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Lynx guard Wright is back and catching up

Lynx guard Wright is back and catching up

Jul. 18 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She won’t let on where her rehabilitation stands on a scale of 10. The only thing Monica Wright would report that she’s getting there. Monica WrightPhoto by Sophia Hantzes “In my mind, I’m a 10,” the...

WNBA rookie report

WNBA rookie report

Jul. 3 | A rookie’s first year as a professional athlete mostly is an up-and-down experience. The usual adjustments normally include no longer being a regular and now fighting for meaningful minutes. Asia Taylor, who started every game for Louisville in...

WNBA players’ dilemma: Make money abroad or stay home and rest?

WNBA players’ dilemma: Make money abroad or stay home and rest?

Jun. 17 | A  “time off bonus” of up to $50,000 a player can earn for “limiting their overseas play to three months or less” is part of the collective bargaining agreement signed earlier this year by the WNBA players and the league. But is 50 grand...

Women hoopsters play longer —  and pay a price

Women hoopsters play longer — and pay a price

Jun. 10 | A false argument sometimes used in comparing women and men pro athletes, especially in basketball, is using pay disparity as a starting point. Rather this week’s “View,” for your consideration, offers the following fact of at least equal if...

The rookie and the vet: two new Lynx

The rookie and the vet: two new Lynx

Jun. 4 | There are a few new faces on the 2014 Minnesota Lynx roster  this season. This week’s “View” takes a look at two of them   Asia Taylor Normally. a later-round pick is considered a long shot to make a WNBA roster, yet alone one that virtually...

Lynx stay unbeaten at 5-0

Lynx stay unbeaten at 5-0

May. 30 |   It could be said that five games into the season might be a bit premature to celebrate the 2014 Minnesota Lynx. I disagree. The defending WNBA champions picked up where they left off last season and are off to another fast start in pursuit...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Apr. 20 | Unlike last year’s top-heavy, star-studded draft, the 2014 WNBA Draft was instead more workwoman-like. Filling specific team needs took precedence over obtaining star players. The MSR, during the April 10 pre-draft media conference call, asked...

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

Mar. 13 |             The new eight-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the WNBA and the players will add 12 more players to the league, beginning this season. Expanding the rosters, even if only by one spot per...

Local leading coach nominated  for national honors

Local leading coach nominated for national honors

Feb. 13 |             By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   DeLaSalle Girls’ Basketball Coach Faith Johnson Patterson is among this year’s nominees for USA Today national girls’ coach of the year.  Johnson Patterson in...