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My day at Fenway

My day at Fenway

Jun. 26 | This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.    BOSTON — Prior to taking my third-row seat as the only Black reporter at the opener of last week’s Minnesota-Boston...

Hard work pays off for small rookie who plays big

Hard work pays off for small rookie who plays big

Jun. 25 | Heather Butler virtually hit the longest shot of her basketball career when, as an undrafted rookie, she made this season’s San Antonio Stars roster. It isn’t often that a player who was bypassed in the college draft later beats out, in Butler’s...

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Jun. 19 | I’ve held off long enough, but it’s that time again to write about the results of Dr. Richard Lapchick’s annual report cards on the pro leagues’ diversity efforts. The other print media use the fewest possible words to mention these Racial...

2014 All-Star Classic summary

2014 All-Star Classic summary

Jun. 18 |       Here is snapshot of the 21st Annual Inner City All-Star Classic played at Schoenecker Arena on the University of St. Thomas Campus a couple of weeks ago. The game features some of the metro area’s top graduating girls’ and...

No 3-peat — Spurs win it!

No 3-peat — Spurs win it!

Jun. 18 |       SAN ANTONIO — The incredible four-year run to the NBA Finals by the Miami Heat came to an end Sunday in San Antonio 104-87 in game five. The Spurs are the 2014 champions of basketball after dissecting the Heat in five games....

Prep football gets statewide realignment

Prep football gets statewide realignment

Jun. 12 | The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) approved a new statewide high school football alignment, with all 371 teams divided into 18 new districts starting in 2015. As a result, all regular-season schedules will be made by the new 18 districts,...

Women hoopsters play longer —  and pay a price

Women hoopsters play longer — and pay a price

Jun. 10 | A false argument sometimes used in comparing women and men pro athletes, especially in basketball, is using pay disparity as a starting point. Rather this week’s “View,” for your consideration, offers the following fact of at least equal if...

Heat turn it on — Finals even

Heat turn it on — Finals even

Jun. 8 | SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James, after being castigated in social media circles following game one of the NBA Finals because he got hydrated and could not finish the game, helped the Miami Heat get even with San Antonio 1-1 in the best-of-seven NBA...

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Jun. 7 | It’s been over a week now since Aaron Hicks, the second-year Minnesota Twins centerfielder, quit being a switch hitter to being only a right-handed hitter. What brought him to that decision? Poor front-office decision-making may have resulted in...

Edison track athletes  head for State Meet

Edison track athletes head for State Meet

Jun. 6 | JIA LEWIS, JADA LEWIS, MALAYSIA HAYES, LYTRISHA WASHNINGTON, QUINDELL PERRY, DELPHIN NIYONKURU, DESHON FRELIX-TWIET, MONTREA TALABI and MALIK HOLLINS gave Minneapolis Edison and City Conference track fans reason to be proud. They represented the...