April 11, 1997 |
The Hartford Whalers reportedly are close to moving to Target Center in Minneapolis. The Toronto Sun reported Thursday that Whaler owner Peter Karmanos at first favored a move to Columbus, Ohio, but changed his mind because of lack of an arena and now is on the verge of sharing Target Center with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Columbus residents will vote next month on a referendum to approve the use of tax dollars for a new entertainment complex.
June 3, 2000 |
at Minnesota, 5 Channel 9 * Site--Target Center, Minneapolis. * Radio--KPLS (830). * Records--Sparks 1-0, Lynx 1-1. * Record vs. Lynx (1999)--3-1. * Update--The Sparks' defensive challenge is a center-guard tandem, just as it was Wednesday, when Los Angeles won its opener against Utah, 69-62, by containing 7-foot-2 center Margo Dydek and 6-1 forward Natalie Williams. Lynx guard Katie Smith scored a career-high 34 points in a 73-62 opening win over Cleveland, then had 18 at Utah.
July 27, 2008 |
at Minnesota, 3 PDT, NBA TV Site -- Target Center. Radio -- 1150. Records -- Sparks 14-12; Lynx 13-12. Record vs. Lynx -- 0-1. Update -- After losing for the ninth time in their last 13 games Friday night, the Sparks moved closer to mediocrity. A loss to Minnesota would drop them out of fourth place in the Western Conference, the final qualifying spot for the postseason. The Sparks welcomed back their starting front line Friday night at New York, but Candace Parker, Lisa Leslie and DeLisha Milton-Jones combined for 15 of the team's 20 turnovers in the 69-68 loss.
December 16, 1997 |
The Lakers did not practice Monday, using the day to travel to Minneapolis, but preparation for the five-game trip that begins tonight at the Target Center actually started days earlier. The return of once-common blowout victories meant rest for the starters. Friday against the Houston Rockets, Robert Horry and Rick Fox were the only starters to play more than 35 seconds in the fourth quarter, and all five got the final period off two nights later against Dallas at the Forum.
March 14, 2003 |
As Shaquille O'Neal pulled himself up two flights of stairs Thursday afternoon, the only way out of the practice gym, he held up two fingers -- peace -- and shook his head. Back-to-back games generally aren't kind to him, and while he hadn't been at his best for two games, he still bore the brunt of the double-teams. He looked sore but hadn't mentioned it to team officials. He had 24 points and 13 rebounds against the Detroit Pistons, much closer to his usual game.