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Amber D. Dodd

Amber Dodd is a graduate from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with an additional minor in Latin. Dodd began her career as a sports journalist for the student newspaper paper at MSU, The Reflector. Dodd's notable experiences are providing full coverage on Mississippi State's historic run in the 2017 March Madness tournament where she began as the beat writer. A Maryland native, Dodd returns home and covers the WNBA in Washington, DC. She is also a freelance writer. Her favorite color is pink.

Washington extends win streak to five while snapping the Storm’s in 100-77 win

Washington extends win streak to five while snapping the Storm’s in 100-77 win

Delle Donne leads Washington with 30 points and six rebounds Shoutout to the campers! You all showed up today FR! ???#TogetherDC #SticsSZN pic.twitter.com/yxUgERoYov — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 9, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics…

WNBA deems Las Vegas no-show to Aug. 3 game at Mystics a forfeit

WNBA deems Las Vegas no-show to Aug. 3 game at Mystics a forfeit

WASHINGTON – After four days of deliberation, the WNBA announced Tuesday that the Las Vegas Aces’ failure to attend their Washington Mystics matchup August 3 in D.C. will count as a forfeit. “The Las Vegas…

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics game canceled due to travel delays, Aces issue statement

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics game canceled due to travel delays, Aces issue statement

Washington Mystics players sign towels and t-shirts in exchange for an Aces-Mystics matchup that was canceled. Photo: Amber Dodd. WASHINGTON – The WNBA regular season is in its final stretch. Teams are playing back-to-back matchups…

Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault’s win milestone this season represents his past, present and future

WASHINGTON – It’s game day for the Washington Mystics. Head coach Mike Thibault arises around 7:30 a.m. and arrives at the coaches meeting at 8:45 a.m. He attends a player’s film session at 9:45 a.m.…

Washington’s Delle Donne and Atkins score 25 points apiece for 88-72 win over Chicago

Washington’s Delle Donne and Atkins score 25 points apiece for 88-72 win over Chicago

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (13-8) defended Capital One Arena against the Chicago Sky (7-14), defeating them 88-72 in front 5,858 fans Friday evening. “A win is a win,” Washington head coach Mike Thibault said.…

Breland nears a triple-double as Atlanta records a season-high in points to top the Mystics 106-89 in D.C.

Breland nears a triple-double as Atlanta records a season-high in points to top the Mystics 106-89 in D.C.

Shot charts WASHINGTON- The Atlanta Dream spoiled the Washington Mystics’ return to Capital One Arena with a 106-89 win in front 11,534 fans on Camp Day Wednesday afternoon. “When you score 89 points, you should…

Washington tops New York 86-67 behind Delle Donne’s 21 points

Washington tops New York 86-67 behind Delle Donne’s 21 points

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics stay atop the league after an 86-67 win over the New York Liberty at Capital One Arena Thursday night. It was the second meeting between the teams in two weeks.…

Washington’s midseason homestand showcases LaToya Sanders’ growth

Washington’s midseason homestand showcases LaToya Sanders’ growth

WASHINGTON – Washington Mystics center LaToya Sanders has battled illness, personal woes and a competitive team atmosphere to fight for an opportunity to become an asset to Washington’s success. In the last weeks of June,…

Led by Griner and Bonner, Phoenix snaps Washington’s four-game winning streak, 84-74

Led by Griner and Bonner, Phoenix snaps Washington’s four-game winning streak, 84-74

WASHINGTON – Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner led the Phoenix Mercury in an 84-74 win over the Washington Mystics Saturday night at Capital One Arena in front of 6, 218 fans. “The little things kind…

Elena Delle Donne leads late rally for buzzer-beating 80-77 Washington win over New York, Mystics improve to 10-5

Elena Delle Donne leads late rally for buzzer-beating 80-77 Washington win over New York, Mystics improve to 10-5

WASHINGTON – Seven seconds remained in the game as the Washington Mystics and New York Liberty were knotted up at 77 Thursday night at Capital One Arena. The first win attempt was thwarted when New…

Washington takes first place in the East after defeating Connecticut 92-80

Washington takes first place in the East after defeating Connecticut 92-80

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (9-5) met the Connecticut Sun (8-6) for the third time this season. The winner would rule the East and take a one-win advantage for first place. “I think it is…

Mystics piece together a full game for 88-60 win over Sky

Mystics piece together a full game for 88-60 win over Sky

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (7-5) pieced together a complete performance to defeat the Chicago Sky (3-8) in front of a crowd of 4,206 fans at Capital One Arena Tuesday night. “It was nice to…

Led by Candace Parker, Los Angeles hits the ground running on road trip to hold off Washington, 97-86

Led by Candace Parker, Los Angeles hits the ground running on road trip to hold off Washington, 97-86

WASHINGTON – The Los Angeles Sparks (7-2) earned a tough 97-86 victory against the Washington Mystics (6-5) Friday night at Capital One Arena in front of 5,289 fans. “We were a step behind defensively the…

Lynx halt losing streak in Washington, Mystics drop rematch in front of season-record crowd of 8,587

