Stories by Jon Krawczynski

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Vikings bring back Peterson

The Vikings brought Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the NFL's approach to addressing domestic abuse reached a fever pitch.
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

WNBA star to join Spurs' staff

The San Antonio Spurs hired WNBA star Becky Hammon on Tuesday, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff.
By Jon Krawczynski

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Twins want to show off Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS - With the All-Star Game coming to the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Twins see the mid-summer party as more than a way to distract from another disappointing season.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, June 30, 2014

Teams with NBA title dreams look to free agents

As free agency opens Tuesday, the allure of splurging on one big star will be too intoxicating for most teams to resist.
By Jon Krawczynski

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Simple formula has helped Spurs thrive

SAN ANTONIO - While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the franchise's almost unfathomable ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Timberwolves might part with coach

MINNEAPOLIS - As the clock ticks down on the Minnesota Timberwolves' regular season finale tonight, one of the most quietly successful coaching careers the NBA has ever seen could be coming to a ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, April 14, 2014

Paternity leave more accepted

Major League Baseball remains the only one of the four major professional leagues in North America to have a standardized paternity leave policy.
By Jon Krawczynski

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Belinelli has been 'pleasant surprise' for Spurs

On the list of free agents available last summer, Marco Belinelli's name certainly didn't stand out.
By Jon Krawczynski

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Minnesota turns back Atlanta

MINNEAPOLIS - Gorgui Dieng had 15 points and 15 rebounds to continue his out-of-nowhere emergence and the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the slumping Atlanta Hawks another costly loss with a 107-83 ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Winning medal tally eases Russia's pain from Vancouver debacle

SOCHI, Russia - Russia's post-Soviet athletic decline hit bottom at the Vancouver Olympics, where the once dominant nation left with only three gold medals and the daunting task of rebuilding. ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Durant's influence looms larger now

As the Oklahoma City Thunder have gotten younger and younger, star Kevin Durant's influence looms larger and larger.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

Lynx begin to embrace idea of budding WNBA dynasty

MINNEAPOLIS - Whether they want the labels or not, the Minnesota Lynx are being cast as the next empire in the WNBA, and for good reason.
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Lynx rout Dream to take command

MINNEAPOLIS - Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Minnesota Lynx to the brink of their second title in three seasons with an 88-63 ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Dream will have hands full in WNBA Finals

The Atlanta Dream take on the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Finals.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, Aug 26, 2013

McGrady says he's retiring

After a 16-year NBA career, Tracy McGrady says he's retiring from the league, though he may still decide to continue to play overseas.
By Jon Krawczynski

Friday, Aug 23, 2013

Errant pitches can do serious damage

One little slip, one sweaty palm, one ill-timed flick of the wrist can mean the difference between some harmless chin music that can back off a hitter, and a whistling pellet that can end a ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, July 22, 2013

Coach K happy to be back with Team USA

Coach K and Team USA are convening in Las Vegas for a four-day camp even though the team does not have any games this summer.
By Jon Krawczynski

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Heat stay alive, force Game 7

MIAMI - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, June 17, 2013

Spurs' scouting pays big dividends

The Spurs have long been the NBA's gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Spurs drop Heat, inch closer to title

SAN ANTONIO - Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
By Jon Krawczynski
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