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Lynx one win away from fourth WNBA title

One of the gutsiest wins in franchise history helped the Lynx avoid elimination. With a win in Game 5 (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN App), Minnesota could cement its status as the WNBA's next dynasty.

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WNBA players turn to N. Ogwumike as union prez

New WNBA players' union president Nneka Ogwumike succeeds Tamika Catchings, who held the role since 2004 before retiring from the league at the end of this past season.

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Whalen brings out the best in Lynx

With her trademark flat tone and blank expression, Lindsay Whalen displays little emotion on court. But as the Lynx chase a fourth title, the guard is unquestionably Minnesota's emotional leader.

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Louisville leads way in early recruiting class rankings

First thing you need to know: These rankings are far from final. But with three weeks to go until the NCAA early signing period for women's basketball, Louisville, Stanford and Connecticut are looking good.

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Parker, Ogwumike power Sparks past Lynx

Once they became Sparks teammates, Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike believed they could help each other win a title. Friday, their 45 points put L.A. a victory away from a WNBA championship.

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Maya Moore: Leader of the pack

Maya Moore - a fan of Lecrae and Twitter and the 'dancing woman' emoji, is with her Lynx in back-to-back WNBA Finals

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Women's hoops HOF to announce class in Feb.

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is changing its selection timeline and will announce its next six-member class on Feb. 13. The new members will be introduced in April during the Final Four.

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13dMechelle Voepel

Lynx take aim at history, fourth WNBA title

The Comets have always been the standard-bearer in the WNBA after winning the first four titles in league history. But Minnesota can match Houston if it gets by L.A. in the 2016 WNBA Finals.

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Lauren Jackson's pregnancy 'has been scary, actually'

Rookie status is something not attributed to Lauren Jackson since the last century, but if she seemed fearless on her first Opals tour, her debut into motherhood has been much more daunting.

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Parker 'one step closer' to the trophy (0:46)
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At last, Parker is headed to WNBA Finals

Candace Parker came so close to reaching the WNBA Finals as a rookie. Eight years later, Parker's dream became a reality as she helped lead the Sparks to their first Finals appearance since 2003.

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Reserves help Lynx sweep Mercury

Considering the damage Minnesota's stars can do, it seems like overkill that its bench combined for 29 points to help the Lynx reach their fifth trip to the WNBA Finals in the past six years.

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