Maya Moore had been unstoppable on offense through Minnesota’s first four games. It was her stellar defense that kept the Lynx undefeated. Moore and the Lynx held second-leading scorer Elena Delle Donne to just 16 points to remain perfect with a 75-72 win over the Chicago Sky on Monday in a showdown of undefeated teams.
The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.
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The Minnesota Lynx say forward Devereaux Peters will undergo surgery on her left knee and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team said Monday that Peters will have arthroscopy on her knee this week at TRIA Orthopedics in Bloomington.
Ra’shede Hageman was a star at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in two sports: football and basketball. His story includes life in foster homes before being adopted. He’s grown into a man ready for the NFL. “I’m thankful but, you know, I’m always remaining hungry. I’m just, you know, getting a step ahead of my competition, but I’m always humble,” Hageman said.
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Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the NBA, The Associated Press has learned. Adelman was expected to announce his decision Monday morning, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.
Rick Adelman trudged off the basketball court for maybe the final time in his professional life and he couldn’t hide the disappointment. He was sure his Minnesota Timberwolves were going to respond in the season finale, finishing a year of unmet expectations on a high note against the lowly Utah Jazz.
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A Minnesota eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics. The La Crosse Tribune says 14-year-old Easton Gamoke of Winona, Minn., sank a game-winning shot from near his own baseline during a youth basketball game in January.
Minnesota Timberwolves forwards Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad will miss the final six games of the season with injuries. Budinger sprained his ankle in the first minute of play against Orlando on Saturday night and Muhammad sprained the MCL in his right knee on Friday night against Miami.
Faithful Bucky Badger fans filled the 508 Bar in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night to watch the team in the Final Four. The whole place was packed with Wisconsin fans all day. “I just want it so badly that it’s terrifying to think that it’s so close but it’s going to be a big battle,” Wisconsin fan Greta Hughes said.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.