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Guard Lindsay Whalen didn’t play after an injury during the second quarter.
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.
On Tuesday, for the 19th time since 1990, the Wolves will be in the NBA lottery. They are hoping to make a dent in their record of incredible futility.
Agent Mike Cound said that McCarville’s decision was a difficult one, given her ties to the state and to the Lynx. He said that, should she play in the WNBA again, Minnesota “is the only place she wants to be.”
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said the former Gophers star and WNBA veteran was in the team’s plans right up until her agent informed the team of her decision not to play.
The Lynx will begin the season with four starters on multi-year contracts, which bodes well for the future of a team that’s won two WNBA titles in the last four seasons.
Return of Patrick Kane, strong goalie are factors.
Andrew Wiggins is the landslide Rookie of the Year winner — the first Wolves player to earn the honor — and he has more to do.
Andrew Wiggins will become the first Timberwolves player to be named the league’s Rookie of the Year, according to a league source. The official announcement will be made Thursday.
The Kevin Love era is over, and now it’s up to young Andrew Wiggins to help the Wolves turn the page.
Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins continues to grow as the season draws to a close.
It took some wheeling and dealing, but the Lynx addressed needs by acquiring a guard and selecting two forwards, including the Gophers' Shae Kelley.
The WNBA power doesn’t expect to draft a starter selecting so low.
Weirdly, both teams got what they needed: better playoff and lottery spots. Losing gave the Wolves the worst record in the NBA heading into Wednesday's season finale.
His season limited to just 22 games by a left ankle injury, Wolves guard Ricky Rubio said getting healthy is job No. 1 and that might mean not playing for the Spanish National Team at the European Championships.
Kevin Martin struggled in his return. He missed his first seven shots before finishing with 12 points in the Wolves’ loss to Orlando on Friday night.
His season over, with surgery looming, Wolves center Nikola Pekovic acknowledged he is concerned about his future, both on and off the basketball court.“Of course…
In coach Flip Saunders’ continuing quest to evaluate his young players, Monday's game saw more downs than ups.
After two injury riddled years, Chase Budinger finally has regained his form.
A disputed call allowed the Lakers to win in overtime. It was coach Flip Saunders and one of his players doing the disagreeing.
Flip Saunders’ young, depleted team ran out of energy after its early lead.
The veteran guard returned for the first time since the Wolves traded him.
Charlie Coyle has settled into his role as the third-line center for the Wild. He has five points in his past six games, and 12 in the 24 games since the All-Star break.
Of playing Wednesday in Toronto, Wolves rookie Andrew Wiggins said ‘if you only knew’ how much his homecoming meant to him.
The team was missing seven players and gave up 78 points inside on its way to losing for the ninth time in 10 games.
On the day he returned to Target Center for the first time since being traded to the Nets, Thaddeus Young said it was a…