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With starting guard Lindsay Whalen struggling, reserve guards Anna Cruz and Renee Montgomery tormented Indiana in Game 2.
To the Lynx it was an aggressive game, the style they needed to play. To Indiana coach Stephanie White, the way the officials called the game turned it into a 'bloodbath.'
Rebuke after Game 1 loss gives way to agenda of helping Whalen succeed.
The Lynx turned the ball over 15 times and went 15-for-23 from the free-throw line in a sloppy home loss.
The Lynx have made a habit of reaching the finals, but it’s anything but routine
Many of top players from Indiana and Minnesota return for what will be a 2012 WNBA Finals rematch.
Nikola Pekovic hopes to return to practice in six or seven weeks. He’d like to be playing in December. But his recovery hopes have been dashed in the past.
The league released a statement saying Sunday’s game shouldn’t have ended that way.
It’s not often two such stars as Maya Moore and DeWanna Bonner go head-to-head.
The Lynx took control on the boards against the Mercury and won Game 1 of the WNBA Western Conference finals.
Occupying 6-8 Phoenix center Brittney Griner could prevent Sylvia Fowles from roaming the paint blocking drives and midrange shots.
Minnesota will play defending WNBA champion Phoenix in the conference finals after defeating Los Angeles 91-80 in Game 3 on Tuesday night.
Defense will be the key to making the Western finals.
Three starters and Minnesota’s reserves scored only 17 points vs. the Sparks in Friday’s Game 1 playoff win.
Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus, back together again, combined to score 50 points in the 67-65 victory over L.A. at Target Center.
After an inconsistent regular season due in part to injuries to key players, the Lynx feel they have the parts in place to make another title run.
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles joined the team in July and found a tough coach and a key role on the playoff-bound squad.
Both starting guards missed games down the stretch with injuries but will return for Friday's playoff opener against Los Angeles.
The Lynx scored 38 of their points in the paint in a 73-67 victory over Seattle that ensured the Lynx home court advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs
Maya Moore was clearly annoyed at the way she and the team finished up Sunday’s loss to New York. She's hoping for a better showing against Seattle.
The Lynx lost the ball on four of their final five possession in a 75-71 defeat to the New York Liberty, costing them a chance to clinch the Western Conference title.
The former Lynx first-round draft pick is filling in for the injured Lindsay Whalen at point guard down the stretch.
With the Sept. 14 regular season approaching, Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner still sounds concerned about his offensive line.
The undrafted rookie continued to push his candidacy for a spot as the team’s third quarterback with his 11-for-11 performance against the Cowboys on Saturday.
Guard Lindsay Whalen didn’t play after an injury during the second quarter. But Maya Moore scored 28 and Sylvia Fowles shut down Mercury star Brittney Griner in the second half.
The Lynx are in a 1-4 stretch with five games left.
After Thursday’s practice at Winter Park, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards said the teams is still “aiming” to have rookie corner Trae Waynes start by opening day.
The Lynx will face two of the WNBA’s best teams, beginning Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Gerald Hodges, a backup at both outside linebacker positions, will get the start at middle linebacker in the Vikings’ preseason game in Dallas on Saturday.
With the Lynx offense sputtering and Los Angeles closing fast, Sylvia Fowles took over during a fourth-quarter stretch of the Lynx’s 72-64 victory over the Sparks at Target Center.
The Lynx flew back from Phoenix Saturday morning having lost a second-consecutive game because of fourth-quarter problems. It is the team’s first losing streak this season.
Adam Thielen, a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State Mankato, is well aware of the talent in Vikings camp at receiver.
The Vikings and Pittsburgh play in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday in Canton, Ohio. Mike Zimmer has arranged for his team to get a tour.
Anthony Barr remains sidelined because of inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee. But Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Barr back sooner than later.
The 39-year-old will provide depth at the point guard position beyond Ricky Rubio and Tyus Jones.
The recently acquired center scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Can you remember any time in recent years when a high-profile player wanted so badly to play in Minnesota, he or she was willing to not play at all if it didn’t happen?
The Lynx took advantage of 22 L.A. turnovers to score 21 points. And Maya Moore, who struggled at times hit two key baskets late to preserve the victory.
Fowles said she craved the ensemble feel of a Lynx team filled with former Olympic teammates, a situation that doesn’t feel like it’s all on her shoulders.
