Andre Wiggins scored a game-high 30 points, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 129-114 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 14 at the Target Center. The Wolves (7-4) led 26-24 after the first quarter and led 66-59 at halftime.In addition to Wiggins’ outstanding performance, Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague had an outstanding floor … [Read more...]
Sports: Local and national sports reporting and commentary by the state’s leading African American sportswriters, including Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., Charles Hallman and Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald, with a special emphasis on the local prep scene and disparities in sports administration and media coverage.
Former Minneapolis North standout Tyler Johnson (6) catches this pass and outruns Keaton Ellis for a 38-yard touchdown in the Gophers’ 31-26 victory over Penn State While former Minneapolis North football and basketball standout Tyler Johnson, a senior receiver, was helping the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team upset number-four Penn State at TCF … [Read more...]
P.J. Fleck last week got a multi-year contract extension worth millions to continue coaching Minnesota football. Reportedly, Fleck was the third-lowest-paid football coach in the Big Ten at $3.5 million a year. But it remains that the players, who are largely responsible for today’s big-time college sports, still aren’t getting a dime for their efforts. “We have been … [Read more...]
NFL leading rusher Vikings star Dalvin Cook Since 1961 the Vikings have captured the hearts and minds of fans across the state of Minnesota. Since they were born in the NFL, the Vikings slowly but surely have risen to become the most popular franchise in town. But fast-forward to 2019 and suddenly the Vikings are being challenged by the remarkable season of the 9-0 … [Read more...]
Center Karl-Anthony Towns and guard Andrew Wiggins each scored 25 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves—despite erasing a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to send the game into overtime—fell 100-98 to the Denver Nuggets last Sunday evening at the Target Center. Towns tied the game with a three-pointer with 42.5 seconds remaining in regulation. But Nuggets center Nikola Jokic … [Read more...]