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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…

Rebecca Allen’s season-high effort leads New York Liberty in celebratory game vs. Los Angeles, 76-73

Rebecca Allen’s season-high effort leads New York Liberty in celebratory game vs. Los Angeles, 76-73

In a close game that marked the anniversary of the WNBA’s first-ever matchup in 1997, the New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 76-73 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in front of a sold-out limited capacity crowd. The…

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…

Devoted parents, impressive work ethic, and die-hard fans helped fuel the stellar career of Seimone Augustus

Devoted parents, impressive work ethic, and die-hard fans helped fuel the stellar career of Seimone Augustus

Watch Seimone Augustus talk about the impact of the late Sue Gunter on her career After a stellar playing career, women’s basketball legend Seimone Augustus hung up her sneakers the day before the beginning of the 2021 WNBA season. 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…

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…

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…

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…

Los Angeles Sparks introduce Reshanda Gray and Te’a Cooper ahead of 2020 season

Los Angeles Sparks introduce Reshanda Gray and Te’a Cooper ahead of 2020 season

In a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Sparks introduced forward Reshanda Gray and rookie point guard Te’ a Cooper to the team’s 2020 roster. The WNBA starts its 2020 season later this month at IMG Academy in…

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…

Los Angeles Sparks players Kristi Toliver and Chiney Ogwumike to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks players Kristi Toliver and Chiney Ogwumike to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver and her teammate, forward/center Chiney Ogwumike, will not play this season in the WNBA, bringing the total number of players deciding to opt out at nine. The others: Cecilia Zandalasini (Minnesota Lynx) Renee Montgomery…

With her cousin’s memory heavy on her heart, Sparks’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt discusses recent police brutality in the U.S.

With her cousin’s memory heavy on her heart, Sparks’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt discusses recent police brutality in the U.S.

There were thirty journalists crammed into small, square Zoom screens, some were comfortable in their home offices, small apartments, or bedrooms, while others participated without video. Inside the fifth box on the fourth row, Los Angeles Sparks guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt…

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…

Seimone Augustus leaves the Lynx, signs with the Sparks

Seimone Augustus leaves the Lynx, signs with the Sparks

Full release from the Los Angeles Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the signing of four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus, who comes to the Sparks after leading the Minnesota Lynx to titles in 2011, 2013, 2015 and…

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…

WNBPA re-elects Nneka Ogwumike as president, Layshia Clarendon as first vice president

WNBPA re-elects Nneka Ogwumike as president, Layshia Clarendon as first vice president

With WNBA players still in labor negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, their union released the following results of the organization’s elections: The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced the reelections of Nneka Ogwumike as WNBPA President, and…

Pac-12 to enjoy heightened visibility during USA Basketball November tour; Ogwumike and Clarendon represent

Pac-12 to enjoy heightened visibility during USA Basketball November tour; Ogwumike and Clarendon represent

Tour Schedule With members that represent some of the best teams in the nation, including preseason No. 1 Oregon, it is no surprise that the Pac-12 is set to play a prominent role in the USA National Team’s November tour…

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…

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM Penny Toler

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM Penny Toler

From the Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks announced today that Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler was relieved of her duties and will no longer be with the organization, effective immediately. A national search will begin immediately to…

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…