Sports
September 28
Chicago Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot talks with forward Candace Parker during a break in the action against the Connecticut Sun

Vandersloot leads Sky to 101-95 double OT win over Sun

Like a great maestro, Courtney Vandersloot orchestrated one of the best games in WNBA playoff history.
Lynx
September 28
Sylvia Fowles waved to the crowd after WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert presented Fowles with the WNBA defensive player of the year trophy Sunday.

Lynx roster shouldn't change much: A player-by-player look at the team

Most of the key players are under contract for next season, with Sylvia Fowles a big question.
Sports
September 28

Sun fall to Sky in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals, 101-95, in double overtime

The Connecticut Sun's 2021 playoff run started on a disappointing note with the top seed falling to the No. 6 Chicago Sky, 101-95, in double overtime in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday night.
Sports
September 28

Joneses and Miller sweep major WNBA awards

Jonquel Jones led a sweep of three major WNBA awards for Connecticut, earning MVP honors hours before the Sun opened their best-of-five playoff series against Chicago on Tuesday.
Sports
September 28

How the Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones reclaimed her joy to ascend to WNBA greatness

The Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones prays when she gets up in the morning. She goes about her day making a concerted effort to recognize the big things we often consider small, like waking up, being able to walk, being able to see, to hear.
Lynx
September 27
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) and teammates Natalie Achonwa (11) and Layshia Clarendon (7) sat on the bench in the fourth quarter.

Sky falls in on Lynx during one-and-done exit from playoffs

Against an underdog Chicago Sky team whose confidence is rising, the Lynx simply couldn't slow down the Sky's offense or handle the defensive pressure.
Lynx
September 27
Lynx forward Napheesa Collier got control of the ball after forcing Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot to turn it over in the second quarter Sunday.

Souhan: After shining on big stages, Collier disappeared in playoffs

The Lynx's loss in a single-elimination WNBA playoff game to Chicago at Target Center was directly related to Napheesa Collier's unusually lackluster performance.
Lynx
September 26
Sylvia Fowles

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

The 35-year-old future Hall of Famer won the honor for the fourth time, short only of Tamika Catching's five wins.
Lynx
September 25
The Minnesota Lynx open WNBA playoff action Sunday afternoon vs. Chicago.

After early season woes, Lynx believe they're prepared for playoff run

Lynx team that started 0-4 earned the No. 3 seed in WNBA playoffs.
Lynx
September 25

Gameday preview: Lynx vs. Chicago, WNBA playoffs

The Lynx are hosting their first WNBA playoff game in Minnesota since 2017.
Lynx
September 25
Aerial Powers went by Seattle’s Steph Talbot during an Aug. 24 game at Target Center.

Souhan: Can these Lynx win it all again? Playoffs-ready Powers might have the answer

A fifth title could come, if the Lynx can get healthy enough together in time. Aerial Powers is healed, and that's a really big deal.
Lynx
September 24
Crystal Dangerfield drives against Chicago Sky’s Kahleah Copper during a game in June.

Lynx hoping to slow Chicago Sky offense in playoff game Sunday

The Sky has averaged 100 points vs. Minnesota in two games this season.
Lynx
September 24
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has established herself as the team’s leader six years after joining a team of established stars.

'I know what I'm capable of.' Fowles brings heart, soul, leadership to Lynx

Sylvia Fowles won two WNBA titles after joining a team with a group of established stars. Now, at age 35, she's still a powerful presence under the basket and in the locker room.
Wolves
September 24
Timberwolves executive vice president of basketball operations Sachin Gupta.

Souhan: Rosas failed for Timberwolves. What should they do next?

With ownership changing, the answer to Wolves' leadership problems, at least for now, is still in the organization. But if they want a model, they don't have to look far
Lynx
September 22
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (left) is the WNBA defensive player of the year. Jonquel Jones of Connecticut was the unanimous choice as Player of the Year

Fowles wins WNBA defensive player award for 3rd time from AP

Sylvia Fowles was second in the league in rebounds, steals and blocks — and also led the WNBA with a .640 field goal percentage.
Lynx
September 22
The addition of physical, pick-and-roll point guard Layshia Clarendon after an 0-4 start helped turn the Lynx’s season around.

Lynx needed trust and hard work to rebound from terrible start

It's easy to pinpoint the exact moment when the Lynx had rock bottom this season, when they looked anything like the team that brings the No. 3 seed into the WNBA playoffs.
Lynx
September 22
Seimone Augustus during a Minnesota Lynx game in 2018. The former WNBA star is now an assistant  coach with the Los Angeles Sparks.

Superstar, advocate, mentor: How Seimone Augustus found her voice with the Lynx

Augustus is working to help players find the same solace and freedom that she did on the court during her Lynx career, and to find ways to use their influence as pro athletes.
Lynx
September 20
Washington Mystics forward Erica McCall, middle, defends against Lynx forward Napheesa Collier during a game on Sept. 4. The Lynx won vs. Washington o

Lynx finish regular season with a victory, await playoffs as No. 3 seed

The victory, Minnesota's fourth in a row to end the regular season, gave the Lynx the third seed in the upcoming WNBA playoffs. The Mystics, who needed to win the game to qualify for the playoffs, saw their season end.
Lynx
September 18
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve watched Aerial Powers dribble out the final moments of a victory over Indiana last week at Target Center.

Lynx ending regular season hoping to hang on to the third playoff seed

The Lynx face a Washington Mystics team that needs a win to qualify for the playoffs. Minnesota wants to avoid dropping to fourth place.
Lynx
September 18
Mystics center Tina Charles took on Lynx forward Napheesa Collier on Sept. 4 at Target Center.

Gameday preview: Lynx at Washington

The 2019 WNBA champion Mystics need a victory to make this year's playoff field.