Stories by Jon Krawczynski

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Competitiveness drove Bryant to chase Jordan

All these years, Kobe Bryant has been chasing Michael Jordan. The bar doesn't get any higher.
By Jon Krawczynski

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

76ers avoid 0-17 start

MINNEAPOLIS - The Philadelphia 76ers avoided tying the record for the worst start to a season in NBA history, ending their 0-17 skid with an 85-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on ...
By Jon Krawczynski

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Spurs coach learns valuable lesson

Together, Gregg Popovich and Manu Ginobili have won four championships, including the one last June, despite a stormy relationship at the beginning.
By Jon Krawczynski

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Goodell won't hear Peterson's appeal

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
By Jon Krawczynski

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Falcons lose three linemen in defeat

The Falcons lost three more offensive linemen to injuries, forcing them to play a tight end at right tackle, and the porous defense gave up 558 yards to the Minnesota Vikings in a 41-28 loss.
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Criticism of Vikings, Peterson is mounting

Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, Adrian Peterson is facing criticism like never before.
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

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Mayor's race historic, controversial

Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
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