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July 10, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Sheryl Swoopes scored 19 points and Cynthia Cooper had 17 as the three-time defending WNBA champion Houston Comets beat the host Minnesota Lynx last night, 70-60. Janeth Arcain added 12 points and Tina Thompson had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help Houston extend its winning streak to nine games. Minnesota's Katie Smith, second to Swoopes in the league scoring race, led the Lynx with 18 points. In other games: Adrienne Johnson scored 17 points and Taj McWilliams had 11 points and 11 rebounds and the Orlando Miracle beat the host Detroit Shock, 68-62, for its team-record sixth straight win. Sophia Witherspoon scored 26 points, leading the Portland Fire to a 75-58 win over the visiting Washington Mystics.
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July 31, 2005 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Detroit Shock upset the WNBA's best team yesterday, handing the Connecticut Sun their first home loss of the year, 75-66, ending a run of 15 straight victories at Mohegan Sun Arena dating to last season. Then, according to ESPN.com, the Shock completed a blockbuster trade by WNBA standards in acquiring guard Katie Smith from the Minnesota Lynx for two players and a swap of draft choices. The Shock will send Chandi Jones, Stacey Thomas and their 2006 first-round draft choice to the Lynx for Smith and a second-round pick in 2006, ESPN said.
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October 8, 2011 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx completed a near-perfect postseason by beating the Atlanta Dream, 73-67, on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series. Augustus had 16 points, and Maya Moore, returning to her Atlanta home, had 15 to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Lynx won their first WNBA title. Minnesota, coached by Cheryl Reeve, a former La Salle University player and assistant coach, closed the postseason with six straight wins, including sweeps of Phoenix in the Western Conference finals and Atlanta in the championship series.
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October 12, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Playing in the same arena in which she led her high school to three state titles, Maya Moore poured in 23 points Thursday night to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Atlanta Dream, 86-77,in Duluth, Ga., to win their second WNBA title in three years. Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve (La Salle), whose Lynx were unbeaten in seven playoff games this year, said before the game that her team did not want to return home to play again. "When we come back to Minneapolis, it's going to be for a parade," she said.
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September 12, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Smith-Taylor scored 13 points as the Charlotte Sting scored the first 21 points of the game and went on to defeat the Minnesota Lynx, 60-50, last night. Tammy Sutton-Brown added 10 points for the Sting, who beat the Lynx for the second time in four days and took sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. They have won three straight and hold a half-game lead over Connecticut. The Lynx committed turnovers on seven of their first eight possessions.
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June 19, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Shannon Johnson scored 25 points, including six in Orlando's deciding 10-0 run, and the Miracle won for the first time at Madison Square Garden with a 71-62 victory over the New York Liberty last night. Nykesha Sales added 15 points for the Miracle (4-3), which has lost its first five games in New York. Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 10 points for Orlando, which had lost its last two games and was playing the first game in a stretch that will have the Miracle on the road for six of seven.
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June 12, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
WNBA players are threatening to strike next season if a new deal isn't worked out by the start of training camp. Seattle Storm guard Sonja Henning, president of the WNBA players association, said yesterday that 100 players discussed the possibility of a work stoppage. The four-year collective bargaining agreement expires Sept. 15, during the offseason. "Of course we love the game, but understand it's a business," said Henning, who is a lawyer. WNBA training camps open in April, and the season runs through August.
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April 17, 2012 | Associated Press
Temple star Shey Peddy was chosen in the second round of the WNBA draft on Monday by the Chicago Sky, with the 23d overall pick. Stanford senior Nemkadi Ogwumike was picked No. 1 by the Los Angeles Sparks. Peddy, a native of Roxbury, Mass., is the third Owl ever drafted by the WNBA. She was named the Atlantic Ten player of the year, A-10 defensive player of the year and Big Five player of the year this past season. The senior scored 17.6 points a game and averaged 3.1 steals per game.
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September 3, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FIRST A PARADE, now this. The Taney Little Leaguers, who won the hearts of Philly-area fans while finishing as U.S. runners-ups in the World Series, have been named "Team of the Year," by the Philadelphia Sports Writer Association. Previous winners, include the Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees. "Taney's accomplishments transcend sports," PSWA president Ron Corbin said in a statement. "They were chosen for representing Philadelphia and the region, and because the organization's approach is a textbook example of what sports - and especially youth sports - are all about.
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October 2, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE WNBA Finals featuring the Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever has a Philly flavor. And we're not talking cheesesteaks. The Lynx are coached by Cheryl Reeve, a La Salle grad who played on the Explorers' nationally ranked 1987-88 team that went 25-5. Reeve still holds the school record for most starts in a career (110), and is ranked fifth in all-time assists (420). The Fever includes guard Maggie Lucas, who starred at Germantown Academy and Penn State. Lucas is averaging 5.7 points and 15 minutes per game.
