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Black women athletes disrespected once again

Lynx guard Maya Moore (23) covers Fever guard Marissa Coleman


Last week two premieres took place — the latest Star Wars movie, and a real-life drama, called Another Attack on Black Women.

First, the controversy over Serena Williams’ selection by Sports Illustrated as “Sportsperson of the Year,” and her self-chosen cover photo shoot that drew some boos. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS | Lynx celebrate third WNBA title: parade, Prince and more

The MN Lynx celebrate three title wins in five years

“Do you think three times make a dynasty?” asked Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to the appreciative crowd inside her city’s downtown arena midday Friday to fete the newly crowned Lynx. She then turned to the team standing behind her on stage and answered her own question: “I think you are a dynasty now,” she declared.
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WNBA Finals Dispatch | More with ESPN’s Carolyn Peck

Lindsay Whalen in action


When Carolyn Peck works a game from the studios, as she is doing for this year’s WNBA Finals, she admits there is no ‘home court advantage.’

“I see from the studio monitor the same thing that you see at home,” explained Peck. “When I’m working the game, I’m watching as a coach,” said the former WNBA coach-general manager, and the first and only Black female coach to win a Division I national women’s basketball championship. “I’m looking at it from the perspectives of both coaches — what’s working well for you, and what is not working for you and what adjustments that need to be made that we can talk about at halftime.” Peck admitted that it’s hard to separate the fan from her job as an analyst. “I remember going nuts when [the Lynx’s] Seimone Augustus made that quick move [to the basket] with the crossover through the middle,” she recalled, adding how relieved she was that her microphone wasn’t on at the time. “She is just a fantastic player to watch. Continue Reading →

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