Look out, basketball fans, A-Rod is coming for the Timberwolves and Lynx

Congratulations, Minnesota. Looks like you have a new owner,

Congratulations, Minnesota. Seems to be like you will have a brand new proprietor,
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Alex Rodriguez and former Walmart CEO Marc Lore are teaming as much as purchase the four-time WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx from founding proprietor Glen Taylor, signing a letter of intent to begin as restricted companions earlier than totally taking management from Taylor in 2023.

The Lynx have been one of many league’s high franchises during the last decade, successful all 4 of their titles whereas making the playoffs 10 straight seasons beneath Cheryl Reeve, the fifth-winningest coach in league historical past.

Having stored their playoff streak going within the two seasons since Maya Moore took time away from the sport and the retirement of franchise legend Lindsay Whalen, the Lynx are in good condition with Napheesa Collier, an All-Star as a rookie in 2019, shortly changing into one of many high gamers within the WNBA. Sylvia Fowles, the WNBA’s all-time rebounding chief, nonetheless is with Minnesota, however at 35 now, it’s exhausting to say if she’ll stay there by the point A-Rod takes the helm.

Rodriguez, final seen not fairly shopping for the Mets, additionally agreed to purchase the NBA’s Timberwolves together with Lore, who’ve made one playoff look since 2004 and have the worst document within the league this season, persevering with to waste Karl-Anthony Cities’ prime, which A-Rod in all probability can relate to.

It value Dennis Schröder getting himself ejected, however the Lakers’ level guard completely baited Kyrie Irving into getting himself ejected on nationwide tv, serving to to stage the taking part in subject for Los Angeles as LeBron James and Anthony Davis stay out.

Schröder had 19 factors and 4 assists earlier than getting ejected, however Andre Drummond led a complete of eight Lakers in double figures with 20 factors, additionally grabbing 11 rebounds. The Nets, who had been minus-3 with Irving on the ground on an 18-point night time for him, wound up dropping at residence, 126-101.

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 7-under-par 65 to take a four-shot lead after three rounds of the Masters, with 4 gamers tied for second. One other stroke again, at 6-under for the match, is Canadian Corey Conners, who had the shot of the third spherical.

On the 182-yard, par-3 sixth gap, Conners made a hole-in-one, the primary one at No. 6 since 2013.

Taking pictures 2-under over the remainder of his spherical to card a 68, Conners tied Xander Schauffele, one of many gamers tied for second, for the second-best spherical of the day behind Matsuyama. 

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