Professional Sports

April Larson, Running The Table

Minnesota Standout Making A Name For Herself

DULUTH, Minn- The City of Duluth found itself in the corner pocket this June, with the 2nd Annual Eight Ball Classic at the Break Room. The local event is attended by some of the best pool players in the world, including, Minnesota native and rising star on the national scene, 17–year–old April Larson. The familiar image of a pool room…

Prosecutor to Appeal Hernandez Conviction Ruling

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – Prosecutors say they will appeal a ruling erasing former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal was heard. Judge Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that Hernandez’s conviction must be dismissed under longstanding case law in Massachusetts that says a conviction is not final under a court has decided…

Roof Trusses to be Placed on Milwaukee NBA Arena Project

(Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – Construction of the new NBA arena in Milwaukee has reached a milestone as crews place the first of nine enormous roof trusses above the partially-finished steel structure. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the lift began Tuesday. It involves workers from Merrill Iron & Steel, a local company that…

UMD Freshman Goalie Hunter Miska Signs With Arizona

Bulldogs Stud Goaltender Departs After One Season

GLENDALE, ARIZONA- After just one remarkable season for the UMD Bulldogs, Freshman Goaltender Hunter Miska has signed an entry level contract with the Arizona Coyotes. The Stacy MN native ended the season with a 27-5-5 record, and .920 save percentage, with just a 2.20 goals against average. The terms of his professional contract were not disclosed. Categories: College, Community, News,…

Wild Clinch Home Ice for 1st Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Allie Johnson - FOX 9 KMSP

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – With a 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, the Minnesota Wild clinched the second spot in the Western Conference and guaranteed themselves home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This will be Minnesota’s fifth straight trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Wild will likely take on the St. Louis Blues,…

Sands Shifts Focus to New Opponent

Boxer to Face Brian Howard in Hinckley for NABA Crown

DULUTH, Minn. – So much for Germany. ‘The Haitian Temptation’ Al Sands and his team couldn’t get a deal done for a rescheudled fight with Roman Glovashenko for the International Boxing Organization Inter-Continental Cruiserwieght title. Instead, Sands (19–2, 17 KO) fights Brian Howard (12–1, 9 KO) April 21st for the North American Boxing Association Cruiserweight title at Grand Casino Hinckley….

NHL Not Going to 2018 Olympics in South Korea

The NHL is not going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The league announced its decision Monday afternoon, saying the matter was “officially closed.” The league says no meaningful dialogue had materialized in talks with the NHLPA, International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. Team owners have complained that stopping the NHL season for three weeks every…

10,000 Volunteers Needed for Super Bowl in Minnesota

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is looking for its Crew 52

Photo Credit: Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – The Super Bowl is coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and putting on the big game in a big stadium takes a big team. The application process is now open for Crew 52 – the team of 10,000 volunteers that will welcome Super Bowl visitors to the Land of…

Peterson to Become Free Agent

Peterson Was Due to Make $18 Million in 2017

Courtesy of NFL.comMINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-Adrian Peterson, Minnesota’s all-time leading rusher, will be an unrestricted free agent when the market opens next week. As expected, the Vikings declined to exercise their option for next season on Peterson’s contract. Peterson was scheduled to make $18 million in 2017, what would have been an unwieldly hit to their salary cap. General manager Rick Spielman…

Wild Forwards Zach Parise, Jason Pominville Diagnosed with Mumps

This is the second time Mumps has checked the team

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP-FOX 9) – Forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with mumps. The Minnesota Wild made the announcement just 30 minutes before the team is set to face off against Los Angeles Kings at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The wild have just come off a scheduled week off. The team has three…

Packers Fans Cheer on Team During Season-Ending Loss

Fans in Superior React to Packers' Loss in NFC Championship

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers’ season came to an end earlier Sunday with a 44–to–21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. But Packers fans were heard cheering on their team across the Northland, including at Schultz’s Sports Bar in Superior. Here are some sights and sounds from the big game earlier today. Categories: Community, Features,…

Twins’ Winter Caravan Makes a Stop in Duluth

Hector Santiago, Eduardo Escobar and Jack Morris were all in attendance.

DULUTH-MINN.- The Twins Winter Caravan made their annual stop in Duluth Monday Night. Hector Santiago, Eduardo Escobar and former Twin Jack Morris were all at Grandmas sports garden to sign autographs. Fans were disappointed with the Twins 59-103 record last season but the players appreciate their support through the bad times. “When you lose your 103 game and you come…

Bill Would Allow Another 2 Hours of 2018 Super Bowl Drinking

Bars would stay open until 4 a.m. Super Bowl Weekend

ST. PAUL (AP) – Fans attending next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis could squeeze in an extra two hours of celebratory drinking. A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers introduction a bill, Thursday, that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on Super Bowl weekend. Local governments would have to approve the extra hours of sales between February 2-5,…