Souhan: Postpone drafts in WNBA and NFL. It's the right thing to do

Souhan: Postpone drafts in WNBA and NFL. It's the right thing to do

A month ago, holding sports drafts made sense; an antidote to the lethargy and boredom of our new lives. But our awareness of what we're up against has changed, so the leagues' plans should change as well.
Vikings
April 6
Get to know the bosses, new and old, making decisions every day, games or not.

This way to the top: Who's running Minnesota's sports teams?

Even though games aren't being played, Minnesota sports executives are still making decisions that impact the teams we watch. Some names are familiar. Others aren't. Here's a look at the power structures for the state's pro teams and at the University of Minnesota
Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen fielded questions after she announced her retirement during a press conference at Mayo Square, Monday, June 13, 20
Whalen retires End of one era; beginning of another
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Lindsay Whalen is retiring after 14 years of playing in the WNBA and is about to start her rookie season of coaching the University of Minnesota women's basketball team.
Coronavirus
April 6
Napheesa Collier was the WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2019.

WNBA announces start of season postponed because of pandemic

The Lynx were scheduled to open the WNBA season on May 15. The league's draft is still on as scheduled for later this month.
Wolves
April 4

The Class of 2020: A look at basketball's new Hall of Famers

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday: KOBE BRYANT Key stats: 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds,…
Lynx
April 4

Reaction to the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame selection

Reaction to Saturday's announcement of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:___"It's an incredible accomplishment and honor and we're extremely…
Lindsay Whalen (13) and Sylvia Fowles (34) celebrated after Fowles scored and was fouled on the play in the fourth quarter.
All about the W Everything WNBA: Scores, game reports and more
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Our guide to the WNBA, with everything from the latest games to standings to statistics for every player and team in the league.
Lynx
April 3
Minnesota Fillies players during a practice, circa 1980

Finances doomed Minnesota Fillies in 1981 after three seasons

This week in Minnesota sports history: The Fillies last game in the Women's Professional Basketball League, a 122-61 loss at San Francisco, was played 39 years ago this week.
Lynx
March 31
Imani McGee-Stafford

McGee-Stafford to forego 2 WNBA seasons to pursue law degree

Dallas Wings center Imani McGee-Stafford will forego the next two WNBA seasons to pursue a law degree.
Lynx
March 29
Lynx forward Maya Moore signed autographs after a practice for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game at Target Center. This week, Missouri's top lawyer has appe

Ruling in Missouri case backed by Lynx's Moore appealed

Missouri's top lawyer has appealed a judge's decision to throw out burglary and assault convictions against a man whose case has been championed by WNBA star Maya Moore.
Lynx
March 29
WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert

WNBA draft will proceed as scheduled — with adjustments

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the league will do the draft in virtual fashion. No players, guests or media will meet in New York.
Lynx
March 29

Sparks guard Wiese is first WNBA player to contract COVID-19

The third-year player from Phoenix, who starred at Oregon State, announced the result on Twitter.
Lynx
March 26

WNBA draft order

The Lynx have the sixth and sixteenth overall picks.
Lynx
March 26

WNBA draft will be virtual event this season due to pandemic

The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year.
Lynx
March 26

WNBA to hold a 'virtual' draft as scheduled utilizing video conferencing

The WNBA announced it would continue with its scheduled draft April 17 despite the COVID-19 crisis. The league will conduct a "virtual" draft utilizing video…
Gophers
March 26

NCAA's storied party crashers includes 'Dunk City,' Loyola

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an identity in…
Lynx
March 22
The Lynx's Napheesa Collier was defended by the Sparks' Chiney Ogwumike in September.

Sparks' Ogwumike spends birthday alone, yet helping others at same time

Sparks forward Chiney Ogwumike celebrated her 28th birthday on Saturday, alone in her downtown Los Angeles apartment.
Gophers
March 19

Baylor's Cox still processing abrupt end to college career

Lauren Cox is still trying to process that her college basketball career is over.
March 12

Former Sparks GM Penny Toler files suit against WNBA team

Former Los Angeles Sparks general manager Penny Toler is suing the WNBA team saying she was fired for raising complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships involving the team president and a managing partner, not for using a racial slur.
Lynx
March 9
A judge on Monday overturned the 1997 burglary and assault convictions of a Missouri man, Jonathon Irons, whose case has been championed by Lynx star

Judge overturns convictions of man Maya Moore has been working to free

It’s unclear what impact Monday’s ruling might have on Moore’s playing status in the future, though clearly that’s not the most important part of Monday’s ruling.
Lynx
March 6
Augustus tells 'frustration' and 'disappointment' over not reaching Lynx deal

Augustus tells 'frustration' and 'disappointment' over not reaching Lynx deal

Seimone Augustus's words were a stark contrast to what was said two weeks ago when it was announced she was leaving the Lynx for the Los Angeles Sparks.
Lynx
March 2

Lynx re-sign Zandalasini

She missed the 2019 season playing for her national team.
February 29

WNBA lost a huge supporter in Kobe Bryant. Who will step up?

Among some of the most powerful and notable names in entertainment and sports, it was Sparks forward Chiney Ogwumike and Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage who got the unexpected star treatment. In a dimly lit Staples Center, as nearly 20,000 gathered to mourn the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Kobe's parents Joe and Pam approached the WNBA stars Monday morning.