Defending the NFC North after winning their first Division title since 2009, the Vikings are talking big stuff. This is the 51st consecutive year the Vikings, the state's most prized sports franchise, is in Mankato, Minnesota — but only for nine days. This week the Vikings break ground on construction of their new Eagan practice facility and team headquarters. The Vikings … [Read more...]
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Viewers of past Olympic Games pretty much depended on live and tape-delay single-network coverage, but NBC and Comcast officials say their upcoming Rio Olympics coverage is designed to reach “a new generation of Olympic viewers.” Over 6,000 hours of live, on-demand and online streaming content is expected to be available through 11 broadcast and cable networks: NBC, NBC … [Read more...]
The 2016 American Association All-Star Game was just a few hours away when the MSR chatted with St. Paul Saints players Tony Thomas and Alonzo Harris. Thomas said it was a “phenomenal feeling” to be playing in the All-Star game. He is one of five infielders on the North squad, and told the MSR that this is the fourth All-Star contest that he's participated in. Harris … [Read more...]
Before his appearance in Monday’s American Association Home Run Derby, Alonzo Harris said he hoped that he could reach the seats at least once. He did 13 times. The St. Paul Saints outfielder reached the contest finals before losing to Lincoln designated hitter Curt Smith 2-1 under the starry skies at the Saints’ ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul. “I got my one in the last … [Read more...]
It may not be on the same level as the so-called mid-season classic in the majors, but don’t say that to the players in the American Association All-Star Game at the St. Paul ballpark. “I’m soaking it all in,” exclaimed St. Paul outfielder Alonzo Harris, one of four Saints selected on the North squad that will face the South Tuesday. “It’s good to be out here and have some … [Read more...]