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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…

Los Angeles Sparks owner Paula Madison steps into the spotlight, talks about becoming more involved with the team

Madison’s family business first contact with the team was not “love at first sight” LOS ANGELES – Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson bought the Los Angeles Sparks in 2006, and they have been the faces…

Baylor announces 2011-12 non-conference schedule, highlights: Tennessee, UConn, Preseason WNIT

Games against Tennessee and Connecticut plus hosting the  2011 Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament highlight the Baylor women’s basketball team’s 2011-12 non-conference schedule. “We are excited about the challenges that our non-conference games present,” said…

President Obama calls the WNBA “the most successful women’s professional sports league in the world” at Storm Rose Garden ceremony

Video of the ceremony President Barack Obama welcomed the reigning WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm, at the White House Wednesday afternoon. “A few weeks ago the WNBA kicked off its 15th season. In that time…

Candace Parker out for approximately six weeks with knee injury

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker returned home in the midst of a team road trip to receive an MRI after she injured her right knee in a game against the New York Liberty Sunday.…

Game Updates: Los Angeles at San Antonio, June 24, 2011

San Antonio 90, Los Angeles 80 OT San Antonio: Jia Perkins (31 points, 8 rebounds), Becky Hammon (22 points), Sophia Young (12 points, 7 rebounds), Ruth Riley (11 points, 9 rebounds) Los Angeles: Candace Parker…

Sparks’ depth key to 15th anniversary victory over Liberty

Game Updates: New York at Los Angeles, June 21, 2011 LOS ANGELES – It was everything you could want in a 15th-year game: a great loud crowd, a tight and close contest, eight players in…

Mystics drop third straight game, fall to the Fever

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (1-5) dropped their third straight game to Eastern Conference foe Indiana Fever (4-3), 89-80. With veteran Katie Douglas injured, second year guards Briann January (18 PTS, 9 AST) and Shavonte…

Taylor helps Mercury begin streak, earn road victory in San Antonio

Mercury players strategize during a timeout. SAN ANTONIO – After starting the season 0-3, the Phoenix Mercury (2-3) are on a 2-0 winning streak after defeating the San Antonio Silver Stars 105-98 in the first…

Sparks host the Liberty as the league celebrates its 15th season and inaugural game

New York Liberty (2-3) at Los Angeles Sparks (3-1) Time: 10:00 p.m. ET Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles TV: ESPN2 On June 21, 1997 Lisa Leslie and the Los Angeles Sparks hosted the New York…

Imbalanced offense dooms Mystics in loss to Sun

Box score Attendance: 7028 Officials: #39 Michael Price, #48 Marissa Whaley, #55 Eric Brewton WASHINGTON – The Mystics dropped their second game in row to the Connecticut Sun 79-71 at the Verizon Center on Thursday…

Around the League: Marketing buzz, statistical leaders, rookie performances and more

Marketing Brouhaha Since the preseason, several articles about the league’s marketing have made their way into print. Some of them talked about the lack of impact of WNBA marketing among marginal fans (including new president…

Game Updates: Minnesota at Los Angeles, June 3, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011, 11: 00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT Minnesota at Los Angeles, Staples Center Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #27 Penny Davis, #13 Cameron Inouye Preview Final: Los Angeles 82, Minnesota 74 Box Score…

Marques Jackson, founder of DFW Elite, passes away

A pioneer of AAU girl’s basketball in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and nationwide, Marques Jackson, 46, passed Sunday morning after suffering from a heart attack. Coaches and players began tweeting thoughts of sadness and heartbreak…