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Dock Ellis a great, if flawed, American hero

Dock Ellis a great, if flawed, American hero

Sep. 4 | Dock Ellis (1945-2008) was a good but outspoken teammate, a clubhouse cut-up who also had a substance abuse problem that some say kept him from being an outstanding pitcher.  Filmmaker Jeffery Jeffery RadiceMSR file photo Radice’s No No: A Dockumentary,...

2014 NFL preview

2014 NFL preview

Sep. 3 | Thank you very much, summer is slowly getting away from us. September has arrived and the Vikings again start the season with high expectations of returning to the playoffs. In the National Football League, you have to dig in with no regrets and not...

Early Black Gopher athlete earned place of honor

Early Black Gopher athlete earned place of honor

Aug. 27 |   If statues of an old sportswriter, a fictional television character, and comic strip figures can be put up all around town and at various sports venues, surely one honoring the U of M’s first Black athlete could be erected and installed outside...

Girls’ basketball clinic gets new leader

Girls’ basketball clinic gets new leader

Aug. 27 |                 Triple Threatt Basketball Clinic participants Twenty-five years ago, LINDA ROBERTS, KATHIE EILAND-MADISON, LISA LISSAMORE, DEB STAMPLEY and PEGGY JACKSON, among others, decided to give back...

Godzilla strikes again

Godzilla strikes again

Aug. 27 | Godzilla, a “radiation-mutated creature” who has been the star of several Japanese-based movies since the mid-1950s, typically stomps its way around smashing things until it is finally subdued. A real-life Godzilla earlier this month got even...

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...
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