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Legislator’s apology for NBA  tweet unconvincing

Legislator’s apology for NBA tweet unconvincing

Mar. 19 | Contrary to some who believe otherwise, race, sports and politics are always intertwined. And despite his half-hearted apology, the recent tweet on NBA players by Minnesota State Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) is another example of this. “Let’s...

Like the stock market, NFL free agency is up!

Like the stock market, NFL free agency is up!

Mar. 19 | The so-called cycle comes and goes in life, business, and in the perception of things being up or down. The 2014 NFL free agency period has returned with the vigor and zest that was intended two years ago after the NFLPA (Players Association) was...

Gophers focus on Hockey Frozen Four

Gophers focus on Hockey Frozen Four

Mar. 19 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   It was like Bachmann-Turner Overdrive last week for the Minnesota women’s hockey team, and this week it’s the Isley Brothers. Minnesota has been “Taking Care of Business,” scoring four unanswered goals...

March graduation rate madness

March graduation rate madness

Mar. 19 |     A quick prediction for this year’s NCAAs — Black male basketball players’ graduation rates will remain virtually unchanged. While nearly everyone is filling out their brackets, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)...

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

Mar. 13 |   INDIANAPOLIS — The waiting game is now underway. Minnesota (20-12) is .500 (1-1) thus far this post season. The women’s basketball team will know this Monday whether or not their proverbial “body of work” has earned them their first...

He looks like Tiger Woods, but…

He looks like Tiger Woods, but…

Mar. 13 |   Health is a wonderful thing. It is a blessing we should never take for granted, and if you have it, be certain to give thanks. The world’s number-one golfer, Tiger Woods, is again battling to regain his standard of excellence. Over his incredible...

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

Mar. 13 |             The new eight-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the WNBA and the players will add 12 more players to the league, beginning this season. Expanding the rosters, even if only by one spot per...

Central shows they wanted it more

Central shows they wanted it more

Mar. 13 | Former St. Paul Central football and basketball great PAUL JACKSON correctly predicted the outcome of the Class 3A Section 4 boys’ basketball game between the No. 7-ranked Minutemen and top-ranked St. Paul Johnson at Washington Technology Magnet...

Big thrills at Twin City girls’ basketball championship

Big thrills at Twin City girls’ basketball championship

Mar. 7 | At the Twin City girls’ basketball championship last week, St. Paul Central sophomore KENNEDY GAY hit two free throws, and senior LYRIC WILLIAMS nailed a three-pointer before the halftime buzzer — scoring all five points with 0.4 seconds remaining...

Nielsen report reveals racial divide  in sports media viewership

Nielsen report reveals racial divide in sports media viewership

Mar. 6 | Blacks, Latinos and Asians on average spent more time visiting sports sites on the computer and watching sports videos on the computer last year than the U.S. average, says a new Nielsen report. Nielsen’s 2013 Year in Sports Media Report found that...