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...]
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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...]
The WNBA is now on a month-long Olympic break because many of its players are participating in Rio. But while league play is on pause, we recently asked if the time off is an advantage or a disadvantage, and for whom. “I think all the teams just look at it” as positively as possible, says Chicago Coach-GM Pokey Chatman. It can be a mixed blessing of sorts, she points … [Read more...]
10 — Number of girls’ basketball state tournament appearances by Minneapolis North under Head Coach Faith Johnson-Patterson: The former Marshall University High School and University of Wisconsin star led the Polars to five championships in 1998-99 and 2003-05 with additional appearances in 1997, 2000-02 and 2009. 9 — Number of boys’ basketball state tournament … [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: the W in Rio The 2016 USA Women’s National Team begins its Olympic quest for gold Sunday against Senegal in Rio. Unlike their NBA brethren, some of whom find excuses not to accept the … [Read more...]