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MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves have searched high and low this offseason for wing players who can both defend and hit the 3-point shot. Their latest find spent the past few seasons in Europe. Minnesota agreed to a two-year, partially-guaranteed deal with James Nunnally, a source confirmed to the Pioneer Press. The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. Nunnally, who got married less than two weeks ago, is flying into Minnesota on Tuesday to take a physical and eventually sign his contract.
BLAINE, Minn.—With conclusion of the final 3M Championship on Sunday, Aug. 5,, it's officially time to start looking forward. The inaugural 3M Open, Minnesota's first regular PGA Tour stop in five decades, is just 11 months away. Paul Goydos, the 2017 3M Championship winner, said the Champions Tour was a "nice event" for the Twin Cities but the PGA Tour stop will be "the event of the summer in Minneapolis."
BLAINE, Minn. — The grandmaster of TPC Twin Cities is coming back next summer to show the young guns how it's done.
BLAINE, Minn. — There was a common sentiment among players at the 3M Championship. They're sad to see the tournament go. "It's one of the better events on the Champions Tour," Paul Goydos, the 2017 3M Championship winner, said Sunday, Aug. 5.
BLAINE, Minn.—It's no secret that as currently laid out, TPC Twin Cities would be destroyed by PGA Tour pros. As Tom Lehman notes, the fairways are wide, the greens are generous and the bunkers are manageable. "There's room to hit it, there's room to recover," the two-time British Open champion said. "It's always in great condition, which is a big part of it. ... So, when you get nice weather and wide fairways and the greens are true, and really the inability to put the ball in trouble a whole lot, the scores are very low."
BLAINE, Minn. — The thought has crossed Tom Lehman's mind once or twice. This is the former Gophers golfer's final chance to win the 3M Championship in his home state before the event is scrapped for a PGA Tour event next summer. "The one thing about golf which is great is there's always something you're looking forward to," said Lehman, who grew up in Alexandria, Minn. "This week is a big week for me, because it's the last one, the last crack at it."
MINNEAPOLIS — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was asked Friday about the reception she has received in Minneapolis for all-star weekend. "It's great," she said with a smile. "For as much as I hate the Lynx ..." OK, Taurasi was joking. She admitted as much. Still, any disdain would be justified. It can't be fun for some of the WNBA's top talents to watch Minnesota hog much of the league's limelight over the past eight seasons, winning four WNBA titles while appearing in six Finals.
MINNEAPOLIS — Rebekkah Brunson, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi posed for photos together Friday, July 27, in the Target Center press conference room, three record-breakers who have proven to be the best at what they do. Taurasi is the WNBA record holder for points scored, Bird is the all-time assists leader and Brunson is the career rebounding leader. All three will play in Saturday's WNBA All-Star game in Minneapolis. "That's pretty cool," said Taurasi, a Phoenix guard. "That probably will never happen again."
MINNEAPOLIS—Hosting their first All-Star Game in franchise history, Cheryl Reeve wants the Lynx to be well-represented. Really well-represented. Minnesota is hoping to have all five starters—Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen—selected to the WNBA All-Star Game.
RICHFIELD, Minn.—Larry Fitzgerald makes it a point each summer to return to Minnesota to work with the area's youth. The Arizona Cardinals all-pro receiver was at it again Monday, July 16, at alma mater Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. The focus of his football procamp, Fitzgerald said, isn't to help kids become pro athletes but rather to teach them life lessons.