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Maya Moore leads Lynx past feisty Fever squad

MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA Finals are still almost two months away, ladies. No one bothered to tell the league's two past two champions that Saturday, as Minnesota and Indiana engaged in an affair reminiscent of their rough-and-tumble, seesaw collisions in last October's crowning series. Not until the latest moment of crunch time did the Lynx edge away from the team that crushed...
Via Fox Sports North
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Maya Moore leads Lynx past feisty Fever squad

MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA Finals are still almost two months away, ladies. No one bothered to tell the league's two past two champions that Saturday, as Minnesota and Indiana engaged in an affair reminiscent of their rough-and-tumble, seesaw collisions in last October's crowning series. Not until the latest moment of crunch time did the Lynx edge away from the team that crushed...
Via Fox Sports North
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker's celebration goes wrong

A bloody good play by Nneka Ogwumike, led to an even bloodier celebration. The Los Angeles Sparks star hit a clutch shot in the final minute of the first overtime against the Detroit Shock and then teammate Candace Parker tackled her against the goalpost in celebration. Just one problem: Parker's head caught Ogwumike's left eye and it opened up in a hurry. See the photographic...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Candace Parker Bloodies Teammate Nneka Ogwumike During Post-Basket Celebration (Video)

Sometimes, emotions get the best of you, and that’s not exclusive to negative emotion, as the Los Angeles Sparks showed us Sunday night. The Sparks, one of the best teams in the WNBA this season, got a big bucket from Nneka Ogwumike late in a game against the Connecticut Sun. After she scored the basket as she fouled, teammate Candace Parker came over to celebrate. And boy, did...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Thompson helps Storm edge Silver Stars, 72-71

Tina Thompson had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the veteran Seattle Storm hold off the San Antonio Silver Stars 72-71 on Tuesday night to fortify their postseason hopes. Camille Little had 14 points and Tanisha Wright added 11 for Seattle (14-14), which won the season series against San Antonio to claim a possible tiebreaker if the teams close the season tied. Jia Perkins scored...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker, Ogwumike lead Sparks past Sun

Candace Parker scored 28 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 91-78 on Tuesday night. Lindsey Harding added 18 points to help the Sparks (20-8) remain one game behind Minnesota for first place in the Western Conference. Parker also had seven assists. Iziane Castro Marques scored 19 points and Tina Charles had...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Thompson, Little lead Storm past Sun 78-65

Tina Thompson and the Seattle Storm are heating up just in time to make a run at a WNBA-record 10th straight playoff berth. Thompson and Camille Little each scored 18 points and the Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65 on Thursday night to tie Phoenix for third place in the Western Conference. Temeka Johnson added 12 points and nine assists, and Shekinna Stricklen had 11 points...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Dupree, Bonner lead Mercury past Sun, 76-68

The Phoenix Mercury took another step closer to reaching the postseason. For 35 minutes, the Connecticut Sun did not look like the team with the worst record in the WNBA. Candice Dupree and DeWanna Bonner scored 22 points each as the Mercury beat Connecticut 76-68 Saturday night, handing the Sun their seventh straight loss. ''The whole game I'm thinking, we can'...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Whalen sets career high in important win over Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS -- In a bout that finally lived up to its billing, the Minnesota Lynx relied upon their most constant imposition. The helping hand of Lindsay Whalen. The WNBA's all-time No. 3 assists facilitator dished out a career-high and franchise-record-tying 14 of them Wednesday at the Target Center, sending crisp passes through minute windows in Los Angeles' long, athletic...
Via Fox Sports North
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Passion for game still drives Mercury star Taurasi

PHOENIX With the end of her 10th season in sight, the most important variable attributed to the WNBAs brightest star hasnt been diminished. Through the tribulations of an uneven season, passion for the game stills governs her approach. I love coming to the gym, Mercury guard Diana Taurasi said in an interview after Wednesdays practice. Its the only thing I want to do when I get...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx, star Lindsay Whalen agree to contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the season Lindsay Whalen is having, Minnesota Lynx brass figure there's no point in waiting to keep her around. The team announced Friday it has signed the homegrown point guard to a multiyear contract extension, locking her up for what's likely the remainder of her professional tenure. The 31-year-old Hutchinson, Minn., native and Minnesota graduate...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx, star Lindsay Whalen agree to contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the season Lindsay Whalen is having, Minnesota Lynx brass figure there's no point in waiting to keep her around. The team announced Friday it has signed the homegrown point guard to a multiyear contract extension, locking her up for what's likely the remainder of her professional tenure. The 31-year-old Hutchinson, Minn., native and Minnesota graduate...
Via Fox Sports North
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx sign star guard Whalen to contract extension

