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A freshman quarterback led St. John's to victory in perhaps coach John Gagliardi's last home game.
Wait until next season. Coach Cheryl Reeve essentially said as much Sunday.
Seimone Augustus had a nightmarish shooting night. The first team All-WNBA guard was three of 21 and finished with just eight points.
Friday's drubbing didn't keep the team from celebrating Mama Taj's 42nd birthday. Sunday brings a new battle.
Indiana's Shavonte Zellous joined Tamika Catchings in pestering Minnesota at every chance.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said on Friday she likes Indiana -- she coached at Indiana State once. But her relationship with the coach of the state's WNBA team is strained at best.
Stat sheet doesn't chart impact of the backup guard's quick feet and hands.
The Lynx matched the Fever blow for blow, then rode their stars to a Game 2 victory.
Seimone Augustus knows she will have to be one of the Lynx's best players if they are to come back from their Game 1 loss to the Fever.
The Indiana star is trying to come back from a sprained ankle that kept her in Indianapolis for Game 1.
When the offense hit a wall in the final period, Tamika Catchings and Erlana Larkins fueled a timely Fever surge.
As the WNBA saw the lowest average attendance ever, the Lynx were second in attendance and tops in merchandise sales.
The 14-year veteran, who will be an assistant at Rice this offseason, hasn't decided if she will play again.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said her team got back to worrying about itself -- "which we haven't done in a very long time" --…
Seimone Augustus' traffic stop caused furor for player and police in Roseville, but now it's resolved.
After two days off, the Western Conference champion Lynx will return to practice on Wednesday morning and concentrate on their strengths.
Lynx guard Monica Wright hit the game-winning three-pointer to close out the Western Conference semifinals series against the Los Angeles Sparks.
A relentless post player with three double-doubles in the playoffs, Rebekkah Brunson is set to "get done what we have to get done."
She had 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal, with only one turnover in Game . "I just love the courage that she plays with," coach Cheryl Reeve said.
With typical home-court hospitality, the Lynx started hot and buried L.A. to grab a series lead.
The Lynx and Sparks fill up the basket, so defense might decide which team goes to the WNBA Finals.
The Lynx held their collective breath until Seattle's last-second shot missed, allowing them to advance.
Sure, they want to win another WNBA title, but for now they hope to match last season's success in Game 3 of the opening round.
The Lynx's first playoff victory wasn't always pretty, but it showcased their teamwork and perseverance.
Seimone Augustus came out scoring in the third to change the pace for her struggling team. Game 2 of series is Sunday.
The Notre Dame rookie has become the first post player off the bench.
Maya Moore's Olympic team success fueled an explosive second half that the Lynx hope carries over into the WNBA's postseason.
Incoming freshman Connor Reilly "fell awkwardly" Saturday at a team party and hurt his right knee.
The Lynx appear ready for another long playoff run after rallying to improve to 16-1 at home.
The Gophers' top goal-scorer from last season will delay his shot at the NHL to return to school for his junior season.
East leader Connecticut handed the WNBA champs their third consecutive loss and first of the year at home.
The 2010 deal brought Lindsay Whalen home and allowed her former team to rebuild into a contender.
The rookie took everything New York could dole out and scored 18 points in a 32-point rout.
Seimone Augustus sat out because of an injury, but others stepped up to crush the Storm.
Not lost on the 7-0 Lynx was their second game in a row of frittering away a lead of 20 or more points.
The Gophers' Jack Szmanda has progressed from breaking bones to breaking records as he prepares to compete in the NCAA track meet.
Father of the third-year guard suffered a heart attack last summer.
The team's new court was a perfect backdrop for Maya Moore to burn Seattle with three-pointers.
Seimone Augustus scored a game-high 25 points and made a key three-point basket down the stretch.
The defending champ Lynx rode depth to a rout in the opener, and an injury concern faded, too.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin begins her 14th season, still striving to improve her veteran game.
The Lynx begin their title defense with reason to be upbeat again.
This past offseason, guard Erin Thorn was an unrestricted free agent, meaning the nine-year WNBA veteran could sign with any team.
The Gophers women's 400-meter relay team has forged a unique bond on the track, overcoming physical and personal hardships.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said having the point guard back on the floor makes practice better for everyone.
After playing in Spain over the offseason, last year's WNBA Rookie of the Year developed stronger moves to get to the basket.
A team-record 46 homers have helped the once-overmatched Minnesota softball team become competitive once again.
Baseball coach John Anderson's long campaign for a new university ballpark appears about to pay off.
Even Devereaux Peters was surprised at going No. 3 in the WNBA draft, but the team believes she will mesh well.
With most of last year's team still overseas, coach and staff can focus on the newcomers.
Devereaux Peters reached the NCAA title game the past two seasons with Notre Dame.
The No. 3 overall choice today is likely to stick, while later selections might draw interest from other teams.
The Eagles ended the season with their 19th victory in a row, winning their third NCAA title in five years.
Senior center Jack Connolly of Minnesota Duluth was named the winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top player in Division I college hockey, on Friday.
Though the U will have a new starter in goal, it has the returning talent to remain among the nation's elite.
TAMPA, FLA. - Gophers coach Don Lucia said there are five great things a college hockey team can accomplish during a season.
While Boston College piled on the goals, the Gophers were stymied by Eagles goalie Parker Milner.
Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen followed up a WNBA title with berths on Team USA.
Don Lucia says his team has to apply pressure on the Eagles at the Frozen Four.
Kyle Rau helped set the tone early for a turnaround season that has the Gophers in the Frozen Four.
The Lynx point guard and former Gophers star called the opportunity "one of the goals you have growing up."
A WCHA Final Five defeat became moot when Minnesota rolled over the Fighting Sioux and on to the Frozen Four.
The Gophers beat Boston University to advance to the regional final, where they will face longtime rival North Dakota again for a berth in the Frozen Four.
The Gophers have had their highs and lows this season; they know they can't have any more slip-ups.
North Dakota, the top seed in the West Regional of the NCAA men's hockey tournament, has an 8-1 record at the Xcel Energy Center since the 2009-10 season.
North Dakota continued its postseason roll and likely secured a No. 1 NCAA seed.
A dominant Gophers start became moot when the Fighting Sioux caught a wave and ousted the top seed.
In the longest game in Final Five history, a winger who had not scored this season led his team past UMD into the WCHA final.
The Gophers were last there in 2009, a series only three current U seniors got to experience.
Erik Haula's two quick goals in the third period sent the Gophers on to the WCHA Final Five.
The Seawolves played a defensive style that gave them a chance right to the end.
Nate Schmidt was a part-time hockey player as a Gophers freshman last season and split time between defense and forward.
After a tough loss Friday, the Gophers rallied to win the WCHA regular-season title outright.
Most Minnesota fans were in their cars after a 4-1 loss when the Gophers clinched at least a share of the WCHA title with a Minnesota Duluth loss.
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