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Learn How Maya Moore Outworked Her Opponents to Become an WNBA Champion and MVP

For Maya Moore, the road to the top began in a long hallway covered in brown carpet. She was about 3 years old, she thinks, a self-described “very high-energy kid”
Via Stack
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Shooting Drills and Strength Workout That Propelled Maya Moore to WNBA MVP

Maya Moore’s 'On the Move' 3-Point Shooting Drills  You’ve heard the old phrase “you play like you practice.” WNBA MVP Maya Moore knows it’s true, so she tries to make her
Via Stack
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon Coaches Spurs to Summer League Championship

For years, Becky Hammon has been rising through the professional basketball ranks. Now, she is a champion. As the head coach of the Spurs'...
Via Athlon Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bird to make ninth All-Star appearance, Pierson her first

NEW YORK (AP) Seattle's Sue Bird will be playing in her ninth WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday as a Western Conference reserve. The league announced the rosters on Tuesday night. Bird will be joined by Tulsa's Plenette Pierson, who will be playing in her first All-Star contest. The 12-year veteran is one of seven players competing in their first All-Star Game. DeWanna Bonner of Phoenix...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx standout Whalen named WNBA All-Star as reserve

The WNBA on Tuesday night announced Minnesota Lynx veteran Lindsay Whalen had been voted by coaches as a reserve for the Western Conference All-Star squad. However, due to Whalen's eye injury suffered on Sunday at Tulsa, the guard will not play in the WNBA All-Star Game on July 25. This would've been Whalen's fifth career All-Star Game appearance (2006, 2011, 2013-15). Playing in...
Via Fox Sports North
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tina Charles scores 30, Liberty beat Storm 81-77

SEATTLE (AP) Tina Charles scored a season-high 30 points to help the New York Liberty beat the Seattle Storm 81-77 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. New York (11-5) is off to its best start since going 16-5 in 2001. Tanisha Wright added 12 points for New York, including a fast-break layup with 36 seconds left for a three-point lead. Swin Cash scored six points to move...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore has made it resoundingly clear with her recent play that she doesn't need a whole lot of help, particularly since she's become even harder to guard from long range. Regardless, the Minnesota Lynx have elected to provide a bit more assistance in their hobbled backcourt. The top team in the WNBA brought Renee Montgomery back to her original club earlier this week, and the...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore has made it resoundingly clear with her recent play that she doesn't need a whole lot of help, particularly since she's become even harder to guard from long range. Regardless, the Minnesota Lynx have elected to provide a bit more assistance in their hobbled backcourt. The top team in the WNBA brought Renee Montgomery back to her original club earlier this week, and the...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore's late shot in OT misses, Lynx lose 78-77 to Sun

MINNEAPOLIS -- Camille Little hit a jumper, scoring her only points of the game, with 8 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-77 in overtime on Wednesday, ending a six-game losing streak. The Sun closed the game on a 7-2 run, including Jasmine Thomas' 3-pointer that gave Connecticut a 76-75 lead with 27 seconds left. Maya Moore, who scored 20 of her...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore's late shot in OT misses, Lynx lose 78-77 to Sun

MINNEAPOLIS -- Camille Little hit a jumper, scoring her only points of the game, with 8 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-77 in overtime on Wednesday, ending a six-game losing streak. The Sun closed the game on a 7-2 run, including Jasmine Thomas' 3-pointer that gave Connecticut a 76-75 lead with 27 seconds left. Maya Moore, who scored 20 of her...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Becky Hammon now a head coaching candidate?

Is Becky Hammon now a head coaching candidate?
Via Philly Sports Live
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Becky Hammon coaching the Spurs Summer League team

Watching Becky Hammon coaching the Spurs Summer League team is fascinating. [Twitter]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore, Lynx too much for Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. Moore and Whalen scored Minnesota's final 12 points, including a 6-0 run after Los Angeles had pulled within 76-73 with 2:31 left. Minnesota (13-4) avoided losing back-to...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore, Lynx spoil Candace Parker's season debut

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. Moore and Whalen scored Minnesota's final 12 points, including a 6-0 run after Los Angeles had pulled within 76-73 with 2:31 left. Minnesota (13-4) avoided losing back...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore, Lynx too much for Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. Moore and Whalen scored Minnesota's final 12 points, including a 6-0 run after Los Angeles had pulled within 76-73 with 2:31 left. Minnesota (13-4) avoided losing back-to...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sparks-Stars Preview

It hasn't taken Candace Parker long to return to All-Star form for the Los Angeles Sparks. Coming off her first 30-point effort since July 2014, Parker will try to help the Sparks turn things around as they go after rare back-to-back road wins Sunday against the San Antonio Stars. Los Angeles (4-14) plummeted to the league's worst record at the All-Star break while Parker, a two...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore keys Minnesota Lynx win over Tulsa Shock 86-80

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Maya Moore scored 16 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and Sylvia Fowles added 19 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 86-80 win over Tulsa on Saturday night. Moore hit a 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter to break a 71-71 tie and hit two more 3s down the stretch to reach 20 points for the 10th straight game. Tricia Liston added 13 off the bench...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx finish strong, hold off Shock

TULSA, Okla. -- Maya Moore scored 16 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and Sylvia Fowles added 19 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 86-80 win over Tulsa on Saturday night. Moore hit a 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter to break a 71-all tie and hit two more 3s down the stretch to reach 20 points for the 10th straight game. Tricia Liston added 13 off the bench...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dupree scores 27 points to lead Mercury past Dream, 71-68

ATLANTA (AP) Candice Dupree scored a season-high 27 points and DeWanna Bonner had a steal and hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold off the Atlanta Dream 71-68 on Sunday. Atlanta (7-13), after trailing by as many as 18 in the first half, pulled to 67-66 when Damiris Dantas made a layup with 42 seconds left. Angel McCoughtry came up with...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Lavender, Parker lead Sparks past Stars, 80-78

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jantel Lavender scored 20 points, and Candace Parker blocked a potential tying shot in the final seconds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars 80-78 on Sunday. The Sparks overcame a 13-point deficit. Ana Dabovic scored five points and Lavender added four during a 9-0 run that gave Los Angeles (5-14) a 78-71 lead with 3:02 left. Jayne Appel's...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Lynx at Sparks

While Maya Moore hopes to take another step toward making history, Candace Parker is simply trying to guide the once league-worst Los Angeles Sparks to the playoffs. After coming up short at Minnesota last week, the Sparks will get another shot at the WNBA-best Lynx on Tuesday night when the league's last two MVPs meet at Staples Center. It looked as though Moore's streak of consecutive...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx star Maya Moore named Western Conference Player of the Month

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore has been named the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Month for July. The team announced the news on Tuesday. It's Moore's first player of the month award this year -- the 2015 season is just two months old -- and the sixth of her career. This marks the ninth time a Lynx player has been honored. Moore has now won six of the last eight Western...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker has 18 points, 13 rebounds in 1st home game

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. Jantel Lavender recorded her league-leading 11th double-double for Los Angeles (6-14) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles had a season-high 12 steals. Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker, Sparks stun Lynx

LOS ANGELES -- Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. Jantel Lavender recorded her league-leading 11th double-double for Los Angeles (6-14) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles had a season-high 12 steals. Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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