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Alana Beard wins second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award

Alana Beard wins second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award

Los Angeles Sparks guard/forward Alana Beard won the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year Award. This is the second straight season that the 36-year-old four-time All-Star has earned the honor. She is the fifth player in league history to win…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-20-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-20-2018

#WNBA Players of the Week: Jonquel Jones (Connecticut Sun), DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury) https://t.co/kZ537TJmT8 -> .@LVAces center A’ja Wilson sweeps 2018 #WNBA Rookie of the Month Awards https://t.co/2PZJSmbkWN -> Atlanta Dream’s Nicki Collen named the #WNBA Coach of the Month…

Elena Delle Donne leads Washington past Atlanta 87-84 in game 1 of semifinals series, ties franchise playoff record

Elena Delle Donne leads Washington past Atlanta 87-84 in game 1 of semifinals series, ties franchise playoff record

ATLANTA – In the first game of the day in Sunday’s WNBA semifinals, No. 3 seed Washington took down No. 2 Atlanta Dream 87-84 in Atlanta on the campus of Georgia Tech in front of 5,086 fans. Led by star…

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart named 2018 WNBA Most Valuable Player, teammate Natasha Howard earned Most Improved Player

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart named 2018 WNBA Most Valuable Player, teammate Natasha Howard earned Most Improved Player

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart is the 2018 WNBA Most Valuable Player. It is the first MVP award for the three-year veteran and the the second winner for the Storm, joining three-time MVP Lauren Jackson (2003, 2007 and 2010). Stewart,…

Elena Delle Donne’s superb season in review: “I just want to win a championship”

Elena Delle Donne’s superb season in review: “I just want to win a championship”

WASHINGTON – Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne had a regular season full of successes while leading her team. She is among the top five in the league in free throw percentage. She tallied five thirty-point games., thirteen twenty-point games,…

Australian Opals Team for the FIBA Women’s World Cup announced

Australian Opals Team for the FIBA Women’s World Cup announced

Basketball Australia named the Australian Opals squad for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup. The competition is set for Septmeber 22-30 in Tenerife, Spain. Five players from Australia’s Rio Olympic team return including current WNBA teammates for the Dallas Wings,…

WNBPA announces changes to its executive committee

Release from the WNBPA: The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced the election of five Officers on its Executive Committee. Sue Bird, Elena Delle Donne, and Chiney Ogwumike were elected to the offices of Vice President; Elizabeth Williams was…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-13-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-13-2018

RT @minnesotalynx: .@Lindsay_13 has announced her retirement effective at the conclusion of the 2018 @WNBA season » https://t.co/guInETLVQU… -> ICYMI: Mystics clip Wings 93-80 to extend streak, Dallas fires coach postgame (Hoopfeed) by @amberdodd97 https://t.co/6010jSq9AB #wnba -> Lynx guard Lindsay…

A’ja Wilson sweeps 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Month Awards

A’ja Wilson sweeps 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Month Awards

There‘s no need for the WNBA to wait on handing out the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award. No rookie player came close to threatening South Carolina product and phenom A’ja Wilson’s reign as the most consistent and outstanding first-year…

2018 WNBA Playoffs Bracket and Officials

2018 WNBA Playoffs Bracket and Officials

Officials for the Playoffs || Standings at End of Regular Season Finals Schedule Game 1 — Seattle 89, Washington 76 Game 2 — Seattle 75, Washington 73 Game 3 — Seattle 98, Washington 82 Playoffs Schedule LOCAL ET TV First Round…

UConn and Tennessee to renew rivalry, set to restart in 2019-20

UConn and Tennessee to renew rivalry, set to restart in 2019-20

Series Game-by-Game Series It has been 11 years since UConn and Tennessee played each other. One of the most exciting rivalries in the NCAA era of women’s basketball is set to be revived as the teams have agreed to play…

Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen announces her retirement from the WNBA

Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen announces her retirement from the WNBA

Minnesota Lynx guard and home-state legend Lindsay Whalen announced her retirement from the WNBA, effective at the end of the 2018 season. She will retire as the all-time winningest player in league history. Arguably, one of the most celebrated athlete in…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-06-2018

Today's #WNBA game: Seattle at New York, 11am ET, NBA TV/MSG+ TV/Streaming listings: https://t.co/3UrUw6Dkij -> #WNBA Players of the Week: Tiffany Hayes (Atlanta Dream) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) https://t.co/eh6tUSatcI -> Breanna Stewart scores 32 points to lead Storm…

Mystics clip Wings 93-80 to extend streak, Dallas fires coach postgame

Mystics clip Wings 93-80 to extend streak, Dallas fires coach postgame

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (20-11) secured their sixth straight win after defeating the Dallas Wings 93-80 in front of 6,362 fans at Capital One Arena Sunday afternoon. The Wings (14-17) are on an eight-game skid and suffered another blow…

Official statement from the Dallas Wings: Fred Williams fired

Official statement from the Dallas Wings: Fred Williams fired

From the Wings: The Dallas Wings announces this evening that Fred Williams has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Assistant Coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the season, and the organization will…

Atlanta Dream signs forward Adaora Elonu to a seven-day contract

From the Dream: Atlanta Dream have signed forward Adaora Elonu to a seven-day contract, the team announced Friday. After the Dream lost forward Angel McCoughtry (left knee) for the season and the continued absence of Damiris Dantas (right ankle), Atlanta…

Atlanta Dream forward Angel MCoughtry out for rest of season with left knee injury

Atlanta Dream forward Angel MCoughtry out for rest of season with left knee injury

Atlanta Dream starting forward Angel McCoughtry will miss the rest of the 2018 season due to torn ligaments in her left knee. The ninth-year veteran and 2018 All-Star sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of the Atlanta’s game against…

Washington extends win streak to five while snapping the Storm’s in 100-77 win

Washington extends win streak to five while snapping the Storm’s in 100-77 win

Delle Donne leads Washington with 30 points and six rebounds Shoutout to the campers! You all showed up today FR! ???#TogetherDC #SticsSZN pic.twitter.com/yxUgERoYov — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 9, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics handed the Seattle Storm their…

WNBA deems Las Vegas no-show to Aug. 3 game at Mystics a forfeit

WNBA deems Las Vegas no-show to Aug. 3 game at Mystics a forfeit

WASHINGTON – After four days of deliberation, the WNBA announced Tuesday that the Las Vegas Aces’ failure to attend their Washington Mystics matchup August 3 in D.C. will count as a forfeit. “The Las Vegas Aces have forfeited Friday’s game…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-30-2018

Catch up on last week's news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 7-23-2018 https://t.co/CJyz9rgrRg -> ESPN: All-Star Game rating up 20 percent from last year https://t.co/HaxU9kaNIj -> RT @ODUWBB: A wonderful day remembering and honoring the life of the late…

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics game canceled due to travel delays, Aces issue statement

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics game canceled due to travel delays, Aces issue statement

Washington Mystics players sign towels and t-shirts in exchange for an Aces-Mystics matchup that was canceled. Photo: Amber Dodd. WASHINGTON – The WNBA regular season is in its final stretch. Teams are playing back-to-back matchups and external factors like time…

A’ja Wilson earns Rookie of the Month for second month in a row

A’ja Wilson earns Rookie of the Month for second month in a row

Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson is the the WNBA Rookie of the Month for games played in July. The 2018 All-Star garnered the honor for the second month in a row. Wilson led all rookies with game averages of…