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Playoffs for the Wolves?  Forget about it!

Playoffs for the Wolves? Forget about it!

Mar. 26 | The Timberwolves have already guaranteed themselves a better season than last year when they won just 31 games. Not many teams can say that in this town — not the Vikings, Twins, Gophers men’s basketball, Gophers women’ hockey. As for the Wild,...

Big Ten hockey tournament a success

Big Ten hockey tournament a success

Mar. 25 |     The first season of Big Ten men’s hockey is now history. It finished with Minnesota as regular season champs, Wisconsin as tournament champion, and three teams ranked among the nation’s top 12: No. 1 Minnesota, No. 6 Wisconsin and...

Nielsen report reveals racial divide  in sports media viewership

Nielsen report reveals racial divide in sports media viewership

Mar. 6 | Blacks, Latinos and Asians on average spent more time visiting sports sites on the computer and watching sports videos on the computer last year than the U.S. average, says a new Nielsen report. Nielsen’s 2013 Year in Sports Media Report found that...

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Mar. 5 | When NBA center Jason Collins came out last year, it was the moment the professional sports world had been waiting for: a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. And what many may not have known is that the professional...

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Dec. 3 |       While local media types flew to a former Minnesota Timberwolves player in town, asking him once again what it’s like to play against his former team, this reporter opted instead to hang around a native Minneapolis player’s...

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

Dec. 2 | This week’s column features a perennial state boys’ basketball power off to a fast start, a former boys’ basketball state champion and top football prospect playing his final collegiate game, and a former boys’ basketball standout who returned...

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

Nov. 20 | Will this be the year the Timberwolves make a run for a title? Will they return to the playoffs for the first time since Kevin Garnett-Sam Cassell-Latrell Sprewell drove the franchise to the Western Conference Finals? This is year 25 for the Timberwolves...

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

Nov. 14 | No U.S. professional team since 1963 has established new mascots or nicknames that use racial stereotypes. Yet the Washington pro football team, which played here last week, continues its offensive nickname and logo. Current team owner Dan Snyder,...

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Nov. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Bobby Jackson this week begins his first season as Minnesota Timberwolves player development coach.  He returns to the area where some of his greatest athletic exploits are well-documented. Jackson starred...

The ins and outs of player trades

The ins and outs of player trades

Jul. 10 |     The MSR is happy to introduce a new voice on our sports page, that of Julia Toles. Julia describes herself as “a writer, future producer, and driven young lady who is trying to be the voice of the unheard. I am a firm believer that...