Butler, Towns named to NBA Western Conference All-Stars

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler and forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns were today named NBA Western Conference All-Stars by the National Basketball Association. Butler and Towns were named to the team as reserves via balloting by NBA head coaches. Towns and Butler become the 6th and 7th Wolves players to earn NBA All-Star honors, joining Tom Gugliotta, Kevin Garnett, Wally Szczerbiak, Sam Cassell and Kevin Love. Butler and Towns become the fourth pair of teammates to be named NBA All-Stars in the same year in Wolves history (Garnett/Gugliotta, 1997; Garnett/Szczerbiak, 2002; Garnett/Cassell, 2004). For Butler, this will be his fourth … Continue reading Butler, Towns named to NBA Western Conference All-Stars

Smith, Rudolph and Joseph added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Eden Prairie, MN (January 22, 2018) – Vikings DT Linval Joseph, TE Kyle Rudolph and S Harrison Smith have been named to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl. Joseph will be replacing Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox, Rudolph will be replacing Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham, who is unable to participate due to injury and Smith will be replacing New York Giants S Landon Collins, who is also unable to participate due to injury.   Both Joseph, who was a Pro Bowler last season, and Rudolph, who won Pro Bowl MVP honors at the all-star game following the 2012 season, will … Continue reading Smith, Rudolph and Joseph added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Philly Fanatic: An Eagles fan’s dream

Philly Fanatic By Wally Langfellow John Schneider is a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. The 40 year old has been going to Eagles home games since he was 14 years old. At the age of 17 however, life took an unexpected turn for the Philadelphia native when he was paralyzed in an auto accident and has been bound to a wheelchair since then. Schneider’s love for his Eagles has some deep roots. And so do the season tickets that he now enjoys. Shortly after his crippling accident, Schneider was paid a visit by Eagles owner Jeff Lurie, who presented Schneider … Continue reading Philly Fanatic: An Eagles fan’s dream

Johan Santana elected to Twins Hall of Fame

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced today that former Twins left-handed pitcher Johan Santana has been elected to the club’s Hall of Fame. Santana will become the 31st member of the Twins Hall of Fame when he is inducted during an on-field pre-game ceremony scheduled for Saturday, August 4 when the Twins host the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Twins Hall of Fame, which honors players, managers, coaches and off-field personnel who have contributed to the organization’s growth and success since Minnesota broke into the major leagues in 1961, was created as part of the club’s … Continue reading Johan Santana elected to Twins Hall of Fame