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October 2, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE WNBA Finals featuring the Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever has a Philly flavor. And we're not talking cheesesteaks. The Lynx are coached by Cheryl Reeve, a La Salle grad who played on the Explorers' nationally ranked 1987-88 team that went 25-5. Reeve still holds the school record for most starts in a career (110), and is ranked fifth in all-time assists (420). The Fever includes guard Maggie Lucas, who starred at Germantown Academy and Penn State. Lucas is averaging 5.7 points and 15 minutes per game.
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September 3, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FIRST A PARADE, now this. The Taney Little Leaguers, who won the hearts of Philly-area fans while finishing as U.S. runners-ups in the World Series, have been named "Team of the Year," by the Philadelphia Sports Writer Association. Previous winners, include the Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees. "Taney's accomplishments transcend sports," PSWA president Ron Corbin said in a statement. "They were chosen for representing Philadelphia and the region, and because the organization's approach is a textbook example of what sports - and especially youth sports - are all about.
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April 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Penn State star Maggie Lucas saw her basketball career come full circle on Monday night when the Phoenix Mercury selected her with the 21st pick in the WNBA draft. Phoenix finished 19-15 last season, good for third in the Western Conference. A second-round pick, Lucas was the second player selected by the Mercury, which used the 17th overall pick on Tiffany Bias of Oklahoma State. The two-time Big Ten player of the year, Lucas scored 2,510 points in her career, second all-time at Penn State and fourth overall in the Big Ten. She averaged 21.0 points last season.
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October 12, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Playing in the same arena in which she led her high school to three state titles, Maya Moore poured in 23 points Thursday night to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Atlanta Dream, 86-77,in Duluth, Ga., to win their second WNBA title in three years. Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve (La Salle), whose Lynx were unbeaten in seven playoff games this year, said before the game that her team did not want to return home to play again. "When we come back to Minneapolis, it's going to be for a parade," she said.
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December 7, 2012
Roger Federer said he won't play as often in the next few years and hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 31-year-old Federer said he would be more mindful about the tournaments he plays to make sure he can keep playing at a high level. "I have to make sure that I take care of my schedule, of my body, of my mind," he said Thursday before an exhibition match with Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci . GOLF: Australia's John Senden shot a 6-under 66 in calm morning conditions at The Lakes to take a 2-stroke lead in the Australian Open in Sydney.
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April 17, 2012 | Associated Press
Temple star Shey Peddy was chosen in the second round of the WNBA draft on Monday by the Chicago Sky, with the 23d overall pick. Stanford senior Nemkadi Ogwumike was picked No. 1 by the Los Angeles Sparks. Peddy, a native of Roxbury, Mass., is the third Owl ever drafted by the WNBA. She was named the Atlantic Ten player of the year, A-10 defensive player of the year and Big Five player of the year this past season. The senior scored 17.6 points a game and averaged 3.1 steals per game.
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October 8, 2011 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx completed a near-perfect postseason by beating the Atlanta Dream, 73-67, on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series. Augustus had 16 points, and Maya Moore, returning to her Atlanta home, had 15 to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Lynx won their first WNBA title. Minnesota, coached by Cheryl Reeve, a former La Salle University player and assistant coach, closed the postseason with six straight wins, including sweeps of Phoenix in the Western Conference finals and Atlanta in the championship series.
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April 12, 2011
Connecticut's Maya Moore was taken by the Minnesota Lynx with the first pick in the WNBA draft on Monday. Moore, a four-time all-American and two-time AP player of the year, averaged 22.8 points this season. Moore was followed in the draft by 19-year-old Australian national team star Elizabeth Cambage (Tulsa); Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago); Xavier's Amber Harris (Minnesota); and Ohio State's Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles). Connecticut called a news conference for Tuesday with guard Kemba Walker , where it is expected the junior star will announce that he will enter the NBA draft.
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April 9, 2010 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gabriela Marginean, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, became Drexel's first player selected in the WNBA draft Thursday when the native of Romania was taken 26th overall by the Minnesota Lynx. She was the second pick of the third round. Marginean finished her collegiate career in March as the all-time women's basketball scorer at Philadelphia area schools with 2,581 points. Teammates and friends gathered with Marginean at the Daskalakis Athletic Center to watch television coverage of the draft.
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May 16, 2008 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Forward progress is not a phrase identified with women's basketball, but it appears to fit when it comes to the WNBA, which launches its 12th season tomorrow. Several years ago, when teams began falling by the wayside and attendance dropped, naysayers predicted the WNBA would soon join women's soccer and softball on the list of failed efforts. But things appear to be moving along quite nicely, even if the WNBA doesn't come close to approaching its NBA big brother in terms of exposure, and millions of dollars in revenue and salary.
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