Bad luck may be the only explanation for the recent spate of injuries plaguing the Lynx. Yet the team has managed to stay competitve.
As the Twins open the second half in Oakland, a few players who made modest or limited contributions in the first half bear watching these final months.
Former University of Minnesota standout Mike Kvasnicka was sick of grind that burdens so many high-round draft picks. Until he decided to play one more summer in St. Paul.
The track is booming, thanks to a well-timed deal with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and a focus on attracting younger patrons. The zebra races don’t hurt either.
With Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury in town Saturday night, anything less than a primo effort will mean trouble for the Lynx.
He’s a 21-year-old with a lot of talent and a lot of promise. For now, that should be a enough for Twins fans.
The festival, which will include a special appearance by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, was thought to be dead as recently as January.
After the WNBA made an initial splash in the late 1990s, the league has lost ground in terms of its public profile. The problem, players say, is not the on-court product.
Losing is one thing. But the Twins are losing in ways that conjure the 1962 Mets, the benchmark for baseball futility.
Twins officials say they take no particular glee in being part of a group that outmaneuvered the Vikings to land the local MLS franchise. But they’re certainly not sad about it, either.
Commiserating with the Twins biggest diehards, the ones who can find hope in a haystack, even if no one else can find it with a microscope.
Since 2010, the extended Murphy family of Bloomington have pushed their neighbor’s candidacy for the Hall of Fame, seeking the ultimate honor for a three-time American League batting champion.
A leading tackler sings a capella. The QB has one of the coolest names in sports. But most surprising: Macalaster — once seen as the worst program in college football history — is a game away from the NCAA playoffs.
Everyone involved with the team concedes the on-field product stinks. The question is what they plan to do about it.
“We’re not going to be a team that pushes the panic button because we didn’t get to the finals,” said coach Cheryl Reeve.
The Lynx aren’t assuming they’ll be the first team since the Houston Comets to reach four consecutive league finals. And they shouldn’t be.