WNBA general managers are predicting the Minnesota Lynx to repeat as champions and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker as the top choice to earn the MVP award for a second straight year.
The Minnesota Lynx say forward Rebekkah Brunson will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 forward finished her 10th WNBA season and her fourth with the Lynx last season by appearing in 33 games and averaging 10.6 points and a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, who has led her team to two WNBA titles in the last three seasons, has been named as an assistant coach for Team U.S.A in the FIBA World Championships. Reeve will be on the coaching staff with two other assistants under head coach Geno Auriemma, the women’s basketball coach at Connecticut.
The Minnesota Lynx have added another championship to their trophy case. Asia Taylor had 18 points, Maya Moore added 16 and the Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 76-69 to win the WNBA’s first preseason tournament title Sunday at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
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.
The Minnesota Lynx announced Sunday night that guard Monica Wright is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Team officials said Wright, who is the back-up at point guard to Lindsay Whalen, had arthroscopic knee surgery on her left knee on Friday.
The Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday they’ve signed both of their top choices from the recent WNBA Draft. The Lynx signed Tricia Liston, the No. 12 overall pick, and Aysa Bussie, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.
The Minnesota Lynx have traded second-year guard Sugar Rodgers to the New York Liberty for the rights to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft. The Lynx announced the move on Wednesday. Rodgers was chosen in the second round last season, but played only sparingly on a veteran-laden team. She averaged 1.9 points in 7.6 minutes per game last season.
The Minnesota Lynx made four selections in the WNBA Draft on Monday with two picks in each round. In the first round, the Lynx selected Duke guard Tricia Liston with the 12th overall pick. Three picks later, the Lynx selected Virginia center Asya Bussie.
Coming off its second WNBA title in three years, single-game tickets for the Minnesota Lynx 2014 season will go on sale Tuesday. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m.
The Minnesota Lynx will have a bit of a new look in the upcoming season as the franchise unveiled new jerseys with Mayo Clinic logos on the front last week. As the Lynx enter a new season, their aim is to defend a WNBA title.
The Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday they’ve resigned center Janel McCarville to a multi-year contract. Terms of the contract were not made available. McCarville started in all 32 games she played for the Lynx last season, averaging 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
The Minnesota Lynx are cashing in on their recent run of success. The Lynx announced an expanded partnership with the Mayo Clinic on Monday that includes a new jersey that features the Mayo Clinic name across the front rather than the team’s name.
Soon enough, the area known as Block E may be better known as Mayo Clinic Square. The plan to retrofit the much beleaguered Block E in downtown Minneapolis was unveiled on Tuesday afternoon. The transition should be complete by fall 2015.
It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.
Maya Moore swears she’s been preparing for the role of Betty Lou her entire life. The WNBA Finals MVP and two-time champion for the Minnesota Lynx, who starred at UConn, has branched out into acting in Pepsi’s Uncle Drew ad campaign that features Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving.
After months of Block E standing for “Block Empty” there’s a new plan in place to bring some life to the desolate area in downtown Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the term sheet on a $97 million plan to renovate the Target Center, which is currently 23 years old and in need of a facelift.
When it comes to basketball in the Twin Cities, the world champion Minnesota Lynx have been getting all the love. But now, it seems the Timberwolves may be the new hot team. One game into the season, they are undefeated. And fan favorites like Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love are healthy. At the Target Center, ticket sales and energy are both up for Friday night’s game.
Los Lynx are now calling themselves “Dos Lynx.” The Minnesota Lynx celebrated its second WNBA Championship in three years on Monday.
Looking to cheer on the Minnesota Lynx Thursday night but don’t have a spot to watch the game? Head to Hubert’s in downtown Minneapolis. The Lynx travel to Atlanta Thursday for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals and have a 2-0 lead over the Dream in the series.
Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Minnesota Lynx to the brink of their second title in three seasons with an 88-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night for the Minnesota Lynx is about winning Game 2 and never coming back to Minnesota – just like they did two years ago against Atlanta. Minnesota’s WNBA squad is 1-0 in the series, and has found the star to carry the load at all times. What’s become apparent is the Lynx have the best player on the floor in Maya Moore.
Minnesota Timberwolves stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are the latest local sports figures to pick up the tab on Lynx playoff tickets. Love and Rubio teamed to purchase 500 tickets for Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, given away for free to fans on a first-come, first-served basis over the phone on Monday morning.
Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night. Moore shot 10 for 16 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds, and Monica Wright pitched in 20 points off the bench. Seimone Augustus scored her usual 19 points, and the Lynx overwhelmed the Dream by leading the entire game and shooting 49.4 percent from the field. Angel McCoughtry finished with 17 points for the Dream, but she needed 24 shots to get there, making just six field goals. Aneika Henry added 14 points for the Dream, who fell to 0-7 in the finals since 2010. They were swept by the Lynx in 2011.