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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...

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,...

WNBA 2012 wrap-up

WNBA 2012 wrap-up

Oct. 10 |   Rookie of the Year Ogwumike ‘freakishly athletic’ By Charles Hallman Neeka OgwumikePhoto by Sophia Hantzes Staff Writer More often than not, if you are a pro rookie in your first professional season, and if you were the top overall selection...

Twins batboy earns manager’s nod:  ‘Works hard. Great attitude’

Twins batboy earns manager’s nod: ‘Works hard. Great attitude’

Oct. 3 |   A major league baseball team batboy’s job is never done. “I get here about three to four hours before the game starts,” explains Dominic Frost, 18, who just completed his second season as the Minnesota Twins batboy. “I’m setting...

WNBA 2012 wrap-up

WNBA 2012 wrap-up

Oct. 3 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Only four times in 11 previous WNBA lotteries have the worst teams actually got the top pick. Therefore, if the lottery didn’t exist, the Tulsa Shock would’ve had the top overall pick the last two...

Black lawmakers almost killed Title IX

Black lawmakers almost killed Title IX

Sep. 26 | Landmark bill caught in race vs. gender  equity wrangling   Long before Title IX, Black females have been participants in sport. “There [always] has been a strong African American women presence in sport,” notes Ohio State Sport Humanities...

WNBA sets the standard while Lynx falls behind on race

WNBA sets the standard while Lynx falls behind on race

Sep. 19 |             First in an occasional series   The WNBA recently scored its 10th top grade for race in the 2012 Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC), which is published annually by the Institute for Diversity and...

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Sep. 12 |   Devereaux Peters was drafted third overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft in April by the Minnesota Lynx. Despite being injury-prone, she’s proved herself ready to play thus far. At Notre Dame, Peters had two knee injuries and three surgeries in...

WNBA partnership offers internships, mentoring for Black youth

WNBA partnership offers internships, mentoring for Black youth

Aug. 29 |   But will the Lynx join this national diversity effort?     The WNBA recently has joined forces with 100 Black Men of America to create more mentoring opportunities for Blacks. 100 Black Men was founded in New York City in 1963 and...

WNBA now on Olympic break

WNBA now on Olympic break

Jul. 18 |   Mid-season month off affects teams differently By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With the entire U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team entirely composed of WNBA players, the league schedule is now on break until August 17. The interruption...