All-Star center Sylvia Fowles is returning to the WNBA for a 15th season. But will the unrestricted free agent return to the Lynx?

Coming 'HOME': Did Sylvia Fowles hint at a return to Lynx?

Sylvia Fowles is returning to the WNBA for a 15th season, but with what team? The All-Star center posted an image of herself wearing a Lynx uniform on Instagram with the caption "HOME."
Sports
January 21

AP source: Mercury hiring Nygaard as next head coach

The Phoenix Mercury have hired former Las Vegas Aces assistant Vanessa Nygaard as their next head coach, a person familiar with the hire told The Associated Press on Friday.
Sports
January 21

Storm star Breanna Stewart reportedly met with Liberty last week. Could she actually leave Seattle?

Remember when Breanna Stewart talked with a fair amount of certainty about returning to the Storm next season?
Sports
January 21

Clark sets triple-double record, No. 25 Iowa routs Gophers

Iowa's Caitlin Clark posted her second straight 30-point triple-double, setting a Division I basketball record for men or women, and the No. 25 Hawkeyes rolled to a 105-49 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.
High Schools
January 20
Hopkins’ Maya Nnaji, the No. 9 recruit in the Class of 2022, looked for a way past Chaska’s Mallory Heyer, a future Gopher.

Hopkins girls still top ticket in town, taking national stage via ESPN

Basketball Across Minnesota: Nothing in this sports market is a sure thing, but watching the Hopkins girls' basketball team feels close to perfection. It's the No. 1 basketball show in town at any level.
Sports
January 20
The 2021 Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame inductees (clockwise from top left): Maya Moore, Annie Adamczak Glavan, Carrie Tollefson, Brianna Scurry, Linds

50 years into Title IX, Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame's special class: eight women

The eight inductees into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 changed our understanding of sports on a local, national and global level.
Sports
January 19
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, listens to former assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, during a game earlier this month.

Becky Hammon: 'Right time' to leave NBA, return to WNBA

Becky Hammon said she has always followed her heart and not worried about what other people think of her career decisions.
Lindsay Whalen (13) and Sylvia Fowles (34) celebrated after Fowles scored and was fouled on the play in the fourth quarter.
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Lynx
January 19
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles waved after WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert presented her the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year on Sept. 26.

Fowles to play another season, but will it be with the Lynx?

The longtime WNBA star and 2021 Defensive Player of the Year will return for at least one more season. Fowles, 36, is an unrestricted free agent.
High Schools
January 18
Chaska’s Mallory Heyer is part of a four-Minnesotan recruiting class for the Gophers.

How Minnesota became a national epicenter for girls' basketball recruiting

When women's basketball programs look for top talent, they're spending more and more time in Minnesota. And good news for Gophers basketball fans is many of the state's best are choosing to play for the U.
Sports
January 18

Athletes Unlimited has 11 WNBA players on basketball roster

Kelsey Mitchell, Lexie Brown and Mercedes Russell were the latest three WNBA players to sign up for the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Basketball season.
Sports
January 14

Reports: Storm will core All-Star guard Loyd, likely keep her in 2022

Several reports around the WNBA said Seattle will core Jewell Loyd, in a move that guarantees the 28-year-old, three-time WNBA All-Star a one-year deal for the league's supermax salary of $228,094.
Lynx
January 14
Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (24) goes up for a shot in front of Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard (6) during the first half of Game 2 o

After making waves in 2021 free agency, Lynx now facing roadblocks

The challenges for general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve are mostly in-house, especially with Napheesa Collier likely out for the season and Sylvia Fowles' status.
Sports
January 14

WNBA stars could be on the move as free agency set to begin

Some of the biggest stars in the WNBA could be on the move with free agency set to begin this weekend.
Lynx
January 12
Katie Smith

Lynx promote Hall of Famer Katie Smith to associate head coach

Plenette Pierson and Rebekkah Brunson will return to Cheryl Reeve's coaching staff in 2022.
Sports
January 7

Sandy Brondello hired as New York Liberty coach

Sandy Brondello wasn't sure about her future after parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month.
Lynx
January 7
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird will return for her 21st season with the franchise.

Bird says she's returning to Storm for another season

Sue Bird announced Friday that she will return to the Seattle Storm next season, putting off retirement for at least one more year.
Sports
January 6

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina past No. 13 LSU, 66-60

Aliyah Boston had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 13 LSU 66-60 on Thursday night, ending the Tigers' 13-game winning streak.
Sports
January 4

After 8 years as NBA assistant, Hammon to lead team in WNBA

Becky Hammon has spent eight seasons as a Spurs assistant and has interviewed for several NBA head coaching jobs. But for now, her dream of becoming the first woman to lead an NBA team is on hold.
Sports
December 31, 2021
Three who will inspire in 2022 (clockwise from top left): Andrea Yoch, soccer leader; Wild boss Bill Guerin and Lynx star Napheesa Collier.

Neal: My picks for who will inspire us in Minnesota sports in 2022

Sports inspirations for a new year: Columnist La Velle E. Neal III picks a player, a team and a leader who can be our sources for optimism as we begin a new year.
Sports
December 30, 2021
We could call Gophers cornerback Coney Durr and ask him what his favorite sports moment of 2021 was ... but we probably don’t need to do that.

Year of Minnesota sports are nearly history; 10 topics that stood out

To help you build optimism for 2022, Michael Rand lists 10 things from 2021 that kept us entertained.
Sports
December 24, 2021
Santa Claus and a few elves cheered for the Vikings on Dec. 9 against Pittsburgh.

Souhan: Gifts Minnesota sports fans and athletes could use right now

More health, more support and, sure, more wins — it's a long list, but you dedicated Minnesota sports fans have been good this year. Happy Holidays to all of you.