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Timberwolves start over again

Timberwolves start over again

Aug. 27 | Well, the worst-kept secret in the NBA finally became reality August 23 when the Timberwolves pulled the switch and traded All-Star Kevin Love to Cleveland. As it turned out, the Timberwolves traded more than just Love. The deal involved three teams:...

Two top prep prospects

Two top prep prospects

Aug. 23 |               A couple of weeks ago I attended the annual Under the Radar Showcase at Macalester College featuring four games between the top high school boys’ basketball players in the metro area according to...

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

Aug. 22 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2014 WNBA playoffs officially begin Thursday: Minnesota hosts San Antonio in game one of the best-of-three first-round series. But actually, the regular season’s...

Teddy delivers as Vikings best Cardinals

Teddy delivers as Vikings best Cardinals

Aug. 21 | The Vikings improved to 2-0 in the pre-season by beating the Arizona Cardinals 30-28 at TCF Stadium, a day after breaking training camp in Mankato for the 49th year. The Vikings finished the home version of the pre-season with a dramatic last-second...

New Gophers coach tours the ’hood

New Gophers coach tours the ’hood

Aug. 20 | Any chance the school’s recruiting might include more local Black females?   First-year Minnesota Women’s Basketball Coach Marlene Stollings, as expected, has made the rounds, getting to know the landscape outside the historically self-sheltered...

Minnesota Elite had a successful season

Minnesota Elite had a successful season

Aug. 16 | In June I witnessed two fifth-grade AAU teams compete during the Grassroots Alumni AAU All Star Alumni game held at Concordia University. I was there to cover the event, and former Minneapolis Washburn and Concordia University basketball standout...

Young under-the-radar hoopsters get a chance to show their stuff

Young under-the-radar hoopsters get a chance to show their stuff

Aug. 15 | Brian Sandifer’s idea to host a prep boys’ basketball game wasn’t anything new, but his approach was, to say the least, novel. “I felt like there are a lot of kids who get a lot of hype in the metro area,” explains Sandifer, who runs Grassroots...

Glen Taylor: Love contract ‘was the wrong decision’

Glen Taylor: Love contract ‘was the wrong decision’

Aug. 14 | It’s more than a rumor: Timberwolves star Kevin Love, one of the top players in the NBA, will soon be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After six years with the Timberwolves, Love, one of the NBA’s top 10 players, demanded that he be traded before...

All-Star Youth Basketball Clinic

All-Star Youth Basketball Clinic

Aug. 13 |   All photos by Charles Hallman ...

Black aces remember how it was

Black aces remember how it was

Aug. 13 | A major league pitcher today, even if he barely completes the minimum five innings, pitches a “quality start.” “Back in our day,” says Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who pitched four of his 14 big-league seasons (1958-1971) for the Minnesota Twins...