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Young coach puts love for basketball and kids to good use

Young coach puts love for basketball and kids to good use

May. 8 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   DeAnte MichaudPhoto by Khymyle Mims What makes a role model? Think back to someone you looked up to, who kept you out of trouble and had a huge influence on the person you turned out to be. You may know their...

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

May. 8 | The specter of racism has long haunted professional sports. Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA team the L.A. Clippers, is proving how wrong those are who deny racism exists anymore. Having held his race attitudes during his 30 years of ownership —...

2014 All-Star Classic lineup

2014 All-Star Classic lineup

May. 7 | According to DEREK REUBEN, director of the Inner City All-Star Classic, the rosters are set for the annual boys’ and girls’ basketball contests featuring the metro area’s top seniors. Reuben, who was named the state’s Mr. Basketball after...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

NBA must come down hard on Sterling

NBA must come down hard on Sterling

Apr. 30 | Donald Sterling, the longtime controversial owner of one of professional sports’ longtime losing franchises, the Los Angeles Clippers, has created a firestorm of anger and resentment from the entire sports community with his alarming racist comments...

In memory of three great men

In memory of three great men

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   We lost three individuals this April; I personally didn’t know each of them, but came close to meeting one of them. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. died April 6 of...

Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The best basketball players often aren’t found in college or in the NBA, but on the nation’s blacktops. Using a late 1970s tune by the Blackbyrds as its overall theme, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball,...

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Apr. 20 | Unlike last year’s top-heavy, star-studded draft, the 2014 WNBA Draft was instead more workwoman-like. Filling specific team needs took precedence over obtaining star players. The MSR, during the April 10 pre-draft media conference call, asked...

Tutor exposes fake classes at major university

Tutor exposes fake classes at major university

Mar. 31 |       Mary Willingham has received death threats from social media users. She’s looked at by some with disdain. All because she decided to step forward and help bring to light what was going on at the University of North Carolina...

March madness continues

March madness continues

Mar. 25 |     The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) has a rich storied history dating back to pre-World War II days. The Women’s NIT since 1998 has tradition as well — just not as long as the men’s. However, present-day hoops fans and snobbish...