So, ESPNW recently started a contest to determine who the best female athlete is. The structure of the contest is in a standard four part bracket, with four groups. (Looks like an NCAA bracket) Through the process of fan voting, one athlete will be chosen.
Let me be the first to say, this is absolutely ridiculous.
Nothing was going to stop Maya Moore from leading another comeback victory for the Minnesota Lynx.
Moore, a 2015 candidate for Most Valuable Player, scored a season-high 36 points to highlight an 84-82 Lynx win over the Atlanta Dream Friday night at Philips Arena. Trailing by 16 midway through the third quarter, Minnesota (18-6) rallied for their sixth come-from-behind victory after trailing by double-digits.
"I'm just glad the ball was going in," Moore said. "We still have some growing to do, but we have what it takes to get there."
In case any of you were concerned, the Minnesota Lynx clinched a playoff berth for a fifth straight year. After an 83-76 win over the San Antonio Stars Tuesday night at Target Center, the Lynx have 11 games left to solidify their playoff seeding, and based on their win over the Stars, finding solid ground won't be difficult.
The Minnesota Lynx were thin at guard in Friday night's match with the Atlanta Dream at Target Center, but their tenacity was too thick to crack, as they cruised to an 86-70 win.
Minnesota guard Anna Cruz did not play due to an ankle sprain she suffered in Wednesday's game against Los Angeles. Renee Montgomery took her spot in the starting lineup and delivered her most dazzling display of distribution this season, getting six points and nine assists.
Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx at Target Center featured something old and something new.
The old was another duel between Sylvia Fowles and Candace Parker, the top two picks from the 2008 WNBA Draft. The new was a change in scenery for Fowles, taking part in her first game for the Lynx. Parker also appeared for the first time in 2015 after a leave of absence for the first half of the season.
We're nearing the end of July, but the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tune "Christmas All Over Again" might be commonplace around the Twin Cities for the next few days.
The winter holiday drew several mentions as the Minnesota Lynx officially introduced Sylvia Fowles through a press conference on Tuesday at the team's Mayo Clinic Square practice facility. Head coach Cheryl Reeve aimed to temper the festivities when she was asked if Fowles' arrival was akin to Christmas, but Fowles needed multiplication to symbolize her emotion.
Rumors of Sylvia Fowles seeking to play for the Minnesota Lynx were realized on Monday morning.
Minnesota, along with the Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky, announced a three-team trade that is easily the biggest transaction of the season. Minnesota landed Fowles, sending Damiris Dantas, Reshanda Gray and their 2016 first-round draft pick to Atlanta. Erika de Souza, once a Dream cornerstone, was traded to the Sky. Chicago also sent their 2016 second-round pick to Minnesota.