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Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Mystics forward Ariel Atkins scored 21 points, the most points she has scored in a game this postseason Notes || Shot Charts || Box score || WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s pre-game press conference WASHINGTON D.C. – Second-year Mystics forward Ariel…

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…

Connecticut Sun enter WNBA Finals motivated by underdog status

Connecticut Sun enter WNBA Finals motivated by underdog status

With a backdrop of a regular season where pundits continually underestimated their odds of making a championship run, the Connecticut Sun enters the Finals using the summer of what they term “DisrespeCT” as motivation in their series against the Washington…

The WNBA Finals are set: Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun in best-of-five series

The WNBA Finals are set: Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun in best-of-five series

Best-of-Five Series (2-2-1) Game 1: Sunday, Sept. 29, Washington 95, Connecticut 86 Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 1, Connecticut 99, Washington 87 Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 6, No. 1 Washington vs. No. 2 Connecticut, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC Game 4*: Tuesday,…

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…

As trade deadline approaches, Sun acquire Theresa Plaisance from Wings in exchange for rookie Kristine Anigwe

As trade deadline approaches, Sun acquire Theresa Plaisance from Wings in exchange for rookie Kristine Anigwe

In a Tuesday morning trade, the Dallas Wings acquired rookie forward/center Kristine Anigwe from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for sixth year forward/center Theresa Plaisance. The league’s trade deadline is today at 8 p.m. ET. “Theresa has been a part…

Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON – Entertainment and Sports Arena’s sellout crowd of 4,200 fans said it best. “We’re number one! We’re number one!” Fans yelled the phrase while the game’s last seconds ticked away. The crowd cheered the Washington…

A double dose of Ogwumike helps Los Angeles surge past Connecticut in home opener, 77-70

A double dose of Ogwumike helps Los Angeles surge past Connecticut in home opener, 77-70

Both Ogwumike sisters in double figures in win over Connecticut Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks (1-1) bounced back from a road loss at Las Vegas during the league’s opening weekend to have a successful…

Led by Jonquel Jones Connecticut tops Indiana, 88-77, moves to 2-0

Led by Jonquel Jones Connecticut tops Indiana, 88-77, moves to 2-0

Shot Charts || Stats The Connecticut Sun moved to 2-0 after topping the Indiana Fever 88-77 Tuesday night in a home contest at Mohegan Sun Arena in front of 4, 781 fans. Led by center Jonquel Jones, the Sun overcame…

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut Sun earns win in season opener against Washington Mystics Shot Charts The Connecticut Sun entered the WNBA regular season on a high note defeating the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 Saturday evening in front of 7,913 fans at Mohegan Sun…

Connecticut Sun trade Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles in exchange for first round pick in 2020

Connecticut Sun trade Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles in exchange for first round pick in 2020

The Connecticut Sun acquired the Los Angeles Sparks’ first round pick in the 2020 WNBA draft in exchange for  6-4 forward Chiney Ogwumike. The first overall pick in the 2014 draft, Ogwumike played three seasons for the Sun. The trade…

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…

2018 WNBA Playoffs Bracket and Officials

2018 WNBA Playoffs Bracket and Officials

Officials for the Playoffs || Standings at End of Regular Season Finals Schedule Game 1 — Seattle 89, Washington 76 Game 2 — Seattle 75, Washington 73 Game 3 — Seattle 98, Washington 82 Playoffs Schedule LOCAL ET TV First Round…

2018 WNBA All-Star Saturday Notebook: The league president speaks, post All-Star impressions and looking forward to Vegas!

2018 WNBA All-Star Saturday Notebook: The league president speaks, post All-Star impressions and looking forward to Vegas!

