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A double dose of Ogwumike helps Los Angeles surge past Connecticut in home opener, 77-70

A double dose of Ogwumike helps Los Angeles surge past Connecticut in home opener, 77-70

Both Ogwumike sisters in double figures in win over Connecticut Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks (1-1) bounced back from a road loss at Las Vegas during the league’s opening weekend to have a successful…

Roster announced for USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team

Roster announced for USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team

USA Basketball announced the 12-member roster for the 2019 Women’s U16 National Team. The final roster cuts came after a four-day training camp that included 18 finalists at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Athletes eligible…

Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus undergoes knee surgery, out indefinitely

Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus undergoes knee surgery, out indefinitely

Eight-time All-Star, Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus underwent arthroscopic surgery “to address the significant symptoms she’s been experiencing since training camp opened” the team announced today. Augustus did not see any action in the Lynx’s two regular-season games over the…

Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird undergoes successful surgery on left knee

Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird undergoes successful surgery on left knee

The Seattle Storm announced that point guard Sue Bird underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her left knee Dr. Michael Joyce performed the surgery at the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Once cleared to travel, Bird will…

Led by Odyssey Sims, Minnesota Lynx race by Seattle Storm, 72-61

Led by Odyssey Sims, Minnesota Lynx race by Seattle Storm, 72-61

The Minnesota Lynx topped a sluggish Seattle Storm 72-61 Wednesday night at Target Center in front of 8,092 fans. Led by rookie forward Napheesa Collier, the home team held the Storm to just nine first quarter points, the same amount…

Led by Jonquel Jones Connecticut tops Indiana, 88-77, moves to 2-0

Led by Jonquel Jones Connecticut tops Indiana, 88-77, moves to 2-0

Shot Charts || Stats The Connecticut Sun moved to 2-0 after topping the Indiana Fever 88-77 Tuesday night in a home contest at Mohegan Sun Arena in front of 4, 781 fans. Led by center Jonquel Jones, the Sun overcame…

Temeka Johnson announces her retirement from playing professional basketball

Temeka Johnson announces her retirement from playing professional basketball

Temeka Johnson announced her retirement from playing professional basketball after 13 years via social media Monday. The former LSU star and 2005 WNBA Rookie of the Year wrote “my heart is filled with gratitude” in an Instagram post. Johnson, a…

Seattle home opener delivers highest-rated opening game since 2012, up 25% from last year

Seattle home opener delivers highest-rated opening game since 2012, up 25% from last year

ESPN announced the following today: ABC’s presentation of the Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 25, delivered a 0.5 overnight rating according to Nielsen (excluding Chicago market), making it the highest-rated WNBA opening game on ESPN networks since…

How WNBA rookies performed during opening weekend

How WNBA rookies performed during opening weekend

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier outperformed all rookies during the WNBA’s opening weekend with a 27-point, six-rebound outing in Saturday’s home win against the Chicago Sky. Her teammate, rookie forward Jessica Shepard, had the most rebounds of any first-year pro…

WNBA Attendance Figures for 2019

WNBA Attendance Figures for 2019

Schedule || Player List Opening Weekend *Reported numbers from teams may not match actual in-arena attendance

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-20-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-20-2019

The Chicago Sky traded center Alaina Coates to the Lynx in exchange for a 2020 third-round draft pick #wnba -> Minnesota Lynx acquired forward Stephanie Talbot from the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for its second-round pick in… https://t.co/oPtEWNgtQC -> FAMU…

Las Vegas Aces handle Los Angeles Sparks 83-70 in season opener

Las Vegas Aces handle Los Angeles Sparks 83-70 in season opener

Stats || Shot Chart The Las Vegas Aces had no trouble down the stretch keeping the Los Angeles Sparks at bay in an 83-70 win at Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday night. Led by four players in double digits, the…

Sensational 27-point output from rookie Napheesa Collier helps Minnesota top Chicago 89-71 in season opener

Sensational 27-point output from rookie Napheesa Collier helps Minnesota top Chicago 89-71 in season opener

