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U.S. wins first-ever Olympic 3×3 gold in Tokyo

U.S. wins first-ever Olympic 3×3 gold in Tokyo

From here on out I’ll like to be addressed as “Gold Medal Lish” ? pic.twitter.com/0yGKiWlnJK — Allisha Gray (@Graytness_15) July 28, 2021 In the inaugural 3×3 basketball Olympic competition, the U.S. Olympic 3×3 Women’s Basketball Team (8-1) won the gold…

A’ja Wilson leads the U.S. over Nigeria 81-72 in Olympics opener, Sue Bird hits assist mark

A’ja Wilson leads the U.S. over Nigeria 81-72 in Olympics opener, Sue Bird hits assist mark

TV/Streaming Schedule Led by first-time Olympian A’ja Wilson, the U.S. held off a determined Nigerian squad for an 81-72 victory in the first game of the Tokyo Summer Olympics preliminary round for both teams. The victory marked the 50th straight…

Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen resigns “due to health reasons”

Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen resigns “due to health reasons”

From the Dream: Interim Head Coach Mike Petersen has decided to step down from his current role with the Atlanta Dream due to health reasons. Assistant Coach Darius Taylor will assume the role as Interim Head Coach effective immediately.   “For…

USA and Russia begin 3×3 play 2-0, Jill Biden and Macron attend

USA and Russia begin 3×3 play 2-0, Jill Biden and Macron attend

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and French president Emmanuel Macron in the stands to watch the USA vs. France women’s 3×3 game in the Group A pool round #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/K3DwYVbW8C — Hoopfeed.com ? (@hoopfeed) July 24, 2021 The debut of…

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez selected as flag bearers for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez selected as flag bearers for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Video courtesy USA Basketball Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, and baseball player Eddy Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speedskating, were picked as the flag bearers for Team USA for the opening ceremony of…

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62  in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62 in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

The USA Women’s National Team ran past Nigeria 93-62 Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas before heading to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. The win capped a three-game exhibition schedule for Team USA that included losses to Team WNBA during the league’s…

Australian Opals earn comeback win over USA 70-67 in exhibition

Australian Opals earn comeback win over USA 70-67 in exhibition

The Australian Opals upset the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team 70-67 Friday afternoon in an exhibition matchup in Las Vegas. Both teams have tune-ups leading up to the Tokyo Games over the weekend. The U.S. entered the game after losing…

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA defeated Team USA 93-85 in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game, a special edition of the event that featured All-Stars vs. the USA Senior Women’s National Team. First-time All-Star Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings) helped lead Team WNBA to the…

2021 WNBA All-Star: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert talks to media

2021 WNBA All-Star: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert talks to media

Ahead of the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game between Team WNBA and Team USA, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed the media during a Q&A.  

2021 WNBA All-Star: Team USA answers questions from the media

2021 WNBA All-Star: Team USA answers questions from the media

2021 All-Star: Team USA members answer questions from the media the day before the All-Star Game in Las Vegas.

2021 All-Star: Team WNBA answers questions from the media

2021 All-Star: Team WNBA answers questions from the media

2021 All-Star: Team WNBA members answer questions from the media the day before the All-Star Game in Las Vegas.  

Field set for 3-Point Contest during 2021 WNBA All-Star Game

Field set for 3-Point Contest during 2021 WNBA All-Star Game

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, a two-time winner of the WNBA’s 3-Point Contest during the All-Star Game, headlines the list of four players who will vie for the title in Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 14. Quigley will be joined…

Rebecca Allen’s season-high effort leads New York Liberty in celebratory game vs. Los Angeles, 76-73

Rebecca Allen’s season-high effort leads New York Liberty in celebratory game vs. Los Angeles, 76-73

In a close game that marked the anniversary of the WNBA’s first-ever matchup in 1997, the New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 76-73 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in front of a sold-out limited capacity crowd. The…

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert spoke to media on Tuesday via Zoom in a press conference hosted by the Dallas Wings. She discussed a variety of league issues. Some excerpts of the interview are below. For the full presser, watch the…

Devoted parents, impressive work ethic, and die-hard fans helped fuel the stellar career of Seimone Augustus

