Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve unloaded on officials following a blown call after losing the deciding Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. Reeve, the WNBA’s all-time postseason wins leader and a three-time champion, expressed frustration at the officiating crew for failing to review a shot by Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike that came with just over a minute left to play...
All they needed to win by was one point. The Los Angeles Sparks turned that margin to a chant as they celebrated their first WNBA championship since 2002, knocking off the Minnesota Lynx 77-76 Thursday night at Target Center in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. Many will look at this championship as a crowning achievement for Candace Parker, who was named Finals MVP. With a stat line of...
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The game of the night on Thursday wasn’t the Cubs-Dodgers game, nor was it the Packers and Bears squared off on Thursday Night Football. It was the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx, battling for the WNBA title. The Sparks won a thriller 77-76 thanks to a game-winning fadeaway jumper by Nneka Ogwumike, and they celebrated appropriately. Plenty of bubbly was popped in the locker...
The Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday won their third WNBA championship, and it was a special one for Candace Parker. Parker was named Finals MVP after leading the Sparks to a 77-76 victory with 28 points in the series clinching game over the Lynx. When asked by ESPN's Holly Rowe what winning the championship meant to her, Parker emotionally replied, “This is for Pat.” Prior...
Former Rutgers women’s basketball Scarlet Knight Essence Carson wrapped up her ninth season in the WNBA capturing the 2016 WNBA title with the Los Angeles Sparks in the fifth and deciding game of the finals on Thursday night at the Target Center. Carson becomes the fourth Scarlet Knight to hoist the championship trophy.
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By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Nneka Ogwumike’s short jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx for their first title in 14 years in the deciding game of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night. The league MVP joined her teammates in celebration as a stunned crowd slowly filed out after finishing...
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18 hours ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Los Angeles Sparks win WNBA title, beating Minnesota Lynx 77-76 for 3-2 series victory.
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There’s something magical about the idea of a winner-take-all game. It’s why no matter how well or poorly the viewership may be for a playoff series in any team sport – save for the NFL’s single-elimination format – more eyeballs tune in for the last game where both combatants have no choice but to put any and every ounce of energy left to win. It’s the stuff clichés...
Behind the 31 points of Maya Moore, the team heads home to host Game 5 after beating LA 85-79. With their backs against the wall, who else to turn to but Maya Moore. She was absolutely magnificent tonight as she led the Lynx to victory, 85-79. Her 31 points were the most she has ever scored in the Finals and she had more free throw attempts in this game than the first three games...
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4 days ago
Take a look back at Sophia Young’s career as she is inducted into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame. Baylor basketball head coach Kim Mulkey sits down to discuss her favorite Sophia Young memories from the 2005 NCAA Championship game and much more.
Back in May, when the league’s general managers were surveyed on which teams would win the WNBA Finals, the majority of them picked the Phoenix Mercury. Diana Taurasi’s return to the league after a season overseas was supposed to catapult the team toward its fourth championship, but save for the late-season push into the playoffs, the Mercury was nowhere close to contending....
Can you name each of the 12 current WNBA franchises? Only the team name is required for an answer.
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The new WNBA playoff format caused a lot of consternation, frustration and, very much for the Phoenix Mercury, jubilation. Seattle, the hottest team entering the playoffs, was bounced. Indiana, with future Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings calling it a career, couldn’t make one last title run for league’s greatest ambassador. Atlanta couldn’t light up the scoreboard enough for...
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