Napheesa Collier leads Minnesota Lynx in season opener against the Chicago Sky MINNEAPOLIS – She’s no Maya Moore but Minnesota Lynx rookie forward and fellow UConn grad Napheesa Collier wasn’t too bad in her regular season pro debut. “I was…

Second-half effort lifts Seattle over Phoenix in home opener, 77-68

Second-half effort lifts Seattle over Phoenix in home opener, 77-68

The Seattle Storm began its 20th season with a victory Stats || Shot Charts Led by forward Natasha Howard who tallied a double-double, the Seattle Storm broke away from a halftime tie to top the Phoenix Mercury 77-68 in a…

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut Sun earns win in season opener against Washington Mystics Shot Charts The Connecticut Sun entered the WNBA regular season on a high note defeating the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 Saturday evening in front of 7,913 fans at Mohegan Sun…

Rookie Teaira McCowan’s buzzer-beater lifts Indiana over New York, 81-80

Rookie Teaira McCowan’s buzzer-beater lifts Indiana over New York, 81-80

Teaira McCowan saves the day for the Fever in her regular season debut YESSSSSS! @Teaira_15 hits the game winner for the #Fever! pic.twitter.com/S1LkOLN2qR — Indiana Fever ?????? (@IndianaFever) May 25, 2019 Shot Charts Rookie center Teaira McCowan went to New…

Fourth-quarter surge powers Atlanta past Dallas in season opener, 76-72

Fourth-quarter surge powers Atlanta past Dallas in season opener, 76-72

The fourth quarter is the charm for the Dream Stats || Shot Charts || Social Media Recap Power forward Jessica Breland led the Atlanta Dream to a 76-72 win over the Dallas Wings in the first game of the WNBA’s…

PUMA expands its WNBA player roster adding Jackie Young and Katie Lou Samuelson

PUMA expands its WNBA player roster adding Jackie Young and Katie Lou Samuelson

Puma adds two more WNBA players to its roster with deals for rookies Jackie Young and Katie Lou Samuelson. Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith is also signed with the athletic apparel company. The full release from Puma. Today, sports company…

Player List for the 2019 WNBA Season

Player List for the 2019 WNBA Season

Coaches || TV Schedule and Key Dates See bottom of table for superscript notes *Temporarily Suspended 1Suspended due to injury; will not play in 2019 2Full Season Suspended List 3Will join team after overseas commitments 4Out for entire season due…

Washington’s LaToya Sanders ready to enter season full throttle

Washington’s LaToya Sanders ready to enter season full throttle

WASHINGTON – While Washington Mystics players participated in interviews and photo sessions for news outlets during media day earlier this month, forward LaToya Sanders towered over team assistants in Washington’s new home, the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights.…

Sue Bird to undergo knee surgery and will be out indefinitely during the 2019 season

Sue Bird to undergo knee surgery and will be out indefinitely during the 2019 season

The Storm announced the following today: The Seattle Storm today announced that point guard Sue Bird will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in her left knee and will be out indefinitely during the 2019 season. Dr. Michael…

Los Angeles Sparks trade center Jantel Lavender to Chicago Sky in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick

Los Angeles Sparks trade center Jantel Lavender to Chicago Sky in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick

Release from the Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired a 2020 second round draft pick from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Jantel Lavender, Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today. “I’d like to…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-13-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-13-2019

Washington Mystics waived guard Maci Morris #wnba -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 05-06-2019 https://t.co/SwHbFU7zBR -> New York Liberty rookie Han Xu’s WNBA debut viewed by millions in China https://t.co/5hv3lZ17lt -> Los…

2019 U.S. Pan American Games team named

2019 U.S. Pan American Games team named

After three days of trials that started with 35 athletes, USA Basketball announced the 12-member roster for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Basketball Team. The squad includes five athletes who have won medals with USA Basketball. The team…

Video: Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s AAU team visit the Phoenix Mercury

Saturday, May 16, 2019 (PHOENIX) – Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s AAU squad surprised the Phoenix Mercury prior to the team’s practice. (Video courtesy of the Phoenix Mercury) Black Mamba x White Mamba ??? pic.twitter.com/NH3lRWvsQP — Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) May…