Tina Charles’ 26 points leads New York Liberty to win over Indiana Fever

All-Star center Tina Charles scored 26 points to help lead the New York Liberty to an 81-76 win over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Charles poured in 18 of her 26 points in the first half, as the Liberty moved back over .500 to 13-12 on the season. Guard Shavonte Zellous chipped in 16 points, while fellow guard Bria Hartley added 13 points. Off the bench, center Kia Stokes added...
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August 09, 2017

Photo Gallery: Dallas Wings @ Connecticut Sun - 8/12/17

Former UConn WBB three-time champion Saniya Chong made her Connecticut WNBA debut this past Saturday. Here is our photo gallery from the Dallas Wings vs Connecticut Sun WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on August 12, 2017. The Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-88 to clinch a spot in the WNBA Playoffs. Former UConn Huskies women’s basketball player Saniya Chong...
Via The UConn Blog
August 15, 2017

Connecticut Sun cruise past Atlanta Dream to win sixth straight game

The Connecticut Sun (18-9) rolled to their sixth straight win by running past the struggling Atlanta Dream (10-18) 96-75 on Tuesday night. All-Star forward Jonquel Jones registered her seventh straight double-double, finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead Connecticut. It was Connecticut’s first win in Atlanta since 2015. All-Star guard Jasmine Thomas finished with 18 points...
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August 16, 2017

Photo Gallery: New York Liberty @ Connecticut Sun - 8/18/17

Two of the hottest teams in the WNBA matched up on the hardwood Friday night. Here is our photo gallery from the New York Liberty vs Connecticut Sun WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on August 18, 2017. Former UConn Huskies women’s basketball All-American Tina Charles had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead the New York Liberty past the Connecticut Sun, 82-70. Another...
Via The UConn Blog
August 19, 2017

Photos-WNBA: Phoenix Mercury @ Connecticut Sun - 8/20/17

Former Husky Diana Taurasi made her second visit to Connecticut in as many weeks Here is our photo gallery from the WNBA game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on August 20, 2017. Jonquel Jones had 20 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 94-66 win over the Phoenix Mercury. Former UConn Huskies great Diana Taurasi had a...
Via The UConn Blog
August 20, 2017

Dallas Wings forward Glory Johnson suspended for throwing a punch at Matee Ajavon of the Atlanta Dream

Dallas Wings power forward Glory Johnson will not be playing in this week’s game against the Connecticut Sun because the WNBA announced that she has been suspended for one game without pay. Johnson was punished for throwing a punch at Matee Ajavon of the Atlanta Dream who was marking Johnson closely during Saturday’s matchup. Both players were fairly physical with each other on the...
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August 22, 2017

Photos-WNBA: Dallas Wings @ Connecticut Sun - 8/23/17

Former Husky Saniya Chong saw limited time in her second return to the state. Here is our photo gallery from the WNBA game between the Dallas Wings and Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on August 23, 2017. Jonquel Jones had a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead to the Connecticut Sun to a 93-87 win over the Dallas Wings. Former Husky Saniya Chong...
Via The UConn Blog
August 24, 2017

Chicago Sky score season-saving win over Connecticut Sun

Having lost two in a row and falling to 11-18 overall, the Chicago Sky went into Connecticut desperately needing a win to have a realistic chance at making the playoffs. They did just that, upsetting the Sun 96-83 on the road. The Sky had six players in double figures, led by Jessica Breland with 15 points. Adut Bulgak, playing in her first game of the season after the Sky added...
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August 26, 2017

Dallas Wings beat Chicago Sky to clinch first playoff berth

The Dallas Wings soared high on Wednesday night after defeating the Chicago Sky 99-96 to secure its first playoff berth since moving to Dallas in 2016. All-Star guard Skylar Diggins-Smith finished with 28 points and eight assists, while forward Glory Johnson had 25 points. As Dallas (16-17) outrebounded Chicago (12-20) 40-28, Johnson grabbed nine rebounds in the game. “I’ve said...
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August 31, 2017

Minnesota Lynx sign All-Star center Sylvia Fowles to multi-year contract extension

The Minnesota Lynx have signed All-Star center Sylvia Fowles to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Friday. Fowles was set to become a free agent this upcoming offseason, but the terms of the new deal were not made available. Considered to be the favorite for league MVP, Fowles is arguably having her best season thus far of her 10-year career. She’s averaging a...
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September 01, 2017

Four to follow in the first round of the WNBA Playoffs

For those who regularly follow the WNBA, the mere mention of the word "playoffs" are all we need to get our attention. Yet, it’s usually around playoff time for every league where more eyeballs converge in hopes of seeing its best teams throw everything including the kitchen sink at each other for a chance to become its champion.Just as a season ago, much of the hype around the league...
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September 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen to return at full strength for playoffs

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen practiced Wednesday and is expected to be ready for the playoffs. The Lynx are the overall one seed and will play their first postseason game Tuesday, Sept. 12th. The Lynx were 20-2 before Whalen broke her left hand and went just 7-5 without her. Although Whalen had been working out and doing basketball activities, this was her first official practice...
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September 07, 2017

Analysis: How the Mystics and Mercury won their first round playoff games

The first round of the 2017 WNBA playoffs is in the books. The Washington Mystics defeated the Dallas Wings 86-76 and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 79-69 on Wednesday night. The No. 5 Mercury will face the No. 4 Connecticut Sun and the No. 6 Mystics will play the No. 3 New York Liberty in the second round on Sunday. Here are some of the major reasons why the Mystics...
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September 07, 2017

