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THE Hitting the Hardwood Podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to the Minnesota Lynx and hosted by our very own Mitchell Hansen. Hitting the hardwood will provide Lynx, WNBA and basketball fans with exclusive news, interviews and information on the Lynx and the WNBA while providing dedicated, quality basketball coverage throughout the year. Each week, Mitchell Hansen will sit down with other reporters, writers and journalists, people from across the WNBA landscape, Lynx players and coaches, and more, while discussing all things Lynx. On this week’s episode of the Hitting the Hardwood podcast, Mitchell Hansen is joined by Aryeh Schwartz,…

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Christopher Bell didn’t think he would win the race.Balance problems with his Toyota dropped him to 22nd after the second stage on Sunday NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But Bell took advantage of a late caution on Stage 3 and stormed from behind to take his second victory of the season.“I can’t even say I was thinking about a win at any point during the day, except maybe the last 10 laps,” Bell said.Bell took the lead with 15 laps remaining and held off Ryan Blaney for a victory that locked him into next…

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SAN FRANCISCO – Very few athletes have objectively addressed the ongoing bloodshed between Israel and Palestine, but Draymond Green wasted no time Sunday and showed no fear in speaking out. For what? “It’s important because so many people are silent on this,” Green said. “A lot of people stay silent because they don’t want to get involved in politics. Many people stay silent because they don’t want to get into trouble – whatever that means. “And believe it or not, a lot of people are staying silent because there’s not a lot of compassion left in this country. I am…

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London Jemison, a 2025 four-star wing from Connecticut who received a scholarship offer of Syracuse Basketball in late September, said in an interview that he talks “a lot” with the Orange coaching staff.The 6-foot-8 Jemison is a rising prospect in his class which is rated four stars and among the top 150 nationally by several recruiting services. At this point in his recruiting process, he holds more than 15 offers from top programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference and other leagues.Recently, Jemison conducted an interview with fantastic recruitment service Pro Insight, where he discussed his recruitment, his…

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DawgNation’s “Cover 4” concept is a piece of news content on DawgNation.com. This edition continues a series of posts in which DawgNation staffers Brandon Adams, Mike Griffith, Connor Riley and Jeff Sentell addressed a number of key talking points regarding back-to-back national champions.The DawgNation team has seen seven football games so far this year. We’ve already learned a lot about the 2023 Bulldogs and there will be more discoveries over the next four games of the season. This leads this specific thought into a bye week edition of DawgNation “Cover 4.” Seems like a good time to kick off this…

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ESPN Fantasy AnalystsOctober 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. ET1 minute readingLamar Jackson and the Ravens offense found an early rhythm against the Lions.Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesWeek 7 of the 2023 fantasy football season has some big surprises in store. Who were the big winners and the big losers? Which players received “A” and “F” grades?Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft offer their analysis and Seth Walder gives his notes. We also asked NFL Nation reporters to answer our questions about what happened in Thursday and Sunday’s games.Go to a topic:Leaderboard winners | Ranking losersWho got an A | Who got an FThe…

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After sincere congratulations from Brown at first, Kopitar’s former teammate had a funny and quite precise observation. “Two things have to happen for this type of record to be broken,” Brown said. “First and foremost, you’re a hell of a player and everyone knows it. And second, you’re old.” Kopitar also had a very good smile before the match when his son Jakob read the initial composition in the locker room. Jakob wore a shirt that of course had the number 11 on the back, but the front said “My father is my hero.”

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The City Council will hold a special meeting on Oct. 30 to discuss Northwestern’s Rebuild Ryan Field project, including the zoning change that would allow Northwestern to host concerts at the new stadium. According to a press release, the two orders regarding the University’s Ryan Field proposal will appear as special agendas to be presented. They will also be the only topic of discussion at the meeting, after the Planning Commission heard 13 hours of testimony during three separate meetings on the controversial NU project. Mayor Daniel Biss’ decision to give the ordinances special work orders marks a departure from…

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Craig Clark was sworn in as a police sergeant Oct. 17 at the Palos Heights City Council meeting. By Jeff Vorva Sometimes mayors are in the hot seat. But for the one-day mayor of Palos Heights, Ethan Bernsee? He liked the seat very well. “The chairs are comfortable,” he says. “And it (the City Hall meeting room) looks fancy.” The Independence Junior High School eighth-grader was mayor during the town council’s mock annual meeting Oct. 17, which served as a warm-up for the regular council meeting. The real mayor, Bob Straz, had a message for the mayor for a day…

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STORMS – Aaliyah Edwards I watched a lot of WNBA basketball over the summer, focusing on the league’s MVP candidates, Breanna StewartAlyssa Thomas and A’ja Wilson.“The three MVP contenders are all my type of position, players I look up to because they help my game,” Edwards said, as the team was about to begin its first training Tuesday. “Whether it’s being a scorer like Stewie or being able to finish with confidence like Alyssa Thomas, or by being dominant like A’ja Wilson, you can pick what you want in each player and make it your own.Dom Amore: Connecticut Sun season…

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