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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...

Kenny Perry wins 3M championship

Kenny Perry wins 3M championship

Aug. 9 | Minnesota’s Fortune 500 giant 3M finally again has a marquee champion of Minnesota’s biggest professional golf tournament. Kenny Perry, the reigning Charles Schwab Cup champion, beat red-hot Bernhard Langer by one shot. The seniors went low....

Girls hoopin’ in the hood

Girls hoopin’ in the hood

Aug. 8 | Finally, an urban girls’ summer league…               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The basketballs are bouncing inside the Farview Park gym, which in itself isn’t surprising at the always-in-use city...

Few U.S. Blacks turn out for international soccer

Few U.S. Blacks turn out for international soccer

Aug. 7 | Soccer, a sport mainly played with no hands, elicits strong emotions among its players and the fans that follow it. Sometimes these emotions are gutter-like, such as several “high-profile” racist incidents that have occurred in recent years. “I...

Youth camp developed psychological as well as physical agility

Youth camp developed psychological as well as physical agility

Aug. 5 | JOHNNY ALLEN JR. wants to do something to give back to the community. “I want to help our youth in some kind of way,” said Allen, a former St. Paul Highland Park football star during the mid-1990s. “It was important to me to give something back.” Well,...

Great WNBA games most worthy of sports talk

Great WNBA games most worthy of sports talk

Aug. 2 | Atlanta Assistant Coach Karleen ThompsonPhoto by Charles Hallman   To politely say I’m tired of the Kevin Love talk is understating it. First, he pulls out of an MLB celebrity softball game under the guise that he might have been booed, since...

Ageism, sexism, racism: trouble at Fox

Ageism, sexism, racism: trouble at Fox

Aug. 1 | I usually don’t put much stock in or give much attention to sideline reporters, who I firmly believe are simply a made-for-TV creation that serves more the reporter than conveying any meaningful information to the viewer. Nonetheless, what happened...

It’s barbecuing brothers week!

It’s barbecuing brothers week!

Jul. 31 |       It’s been well documented that society salutes its stars and heroes with praise and admiration so that later they can kick them when they slip up. Remember President Bill Clinton’s fall from grace? Tiger Woods and LeBron...

Johnson prep star now playing for Arizona State

Johnson prep star now playing for Arizona State

Jul. 29 | Former Johnson High School basketball star ROOSEVELT SCOTT is on the 2014-15 men’s basketball roster at Arizona State University. The 6’-4” Scott, who last year averaged 17.5 points per game for Indian Hills Community College, led his team...

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos II

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos II

Jul. 28 | More photos from the 2014 WNBA All-Star game All photos by Charles Hallman ...