Our city lost a local icon and national treasure over the weekend when Dick Gregory passed away at the age of 84.Gregory was a prominent civil rights activist, comedian, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur all wrapped up into one powerful package.I had the honor of sharing the same stage with Mr. Gregory years ago at a couple of Gateway Classic Sports Foundation events in which he was the guest speaker and I was the master of ceremonies.
One of the benefits of the grassroots circuit is that it gives players from the small schools around the state a chance to showcase their games against top players from around the country. Here is a look at some of the players that I watched from Missouri Class 1 and 2 schools who did a nice job during the grassroots season. Look for them to have big years during the high school season.
The St. Louis Surge was one quarter away from winning their third Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League national championship and second in succession.The Georgia Soul had other ideas.Trailing by 10 points at the end of three quarters, the Soul staged a remarkable fourth quarter rally to stun the Surge 64-63 and take the WBCBL championship back to Georgia last Sunday in front of a partisan Surge crowd at Fontbonne University.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".