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A few WNBA All-Star firsts

A few WNBA All-Star firsts

Jul. 31 |       UNCASVILLE, CONN. — “Her-stories” were aplenty here last Saturday at the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game. “I think it is very reflective of the 17th season of the WNBA,” said League President Laurel Richie. “We have a wonderful...

Tina Thompson, last of the originals, takes a final bow

Tina Thompson, last of the originals, takes a final bow

Jul. 31 |     Tina Thompson (Seattle) is the WNBA’s last original player. Fittingly, the 38-year-old Thompson, the league’s first player selected in 1997 who since has played in every season, was named as an All-Star replacement player by WNBA...

Diversity report shows NBA leading sports industry — Except in Minnesota, where it still lags far behind

Diversity report shows NBA leading sports industry — Except in Minnesota, where it still lags far behind

Jul. 3 |       The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) annually publishes the Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reports on professional and college sport to measure racial and gender improvement, stagnation and regression...

Tayler Hill moves on up to the big time

Tayler Hill moves on up to the big time

Apr. 24 |       Tayler Hill soon will earn her human economy degree from Ohio State. A few weeks ago, she went on a few interviews and last week got her first job offer. “I never have been on a job interview, so I’m not sure exactly how that...

ESPN extends deal with WNBA; financial details kept $ecret

ESPN extends deal with WNBA; financial details kept $ecret

Apr. 10 |     Two big changes were recently announced by the WNBA: an extension of its current deal with ESPN for six years, and a new logo was unveiled. “This new extension,” proclaimed ESPN President John Skipper at the March 28 press conference...

In final analysis, Title IX created  ‘unprecedented opportunities’

In final analysis, Title IX created ‘unprecedented opportunities’

Dec. 19 |   After 40 years of existence, Title IX still raises the hair on the necks of those critics who strongly feel the federal law hurts men’s sports. These naysayers continue to propagandize this lie. However, more often than not it seems that...

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...

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Oct. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Around 100 local boys and girls worked with WNBA stars October 15 on staying active and living healthy. The five Minnesota Lynx starters — Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore, Lindsay...

Out-coached Lynx settle for runners-up

Out-coached Lynx settle for runners-up

Oct. 24 |   To win one championship is magical, but it takes more to repeat. I watched Houston win four consecutive WNBA Finals, still a league record, and interviewed each of their Big Three: Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson, as well as...

Brushes with history worth noting as WNBA season concludes

Brushes with history worth noting as WNBA season concludes

Oct. 24 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   This 2012 WNBA season is now history. Throughout the league’s 16th season the MSR brushed with several historical “firsts” — persons who did something that hadn’t been done before and, in some cases,...