Lynx hold off Sparks rally to win Game 2 of WNBA Finals

In Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals, the Minnesota Lynx came back from a 26 point deficit only to see the Los Angeles Sparks hold on to win. In Game 2, the script flipped. The Lynx led by as much as 20 points in the second half and the Sparks came all the way back to cut the lead to two points with 13 seconds left. But the Sparks were unable to tie or take the lead on two separate...
Via Excelle Sports
September 27, 2017

With the series tied 1-1, tight WNBA Finals heads to L.A.

Well, it's hard to imagine a better start to the WNBA Finals than this.After the first two games in Minnesota, the series between the Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks is all tied up, 1-1. The total point differential in the first two games was a mere three points. Combined. Is it too late to petition to get this series changed to a best-of-seven?In Game 1, Los Angeles stunned...
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September 28, 2017  |  Discuss

MVP Sylvia Fowles headlines All-WNBA First Team selections

Minnesota Lynx All-Star center and league MVP Sylvia Fowles was one of five players named to the All-WNBA First Team, the league announced on Friday. Consisting of four MVPs, the All-WNBA first team is comprised of Fowles, New York Liberty forward Tina Charles, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, Minnesota Lynx guard Maya Moore, and Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith...
Via Excelle Sports
September 29, 2017

Los Angeles Sparks one win away from back to back titles

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Sparks are one win away from winning the 2017 WNBA Finals after beating the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 at the Staples Center Friday night. The Sparks got 16 points and 10 rebounds from Nneka Ogwumike, four starters were in double figures, and they held the Lynx backcourt of Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen scoreless. [More from Excelle Sports...
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September 30, 2017

Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. Maya Moore and the Lynx will try for their fourth championship in seven years on Wednesday night at home. The Sparks won Game 5 at Minnesota last season to take the crown. Candace Parker and the Sparks are hoping...
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October 01, 2017

The five biggest questions heading into Game 5 of the WNBA Finals

It’s deja vu all over again, as the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will square off in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the WNBA Finals for the second straight year. Last year in Minnesota, it was the Sparks who came out victorious in Game 5 with a 77-76 win to claim their first WNBA title since 2002 and knock off the defending champion Lynx. This year, the Lynx are looking to get...
Via Excelle Sports
October 03, 2017

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....
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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...
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October 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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November 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zuri Sanders' Experience Shadowing Tamika Catchings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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December 14, 2017

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

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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.
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...
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December 27, 2017

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.
January 15, 2018
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