As we know, the NFL's Hall of Fame (HOF) game in Canton, Ohio between Green Bay and Indianapolis was canceled because of poor field conditions. Lawsuits have been filed by angry, frustrated fans left empty-handed. A settlement offer has been made in the HOF lawsuit of $450 per ticket-holder. Tony Dungy, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is the first Black head … [Read more...]
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Here is a brief update on some of the former prep basketball stars from the Twin Cities: Guard Tyrah Spencer (Bloomington Kennedy) will be a freshman at North Dakota State University. Guard Quinten Hooker (Park Center, Mr. Basketball 2012) is now a senior at the University of North Dakota (UND). Alexis Alexander (Champlain Park) is a junior guard at South Dakota State … [Read more...]
Saint Paul has a rich baseball history but too often is dwarfed by its so-called “twin” city across the river. But the capital city’s minor league baseball team won its division last summer and is on pace to repeat later this summer. The St. Paul Saints last week honored two native sons, David Winfield and Paul Monitor, both of whom grew up within a half mile of each other, … [Read more...]
For 20 weeks, to commemorate the WNBA’s 20th season (the MSR having covered each season), the MSR sports section will feature a column or article on the W in our “20 in 20” series. This week: sticking it out Noelle Quinn became a part of WNBA league history in 2007. The six-foot guard was the Minnesota Lynx’s top pick in that year’s draft held in Cleveland, the … [Read more...]
First of two parts This reporter learned a lesson recently during an unscheduled interview with actor Bill Murray: expect to laugh. “You’re one of those serious ones,” observed Murray as we chatted during the August 2 American Association All-Star Game at the St. Paul downtown ballpark. His perceptiveness was uncanny. He and Mike Veeck co-own several minor league … [Read more...]