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Timberwolves roll past Thunder, 100-81

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love (left) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams defends during the second half of their game in Minneapolis. AP

Two games into the season, and it is clear that Russell Westbrook’s knee injury has taken the swagger and ferocity right out of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Love leads Timberwolves past Celtics in preseason

Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (left) drives to the basket past Boston Celtics' Vitor Faverani during the third quarter of their NBA preseason game in Montreal, Canada. AP

Kevin Love had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-89 preseason win against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

France to play Lithuania in Eurobasket final

France's Florent Pietrus reaches for the ball during the EuroBasket European Basketball Championship semifinal match against Spain, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. AP

France ended Spain’s reign as European basketball champion Friday with a 75-72 overtime victory behind 32 points from Tony Parker to set up a final against Lithuania.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Faried shines in Rising Stars game

Team Chuck's Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets dunks as Team Shaq's Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game at NBA All-Star Weekend, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Houston. AP

Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Ricky Rubio stands up for fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol

Spain center Pau Gasol celebrates with teammate guard Ricky Rubio, right during the first quarter of their men’s preliminary basketball game against Greece at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Ricky Rubio is standing up for his fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, saying he doesn’t think it’s fair that the Los Angeles Lakers are bringing Gasol off the bench this season.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rubio won’t travel with Wolves to Utah, Denver

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, front, of Spain, drives around Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) during the second half on an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Minneapolis. Rubio made his season debut after recovering from surgery on his left knee and the Timberwolves won 114-106. AP /Genevieve Ross

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not travel with the team for a two-game road trip to Utah and Denver this week because of back spasms.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA: T-Wolves edge Dallas as Rubio makes triumphant return

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, front, of Spain, drives around Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) during the second half on an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Minneapolis. Rubio made his season debut after recovering from surgery on his left knee and the Timberwolves won 114-106. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

Montenegro’s Nikola Pekovic scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds to spark Minnesota over Dallas 114-106 in overtime Saturday as Ricky Rubio made a triumphant return.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Timberwolves’ Rubio out for season with torn ACL

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Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, bottom, of Spain, is helped by Derrick Williams, right, after going down in a collision with Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, March 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Lakers won 105-102. Rubio was called for a foul on the play and had to be helped to the bench.  AP Photo/ Jim Mone

Ricky Rubio’s sensational rookie season has come to a devastatingly abrupt end.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Rubio works out with team, helps family in need

Ricky Rubio of Spain is the new point guard of the Minnesota Timberwolves. AP

Ricky Rubio jokingly promised that he would keep his credit card in his pocket on his first trip to the Mall of America so his family didn’t buy everything in sight.

Posted: June 26th, 2011 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Spaniard Ricky Rubio joins Timberwolves

MADRID—Highly-rated Spanish guard Ricky Rubio will quit Barcelona and play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA next season, the Catalan club announced on Friday. The 20-year-old Rubio, who made his Spanish league debut at the age of 14, was drafted by the Wolves in the 2009 NBA Draft but has spent the last two [...]

Posted: June 18th, 2011 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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