Lynx star Maya Moore to skip ’19 WNBA season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has decided to skip the upcoming WNBA season, seeking more time to devote to her family and her faith.
Status of Lynx star Maya Moore for ’19 WNBA season uncertain
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain.
Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been "in close contact" with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore "together are deciding how to handle her status for 2019," Reeve said.
College players get education on court at women’s World Cup
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school next week when they return to campuses across the U.S.
Charles, Ogwumike headline US hoops training camp roster
NEW YORK (AP) — Rest, injury, the WNBA playoffs and retirement have left the U.S. women's basketball national team with a fresh look heading into training camp this week.
Seven members from the 2016 Olympic team likely won't be on the world cup roster, giving many younger players a chance to represent the U.S. later this month in Spain.
Delle Donne, Parker to captain WNBA All-Star Game
NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams.
Maya Moore was the top vote-getter, but told the league she was unable to perform the captain duties.
Standard Stars: Layton Christian Academy basketball’s Danyale Thomas
School: Layton Christian
Breanna Stewart can now compete against other WNBA players in a video game.
NBA Live 18 is adding women's basketball players to the popular game this fall. It's the first time players on all 12 WNBA teams will be featured.
ST. PAUL — Jasmine Thomas and Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points each and the Connecticut Sun handed the Minnesota Lynx their first loss this season, 98-93, on Saturday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The five Olympic champions from the Minnesota Lynx are getting a little more hardware.
Team USA women's national team director Carol Callan was in town Tuesday to give Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and coach Cheryl Reeve the Olympic rings they earned after winning the gold medal at the Rio Games last summer.
WNBA players starting to invest in food industry
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether it's to plan for their future once basketball is done, promote healthy living or just to have some fun, WNBA players such as Sue Bird and Maya Moore are getting involved in the food industry.
The key is to do it with people they trust.
Bird has invested in restaurants in the Northeast for over a decade, getting started when UConn coach Geno Auriemma presented the opportunity for his former players to buy into his place at the Mohegan Sun.
Maya Moore hopes UConn shatters own record winning streak
Maya Moore has been watching UConn intently, cheering for them to keep winning.
The former Huskies great, who was instrumental in the previous 90-game winning streak, hopes the current team can keep their record run going and shatter the mark her group set a few years ago.
Seattle to host 2017 WNBA All-Star Game
NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Bird is thrilled for a chance to show off Seattle.
The Emerald City will host the WNBA All-Star Game next year for the first time, the league announced Wednesday.
UConn women sign 4, including nation’s No. 1 recruit
The UConn women’s basketball team received National Letters of Intent from four players during the early signing period as announced by coach Geno Auriemma on Thursday. Mikayla Coombs, Alexis Gordon, Andra Espinoza-Hunter and Megan Walker will join the Huskies for the 2017-18 season.
Augustus comes alive for Lynx at crucial moment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It doesn't take long for Maya Moore to recognize when teammate Seimone Augustus has found her groove.
"Those dreads get to popping, nostrils get to flaring," Moore said, a big smile creasing her face. "I mean, my nostrils flare, too. We're both nostril-flaring kind of players. Just that look in her eye."
Moore scores 20 to help Lynx sweep Mercury with 82-67 win
PHOENIX (AP) — With another decisive sequence, the Minnesota Lynx have put themselves in position to repeat as WNBA champions.
Maya Moore scored 20 points and Natasha Howard added 17 to help the Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-67 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of the semifinal series.
Sparks and Lynx move within 1 win of WNBA Finals showdown
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are one win away from meeting in the WNBA Finals after double-digit victories in the first two games of their respective semifinal series.
The defending champion Lynx are seeking their fourth crown in six years, buoyed by a quartet that won Olympic gold with the U.S. national team in Rio. The Sparks have a shot at their first title since 2002 behind league MVP Nneka Ogwumike and two-time MVP Candace Parker.
Descending the escalators toward the baggage claim carousels at the MSP International Airport on Monday, unaware travelers who just gotten off Delta Air Lines Flight 2816 from New York had to think Twin Citians were either the friendliest folks theyd ever encountered or were starved for something to do.
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Sacrifices, bonds made U.S. women’s basketball journey special, not the routs
Rio De Janiero After another blowout victory and another medal ceremony for the U.S.womens basketball team, Maya Moore was asked whether such dominance hurts her sport.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Tested for the first time at the Rio Games, Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team responded with another convincing win.
Taurasi and Maya Moore each scored 19 points to help the U.S. pull away from Japan in a 110-64 victory on Tuesday night and advance to the semifinals
US women’s basketball routs Canada 81-51, clinches Group B
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There was no question coming into the Olympics that the U.S. women's basketball team could score.
With the offense struggling at points Friday for the first time, the Americans turned up their defensive effort to dispatch Canada.
Maya Moore scored 12 points and the U.S. clinched the top seed in the group with an 81-51 win over its northern neighbors.
"I think we played really hard today on defense," guard Sue Bird said. "Everyone's...
Several of UConn’s greats assemble 1 final time at Rio Games
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sue Bird took a moment to pause and look around the U.S. women's basketball practice court.
Standing in one corner doing interviews was assistant Jen Rizzotti, who helped Geno Auriemma win his first title at the school in 1995. On the other end of the court was 2016 Connecticut grad Breanna Stewart showing off her dunking skills while catching alley-oop passes. Right in the middle of it all, as he always has been, was Auriemma. The Hall of Fame...
RIO DE JANEIRO After the U.S. womens basketball teams first practice in Rio, Lynx star Seimone Augustus told Cheryl Reeve to grab the bags. Its not every day that a player gets to haze her coach, but Reeve is the only member of the Lynx on the American team who can be considered an Olympic rookie.
The phrase became a meme before the word meme went mainstream. Following a loss, a player for the new expansion team in town, one that wouldnt finish higher than third in its first 12 seasons, blamed the result on a failure to play Lynx basketball.
BRIDGEPORT — A visit from Team Canada presented the U.S. Women’s National Team one of their final tune-ups before departing for the Summer Olympics, however it would have been hard to blame anyone had they mistaken Friday night’s showcase for the UConn Reunion Tour.
It’s been said that winning cures all ills. Apparently, it also can be a fountain of youth.
Well, that and a well-thought-out substitution strategy.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore is the Western Conference Player of the Week.
The WNBA announced the award Monday. It's Moore's third Western Conference player of the week award this season and the 17th of her career.
Moore averaged 28.3 points, 3.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds as the Lynx went 2-1 last week.
The six-year pro out of Connecticut scored a team-high 33 points last Tuesday against the Chicago Sky. Thirteen of Moore's points...