For the seventh time in her career, Lynx forward Maya Moore was named the WNBA's Western Conference player of the month.

She averaged 22.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds in May, leading the Lynx to a 6-0 record.

Kent Youngblood

Vikings sign DT

The Vikings signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, 24, who had stints with the Cardinals, Patriots and Dolphins along with two NFC North rivals.

He appeared in two games with the Packers last season and seven with the Bears and is listed as 6-2 and 310 pounds.

Gaston was signed after the Vikings waived second-year defensive tackle B.J. Dubose, who tore an anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees during last Wednesday's OTA, with an injured designation.

If Dubose clears waivers, he likely will revert to injured reserve, keeping him under team control.



• Senior righthander Carlie Brandt of Le Sueur-Henderson was named Gatorade's softball player of the year in Minnesota.

• Freshman Kornelia Staniszewska of Augustana was named to the Oracle/ITA Division II All-America team in singles and, also with partner Jessa Richards, in doubles. Richards is a senior from Eden Prairie who played for Minnetonka High School.

• After taking a 3-1 lead in the sixth on Tony Thomas' solo homer, the visiting St. Paul Saints lost 4-3 to the Joplin Blasters in the first game of a doubleheader.

• Former Gopher Jackie Voigt was named an assistant women's basketball coach with Augsburg.