The Minnesota Lynx traded center Nicky Anosike to the Washington Mystics for the Mystics' 2012 first-round draft pick, the Lynx announced Saturday.
"We're excited about obtaining a first-round draft choice in the 2012 WNBA draft," said Roger Griffith, Lynx executive vice president. "Today's trade gives us another piece as we continue to build the team into what we expect will be a perennial WNBA championship contender. We wish Nicky well."
Anosike, originally drafted by the Lynx in the second round (16th overall) in 2008, played in 95 games over three seasons with Minnesota, averaging 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. She was an All-Star in 2009.
The Lynx will draft first and fourth overall in Monday's WNBA draft in Bristol, Conn. ESPN will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 2 p.m. Twin Cities time. ESPNU and NBA TV will telecast the second and third rounds. The Lynx also own the 13th, 14th and 26th selections.Gophers score softball sweep
Allisa Koch and Sara Moulton combined for 30 strikeouts, including a career-high 17 from Koch, for the Gophers softball team in a home doubleheader sweep of South Dakota. The Gophers won the first game 3-0 behind Moulton, then won 5-0 in Game 2, each pitcher posting a one-hitter. Kari Dorle hit a two-run double in the first game and a home run in Game 2.Double victory for Hegerle
Gophers sophomore Micah Hegerle won two hammer titles at separate meets Friday evening in Arizona. He threw 207 feet, 1 inch to win at the Mesa Classic, then traveled to nearby Tempe and won the hammer throw in the Sun Angel Classic with a heave of 209-4.Minnesota horse wins in Arkansas
Win Willy, owned by Jerry and Marlene Myers' Jer-Mar Stables LLC of Minneapolis, won the Grade 2 $350,000 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Ridden by Cliff Berry and trained by Mac Robertson, the 5-year-old thoroughbred has now won $821,960 in his 18-race career. Win Willy, last in the early stages of the 1 1/8-mile race, rallied to beat odds-on favorite Misremembered by a length. He paid $12 to win.