SPORTS NEWS

Twin Cities get a new stadium ... again

Column: RICK SOLEM
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It’s settled, the Minnesota Vikings are getting a new stadium ... again.

An indoor stadium. To play football. Indoors.

A stadium that looks like the Jawas’ Sandcrawler from the original Star Wars.

I have all kinds of problems with this and stadiums in general.

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OH, the playoffs

Column: RICK SOLEM
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Things are going to get ugly. They’re already that way, but that’s the NBA playoffs - Hard fouls, awful shooting. In other words: Defensive.

And it’s only going to get worse – or better.

Three outliers remain in the equation that will win an NBA championship – a defensive equation.

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NBA Playoff preview

By RICK SOLEM
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The real NBA season begins and the storylines are nearly endless.

There are a couple of first-round flops, but, for the most part, every matchup provides some intrigue.

Here’s a look, starting with the best … and the worst:

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Should Packers Draft O-Line

By RICK SOLEM

 

The NFL draft gets under way at 7 p.m. tonight.

It’s easy to think about the Green Bay Packers last couple of seasons and know where things went wrong: Defense, defense, defense.

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Bucks postseason wrapup

Column: RICK SOLEM
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Yes, a postseason wrapup ... before the season is over. Because, for the Milwaukee Bucks, the season, and the posteason, is over.

The formula for the the Bucks to get by the first round of the NBA Playoffs is simple.

Throw away a couple of seasons to get into the draft lottery.

Draft players like Tobias Harris and don’t trade them for players with expiring contracts.

Get a top seed in the playoffs. Don’t play LeBron James.

Oh, and don’t have Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis running the ‘show.’

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