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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…

Chicago Sky add Olaf Lange as an assistant coach

Chicago Sky add Olaf Lange as an assistant coach

After his first year as the Chicago Sky head coach/general manager, James Wade hires  Olaf Lange as an assistant coach. “Olaf has a wealth of experience in the WNBA and abroad,” Wade said. “He is no rookie, and has always…

The 2019 All-WNBA First  and Second Teams

The 2019 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

The WNBA announced the 2019 First and Second teams during halftime of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics on Sunday afternoon. The league’s Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics…

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

COMMISSIONER ENGELBERT: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s great to be in Washington tipping off the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV. I want to begin by congratulating the two teams who are here with us today and, quite frankly, all of…

Phoenix’s Griner, Connecticut’s Jones and Chicago’s Vandersloot earn 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Phoenix’s Griner, Connecticut’s Jones and Chicago’s Vandersloot earn 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, Connecticut Sun forward/center Jonquel Jones and Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot won the 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards in scoring, rebounding and assists. Griner, Jones and Vandersloot all earned the same awards in the 2017…

50-40-90: Elena Delle Donne enters the record books again as Washington bests Chicago 100-86 in regular season finale

50-40-90: Elena Delle Donne enters the record books again as Washington bests Chicago 100-86 in regular season finale

Elena Delle Donne becomes the first WNBA player to enter the 50-40-90 club Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (28-6) closed their regular season with a 100-86 win over the Chicago Sky (20-14) in Entertainment and…

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

The Washington Mystics deserve credit when it’s due. They defended their new home court at Entertainment and Sports Arena going 3-1 for the first four home games. Total attendance so far is 13,765 fans including the 3,654 that witnessed heartbreak…

Washington cruises past Chicago 103-85 before Meesseman and Mestdagh depart for EuroBasket

Washington cruises past Chicago 103-85 before Meesseman and Mestdagh depart for EuroBasket

WASHINGTON – Every Washington Mystics player pitched in for a 103-85 win over the Chicago Sky Wednesday night. “Well, we can all score,” Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault joked before starting the press conference. “I’m happy. We had five…

Sensational 27-point output from rookie Napheesa Collier helps Minnesota top Chicago 89-71 in season opener

Sensational 27-point output from rookie Napheesa Collier helps Minnesota top Chicago 89-71 in season opener

Napheesa Collier leads Minnesota Lynx in season opener against the Chicago Sky MINNEAPOLIS – She’s no Maya Moore but Minnesota Lynx rookie forward and fellow UConn grad Napheesa Collier wasn’t too bad in her regular season pro debut. “I was…

PUMA expands its WNBA player roster adding Jackie Young and Katie Lou Samuelson

PUMA expands its WNBA player roster adding Jackie Young and Katie Lou Samuelson

Puma adds two more WNBA players to its roster with deals for rookies Jackie Young and Katie Lou Samuelson. Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith is also signed with the athletic apparel company. The full release from Puma. Today, sports company…

The 2019 WNBA Draft Set for April 10 at Nike New York headquarters

The 2019 WNBA Draft Set for April 10 at Nike New York headquarters

The 2019 WNBA Draft is set for Wednesday, April 10 at Nike New York Headquarters the league announced today. The first round will air on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. ET, followed by coverage of the second and third rounds…

Chicago Sky announces James Wade as new head coach

Chicago Sky announces James Wade as new head coach

The Chicago Sky announced James Wade as the team’s new head coach Tuesday morning. Wade is a former assistant with the Minnesota Lynx. The franchise fired former head coach Amber Stocks in late August. Wade spent two years with the…