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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...

Youth camp developed psychological as well as physical agility

Youth camp developed psychological as well as physical agility

Aug. 5 | JOHNNY ALLEN JR. wants to do something to give back to the community. “I want to help our youth in some kind of way,” said Allen, a former St. Paul Highland Park football star during the mid-1990s. “It was important to me to give something back.” Well,...

Great WNBA games most worthy of sports talk

Great WNBA games most worthy of sports talk

Aug. 2 | Atlanta Assistant Coach Karleen ThompsonPhoto by Charles Hallman   To politely say I’m tired of the Kevin Love talk is understating it. First, he pulls out of an MLB celebrity softball game under the guise that he might have been booed, since...

Ageism, sexism, racism: trouble at Fox

Ageism, sexism, racism: trouble at Fox

Aug. 1 | I usually don’t put much stock in or give much attention to sideline reporters, who I firmly believe are simply a made-for-TV creation that serves more the reporter than conveying any meaningful information to the viewer. Nonetheless, what happened...

It’s barbecuing brothers week!

It’s barbecuing brothers week!

Jul. 31 |       It’s been well documented that society salutes its stars and heroes with praise and admiration so that later they can kick them when they slip up. Remember President Bill Clinton’s fall from grace? Tiger Woods and LeBron...

Johnson prep star now playing for Arizona State

Johnson prep star now playing for Arizona State

Jul. 29 | Former Johnson High School basketball star ROOSEVELT SCOTT is on the 2014-15 men’s basketball roster at Arizona State University. The 6’-4” Scott, who last year averaged 17.5 points per game for Indian Hills Community College, led his team...

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos II

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos II

Jul. 28 | More photos from the 2014 WNBA All-Star game All photos by Charles Hallman ...

Carew pushes for Oliva induction to Hall of Fame

Carew pushes for Oliva induction to Hall of Fame

Jul. 27 | Rod Carew is one of 66 living baseball Hall of Famers. He, among others, wants former Minnesota Twins teammate Tony Oliva to soon join this honored group. “Tony Oliva deserves to be in the Hall of Fame,” proclaimed Carew. He told the MSR during...

Women pros still struggle for media attention

Women pros still struggle for media attention

Jul. 25 | PHOENIX — The WNBA All-Star Game annually is snubbed by sports fans and sports media alike. Last Saturday’s contest here unfortunately remains only a summertime favorite for those of us who do care. It was his first-ever All-Star Game, Earl Malloy...