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Defense fueling Atlanta Dream's fast start

The Atlanta Dream are 5-1 mostly because of the improvements they have made defensively. It is still early but many of the changes the Atlanta Dream made this offseason are paying off. Atlanta improved to 5-1 with an 85-76 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday behind another big game from Angel McCoughtry and an opportunistic defense that seems to be improving each time out. â...
Via Peachtree Hoops
9 hours ago

Skylar Diggins nearing full return from injury to Dallas Wings

ARLINGTON -- The short-handed Dallas Wings fell to the Chicago Sky on Sunday night with just nine players in the rotation. Forward Glory Johnson will return in two games after she finishes serving her seven-game suspension.And All-Star point guard Skylar Diggins' return may not be too far behind.After Dallas' loss to Chicago, coach Fred Williams provided an update on Diggins' status...
Via SportsDay
23 hours ago

Dream take down Fever 85-76, improve to 5-1

Angel McCoughtry scored a game-high 22 points as the Atlanta Dream improved to 5-1 with an 85-76 win over the Indiana Fever. Angel McCoughtry scored a game-high 22 points as the Atlanta Dream knocked off the Indiana Fever 85-76 for their fourth straight win. The victory improves Atlanta's record to 5-1 and gave them a two game edge over the rest of the Eastern Conference. The...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

Theresa Wenzel: Dream have "an opportunity to influence and inspire"

"An opportunity to influence and inspire." Atlanta Dream president Theresa Wenzel on team's mission.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Cooper on the Dream's early success on both ends of the floor

Michael Cooper discusses Atlanta Dream's success on both ends of the floor, and the keys to topping the Fever.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Mystics head to Phoenix to face Diana Taurasi's Mercury

The (2-3) Washington Mystics take on the (0-4) Phoenix Mercury for their third road game and potentially, their third win in a row. Game Info When: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6 p.m., EST. Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona. TV: WNBA League Pass, Monumental Network Stream. Injury Report NONE. But LaToya Sanders is still fulfilling her overseas commitments...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Wings-Sky: Dallas offense looks to bounce back after off night

Chicago Sky at Dallas Wings When: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. TV: TEXAS 47Storyline to watchThe Wings need a bounce-back win after Friday's loss to Atlanta. Chicago's weak defense might prove just the thing to get Dallas' offense moving after Friday's sloppy game on that side of the court.Scouting the SkyThe Sky are off to a rough 1-4 start this season which is surprising given the team's...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Tale of Two Halves as Lynx Squeak by Fever, 74-71

The Lynx shot 65.6 percent in the first half and followed that up with 28.1 percent in the second half with bench playing big minutes. It had been 13 days since Minnesota got to play at home but it felt much longer than that. The Lynx had a great three-game road trip and were able to come home unscathed. Sitting at 4-0 and a half game behind the Los Angeles Sparks (5-0) in the Western...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Dallas Wings can't overcome mental mistakes in 102-93 loss to Atlanta Dream

ARLINGTON - The Dallas Wings' fourth-quarter comeback fell short on Friday as the team lost 102-93 to the Atlanta Dream.A 3-pointer from Odyssey Sims with 3:26 left gave Dallas a one-point lead but Atlanta's Elizabeth Williams made a layup through traffic and an errant pass from rookie Aerial Powers gave the Dream an extra possession to put Dallas out of reach as the game wound down...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Lynx survive late Fever rally for 74-71 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus scored 12 points each and the Minnesota Lynx held off a late charge to beat the Indiana Fever 74-71 on Friday night in a rematch of last season's WNBA Finals.Whalen had 10 points in the first five minutes and the Lynx (5-0) outscored the Fever 29-6 in the first quarter. Minnesota had its largest lead of 24 early in the second half...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with the Phoenix Mercury?

