Category: Sports

Olerud faces life’s curve balls

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American John Olerud was the most successful of the Norwegian-American baseball players. In a 17-year career from 1989 to 2005, the left-handed first baseman played for the...

Si Johnson pitched well for poor teams

The Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Rod Stewart’s lyrics, “Some guys have all the luck, some guys have all the pain,” could describe pitcher Silas (Si) Johnson’s MLB career. Among the...

Warholm does his best at second best

The fastest man in Norway isn’t giving up Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Only 10 months into his reign as world champion, Karsten Warholm has already been surpassed by Abderrahman Samba from Qatar. “We will...

Brann football

Brann is on fire in Eliteserien soccer

With 13 of 30 gamedays down, the leaders in Norwegian soccer are a surprise to all Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Heading into their last game before the World Cup break June 11, league favorite...

Kristiansand

Vipers sting Larvik with rare defeat

Vipers end Larvik’s nine-year streak of women’s handball triple titles with one of its own Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Larvik HK (håndball klub) has won the league, the cup, and the playoff nine years...

Elverum wins at men’s handball—again

Seven times victorious Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Elverum are Norwegian champions once again, after beating ØIF Arendal 35-24 on May 22. After one win each, in the first two final games, Elverum was the...

One team for each of the Jorgens brothers

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American At first glance, Arndt Ludwig “Art” Jorgens (Jørgens?) had a great 11-year baseball resume. His entire catching career was with the powerhouse New York Yankees from...

Lise Klaveness

Another glass ceiling to fall at World Cup

NRK’s Lise Klaveness will be the first female expert at a men’s World Cup tournament Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo NRK will send Lise Klaveness to this summer’s soccer men’s World Cup in Russia, as...