Lynx rookie sensation Maya Moore told Sports Headliners she doesn’t have a boy friend but is “open to a relationship.” Moore will play for a Spanish team after the WNBA season and she said her compensation in Europe will be “three to four times” what she earns here.
Lynx chief operating officer Conrad Smith, diagnosed last year with a brain tumor, said he had a “clean scan” recently but continues to receive chemotherapy.
Gophers’ assistant basketball coach Vince Taylor said point guard Julian Welch is still in junior college but expects him to enroll at Minnesota later this summer and be eligible for the coming season. Taylor said the Gophers will revert to a style of play that coach Tubby Smith prefers next season, meaning “run and gun, and press.”
An open house with details to be announced later is being planned for August 20 at the Metrodome. The first Vikings game since the roof collapsed is scheduled at the dome on August 27.
During the short time Ricky Rubio was in town from Spain last month the Timberwolves sold 550 new season tickets.
Wolves’ assistant and former Piston Bill Laimbeer is reportedly a candidate for the Detroit coaching job.
Devin Setoguchi, who was acquired in the Brent Burns trade, will wear No. 10 with the Wild. The only other player in franchise history to wear that number was Marian Gaborik.
Gustavus tennis coaching legend Steve Wilkinson and his wife Barb were guests of Rochester native Eric Butorac at Wimbledon. The 30-year-old Butorac, who played for Wilkinson at Gustavus, has become a world class player in doubles.