I recently attended my first high school football game in over a decade. Fellow colleague Mitchell McDonald does such a fine job in his prep coverage that he doesn’t need me to entreat on his beat. However, last week, as opposed to the press box, this college and pro sports reporter sat near midfield, on the first bleacher row directly behind the home team bench at De La … [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!
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: Fond memories Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman proudly looks back at what she was an integral part of and smiles. “We were very aware that others had tried to start women’s … [Read more...]
On Sunday, the Minnesota Lynx clinched the top overall seed and home court advantage throughout this year’s playoffs, which begins September 21. However, the team officials announced Monday that the first two home playoff games will be held at the Minnesota Wild’s home due to scheduling conflicts at the Lynx’s home arena in downtown Minneapolis. “To play on our home court … [Read more...]
GLENDALE, Ariz. — For their first game of the season, the New England Patriots were without quarterback Tom Brady who was suspended for four games by Roger Goodell. And even without All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, the team still managed to survive. A missed 47-yard field goal by Arizona's Chandler Cantanzaro secured a 23-21 win against the Arizona Cardinals during the last … [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: watching the box scores One can’t blame Tamika Williams Raymond if she keeps a daily watch on the league’s box scores. As a Minnesota Lynx forward-center, Williams set the WNBA … [Read more...]