Phoenix Mercury beat Connecticut Sun to earn berth in semifinals

The number five seed Phoenix Mercury won Sunday’s single elimination playoff game against the four seed Connecticut Sun 88-83 to earn a berth in the WNBA semifinals. The Mercury got 26 points and nine rebounds from Brittney Griner and 23 points from Diana Taurasi. The Sun were led by Alyssa Thomas who had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Jonquel Jones added 19 points and 15 rebounds. ...
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September 11, 2017

Three reasons why the Washington Mystics upset the New York Liberty in the WNBA playoffs

On Sunday night, the second round of the WNBA playoffs was headlined by a pair of higher-seeded teams being upset on their home floor. After the Connecticut Sun were defeated by the Phoenix Mercury, the Washington Mystics knocked off the New York Liberty 82-68 to advance to the semifinal round. While the Mercury will play the No. 2 seed Los Angeles Sparks, the Mystics will face the...
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September 11, 2017

Don't bet against Diana: Takeaways from the first two rounds of the WNBA playoffs

The first two rounds of the 2017 WNBA Playoffs — which both consisted of two one-game, winner-takes-all series — are in the books. The well-rested Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks, who got double-byes as the top two seeds, finally know which teams they'll face in the best-of-five semifinals.The top-seeded Lynx host the Washington Mystics (6), while the defending champion Sparks...
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September 11, 2017  |  Discuss

12 takeaways playoff preview: Los Angeles Sparks gear up for surging Phoenix Mercury

The WNBA playoffs are a cruel world for the New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun. After earning the three and four seeds respectively, all they got was one single elimination game. Phoenix Mercury stars Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi walked into Connecticut high off their first-round win against the Seattle Storm and came back from a 17-point deficit to top the Sun: Then, Elena...
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September 11, 2017

Three surprising facts you may not know about the Lynx-Mystics WNBA semifinal matchup

On Sunday, the Washington Mystics punched its ticket to the WNBA semifinals after ending the New York Liberty’s 10-game win streak. Next up, the Mystics will take on a bigger beast in the No. 1 seed Minnesota Lynx in a best-of-five semifinals series, starting with game one on Tuesday night. But, while you may have a good idea of how this Lynx-Mystics matchup will go down, here are...
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September 12, 2017

The Sparks and the Lynx are even more dangerous than they were in 2016

There have been plenty of surprises this WNBA season, but the two teams at the top of the standing have not been among them.The top-seeded Minnesota Lynx and the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks both earned a double bye straight into the semifinals thanks to their great regular-season performances. When the Washington Mystics travel to Minneapolis and the Phoenix Mercury head...
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September 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Sparks grind out win against Mercury in Game 1

Los Angeles — In a game that featured 46 combined personal fouls and six official reviews, the Los Angeles Sparks pulled through 79-66 to take a 1-0 series lead against the Phoenix Mercury. “These teams know each other extremely well,” said Sparks coach Brian Agler. “When that happens, and both teams are scouted well, it’s almost like the game is bogged down. I imagine most games...
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September 13, 2017

Sparks rally to beat Phoenix 79-66 in WNBA playoff opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks were rusty to start the playoffs. Coming in off an eight-day layoff, they fell behind early before rallying to beat the Phoenix Mercury 79-66 to open defense of their WNBA championship on Tuesday night. Nneka Ogwumike scored 19 points to lead five starters in double figures in Game 1 of the best-of-5 series. Candace Parker added 15 points...
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September 13, 2017

Candace Parker helps Sparks beat Mercury 86-72 in Game 2

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker needed a lot of ice to get her ankle ready for Thursday night. And yet, it’s the Phoenix Mercury at risk of getting frozen out. Parker had 24 points and 13 rebounds — showing no effects of an injury — to help Los Angeles beat Phoenix 86-72 in Game 2 of a WNBA semifinal series. The defending champion Sparks have won...
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September 15, 2017

Minnesota Lynx eliminate Washington Mystics, advance to WNBA Finals

The Minnesota Lynx eliminated the Washington Mystics Sunday and punched their ticket to the 2017 WNBA Finals. The Lynx won 81-70, finishing off a 3-0 sweep of the series. The six-seeded Mystics won two single elimination games to reach the WNBA semifinals, but were overwhelmed by the top-seeded Lynx. The Lynx got 21 points and five assists from Maya Moore. 2017 MVP Sylvia Fowles...
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September 17, 2017

Sparks finish off Mercury, set up WNBA Finals rematch against Lynx

The Los Angeles Sparks eliminated the Phoenix Mercury with a 89-87 win and will move on to play the Minnesota Lynx in the 2017 WNBA Finals. The Sparks led the Phoenix Mercury 84-74 with under three minutes left, with a trip to the finals all but secured. But the Mercury went on a 13-3 run, including three triples from Diana Taurasi to tie the game at 87: But Candace Parker, who finished...
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September 17, 2017

Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller signs contract extension

Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller has signed a contract extension through the 2021 season, the team announced on Tuesday. In his second season with the Sun, Miller helped lead Connecticut to a breakout 2017 season. After starting 1-5 and with little to no expectations of reaching the playoffs, Miller guided the Sun to a 21-13 record and its first playoff...
Via Excelle Sports
September 20, 2017
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