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St. Paul Saints co-owner Mike Veeck honors Larry Doby’s legacy

Larry Doby (l) with Mike Veeck and Veeck’s daughter Rebecca

St. Paul Saints co-owner Mike Veeck stated he believed that the historical accomplishments of groundbreaking baseball player Larry Doby are too often overlooked. He spoke to the MSR during the July 20 home contest against Winnipeg on “Larry Doby Night” and said he’s doing his part to ensure the late baseball player and Hall of Famer isn’t forgotten. “He loved St. Paul, and any excuse to come here; I’d come up with some phony night to honor him and he’d be embarrassed,” admitted Veeck on Doby. Continue Reading →

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WNBA expansion unlikely anytime soon

WNBA President Laurel Richie

It seems that everywhere she goes, or at least everywhere this columnist is in her presence, WNBA President Laurel Richie is asked about the “E” word — expansion. “I’m very encouraged by the expression of interest,” said Richie in her response during a 10-question ESPN.com Q&A with her back in April. Continue Reading →

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Charlie Sanders R.I.P.

Charlie Sanders as a Lion

When I first started paying attention to the NFL as a youngster growing up in Detroit, I especially loved watching Charlie Sanders catch passes for my hometown Lions. I didn’t know then that as a tight end he was doing something not often seen, since others in his position were mainly blockers in pro football’s offensive scheme. Continue Reading →

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