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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...

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Mar. 5 | Athletics experts on nurturing strength in women and girls   I have seen over the years some athletes so mentally tough they would run through a wall when asked, get up, dust themselves off and repeat the feat. I’ve also seen some athletes...

Can we talk? The N-Word has got to go!

Can we talk? The N-Word has got to go!

Mar. 5 | I’ve written hundreds of columns over the years but never about the N-Word. It is a term that makes my temperature rise and my skin boil. First of all, we should not be having this open discussion or debate. But the N-Word won’t go away, primarily...

March Madness begins

March Madness begins

Mar. 4 |     Let’s be perfectly clear from the start — this and all subsequent columns are March Madness cliché-free. We won’t be talking about dancing or getting tickets punched here. The Gophers women basketball team plays Thursday in the...

Richard Pitino’s Gophers  are struggling!

Richard Pitino’s Gophers are struggling!

Feb. 26 | University of Minnesota this year has assistant basketball coaches now making $175,000. Last year under Tubby Smith, not one of his coaches was paid over $125,000. Remember, Jimmy Williams was not permitted to be an assistant coach for Tubby Smith...

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Feb. 26 |                 By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Besides Black History Month, February also honors the accomplishments of women and girls in sport. The University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research...