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Jul 31st

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Oh what a win! Minnesota Lynx 73, Atlanta Dream 67

Oh what a win! Minnesota Lynx 73, Atlanta Dream 67With their win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 3 of the 2011 WNBA Finals on Friday, October 7, the Minnesota Lynx completed the series sweep to capture the franchise's first-ever WNBA Championship and Minnesota's first professional sports championship since the 1991 Minnesota Twins. The Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream 73-67 behind a balanced team effort featuring six different players with seven or more points. After the game, Seimone Augustus was named the 2011 WNBA Finals MVP, averaging 24.7 points per game during the three-game series.

Governor Mark Dayton released the following reaction on the Minnesota Lynx WNBA Championship victory last week. “Tremendous Victory! Tremendous Championship!! Tremendous Team!!!” 

 

Lynx secure first Western Conference regular season title in franchise history

Lynx secure first Western Conference regular season title in franchise historyWith their win over San Antonio on Sunday, the Minnesota Lynx clinched the franchise's first Western Conference regular season title. The win secures home court advantage through the Western Conference Playoffs and improves the Lynx' league-best record to 23-6, putting them 3.5 games up on Indiana (19-9) for home court advantage through the entire 2011 WNBA Playoffs.
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Win a shopping spree with WNBA all-star Maya Moore

Win a shopping spree with WNBA all-star Maya MooreOne lucky fan will have a chance to win a shopping spree with No.1 draft pick and All-Star Maya Moore in her home town of Atlanta following the end of the 2011 WNBA season. Kids across the country ages 6 to 14 can enter the Shot Clock Shopping Spree between Aug. 23 and Oct.13 online at NBAHoopTroop.com when they sign up to be an NBA Hoop Troop member.
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Ugandan Little League, denied U.S. visas, to be replaced by Saudis

Ugandan Little League, denied U.S. visas, to be replaced by SaudisWith the ouster of the Ugandan Little League from the Little League World Series, World series officials have announced the place will be filled by the team from Saudi Arabia.

The Ugandan children were denied visas to play in the U.S. after the U.S. State Department said there were discrepancies in players’ ages and birth dates, “making some players appear younger than they actually were.”
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The top five unwritten rules of baseball

The top five unwritten rules of baseballThey’re called the “unwritten rules” of baseball. 

And they’ve been a hot topic this season, particularly after one Sunday’s game between the Tigers and Angels, when Erick Aybar bunted in an attempt to break up Justin Verlander’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning of a three-run game.

In that same game, Carlos Guillen homered off Jered Weaver, flipped the bat and stared down the Angels hurler nearly the entire way to first base.
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U.S. women's soccer: Not quite America's team

Synopsis: Even in loss, the U.S. women's soccer team thrilled the nation.
Too bad this fabulous squad does not yet look like America.

CHICAGO -- What a thrill. What pride. What a show of skill and prowess by the U.S. women's national soccer team in the 2011 Women's World Cup even as they lost in penalty shots to Japan on Sunday.

Too bad that this fabulous squad does not yet look like America.
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Black Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

Black Chamber of Commerce golf tournamentThe Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce First Annual Golf Tournament Friday, July 29th at Heritage Links in Lakeville, MN supports the chamber’s College Scholars Fund. The Fund, launched in 2009, works to close the post-secondary completion gap and make young people a centerpiece of the community’s priorities. 

The college scholars program includes employment/internship opportunities, scholarships, and mentoring. “We appeal to you to support the development of our College Scholars Program by joining us at our 1st annual golf tournament,” said Lea Hargett, president of MBCC. “Many of our young business leaders will be present, sharing their talents, and leading the festivities. We take our responsibility to teach, encourage and engage young people very seriously.”
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