Sky look to even series with Sparks

Los Angeles' front-line of star players and 12 days of rest to regain the stride the Sparks lost during the final 10 games of the regular season proved too much for the Chicago Sky to overcome in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals. But the Sky have not lost hope and take a measure of confidence into Game 2 of the best-of-five series Friday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Candace...
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7 hours ago

Lynx look to take 2-0 lead in series vs. Mercury

The Minnesota Lynx continue their quest for a second consecutive WNBA championship on Friday when they play host to the Phoenix Mercury in Game 2 of their semifinal series at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Top-seeded Minnesota rolled to a 113-95 victory over eighth-seeded Phoenix in the series opener on Wednesday. The Lynx can take a commanding lead in the best-of-five series...
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Breanna Stewart named WNBA Rookie of the Year

A widely-expected honor came Breanna Stewart’s way officially Thursday, when the WNBA announced that the Seattle Storm star is the 2016 Rookie of the Year. Stewart received 38 of the 39 WNBA media votes, on the heels of a season in which she led all rookies in points (18.3), rebounds (9.3) and blocks (1.9) per game. “It is truly an honor to be given this award in such a competitive...
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17 hours ago

QUIZ: Name every current team in the WNBA

Can you name each of the 12 current WNBA franchises? Only the team name is required for an answer.
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Parker and Ogwumike lead Sparks' 95-75 rout of Sky

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Candace Parker scored 19 of her 30 points in the first half, Nneka Ogwumike added 27, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 95-75 in their semifinal playoff opener Wednesday night. Two-time WNBA MVP Parker had nine rebounds and newly crowned MVP Ogwumike had 10 rebounds and six assists for the Sparks, who were playing their first game in 12 days...
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WATCH: Diana Taurasi talks about her childhood in her hometown of Chino

Three-time WNBA champion Diana Taurasi is just a kid from cow-town Chino, California, and in that blue-collar town, the basketball star honed her hard-work mentality. On Wednesday, the Players’ Tribune released a short documentary about Taurasi, her family, Chino and Geno Auriemma of the legendary UConn Huskies. In the film, Taurasi talks about how she was inspired by her parents...
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1 day ago

Lynx Open WNBA Playoffs Hosting the Mercury

After a layoff thanks to their bye through to the semis, the Lynx are back in action against a well-known opponent. Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx7:00 pm CDTESPN2 2013 Western Conference Finals: The Lynx sweep the Mercury 2-0. 2014 Western Conference Finals: The Mercury beat the Lynx 2-1. 2015 Western Conference Finals: The Lynx sweep the Mercury 2-0. And now the annual...
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1 day ago

WNBA semifinals preview: Will the rust show for Lynx, Sparks?

The new WNBA playoff format caused a lot of consternation, frustration and, very much for the Phoenix Mercury, jubilation. Seattle, the hottest team entering the playoffs, was bounced. Indiana, with future Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings calling it a career, couldn’t make one last title run for league’s greatest ambassador. Atlanta couldn’t light up the scoreboard enough for...
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Jantel Lavender of Sparks wins WNBA sixth woman award

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Sparks center Jantel Lavender has won the WNBA's sixth woman award. The league announced Wednesday that Lavender received 26 of the 39 votes from a national media panel. She averaged 9.6 points and shot a career-high 53.8 percent from the field to help the Sparks secure the second best record in the league. Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, the winner...
Via Associated Press
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Mercury embrace underdog role heading into series against top-seeded Lynx

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Mercury have entered uncharted territory.Every time they've brought home a WNBA championship in the past, the Mercury were the top-seeded team in the playoffs. This year, the eighth-seeded Mercury snuck into the playoffs during the final week of the season, despite a losing record (16-18).And now, the Mercury hope to make history as the only WNBA team to win...
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2 days ago

Sky beat Atlanta to advance to WNBA semis

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Courtney Vandersloot scored 21 points with 13 assists, Jessica Breland had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta
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4 days ago

2016 WNBA Playoffs: Dream look to handle shorthanded Sky

The Atlanta Dream head to Chicago for a playoff matchup against the Chicago Sky. The Atlanta Dream look to continue their playoff march on Sunday when they travel to Chicago for a winner-take-all matchup against the Sky. Atlanta advanced to the second-round with a 94-85 win over the Seattle Storm on Wednesday behind 37 points from Angel McCoughtry. The Dream closed the game with...
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4 days ago

Taurasi leads Mercury into WNBA semifinals

NEW YORK -- Diana Taurasi tends to play her best when the most is on the line.The star guard scored 30 points and Brittney Griner added 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury beat the No. 3 New York Liberty 101-94 on Saturday night. Taurasi is 13-3 in WNBA elimination games in her storied career, including a 6-0 mark on the road."I'm not...
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WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

The unpredictability of a single-elimination game is what the WNBA banked on when it changed the structure of the playoffs during the offseason. While some may still sense the inevitability of a Minnesota Lynx/Los Angeles Sparks Finals series, the wild card feel to the first two rounds of the playoffs brings great tension to the proceedings. The Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream...
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WNBA's new playoff format ratchets up the pressure

The 20th season of the WNBA follows up with a new playoff format that may remind you somewhat of the wild card games in Major League Baseball and the NFL — but with a couple of twists. For the majority of the league’s history, the playoffs featured eight teams in three rounds of best-of-three series, with the WNBA Finals themselves growing into a best-of-five series in 2005....
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