Lynx guard Seimone Augustus, who missed Sunday's win over Seattle because of "personal reasons," did not practice on Tuesday and it's unknown when she will rejoin the team.

Coach Cheryl Reeve said she learned Saturday that Augustus would be leaving the team for a while. Reeve said it's a "day by day" situation and emphasized the absence was not a suspension.

Augustus is averaging 11.5 points and a career-high 3.9 assists this season.

Guard Jia Perkins started in Augustus' place Sunday. The Lynx host Atlanta at 7 p.m. Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

Also Tuesday, the WNBA named Lynx center Sylvia Fowles the Western Conference Player of the Month for July. She became the third player since the awards' inception in 2010 to receive the award for the first three months of a season, after Lauren Jackson in 2010 and Candace Parker in 2012). Fowles stands second in the league in scoring (20.9 points per game) and third in rebounding (9.9 per game).


Wolves sign Brown

The Timberwolves officially announced the signing of 6-7 forward Anthony Brown. He signed a two-way contract, which means he will spend most of the season in the G League with the Wolves' team in Iowa.

Brown, 24, averaged 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds over 24 games for Erie in the G League last season.

He has played in the NBA for New Orleans, Orlando and the Los Angeles Lakers, who took him in the second round of the 2015 draft from Stanford.


• The visiting St. Paul Saints beat the Lincoln Saltdogs 2-1 behind Mark Hamburger, who took a shutout into the ninth inning.

• Gophers sophomore wrestler Mitch McKee took second at 60 kilograms (132 pounds) at the Junior World Championships in Tampere, Finland.

• Former Gopher Simone Kolander signed with AC Sparta, a pro women's soccer team in the Czech Republic.

• The NSIC nominated Minnesota State Mankato softball pitcher Coley Ries for NCAA Woman of the Year. She led Division II with 41 wins this past season.