The Minnesota Lynx are making sure point guard Lindsay Whalen stays home for a while. The Lynx signed Whalen to a multi-year contract extension on Friday. The 10-year veteran is having one of her finest seasons. She is averaging a career-high 14.7 points and 6.0 assists to help the Lynx to the best record in the WNBA (23-7). The Hutchinson native and University of Minnesota alum...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

McCoughtry, de Souza lead Dream past Liberty

Angel McCoughtry scored 16 points, Erika de Souza had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Atlanta Dream cruised to a 70-57 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night. Tiffany Hayes added 12 points and Alex Bentley had 11 for the Dream (17-13), who moved closer to clinching second place in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta leads Washington, which lost at Connecticut, by three...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker helps Sparks beat Shock

Candace Parker had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-70 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night. Parker hit a long jumper with 1:16 remaining to help the Sparks (22-10) avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points for Los Angeles and Lindsey Harding and Kristi Toliver...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Dupree lead Mercury past Atlanta 79-71

Diana Taurasi wanted the Phoenix Mercury to show the kind of intensity they'll need in the playoffs. ''It's not necessarily the best team over the summer, but the team that gets hot at the right time,'' she said. ''Today was a little step for us to go forward.'' Taurasi scored 25 points, Candice Dupree added 15 and the Phoenix Mercury won...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Taurasi suspended for getting 9th technical

Diana Taurasi has been suspended one game for an accumulation of technical fouls. The Phoenix Mercury star picked up her ninth technical of the season in the third quarter against New York on Tuesday night. She'll miss the Mercury's nationally televised game in Chicago on Wednesday night. Under WNBA rules, a player or coach is automatically suspended without pay for one...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx, standout Seimone Augustus agree to multiyear contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- To many more, Seimone. Eight years in the Twin Cities have seen Lynx wing Seimone Augustus emerge as one of the WNBA's elite scorers, and the organization jumped at the chance to keep her around for at least a few more. Minnesota re-signed Augustus to a multiyear contract Friday, a day before the Western Conference regular-season champions wrap up the regular...
Via Fox Sports North
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Thompson leads Storm over Shock, 85-73

Having already done enough to prolong her final season by at least a couple of games, Seattle Storm veteran Tina Thompson left one more lasting memory Saturday night. The 38-year-old Thompson capped her 17th regular season with 22 points and eight rebounds in an 85-73 win over the Tulsa Shock. Thompson made 7 of 17 shots from the field on a night the Storm (17-17) were in control...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Parker wins WNBA MVP

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP, said a person familiar with the situation. Parker will receive the award Thursday night in Los Angeles before the Sparks play the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Maya Moore takes over in Minnesota

Maya Moore has been one of the most celebrated women's basketball players to ever take the court. She was a star in high school and a star at UConn before the Minnesota Lynx drafted her No. 1 overall in 2011. Now in her third season in the WNBA, Moore has become the virtuoso in the pro game that everyone expected. She averaged a career-high 18.5 points per game in the regular...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Maya Moore edged out in MVP race by Sparks' Candace Parker

It took one of the closest ballots in WNBA history, but Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker edged out Lynx wing Maya Moore for the league's 2013 MVP honors. Parker received the award Thursday night in Los Angeles before the Sparks opened their Western Conference playoff series against Phoenix. The 39-member national media voting panel gave Parker 234 points, while Moore...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

McCoughtry, cold-shooting Dream drop Game 1 to Mystics

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry drove the lane, sweeping right toward the basket as she breezed past the defender. She extended her arm out ... but the ball glanced off the rim and she could only watch as it bounced right to and awaiting Mystics player. It was just that kind of night for the WNBA's most prolific scorer, and by the time she broke out of her funk, it was too late...
Via Fox Sports South
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Maya Moore recovers to spur Lynx's Game 1 playoff win

MINNEAPOLIS -- With white rally towels waving, Seattle scrapping, and the Target Center rocking, the Minnesota Lynx overcame whatever shortcomings arose Friday night to keep their opportunistic adversary at bay. And that was before Maya Moore got going. Even while their usual fire-starter struggled and the Storm kept hacking away, the Lynx didn't waiver during the testy, early...
Via Fox Sports North
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Maya Moore recovers to spur Lynx's Game 1 playoff win

MINNEAPOLIS -- With white rally towels waving, Seattle scrapping, and the Target Center rocking, the Minnesota Lynx overcame whatever shortcomings arose Friday night to keep their opportunistic adversary at bay. And that was before Maya Moore got going. Even while their usual fire-starter struggled and the Storm kept hacking away, the Lynx didn't waiver during the testy, early...
Via Fox Sports North
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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