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Air tight: Lynx and Sparks set for another Game 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike has a bandage under her right eye to mask the stitches she took from an elbow in the paint. Sylvia Fowles’ right eye is red and bloodshot from the battles being waged on the glass. The WNBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx has pushed both teams to their limits, and all that remains is one last game in this season....
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 03, 2017

Five reasons why the 2017 WNBA Finals are not just another rematch

On Wednesday evening, the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will meet in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals for a second straight year, in a winner-takes-all game that will decide whether one of the most impressive sports dynasties in recent sports history will live on, or if a new one will take the throne.The Sparks will try and do what they did last year, and take the title from the...
Via Yardbarker
October 03, 2017  |  Discuss

AP Sources: Seattle Storm hire Dan Hughes to be next coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Hughes is coming back to the WNBA as coach of the Seattle Storm, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the team has not announced the move. Hughes spent 11 years as the head coach and general manager for San Antonio, guiding the Stars to six postseason appearances...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 03, 2017

Seattle Storm tap Dan Hughes as next head coach

Dan Hughes has been named the next head coach of the Seattle Storm, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Hughes most recently served as the head coach and general manager of the San Antonio Stars for 11 years, where he led the team to six playoff appearances. Hughes retired after the 2016 season and served as a TV analyst this past season, but will be returning to the bench...
Via Excelle Sports
October 04, 2017

Dan Hughes new coach of the Seattle Storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Hughes missed coaching basketball. A year after he stepped away from the WNBA, he’s back as the coach of the Seattle Storm, the team announced Wednesday. “It was kind of meant to be,” Hughes said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t know where the true inspiration came from. When we talked, it was just a kind of a mutual kind of meeting. I...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 04, 2017

WATCH: Lynx players pop champagne after WNBA Finals win

The Minnesota Lynx exacted sweet revenge on the Los Angeles Sparks Wednesday night in the best way possible.Last year, the Sparks won Game 5 of the WNBA Finals at Target Center via a Nneka Ogwumike jumper with just seconds remaining in the game. This go-around at Williams Arena was a bit different, as the Lynx took care of business and emerged victorious by an 85-76 score.The Lynx...
Via The Sports Daily
October 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Lynx win 2017 WNBA Finals to capture fourth title in seven years

Last year, the Minnesota Lynx had to watch the Los Angeles Sparks celebrate winning the WNBA championship on their home floor. This time, the Lynx were the ones popping champagne: #OddYearOurYear pic.twitter.com/QkGNBqd8eY — Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) October 5, 2017 In front of a sold out and raucous crowd at Williams Arena in Minnesota, the Lynx beat the Sparks 85-76 to win...
Via Excelle Sports
October 04, 2017

This Maya Moore shot was so clutch and daggered the Sparks

Lynx guard Maya Moore didn’t win Finals MVP this particular year, but she was the team’s unquestioned leader this season and the oil that helped power this high-scoring machine.The Lynx held serve on their home court in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals this year — which didn’t happen last season — and emerged victorious for their fourth title in seven years.Minnesota held a 12-point lead...
Via The Sports Daily
October 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Lynx Sink Sparks, Win WNBA Title

In Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Sparks, the Minnesota Lynx never trailed and held off a late rally to win the clinching contest, 85-76, and earn their fourth title in seven seasons.
Via Sports On Earth
October 05, 2017

Parade, rally held for WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the fourth time in seven seasons, the Minnesota Lynx and their fans celebrated a WNBA championship with a parade. The Star Tribune reports fans lined the street Thursday evening as Maya Moore and other Lynx players slowly made their way toward a rally at Williams Arena in the back of several convertibles. At the arena, players and coaches were greeted by hundreds...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 05, 2017

Flaunt your Minnesota Lynx fandom with this championship gear

We couldn’t have asked for a better WNBA Finals. From buzzer beaters to lead changes and ties to countless SportsCenter-worthy highlights, one of the best match-ups in league history certainly didn’t disappoint. And if you’re a Lynx fan, it couldn’t have ended any better either as Minnesota clinched its fourth WNBA Championship in just seven years. Lynx fans, now it’s time to really...
Via Excelle Sports
October 05, 2017

