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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...
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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...
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September 19, 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...
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September 19, 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...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Taurasi leads Mercury over Silver Stars, 82-61

Diana Taurasi had 20 points and 10 assists and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 82-61 Friday night for their fifth win in the last six games. The Mercury (19-14) hit four straight 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter, scoring 21 straight points to open an 80-52 lead with 3:55 left. Danielle Adams and Shenise Johnson each had 11 points for San Antonio (11...
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September 14, 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...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx sign Augustus to extension

The Minnesota Lynx have signed All-Star forward Seimone Augustus to a three-year contract extension. Augustus is in her eighth season with the Lynx, who took her No. 1 overall in the 2006 draft. She is averaging 16.3 points this season and shooting a career-high 51.6 percent from the field to help the Lynx lock up the top seed in the Western Conference. The signing of Augustus...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Stricklen, Thompson lead Storm past Shock, 76-67

Shekinna Stricklen scored a career-high 26 points, Tina Thompson added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Seattle Storm beat the Tulsa Shock 76-67 Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Tanisha Wright had 15 points, including a key basket in the final minute, for Seattle (16-17), which had lost the teams' previous three meetings this season. The playoff-bound Storm...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 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

Seattle “Storms” into the postseason

   For the tenth straight season, the Seattle storm have clinched a playoff berth and are heading into the postseason; a prospect that seemed in dire jeopardy at the beginning of the season as the Storm learned that both of their perennial all-stars would be gone for the season. Much as Payton and Kemp were the leaders and nationally recognized faces of the Seattle Supersonics...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx clinch top spot in West with 73-60 win

Maya Moore scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen added 19 to help the Minnesota Lynx clinch their third consecutive Western Conference title with a 73-60 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night. Monica Wright added 14 points for Minnesota (25-7), which won its seventh straight game. The two teams will face each other again next week in the best-of-three first-round series...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 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...
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September 08, 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

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

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...
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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...
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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...
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September 06, 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...
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September 05, 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...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dream beat Fever in OT to secure playoff berth

Angel McCoughtry scored 30 points and Erika de Souza added 17 points and 14 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream clinch a playoff spot with an 80-80 overtime victory over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night. Tamika Catchings finished with 22 points and Erlanda Larkins had 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for Indiana (13-16), which has lost five of six. McCoughtry, the WNBA...
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September 04, 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'...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Moore scores 30 as Lynx rout Storm, 97-74

Maya Moore scored 25 of her 30 points in the first half to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 97-74 victory over the Seattle Storm on Saturday night. Seimone Augustus had 16 points for Minnesota (22-7), while rookie Rachel Jarry had a career-high 14. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points and Monica Wright had 10. Moore shot 12 for 15 from the field to reach 30 points for the second time in her...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Catchings, Zellous lead Fever past Liberty, 73-67

Tamika Catchings had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Shavonte Zellous scored 21 points and the Indiana Fever recovered after giving up a 17-point lead to beat the New York Liberty 73-67 on Friday night. Indiana (13-15) pulled one-half game behind Washington for third place in the Eastern Conference. The Fever also increased their lead over fifth-place New York to 2 1/2 games for the...
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August 30, 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...
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August 30, 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...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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