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Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in a hard-fought game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals to give the franchise its first-ever championship. The best-of-five series win came in front of a sellout, loud crowd at Wintrust Arena…

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

With the largest margin of victory in WNBA Finals history, the Chicago Sky routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 in a crucial game three of the best-of-five title series. The victory came in front of a sold out crowd at Wintrust…

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

While the Phoenix Mercury had a slow start, not earning a lead until the end of the second quarter, they outpaced the Chicago Sky overall for a 91-86 overtime victory in game two of the WNBA Finals, evening up the…

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury,  91-77

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury, 91-77

The Chicago Sky ran past the Phoenix Mercury, 91-77, to take game one of the WNBA Finals on Sunday afternoon at the Footprint Center in Phoenix with 10,191 fans in attendance. Six players scored in double figures to help the…

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

The Phoenix Mercury will get a shot at earning a fourth WNBA title after defeating the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 in a deciding game five of the playoff semifinal series between the teams. Led by Brittney Griner and in front…

Sky douse Sun 79-69 to advance to Finals for the first time since 2014

Sky douse Sun 79-69 to advance to Finals for the first time since 2014

With four players in double figures, the Chicago Sky advanced to the WNBA Finals for the second time in franchise history after beating the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in a best-of-five semifinal series. The last time the franchise competed for a…

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere named 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere named 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere is the 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She is the first Liberty player to win the annual award. She received  47 votes from a national panel of 49 media members. Atlanta Dream guard…

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of  Game 3 Matchups

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of Game 3 Matchups

Chicago – Connecticut Series Game1: Tue. Sep. 28, Chicago 101, Connecticut 95 (2OT) Game 2: Thu. Sep. 30, Connecticut 79, Chicago 68 Video: Game Recap Video: Full Game Highlights Game 3: Sun. Oct. 3, Connecticut at Chicago – G3, 1:00PM…

Copper leads as Chicago Sky hold off Dallas Wings in first round of WNBA Playoffs 81-64

Copper leads as Chicago Sky hold off Dallas Wings in first round of WNBA Playoffs 81-64

The Chicago Sky held off the Dallas Wings 81-64 in the single-elimination first round of the WNBA playoffs with four players in double digits. Chicago forward Kahleah Copper led the charge amassing 12 points in the first quarter. Sky newcomer…

NCAA penalizes Georgia Tech with a fine and three years probation

NCAA penalizes Georgia Tech with a fine and three years probation

The NCAA released a report on “involving rules violations within Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball program that occurred from the 2016-17 academic year through February 2019.” The decision on violations came from the organization’s Division I Committee on Infractions (COI). The…

The Pac-12 announces conference matchups for the 2021-22 season

The Pac-12 announces conference matchups for the 2021-22 season

Conference matchups for the 2021-22 Pac-12 season are set. League play begins on Dec. 31 and runs through Feb. 26. The first weekend of action includes the reigning national champion Stanford taking on Washington and Washington State over the New…

Defending national champion Stanford announces stacked non-conference schedule

Defending national champion Stanford announces stacked non-conference schedule

True to form, defending national champion Stanford will have a competitive non-conference schedule this upcoming 2021-22 season. The Cardinal will compete against eight teams that saw NCAA Tournament action last season. The schedule features a rematch of its Final Four…

President Biden welcomes the Seattle Storm to the White House

President Biden welcomes the Seattle Storm to the White House

Full Transcript President Joe Biden welcomed the Seattle Storm to the White House on Monday to celebrate the team’s record-tying fourth WNBA Championship during the 2020 season. The last time a WNBA team visited the White House was in 2016…

Seattle Storm wins inaugural Commissioner’s Cup title, beats Sun 79-57

Seattle Storm wins inaugural Commissioner’s Cup title, beats Sun 79-57

Despite jet lag due to traveling from the Tokyo Summer Games that finished last weekend, the Seattle Storm’s five Olympians led the charge in taking down the Connecticut Sun 79-57 in the first-ever Commissioner’s Cup Championship Thursday night, a midseason…

