Stories by Jon Krawczynski

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Lynx go for record-tying fourth WNBA title on Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS - Seimone Augustus was a 13-year-old girl when she watched the Houston Comets win the first WNBA championship in 1997.
By Jon Krawczynski

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Augustus playing big role for Lynx in WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS - It doesn't take long for Maya Moore to recognize when teammate Seimone Augustus has found her groove.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Sparks reversed roles with Lynx in Game 1

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx have a core group of players participating in their fifth WNBA Finals in the last six seasons. The Los Angeles Sparks only have one player who has made it this far ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Beard's jumper lifts Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS - In a championship series filled with stars, Alana Beard sometimes can get lost with so much attention on Minnesota's four Olympians and the two MVPs in Los Angeles.
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Big Ten powers to fact tough nonconference tests

The schedule on Saturday is full of big-time matchups for Big Ten heavyweights.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Holmes, Kuchar, Fowler added to U.S. team

CHASKA, Minn. - Davis Love III chose Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar for the U.S. Ryder Cup team Monday.
By Jon Krawczynski

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trailblazing coach Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS - Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, July 11, 2016

Duncan announces retirement from NBA

Tim Duncan spent nearly two decades as the quiet storm in the middle of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, putting the team on his broad shoulders and carrying it to heights unseen in modern ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Warriors' super team rocks NBA

Kevin Durant's decision to join the Warriors on Monday sent tremors through the NBA, and players and executives throughout the league immediately started to contemplate how the newest super team ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Losses in the NBA Finals tend to linger longer than wins

Often lost in the euphoria of confetti blizzards and champagne showers of an NBA Finals triumph is the crushing despair just down the hall.
By Jon Krawczynski

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cavaliers are familiar with adversity this season

Everyone wants to know how the Cavaliers will respond, how will they react after a body blow in Round 1 of the NBA Final at the hands of the Golden State Warriors.
By Jon Krawczynski

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Warriors, Cavs set for highly-anticipated rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. -LeBron versus Steph. King James versus the Baby-faced Assassin. Any way you slice it, it's a dream matchup for the league in the NBA Finals. Again.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hawks eye 2-0 lead in series with Celtics

After a slim victory in Game 1, the Atlanta Hawks look to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series against the Boston Celtics.
By Jon Krawczynski

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Timberwolves' Saunders dies after short battle with cancer

Flip Saunders, who rose to become one of the most powerful men in the NBA as coach, team president and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Sunday.
By Jon Krawczynski

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

NBA West preview: Warriors have plenty of challengers

Last season the Golden State Warriors were invigorated by a new head coach and ran circles around the rest of the NBA, culminating with the franchise's first title. Other West powers are looking ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Lynx claim another WNBA title

Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx captured their third championship in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Lynx even series with Fever at 1-1

MINNEAPOLIS - Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and nine rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx evened the best-of-five WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 77-71 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.
By Jon Krawczynski

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Gritty Fever top Lynx in Game 1 of WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS - Briann January had 19 points and six assists and the Indiana Fever stole home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday.
By Jon Krawczynski

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

2012 WNBA Finals teams meet again

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota and Indiana square off beginning today in a rematch of the 2012 WNBA Finals.
By Jon Krawczynski

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Peterson brings pop in return to training camp

Most veterans dread the early days of camp and the first few hits that open the door to six months filled with jarring blows, aches and pains. Not Adrian Peterson.
By Jon Krawczynski
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