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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…

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…

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…

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…

Dallas Wings introduce Vickie Johnson as head coach

Dallas Wings introduce Vickie Johnson as head coach

Two months after firing Brian Agler, the Dallas Wings announced WNBA veteran Vickie Johnson as the team’s head coach. Johnson served as an assistant coach with the Las Vegas Aces for the past three seasons. She is currently the only…

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

The New York Liberty won the 2021 WNBA Draft Lottery announced Friday evening. The Liberty has the top pick of the draft for the second consecutive year and the second time in franchise history. The rest of the top four…

Dallas Wings and Brian Agler part ways

Dallas Wings and Brian Agler part ways

After two seasons, Brian Agler is no longer the head coach of the Dallas Wings. The franchise fired the head coach Tuesday morning, just a week after the season ended with the Seattle Storm winning the 2020 WNBA championship. Agler…

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…

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…

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…

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Mystics secure No. 1 seed in playoffs Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics defeated the Dallas Wings 86-73 Friday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. The contest, Washington’s second-to-last game before postseason, had playoff implications. The…

WNBA announces suspensions for altercation during Aug. 10 Dallas at Phoenix game

WNBA announces suspensions for altercation during Aug. 10 Dallas at Phoenix game

From the league: Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and Dallas Wings forwards Kristine Anigwe and Kayla Thornton have been suspended for their involvement in an altercation during Saturday’s game at Talking Stick Resort Arena, it was announced today by Bethany…

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…

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – With 2:41 remaining in the second quarter of Thursday’s day game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings, center Imani McGee-Stafford found herself open near the hoop, and laid the ball in.…

Dallas Wings add Megan Gustafson, team dealing with “roster challenges”

Dallas Wings add Megan Gustafson, team dealing with “roster challenges”

The Dallas Wings re-added center Megan Gustafson Thursday. The second-round draft pick from Iowa did not make the May 24 opening day roster as the team waived her May 22. In three preseason games she averaged 2.6 points and 3.0…

Washington’s “bench mob” lifts Mystics in 86-62 win over Dallas Wings, Hawkins leads with career-high 21

Washington’s “bench mob” lifts Mystics in 86-62 win over Dallas Wings, Hawkins leads with career-high 21

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON – “Somebody asked me the other day what our bench would be like with Emma [Meesseman] gone,” Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault said to media during his postgame presser after his team beat the…