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Zach Zenner & CJ Ham Return For Camp At Fieldhouse

NFL Backs Give Back In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A pair of former standout college running backs returned to Sioux Falls today for a camp at the Riggs Academy at the Sanford Fieldhouse. Zach Zenner, who had a record-setting career at South Dakota State, and C.J. Ham, who bowled tacklers over when he was carrying the ball for Augustana, were both in town to talk…

Area’s Growth Attracts USA Basketball

Coaches Camp At Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Yesterday we showed you a bit of the USA Basketball Coaches Academy which concluded today at the Sanford Pentagon. Normally these academies are held in bigger metropolitan cities like Boston or New York.  Sioux Falls, South Dakota and this region have become a player now though with the explosion of facilities and the growth of the…

Brandon’s Jake Adams Homers In First Pro At-Bat

Playing For Tri-City Valley Cats In New York

TROY, NY —  After he was selected in the Major League Baseball Draft by Houston, Brandon’s Jake Adams told us that he thought his game would transfer well to the professional level where they swing wood bats instead of the BB Core. And the NCAA’s top homerun hitter didn’t waste any time proving that correct. In his first at-bat for…

USA Basketball Brings Coaches Clinic To Sioux Falls

Pentagon Hosting Two Day Event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  We see plenty of basketball clinics for young players throughout the summer. This weekend USA Basketball is holding one to make their coaches better. The USA Basketball Coaches Academy began today at the Sanford Pentagon.  Via lectures, panel discussions, on-court exercises and more, the Academy gives coaches of all levels a chance to learn different styles…

Thibodeau & Wolves Excited To Land Versatile Butler

Blockbuster Trade Nets Minnesota Proven Veteran

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  For the first time in more than a decade there is some real buzz around the Minnesota Timberwolves. That’s what happens when you pull off a blockbuster trade and bring in a three time all-star. Minnesota sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the 7th overall pick in last night’s draft to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for…

Timberwolves Deal For Butler & Draft Creighton’s Patton

Blockbuster Deal Sends LaVine & Dunn To Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  This is the 12th time in the last 13 years the Minnesota Timberwolves have had a lottery pick in the NBA draft.  That’s because they haven’t made the playoffs in 13 years. Those are streaks they’d like to end, and it’s why they pulled off a blockbuster deal in tonight’s draft. Minnesota sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn…

Miller A Mentor In Denver

Mitchell Native Plans On Playing In 18th NBA Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In these parts on NBA Draft night it’s hard not to think back to 17 years ago when Mitchell native Mike Miller went 5th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft. Now he’s gone from the young kid nicknamed “skinny” to the old man on the young Denver Nuggets. Miller just completed his 17th NBA season. He…

Timberwolves Team Up With Fitbit

Fitbit Logo Will Serve As Jersey Patch During Next Season

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Timberwolves are joining the jersey patch fad. The team announced Tuesday it has agreed to a three-year partnership with Fitbit, a health and sleep monitoring device. The Fitbit logo will appear on Timberwolves and Iowa Wolves jerseys next season. The jersey patch will be unveiled alongside the new uniforms for the team this summer. The…

NBA G-League Becomes Official

NBA Development League, Formerly Known As D-League, Gets A Brand New Look

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Since 2006, the Sioux Falls Skyforce has been a part of the NBA Development league, or D-League. On Tuesday, their league got an official makeover. The NBA and Gatorade announced the D-League will now be known as the NBA G-league. The G-league will expand to 26 teams, an addition of four teams since last year. For…

Rapid City Rush Become Minnesota Wild Affiliate

ECHL Team Joins Iowa In Wild Minor League System

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  Some future Minnesota Wild stars could begin their careers in South Dakota. The Wild have partnered with the Rapid City Rush to make them their official ECHL affiliate.  The ECHL is essentially the second tier of minor league hockey behind the AHL.  Minnesota’s AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, play in Des Moines, IA.

Zenner Joining Ham At RB Camp Next Monday

Sanford Fieldhouse Will Host It From 5-7 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  If you’re going hold a camp for running backs in South Dakota you should probably give them a standard to aspire to. The Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy will certainly have that next week with Zach Zenner and CJ Ham. It was announced today that Zenner will be joining Ham for the special camp at…

Ben Nguyen Gets Biggest Win Yet At UFC Fight Night 110

Needs Just 49 Seconds To Defeat Tim Elliott

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND  —  The night before his bout at UFC Fight Night 110, Sioux Falls native Ben Nguyen admitted to waking up with night sweats, nervous for his fight with Tim Elliott. His performance in the fight might leave Elliott with some nightmares. Right off the bat, Ben landed a kick to Elliott’s head and never looked back, needing just…

Champions Tour Comes to Sioux Falls

Champions Tour Comes to Sioux Falls

The Champions Tour is coming to Sioux Falls in September of 2018 with the Sanford International. The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus was at Minnehaha Country Club Thursday to make the announcement. He says it will bring plenty of great things to Sioux Falls. LPGA golfers Kim Kaufman and Kris Tschetter (who grew up playing at Minnehaha) are both thrilled what…

PGA Champions Tour To Make Major Event Announcement In Sioux Falls Thursday

Jack Nicklaus & Andy North Will Be In Attendance For Press Conference At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Fitting that on the day South Dakota’s high school state golf meets begin comes word that the PGA Champions Tour is coming to Sioux Falls….for a press conference. Along with Sanford Health they’ve called a press conference on Thursday at Minnehaha Country Club to announce details of a major sporting event coming to Sioux Falls.  Among…

USF Alum St. Pierre Signs To Play In Canadian Football League

Joins Hamilton TigerCats

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Former University of Sioux Falls All-American cornerback Solomon St. Pierre has landed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. St. Pierre, who signed with Hamilton on June 3, was among three players announced as additions to the Tiger-Cats squad. Also agreeing to terms with Hamilton was former Notre Dame offensive lineman Kona Schwenke, who…

REPORT-Milwaukee Bucks Want To Interview Becky Hammon For GM Position

Rapid City Native Currently A Spurs Assistant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rapid City native Becky Hammon turned down the head coaching position at the University of Florida in part because she reportedly wants to become the first female head coach in NBA history. According to Yahoo Sports, Hammon may be on the verge of making history of a different kind in the NBA. Becoming a general manager….

Miami Heat Purchase Controlling Interest Of Skyforce

Heineman Family To Remain Involved In Off Court & Promotional Duties

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have purchased a controlling interest in their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Miami HEAT and the Heineman family will be partners in the Skyforce and will continue to run the team as they have over the past four seasons. The Miami HEAT, led by Skyforce General…

Ex-Canaries Pitcher John Brebbia Debuts With In Majors With Cardinals

Gets Out Against Lone Batter Faced Sunday In Colorado

DENVER, CO  —  As the current edition of the Sioux Falls Canaries struggle, a former Bird had a day to remember in Denver. Ex-Canaries pitcher John Brebbia made his Major League debut for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Colorado Rockies.  Brebbia retired the only batter he faced, Trevor Story, during the Cardinals 8-4 loss to the Rockies. Brebbia pitched…