Sisters Jia and Jada Lewis dominated the Class A girls’ finals in leading Minneapolis Edison to a second-place finish in the state track meet at Hamline University last Saturday afternoon.
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Cleveland superstar LeBron James said before the NBA Finals began that he had nothing to lose. He sure is not playing like it.
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Amanda Zahui B. and Shae Kelley were the only Minnesota Golden Gophers drafted this spring by WNBA teams: Tulsa and Minnesota respectively. The possibility of the two college teammates facing each other as professionals in their basketball “hometown” was squashed when Kelley was cut by the Lynx a couple of days before official rosters were set. Continue Reading →
Candice Wiggins’ finger bandage was a proud badge of honor: “I know my status now,” said the eight-year WNBA guard, who recently was tested for HIV and AIDS. The results were negative. Continue Reading →
The Minnesota Lynx spoiled Amanda Zahui B.’s first time back in her basketball “hometown.” Prior to Friday’s game, the 6-5 Zahui B. admitted that it would feel “weird” but she was excited to play in Minnesota again. Continue Reading →
Can Asjha Jones, who Minnesota signed last month, be the 6-2 forward that once helped Connecticut twice reached the WNBA Finals in consecutive seasons? She missed all last season due to an injury. Can she fill the post vacated by Janel McCarville’s decision to sit out this season? Continue Reading →
Fifteen of 21 teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) now are ineligible for next year’s postseason play because they didn’t meet the NCAA minimum Academic Progress Rates (APR) score. Continue Reading →
Aaron Hicks is back with the Minnesota Twins, hoping that this third time’s the charm.
The Twins’ third-year outfielder, called up last month from triple-A, has been stationed in center field, a plot of land formerly patrolled by current right fielder Torii Hunter, who he watched play while he was growing up in California. Continue Reading →
I have made a career out of covering championships, Super Bowls, World Series, Final Fours, Stanley Cups, NBA Finals and other championships. As the games become more global, it seems the little guy gets pushed to the side. Here I go again this week with the NBA Finals. Continue Reading →
Maryland’s LaMonte Wade threw out a runner at home. His brother Jamal’s only at bat in the tournament was a ninth-inning, two-out pinch hit single that drove in a run. Johnny Slater hit a three-run blast in Michigan’s tourney opener and later went two-for-four in the title game that all three Black players participated in. Continue Reading →
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