July 10, 2000 |
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.
July 31, 2005 |
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.
October 8, 2011 |
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.
October 12, 2013 |
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.
September 12, 2004 |
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.
June 19, 2002 |
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.
June 12, 2002 |
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.
April 17, 2012 |
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.
October 2, 2015 |
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.
September 3, 2014 |
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.