Sun and Storm set for Commissioner’s Cup Championship, Leslie and Byington excited about the technology

Sun and Storm set for Commissioner’s Cup Championship, Leslie and Byington excited about the technology

The Connecticut Sun and the Seattle Storm will play in the inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game, Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, at 9 p.m. ET. The game pits the top squad from the East and…

U.S. continues Olympic dynasty, earns 7th consecutive gold with 90-75 win over Japan

U.S. continues Olympic dynasty, earns 7th consecutive gold with 90-75 win over Japan

The U.S. finishes Olympic competition in customary fashion, with the gold. Tokyo 2020 Women’s Basketball All-Star Five MVP – Breanna Stewart (USA) Rui Machida (Japan) Emma Meesseman (Belgium) A’ja Wilson (USA) Sandrine Gruda (France) After a close game in the…

USA crushes Serbia 79-59 in Olympic semifinals, seeks to win 7th gold

USA crushes Serbia 79-59 in Olympic semifinals, seeks to win 7th gold

With a dominant performance and a balanced scoring effort, the U.S. senior women’s national team beat Serbia 79-59 in the semifinals of the Tokyo Games to advance to the gold medal game. The victory marked the team’s 54th straight win…

USA blasts past Australia 79-55 to reach Olympics semifinals

USA blasts past Australia 79-55 to reach Olympics semifinals

TV Schedule The U.S. had little trouble putting away the Australian Opals 79-55 in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Wednesday. The win marked 53 straight victories from the USA in Olympic competition dating from the1992 bronze medal…

U.S. wins first-ever Olympic 3×3 gold in Tokyo

U.S. wins first-ever Olympic 3×3 gold in Tokyo

From here on out I’ll like to be addressed as “Gold Medal Lish” ? pic.twitter.com/0yGKiWlnJK — Allisha Gray (@Graytness_15) July 28, 2021 In the inaugural 3×3 basketball Olympic competition, the U.S. Olympic 3×3 Women’s Basketball Team (8-1) won the gold…

A’ja Wilson leads the U.S. over Nigeria 81-72 in Olympics opener, Sue Bird hits assist mark

A’ja Wilson leads the U.S. over Nigeria 81-72 in Olympics opener, Sue Bird hits assist mark

TV/Streaming Schedule Led by first-time Olympian A’ja Wilson, the U.S. held off a determined Nigerian squad for an 81-72 victory in the first game of the Tokyo Summer Olympics preliminary round for both teams. The victory marked the 50th straight…

USA and Russia begin 3×3 play 2-0, Jill Biden and Macron attend

USA and Russia begin 3×3 play 2-0, Jill Biden and Macron attend

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and French president Emmanuel Macron in the stands to watch the USA vs. France women’s 3×3 game in the Group A pool round #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/K3DwYVbW8C — Hoopfeed.com ? (@hoopfeed) July 24, 2021 The debut of…

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez selected as flag bearers for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez selected as flag bearers for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Video courtesy USA Basketball Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, and baseball player Eddy Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speedskating, were picked as the flag bearers for Team USA for the opening ceremony of…

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62  in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62 in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

The USA Women’s National Team ran past Nigeria 93-62 Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas before heading to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. The win capped a three-game exhibition schedule for Team USA that included losses to Team WNBA during the league’s…

Australian Opals earn comeback win over USA 70-67 in exhibition

Australian Opals earn comeback win over USA 70-67 in exhibition

The Australian Opals upset the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team 70-67 Friday afternoon in an exhibition matchup in Las Vegas. Both teams have tune-ups leading up to the Tokyo Games over the weekend. The U.S. entered the game after losing…

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA defeated Team USA 93-85 in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game, a special edition of the event that featured All-Stars vs. the USA Senior Women’s National Team. First-time All-Star Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings) helped lead Team WNBA to the…