Report: WNBA team set to move to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders might not be the second professional sports team to join the NHL’s Golden Knights in Las Vegas.According to this report from ESPN, the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars have an agreement with a new ownership group that would move the organization to the desert metropolis.“The sale and relocation now hinge on a final approval from the NBA and WNBA Board of Governors, the...
Via Sportsnaut
October 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sylvia Fowles Jersey Retirement Ceremony

Sylvia Fowles Jersey was retired ahead of the LSU women's basketball season opener against Southeastern. Follow us on Twitter @lsutigertv Follow us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/lsutigertv
Via LSU Tigers Athletics
November 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sylvia Fowles Retirement Ceremony

Sylvia Fowles became the second LSU female basketball player to have her jersey retired. Follow us on Twitter @lsutigertv Follow us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/lsutigertv
Via LSU Tigers Athletics
November 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zuri Sanders' Experience Shadowing Tamika Catchings

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Via Texas Tech Athletics
November 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Seattle moves ahead with arena remodel to attract NBA, NHL

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is moving forward with efforts to renovate the aging city-owned KeyArena into a premier venue that could be ready for an NBA or NHL team within three years. The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group to privately finance a roughly $600 million remodel that would nearly double the square footage...
Via MyNorthwest.com
December 04, 2017

Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an agreement with a developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team. Durkan told reporters Wednesday the deal with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group is the best path for Seattle to get an NHL team and bring back the NBA. OVG CEO Tim Leiweke says his group will work to get a team to join the WNBA...
Via MyNorthwest.com
December 06, 2017

Bird, Taurasi headline US women’s hoops national team pool

NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are back for another run with the U.S. women’s basketball team. The four-time Olympic gold medalists are among the 29 players chosen Thursday for the national team pool. Eleven members of the 2016 Olympic team that won a sixth consecutive gold medal for the Americans are in the group. The only player missing from that team is Tamika Catchings...
Via MyNorthwest.com
December 14, 2017

WATCH: Candi Whitaker and Sheryl Swoopes Address Media Before Throwback Game

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Via Texas Tech Athletics
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Ailing Taurasi cuts short EuroLeague season

Diana Taurasi is taking a sabbatical as she battles injuries, ending her season with Russian club UMMC Ekaterinburg early.
Via ESPN
December 18, 2017

Lynx give coach Cheryl Reeve contract extension, GM duties

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx have signed coach Cheryl Reeve to a multiyear contract extension and made her general manager of the four-time WNBA champions. Reeve’s record in eight seasons with the Lynx is 195-77, winning titles in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. During the 11 years before Reeve’s arrival, the Lynx made the playoffs only twice. Her .715 career winning percentage...
Via MyNorthwest.com
December 27, 2017

NCAAW: Christine Dailey, Katie Smith among eight NCAA legends named finalists for Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Via NCAA.com
January 11, 2018

Awvee Storey joins Chicago Sky as an assistant coach

On Thursday, the Chicago Sky announced that Awvee Storey was hired as an assistant coach on Amber Stocks’ staff. Storey was on the Mystics’ basketball operations staff for five seasons as a player personnel manager. While with the Mystics, Storey was involved with player development and scouting — he did a lot of work behind the scenes. Storey also played in the NBA between 2004...
Via Bullets Forever
January 12, 2018  |  Discuss

WNBA Free Agency 2018: Ivory Latta and Allison Hightower are the Mystics’ unrestricted free agents

On Monday, the WNBA released its list of cored players, unrestricted, restricted free agents, and reserved players. We will go through what all this means, and which 2017 Mystics players are in these categories of free agents: Cored Players Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images Cored players are players who would otherwise be unrestricted free agents. But it’s...
Via Bullets Forever
January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Consistent Muldrow helps drive Mountaineers

West Virginia pulled upset after upset last postseason, and expectations were high as the new season opened. But while injuries have changed the dynamics for the Mountaineers, one thing hasn't changed: Teana Muldrow.
Via ESPN
January 15, 2018
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