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WNBPA forms board of advocates

WNBPA forms board of advocates

The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced the formation of a Board of Advocates. The group includes “a diverse group of paradigm-shifters and glass-ceiling breakers in business, politics, entertainment, media, and sport.” The union executive committee “identified each Board…

Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. — The Washington Mystics dominated the Los Angeles Sparks 95-66 in a highly anticipated matchup Tuesday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. “We were into them and how to defend them,” Washington head coach…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-19-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-19-2019

ICYMI: Well-rounded @WashMystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory, by @amberddodd… https://t.co/Ax77TYOeJQ -> Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play; Mercury waives Arica Carter https://t.co/nzrX5eQX5U #wnba -> #WNBA announces Players of the Week: Elena Delle Donne…

Washington Mystics bounce back to top New York 101-72, return to first place

Washington Mystics bounce back to top New York 101-72, return to first place

Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (21-8) returned to the winning column with a 101–72 victory over the New York Liberty (9-20) Sunday afternoon at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “It’s a nice bounce back win after…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-12-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-12-2019

ICYMI: @WashMystics fight off injury bug for 101-78 win over Lynx, by @amberddodd (Hoopfeed) https://t.co/xkmBtTTPQ7 #wnba -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 08-05-2019 https://t.co/lUqPJqJEzt -> 1996 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team, Anne…

Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play; Mercury releases Arica Carter

Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play; Mercury releases Arica Carter

From the Mercury: After being a full participant in individual and team pregame warmups before Sunday’s game against New York, Mercury guard and WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi has been cleared to play by the team’s medical staff, the…

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

The Mystics made a WNBA-record 18 threes in victory over the Fever WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sunday afternoon the Washington Mystics defeated the Indiana Fever 107-68 at Entertainment and Sports Arena, setting league highs and breaking records. “The world looks really…

With playoff spot clinched, Mystics on a mission to improve on last year’s historic run

With playoff spot clinched, Mystics on a mission to improve on last year’s historic run

MINNEAPOLIS – Washington became the first WNBA team this season to clinch a playoff spot with a hard fought 86-79 road win at Minnesota Friday.  The Mystics (19-7) used a 30-17 fourth quarter to secure the victory. “(Ariel) Atkins was…

With four straight wins, Washington back in first place with nine games remaining

With four straight wins, Washington back in first place with nine games remaining

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (18-7) won the season series against the Seattle Storm (14-11) with an 88-59 victory in the third matchup this season between the teams Wednesday evening at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “As a coach, you…

FORWARD8: Washington Mystics host neighborhood organizations, embracing their roles in the community

FORWARD8: Washington Mystics host neighborhood organizations, embracing their roles in the community

WASHINGTON D.C. – This season, the Washington Mystics moved into Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington’s Ward 8, relocating from Capital One Arena in DC’s Chinatown. Recently, team owner Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE), and the Mystics decided…

Indiana Fever’s Shenise Johnson to miss remainder of 2019 season after arthroscopic surgery

Indiana Fever’s Shenise Johnson to miss remainder of 2019 season after arthroscopic surgery

From the Fever: Indiana Fever guard Shenise Johnson will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to repair meniscus damage in her left knee and miss the remainder of the 2019 WNBA season. Johnson sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee…

WNBA announces suspensions for altercation during Aug. 10 Dallas at Phoenix game

WNBA announces suspensions for altercation during Aug. 10 Dallas at Phoenix game

From the league: Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and Dallas Wings forwards Kristine Anigwe and Kayla Thornton have been suspended for their involvement in an altercation during Saturday’s game at Talking Stick Resort Arena, it was announced today by Bethany…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-05-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-05-2019

#WNBA announces Players of the Week: Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics) averaged 26.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.67 bpg ||… https://t.co/5NuvdOESS6 -> Today’s #WNBA game: Washington 51, Las Vegas 36, 7pm PT/10pm ET, LeaguePass, MyLVTV, Monumental… https://t.co/ghhsn9nArz -> ICYMI: @Candace_Parker leads…

Mystics fight off injury bug for 101-78 win over Lynx

Mystics fight off injury bug for 101-78 win over Lynx

Emma Meesseman and Elena Delle Donne pace Mystics over Lynx Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – A shorthanded Washington Mystics bested the Minnesota Lynx 101-78 Sunday afternoon at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “I told our team this is the…

With a bigger lineup on display, Washington Mystics top Indiana Fever 91-78

With a bigger lineup on display, Washington Mystics top Indiana Fever 91-78

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (16-7) returned home to defeat the Indiana Fever 91-78, incorporating a bigger lineup in the Thursday matchup. “I thought our defense was up and down but it’s a really good win,” Washington head coach…

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (16-7) returned home to defeat the Indiana Fever (8-16) 91-78, incorporating a bigger lineup in the Thursday matchup. “I thought our defense was up and down but it’s a really good win,” Washington head…

Defensive intensity sparks Los Angeles in win over Phoenix, 84-74, on Pat Summit Leadership Night

Defensive intensity sparks Los Angeles in win over Phoenix, 84-74, on Pat Summit Leadership Night

Video || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – In what could very well be a playoff preview, the Phoenix Mercury headed to Los Angeles on Thursday night to take on the Sparks. As has been their custom lately, the…

As trade deadline approaches, Sun acquire Theresa Plaisance from Wings in exchange for rookie Kristine Anigwe

As trade deadline approaches, Sun acquire Theresa Plaisance from Wings in exchange for rookie Kristine Anigwe

In a Tuesday morning trade, the Dallas Wings acquired rookie forward/center Kristine Anigwe from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for sixth year forward/center Theresa Plaisance. The league’s trade deadline is today at 8 p.m. ET. “Theresa has been a part…

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies hired Notre Dame associate head coach Niele Ivey as the newest member of its coaching staff. Ivey, who earned a national championship in 2001 as a player with the Fighting Irish, joined her alma mater’s coaching…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-29-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-29-2019

Catch up on last week’s news! Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 07-22-2019 https://t.co/unT2RLER8I -> Purdue: Michael Scruggs joins coaching staff https://t.co/B2L7uswVpk #ncaaw -> Washington and Las Vegas to resume July 5 game suspended by earthquake on August 5…

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Parker earns season-high in win over Storm Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Halfway through the second quarter of an energetic game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm, Candace Parker hit the deck hard, and held…

Ohio State associate head coach Patrick Klein resigns after being put on administrative leave during investigation of NCAA violations

Ohio State women’s basketball associate head coach Patrick Klein resigned August 2. The school released the following statement: “Ohio State is investigating allegations of violations of NCAA rules and university policy within the women’s basketball program. The university has notified…

Los Angeles Sparks outpace Las Vegas Aces in second half for 76-68 victory

Los Angeles Sparks outpace Las Vegas Aces in second half for 76-68 victory

Video || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s heavily anticipated, nationally televised game between the Las Vegas Aces and the Los Angeles Sparks, Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage picked up her second…