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Vikings clinch playoffs, beat Packers 37-34

Vikings clinch playoffs, beat Packers 37-34

Jan. 2 |   Yes, the Vikings are relevant again. They clinched the final NFC playoff spot Sunday by beating Green Bay 37-34 before 64,134 fans in one of the most electric, pressure-packed Viking games in franchise history. The great Adrian Peterson’s...

Best prep photos of 2012

Best prep photos of 2012

Jan. 2 |   So many pictures to choose from. Here are my favorites from 2012. Keep in mind that the choices have nothing to do with individual or team accomplishments. If I like it, I chose it. Happy New Year.   Mitchell Palmer McDonald welcomes reader...

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Dec. 26 | WNBA Finals MVP Tamika CatchingsPhoto by Charles Hallman Two members of our MSR sports experts’ panel recently released their 2012 best sports stories. Nate Parham of Swish Appeal places at the top of his list the Indiana Fever winning the 2012...

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Dec. 26 | I hope you had a great Christmas. This time of year grips me like you cannot imagine. It’s a time of joy and reflection. I have taken to social media at FitzBeatSr., my Twitter handle. No Facebook for me. Again I had the suspicion that hatred is...

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...

W’s goin’ through them changes

W’s goin’ through them changes

Dec. 19 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The WNBA last week did a Buddy Miles “Them Changes” and announced several new moves for the upcoming season.   W draft in prime time  After years of having their annual draft shown during...

Top performers in boys’ hoops

Top performers in boys’ hoops

Dec. 12 | The boys’ basketball season is off and running, and some of the state’s top players are already serving notice that they will be heard from before the season is over. Check out these top performances so far: QUINTON HOOKER (Park Center) — The...

Minnesota Timberwolves:  The ‘Whitest team in the NBA’ has an even Whiter front office

Minnesota Timberwolves: The ‘Whitest team in the NBA’ has an even Whiter front office

Dec. 5 |   Director of basketball operations counts coaching staff as front-office staff to claim diversity  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The National Basketball Association for years has been graded as “the most racially diverse group...

In college sport, it’s still a White man’s world

In college sport, it’s still a White man’s world

Dec. 5 |   An unfortunate imbalance continues in college sport according to the latest report by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES): White men run the show, and women in particular, in spite of Title IX, are losing ground rather than...

Bears smack Vikings to regain first place

Bears smack Vikings to regain first place

Nov. 28 | CHICAGO — On a spectacular sun-splashed Sunday in my hometown of Chicago at historic Soldier Field, the Vikings had their bubble of expectation busted by the monsters of the Midway, the Chicago Bears — Bears 28, Vikings 10. It was more like a...