Prior to the season, the Phoenix Mercury were favorites to take home the 2016 WNBA Championship. The majority of the league’s general managers picked Phoenix to win it all in their annual survey. Multiple Associated Press voters and some betting sites also favored the Mercury. But not two weeks later, the team is 0-4 and playing the worst defense in the WNBA. So, what happened...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

VIDEO: Excelle Sports talks to Aerial Powers of the Dallas Wings

The Dallas Wings took Aerial Powers with the fifth pick in the 2016 draft after the multi-talented wing elected to enter the WNBA a year early. So far, she’s done little to disprove the idea that she was ready for the jump, emerging as a go-to scorer for the Wings, posting a Player Efficiency Rating of 16.7 through her first four games, and helping her team to a 3-1 start. Excelle...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Dream vs Wings preview: Atlanta looks to extend streak to three straight

The Atlanta Dream look to make it three straight wins when they hit the road on Friday to face the Dallas Wings. The Atlanta Dream looks to continue their impressive start to the 2016 WNBA season as the ladies travel to Dallas to take on Odyssey Sims, returning All-Star Skylar Diggins and the new expansion franchise, the Wings. In previous years, the Dream have dominated this team...
Via Peachtree Hoops
3 days ago

Lynx stay undefeated with 85-78 win over Phoenix

PHOENIX -- Maya Moore scored a season-high 34 points, Sylvia Fowles added 18 and the Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-78 on Wednesday night.Minnesota (4-0), ranked No. 1 in the AP WNBA power poll, led by 14 points in the second half before Phoenix stormed backPenny Taylor scored 18 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter for the Mercury who are 0-4 for the first...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sky drop third straight game with loss to Sparks

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Candace Parker scored 17 of her 26 points in the first half and the Los Angeles Sparks used a decisive second
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

Seeking first win, Mercury host Lynx on FOX Sports Arizona Plus

The Phoenix Mercury were favored to win the championship by a sizable margin in a preseason poll among WNBA general managers.The Minnesota Lynx, though, look far more like the team to beat since the league's 20th season tipped off.The Lynx will seek to improve to 4-0 while dropping the Mercury to 0-4 on Wednesday night in the second matchup between the teams in less than two weeks...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner’s ex-wife is dating a man

Glory Johnson, the WNBA player who found herself in the spotlight during a brief marriage to star Brittney Griner that included domestic abuse allegations from both sides, has found love again – with a member of the opposite sex. The 25-year-old Johnson, who plays for the Dallas Wings, is now dating 30-year-old Christopher Fry, according...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

WATCH: Della Donne: Sky focused on defense this season

Elena Della Donne previews the upcoming season for the Chicago Sky, saying they're focused on defense.
Via CSN Chicago
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Wings cut Jude Schimmel from WNBA squad

Post from: Jude Schimmel’s many fans from the University of Louisville knew it was a long shot, but that doesn’t lessen the pain. On Monday, the Dallas Wings announced that Jude has been released from the team, along with teammate and fellow rookie Tori Jarosz (from Marist College). Schimmel made her professional debut last week with the in a 108-90 exhibition loss to the Indiana...
Via Louisville Card Game
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola (Ill.) examining allegations of unfair treatment by women's hoops coach Sheryl Swoopes

Loyola University (Ill.) is investigating complaints made against women’s basketball head coach and legendary basketball player Sheryl Swoopes, the school announced Friday. The main reason why the complaints came about is 10 of the team’s 12 returning players have transferred or put in requests to be released from their scholarships, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday...
Via The Comeback
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Swin Cash rips Gilbert Arenas over sexist WNBA comments

    Gilbert Arenas made some ridiculously dumb comments about the WNBA on his Instagram page this week, and there is sure to be backlash. Some of it has already come in the form of a few tweets from women’s basketball star Swin Cash. Cash, a New York Liberty forward who won two national championships at UConn, believes Arenas is just looking for attention and people are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner kicks pregnant wife Glory Johnson out of house

WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson filed to have their marriage nullified back in June, and things have gotten quite ugly since. The divorce has not been finalized, but Griner recently kicked Johnson out of the former couple’s home. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a judge has awarded Griner temporary exclusive use of the couple’s Arizona home while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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