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Teddy delivers as Vikings best Cardinals

Teddy delivers as Vikings best Cardinals

Aug. 21 | The Vikings improved to 2-0 in the pre-season by beating the Arizona Cardinals 30-28 at TCF Stadium, a day after breaking training camp in Mankato for the 49th year. The Vikings finished the home version of the pre-season with a dramatic last-second...

New Gophers coach tours the ’hood

New Gophers coach tours the ’hood

Aug. 20 | Any chance the school’s recruiting might include more local Black females?   First-year Minnesota Women’s Basketball Coach Marlene Stollings, as expected, has made the rounds, getting to know the landscape outside the historically self-sheltered...

Minnesota Elite had a successful season

Minnesota Elite had a successful season

Aug. 16 | In June I witnessed two fifth-grade AAU teams compete during the Grassroots Alumni AAU All Star Alumni game held at Concordia University. I was there to cover the event, and former Minneapolis Washburn and Concordia University basketball standout...

Young under-the-radar hoopsters get a chance to show their stuff

Young under-the-radar hoopsters get a chance to show their stuff

Aug. 15 | Brian Sandifer’s idea to host a prep boys’ basketball game wasn’t anything new, but his approach was, to say the least, novel. “I felt like there are a lot of kids who get a lot of hype in the metro area,” explains Sandifer, who runs Grassroots...

Glen Taylor: Love contract ‘was the wrong decision’

Glen Taylor: Love contract ‘was the wrong decision’

Aug. 14 | It’s more than a rumor: Timberwolves star Kevin Love, one of the top players in the NBA, will soon be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After six years with the Timberwolves, Love, one of the NBA’s top 10 players, demanded that he be traded before...

All-Star Youth Basketball Clinic

All-Star Youth Basketball Clinic

Aug. 13 |   All photos by Charles Hallman ...

Black aces remember how it was

Black aces remember how it was

Aug. 13 | A major league pitcher today, even if he barely completes the minimum five innings, pitches a “quality start.” “Back in our day,” says Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who pitched four of his 14 big-league seasons (1958-1971) for the Minnesota Twins...

Kenny Perry wins 3M championship

Kenny Perry wins 3M championship

Aug. 9 | Minnesota’s Fortune 500 giant 3M finally again has a marquee champion of Minnesota’s biggest professional golf tournament. Kenny Perry, the reigning Charles Schwab Cup champion, beat red-hot Bernhard Langer by one shot. The seniors went low....

Girls hoopin’ in the hood

Girls hoopin’ in the hood

Aug. 8 | Finally, an urban girls’ summer league…               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The basketballs are bouncing inside the Farview Park gym, which in itself isn’t surprising at the always-in-use city...

Few U.S. Blacks turn out for international soccer

Few U.S. Blacks turn out for international soccer

Aug. 7 | Soccer, a sport mainly played with no hands, elicits strong emotions among its players and the fans that follow it. Sometimes these emotions are gutter-like, such as several “high-profile” racist incidents that have occurred in recent years. “I...