Minnesota Timberwolves President and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau and Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve will both work as assistant coaches with the men’s and women's 2016 Olympic basketball teams in Rio de Janeiro. Four Lynx stars — Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles — all earned spots on the women's team. The United States women have won 42 straight … [Read more...]
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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: The rest of 2016 draft class Seattle’s Breanna Stewart, judging from election-year talk, is the presumptive rookie of the year. She is … [Read more...]
Five brothers who shared the state tournament experience Let it be known that there is a family in St. Paul in which each male member participated in the boys’ basketball state tournament. Brothers Charles Pattain (Mechanic Arts), Kevin Pattain (St. Paul Central), Derrell Pattain (St. Paul Central), Terrell Pattain (St. Paul Central), and Marlon McCoy (St. Agnes) all … [Read more...]
Visiting team takes America’s national pastime to West Africa Benin, a country in West Africa that is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania, is situated east of Togo and west of Nigeria. Originally a French colony until its independence from France in 1960, it was called Dahomey until it was renamed Benin in 1972. Its official language is French, but over half of the Benin … [Read more...]
Sunday is win-or-go-home day at North Commons Park as this summer’s Squad of Players Adult Kickball League playoffs begin. All nine teams qualify, and the eighth and ninth seeds face off in a play-in game at 3 pm this Sunday, the league’s co-directors told the MSR after last Sunday’s scheduled all-star day of games and a cook-off. “It is one of the best days of the kickball … [Read more...]