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Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON – Entertainment and Sports Arena’s sellout crowd of 4,200 fans said it best. “We’re number one! We’re number one!” Fans yelled the phrase while the game’s last seconds ticked away. The crowd cheered the Washington…

Candace Parker helps Los Angeles Sparks top Las Vegas Aces 86-74 to halt losing streak

Candace Parker helps Los Angeles Sparks top Las Vegas Aces 86-74 to halt losing streak

Three Sparks players score 18 points each in win over Las Vegas I asked Kalani Brown about the mix-up with Liz Cambage: “She told me she was gonna pull my hair out – I just didn’t think she would really…

Fifty-three WNBA games to air across three Canadian networks this season: Sportsnet, TSN and NBA TV Canada

The WNBA announced the most expansive league coverage ever in Canada with 53 games set to be aired this season across three national Canadian networks: Sportsnet, TSN and NBA TV Canada. From the league: The expanded offering tips off Friday,…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-17-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-17-2019

#WNBA Players of the Week: Jonquel Jones (Connecticut Sun); Natasha Howard (Seattle Storm) https://t.co/LXyVSVhUv8 -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 6-10-2019 https://t.co/rWU5f3EL6z -> From the Sparks: “Candace Parker, who missed the first…

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Stats || Shot Charts || Video PHOENIX – Leilani Mitchell was the last player the Phoenix Mercury cut after training camp, before the team brought her back following the home opener. Sunday, the Australian point guard validated that decision, scoring…

Charmin Smith returns to Cal as head coach

Charmin Smith returns to Cal as head coach

Charmin Smith leaves New York Liberty to become Cal’s head coach Coach Charmin Smith returns to the University of California, Berkeley for head coaching position. Details on https://t.co/0wk4D1OluJ. pic.twitter.com/532kuGfHCL — New York Liberty (@nyliberty) June 21, 2019 Nearly three months…

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – The season debut of Candace Parker didn’t exactly go as envisioned for the Los Angeles Sparks. Instead, it looked a lot like the last time they faced the Washington Mystics, when…

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

The Washington Mystics deserve credit when it’s due. They defended their new home court at Entertainment and Sports Arena going 3-1 for the first four home games. Total attendance so far is 13,765 fans including the 3,654 that witnessed heartbreak…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-10-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-10-2019

Minnesota Gophers add transfer from Syracuse, 6-2 forward Kadiatou Sissoko https://t.co/2UN2YHjvdz #ncaaw -> New Orleans Pelicans hiring Swin Cash as senior exec (ESPN) https://t.co/j8OgeipCi1 #nba #wnba -> #WNBA Players of the Week: Jonquel Jones (Connecticut Sun); DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury)…

A career night from Zahui B helps propel New York to road win over Los Angeles, 98-92

A career night from Zahui B helps propel New York to road win over Los Angeles, 98-92

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Just one day removed from a 35-point loss to the Las Vegas Aces, the New York Liberty entered the Staples Center on Saturday night and gutted out an impressive 98-92 victory…

Seattle rallies late over protesting Washington for 74-71 win

Seattle rallies late over protesting Washington for 74-71 win

Stats || Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Seattle Storm (5-3) overcame the Washington Mystics 74-71 at Entertainment and Sports Arena in a Finals rematch between the teams. In the win, the Storm held the Mystics scoreless over…

Big third quarter pushes Los Angeles Sparks to 17-point win over Phoenix Mercury, 85-68

Big third quarter pushes Los Angeles Sparks to 17-point win over Phoenix Mercury, 85-68

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts || Griner Dunk PHOENIX – Chelsea Gray scored 14 of her 21 points in the first quarter, and the Los Angeles Sparks (4-2) ran away from the Phoenix Mercury in the third, en route…

Dallas Wings add Megan Gustafson, team dealing with “roster challenges”

Dallas Wings add Megan Gustafson, team dealing with “roster challenges”

The Dallas Wings re-added center Megan Gustafson Thursday. The second-round draft pick from Iowa did not make the May 24 opening day roster as the team waived her May 22. In three preseason games she averaged 2.6 points and 3.0…

It’s official: Lindsay Gottlieb leaves Cal to take assistant coach job with Cleveland Cavaliers

It’s official: Lindsay Gottlieb leaves Cal to take assistant coach job with Cleveland Cavaliers

After eight seasons in Berkeley, Cal head coach Lindsay Gottlieb resigned to take a job as an assistant coach with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Assistant coach Kai Felton will serve as the program’s interim head coach. The university will begin…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-03-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-03-2019

The Los Angeles Sparks sign forward Ashley Walker after the team was granted an emergency hardship salary cap excep… https://t.co/z0x48TsZhb -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 5-27-2019 https://t.co/xh5ltqORBs -> UC Davis adds…

Washington’s “bench mob” lifts Mystics in 86-62 win over Dallas Wings, Hawkins leads with career-high 21

Washington’s “bench mob” lifts Mystics in 86-62 win over Dallas Wings, Hawkins leads with career-high 21

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON – “Somebody asked me the other day what our bench would be like with Emma [Meesseman] gone,” Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault said to media during his postgame presser after his team beat the…

Minnesota Lynx rookie Jessica Shepard tears ACL in right knee, will miss rest of season

From the team: The Minnesota Lynx today announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken at Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis revealed that Lynx forward Jessica Shepard has a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in her right knee. Shepard, who will…

Minnesota Lynx hang Lindsay Whalen’s jersey in the rafters, fall to fierce rival Los Angeles Sparks, 89-85

Minnesota Lynx hang Lindsay Whalen’s jersey in the rafters, fall to fierce rival Los Angeles Sparks, 89-85

Stats || Shot Charts || Jersey Retirement Video MINNEAPOLIS – It appeared at first that the WNBA’s most fierce rivalry had seen better days. No Candace Parker (left hamstring injury) and Alana Beard (left leg injury) for Los Angeles, and…

NCAA announces playing rules changes for women’s and men’s basketball effective for 2019-2020

NCAA announces playing rules changes for women’s and men’s basketball effective for 2019-2020

2019-20 and 2020-21 Women’s Basketball Rules Changes The following rules changes were approved by the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel. They will be incorporated into the rules book for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.…

Facing domestic violence charges, Sparks guard Riquna Williams gets waiver to not appear in court yesterday, next court date set for July 3

Facing domestic violence charges, Sparks guard Riquna Williams gets waiver to not appear in court yesterday, next court date set for July 3

7/8/16 Update: Williams’ court date is postponed until August 16, 2019. Since news of Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams’ arrest for assaulting an ex became public in late April, the league and team, outside of terse short statements, have…

Washington cruises past Chicago 103-85 before Meesseman and Mestdagh depart for EuroBasket

Washington cruises past Chicago 103-85 before Meesseman and Mestdagh depart for EuroBasket

WASHINGTON – Every Washington Mystics player pitched in for a 103-85 win over the Chicago Sky Wednesday night. “Well, we can all score,” Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault joked before starting the press conference. “I’m happy. We had five…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-27-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 05-27-2019

Eighteen finalists announced for USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team https://t.co/LZb6HorMon https://t.co/LEK6MwZpKf -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 5-20-2019 https://t.co/Xfd3Qi198c -> Wenatchee Valley College player Rachel Odima dies in Washington state car…