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Las Vegas Aces guard Lindsay Allen to miss July 31 game due to an “inconclusive positive result” from a COVID-19 test

From the Aces: Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced today that the team will be without the services of Lindsay Allen this evening when it takes on the Phoenix Mercury, as the third-year guard returned an “inconclusive positive…

WNBA: Statistical leaders after opening weekend

WNBA: Statistical leaders after opening weekend

POINTS PER GAME 1. Monique Billings ATL 30.0 2. Myisha Hines-Allen WAS 27.0 3. Angel McCoughtry LVA 25.0 3. Kelsey Mitchell IND 25.0 5. A’ja Wilson LVA 22.0 REBOUNDS PER GAME 1. Sylvia Fowles MIN 18.0 2. Monique Billings ATL 13.0 3. A’ja Wilson LVA 11.0 4. Isabelle…

Gameday: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

Gameday: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

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Breanna Stewart comes back strong, leads Storm in season opener vs. Liberty, players use media time for Breonna Taylor discussion

Breanna Stewart didn’t miss a step in returning to the court after a year off of recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. The 2018 MVP finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and a tied a regular-season career-high of four steals…

New York Liberty coach Walt Hopkins on starting Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu as floor generals

New York Liberty coach Walt Hopkins on starting Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu as floor generals

New York Liberty head coach Walt Hopkins met with the media briefly before his coaching debut. Here’s is what he had to say about his starting guard combo of Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu plus his thoughts on his first…

WNBA season opens with a triple header: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

WNBA season opens with a triple header: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

Season schedule || Transactions The season kicks off with a triple header on Saturday. The Seattle Storm and the New York Liberty play first. Fans will get to see this year’s No. 1 draft pick, the Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu, in…

Atlanta Dream’s Glory Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season,

Atlanta Dream’s Glory Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season,

Two players from the Atlanta Dream have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after the team traveled to Florida for the season at IMG Academy in Bradenton. Earlier today, the team announced that center Kalani Brown tested positive. The team’s…

Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season

Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season

Kalani Brown tests positive for COVID-19 during initial quarantine period in Florida ?????? pic.twitter.com/8Yr3IVJhUb — ????. (@kalanibrown21) July 24, 2020 Statement from the Atlanta Dream: Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the initial quarantine…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

Three days before the WNBA season begins in Florida, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert held a teleconference with media. She opened the call with comments summarizing the lead up to teams and staffers arriving at IMG Academy in Bradenton. “We…

Doshia Woods named head coach at Denver

Doshia Woods named head coach at Denver

Denver named Doshia Woods as the 11th head coach in program history Tuesday afternoon. Woods, whose alma mater is fellow Summit League member, Western Illinois, arrives at Denver after spending ten years as an assistant coach at Tulane. She becomes…

WNBA grants medical waiver to Mystics center Tina Charles

WNBA grants medical waiver to Mystics center Tina Charles

Tina Charles, who was set to play her first season with the Washington Mystics this season, received a medical waiver to opt out of the season in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles, who has extrinsic asthma, received the exemption…

Chicago Sky announces 2020 TV Schedule that includes local broadcasts

Chicago Sky announces 2020 TV Schedule that includes local broadcasts

All of the Chicago Sky’s games at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. will be televised, the team announced. WCIU is the team’s local broadcast partner and will air 18 of the Sky’s 22-contest slate. All Sky games will also be…

WNBA denies Elena Delle Donne’s medical opt-out request; Delle Donne and the team respond

7/15/20 Update: Elene Delle Donne responded to the league’s denial with an essay in The Players’ Tribune.  Delle Donne prefaced her essay on social media with this statement: “The league I’ve given my blood, sweat and tears to has basically…

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Former WNBA player Kara Lawson is already in hallowed territory as part of a wave of female assistant coaches in the NBA. However, being named the head coach of Duke women’s basketball puts her in even more elite company. Currently,…

WNBA announces 2020 schedule; action begins with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts

WNBA announces 2020 schedule; action begins with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts

Full Schedule || National TV Schedule The WNBA announced the schedule for the 2020 season. Play begins Saturday, July 25 with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts across ABC, ESPN, and CBS Sports Network. The league’s 24th season will be…

Highly touted Seattle Storm rookie Ezi Magbegor ready to begin her WNBA career

Highly touted Seattle Storm rookie Ezi Magbegor ready to begin her WNBA career

When Seattle Storm rookie forward Ezi Magbegor was nearly two years old, a fellow Australian Lauren Jackson became the first pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft. Selected by the Storm, Jackson, a 19-year-old phenom, went on to have a storied…

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

Video courtesy Phoenix Mercury As of Saturday, all WNBA teams have arrived at the “bubble” location, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The Indiana Fever was the last team to arrive. Team press conferences began Friday and will continue throughout the…

WNBA season set to start July 25 after delayed beginning

WNBA season set to start July 25 after delayed beginning

The WNBA announced today that the season is scheduled to start Saturday, July 25, in Florida. Teams are in an isolated setting at IMG Academy in Bradenton due to the coronavirus pandemic. The original start date was May 15. In…

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tested positive for the COVID-19 virus prior to the team traveling to Florida. She is the second player on the team to have a positive result for the virus. Second-year guard Asia Durr…

With opt-outs and pending medical evaluations, what does success look like for Washington Mystics?

With opt-outs and pending medical evaluations, what does success look like for Washington Mystics?

On July 6, WNBA players traveled to Bradenton, Florida, to start their delayed 2020 season under new quarantine protocols in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. For the Washington Mystics, forward Myisha Hines-Allen, guard Ariel Atkins and 2019 Finals MVP…

Washington Mystics players Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles waiting for results of medical evaluations

Washington Mystics players Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles waiting for results of medical evaluations

The Washington Mystics announced Wednesday that forward Elena Delle Donne and center Tina Charles “entered the WNBA player medical evaluation protocol. The players did not travel with the team to Bradenton, Florida. An update on their status will be given…

WNBA Commissioner and players respond to Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler’s opposition to league’s social justice efforts

WNBA Commissioner and players respond to Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler’s opposition to league’s social justice efforts

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement today in response to Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler’s opposition to the social justice efforts of the league and players. Engelbert: “The WNBA is based on the principle of equal and fair treatment…

New York Liberty guard Asia Durr to miss 2020 WNBA season due to recovering from COVID-19

The New York Liberty announced that second-year guard Asia Durr will miss the 2020 WNBA Season. Durr announced via social media that she tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8. She is the twelfth player to announce since the beginning…

WNBA and WNBPA announce social justice initiatives for the season including special uniforms and “Black Lives Matter” on courts

WNBA and WNBPA announce social justice initiatives for the season including special uniforms and “Black Lives Matter” on courts

As part of a season dedicated to social justice, WNBA players will wear “special uniforms to seek justice for the women and girls, including Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Vanessa Guillen, and many more who have been the forgotten victims of…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-30-2020

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-30-2020

ICYMI https://t.co/HJ4dCFRcaR -> Maya Moore helped overturn Missouri man’s conviction. Why is Missouri AG blocking his release? (Kansas City Star)… https://t.co/giHI2pslYC -> RT @ArmyWP_WBB: Our statement on live-streaming of summer tournaments and workouts during the NCAA dead period. https://t.co/StRhv2G9uB ->…