Defending champs rout Australian National Team

The reigning league champions Minnesota Lynx dispatched the Australian National Team, 82-66, in an exhibition tonight.

Box score.

Today’s waivers:

May 5

Team Player Transaction

Los Angeles Jackie Nared Waived
Los Angeles Cierra Warren Waived
Los Angeles Antonita Slaughter Waived
Los Angeles Keena Mays Waived
San Antonio Whitney Hand-Jones Waived

More WNBA news…….

Fever:

Guard Jeanette Pohlen will miss the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

Lynx:

Devereaux Peters will undergo arthroscopic surgery on her left knee, and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Lindsay Whalen has returned to practice.

Storm:

President and CEO Karen Bryant will retire July 31.

Shaquala Williams has transitioned smoothy into coaching.

Shock:

Rookie Jordan Hooper has had quite the journey to the WNBA.

Tulsa has added a preseason game May 12, against the Chinese National Team.

Mercury:

Diana Taurasi has returned to practice.

College news:

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell has completed chemotherapy treatments and is back to a full schedule.

Georgetown’s Natalie Butler may transfer to UConn following a recent visit.

Former Purdue guard Kelly Komara is back as an assistant coach.

East Tennessee State coach Brittney Ezell has been named an assistant coach for the Bahamas national team.

Curtis Loyd joins the Indiana staff as associate head coach.

Claire Coggins has been promoted from director of basketball operations to assistant coach at Kansas State.

John Motherwell has joined Minnesota as an assistant coach.

The final assistant coach at Gonzaga is Craig Fortier, husband of head coach Lisa Fortier.

High school news:

Highly-touted 2015 recruit De’Janae Boykin of Maryland has verballed to UConn.

Honors:

Delta State has erected a statue of basketball legend Margaret Wade.

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