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Diana Taurasi to miss the rest of the 2022 WNBA season

Diana Taurasi to miss the rest of the 2022 WNBA season

Phoenix Mercury veteran guard Diana Taurasi will miss the rest of the season due to a quad strain injury. As a result, the team signed guard Yvonne “Vonnie” Turner to a hardship contract. Taurasi appeared…

NCAA championship format announced for 2022-23; regionals revamped to a two-host format

NCAA championship format announced for 2022-23; regionals revamped to a two-host format

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced the championship format for the 2022-23 season after its annual summer meeting in July. The 68 teams competing in the 2023 tournament will be revealed on March…

WNBA 2022 End-of-Season Awards Schedule and Voting Process Changes

WNBA 2022 End-of-Season Awards Schedule and Voting Process Changes

The WNBA revealed the schedule for the end-of-season awards Friday and a new selection process for the All-WNBA First and Second Teams. Previously, voters had to select players based on position giving teams two guards,…

Las Vegas Aces Top Chicago Sky in Second Annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup

Las Vegas Aces Top Chicago Sky in Second Annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup

Aces beat Sky in Second Annual Commissioner’s Cup Twitter recap The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Chicago Sky 93-83 in the second annual Commissioner’s Cup Championship Tuesday evening at Wintrust Arena. With four players in…

Team Wilson and MVP Kelsey Plum come away winners in 2022 All-Star Game, 134-112 victory over Team Stewart

Team Wilson and MVP Kelsey Plum come away winners in 2022 All-Star Game, 134-112 victory over Team Stewart

Team Wilson set a WNBA All-Star record for points scored in a 134-112 win over Team Stewart in this season’s event. Led by the game’s MVP, Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces), Team Wilson survived a…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses media before All-Star Game; says the league will offer charter flights for the Finals

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses media before All-Star Game; says the league will offer charter flights for the Finals

“For the WNBA Finals we’re going to provide charter flights to our players, so for all Finals games, that’ll happen.” Full transcript Ahead of the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game, the league’s commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, told…

WNBA All-Star Game captains draft rosters

WNBA All-Star Game captains draft rosters

The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game captains, A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm, selected the rosters for the event. Wilson selected the Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker as the…

The Seattle Storm signed free agent center Tina Charles to a rest-of-season contract

The Seattle Storm signed free agent center Tina Charles to a rest-of-season contract

Three days after leaving the Phoenix Mercury midseason, veteran center Tina Charles signed a rest-of-season contract with the Phoenix Mercury. We are excited to add one of the premier players in our league to our…

U.S. House passes Rep. Greg Stanton’s bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner

U.S. House passes Rep. Greg Stanton’s bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner

Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday in support of his resolution demanding Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner’s release from her wrongful detainment in Russia. The…

Tina Charles leaves Phoenix Mercury, quits team ahead of game at Dallas

Tina Charles leaves Phoenix Mercury, quits team ahead of game at Dallas

Veteran Phoenix Mercury center Tina Charles quit the team this weekend ahead of a game at Dallas Saturday evening. Ron Thulin, the Wings’ play-by-play announcer was the first to make Charles’ break from the team…

WNBA players and teams speak out after Supreme court ruling overturns abortion rights

WNBA players and teams speak out after Supreme court ruling overturns abortion rights

In a landmark court ruling (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization), the Supreme Court removed federal protections for those seeking an abortion. For nearly a half-century seeking an abortion was legal nationwide. In recent years,…

A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart lead the voting after the first round of fan returns for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game

A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart lead the voting after the first round of fan returns for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game

A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces) and Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm) lead the voting after the first round of fan returns for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game.

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM/head coach Derek Fisher; Fred Williams appointed interim head coach

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM/head coach Derek Fisher; Fred Williams appointed interim head coach

Sparks fire Derek Fisher, Fred Williams named interim head coach The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager and head coach Derek Fisher Tuesday afternoon, effective immediately. The team hired the former NBA player in December…

Seven cities are finalists to host the Final Four from 2027 through 2031

Seven cities are finalists to host the Final Four from 2027 through 2031

The Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced that seven cities are finalists to host the NCAA Women’s Final Four from 2027 through 2031: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena) Dallas (American Airlines Center) Indianapolis (Gainbridge Fieldhouse) Portland,…

WNBA player’s union releases statement on 100th day of Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

WNBA player’s union releases statement on 100th day of Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

The union for the WNBA's athletes released a statement on the 100th day of the wrongful detainment of Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner by the Russian government.

Indiana Fever fire head coach Marianne Stanley

Indiana Fever fire head coach Marianne Stanley

The Indiana Fever fired head coach Marianne Stanley the team announced Wednesday. The Fever sits at 11th in the league’s current standings and is on a five-game losing streak. The young team started the season…

Las Vegas Aces tie league record for made treys in dominant win over Los Angeles

Las Vegas Aces tie league record for made treys in dominant win over Los Angeles

With a trey from rookie Kierstan Bell, the Aces break the franchise record for made three-pointers Game thread With a barrage of made three-pointers, the Las Vegas Aces (7-1) earned a dominating win over the…

Coquese Washington named Rutgers head coach

Coquese Washington named Rutgers head coach

After serving as an associate head coach at her alma mater Notre Dame for two seasons, Coquese Washington moves on to become the third full-time head coach at Rutgers. Her coaching career spans 22 years…

Candace Parker earns triple-double in Chicago win over Washington

Candace Parker earns triple-double in Chicago win over Washington

Candace Parker earned a triple-double in an 82-73 Chicago Sky (3-2) road win over the Washington Mystics (5-2) Sunday afternoon. The Sky’s veteran forward finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. She is…

Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea is the Connecticut Sun’s 2022 Music Ambassador

Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea is the Connecticut Sun’s 2022 Music Ambassador

The Connecticut Sun selected Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea as the team’s 2022 Music Ambassador. Her song “Sun Comes Up” is the music for the video that runs at the beginning of all Sun home games.…

Seattle Storm to develop state-of-the-art basketball performance center; will be practice home for Storm

Seattle Storm to develop state-of-the-art basketball performance center; will be practice home for Storm

The owners of the Seattle Storm revealed plans to build a first-of-its-kind professional basketball performance center. The Force 10 Facilities, LLC women-led project team plan to construct a state-of-the-art facility to “celebrate the Storm’s success…

Indiana Fever smash franchise rebounding record in 92-86 OT win at New York

Indiana Fever smash franchise rebounding record in 92-86 OT win at New York

Twitter Game Thread Indiana’s Rookie Set the Stage for a Record-breaking Night The Indiana Fever (2-2) survived a gritty overtime battle against the New York Liberty (1-2) Friday night, 92-86. The win came down to…

WNBA Daily 5/11/22: Game Threads: Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix Win

WNBA Daily 5/11/22: Game Threads: Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix Win

Wednesday, 5/11/22 Results and Game Threads Atlanta 77, Los Angeles 75 Chicago 83, New York 50 Phoenix 97, Seattle 77 Atlanta 77, Los Angeles 75 Game Thread The Atlanta Dream (2-0) took down the visiting…

Washington continues to roll, tops Las Vegas 89-76

Washington continues to roll, tops Las Vegas 89-76

Twitter Game Thread In their third game of the season, the Washington Mystics (3-0) extended a winning streak in a tough contest against Las Vegas (2-1), 89-76. The Mystics played without key scorer, guard Natasha…

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

All Opening Day Scores Washington 84, Indiana 70 Los Angeles 98, Chicago 91 OT Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 88 Seattle 97, Minnesota 74 Washington 84, Indiana 70 Twitter Game Thread In her first start in…