Each spring March Madness signals the start of the college basketball's post season, but league officials have yet to coin a catch phrase for the new WNBA playoff format, which begins Wednesday. The first two rounds —“one and done” is the first such post season elimination setup since the league’s first season, when only three games comprised the playoffs — four teams, two … [Read more...]
A space for local and national sports stories — especially as they pertain to African Americans — featuring MSR sports columnists Charles Hallman, Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., Mitchell Palmer McDonald and more!
Athletes are making their voices heard on social injustice, be it WNBA players wearing T-shirts in protest of police shootings or NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others refusing to stand for the national anthem. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” said Kaepernick regarding his … [Read more...]
There are five NFL players with ties to the Twin Cities that have been contributing to their respective teams two weeks into the season. Defensive back Marcus Williams — who starred in football and basketball at Hopkins High School before going on to star at North Dakota State University — has eight tackles and two interceptions in his third season with the New York … [Read more...]
For 20 weeks, to commemorate the WNBA’s 20th season (the MSR having covered each season), the MSR sports section is featuring a column or article on the W in our “20 in 20” series. This week: Watch them work Like the ’60s series Naked City, there are thousands of WNBA stories to tell: Such as Tamika Catchings and Swin Cash — both players will wind up their respective … [Read more...]
It's a new day and chapter in Vikings history. The experience has never been quite like this combined with the expectations. Quarterback Sam Bradford, in his first start with the Vikings, delivered a big time performance, outplaying Aaron Rodgers in a 17-14 hard-hitting Vikings win before 66,813 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Sunday's early season showdown in the NFC North was … [Read more...]