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If the ex-Gopher pronounces herself physically healthy after playing in Europe, she's expected to join the Lynx.
Cornerback Eric Murray was the first University of Minnesota player to be selected in the draft; linebacker De'Vondre Campbell was taken nine picks later.
Head coach Geno Auriemma said four Lynx players on the team are "incredibly unselfish."
Scott Layden, son of Utah exec Frank Layden, gathered hoops wisdom at several NBA stops.
When the team opened training camp Sunday at its practice facility at Mayo Square, there were only two players — Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore — who were a part of the team when training camp opened a year ago.
Lynx players begin training camp with their take on Prince's death.
Torchetti says the team needs to keep improving.
Playing in his first game of the series, Jordan Schroeder supplied a goal and plenty of speed.
The team has to essentially rebuild its bench and establish new rotations. "We're sort of reinventing ourselves," coach Cheryl Reeve said.
With the series going back to Dallas and the Stars up three games to one, the Wild needs its checking line more than ever.
For all the schemes and plans, after all the film review and adjustments, figuring out how to beat the Dallas Stars comes down to this: Scoring goals.
Just like Lindsay Whalen before her, the Gophers' Rachel Banham is headed to play for the Sun as the No. 4 overall pick.
The defending champs lost two key reserves.
In what likely was interim coach Sam Mitchell's final game, the team romped to its biggest victory margin of the season.
The Wolves closed the season by scoring a team-record 144 points and a 35 point margin of victory, then said goodbye to their interim coach.
Erik Haula set career highs in games played (76), goals (14), assists (20) and points (34) this season. His plus-21 rating tied for second-best in franchise history.
Timberwolves young star Andrew Wiggins didn't hesitate, saying he "definitely" would like interim coach Sam Mitchell back with the team next season.
Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell was in the locker room for a long, long time after Monday's 24-point loss to Houston. He wasn't happy at all.
Nemanja Bjelica is healthy again, he's getting significant minutes again. And, frankly, the game is fun for him again.
Veteran Wild center Jarret Stoll was part of two teams that pulled off the feat.
Interim Wild coach John Torchetti gave players Wednesday off, and Thursday's skate at Ridder Arena was optional. Most will play Saturday vs. Calgary.
A three-game skid with a playoff spot not secure has interim coach John Torchetti stressing the basics.
Interim coach Sam Mitchell cited the development of Zach LaVine, rookie Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins to state his case for a relatively successful season.
In a season that was all, again, about development, Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell was asked before Sunday's matinee with Dallas at Target Center whether…
It was all uphill as Detroit, also in a playoff fight, kept the lead by exploiting breakdowns in the defense.
Wild coach John Torchetti said defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who has a lower-body injury, is day to day.
In the locker room, on the bench, on the ice. Stoll is a seasoned veteran who has elevated his play during the Wild's recent hot streak.
Duncan Keith has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL's department of player safety. That means a suspension that could extend into the playoffs.
The Timberwolves rookie center is a shoo-in for the NBA Rookie of the Year award. He is averaging 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
Minnesota was up 20 points and coasting, then had to scramble after blowing that lead to edge Phoenix.
The Wolves owner said "it's probably my call" regarding the fate of Sam Mitchell.
The effects of back-to-back games were obvious, and even Ricky Rubio's energy couldn't ignite his team.
Does interim coach Sam Mitchell really want rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns taking chances by throwing his big man's body into guard skills?
Sam Mitchell thought his team was dealing with an emotional hangover when Wednesday's game with Sacramento began at Target Center. But it disappeared when the Wolves took control later in the game.
Greg Smith, who just finished his second 10-day contract with the Wolves, was signed by the team for the rest of the season.
Interim coach Sam Mitchell has made a point of putting the ball in Andrew Wiggins' hands in late-game, crunch-time situations and asking him to make a play.
Despite losing in San Antonio on Saturday, the Warriors (62-7) can become the winningest team in league history by winning 11 of their final 13 games.
Wild coach John Torchetti promised changes but offered no specifics. His actions spoke loudly at Friday's practice when he didn't have Thomas Vanek among the lines.
After game video showed far too few battles won, the Wild cranked up the intensity at practice.
Coach Sam Mitchell says a key is for the rookie to play with more toughness.
