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...]
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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...]
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: Overseas we go. Unless you are a WNBA player on the rosters of the final two teams still competing in the playoffs, more than likely you’re now overseas in preparation for … [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago I went to watch the University of Minnesota volleyball team in action against Ohio State.It had been a while since I’ve been to a game, but MSR columnist Charles Hallman — after watching the Gophers football team defeat Colorado State — convinced me to check out the number-two-ranked Gophers at the Pavillion.They defeated Ohio State in dominating … [Read more...]