Gophers
November 19, 2021
Clockwise from top left: Lindsay Whalen, Paige Bueckers and Cheryl Reeve.

Souhan: Whalen, Bueckers, Reeve. Great eras will mix in Bahamas this weekend

When Lindsay Whalen's Gophers play Paige Bueckers and Connecticut on Saturday, it will be easy to both reminisce and to see the future.
Randball
November 16, 2021
More bad news for local sports viewers: Dish, Bally Sports impasse looks permanent

More bad news for local sports viewers: Dish, Bally Sports impasse looks permanent

The satellite provider hasn't carried the regional sports channels for more than two years, but recent negotiations had given viewers hope.
Lynx
October 21, 2021
Stefanie Dolson, left, and Candace Parker of the Sky celebrated their WNBA championship during a rally at Millennium Park in Chicago on Tuesday.

Souhan: Seven things the WNBA can address as it rises in popularity

The league certainly needs to find its own niche when it comes to TV exposure. And it needs to answer a question posed to Cheryl Reeve by new Lynx and Wolves co-owner Marc Lore.
Sports
October 18, 2021
A temporary placard marks Sid Hartman’s grave at the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery.

One year after Sid's death, his assistant keeps the memories alive

Legendary columnist Sid Hartman died a year ago at age 100. His assistant, Jeff Day, says they still talk 'even if it is impossible to imagine being the driving force in a conversation with Sid.'
Lynx
October 15, 2021
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles named to All-WNBA second team

The league's defensive player of the year earned all-league honors for the seventh time in her career.
Lynx
September 28, 2021
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was congratulated after an Aug. 31 victory at Target Center by former player, and current Gophers coach, Lindsay Whalen and fo

Lynx GM/coach Reeve already looking ahead to 2022

Awaiting center Sylvia Fowles' decision on whether to return for a 15th season, Cheryl Reeve is pondering roster changes for next season.
Lynx
September 28, 2021
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.
Lynx
September 27, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021

Gameday preview: Lynx vs. Chicago, WNBA playoffs

The Lynx are hosting their first WNBA playoff game in Minnesota since 2017.
Lynx
September 25, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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.