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Los Angeles Sparks a win away from 2017 championship, take 2-1 series lead over Minnesota Lynx

Los Angeles Sparks a win away from 2017 championship, take 2-1 series lead over Minnesota Lynx

Box Score Game 1 Recap Game 2 Recap LOS ANGELES – The last time the Los Angeles Sparks won back-to-back WNBA titles was 2001 and 2002. The Sparks are just one win away earning from consecutive championships again after defeating…

Lynx and Sparks preview Game 3 of the WNBA Finals

Lynx and Sparks preview Game 3 of the WNBA Finals

Series tied: 1-1 Game 1 – Los Angeles 85, Minnesota 84 Game 2 – Minnesota 70, Los Angeles 68 Game 3 – Friday, September 29, Minnesota at Los Angeles, 6:00 p.m. local, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Game 4 – Sunday, October 1*…

WNBPA distributes money raised from league fines as grants to non-profits

The Women’s National Basketball Players Association selected four charities to receive grants funded by fines and suspensions assessed to players during the last two seasons. The following organizations received a $35,000 grant. Girls Who Code Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund/Greater Houston…

Led by Whalen, Lynx recover to douse Sparks 70-68 in Finals game two and even the series

Led by Whalen, Lynx recover to douse Sparks 70-68 in Finals game two and even the series

The Minnesota Lynx recovered from a game one loss in the WNBA Finals to take down the Los Angeles Sparks 70-68 in a thrilling game two that came down to a key defensive stop in the final seconds at Williams…

WNBA Rookie of the Year Allisha Gray of the Dallas Wings leads the 2017 WNBA All-Rookie Team

WNBA Rookie of the Year Allisha Gray of the Dallas Wings leads the 2017 WNBA All-Rookie Team. The All-Rookie Team also features San Antonio Stars guard Kelsey Plum, Atlanta Dream guard Brittney Sykes, Wings guard Kaela Davis and Washington Mystics guard…

Buzzer-beater WNBA Finals game 1 delivers best overnight ratings ever

Buzzer-beater WNBA Finals game 1 delivers best overnight ratings ever

Game 1 Recap || Finals Schedule From the league: Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals, which aired Sunday, Sept. 24, on ABC delivered a 0.6 overnight rating, the best overnight ever for a Game 1 on the ESPN networks.…

Chelsea Gray propels Sparks to victory in Finals game one, Los Angeles tops Minnesota 85-84

Chelsea Gray propels Sparks to victory in Finals game one, Los Angeles tops Minnesota 85-84

Photos © Lee Michaelson, all rights reserved. Replay of Game 1 Box Score Overnight ratings For the first ten minutes of game one of the WNBA Finals, it seemed as if the Los Angeles Sparks would come away with a…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-18-2017

#WNBA Finals Schedule https://t.co/GAZdmQznnx Play begins Sun. Sept. 24, Sparks @ Lynx, TV: ABC -> Lynx-Sparks #WNBA Finals provides another chapter in the riveting rivalry (Pioneer Press) https://t.co/kV0z3rCKLr -> Lynx aim for a Barn burner, prep to face Sparks again…

Los Angeles Sparks show solidarity with NFL players, WNBPA issues statement in support of team

Los Angeles Sparks show solidarity with NFL players, WNBPA issues statement in support of team

With additional reporting by Lee Michaelson Today, before the tip off of game one of the WNBA Finals, players from the Los Angeles Sparks decided to returns to the locker room during the national anthem in solidarity with their professional…

WNBA Finals Game One: Lynx and Sparks on home court advantage, keys to game one and biggest challenges

WNBA Finals Game One: Lynx and Sparks on home court advantage, keys to game one and biggest challenges

Los Angeles at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. EDT, TV: ABC Full Playoffs Schedule The Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks face each other in the WNBA Finals for the second season in a row. Game one tips off today in…

WNBA announces officials for the 2017 Finals

WNBA announces officials for the 2017 Finals

The WNBA announced the referees who earned spots to officiate the 2017 Finals. The championship series between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx tips off Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Finals officials were selected…

Elena Delle Donne and Minnesota Lynx have top jersey and team merchandise sales for 2017 WNBA season

Elena Delle Donne and Minnesota Lynx have top jersey and team merchandise sales for 2017 WNBA season

The Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics player Elena Delle Donne sit in the top spots on the WNBA’s most popular team merchandise and jerseys lists, respectively for the 2017 season. The rankings are based on overall sales on WNBAStore.com. The other…

Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray named the 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year

Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray is the 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year, the league announced today. Gray received 30 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters.  Atlanta Dream guard Brittney Sykes received the other 10 votes. Gray,…

Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks return to the WNBA Finals after semifinals sweeps

Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks return to the WNBA Finals after semifinals sweeps

Minnesota 81, Washington 70 The Minnesota Lynx advanced to the WNBA Finals for the sixth time in seven seasons after sweeping the Washington Mystics in the semifinals after a 81-70 victory on Sunday at Capital One Arena in D.C. Washington…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-11-2017

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 9-04-2017 https://t.co/uOKgnKCtHr #ncaaw #wnba -> Los Angeles Sparks: Head coach Brian Agler signs a multi-year contract extension https://t.co/TVFfU9vlH2 #wnba -> #WNBA Playoffs best-of-five semifinals begin tomorrow details:…

Lynx and Sparks are 2-0 in semifinals, Mystics and Mercury on verge of elimination

Lynx and Sparks are 2-0 in semifinals, Mystics and Mercury on verge of elimination

Full Playoffs Schedule Minnesota 93, Washington 83 The Minnesota Lynx moved a step closer to reaching the WNBA Finals with a 91-80 defeat of the Washington Mystics in game two of the playoffs semifinals series between the teams. The Lynx…

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles named the 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles named the 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles is the 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player. A 10-year veteran, Fowles earned her first-ever MVP award. She is the second winner for the Lynx, joining teammate Maya Moore (2014). Fowles received 35 of 40 first-place…

Ogwumike leads Los Angeles, Sparks stifle Taurasi, take game one in semifinals vs. Phoenix

Ogwumike leads Los Angeles, Sparks stifle Taurasi, take game one in semifinals vs. Phoenix

LOS ANGELES – With rapper Biz Markie spinning tunes in the courtside DJ booth, the Los Angeles Sparks won the first battle in the best-of-five semifinal series between the two teams, 79-66, at Staples Center Tuesday night. Nneka Ogwumike led…

Los Angeles Sparks re-sign head coach Brian Agler to a multi-year contract extension

Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler signed a a multi-year contract extension announced the team’s executive vice president/general manager Penny Toler on Monday. “I am extremely excited that head coach Brian Agler will have a long future with the…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-04-2017

Atlanta Dream fires head coach Michael Cooper https://t.co/ysruosvHPJ #wnba -> Bill Laimbeer named #WNBA Coach of the month https://t.co/1SBowzzs9Y -> Atlanta’s Brittney Sykes named #WNBA Rookie of the Month for August https://t.co/xMioiKNsMG -> Brittney Griner, Jonquel Jones & Courtney Vandersloot…

WNBA Playoffs: Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics prevail in second round, advance to semifinals

WNBA Playoffs: Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics prevail in second round, advance to semifinals

Phoenix 88, Connecticut 83 The Phoenix Mercury took down the Connecticut Sun 88-83 after overcoming a 17-point second quarter deficit. The Mercury trailed the Sun 20-15 after the first quarter, led by Alyssa Thomas and the rebounding prowess of Jonquel…

New York Liberty guard Sugar Rodgers named the 2017 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

From the league: New York Liberty guard Sugar Rodgers has been named the 2017 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the WNBA announced today. The fifth-year guard earned the award as the league’s top reserve for the first time. The…

Curt Miller named WNBA Coach of the Year and inaugural WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year

Curt Miller named WNBA Coach of the Year and inaugural WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year

The WNBA announced today that Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, who guided the team to its first playoff berth in five years, is the league’s 2017 Coach of the Year. He was also named the inaugural WNBA Basketball Executive…

Jonquel Jones named 2017 WNBA Most Improved Player

From the league: Connecticut Sun forward/center Jonquel Jones, who produced a record-setting rebounding season, has been named the 2017 WNBA Most Improved Player, the WNBA announced today. The second-year pro is the third Sun player to earn the honor since…

WNBA Playoffs Round 1 Recap: Mystics and Mercury advance after close first halves

Washington 86, Dallas 76 In the first game of the WNBA playoffs, a single-elimination contest, the Washington Mystics held off the Dallas Wings 86-76 Wednesday night at Capital One Arena in front of 6,483 fans. Led by Elena Delle Donne…