Lynx
February 3
Natalie Achonwa comes to the Lynx from the Indiana Fever.

Citing Reeve's passion for the game, Achonwa joins Lynx: 'This was the fit for me'

Natalie Achonwa, who will likely back up Sylvia Fowles, said she wanted to play for a coach as passionate — and vocal — as she is.
Lynx
February 2
Las Vegas Aces guard Kayla McBride, left, got past Lynx guard Odyssey Sims during a game Sept. 10 in Bradenton, Fla.

McBride says decision to sign with Lynx was a 'no-brainer'

On the first day of free agency, they were already talking, across two continents: Cheryl Reeve in Minnesota, Kayla McBride in Turkey, where she was playing during the WNBA off-season.
Sports
February 2
Podcast: Who is the best center to pair with Wild rookie star  Kaprizov?

Podcast: Who is the best center to pair with Wild rookie star Kaprizov?

In the long-term, can the Wild find the right type of center to consistently bring out the best in Russian rookie Kirill Kaprizov?
Lynx
February 1
Aeriel Powers (left), Kayla McBride (center) and Natalie Achonwa will add experience to the 2021 Lynx roster.

Reeve: New veterans help Lynx with 'real challenges' that need addressing

The Lynx officially announced the signing of free agents Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa, and a third new player — Aerial Powers — will be joining them.
Sports
February 1
Podcast:  Super Bowl is almost here, but will Kirk Cousins ever get there?

Podcast: Super Bowl is almost here, but will Kirk Cousins ever get there?

Welcome to the debut of the Daily Delivery podcast, featuring Michael Rand and the Star Tribune sports staff talking about the big issues in Minnesota Sports.
Lynx
January 31
Lynx coach and GM Cheryl Reeve has taken advantage of a deep free-agent market.

Souhan: Lynx get in on the 'fireworks' in the WNBA offseason

Some of the WNBA's best players will be wearing different uniforms in 2021, and the Lynx will sign at least three free agents
Lynx
January 28
Sylvia Fowles of the Lynx shot over Indiana’s Natalie Achonwa during a 2018 game at Target Center.

Lynx make moves in free agency, add Natalie Achonwa and Aerial Powers

The news comes the day after the team landed three time WNBA All-Star Kayla McBride.
Lynx
January 27
Las Vegas Aces guard Kayla McBride (21) moved the ball against Minnesota Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini (9)

Lynx will bolster backcourt in 2021 with addition of McBride

Kayla McBride is a three-time WNBA All Star – in 2015, 2018 and 2019. In college at Notre Dame, she played in four Final Fours. And now, she's joining the Lynx.
Sports
January 21

Boston's triple-double leads No. 4 Gamecocks over Georgia

Aliyah Boston is trying to make her mark on a South Carolina program that's had stellar post players like A'ja Wilson and Alaina Coates.
Sports
January 16
Randall Smith is hopeful that his car detailing business will be aided by a $250,000 donation from the Vikings.

Minnesota teams pledged $40M for justice. Where is it going?

George Floyd's death spurred aggressive commitments of financial support and team involvement. Recipients sense a new desire from owners and athletes to create genuine relationships that go deeper than in the past.
Sports
January 15
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns at an event at the Sanneh Foundation in St. Paul in October.

How Minnesota pro teams are distributing $40 million in pledges to fight systemic racism

About $5 million donated In the wake of George Floyd's killing in May has been spent so far.
Sports
January 11
In March 2015, Sid Hartman smiled while covering a Timberwolves game. Five years later, he would turn 100, and he continued to write even after that u

Sid Hartman wins two posthumous sportswriting awards

The legendary Star Tribune columnist was named Minnesota Sportswriter of the Year for 2020 and also given a lifetime achievement award by the Football Writers Association of America.
Lynx
January 10
Bridget Carleton tried to pass around Washington’s Ariel Atkins on Sept. 8 in Bradenton, Fla.

Forward Bridget Carleton re-signs with Lynx

She impressed in 22 games in the WNBA bubble last summer.
Sports
January 8
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon runs drills with forward Rudy Gay before the team’s game against the Lakers on Jan. 1.

Souhan: How WNBA players past and present keep proving their power

This weekend, former WNBA star Becky Hammon will coach at Target Center as an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs. Another former WNBA point guard found herself nodding in approval.
Randball
January 1
Will the Twins be the first local pro team to replace cardboard fans with real ones?

Goodbye, 2020. What's ahead for Minnesota sports in 2021?

Let's peer into our crystal ball and answer 10 big questions looming over local sports teams in the new year.
Lynx
December 23, 2020
Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson spent time at home with her wife Bobbi Jo Lamar Brunson and their son Graham.

Lynx were among early promoters of Black Lives Matter movement

The Lynx helped set the stage for athletes speaking out about social justice.
Colleges
December 18, 2020
Connecticut guard Paige Bueckers passes the ball against Creighton in the second half Thursday

Bueckers has 11 points, UConn routs Creighton in Big East home opener

Former Hopkins star Paige Bueckers finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists as UConn dominated the Bluejays from the start.
Sports
December 17, 2020

Bailey, Tar Heels women cruise past No. 18 Orange 92-68

Janelle Bailey scored 25 points and North Carolina ran away from No. 18 Syracuse 92-68 on Thursday night.
Sports
December 17, 2020

Cooke leads No. 5 South Carolina to 103-41 win over Temple

When Zia Cooke is confident in practice, it usually shows the next time South Carolina takes the court.
Sports
December 17, 2020

No. 4 NC State women beat Wake Forest 79-65 with fast start

Jakia Brown-Turner scored 14 of her 23 points in the first quarter and No. 4 North Carolina State used sizzling early shooting to beat Wake Forest 79-65 on Thursday night.