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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.  

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…

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…

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

In a contentious election, Democrat Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, defeated Atlanta Dream co-owner and Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff. Warnock becomes Georgia’s first black U.S. senator. After being appointed to the…

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

The league’s annual Peak Performer Awards are for players who lead the league in scoring, rebound, and assists during the regular season. Each winner receives a Tiffany & Co. trophy in honor of her accomplishments. 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards…

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA players decided to not play three games scheduled for Wednesday night showing solidarity with NBA teams who also refused to play as a strong statement against racial injustice in light of police brutality including the shooting of Jacob Blake,…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

Three days before the WNBA season begins in Florida, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert held a teleconference with media. She opened the call with comments summarizing the lead up to teams and staffers arriving at IMG Academy in Bradenton. “We…

Chicago Sky announces 2020 TV Schedule that includes local broadcasts

Chicago Sky announces 2020 TV Schedule that includes local broadcasts

All of the Chicago Sky’s games at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. will be televised, the team announced. WCIU is the team’s local broadcast partner and will air 18 of the Sky’s 22-contest slate. All Sky games will also be…

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

Video courtesy Phoenix Mercury As of Saturday, all WNBA teams have arrived at the “bubble” location, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The Indiana Fever was the last team to arrive. Team press conferences began Friday and will continue throughout the…

With Uncertainty Hanging Over Their Heads, Some WNBA Players Find Marketing Opportunities

Even with the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic hanging over the country and a truncated season on the horizon, some WNBA players continue to find ways to expand their careers with marketing and sponsorship deals. Converse and a Cloud Washington…

2020 WNBA Transactions

2020 August 31, 2020 Chicago Sky: Signed free agent forward Alisia Jenkins to a 7-day contract August 26, 2020 Indiana Fever: Signed forward Jantel Lavender, as well as a second and third-round draft pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft from…

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

2020 WNBA Draft, Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App || Draft Order With the WNBA Draft scheduled for Friday, the league held its annual pre-draft teleconference with media earlier this week. Coaches provided insight on prospects and how the…

Dallas Wings trade Skylar Diggins-Smith, acquire Astou Ndour in three-team exchange

Dallas Wings trade Skylar Diggins-Smith, acquire Astou Ndour in three-team exchange

? It's official, @SkyDigg4 is headed to the @PhoenixMercury! pic.twitter.com/dewjHXsfXy — WNBA (@WNBA) February 12, 2020 Release from Dallas: The Dallas Wings have signed and traded Skylar Diggins-Smith to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for the No. 5 and 7…

WNBA and player’s union reach eight-year collective bargaining agreement

WNBA and player’s union reach eight-year collective bargaining agreement

The WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), pending ratification by the players and the league’s Board of Governors. The new eight-year CBA, which commences with the 2020…