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The Lynx pulled away to defeated Storm 79-72 for its sixth straight victory, improve to 21-4 and remain a half-game behind Los Angeles for the best record in the WNBA. Up next: A month-long hiatus.
The team will relocate due to the previously announced renovation of Target Center taking place during the summer and early fall of 2017.
Playing a team-high 33 minutes, 6-6 center Sylvia Fowles was a commanding presence inside against a team known for its rugged play.
The average age of players on the Lynx roster is 29, making Minnesota the oldest team in the league. Maya Moore is the only starter under 30.
The summer mainstay remains popular but faces threats from club teams.
Seimone Augustus returned after a three-game absence with a knee injury and scored 20 points as the Lynx avenged a recent loss to the Liberty at Target Center.
Coach Cheryl Reeve and forward Rebekkah Brunson offered an upbeat message of solidarity, despite some criticism they have received, after Thursday's practice.
Lindsay Whalen scored a season-high 22 points for Minnesota in the rout.
Players wore warm-up T-shirts reading, in part, "Change Starts With Us."
"We're beating ourselves and that's not us," the coach of the defending WNBA champions said after her team blew its second double-digit lead in eight days. The Lynx play Dallas at home on Saturday.
She scores 33 as the Lynx edge Chicago with a big fourth quarter.
For the announced 13,003 fans at Target Center, the Lynx' 94-76 loss to Los Angeles was deflating. For the players, the end of a season-starting winning streak meant little.
Natasha Howard has become a confident forward off the bench for the Lynx, able to spell forward Rebekkah Brunson with very little drop-off in production
Trojans senior starter went the distance, as teammates made Champlin Park pay for wave of misplays
His young son's cancer treatments put the sport on hiatus, but Wayzata coach has team in state final.
Late clutch hits by Griffin Schneider, Cody Goedderz propel Trojans into 4A championship game
Wayzata, Woodbury and Champlin Park also moved on.
Champlin Park is trying to bring home the first team state title in school history.
The Bears needed to control the ball late against nemesis Lakeville South to advance.
Three pitchers and a home run by Jessica Bren sparked the Storm over Buffalo for the 4A title.
Scarlets players used a lengthy delay to rest at their nearby homes.
Storms put off first-time champion Zumbrota-Mazeppa's coronation.
An outfield web gem by Jordan Zrust helped land Buffalo in the big school state softball final against Chanhassen
Minnetonka boys' tennis coach Dave Stearns said he knew his team was special. Wednesday, it was.
Le Sueur-Henderson will lean on ace Carlie Brandt.
Minnetonka will next face East Ridge. Mounds View and Rochester Century also advanced.
Ben Hanson, formerly an assistant at St. Thomas Academy, was introduced to the team on Tuesday.
Top-ranked junior preparing for next phase of tennis career heading into state tournament.
Katelyn Kemmetmueller's pitching, hitting and fielding add up to excellence
A senior-heavy boys' tennis team appears to have regained its state tournament foothold.
The march to the baseball state tournament includes top west-metro teams in three classes.
Former Gopher Rickey Foggie says he still wants the job after saying he felt forced to turn it down, but it's not clear if the school district considers him in the running.
The former Gophers quarterback said he would contest the request for him to resign.
Rather than the typical look at the week ahead, it seems like a good time to reflect on high school sports that have ended their regular seasons.
Nine players with Minnesota ties give a local flavor to the 2016 St. Paul Saints roster. The season opens Thursday night at CHS Field.
The 6-10 junior forward drew 25 Division I offers, including one from Minnesota, in recruiting that intensified while he played in the high school state tournament.
Last week's fall-like cold stretch served as a sharp reminder of the brevity of the spring sports season. We've barely had the chance to bask in spring warmth and already the postseason, in a few sports at least, is upon us.
Mark Coyle has plenty of fans in Hawkeye country.
The boys' tennis team, with five starters in ninth grade or below, has title hopes again.
While a cloud of doubt remained stubbornly in place over the denizen of Minneapolis’ Target Field, a much brighter outlook could be found across…
Prep softball coaches weigh barring players from playing on clubs during the high school season.
With the state's pro teams finished for the season or out of town, good weather and good games make this a good week for high school sports.
Augsburg alum Ryan Stockhaus is the new football coach for the Class 6A defending champs.
Two of the biggest events of the spring season are on tap this week: the Hamline Elite Track and Field Meet and Tri-State Invitational boys' golf tournament.
Orono's nimble Blake Leischow to play next year at lacrosse hotbed Duke.
Appeals, hearings and sometimes reversals can all be part of the league's process for determining eligibility for athletes. A court hearing looms later this week.
When Laura Gardner Stromgren became the first Miss Basketball, it wasn't such a big deal.
Before the sports stage turns to spring, one last peek at some winter season winners
The request, made by state Rep. Bob Dettmer in early February, is expected to focus on student eligibility, a topic that draws considerable public attention.
Balanced Skippers outlast Lake rival Hopkins, capture first state championship
The Royals beat Eastview in a rematch between the teams in the 2015 final.
The Bulldogs upset Como Park; the Winhawks beat Grand Rapids.
Her name is draped all across the Shakopee record book, efforts that led her to North Carolina.
Six private schools pushed for youth-level changes to address safety concerns.
Hopkins used a 15-0 second-half run to beat Lakeville North for its ninth state title
The Polars did as expected but had to subdue stubborn Goodhue in the second half.
The senior center set a gritty tone, then made a crucial play at the end.
Despite turnover woes, Polars fended off Red Lake; Goodhue is other finalist.
Nick Fossey's six late free throws sparked the Panthers to victory.
Hopkins attacked hard to beat Apple Valley for a second time this season.
For the fourth time in five years, the Panthers, relying on a stingy defense, are in the state semifinals
The Polars return to the state tournament after a 13-year absence with a goal of honoring their past
Hopkins star is named Metro Player of the Year for his elite skills in all aspects of the game.
Win over Mounds View revealed that versatility is just another weapon.
Shahid, Coffey guide Royals to state tourney.
A season's worth of building, practicing and planning can come crashing down in a single evening. That happened to Wayzata and Woodbury over the weekend.
Mitchell McKee, sparked by Patrick's 106-pound win, capped unbeaten season at 138 pounds.
Record for individual mat titles — at the X, no less — humbles Apple Valley's Mark Hall
Chaska/Chanhassen's Brenden Olevson is two wins away from a championship at 152 pounds, and has special motivation for victory.
In Class 2A, Simley was trying to win its eighth title in nine years.
Once again, Apple Valley topped St. Michael-Albertville for the championship.
Kenyon-Wanamingo turned dreams into a reality with a 26-24 victory over a gritty Frazee.
Apple Valley and St. Michael-Albertville still rule the roost.
The Spartans have won seven Class 2A team titles over the past eight years.
There's an opinion among veteran wrestling watchers that Kenyon-Wanamingo might be as good as any Class 1A team that Minnesota has produced.
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