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

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

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

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December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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

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

WATCH: Zuri Sanders' Experience Shadowing Tamika Catchings

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November 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sylvia Fowles Retirement Ceremony

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November 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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
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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

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

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

Fowles grabs 17 boards, Lynx beat Sparks 70-68

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles grabbed a WNBA Finals-record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Tuesday night, evening the series at one game apiece. Fowles broke Taj McWilliams-Franklin’s record of 16 for Connecticut in 2005. Lindsay Whalen scored 14 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 12 and the Lynx...
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September 26, 2017

Sparks, Lynx set for WNBA Finals rematch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks are trying to become the first team to repeat as WNBA champions in 15 years. They’ll have to beat a Minnesota Lynx team that has been in the finals six of the last seven seasons. The Sparks beat the Lynx in five games last season to end Minnesota’s hopes at a repeat championship. The Lynx can now return the favor this year. Both franchises...
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September 23, 2017

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

The Finals we've all been waiting for is here. On Sunday, the Minnesota Lynx (1) and Los Angeles Sparks (2) will tip off a best-of-five series to see who will be crowned the 2017 WNBA champion.This is a rematch of last year's instant-classic in which the Sparks upset the Lynx in front of the Minnesota home crowd thanks to a Nneka Ogwumike offensive rebound and bucket in the final...
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September 21, 2017  |  Discuss

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

Last week, before a semifinal playoff game against the Washington Mystics, Sylvia Fowles sat on a small stage next to WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders, calmly listening to Borders announce that the votes were in and Fowles was the 2017 WNBA MVP.While her teammates, coaches and media members applauded, Fowles, who was a front-runner for the prestigious award practically all season long...
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September 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Candace Parker helps Sparks beat Mercury 86-72 in Game 2

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker needed a lot of ice to get her ankle ready for Thursday night. And yet, it’s the Phoenix Mercury at risk of getting frozen out. Parker had 24 points and 13 rebounds — showing no effects of an injury — to help Los Angeles beat Phoenix 86-72 in Game 2 of a WNBA semifinal series. The defending champion Sparks have won...
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September 15, 2017

Sparks rally to beat Phoenix 79-66 in WNBA playoff opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks were rusty to start the playoffs. Coming in off an eight-day layoff, they fell behind early before rallying to beat the Phoenix Mercury 79-66 to open defense of their WNBA championship on Tuesday night. Nneka Ogwumike scored 19 points to lead five starters in double figures in Game 1 of the best-of-5 series. Candace Parker added 15 points...
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September 13, 2017

The Sparks and the Lynx are even more dangerous than they were in 2016

There have been plenty of surprises this WNBA season, but the two teams at the top of the standing have not been among them.The top-seeded Minnesota Lynx and the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks both earned a double bye straight into the semifinals thanks to their great regular-season performances. When the Washington Mystics travel to Minneapolis and the Phoenix Mercury head...
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September 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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