Sports & Leisure

  • Twins unveil new Target Field eats
    The new food options include the porketta 'slugger' from Chisholm's Spike said Valentini's, rib tips from The Butcher and the Boar, and Kramarczuk's offering of a hot dog inside a bratwurst, wrapped in bacon.April 1, 2014
  • Why Americans are so 'busy' and love talking about it
    What if our busy schedules are merely a construct? Brigid Schulte says we've created a lot of our hectic schedule on our own.The Daily Circuit, April 1, 2014
  • The 20 most dilapidated streets in St. Paul
    The City of St. Paul has identified about 20 miles of streets it says are badly in need of repair. This map shows the "Terrible 20," as Mayor Chris Coleman calls them. Are there streets that aren't on the map that should be?April 1, 2014
  • Taylor: Star Tribune bid a 'long-term investment'
    The billionaire owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves made a cash offer for the newspaper but declined to say how much he offered.April 1, 2014
  • Ump's call overturned for first time by expanded replay
    Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez challenged the sixth-inning play at Miller Park on Monday. Braun was originally called safe at first base by umpire Greg Gibson on an infield single.March 31, 2014
  • Groundskeepers rush to get Target Field ready as Twins' home opener nears
    Snow removal has taken more time this year because of the heavy snows this winter, head groundskeeper Larry DiVito said. Workers have been melting snow and ice in the stands hosing them down with hot water.March 31, 2014
  • In old days, baseball was a stranger sport
    Author describes era of novelty teams, "mercenaries and scalawags."The Daily Circuit, March 31, 2014
  • Twins preview: Pitching OK, but offense remains a concern
    A team that was once viewed as a model for succeeding and competing with modest financial resources has been an afterthought for too long now.March 31, 2014
  • St. Croix bridge work will slow Hwy. 36 this week
    The span is scheduled to open in 2016, and will replace the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge.March 31, 2014
  • Gopher men advance to Frozen Four
    Minnesota (27-6-6) will face North Dakota in the Frozen Four semifinals in Philadelphia on April 10. Boston College will play Union in the other semifinal.March 31, 2014
  • Wisconsin students celebrate Badgers' NCAA victory
    Thousands of students rushed onto State Street in Madison to celebrate Wisconsin's 64-63 overtime victory over Arizona in the NCAA basketball tournament, a win that sends the Badgers to the Final Four.March 30, 2014
  • Police fire pepper spray at students after game
    Tucson police said Saturday night that they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and firecrackers at officers after the University of Arizona basketball team's overtime loss in the NCAA tournament.March 30, 2014
  • No-kill caviar aims to keep the treat and save the sturgeon
    Caviar was once the food of kings and czars -- and for a sturgeon, it meant death. But a new technique of massaging the ripe eggs from a female sturgeon -- without killing or even cutting the fish open-- could make caviar more abundant, more affordable, and more accessible to all.March 30, 2014
  • For women, being a jock may also signal political ambition
    Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest in public office.March 29, 2014
  • Would March be less mad if players were paid?
    Last week's National Labor Relations Board ruling that football players at Northwestern University should be able to form a union triggered dire warnings from the NCAA that the ideal of the student-athlete would be forever corrupted if players were treated as employees and paid as such. But for fans, the reality is that the game wouldn't change. The real question is how the pie would be sliced, with players suddenly demanding a share of the take.March 29, 2014

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