Minneapolis North and St. Paul Johnson earned important football victories last weekend. North is quietly picking up where it left off last year — finishing runner-up in Class 1A —sitting at 5-0 after a 36-29 victory over St. Paul Central. Johnson defeated Harding 16-7 for bragging rights on St. Paul’s Eastside in what is traditionally known as the “Hatchet Game.” Senior … [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 is featuring a column or article on the W in our “20 in 20” series. This week: best seat in the house Michael Cooper’s place in W history is well secured and most deserved. He is the first Black coach to win a WNBA championship (Los Angeles — 2001, 2002), the last … [Read more...]
USA finishes the task and secures the 41st Ryder Cup at historic Hazeltine National convincingly 17-11 over Europe. For 20 years the United States has bitten the bullet, losing eight of 10, six of the last seven, and three in row. Ryder Cups calls for special measures. Indeed! U.S. captain Davis Love III, a task force, and team sports psychologist Bob Rotella together were … [Read more...]
A retired basketball official who I sat next to at the Lynx’s 10-point win against Mercury Friday night consistently shook his head at the officiating. During halftime he received a text at halftime that called one of the three zebras “single-handedly terrible.” It may have been an ugly win, but “Every time you get a win, no matter how ugly, we’re happy,” noted Lynx guard … [Read more...]
The Minnesota Lynx outscored visiting Phoenix in the second quarter by almost two-to- one en route to a 113-95 victory in the first game of the semifinals. Lynx Assistant Coach Jim Petersen told the MSR afterwards that giving up 57 second-half points to the Mercury simply won’t do.“We got to do better,” he said. Phoenix got 25 points from Diana Taurasi. However, it … [Read more...]