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Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft set for Dec. 19

Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft set for Dec. 19

The draft lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft is set for Sunday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. ET. ESPN will air a 30-minute draft lottery special between games of a doubleheader that afternoon featuring Baylor vs. Michigan and Louisville vs.…

Former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford suspended without pay for role in altercation

Former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford suspended without pay for role in altercation

  The league announced the following today: The WNBA announced today that former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford have been suspended without pay for their roles in an altercation outside of an Atlanta-area club in May and…

The WNBA approved changes to the league’s playoff format and postseason seeding

The WNBA approved changes to the league’s playoff format and postseason seeding

Beginning with the 2022 season, the WNBA will have a new playoff format and postseason seeding structure. The new postseason structure includes three rounds of series-play using a best-of 3-5-5 format as approved by the league’s Board of Governors. “We…

Michaela Onyenwere receives her 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy

Michaela Onyenwere receives her 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy

The New York Liberty hosted an event to present the 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy to Liberty forward and UCLA graduate Michaela Onyenwere on Wed. Nov. 17. The celebration included a trophy presentation, a Q&A, and an autograph…

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota returns 12 players from last season and added four newcomers to its 2021-22 squad. The Gophers’ lone exhibition game, a 78-33 win against Minnesota Crookston at Williams Arena October 31, was the first game played at The…

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

Congratulations to Mel Greenberg for receiving the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award. #GowdyAward pic.twitter.com/LO7pciHoSb — Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) September 11, 2021 On September 10, 2021, sportswriter Mel Greenberg was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame with the Curt Gowdy Print…

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in a hard-fought game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals to give the franchise its first-ever championship. The best-of-five series win came in front of a sellout, loud crowd at Wintrust Arena…

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

With the largest margin of victory in WNBA Finals history, the Chicago Sky routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 in a crucial game three of the best-of-five title series. The victory came in front of a sold out crowd at Wintrust…

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, the 2021 WNBA Most Valuable Player, leads the selections to the  2021 All-WNBA First Team. This season marks the first time Jones joins other elite WNBA players on the teams. Each member of the All-WNBA…

Diana Taurasi fined for “making inappropriate contact with a game official” during Game 2 of Finals

Diana Taurasi fined for “making inappropriate contact with a game official” during Game 2 of Finals

From the WNBA: “Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been fined $2,500 for making inappropriate contact with a game official, it was announced today by Bethany Donaphin, Head of WNBA League Operations. The incident occurred with 5:52 remaining in the…

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

While the Phoenix Mercury had a slow start, not earning a lead until the end of the second quarter, they outpaced the Chicago Sky overall for a 91-86 overtime victory in game two of the WNBA Finals, evening up the…

Video: Members of the W25 team at Game 1 of the WNBA Finals

Video: Members of the W25 team at Game 1 of the WNBA Finals

October 10, 2021 – Some of the players that were selected to the W25 team (the best players over the last 25 years) spoke to media prior to Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Full Transcript Breanna Stewart Q. I…

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury,  91-77

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury, 91-77

The Chicago Sky ran past the Phoenix Mercury, 91-77, to take game one of the WNBA Finals on Sunday afternoon at the Footprint Center in Phoenix with 10,191 fans in attendance. Six players scored in double figures to help the…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2021 Finals Press Conference

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2021 Finals Press Conference

Ahead of game one of the 2021 WNBA Finals between the Chicago Sky and the Phoenix Mercury, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed the media during a Q&A. THE MODERATOR: Welcome to the Commissioner press conference for WNBA Finals, presented…

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

The Phoenix Mercury will get a shot at earning a fourth WNBA title after defeating the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 in a deciding game five of the playoff semifinal series between the teams. Led by Brittney Griner and in front…

Sky douse Sun 79-69 to advance to Finals for the first time since 2014

Sky douse Sun 79-69 to advance to Finals for the first time since 2014

With four players in double figures, the Chicago Sky advanced to the WNBA Finals for the second time in franchise history after beating the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in a best-of-five semifinal series. The last time the franchise competed for a…

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere named 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere named 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere is the 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She is the first Liberty player to win the annual award. She received  47 votes from a national panel of 49 media members. Atlanta Dream guard…

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of  Game 3 Matchups

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of Game 3 Matchups

Chicago – Connecticut Series Game1: Tue. Sep. 28, Chicago 101, Connecticut 95 (2OT) Game 2: Thu. Sep. 30, Connecticut 79, Chicago 68 Video: Game Recap Video: Full Game Highlights Game 3: Sun. Oct. 3, Connecticut at Chicago – G3, 1:00PM…

WNBA Playoffs: Semifinals on Tap

WNBA Playoffs: Semifinals on Tap

Format (from WNBA.com): The semifinals feature a best-of-five format, with the No. 1 overall seed playing the lowest remaining seed and the No. 2 overall seed meeting the remaining team. The Nos. 1 and 2 seeds will host Games 1,…

Minnesota falls in the second round of playoffs as Chicago outperforms the Lynx 89-76 to secure a semifinals spot

Minnesota falls in the second round of playoffs as Chicago outperforms the Lynx 89-76 to secure a semifinals spot

Chicago has Minnesota’s number. In all three meetings this season against the Lynx, the Sky scored 80 or more points,  including Sunday’s 89-76 victory in the second elimination game of the day, coming after Phoenix won at Seattle. The Sky…

Copper leads as Chicago Sky hold off Dallas Wings in first round of WNBA Playoffs 81-64

Copper leads as Chicago Sky hold off Dallas Wings in first round of WNBA Playoffs 81-64

The Chicago Sky held off the Dallas Wings 81-64 in the single-elimination first round of the WNBA playoffs with four players in double digits. Chicago forward Kahleah Copper led the charge amassing 12 points in the first quarter. Sky newcomer…

Officials announced for 2021 WNBA Playoffs

Officials announced for 2021 WNBA Playoffs

Playoffs Schedule The WNBA Referee Operations management team selected 15 referees to serve as on-court and/or alternate officials in the 2021 playoffs. The officials were selected based on their performance over the season using three criteria: WNBA Referee Operations’ graded…

Tina Charles, Jonquel Jones and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2021 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Tina Charles, Jonquel Jones and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2021 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

  The WNBA announced the 2021 Peak Performer Awards in scoring, rebounding, and assists. Washington Mystics center Tina Charles won the scoring leader honor. She averaged 23.4 points per game this regular season. This is the second time Charles has…

President Biden welcomes the Seattle Storm to the White House

President Biden welcomes the Seattle Storm to the White House

Full Transcript President Joe Biden welcomed the Seattle Storm to the White House on Monday to celebrate the team’s record-tying fourth WNBA Championship during the 2020 season. The last time a WNBA team visited the White House was in 2016…

Seattle Storm wins inaugural Commissioner’s Cup title, beats Sun 79-57

Seattle Storm wins inaugural Commissioner’s Cup title, beats Sun 79-57

Despite jet lag due to traveling from the Tokyo Summer Games that finished last weekend, the Seattle Storm’s five Olympians led the charge in taking down the Connecticut Sun 79-57 in the first-ever Commissioner’s Cup Championship Thursday night, a midseason…