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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…

Nia Coffey leads Los Angeles in scrimmage win at Las Vegas, 80-71

Nia Coffey leads Los Angeles in scrimmage win at Las Vegas, 80-71

Los Angeles starters: Erica Wheeler, Brittney Sykes, Amanda Zahui B, Jasmine Walker, Chiney Ogwumike Las Vegas starters: Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, Liz Cambage, A’ja Wilson, Angel McCoughtry In the second scrimmage of the WNBA preseason, the Los Angeles Sparks beat…

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…

Sale of the Las Vegas Aces from MGM Resorts International to Mark Davis approved

Sale of the Las Vegas Aces from MGM Resorts International to Mark Davis approved

The WNBA and NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Las Vegas Aces from MGM Resorts International to Mark Davis. The franchise announced that the team would have a new owner on January 14. “On behalf of…

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…

Seattle Storm completes sweep of Las Vegas Aces to win fourth WNBA title

Seattle Storm completes sweep of Las Vegas Aces to win fourth WNBA title

Seattle Storm Championship Collection With a dominant performance, the Seattle Storm defeated the Las Vegas Aces, 92-59, to win the franchise’s fourth WNBA championship Tuesday evening. After a season where the league moved into a bubble location in Bradenton, FL,…

Seattle is one step closer to a fourth WNBA title after topping Las Vegas 104-91 in game two of the Finals

Seattle is one step closer to a fourth WNBA title after topping Las Vegas 104-91 in game two of the Finals

Seattle is just one game away from another WNBA championship Video Highlights Video courtesy Seattle Storm With consecutive victories to start the WNBA Finals, the Seattle Storm forced a win-or-go-home situation for the Las Vegas Aces. With a 104-91 victory…

Record-setting performances help Seattle Storm top Las Vegas Aces in Finals Game 1

Record-setting performances help Seattle Storm top Las Vegas Aces in Finals Game 1

With record-setting performances and career bests, the Seattle Storm topped Las Vegas in game 1 of the WNBA Finals, 93-80, Friday night in the league’s bubble facility in Florida. Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 37 points and pulled down 15…

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League Update, 6:47 p.m. ET: “All Seattle players are now cleared to play for tonight’s game.” With a strong emphasis on following the advice of medical professionals and scientists, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed media via a teleconference on the…

Game 1 of the WNBA Semifinals between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx postponed

Game 1 of the WNBA Semifinals between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx postponed

During the fourth quarter of the first semifinal game between the Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces, the league announced that the second contest of Sunday’s doubleheader would be postponed: “After receiving inconclusive COVID-19 test results today for players from…

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…

Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage “expected to miss” the 2020 WNBA season

Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage “expected to miss” the 2020 WNBA season

The Las Vegas Aces announced that three-time All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the 2020 WNBA Season. She becomes the 11th player to announce since June that she will not play during the league’s truncated season schedule to…

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…

Las Vegas Aces sign free agent guard Alex Bentley

Las Vegas Aces sign free agent guard Alex Bentley

WNBA Transactions The Las Vegas Aces signed free agent guard Alex Bentley Tuesday. “I’m extremely excited to join the Las Vegas Aces!” said Bentley. “Thanking God, the team and the entire Aces organization for this wonderful opportunity. Let’s get it!”…

Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum undergoes Achilles tendon surgery, will miss 2020 WNBA season

Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum undergoes Achilles tendon surgery, will miss 2020 WNBA season

From the Aces: Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced that fourth-year guard Kelsey Plum underwent successful surgery today on her left Achilles tendon. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery. Plum is expected to make a full recovery, but…

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 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 leads Washington in 103-91 win over Aces, Mystics take 2-0 lead in semifinal series

Emma Meesseman leads Washington in 103-91 win over Aces, Mystics take 2-0 lead in semifinal series

Emma Meesseman has a career night as Washington tops Las Vegas for 2-0 series lead Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – With a sea of scarlet pom poms, red blinking wristbands and a sell out 4,200 crowd in Entertainment…

The good, bad and ugly about Washington surviving Las Vegas, 97-95, kicking off semifinal series

The good, bad and ugly about Washington surviving Las Vegas, 97-95, kicking off semifinal series

Meesseman has playoff career high as Mystics survive Aces in semifinals game one Notes || Shot Charts || Draft Lottery Results WASHINGTON D.C. – Sixteen lead changes and ten ties had the 3,968 fans in Entertainment and Sports Arena on…

Run it Back: Washington Mystics excited for first semifinal battle against Las Vegas

Run it Back: Washington Mystics excited for first semifinal battle against Las Vegas

Washington D.C. – The Washington Mystics’ “Run it Back” campaign to avenge their 2018 Finals loss shifts into the postseason Tuesday night. Entertainment and Sports Arena welcomes the Las Vegas Aces to face off with the Mystics at 8:30 p.m…