A day later, I can't shake the feeling that if it was any Minnesota sports team other than the Lynx that was collapsing the way they were in the final minute of Game 5, the game would have ended in an epic, gut-punching loss.


The U.S. men's national soccer team faces Panama on Friday in a match that is critical to the U.S. hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup. 6 p.m., ESPN2.


"Thank you, Lynx! That was the loudest basketball game in the state in the last 10 years — louder than any men's game (pro or college). For all of you naysayers out there, go back and hide under your rock. Guess what? The WNBA and the Lynx don't need you. The Barn was a sellout and ESPN set a ratings record."

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"They could bring in the ghost of Connie Mack, but until they bring in or develop a true ace, it won't matter who the manager is."