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Boost Mobile logos to debut on most WNBA jerseys tomorrow night

Boost Mobile logo rendering on the jersey of Minnesota Lynx player Candice Wiggins. (Courtesy WNBA) The WNBA and Boost Mobile entered a deal that puts the logo of the wireless service on the jerseys of…

Countdown to the playoffs: Minnesota clinches its first playoff berth since 2004

On a day with four games on the slate, the WNBA had its first team qualify for the 2011 playoffs, the Minnesota Lynx. At 20-6, Minnesota has the best record in the league, two games…

Hoffman saves best for her former team, explodes with season-high effort against Indiana

LOS ANGELES – Ebony Hoffman exploding for a season-best 21 points against her former team Thursday night doesn’t seem so far-fetched. She said it herself afterwards: "It’s always nice to play well against your former…

Dishin & Swishin: August 17, 2011 Podcast – Point guards present & past: Courtney Vandersloot & Shannon "Pee Wee" Johnson

[display_podcast] Perhaps the most difficult position to fill in the WNBA, or in basketball anywhere for that matter, is the point guard slot. Floor leader, distributor, play maker, scorer, defender — all rolled into one,…

Los Angeles “strike first” mentality in overtime fuels win over Phoenix

Mercury’s Candice Dupree and LA’s LaToya Pringle. LOS ANGELES – Fueled by the career-high production of their first-round-draft pick, the Los Angeles Sparks (9-13) fought from a 16-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Mercury (13-10)…

Dishin & Swishin: August 11, 2011 Podcast #3, Part 2 – A Tribute to Tara VanDerveer

[display_podcast] For a long time, I’ve been saying that the Naismith Hall of Fame has been way too slow in acknowledging the great players and coaches of the women’s game.  That said, they are slowly…

Dishin & Swishin: August 11, 2011 Podcast #3, Part 1 – Ticha Penichiero, LA Sparks

[display_podcast] It has been a strange 14th season in the WNBA for Ticha Penichiero, full of highs and lows. The league’s all-time assists leader, Ticha was recognized as as one of the top 15 players…

Sparks hold off Tulsa, last 90 seconds a fight to win

  Tulsa’s Sheryl Swoopes and L.A.’s DeLisha Milton-Jones LOS ANGELES – Once again, the Los Angeles Sparks let a lead dwindle in the final period Tuesday night and once again, the last 90 seconds of…

Versatility and “togetherness” spark Lynx streak and defeat of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – The Minnesota Lynx held off a late Sparks rally Sunday night to push their winning streak to a franchise-best nine games. They also snapped a six-game, three-year-old losing streak at the Staples…

Commentary: Why The Braxton-Spencer Trade Makes Sense

On the surface, the Phoenix Mercury trade of starting center Kara Braxton to the New York Liberty for little used forward Sidney Spencer seems one-sided.  But scratch under that surface, and the deal makes sense…

Dishin & Swishin: August 3, 2011 – Angel McCoughtry, Marie Ferdinand-Harris & Katie Douglas

[display_podcast] As we enter the second half of the WNBA season, three teams with compelling stories are the Atlanta Dream, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever. These three teams are the focus of this week’s podcast.…

With Portugal’s basketball legacy on her shoulders, Ticha Penicheiro “humbled” by WNBA Top 15 honor

Ticha Penicheiro receives her award for being named one of the top 15 players in WNBA history from league president Laurel Richie during halftime of the WNBA All-Star game. Out of the list of players…

Looking back at the All-Star Game – Slideshow and Coverage

Photos: © Full Court Press/Lee Michaelson Expand Slideshow to Full Screen San Antonio earns rave review as WNBA host – San Antonio Express News East takes All-Star game, festivities a success under the reign of…

East takes All-Star game, festivities a success under the reign of Laurel Richie

Swin Cash receives the MVP award from Laurel Richie SAN ANTONIO – The last time the WNBA All-Star weekend featured an East vs. West contest was in 2009 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The West won…

WNBA announces “Top 15 Players of All Time”

The WNBA honored the most influential players since its inception in 1997, and announced today the Top 15 Players of all time during halftime of the All-Star game in San Antonio. The list: Sue Bird, …

Video: Rookies to vets express excitement at attending All-Star game

Angel McCoughtry, Forward, Atlanta Dream Penny Taylor, Forward, Phoenix Mercury Elizabeth Cambage, Center, Tulsa Shock (Rookie) Danielle Adams, Forward, San Antonio Silver Stars (Rookie)

Being an All-Star never gets tired for repeat honorees

SAN ANTONIO – For players like Becky Hammon, Katie Douglas, Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird, Swin Cash and Penny Taylor, all who have been WNBA All-Stars several times, receiving the honor to play amongst the league’s…

The WNBA’s oldest players have a multi-faceted approach to longevity

  DeLisha Milton-Jones: “People haven’t really seen the best of me yet” It will be pause for thought next year, when college graduates eligible for the WNBA draft will be born in 1990 or later…

Sparks coach Joe Bryant experiments with lineups, Silver Stars get road victory in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Sparks Coach Joe Bryant turned his rotation upside down Monday night, in an attempt to shake his team out of a home court loss slump. But even double-digit scoring by four bench…

Mystics make biggest second-half comeback in WNBA history to defeat Sparks 89-85

Box Score LOS ANGELES – A 24-point lead by the Los Angeles Sparks early in the third quarter turned into the biggest second-half comeback in WNBA history for the Washington Mystics, as they erased the…

Price leads Dream in determined effort to halt losing streak

  Dedicated Dream fans wait for players to sign their memorabilia before the game. Box score ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream (4-9) came into Saturday night’s home contest against the visiting Chicago Sky (7-8) with…

Voting complete, WNBA All-Star Starters Announced

The Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings led all vote-getters in balloting for the 2011 WNBA All-Star game with 32,706 votes. Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (25,077), the second leading vote-getter, led the Western Conference. The league…

The NCAA reprimands coaches for comments and actions during NCAA tournament: Baylor’s Mulkey, Louisville’s Walz

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey during the Dallas Regional talking about bracketing on March 27. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee publicly reprimanded two I Division head coaches for violating tournament policy during the 2011…

Los Angeles Sparks appoint Joe "Jellybean" Bryant as head coach, replace Jennifer Gillom

From the Los Angeles Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks have made a change in their head coaching position with Joe "Jellybean" Bryant replacing Jennifer Gillom effective immediately, it was announced Sunday by Sparks Vice President…

Tulsa Shock: Nolan Richardson resigns, Teresa Edwards named interim coach

After a tumultuous and abysmal season and a half of losing and player attrition, Tulsa Shock head coach and general manager Nolan Richardson resigned the team announced early Saturday morning. The Shock’s owners met with…