Fowles, who sat out the first half of the season while seeking a trade, has wanted to be here for months. The Lynx finally figured out a way to get her.
Huge comeback vs. the Storm saved a victory and brought out Maya Moore’s ‘A’ game.
Camille Little hit a jump shot with eight seconds to play in overtime, her only points of the game, to give Connecticut a 78-77 overtime victory over the Lynx.
Injuries and trades will alter the team’s look, but coach Cheryl Reeve likes its resolve.
Montgomery played one season with the Lynx before being part of the January 2010 that brought point guard Lindsay Whalen back to Minnesota.
It took the Lynx a little while to figure out how to play without the injured Seimone Augustus on Friday, but Maya Moore's 29 points helped secure an 84-66 win over the Sky.
Minnesota hosts Chicago Friday night in a meeting of the two conference leaders in the WNBA. For the Lynx, it is a much-anticipated rematch of last week’s loss in Chicago.
Nemanja Bjelica, drafted in 2010, is versatile and makes teammates better. The Wolves officially announced Bjelica’s signing during a news conference Wednesday. The reigning Euroleague MVP signed a three-year deal worth nearly $12 million.
The only backups to Ricky Rubio now are Lorenzo Brown and Tyus Jones.
Lynx stars Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus have been honored as starters in the WNBA All-Star Game, and others could join them when reserves are announced July 21.
The Lynx credited their big win to Rebekkah Brunson and winning battles inside.
After a disappointing spring season sprint, the Loons will start their home fall season with games against Ottawa on Saturday and Jacksonville on Wednesday.
Top pick Joel Eriksson Ek comes to town to give Wild, fans a sneak peek.
The veteran point guard specializes in defensive intensity and projects to back up Lindsay Whalen.
The Lynx have played their best basketball of the season since allowing 51 first-half points in Seattle.
Emotion will be fuel for game against Phoenix in Brittney Griner’s return.
Amid the euphoria, the two first-round draft picks are eager to learn with the Wolves.
The Serbian power forward was named Euroleague MVP this past season.
Coach Cheryl Reeve had an ugly assessment of the Lynx' play in its loss to Tulsa on Sunday night.
On opening night the Lynx came back from a 16-point first-quarter deficit to beat Tulsa. Since then the Shock has gone 5-0, winning by an average of more than 14 points.
The 2014 WNBA champs will be missing three starters from last year.
Minnesota's reserves scored 46 points, led by guard Tricia Liston with 15, in the blowout of Seattle on Thursday night at Target Center.
Ariya Smith. She’s 14, been watching Maya Moore for years and is a big fan. Wednesday she got to meet her. Her reaction to the special day spent with the Lynx? "Speechless."
It wasn’t easy but the Lynx used their core players to defeat Tulsa 83-75 on Friday night in their season opener at Target Center.
Seimone Augustus is 31, Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson are 33. With the Lynx' key players healthy, there's a sense of urgency as the team starts the new season.
It didn't take long for former Gophers star Amanda Zahui B. to learn something important about her new job. She makes her WNBA debut with Tulsa on Friday at Target Center.
The Lynx waived small forwards Shae Kelley and Asia Taylor on Tuesday, bringing their roster to the league maximum of 12 with Friday’s season opener looming.
From a role player as a rookie to starting center, Damiris Dantas will be asked to play an unexpected role when the WNBA season opens on Friday.
If the Lynx’s exhibition game last week in Washington, D.C., was all about evaluation, the goal in Monday’s game against New York will be to settle some lingering roster issues and get momentum.
The gritty power forward has been the unsung hero of the Lynx’s success in recent seasons.
The two teams will hold what is being called an “analytic” scrimmage. It will have two 10-minute controlled scrimmages with some unusual rules.
At the end of World War II 70 years ago, America finally got back to baseball, boxing and all the games we love. Former Vikings coach Bud Grant, now 88 years old, and others remember the era.
In 18 previous lottery appearances, the Wolves have never improved their position in the draft. They have moved down 10 times.
All 130 voters in a panel made up of sportswriters and broadcasters chose Wiggins. LaVine was the No. 2 vote-getter on the second team.
Sunday marks the start of training camp for the Lynx. They open with the goal of winning a third league title in five years.
Coach Cheryl Reeve said she's confident that Asjha Moore will be a quality replacement for Janel McCarville even though she'd had health issues and hasn't played in the WNBA for two seasons.
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