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Taylor Hill comes home to help beat the home team

Taylor Hill (with ball)

Tayler Hill now understands there’s no statute of limitations on being a hometown favorite.
“I think it is a blessing to be able to come back and give to the community,” noted Hill, the only Minneapolis native presently playing in the WNBA. She seemed taken aback, however, that after all these years, locals still embrace her whenever she’s in town. Continue Reading →

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Black asst. coach primed to run her own team

Vickie Johnson

 

One-half of the 12 WNBA head coaches are women, but there are more NBA female assistant coaches (two) than Black WNBA female head coaches (one). The MSR at this year’s All-Star Game asked President Laurel Richie about this. “We have 12 teams, and our heads of our teams and our GMs are going to make decisions about coaches and assistant coaches and trainers every single day,” responded the only Black woman pro sports leader. “We are always looking to encourage and support and identify and promote diversity within every single level [and] sector of our business.”

Therefore, if and when a coaching job opening materializes, San Antonio Coach-GM Dan Hughes offers a worthy candidate. “I’ve had a lot of assistants, and she is another one who is going to be good when the opportunity [comes], and I think it can come at any time,” predicted Hughes of Vickie Johnson, who has been a Stars assistant coach for five seasons. Continue Reading →

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Finally it’s Jason’s day!

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Jordan Spieth’s incredible 2015 golf year will likely go down as one of the best years ever on the PGA tour. He has four worldwide wins including the Masters and U.S. Open back-to-back, and he finished fourth in the Open Championship and second at -17 to Jason Day’s record -20 at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Continue Reading →

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