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The rookie and the vet: two new Lynx

The rookie and the vet: two new Lynx

Jun. 4 | There are a few new faces on the 2014 Minnesota Lynx roster  this season. This week’s “View” takes a look at two of them   Asia Taylor Normally. a later-round pick is considered a long shot to make a WNBA roster, yet alone one that virtually...

Elite Youth Basketball draws notables

Elite Youth Basketball draws notables

May. 31 | The Howard Pulley Panthers 17U boys’ basketball team, led by SACAR ANIM (DeLaSalle), BROCK BERTRAM (Apple Valley), BJORN BROMAN (Lakeview Christian), AMIR COFFEY (Hopkins), JOSH COLLINS (DeLaSalle), ALEX ILLIKAINEN (Grand Rapids), JARVIS JOHNSON...

Lynx stay unbeaten at 5-0

Lynx stay unbeaten at 5-0

May. 30 |   It could be said that five games into the season might be a bit premature to celebrate the 2014 Minnesota Lynx. I disagree. The defending WNBA champions picked up where they left off last season and are off to another fast start in pursuit...

Blue Chip Basketball offers more talented women atheletes a chance to play

Blue Chip Basketball offers more talented women atheletes a chance to play

May. 29 | After this reporter covered a personal-high three softball games in the same day, which I did two Saturdays ago, covering back-to-back basketball games last Saturday night in downtown Minneapolis was relatively easy as a result. Ashley Ellis-Milan...

Many favor cheating for top draft picks

Many favor cheating for top draft picks

May. 27 | After the NBA draft lottery last week, an ESPN SportsNation online poll asked fans if they’d support their team “tanking” games — losing games virtually on purpose in order to get a better chance for the top overall pick. It was a 50/50 split...

Pam Borton discusses her coaching  past, her Team Women present,  her undetermined future

Pam Borton discusses her coaching past, her Team Women present, her undetermined future

May. 26 | Except for last year, Pam Borton and I have always had an “exit” interview at season’s end. We resumed our tradition last week, but at a local eatery this time and not in her coaches’ office. “I had 12 great years [as Gopher women’s basketball...

Consistent losing has consequences

Consistent losing has consequences

May. 23 |   Sooner or later your best-laid plans blow up in your face. The NBA Finals are not far away with Indiana vs. Miami in the East Final and Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio in the West. Los Angeles is a mess. The Lakers are bad. The Clippers are...

MSR’s ‘Only One’ at the NCAA softball regionals

MSR’s ‘Only One’ at the NCAA softball regionals

May. 22 | After a long winter, our “Only One” reporter finally got out and spent last weekend as the only Black media member in the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium press box at the NCAA Minneapolis Regional softball tournament at the University of Minnesota....

‘Deceptive speed’ gives  outfielder a defensive edge

‘Deceptive speed’ gives outfielder a defensive edge

May. 22 |               There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year,...

Black support essential to Detroit sports

Black support essential to Detroit sports

May. 20 | “Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit,” said the introduction to Grantland’s “Detroit Week” 14-article series published last month.  However, not a single Black person, neither a native Detroiter nor from...