Lynx halt losing streak in Washington, Mystics drop rematch in front of season-record crowd of 8,587

WASHINGTON — The Washington Mystics (5-4) and the Minnesota Lynx (3-5) met earlier this season on May 27 with the Mystics earning a victory and the Lynx beginning a four-game losing streak. When the teams met…

Instead of dwelling on Trump snub, Minnesota Lynx celebrate 2017 title in D.C. by giving back to the community

Instead of dwelling on Trump snub, Minnesota Lynx celebrate 2017 title in D.C. by giving back to the community

WASHINGTON – The Minnesota Lynx celebrated their 2017 WNBA title with a day of service, giving free shoes to students at Payne Elementary School in the southeast area of Washington, D.C. Last year on October…

Without Delle Donne, Mystics drop second straight game; Sun stay undefeated for best-ever start at 5-0

Without Delle Donne, Mystics drop second straight game; Sun stay undefeated for best-ever start at 5-0

WASHINGTON – Sunday afternoon the Washington Mystics (5-3) wanted to keep their home court tradition of winning intact against Eastern Conference rival Connecticut Sun (5-0) after a three-game road trip that resulted in two dropped…

Led by Myisha Hines-Allen, Mystics bench combines for 58 points to help take down the Lynx, 90-78

Led by Myisha Hines-Allen, Mystics bench combines for 58 points to help take down the Lynx, 90-78

Mystics bench erupts to lead charge vs. the Lynx "I don't play an individual sport, I play a team sport" #TogetherDC@Mooks_22 looked like a vet out there, grabbing her first career double-double over the reigning…

Mystics begin win streak despite shooting woes, bench lifts team for gutsy win over Las Vegas

Mystics begin win streak despite shooting woes, bench lifts team for gutsy win over Las Vegas

Bench contributes 41 points in Washington’s win over Las Vegas Rookie Ariel Atkins (@HeirTrip) had a big 2nd half for @WashMystics, finishing with 15 PTS in a W! #WatchMeWork pic.twitter.com/FmFnzYAVJM — WNBA (@WNBA) May 23,…

Mystics make magic for 82-75 win against Indiana to open up the season, rookies get their feet wet

Mystics make magic for 82-75 win against Indiana to open up the season, rookies get their feet wet

Washington Mystics begin season on a winning note with win over Indiana Fever First game ??First W ??Highlights ???#SticsSZN #TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/eJWysFuvuC — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) May 20, 2018 WASHINGTON – With forty minutes to go…

Mystics confident heading into the season; Mike Thibault: “I think everybody is in sync about what we’re doing”

Mystics confident heading into the season; Mike Thibault: “I think everybody is in sync about what we’re doing”

2018 WNBA TV/Streaming Schedule WASHINGTON – On May 18, the WNBA will kick off its highly anticipated 22nd season. Led by head coach and general manager Mike Thibault, the Mystics are ready to embark a…

Mississippi State sends seniors off with heartfelt banquet

Mississippi State sends seniors off with heartfelt banquet

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State’s women basketball program celebrated their record-breaking 2017-2018 year with a banquet that served as a farewell to their historic senior class. Almost 500 fans, family and friends celebrated the greatest team…

Mississippi State fights for 71-56 win over Oklahoma State, earns trip to third-straight Sweet Sixteen

Mississippi State fights for 71-56 win over Oklahoma State, earns trip to third-straight Sweet Sixteen

Mississippi State heads to the Sweet 16 for the third straight season FINAL INFOGRAPHIC | @VictoriaVivians gave her all on the court at the Hump, one last time!#HailState? pic.twitter.com/mAHLwcVLHS — Mississippi State WBK (@HailStateWBK) March…

No. 1 seed Mississippi State rolls past No. 16 Nicholls State in front of sold out crowd to advance to NCAA second round

No. 1 seed Mississippi State rolls past No. 16 Nicholls State in front of sold out crowd to advance to NCAA second round

Today's attendance of 10,211 marks the fourth-largest crowd in program history! Join us again on Monday at 8 p.m. Let's MAKE NOISE!#HailState? pic.twitter.com/pB6Y6xtiJM — Mississippi State WBK (@HailStateWBK) March 18, 2018 STARKVILLE, Miss. – There…

Oklahoma State routs Syracuse 84-57, Cowgirls set to face top-seeded Mississippi State in NCAA second round

Oklahoma State routs Syracuse 84-57, Cowgirls set to face top-seeded Mississippi State in NCAA second round

Not a bad way to ease into #MarchMadness for @Lorynbabyy and @jadenann23 #okstate pic.twitter.com/hWqC5xJIH5 — OSU Cowgirl Basketball (@OSUWBB) March 18, 2018 STARKVILLE, Miss. – No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 8 Syracuse were expected…

Mississippi State: Teaira McCowan’s growth crucial for a deep NCAA run

Mississippi State: Teaira McCowan’s growth crucial for a deep NCAA run

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted a Selection Day watch party Monday night as they awaited their fate in the NCAA Tournament. The 14 Bulldogs that make up the team’s roster were welcomed…