Devoted parents, impressive work ethic, and die-hard fans helped fuel the stellar career of Seimone Augustus

Watch Seimone Augustus talk about the impact of the late Sue Gunter on her career After a stellar playing career, women’s basketball legend Seimone Augustus hung up her sneakers the day before the beginning of the 2021 WNBA season. The…

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Opening Night Results New York 90, Indiana 87 Connecticut 78, Atlanta 67 Phoenix 77, Minnesota 75 Dallas 94, Los Angeles 71 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL LIBERTY 26 21 21 22 90 FEVER 21 21 17 23 87 Twitter Thread…

Lynx preview: Sylvia Fowles and Minnesota are revved up; key questions this season

Lynx preview: Sylvia Fowles and Minnesota are revved up; key questions this season

Sylvia Fowles can’t wait for the 2021 season to begin. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year and the league’s all-time rebounding leader only played seven games last season due to a calf injury, the first time the 6-6 center…

Nia Coffey leads Los Angeles in scrimmage win at Las Vegas, 80-71

Nia Coffey leads Los Angeles in scrimmage win at Las Vegas, 80-71

Los Angeles starters: Erica Wheeler, Brittney Sykes, Amanda Zahui B, Jasmine Walker, Chiney Ogwumike Las Vegas starters: Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, Liz Cambage, A’ja Wilson, Angel McCoughtry In the second scrimmage of the WNBA preseason, the Los Angeles Sparks beat…

Atlanta tops Minnesota in preseason scrimmage; coaches manage minutes of vets and give newcomers ample playing time

Atlanta tops Minnesota in preseason scrimmage; coaches manage minutes of vets and give newcomers ample playing time

Got the job done ? pic.twitter.com/K6qV83e0dk — Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) May 1, 2021 Regular-season schedule In a preseason scrimmage Saturday afternoon, the Atlanta Dream topped the visiting Minnesota Lynx 69-61 at Gateway Center Arena in College Park. The contest began…

Dallas selects Texas’ Charli Collier as the first pick of the 2021 WNBA Draft; Finnish phenom Awak Kuier goes second

Dallas selects Texas’ Charli Collier as the first pick of the 2021 WNBA Draft; Finnish phenom Awak Kuier goes second

Charli Collier, a 6-5 forward-center from Texas, is the first overall pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft. Selected by the Dallas Wings, Collier enters the pros after a stellar career for the Longhorns where she was a two-time All-American who…

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

The WNBA’s commemorative 25th season tips off on Friday, May 14 beginning a weekend slate where all 12 teams will see action. The league marks the season with a campaign called Count It, special Nike-designed uniforms, and a redesigned Wilson…

Updated WNBA list of players that opted-in for the 2021 Draft

Updated WNBA list of players that opted-in for the 2021 Draft

Full list of prospects including international players Initially, 52 college players filed for inclusion as candidates in the 2021 WNBA Draft by April 1. Since then five student-athletes have removed their names from consideration and six others have opted in.…

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to Conduct Minicamp in San Antonio Ahead of NCAA Final Four

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to Conduct Minicamp in San Antonio Ahead of NCAA Final Four

Release from USA Basketball: Sixteen members of the 2021 USA Basketball Women’s National Team are expected to attend the USA’s second minicamp of the year from March 30-April 2 in San Antonio, Texas. The 16 athletes who have confirmed participation…

The WNBA to celebrate 25th year with commemorative uniforms, a new logo, plus several events and initiatives

The WNBA to celebrate 25th year with commemorative uniforms, a new logo, plus several events and initiatives

In celebration of its 25th season, the WNBA announced a new campaign, Count It, and a commemorative logo. New Wilson Game Ball “As we look to celebrate the first 25 years of the league, we are also setting the stage…

WNBA approves sale of Atlanta Dream to real estate executive Larry Gottesdiener, former player Renee Montgomery part of ownership group

WNBA approves sale of Atlanta Dream to real estate executive Larry Gottesdiener, former player Renee Montgomery part of ownership group

Chairman of Northland Larry Gottesdiener leads three-member ownership group of Atlanta Dream A little over a month after reports surfaced of an impending sale, the WNBA announced that the Atlanta Dream has new ownership. Real estate executive Larry Gottesdiener, chairman…