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star tribune sports takes 'grand slam' honors in national contest


the star tribune won in every section category — known as a grand slam within the media industry — by finishing in the top 10 nationally for large newspapers (circulation of more than 175,000) in daily, sunday, special sections and web sites in the annual associated press sports editors contest.






star tribune sports receives national top 10 honor for special sections


the star tribune on thursday won a 2016 national top 10 award in special sections from associated press sports editors contest judges.






nba all-star saturday


nba players compete in the skills challenge, 3-point contest and slam dunk contest during the nba all-star weekend on saturday, feb. 18, 2017, at smoothie king center in new orleans.






venus' run to a grand slam final is victory in itself


more than seven years after her last grand slam title match, venus williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside rod laver arena to face her sister, serena, for the australian open championship.






what time is the slam dunk contest and full nba all-star weekend schedule


schedule for nba all-star weekend in new orleans (times pst): friday 4 p.m.: nba all-star celebrity game — espn 6 p.m.: rising stars challenge — tnt saturday 8 a.m.: hall of fame announcement — nba tv 11:30 a.m.: nba d-league all-star game — nba tv 4 p.m.: commissioner adam silver news conference...






2nd architecture biennial to feature tribune tower 'redesigns'


with the newspaper business booming 95 years ago, the chicago tribune immodestly announced an international design contest for "the most beautiful and distinctive office building in the world." its bragging proved justified. the 1922 contest drew 263 entries from 23 countries and led to the construction...






clippers' deandre jordan is ready to make big leap during nba all-star weekend


 one might assume that having the 2011 slam dunk contest champion on one’s team would provide an advantage when participating in the same contest.  as clippers center deandre jordan tells it, though, one would be wrong in that assumption.  “none,” jordan said glumly when asked what advice his teammate...






sounders win sports story of the year award locally


the sounders' mls cup win in december took home sports story of the year honors on wednesday night at the mtrwestern sports star of the year ceremony in downtown seattle






nick jordan tops the 2017 are you local? contest


nick jordan tops the 2017 are you local? contest. with a rare tiebreaker, the young r&b singer won the star tribune's eighth-annual best-new-band competition.






nick jordan tops the 2017 are you local? contest


with a rare tiebreaker, the young r&b singer won the star tribune's eighth-annual best-new-band competition.






venus’ run to a grand slam final is victory in itself


melbourne, australia (ap) — more than seven years after her last grand slam title match, venus williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside rod laver arena to face her sister, serena, for the australian open championship. she embraced the occasion instead. it was venus who was smiling during warm-ups […]






klay thompson to defend 3-point contest title, stephen curry mulls joining


one warriors star will reportedly return to the all-star weekend contest while the other is still considering doing so.






aaron gordon headlines the field for all-star dunk contest


aaron gordon has unfinished business in the all-star dunk contest. the skywalking orlando magic forward is one of the four selections for this year’s contest, to be held on feb. 18 in new orleans on all-star urday night. deandre jordan of the los angeles clippers, glenn robinson iii of indiana and derrick jones jr. of […]






aaron gordon headlines the field for nba all-star dunk contest


the skywalking orlando magic forward is one of the four selections for this year's contest, to be held on feb. 18 in new orleans on all-star urday night.






serena williams wins record 23rd open era grand slam


melbourne, australia — serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug. the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition of the family rivalry here in 2003 — went to the […]






bridge: february 19, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. bob hamman probably isn’t ready to be called the “grand old man of bridge,” but he has the credentials. hamman represented the united states internationally in 1964 and remains a force at the table as he approaches his 79th year. his list of world and national titles […]






american black film festival honors denzel washington, issa rae and others in st


“all my crushes and inspirations are in this room, so holler at me,” actress issa rae said shortly after accepting her award for rising star at the american black film festival honors.  hosted by actress regina hall at the beverly hilton, the abff honors celebrate and uplift black actors, entertainers...






clippers' deandre jordan 'has come a long way' to become an nba all-star


the pendant hanging around brett jordan’s neck is shaped like the fraction, ¼. it glittered as it rested on his shirt while he sat next to the other two-fourths, and looked down at the court where their final piece prepared for the nba slam dunk contest. deandre jordan pointed up into the stands...






with game-ending slam, mexico joins cuba in caribbean semis


sebastian valle hit a game-ending grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning to give unbeaten mexico a 5-1 victory over venezuela in the caribbean series on friday night.






star tribune coverage of st. cloud mall stabbing


here are front pages from the star tribune's print edition in the wake of a stabbing attack at a mall in st. cloud.






serena williams defeats sister venus in australian open final for record 23rd gr


serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister venus was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug. the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling, 6-4, 6-4, on...






aaron gordon headlines the field for all-star dunk contest


aaron gordon has unfinished business in the all-star dunk contest.






bridge: february, 22, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. when south overcalled 1nt, north’s three diamonds invited game. if north’s hand were strong enough to force, he could start with a cue bid of east’s suit. north might have tried 3nt instead, but south bid game because he liked his diamond honors. when west led the […]






bridge: february 02, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. cy the cynic says the toughest part of dieting is not watching what you eat, it’s watching what other people eat. i suspect cy thinks a tough part of bridge is watching his partners play the dummy. as today’s north, cy tried for slam over south’s jump […]






past star tribune boys' hockey metro players of the year


the star tribune has been selecting a metro player of the year in boys' hockey since 1985.






stephen curry explains his decision to skip the 3-point contest on all-star week


warriors guard steph curry is prioritizing rest over the 3-point contest in new orleans in a couple weekends.






'la la land' takes top honors at producers guild awards


"la la land" is continuing to dance its way through hollywood's awards season, claiming top honors at the 28th annual producers guild awards.






what you need to know about the mtrwestern sports star of the year ceremony


here's everything you need to know about the 82nd annual mtrwestern sports star of the year ceremony.






nation’s best cheesemakers out to prove it in wisconsin


milwaukee (ap) — the national cheese spotlight this week turns to wisconsin — where else? — as judges get ready to sniff, taste and touch thousands of samples in the u.s. championship cheese contest. the national contest alternates each year with the world cheese-off. judging is tuesday and wednesday at lambeau field in green bay, […]






'la la land' takes top honors at producers guild awards


"la la land" is continuing to dance its way through hollywood's awards season, claiming top honors at the 28th annual producers guild awards. the guild recognized the candy-colored al with its darryl f. zanuck award for theatrical motion picture production urday, a prize that often precedes...






many clouds, winner of 2015 grand national, dies after race


many clouds, the winner of britain's 2015 grand national, collapsed and died after producing one final stunning victory on urday.






australian open: federer beats nadal in final


swiss former world number one edges out spaniard in five sets to win first grand slam since wimbledon 2012.






google glory: oprf junior vejcik among contenders for national doodle contest


oak park and river forest high school junior emma vejcik knew she was running out of time to enter google's national doodle contest for students in grades k-12. within about 24 hours time, the 16-year-old sketched out her entry, painted it with water colors, inked over the lines with a ballpoint...






nelson algren short story contest – deadline tonight


nelson algren was a chicago-based literary writer best known for his novel “the man with the golden arm.” now there is a short-story contest named in his honor, run by the chicago tribune. there are cash prizes! but the deadline is tonight at midnight (jan. 31). the story length can go up to  8000 words. […]






roger federer wins australian open at the age of 35


at 35, federer dials back clock to win 18th grand slam