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Voepel: After giving up hope, Fowles finds right fit

On paper, Minnesota seemed to already have all the pieces needed to win another WNBA title. But there was room for one more. And now Sylvia Fowles hopes to fit in and help the Lynx win again.

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1dMichelle Smith

Smith: WNBA's midseason report card

Minnesota is the WNBA front-runner at the All-Star break, but where does every other team fall in? We hand out grades for the first half of the season and look ahead at what's next for each team.

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College athletes speaking out against R-word

The "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign has gained significant support in recent years. A big reason? Big buy-in from collegiate athletes.

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Voepel: Hard to argue with relocating Shock

There's really no reason to oppose relocating the WNBA's Shock franchise to Dallas -- except that it has to come at the expense of fans who have supported Tulsa through five tough seasons.

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13dMichelle Smith

Coleman finds right fit with Fever

On her third team in seven seasons in the WNBA, Indiana's Marissa Coleman is finally "having fun again." The guard/forward is tied for the team lead with Tamika Catchings at 13.1 points per game.

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Brian Agler told me before game that he is "just as eager as everyone else" to see how the Sparks look with Parker and Beard back on court.

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Candace Parker said LA's record no factor in her return, though she did watch all games. It was just that she was physically/mentally ready.

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Sylvia Fowles gets loud, enthusiastic welcome from Target Center crowd as she's introduced in starting lineup.

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Along with Sylvia Fowles and Candace Parker making their 2015 season debuts tonight, LA's Alana Beard returns from foot injury.

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Cheryl Reeve said there was no reason not to start Sylvia Fowles tonight; she's ready to hit the ground running for Lynx vs. Sparks.

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Halftime stats (IND 40, NYL 39): FG%: IND 51%, NYL 46% Assists: IND 11, NYL 7 Rebounds: IND 16, NYL 15 Turnovers: IND 10, NYL 10