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Dallas Wings Courtney Paris will be out for weeks due to knee injury

On Friday afternoon, the Dallas Wings announced in a press release that starting center Courtney Paris will likely miss six to eight weeks of the WNBA season with an unspecified knee injury from Thursday’s win over the San Antonio Stars. The 6-foot-4 California native has averaged 5.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 18.9 minutes for the first three games of the 2017 season. Paris is...
Via Excelle Sports
5 hours ago

Who Are the Dallas Wings: Rookies

  (Photo by/Sharon Ellman)     Who Are the Dallas Wings: Rookies   The Dallas Wings would really like to forget their inaugural season in the Metroplex.  The squad finished with an 11-23 record, the second worst record in the WNBA, and ended up with the 3rd pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft1.  There are 12 teams in the WNBA, eight of those teams make the playoffs, and the Wings...
Via Mavs Fanatic
6 hours ago

Next up for the Mystics, a rematch with the Chicago Sky

The Mystics (2-2) take on the Chicago Sky (1-3), at home, for the second time in three days. Game Info When and Where: Verizon Center, Washington D.C. 7:00 P.M. ET Streaming: WNBA League Pass, Monumental Sports. What stood out According to the Lynx Data website, the Mystics out scored the Sky 28 to 16 in the paint. They also managed 16 second chance points to the Sky's eight...
Via Bullets Forever
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Are the Dallas Wings: Veterans

    The Dallas Wings would really like to forget their inaugural season in the Metroplex. The squad finished with an 11-23 record, the second worst record in the WNBA, and ended up with the 3rd pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft1. There are 12 teams in the WNBA, eight of those teams make the playoffs, and the Wings were not one of them… The Wings first season in Dallas was possibly...
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

Kelsey Plum makes WNBA debut in San Antonio loss to Dallas

Kelsey Plum—this year’s No. 1 overall WNBA draft pick—made her debut for the San Antonio Stars on Thursday. The former-Washington standout scored four points in 12 minutes in the Stars’ 94-82 loss to the Dallas Wings. She scored her first points on a jumper from the free throw line in the second quarter to give the Stars a 29-28 lead. Later in the game, she scored a layup...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

Jewell Loyd Leads Seattle Storm Past Washington Mystics

KeyArena was buzzing with anticipation last night. Sue Bird played in her first game of the year, Jewell Loyd scored her 1,000th point, and the Seattle Storm defeated the Washington Mystics 81-71. Seattle followed the lead of guard Loyd who continued her scoring onslaught by adding 26 points in the win. “She has always been capable of exploding,” said Storm head coach Jenny Boucek...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago

Elena Delle Donne returns to Chicago, helps Mystics take down Sky

ROSEMONT  Elena Delle Donne scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in her return to Chicago, and the Washington Mystics beat the Sky 82-67 on
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Mystics at Sky final score: Washington pulls away for the 82-67 win

The Mystics played the Chicago Sky today in a matinee game, which happens to be very popular. Despite a very tight game through three quarters, the Mystics pulled away in the fourth to win 82-67 on the road, to get back to .500. The outcome was hotly contested with Allie Quigley back for the Sky from Turkey, in the first quarter, who started out three for three and got everyone’s...
Via Bullets Forever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elena Delle Donne leads Mystics to win over Sky in return to Chicago

Elena Delle Donne scored 21 points to lead the Washington Mystics to an 82-67 win over the Chicago Sky in Delle Donne’s return back to the Windy City. After spending four seasons with the Sky, Delle Donne asked to be traded this offseason and went back to the D.C. area, where she is originally from. On Wednesday, the 2015 league MVP opened the scoring with a turnaround jumper from...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

What to Watch: Softball super regionals, French Open and more soccer insanity

Prepare for some of the most competitive college softball you’ve seen—and it all begins Thursday. That’s when the super-regional round of the NCAA tournament kicks off, and for the first time in history, all 16-seeded teams are part of it. In other words, this week’s games are going to be an insane battle showcasing the best of the best. The 16 teams will duel it out...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

New York Liberty PG Brittany Boyd to miss remainder of 2017 season

New York Liberty point guard Brittany Boyd will miss the remainder of the 2017 season, the team announced on Wednesday. Boyd tore her left Achilles tendon in the Liberty’s game against the Minnesota Lynx last Thursday. In the fourth quarter, Boyd took a misstep and fell to the floor, where she then limped off the court. On Monday, the team said she underwent successful surgery...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Lynx Hang on to Beat Sun 80-78

