In 2007, the Twins took their broadcasts in house and put the games on AM 1500 KSTP, who outbid WCCO for the rights. Unlike WCCO,...!--more-->
When I look at the success of the Minnesota Twins thus far this season, there’s one pitcher that stands out -- Ervin Santana.
When Santana takes the mound tonight against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field, he would be making his 13th start of the season which leads the club. He has a record of 8-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 90 innings pitched. He’s allowed 23 runs, 22 of which are earned. He has held opponents to a .154 batting average, but unfortunately has given up 11 home runs. He also has 33 walks with 63 strikeouts.
Santana has pitched three complete game shutouts this season which leads the majors. His most recent shutout Occurred on Friday...!--more-->
The Minnesota Vikings all-time leading rusher, Adrian Peterson, after what seemed like forever, has finally landed with another NFL team -- but despite his many contributions to the Minnesota football community, few fans in the Land of 10,000 Lakes actually care. And I once considered myself one of Adrian Peterson's biggest fans -- I couldn't care less that he's gone.
After months of sitting as a free agent, the aging Peterson finally inked a deal with the (still hated
) New Orleans Saints.
For an athlete to have such a huge...!--more-->
The Minnesota Twins had an awful season last year -- they finished with a record of 59-103 -- the worst in Twins franchise history and the worst record in the majors last year. This performance by the club prompted a front office overhaul with Derek Falvey hired from the Cleveland Indians as the Chief Baseball Officer and Phad Levine hired from the Texas Rangers as General Manager.
Yet, most of the players that were here this past season still remain. Catcher Kurt Suzuki was not re-signed, but was replaced by Jason Castro, a free agent signing to be the Twins starting catcher. Matt Belisle and former Twin Craig Breslow were signed to add depth in the...!--more-->
Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen, Sylvia Fowles and the rest of the WNBA's most recent dynasty ticked off another accomplishment Tuesday by besting their own record start of 2012 to start 11-0 with an 87-63 win over the Indiana Fever.
It was reported late Thursday that Minnesota Twins Pitching coach Neil Allen was suspended indefinitely following a DWI arrest early Thursday morning. According to the report, Allen was stopped by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Officers at Sixth Street and Park Avenue at around 2 a.m. in Minneapolis. Allen refused a test and was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. He was booked in the Hennepin County Jail around 4 a.m. and was released around 10:30 a.m.
The Twins organization had this to say in a statement.
“The Minnesota Twins are aware of the pending DWI charge against...
As has become a common theme in Minnesota sports recently, Timberwolves fans didn't have much to cheer about last season. The hapless Wolves endured one of the least productive regular seasons in the team's 26-year history, winning just 16 games while missing the playoffs for the 11th straight year.
One bright spot for the Wolves was Zach LaVine. The rookie out of UCLA showed flashes of promise on the court during the regular season while filling in at starting point guard for the oft-injured Ricky Rubio. He saved his best tricks for All-Star Weekend however, winning the 2015 NBA Dunk contest with a performance lauded...
Now that Vikings' fans have had plenty of time to cool off from their team's unfortunate playoff loss, there are many things the team has to consider now that we're less than a week from the Super Bowl.
The Vikings' playoff loss isn't one easily forgotten and fans of the squad can only push through to next year after the ample coverage of the devastating defeat.
Heading into the offseason, the main question is, what comes next for the Vikings?
- The defense has markedly improved in two years under Zimmer. The year before his arrival, the team had the worst scoring defense in the league....