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Dwight Howard goes to Houston

Dwight Howard goes to Houston

Jul. 10 |     Los Angeles will never be the same. First, 20 years ago they lose the NFL Raiders and Rams franchises. Imagine that — no NFL teams in Los Angeles. And now this! After one season in Los Angeles playing for three head coaches, Howard,...

Mercury rookie Griner gets help from legends

Mercury rookie Griner gets help from legends

Jun. 26 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   While other reporters asked basketball-related questions during her first Twin Cities visit since 2011, the MSR instead asked 6’-8” Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner about her musical tastes. Brittney...

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

May. 8 |     Two weeks ago we learned that the WNBA’s top overall pick is gay. Last week we learned that a longtime NBA veteran center is gay. Neither news item bothered me at all. However, what does bother me is what convinced Britney Griner...

The Heat is on — 66-16-REPEAT?

The Heat is on — 66-16-REPEAT?

Apr. 24 |     LeBron James will be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player — that is no secret. It might be unanimous! James averaged 27.0 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game. And his team, the Miami Heat, are the defending NBA Champions....

Final 4 memories

Final 4 memories

Apr. 9 |       As this year’s NCAA tournaments crown new men’s and women’s national champions, this reporter took a stroll down my own memory lanes. I didn’t begin watching college hoops until the mid-to-late 1960s – I sneaked downstairs...

Black athlete manifesto:  Can today’s players take a stand for Black consciousness?

Black athlete manifesto: Can today’s players take a stand for Black consciousness?

Mar. 7 |     Are today’s Black athletes that oblivious to their history? Many either don’t know or don’t want to know when Black athletes were consistent targets for the then-and-still-majority-White media. Times, they say, are different now...