Unbeaten Lynx are still a work in progress. The Lynx are 4-0, Sylvia Fowles looks like an MVP, and their team defense might be even better than a season ago when they led the league in defensive rating. However, there are still glaring issues that are becoming all too familiar for the team. Tuesday night featured another inferior opponent hanging around late into the 4th quarter...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Keys to the Palace: Hill, Latta, and Walker-Kimbrough stand out in the first week

The Mystics started 1-2 in the 2017 season. They beat the San Antonio Stars last Mother’s Day at home before losing twice on the road to the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks last Friday and the Seattle Storm last Sunday. We have given Keys to the Palace with the Wizards each week during the regular season. We also did so for the Mystics last season. But if you’re reading...
Via Bullets Forever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sylvia Fowles leads Lynx past Sun

Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mystics at Sky preview: Elena Delle Donne returns to Chicago for the first time

The Mystics (1-2) face off with the Chicago Sky (1-2) in a matinee game Wednesday afternoon. Game Info Where and When Wednesday, May 23 at Allstate Arena. Tip off is at 12:30 p.m. ET Streaming: WNBA League Pass, NBA TV, and Monumental Sports Network (if you’re within 150 miles of D.C.) Needless to say, the WNBA has been swirling around the Sky-Mystics trade, all winter and into...
Via Bullets Forever
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince hits game-winner with 4.5 seconds left for Liberty

PHOENIX (AP) — Epiphanny Prince hit a go-ahead jumper with 4.5 seconds left and the New York Liberty held off the Phoenix Mercury 69-67 on Tuesday night. Prince dribbled down the clock and used two high screens to sink the jumper from the wing. After a timeout, Leilani Mitchell drove to the basket but her shot was blocked by Sugar Rodgers. Prince was 10 of 14 from the field, including...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Defending champion Sparks lead AP Power poll, Lynx second

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus took the winter off to rest. The Minnesota Lynx trio looks refreshed and ready to go after falling just short against the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA Finals last season, a few seconds away from a fourth title in six seasons. The Lynx won their first three games of the season, beat Chicago, New York and Dallas. Now...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Photos: Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx

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Via Mavs Fanatic
4 days ago

Roundball Roundup: Bird returns, Jewell shines as Storm roll over Mystics 81-71

image courtesy of Yakimaherald.com Roundball Roundup: Bird returns, Jewell shines as Storm roll over Mystics 81-71 The face of the Seattle Storm, Sue Bird was out for the first two games of the season but there wasn’t any rust as she dished out a team high 10 assists as the Storm handled the Washington Mystics 81-71.  Bird’s leadership came through in the game and in definitely...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago

Dallas Wings name Erin Phillips director of player and franchise development

The Dallas Wings have named former player Erin Phillips director of player and franchise development, it was announced Monday. Phillips, who will begin her new role this week, announced her retirement from the WNBA on May 14. “Erin has experienced success at every level of the game of basketball and has been a valuable member of our organization since joining the team,” Dallas...
Via Excelle Sports
4 days ago

Mystics at Storm final score: Washington loses second straight, 81-71

For the second straight game, the Mystics let another guard go bonkers on them. On Sunday night, the Mystics (1-2) lost to the Seattle Storm (2-1) in their second game of their road trip, 81-71. But really the scoring margin was smaller than the game itself. To be fair, Washington was able to keep this game close in the first half. They forced the Storm to commit eight turnovers...
Via Bullets Forever
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Diana Taurasi suspended one game

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been suspended for one game, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced on Sunday. Taurasi was suspended after hitting San Antonio Stars forward Dearica Hamby in the back of the head during Friday’s game. During the Mercury’s 78-72 win on Friday, Taurasi made contact with Hamby’s head with her forearm. She was immediately...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Minnesota Lynx win thriller over Dallas Wings

Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus hit a jumper with 4.3 seconds left against the Dallas Wings to lift the Lynx to an 89-87 win on Saturday night. After Augustus knocked down her tie-breaking jumper, Dallas’ Skylar Diggins-Smith hit one of two free throws for the Wings, but Minnesota’s Maya Moore did the same for the Lynx with 1.3 seconds remaining, and Dallas’ Allisha Gray’s...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Mercury's Diana Taurasi suspended a game for forearm hit

Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Late game heroics from Augustus, Fowles save Lynx in Dallas

Minnesota wins both games on two-game road trip and returns home undefeated. Thanks to a stone cold, go-ahead mid-range jumper with five seconds left in the game by Seimone Augustus, and a missed free throw by Skyler Diggins-Smith, the Lynx are still unbeaten in 2017. But for the second time in three games, it wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty. Once again, the Minnesota Lynx faced...
Via Canis Hoopus
5 days ago
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