Full transcript of Lisa Borders’ Press Conference  MINNEAPOLIS – The WNBA’s “Take A Seat, Take a Stand” program gives $5 of each ticket sold to charity but there is some concern about how this fits in with players wanting more…

Atlanta Dream trades Layshia Clarendon and a 2019 second round pick to the Connecticut Sun for Alex Bentley

The Atlanta Dream traded guard Layshia Clarendon and a 2019 second round pick to the Connecticut Sun for guard Alex Bentley. Bentley, in her sixth year in the league, was originally selected by the Dream with the 13th overall pick…

Obituary and memorial service information for Anne Donovan

From Andrews Funeral Home in Wilmington, NC: Anne Theresa Donovan died unexpectedly on June 13, 2018. She was born November 1, 1961 in Ridgewood, NJ to the late Joseph A. Donovan and the late Anna Donovan Matthews. Anne was preceded…

Anne Donovan, a Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist who led Seattle to its first WNBA title, dies at 56

Anne Donovan, a Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist who led Seattle to its first WNBA title, dies at 56

Women’s basketball legend Anne Donovan passes away at 56 https://twitter.com/ODUWBB/status/1007057459842830336 Old Dominion University will host a memorial service for women’s basketball legend Anne Donovan on Sunday, July 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET in the Big Blue Room of…

2018 WNBA Opening Weekend Rosters

2018 WNBA Opening Weekend Rosters

Team final rosters will be added as they become available. Final rosters are due at 5 p.m. ETon Thursday, May 17. Atlanta Dream NUM PLAYER POS HEIGHT EXP FROM 25 Monique Billings F 6-4 R UCLA 51 Jessica Breland F…

2018 WNBA.com GM Survey: Sparks predicted to win championship; Maya Moore tabbed to be MVP

2018 WNBA.com GM Survey: Sparks predicted to win championship; Maya Moore tabbed to be MVP

2018 WNBA TV Schedule || Recent Transactions The WNBA’s 12 general managers picked the Los Angeles Sparks to win the 2018 WNBA championship in the 16th annual WNBA.com GM survey. A title for the Sparks would be a fourth championship for…

2018 WNBA Transactions

2018 WNBA Transactions

2018 WNBA TV Schedule August 19, 2018 New York Rogers, Sugar Contract Extension Minnesota Robinson, Danielle Contract Extension Dallas Lucas, Maggie Contract Signed (Rest of Season) August 17, 2018 Atlanta Elonu, Adaora Contract Signed (Rest of Season) August 14, 2018…

2018 WNBA Training Camp Rosters and Preseason Key Dates

2018 WNBA Training Camp Rosters and Preseason Key Dates

15% off $75 at Footlocker.com. Code LKS185T2. Online Only. Exclusions Apply. Preseason Schedule || Regular Season TV Schedule April 29: Training camps open May 4-15: Preseason games May 17: Final roster cut-down deadline — 12 players, 5 p.m. ET May 18:…

Video and gallery: Nike reveals 2018 WNBA uniforms

Video and gallery: Nike reveals 2018 WNBA uniforms

Behind-the-scenes video In 2015, the WNBA announced that, along with the NBA and G-League, it was dropping Adidas as the official maker of apparel and uniforms for the league. At the time, Adidas still had a couple of years under…

Connecticut Sun to host preseason round-robin tournament

The Connecticut Sun will host a preseason tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena on May 7-8. Other participants in the event include the New York Liberty, the Dallas Wings and the Los Angeles Sparks. May 7 Liberty vs. Wings Sparks vs. Sun…

The 2018 WNBA season kicks off Friday, May 18

The 2018 WNBA season kicks off Friday, May 18

????? The 2018 WNBA season tips off Friday, May 18. The league’s 22nd opening weekend will feature eight games. On May 18, the Phoenix Mercury will host the Dallas Wings at 10 p.m. ET. The next day, the Chicago Sky…

Connecticut Sun re-signs Shekinna Stricklen to a multi-year contract

The Connecticut Sun re-signed Shekinna Stricklen to a multi-year contract. She is in her third season with Connecticut and her sixth in the WNBA. “Because I was unrestricted, I could have looked at other options,” Stricklen said. “But I really…