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Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Dec. 11 | Is there a connection between playing such sports as football and brain diseases that down the road can produce fatal effects? Medical research indicates that such a connection exists, and athletes and coaches are doing their best to come to terms...

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Dec. 3 |       While local media types flew to a former Minnesota Timberwolves player in town, asking him once again what it’s like to play against his former team, this reporter opted instead to hang around a native Minneapolis player’s...

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

Dec. 2 | This week’s column features a perennial state boys’ basketball power off to a fast start, a former boys’ basketball state champion and top football prospect playing his final collegiate game, and a former boys’ basketball standout who returned...

Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Oct. 23 |   It is quite clear that the most successful and winningest professional sports team in Minnesota history is now the two-time champion and three-time finalist, The Minnesota Lynx. Our profound congratulations and our deepest appreciation for...

Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic

Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic

Oct. 9 | Photos from Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic during the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis   Current Minnesota Lynx players and WNBA Legend Teresa Edwards worked with students from Sojourner Truth Academy. ...

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Sep. 19 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2013 WNBA Playoffs begin this week: Washington-Atlanta and Indiana-Chicago in the East, and Minnesota-Seattle and Los Angeles-Phoenix in the West in the four best-of-three first-round matchups.   “When...

WNBA rookies learn the ropes

WNBA rookies learn the ropes

Aug. 14 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Wearing a visitors’ uniform in her hometown is nothing new for Tayler Hill. Although she wore the Washington Mystics’ red road colors in the August 8 game against Minnesota, the host crowd warmly...

All-around athlete excelled in many sports – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

All-around athlete excelled in many sports – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

Jun. 26 | STACY ROBINSON, the former St. Paul Central football, basketball and track standout who went on to win two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, was honored a couple of weeks ago after a field was renamed after him. Robinson, who played as a youth...

Park Center-Osseo rivalry showcases b-ball talent

Park Center-Osseo rivalry showcases b-ball talent

Dec. 26 | Quinton Hooker (Park Center) shoots over Bridge Tusler (Osseso).Photo by Mitchell Palmer McDonald   Last year in late December a friend of mine, former Minneapolis North and University of Minnesota women’s basketball player ELLEN HEBERT, suggested...

Former Gopher star now promoting U of M ‘engagement’

Former Gopher star now promoting U of M ‘engagement’

Dec. 19 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Quincy LewisPhoto courtesy of U of M Quincy Lewis says a large part of his new role as an associate development officer at the University of Minnesota is to create and maintain “the passion” among the school’s...