One of the greatest joys over my 38 years as a journalist who has weathered the test of time has been watching the growth of the WNBA and locally covering the Minnesota Lynx. I have a great appreciation for the business of sports, and believe me it's a business in which you find out who you can trust. You also find out in time how some in the business are quick to climb on … [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!
Head of AARP shared insights from senior group’s research Jo Ann Jenkins, the president/CEO of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and author of the bestselling book Disrupt Aging, sat down in a conference room filled with close to 200 people at the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis for a conversation about aging, retirement, health and … [Read more...]
The Los Angeles Sparks’ California dreams turned into a nightmare as the defending champs Minnesota Lynx powered through a thrilling, must-win Game 4 against in Los Angeles to bring the series back home. When recently asked if she was to start a WNBA team using only Minnesota and Los Angeles players, ESPN’s LaChina Robinson didn’t hesitate in sharing who’d be her first pick: … [Read more...]
The 2016 WNBA Finals, featuring the league’s two best teams — each with a win under their belt — now shifts to the West Coast. “It was probably one of our best games as far as energy in the Playoffs,” said Lynx forward Maya Moore after her team’s Game 2 win. Lynx Assistant Coach Jim Petersen told the MSR after Tuesday’s game, “If we play defense like we played tonight, we can … [Read more...]
It was recently reported that the NBA and its players union are nearing a new collective bargaining agreement that would avert a players’ strike or an owners’ lockout. But Arvesta Kelly doesn’t see it resolving his long-standing battle with the league. “I wait[ed] 30-some years to receive my pension,” says Kelly, a longtime St. Paulite now living in Mississippi. He … [Read more...]