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Local prep star returns as WNBA player

Local prep star returns as WNBA player

Aug. 14 |     TAYLER HILL was back where her storied high school career as a guard for Minneapolis South ended in style four years ago. Only this time, the 2009 McDonald’s All-American and Miss Basketball came back to the Target Center as a member...

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...

Devoted Lynx fan honored — Might this suggest the team is finally acknowledging its Black fan base?

Devoted Lynx fan honored — Might this suggest the team is finally acknowledging its Black fan base?

Jun. 5 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She’s seen it all — the team’s first-ever victory in 1999, the endless roster changes, the hiring of two Black female head coaches, a rookie-of-the-year winner and sixth woman winner, and...

WNBA season preview

WNBA season preview

May. 29 |       The 2013 WNBA season opened last weekend in Dickensian fashion — great expectations. “I think this is the most anticipated season for me,” proclaims ESPN analyst and former WNBA coach/general manager Carolyn Peck. SB Nation’s...

2013 W draft: a ‘huge buzz’ and no surprises

2013 W draft: a ‘huge buzz’ and no surprises

Apr. 17 |       The Big 3 draft” was no surprise. Through the days and weeks, if not the last few years, leading up to Monday’s WNBA draft, top picks Britney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne were a three-headed Carly Simon anticipation...

Recovery from an ACL injury is quicker now, but still challenging

Recovery from an ACL injury is quicker now, but still challenging

Jan. 30 |   Modern medicine has improved so much in recent years that an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury these days isn’t career-ending for an athlete, but rather a temporary setback. Historically, “People were really stiff coming out of surgery,”...

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...

Report urges more positive LGBT stories  in Black media

Report urges more positive LGBT stories in Black media

Oct. 17 |   Conclusion of a two-part story   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   LGBT people of color often are seen as “double-outsiders” in their respective communities, says the Opportunity Agenda report on LGBT issues and race released...