The Wolves bench scored a season-low nine points. It wasn't until late in the third quarter that any of the reserves even scored a point.
He's not playing as much since interim coach Sam Mitchell began giving Zach LaVine more starts and more minutes at the shooting guard position. But he's still playing, still trying to help the younger players.
Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell, citing defense, benched three starters early in the second half of Friday's loss to the Bucks.
Sam Mitchell loves the mismatch Zach LaVine presents to opposing teams on offense. But he has to do more on the defensive end.
Greg Smith joined the Wolves to offer some much-needed frontcourt depth with many players ailing.
Katerina Elhotova has played professionally in Europe for 10 seasons and now is headed to the defending WNBA champion Lynx, who are far from satisfied.
The Timberwolves say center Nikola Pekovic is progressing but will be out indefinitely to make sure he returns 100 percent.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, 13 assists and unhappy postgame thoughts about the team's performance. 'I'm upset. It should never have gotten to that point.'
With a bunch of injuries to big men, interim coach Sam Mitchell has leaned heavily on Towns and Gorgui Dieng recently. Towns has played more than 40 minutes twice in the past five games, more than 35 minutes four times.
Over the final 26 games, interim coach Sam Mitchell has pledged to give rookie point guard Tyus Jones playing time, more of a chance to show what he can do.
Their slow start enabled the Knicks to get up early and make Kurt Rambis a winner.
The day after Mike Yeo was fired as Wild coach, nobody really wanted to dig too deeply on why he was gone or what happened to put the team in its situation.
Coming back to Minnesota for a three-game homestand has coach Mike Yeo feeling wary. So he's asking for help from fans at the X.
For an idea of just how impressive Timberwolves big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng were Saturday against Chicago, consider the fourth quarter.
Big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng dominated from start to finish and Andrew Wiggins lit the torch late as the Wolves won their second in a row.
Little-used Damjan Rudez played quality minutes and was a factor in Wednesday's victory over the Clippers.
Two years after parlaying his job coordinating the Vikings' explosive 1998 offense into a head coaching job in Baltimore, Brian Billick had the Ravens in…
Free agents Sylvia Fowles and Renee Montgomery agreed to stay with Lynx while the team traded Devereaux Peters to Indiana for Natasha Howard.
It is an indication of how difficult January was for Wild that the team fell out of the playoff picture while on All-Star break.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve liked the past format, but she is open to the changes.
That pleases their coach, but wins still scarce for young team.
Zach LaVine said being pushed showed the coaches care about him. Then he joked: "As much as they're on me, they must love me to death."
It's not just bright lights and big stars that have prompted Andrew Wiggins to shoot nearly 60 percent and average nearly 30 points in three games against Cleveland, where the Wolves play tonight.
Kevin Garnett spoke Saturday on a number of issues. On some he was rather effusive. On others, not so much.
They let a double-digit lead vanish again but finished strong for a rare victory over an above-.500 team.
There are times, especially recently, when watching film from games wasn't the most pleasant experience for Wolves players. For at least one day, that changed.
Interim coach Sam Mitchell addressed his future with the team before Sunday's game, saying that developing players is still more important than winning for the Wolves.
For the first time in 10 games and only the second time in 15, the Wolves won. Phoenix was without two starters and has won only once in its last 14 games.
Interim coach Sam Mitchell says a patient approach worked for him as the coach in Toronto. "Explain to me how we're blocking the young guys?" Mitchell asked.
The Wild's struggling offense went as low as it can go Friday, a shutout good for a third consecutive loss.
Zach Parise, 12 of his teammates, retired Wild player Keith Ballard and Twins player Joe Mauer held a skating and pizza party for current and former patients of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Zach Parise and Wild coach Mike Yeo talked alone for about half of Thursday's practice. The Wild is 0-2-1 in its past three at home and 2-4-1 in its past seven.
The loss to Oklahoma City was the Wolves 11th in 12 games and ended a homestand in which they lost all four games.
Tuesday's game between the Wolves and Oklahoma City at Target Center was a meeting of the big man mutual admiration society, one encompassing three generations of players, at least in NBA career terms: Kevin Garnett, Kevin Durant and Karl-Anthony Towns.
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