Maya Moore (23) and the Lynx play host to the New York Liberty on Tuesday night at Target Center in their last game before hosting the WNBA All-Star G

Standings jammed at top as Lynx begin push for prime playoff seed

The WNBA's postseason format, rewarding the top two teams with byes while forcing others into one-and-done playoff games, adds extra importance to the Lynx' 10 remaining regular-season games.
Lynx
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Phoenix’s DeWanna Bonner (in orange) is a free-agent forward who could interest the Lynx, but they need a point guard more.

Lynx can be aggressive in free agent market if they want to be

WNBA free agency begins Tuesday. The league's new collective bargaining agreement has thrown both a monkey wrench and some extra cash into the equation.
Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen fielded questions after she announced her retirement during a press conference at Mayo Square, Monday, June 13, 20
Whalen retires End of one era; beginning of another
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Lindsay Whalen is retiring after 14 years of playing in the WNBA and is about to start her rookie season of coaching the University of Minnesota women's basketball team.
Lynx
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Minnesota Lynx and former Connecticut player Maya Moore, left, puts her arm around former Connecticut teammate and New York Liberty player Tina Charle

Maya Moore at UConn vs. USA game, at peace with missing another Lynx season

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore sees missing a second consecutive WNBA season as an extension of her decision to skip last year.
Wolves
January 27

Lynx's Collier on Bryant and daughter Gigi: 'They were like twins'

"She was just like him,'' said Collier, the WNBA Rookie of the Year last season. "She was more competitive than anyone, even people I play against in the WNBA."
Lynx
January 27

Diggins-Smith wants to leave Dallas and play elsewhere

Skylar Diggins-Smith wants to find a new team to play for next season.
Lindsay Whalen (13) and Sylvia Fowles (34) celebrated after Fowles scored and was fouled on the play in the fourth quarter.
All about the W Everything WNBA: Scores, game reports and more
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Our guide to the WNBA, with everything from the latest games to standings to statistics for every player and team in the league.
Lynx
January 23

4-time All-Star Alana Beard retires from WNBA after 15 years

Alana Beard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year who won a WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks, is retiring after 15 years.
Lynx
January 22
Maya Moore, who helped the Lynx win four WNBA titles, said this week she will miss her second season in a row.

Lynx facing second season without Moore, who won't return for 2020

Coach Cheryl Reeve said the two sides have been in touch regularly over the past year, but the discussions have been about Maya Moore's work away from basketball.
Lynx
January 22

Lynx star Maya Moore opts to stay on hiatus from WNBA in '20

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform.
Lynx
January 22

Maya Moore will skip another WNBA season

Lynx star Maya Moore will skip the WNBA season for the second year in a row, she said in an interview with the New York Times that was published Wednesday.
Lynx
January 22

Kobe Bryant thinks some WNBA stars 'could play in the NBA right now'

In a recent interview with CNN, former Lakers great Kobe Bryant was asked about the prospect of a woman one day making it to the NBA.
Lynx
January 22
Katie Smith with the New York Liberty in 2016. When Smith’s head coaching contract was not renewed by the Liberty, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve immediate

Souhan: New Lynx assistant Smith tasked with keeping Reeve calm

Cheryl Reeve said she used to be a buffer between the head coach and players, including Katie Smith, when she was a WNBA assistant. That'll be part of Smith's role with the Lynx.
Lynx
January 22
Former New York Liberty head coach Katie Smith is joining the Lynx staff as an assistant.

New Lynx assistant Smith calls return to Minnesota 'a really great fit'

Despite a poor record in her two seasons as head coach of the New York Liberty, Katie Smith's work impressed Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, who was quick to offer her a job.
Lynx
January 19
James Wade talked with Cheryl Reeve when Wade was a Lynx assistant in 2017. He now is the head coach for Chicago.

Souhan: Reeve committed to grooming other women to be WNBA head coaches

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is thrilled with the WNBA's new CBA, which will raise the pay of players. She believes this could be a tipping point for women's sports and rights.
Lynx
January 13
Katie Smith defends during a game in 2004. The opposing player is Taj McWilliams-Franklin, who ended her playing career in Minnesota.

Former Lynx star Katie Smith returning as assistant coach

The move returns one of the greatest players in Lynx history, a player who is still sprinkled all over the team's record book.
Lynx
January 12
New York Liberty WNBA basketball team new head coach Walt Hopkins speaks to reporters during a news conference at Barclays Center, Wednesday, Jan. 8,

Liberty hires Lynx assistant Hopkins as head coach

It's been a busy offseason for the New York Liberty and now the franchise has a new coach — Walt Hopkins.
Gophers
January 9

Catchings, Jackson finalists for women's hoops Hall of Fame

Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson headline the list of 12 finalists Thursday for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
Vikings
January 9

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-SCHEDULENuggets get past MavsUNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are spending at least one more day atop the NBA's Northwest Division after pulling out a…
Gophers
January 8

Stewart set to return for Team USA in exhibition vs UConn

Breanna Stewart is set to return to competition when she leads USA Basketball against her alma mater at the end of month.Stewart and the women's…
Vikings
January 8

Update on the latest sports

NFL-NEWSBrowns continue coaching search, interview Eagles' SchwartzUNDATED (AP) — Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was interviewing Wednesday with the Cleveland Browns.Schwartz is the sixth candidate…
Lynx
January 6
Lynx assistant coach Walt Hopkins (left, next to head coach Cheryl Reeve) will be hired as the next head coach of the New York Liberty, a person famil

Lynx assistant Hopkins to be hired as Liberty's head coach

Walt Hopkins (far left) has been an assistant for the Lynx for since 2017. Before his time with Minnesota, Hopkins was the academic coach at Cal.
Lynx
January 6
Cheryl Reeve (right) with Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen in June.

Lynx make Cheryl Reeve's multiyear contract extension official

Reeve took on the additional role of general manager before the 2018 season, and was named the WNBA's Basketball Executive of the Year for 2019.