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Game 5 ratings double those of a season ago

Wednesday’s Game 5 of the WNBA Finals doubled the ratings for Game 5 one year ago.

Lynx-Sparks finale garnered a 7.9 rating in the Twin Cities.


Lynx victory parade: 6:30 tonight along University Av. at U

The Lynx won't put their WNBA Finals championship on hold, already releasing details on the parade.


Few seats available for tonight's Lynx-Sparks game, sellout expected

Minnesota Lynx fans cheered for their team before the start of their game against the Los Angeles Sparks Sunday.

Sellout is expected by 7 p.m. start


Yet another Game 5 for the Lynx and Sparks

Both franchises will be playing for a fourth WNBA title Wednesday night at Williams Arena


Moore says Lynx are ready for WNBA finals Game 4 bounce-back

Minnesota Lynx players, including forward Maya Moore, walked back to the locker room following their 75-64 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks Friday night in game three of the WNBA Finals.

Lynx need to win to extent the series to a fifth game, in Minneapolis, on Wednesday


Postgame: Lynx offense stumbles in Game 3 loss

Minnesota Lynx guard Renee Montgomery (21) loses the ball while defended by Los Angeles Sparks guard Odyssey Sims (1) in the fourth quarterduring Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Sparks won, 75-64, for a 2-1 series lead. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1212295

Minnesota must win in L.A. Sunday to force a Game 5 back in Minneapolis


Fowles, Moore named to first-team All-WNBA

Lynx and Sparks enter tonight's Game 3 at Staples Center with the series tied 1-1


Lynx double up: Moore, Fowles earn All-WNBA first-team honors

Maya Moore struggled early in the Lynx season, but turned it on late and made her way onto the All-WNBA team.


Sparks will likely continue to stay in locker room during National Anthem

The Los Angeles Sparks emerged from the locker room after leaving the court for the National Anthem Tuesday night.

Lakers forward Nneka Ogwumike said she was somewhat surprised by the boos the Sparks heard before Games 1 and 2


Defense down the stretch allows Lynx to win Game 2

Minnesota Lynx players reacted after center Sylvia Fowles (34) was fouled during a layup attempt in the second quarter.

Up 20 in the second half, the Lynx needed a defensive stop late to even the best-of-five series at 1-1


'Yeah, she chewed us out.' Lynx hear from Reeve at intense film review

Minnesota head coach Cherl Reeve argued an offensive foul in the second half.

Describing her coach as "salty,'' Lynx center Sylvia Fowles said the players understood, and expected, what coach Cheryl Reeve had to say.


Lynx misery times three: Watch these final seconds losses to L.A.

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) celebrated with guard Chelsea Gray (12) after a traveling violation was called against Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) with :01 left on the clock, sealing a victory for Los Angeles.

For those of you with short memories, Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Sparks in the WNBA Finals wasn't the only end-game heartbreaker for the Lynx.


For the fourth time in six finals appearances, Lynx drop Game 1 at home

Minnesota head coach Cherl Reeve argued an offensive foul in the second half.

The Lynx are playing in their sixth WNBA finals in seven years and Sunday, for the fourth time, they lost Game 1 at home.


A good start is essential for Lynx in WNBA FInals

In the previous six WNBA Finals, the Lynx have dropped the first game three times.


Lynx lead the WNBA in another category: Merchandise sales

Maya Moore has the fourth most popular jersey among league players


Reeve celebrates a birthday and Lynx get back to work

Game 1 of WNBA finals against Los Angeles is Sunday


Lynx to fans: Fill the Barn

The Lynx want a full measure of home court advantage at Williams Arena for WNBA Finals vs. the Los Angeles Sparks.


Lynx-Sparks schedule set, opens with two at the Barn

It has been a long year of waiting, but the Lynx finally get a chance to avenge last year's WNBA Finals loss to the Sparks. The schedule is set.


Postgame: Whalen's fourth quarter at The Barn was key in Game 2

When Lindsay Whalen checked into the game with 4:45 left in the fourth, the Lynx were down two. Minnesota steamrolled Washington the rest of the way.


Fowles for MVP? WNBA sets 'major award announcement' at 5 p.m.

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles

Logic would suggest the league is about to give out the MVP award to Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, who has been the favorite for the award for much of the season.