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In her own words: Transcript of WNBA president Donna Orender’s press conference before game one

Press conference before 2010 WNBA Finals, Game 1, Seattle, WA September 12, 2010 Source: WNBA DONNA ORENDER: Good morning everyone, how are you? So glad this is day one of the WNBA 2010 Finals. It’s…

Purdue sophomore Ashley Wilson undergoes second surgery

Complications from a stress fracture required Ashley Wilson, a 6-foot sophomore guard/forward on the Purdue women’s basketball team,to undergo a second surgery on her lower right leg. “Ashley has worked very hard this summer with…

Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas wins WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for August

Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas is the winner of the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for August.  Douglas is a team leader in mmunity outreach, including the Fever’s Breast Health Awareness program. From the league:…

New York Liberty announces plans for playing in New Jersey during Garden renovation

Rumors about the New York Liberty’s location for games during a three-year Madison Square Garden renovation began trickling out last month. Today the team made an official announcement about the move: The New York Liberty…

2010 WNBA End of Season Award Winners

Most Valuable Player – Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm Jackson received 323 points (22 first place votes) from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters. She previously earned MVP honors in 2003 and 2007. Press…

WNBA Conference Finals Schedule

Thursday: Phoenix at Seattle, 7 p.m. (NBA-TV) Sunday: Seattle at Phoenix, 3 p.m. (ABC) Sunday: Atlanta at New York, 7 p.m. (MSG, NBA-TV) Tuesday, Sept. 7: New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (MSG, NBA-TV) Wednesday,…

DeWanna Bonner Named 2010 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

From the Phoenix Mercury: Mercury guard/forward DeWanna Bonner was named the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year presented by Kia Motors, the league announced today. Bonner wins the award for the second consecutive season becoming…

Leilani Mitchell named 2010 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year

From the New York Liberty: New York Liberty point guard Leilani Mitchell was named the 2010 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year presented by Kia Motors, the league announced today.  Mitchell received 29 out…

Diana Taurasi re-signs with the Phoenix Mercury

Quelling rumors that she might take next season off to rest from year-round play in the WNBA and overseas, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi signed a new contract with the team. Specific terms of the…

Tammy Sutton-Brown signs multi-year contract extension

From the Fever: The Indiana Fever has announced that two-time WNBA All-Star Tammy Sutton-Brown has signed a multi-year contract extension. Ranked fifth in WNBA history in blocked shots (486) and 16th in rebounds (1,805), the…

Silver Stars forward Chamique Holdsclaw has a torn Achilles tendon

The San Antonio Silver Stars announced Tuesday that forward Chamique Holdsclaw has a torn right Achilles tendon. She suffered the injury during a game at Minnesota on Sunday, August 15. An MRI revealed a torn…

2010 WNBA Playoff Promo

The 2010 playoffs begin on August 25.

Phoenix Mercury injury update on DeWanner Bonner

The Phoenix Mercury released information regarding forward DeWanna Bonner’s injury. The second-year player out of Auburn sustained an elbow to the head with 1:25 remaining in the third quarter of a 104-82 loss to Indiana…

WNBA postseason dates and format announced

The WNBA released information on postseason dates and information on a new format for conference semifinals and finals today. The release: As teams continue to jockey for playoff positioning, the WNBA today announced dates for…

Video: USA U17 Women in the Pyrenees

Catch up with some of the USA U17 Women during their 11-hour bus trip from Alagan, Spain to Rodez, France, somewhere in the Pyrenees mountains. Their quest for the gold at the 2010 FIBA World…

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2011

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2011 during "WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun Game" Saturday at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The six members of the Class…

Candace Parker’s jersey is still number one

Candace Parker’s jersey is the best selling jersey in the history of both the NBA Store and WNBAStore.com according to the WNBA. She tops the league’s list of most popular jerseys, where she has reigned…

Reserves for 2010 “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” announced

The WNBA announced the the list of six players selected by WNBA coaches as reserves for the WNBA stars against the U.S. Women’s National Team in the “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the…

Sky on waiving Olajuwon: “Great learning experience for Abi”

The Chicago Sky waived former Oklahoma standout and rookie center Abi Olajuwon. "This was a great learning experience for Abi," said head coach and general manager Steven Key. "Her time with the Sky will benefit…

San Antonio Silver Stars waive forward Crystal Kelly and guard Allie Quigley

Just a few days after re-signing her, the San Antonio Silvers waived forward Crystal Kelly. The team also cut guard Allie Quigley from the squad. From the team’s release: In six games with the Silver…

Roster set for WNBA vs. USA Basketball

USA Basketball announced the official roster for the WNBA vs. USA Basketball Stars at the Sun game on July 10: Sue Bird (Seattle Storm) Swin Cash (Seattle Storm) Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) Tina Charles (Connecticut…