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

Published on July 24, 2020


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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 action.

Opening Weekend Schedule


  • 12:00 p.m., Storm vs. Liberty, ESPN/ESPN app
  • 3:00 p.m., Sparks vs. Mercury, ABC
  • 5:00 p.m., Fever vs. Mystics, CBSSN/MSN/NBCSW/


  • 12:00 p.m., Sun vs. Lynx, ESPN
  • 3:00 p.m., Sky vs. Aces, ABC
  • 5:00 p.m., Wings vs. Dream, CBSSN

Seattle Storm vs New York Liberty

Probable starters


  • Sue Bird, G
  • Jewell Loyd, G
  • Alysha Clark, F
  • Breanna Stewart, F
  • Natasha Howard, C

New York

  • Layshia Clarendon, G
  • Sabrina Ionescu, G
  • Kia Nurse, G
  • Amanda Zahui B, F
  • Kiah Stokes, C


  • Seattle: Morgan Tuck – Probable (knee)
  • New York: Jazmine Jones – Probable (right ankle sprain); Megan Walker– Out (illness)

Sparks vs. Mercury

Probable Starters

Los Angeles

  • Chelsea Gray, G
  • Riquna Williams, G
  • Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, G/F
  • Candace Parker, F/C
  • Nneka Ogwumike, F


  • Skylar Diggins-Smith, G
  • Diana Taurasi, G
  • Nia Coffey, F
  • Brianna Turner, F
  • Brittney Griner, C


  • Los Angeles: Marie Gülich- Out (Ankle)
  • Phoenix: None

Fever vs. Mystics

Probable Starters


  • Julie Allemand, G
  • Tiffany Mitchell, G
  • Kelsey Mitchell, G
  • Candice Dupree, F
  • Teaira McCowan, C


  • Leilani Mitchell, G
  • Ariel Atkins, G
  • Aerial Powers, F
  • Tianna Hawkins, F
  • Emma Meesseman, F


  • Indiana: Lauren Cox – Out (WNBA Medical Protocol); Erica Wheeler – Out (WNBA Medical Protocol); Kathleen Doyle – Questionable (Right ankle)
  • Mystics: None


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