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Prep countdown

Prep countdown

Oct. 11 | This week’s prep countdown includes some outstanding football players, describes the basketball tradition at a Minneapolis city school on the boys’ and girls’ levels and the recent dominance of two St. Paul City boys’ basketball coaches. The...

Kudos to all young Black baseball players

Kudos to all young Black baseball players

Oct. 10 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Will Mo’ne Davis, the young Black middle-schooler who pitched her Philadelphia team to this summer’s Little League World Series (LLWS), become another Gabby Douglas? The comparison shouldn’t be made but...

Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Oct. 9 | Should we feel sorry for the National Football League, as some have suggested? Should we feel sorry for the billion-dollar professional athletic industrial complex, the “last refuge of accepted homophobia” that hoodwinked Congress to grant them...

Packers & Broncos bust backups!

Packers & Broncos bust backups!

Oct. 8 | GREEN BAY and DENVER — It’s hard enough to win in the NFL when you do everything right, but the lesson learned by the Vikings and Cardinals this week was when you go on the road into a battle with a legend and former NFL MVP and Super Bowl Champion,...

Twins batboy now college-bound

Twins batboy now college-bound

Oct. 3 |   His name wasn’t listed in the media guide or the fans’ souvenir booklet, but Dominque Frost was an American League All-Star this season. Frost, the Minnesota Twins’ dugout attendant — the team’s batboy — was in the dugout at this summer’s...

Twins legends Newman and Jones: The conversation continues

Twins legends Newman and Jones: The conversation continues

Oct. 2 | (This column continues the Newman-Jones conversation begun two weeks ago in MSR’s issue of September 18.)   Baseball is a sport that lends itself to storytelling. During their respective All-Star Fan Fest appearances in July, both former Twins...

Teddy delivers for Vikings!

Teddy delivers for Vikings!

Oct. 1 | Much conversation going into the 2014 season was about the Vikings returning to their original roots of playing outside in the cold in the wind and the snow. While the purple wait for the construction of their new downtown stadium, they will play...

Chanhassen holds its lead

Chanhassen holds its lead

Sep. 28 | A failed fourth-down conversion with under two minutes left allowed Chanhassen to hold on to a 34-30 victory over Robbinsdale Cooper in a Metro West Conference showdown that spoiled the Hawks’ homecoming before a capacity crowd at Cooper Stadium. First...

Hicks back, but for how long?

Hicks back, but for how long?

Sep. 28 | The Crash Davis lead character in Bull Durham was a minor league baseball lifer who spent some time in “The Show,” the major leagues, a sage for his fellow teammates. Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks is no Crash, but during his second consecutive...

Abusers not restricted to Black athletes

Abusers not restricted to Black athletes

Sep. 27 |   The average American sports fan typically is quick to judge, uses broad moral brushes in drawing conclusions, has selective ant-length memories, and vainly displays outrage whenever a Black person does something negative, whether speculative...