Cheryl Reeve.

Lynx finalize roster; Shepard, Sims not in initial 12

The moves were mandated by the WNBA despite the fact both training camp and the season have been delayed. This way players can start getting paid June 1.
Lynx
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'I'm full-go now:' After sitting out last season with an injury, UConn alum Moriah Jefferson is eager to return to lead young Dallas Wings squad

Moriah Jefferson was on the cusp of making her WNBA return when the season was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. But whenever play…
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.
Lynx
June 3

AP sources: IMG Academy, MGM top WNBA list of sites to play

Two people familiar with the situation say the WNBA plans to hold games at just one location if there is a season this year and that the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas and the IMG Academy in Florida are the top candidates.
Wolves
June 2

Hoops Hall mulls date for Bryant, Class of 2020 induction

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was gearing up for a great year: not just the all-but-certain election of NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant,…
Lynx
June 2

'It's really cutthroat:' In a year harder than most to make a WNBA roster, rookies contemplate next steps after being cut, deciding to sit out or making a team

Even after getting drafted by the Chicago Sky in April, Kiah Gillespie was aware of how difficult it was going to be to make a…
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
May 31

Mystics' Cloud calls out 'neutral' actors during Black Lives Matter movement: 'Your silence is a knee on my neck'

Natasha Cloud, like many players around the country, are fighting not just the spread of coronavirus, but racial injustice in the U.S.
Gophers
May 29
Town Hall: Reeve, Pitino, Falvey discuss Floyd's death, ensuing unrest

Town Hall: Reeve, Pitino, Falvey discuss Floyd's death, ensuing unrest

The death of George Floyd was discussed during a Strib Live virtual town hall featuring Lynx GM/coach Cheryl Reeve, Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino.
Wolves
May 27

Report: Basketball Hall delaying enshrinement ceremony

Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lynx
May 26

Kiah Gillespie, a 3rd-round pick in 2020, won't play for the Sky this season for personal reasons

The Chicago Sky waived guards Alexis Prince and Japreece Dean and announced forward Kiah Gillespie won't play the 2020 season in advance of Tuesday's WNBA roster deadline.
Vikings
May 26

Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

It's a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year's top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.
Vikings
May 26
Jerry Havens, the soldier whose life Rich Nuessle helped save in Vietnam, visits Nuessle’s grave every year to pay his respects.

Reusse: Remembering a good Marine and a beloved sports photojournalist

Rich Nuessle was once a staple in the Twin Cities sports media. If you were in that circle and failed to have a wacky adventure with Rich, you had to be in quarantine. Behind the fun, though, was a hero with a tortured soul.
Lynx
May 26

Connecticut Sun waive four players, including draft pick Landrum

The Connecticut Sun announced Monday that the team has waived Megan Huff, Jacki Gemelos, Jazmon Gwathmey and Juicy Landrum, a move that brings the Sun…
Outdoors
May 26
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Mailbag: Star Tribune sports editors answer your questions this week

Have a question about how and why we do the things we do? The Star Tribune's sports editors will be answering your questions in this week's mailbag.
Lynx
May 25
Third-round draft pick Erica Ogwumike average a double-double this past season at Rice, but the 5-9 guard was waived from the Lynx without ever practi

Lynx waive two players, still have one more roster decision to make

Linnae Harper and Erica Ogwumike were waived without ever getting a chance to show what they could do on the practice floor.
Lynx
May 25
Natisha Hiedeman returned to Connecticut and played in the WNBA Finals last year after getting cut from the Sun earlier in the season.

WNBA teams set to make tough decisions on roster cuts

The WNBA and its players union agreed on cutting rosters to 12 players by Tuesday even though there have been no workouts, meaning coaches will have to make decisions without seeing new players perform.
Lynx
May 22

UConn's Kelly (Schumacher) Raimon took a winding path to a WNBA coaching job with the Liberty

Kelly Raimon doesn't consider herself a tech-savvy person, but when her first job in the WNBA required her to master scouting software, there she was, teaching herself through YouTube videos, editing and splicing together scouting reports, even filling in once for the team's video coordinator.
Vikings
May 21
Naila-Jean Meyers, Star Tribune senior assistant sports editor, at the Stone Arch Bridge.

NYC to MSP: Sports editor connects to new life in strangest of times

Naila-Jean Meyers moved here for a new job at the Star Tribune in January and set out to learn it and make connections in a new place. Then the coronavirus changed everything.
Lynx
May 20
Maya Moore (23) and head coach Cheryl Reeve.

Lynx mailbag: Roster rule problem, a depth chart and something about Maya

The team would have difficult decisions to make about its roster even under normal circumstances. And a reported rule change could make things even tougher.
Lynx
May 20

WNBA teams to cut rosters down to 12 by May 26

WNBA teams will have to get their rosters down to 12 by May 26 so players can get paid starting June 1, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Lynx
May 17
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert

WNBA season was supposed to have started Friday

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said this past week the league is focusing on about six scenarios to get play underway. There is no date for a return.
Lynx
May 16
Lynx guard Odyssey Sims tossed a miniature ball to a fan courtside after the Lynx won a game on Sept. 1.

Baby changes Mother's Day, basketball for Lynx's Odyssey Sims

The Lynx had a team meeting recently, a Zoom-style catch-up. Here are the new players. Here are the rookies. One newbie might have stolen the show