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Bio: James Herbert loves basketball more than is healthy. He writes for Hardwood Paroxysm, produces HoopSpeak Live and wishes he was Steve Nash. He has a pet rat named after diminutive point guard Jerome Randle.

London Olympics 2012: Timberwolves' Kirilenko, Shved And Russian Team To Face Brazil

New Russian Timberwolves Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved will go up against Brazil on Thursday morning in London.

Golden Gophers' Rodney Williams Speaks From Howard Pulley Pro City League

The Minnesota Golden Gophers' Rodney Williams is looking to improve his three-point shot so he can play some small forward, he says.

Vikings Training Camp: Jared Allen Says There's No Rivalry Between Him And Matt Kalil

The Vikings' Jared Allen said Wednesday that he doesn't have any sort of rivalry with rookie Matt Kalil.

John Carlson Injury: Vikings Think It Could Have Been Much Worse

The Minnesota Vikings' John Carlson sprained his knee on Tuesday and he's lucky that the injury wasn't more severe.

London Olympics 2012: U.S. Women's Basketball Team Blows Out Turkey, Remains Undefeated

The United States women's basketball team remains undefeated at the Olympics with a win over Turkey.

London Olympics 2012: Kevin Love And U.S. Basketball Team To Face Tunisia

The Wolves' Kevin Love scored 14 points in 14 minutes in his first game at the Olympics. His second is Tuesday against Tunisia.

London Olympics 2012: Russian Timberwolves Andrei Kirilenko And Alexey Shved Face China On Tuesday

Minnesota Timberwolves Alexey Shved and Andrei Kirilenko, representing Russia at the Olympics, will face China at 4:00 a.m. ET.

Twins Vs. White Sox Final Score: Twins Get Walk-Off Win In Game 1

The Twins eked out a a 7-6 win against Chicago on Monday night, thanks to a walk-off sac fly from Jamey Carroll.

Vikings Training Camp: Percy Harvin Jams Finger, Is OK

For a second, it looked like Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin had himself a hand injury. Turns out he just jammed a finger.

Olympic Rowing 2012: St. Paul's Megan Kalmoe And U.S. Advance To Final In London

Minnesota's Megan Kalmoe and the U.S. rowing team advanced to the finals on Monday in London.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.