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Elena Delle Donne leads late rally for buzzer-beating 80-77 Washington win over New York, Mystics improve to 10-5

Elena Delle Donne leads late rally for buzzer-beating 80-77 Washington win over New York, Mystics improve to 10-5

WASHINGTON – Seven seconds remained in the game as the Washington Mystics and New York Liberty were knotted up at 77 Thursday night at Capital One Arena. The first win attempt was thwarted when New York Liberty defender guard Sugar…

San Antonio Spurs promote Becky Hammon to fill position vacated by James Borrego

June 27, 2018 release from the Spurs: The San Antonio Spurs today announced that assistant coach Becky Hammon has been promoted. Hammon fills the position vacated by James Borrego who was named head coach of the Charlotte Hornets on May…

Washington takes first place in the East after defeating Connecticut 92-80

Washington takes first place in the East after defeating Connecticut 92-80

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (9-5) met the Connecticut Sun (8-6) for the third time this season. The winner would rule the East and take a one-win advantage for first place. “I think it is a rivalry,” Washington head coach…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-18-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-18-2018

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 6-11-2018 https://t.co/jlKphznbBV -> RT @LA_Sparks: MILESTONE ALERT? Yesterday @Alanabeard20 collected her 1,000 career assist?? Let’s all congratulate her on this amazing ach… -> #WNBA Players of the…

Obituary and memorial service information for Anne Donovan

From Andrews Funeral Home in Wilmington, NC: Anne Theresa Donovan died unexpectedly on June 13, 2018. She was born November 1, 1961 in Ridgewood, NJ to the late Joseph A. Donovan and the late Anna Donovan Matthews. Anne was preceded…

Mystics piece together a full game for 88-60 win over Sky

Mystics piece together a full game for 88-60 win over Sky

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (7-5) pieced together a complete performance to defeat the Chicago Sky (3-8) in front of a crowd of 4,206 fans at Capital One Arena Tuesday night. “It was nice to be able to sit down…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-11-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-11-2018

RT @RPotkey: “As I got older, I came to the realization that it is OK to be really good at what you do and love what you do and not be a he… -> RT @PBevBallNPrep: Recap @WNBA @ChicagoSky @LA_Sparks…

Led by Candace Parker, Los Angeles hits the ground running on road trip to hold off Washington, 97-86

Led by Candace Parker, Los Angeles hits the ground running on road trip to hold off Washington, 97-86

WASHINGTON – The Los Angeles Sparks (7-2) earned a tough 97-86 victory against the Washington Mystics (6-5) Friday night at Capital One Arena in front of 5,289 fans. “We were a step behind defensively the whole first half and that…

Anne Donovan, a Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist who led Seattle to its first WNBA title, dies at 56

Anne Donovan, a Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist who led Seattle to its first WNBA title, dies at 56

Women’s basketball legend Anne Donovan passes away at 56 https://twitter.com/ODUWBB/status/1007057459842830336 Old Dominion University will host a memorial service for women’s basketball legend Anne Donovan on Sunday, July 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET in the Big Blue Room of…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-04-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-04-2018

Defensive-minded @LA_Sparks begin home streak with 77-69 victory over Minnesota; Lynx skid extends to four games (H… https://t.co/JQUCDo0f4f -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 5-28-2018 https://t.co/wMZpJzb1q6 -> RT @STISallie: The field for…

Led by Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles bounces back with 77-59 victory over Chicago

Led by Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles bounces back with 77-59 victory over Chicago

Parker and Ogumwike lead Sparks over Sky Back to our winning ways!?? @Candace_Parker leading the game with 24pts! #GoSparks #All4LA pic.twitter.com/bFVlDlpkwT — Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) June 10, 2018 LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks (5-2) made a triumphant…

Chris Dailey “still passionate” about coaching, makes history as she enters the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Chris Dailey “still passionate” about coaching, makes history as she enters the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Chris Dailey became a basketball coach because she wanted to impact lives. She wanted to help young women grow and reach their potential. She wanted to push them to limits maybe they didn’t even realize were possible. As a…

Lynx halt losing streak in Washington, Mystics drop rematch in front of season-record crowd of 8,587

Lynx halt losing streak in Washington, Mystics drop rematch in front of season-record crowd of 8,587

WASHINGTON — The Washington Mystics (5-4) and the Minnesota Lynx (3-5) met earlier this season on May 27 with the Mystics earning a victory and the Lynx beginning a four-game losing streak. When the teams met again Thursday afternoon, the Mystics…

When Seattle visits Los Angeles, it is home sweet home for Jordin Canada

When Seattle visits Los Angeles, it is home sweet home for Jordin Canada

LOS ANGELES – The nationally televised game between the Seattle Storm (5-2) and the Los Angeles Sparks (4-1) at Staples Center on Thursday night features two of the top teams in the league and serves as a homecoming for Jordin…

Instead of dwelling on Trump snub, Minnesota Lynx celebrate 2017 title in D.C. by giving back to the community

Instead of dwelling on Trump snub, Minnesota Lynx celebrate 2017 title in D.C. by giving back to the community

WASHINGTON – The Minnesota Lynx celebrated their 2017 WNBA title with a day of service, giving free shoes to students at Payne Elementary School in the southeast area of Washington, D.C. Last year on October 4, the Lynx tied the…

The WNBA rolls out new All-Star Game format

The WNBA rolls out new All-Star Game format

The WNBA announced a new All-Star Game format set to begin this season. This summer the event takes place Saturday, July 28 in Minneapolis. Details of the revamped format: Two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-28-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-28-2018

Finalists named for 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Cup Team https://t.co/rEoLoJCRyd -> “Twitter chat on WNBA issues: This is why we can’t have nice things” https://t.co/5qxlS1VjYY #Moments -> Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza to be dedicated in Clarksville (Clarksville)…

Defensive-minded Los Angeles begins home streak with 77-69 victory over Minnesota; Lynx skid extends to four games

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks (4-1) returned to action a week after winning their home opener and battled past the Minnesota Lynx 77-69 in front of a sellout crowd of 13,500 Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. The Sparks…

Without Delle Donne, Mystics drop second straight game; Sun stay undefeated for best-ever start at 5-0

Without Delle Donne, Mystics drop second straight game; Sun stay undefeated for best-ever start at 5-0

WASHINGTON – Sunday afternoon the Washington Mystics (5-3) wanted to keep their home court tradition of winning intact against Eastern Conference rival Connecticut Sun (5-0) after a three-game road trip that resulted in two dropped games. Battling for the top…