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Lynx re-sign WNBA MVP Maya Moore

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have signed WNBA MVP Maya Moore to a new multiyear contract. The Lynx announced the deal Thursday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Moore has fulfilled the considerable promise she had as the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft. She helped the Lynx to three straight WNBA Finals, including championships in 2011 and 2013. She was named rookie...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Maya Moore will sign contract with Lynx soon

LAS VEGAS (AP) Fear not Minnesota Lynx fans, Maya Moore isn't going anywhere. The restricted free agent hasn't signed her contract yet, but said that it's only a matter of time before she does. ''It literally has just been not getting the paper signed,'' Moore said after participating at the USA Basketball training camp Tuesday. ''I haven't been around a printer. There's nothing...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Breanna Stewart Wins 2015 Naismith Trophy

From UConn: TAMPA, Fla. – Hours before tip off at Amalie Arena for the 2015 national championship game, University of Connecticut junior forward Breanna Stewart was tabbed as the winner of the 2015 Naismith Trophy, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Tuesday. UConn’s Breanna Stewart wins her second straight Naismith Award to add to her collection. UConn has won more...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Huskies Honored As WBCA All-Americans

UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) and Breanna Stewart (30) are honored as WBCA All-Americans before the UConn Huskies open practice at the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. From the WBCA and UConn: TAMPA, Fla. — After earning a spot on both the Associated Press and USWBA All-America teams earlier this week, University of Connecticut junior...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA Star Maya Moore's Small Diet Change That Produced Big Results

Just before the 2013 season, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore spent three weeks living and training with WNBA veteran Kara Lawson—and not just to work on her 3-point shooting (Lawson
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

USA routs Spain for second straight gold medal at Women's World Championships

ISTANBUL -- Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans lost...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US routs Spain for second straight gold medal

ISTANBUL (AP) Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US women beat Aussies 82-70 to reach worlds final

ISTANBUL (AP) Tina Charles scored 18 points and Maya Moore added 16 to help the U.S. beat Australia 82-70 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the women's world championship. The U.S. will face Spain in the gold-medal game Sunday. Spain beat host Turkey 66-56 for its first trip to the championship game. The Spanish team won a bronze medal at the 2010 worlds. The Americans had...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women's team gets rematch with France, last team to beat them

  Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over. Standing in the way of another trip to the medal round is France, a team that handed the Americans a rare defeat on Sept. 21 in an exhibition game. The teams will meet again in the quarterfinals of the tournament Friday night. ''Naturally losing a game is going to...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

US women's basketball team set to take on France

ISTANBUL (AP) Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over. Standing in the way of another trip to the medal round is France, a team that handed the Americans a rare defeat on Sept. 21 in an exhibition game. The teams will meet again in the quarterfinals of the tournament Friday night. ''Naturally losing a game...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

US women beat Australia in exhibition game

PARIS (AP) Breanna Stewart scored nine points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. women's national team beat Australia 72-66 in an exhibition game Friday. Maya Moore and Nneka Ogwumike each added seven points for the Americans. The U.S. trailed 18-11 after the first quarter before rallying to take a one-point lead at the half. The Americans extended that advantage to 11 after...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore lands on all-WNBA first team

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Lynx's season is over, but Maya Moore is still racking up acclaim for her best campaign to date. The league named Moore to its 2014 all-WNBA first team for the second time in her career. She can add that to a mantle that already includes this year's MVP and top All-Star vote getter, 2013 WNBA Finals MVP and 2011 rookie of the year award, among others. Joining her...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx battled all season, but finally broke in West finals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Dam. Like a master analogist, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve painted the picture succinctly Thursday, two days after Minnesota's run toward back-to-back titles abruptly crashed with a 96-78 loss to Phoenix in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. All year long, Reeve said, the WNBA's 2011 and 2013 champs represented a river-bound levee, with a stream of constant pressure...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury must be on point in decisive Game 3

PHOENIX -- Only 30 minutes separated the Mercury from the next step toward that conspicuously advertised awaited glory. They had barged into Target Center and administered a 22-9, first-quarter beat down on the defending champion Minnesota Lynx. The ball was moving with precision and purpose on offense. Rotation and communication were continuing as major factors on defense. And Lynx...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Maya Moore scores 32 as Lynx avoid elimination vs. Mercury

  After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive. The league's MVP scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. Phoenix...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore, Lynx rally past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore, Lynx rally past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx need more from Moore against Mercury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the Phoenix Mercury figured out how to do something the entire league hasn't done all season - stop Maya Moore. The MVP of the league was just 3 for 9 from the field and scored nine points in Minnesota's Game 1 loss on Friday night. That's the first time Moore has been held to single-digit scoring this season. Moore topped...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

More defense is Mercury mantra against Lynx's Moore

PHOENIX -- The Mercury are walking the self-awareness walk at a level never before witnessed in the WNBA. But swagger of this caliber requires talking the talk as part of a defensive commitment that helped generate the best record in league history.  "The communication plays a part in it," first-year Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said after Wednesday's practice at U.S. Airways Center...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore for the taking: MVP unstoppable again in Lynx playoff win

MINNEAPOLIS -- No one can compete with Maya Moore. The only one who stands a chance doesn't play for Phoenix, Atlanta or Los Angeles. She wasn't wearing a matching Connecticut jersey on Geno Auriemma's super-teams of the late 2000s. Yet Moore has never been able to elude her greatest nemesis. She's there when Moore goes to bed at night and when she wakes up in the morning. She's...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MVP Moore drives Lynx past Stars in playoff opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MVP Moore drives Lynx past Stars in playoff opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MVP Moore leads Lynx past Stars, 88-84, in Game 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference playoffs. Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone Augustus...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn All-Everything Maya Moore Wins 2014 WNBA MVP

2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore Former UConn Huskies All-American Maya Moore picked up a big honor on Thursday as she was named the 2014 WNBA MVP. Here’s the full release from the WNBA: NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 – Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx has been named the 2014 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the WNBA announced today. Moore received 371 points (including 35 first...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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