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Some notes for your Tuesday: Lynx on center stage, NBA travels to Africa.

Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

In the wake of the blockbuster Lynx trade announced yesterday, in which they acquired star center Sylvia Fowles, we have some more Lynx stuff for you.

Seimone Augustus wrote a heartfelt piece about getting to marry her long-time partner LaTaya Varner for the Players' Tribune. It's well worth reading.

Maya Moore was interviewed at the All-Star game by Nneka Ogwumike of the L.A. Sparks:

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The Lynx open the 2nd half of the season tomorrow at home against the L.A. Sparks, who are expected to have star Candace Parker back for the first time this season.

A reminder that the NBA Africa game is scheduled for August 1st, a rare summer chance to see NBA players in action. Gorgui Dieng will be participating for Team Africa as they take on Team EithWorld in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the game televised on ESPN.

With things slowed to a crawl in terms of NBA news, we'll be starting our season preview work this week. Look for division previews starting later today, and then individual Wolves player previews to run more or less throughout August, or as we manage to get them done.

And hopefully some other interesting stuff.

Today in history

1586: Potatoes introduced to Europe 
1794: Robespierre guillotined in Paris 
1868: 14th amendment (granting citizenship to ex-slaves) ratified
1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning WWI
1942: Roughly 10,000 Jews killed by Nazi's in Minsk, Belarus
1943: Benito Mussolini resigns
1944: Mass British bombing of Hamburg kills 40,000
1945: Senate ratifies UN charter

Today's musical birthday is Riccardo Muti, one of the great contemporary orchestra conductors in the world, born in 1941

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