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Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record

Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA’s single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88. Vandersloot set the record …


Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen says she’ll retire at end of season

Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen will retire after the WNBA season, ending her stellar 15-year career.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Breanna Stewart scores 20, Storm clinch playoff spot

Breanna Stewart scored 20 points, Sue Bird had 14 points and 11 assists and the Seattle Storm clinched the first WNBA playoff berth this season with an 85-75 victory over …


Maya Moore leads Lynx to 5th straight, 91-79 over Seattle Storm

Maya Moore scored 32 points, Sylvia Fowles added 28 points and 17 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 91-79 for their fifth straight win. The Lynx (8-6) …


Chelsea Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in WNBA finals rematch

Chelsea Gray’s contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener Sunday, an intense …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Jill Barta released by Minnesota Lynx

Four weeks after going in the third round of the WNBA draft, former Gonzaga star Jill Barta was released Thursday by the Minnesota Lynx.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta goes in third round of WNBA draft, then traded to Minnesota

Jill Barta may just get the best of both worlds.


WNBA saw postseason increases in attendance and viewers

The WNBA says it saw increases in attendance, viewership and social media during its postseason.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Lynx capture 4th title with 85-76 win over Sparks in Game 5

Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an …


Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.


Sparks beat Lynx, move within a win of back-to-back titles

Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Sylvia Fowles grabs 17 boards, Lynx beat Sparks 70-68 in WNBA Finals

Sylvia Fowles grabbed a WNBA Finals record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2, …


Cheryl Reeve blasts her Lynx after Game 1 loss to Sparks

The last thing Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve wanted to talk about was a moral victory. She had no time for pats on the back after her team came back …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Chelsea Gray’s jumper helps Sparks avoid collapse in Game 1

Chelsea Gray got a sliver of daylight and let a 14-foot jumper fly – Game 1 of the WNBA Finals and what would have been a dubious piece of history …


WNBA Playoff Capsules: Sparks, Lynx both advance to Finals

Candace Parker’s driving layup with 2.9 seconds to play gave the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles selected WNBA MVP

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has been named the WNBA’s most valuable player. The league announced the award Thursday before the Lynx hosted Washington in Game 2 of their semifinal …


WNBA Capsules: Maya Moore, Lynx secure spot in playoff semifinals

SAN ANTONIO – Maya Moore scored 24 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 89-70 on Friday night to secure a spot in the semifinals of the …


Crystal Langhorne’s late basket lifts Storm over Lynx 62-61

Jewell Loyd scored 16 points and Crystal Langhorne made a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds left, helping the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 62-61. Loyd had a shot blocked …


Sylvia Fowles posts double-double as Lynx beat Storm 93-82

Sylvia Fowles had 29 points on 11-of-14 shooting and added 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 93-82 on Sunday night for their sixth straight victory.


Sylvia Fowles scores 26 points, undefeated Lynx rout Storm 100-77

Sylvia Fowles scored 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting, Rebekkah Brunson made 9 of 10 shots from the field and finished with 21 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

WNBA Capsules: Sylvia Fowles helps Minnesota Lynx edge Connecticut Sun

Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 80-78 on Tuesday night.


WNBA officials botched call again, this one in decisive Game 5

For the second time in a week during the WNBA Finals, the league acknowledged a late officiating mistake.


Sparks rout Lynx to move within game of WNBA title

Candace Parker scored 24 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 21, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 92-75 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 …


Lynx tie WNBA Finals at one game apiece

WNBA: Maya Moore had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx even the WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 79-60 victory over the Los Angeles …


WNBA Finals features matchup of best teams, Lynx vs Sparks

All season long the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks have been the best two teams in the WNBA. A Minnesota series win would earn the Lynx four of the …


Moore, Fowles help Lynx beat Storm, extend record streak

Maya Moore had 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 96-84 on Sunday night and extend their WNBA record for consecutive …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 7:49 p.m.

Lynx, Fever ready for WNBA Finals-deciding Game 5

Before the Indiana Fever embarked on their 11th consecutive trip to the WNBA playoffs, veteran star Tamika Catchings handed out a journal to every one of her teammates.


Shenise Johnson scores 15, Fever beat Lynx 75-69 to force Game 5

Shenise Johnson scored 15 points and Marissa Coleman added 14 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-69 on Sunday night, forcing a decisive Game 5 in the …


Maya Moore’s buzzer beater gives Minnesota Lynx win over Indiana Fever

INDIANAPOLIS – Maya Moore had plenty of time to make the final shot. The Minnesota Lynx had to wait a whole lot longer to celebrate the winner The Minnesota star …


Fever, Lynx prep for Game 3 of WNBA Finals

The Indiana Fever vow to execute better against the Minnesota Lynx for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.