We recently found this Associated Press (AP) post-game story: “STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Dylan Tice was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded with one out in the 11th inning, giving the State College Spikes a 9-8 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones…” This is part of AP’s new minor league baseball coverage, but with a catch — “automated stories generated by algorithms.” … [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!
Editor’s note: Last week’s national and local incidents of violence have compelled this sportswriter to submit a column unrelated to prep sports. “Be safe.” My mother would say those words to me from early childhood and adolescence well into my adulthood. I admit that I didn’t pay attention to those words. The moment I heard about the police shooting that … [Read more...]
WNBA ‘astounding woman’ calls it quits The New York Liberty on Friday makes its final visit of the season to face the host Minnesota Lynx. It also will be Swin Cash’s final visit of her illustrious career. Cash, whose first name, Swintayla, means “astounding woman,” announced earlier this season her plan to retire after 15 WNBA seasons, her third with the … [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: Being in awe. It wasn’t that long ago when the only choice for professional employment for women basketball players was overseas, and only two Americans were allowed on most foreign … [Read more...]
On the first day of the annual three-day Major League Baseball All-Star break, six 10-and-under baseball teams honored the late Jackie Robinson, and all players wore his number 42 at North Commons Park in North Minneapolis Monday evening. The number is permanently retired except for one day each season when every MLB player wears the legendary number on their uniforms. "The … [Read more...]