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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Breanna Stewart comes back strong, leads Storm in season opener vs. Liberty, players use media time for Breonna Taylor discussion

Breanna Stewart didn’t miss a step in returning to the court after a year off of recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. The 2018 MVP finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and a tied a regular-season career-high of four steals…

New York Liberty coach Walt Hopkins on starting Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu as floor generals

New York Liberty coach Walt Hopkins on starting Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu as floor generals

New York Liberty head coach Walt Hopkins met with the media briefly before his coaching debut. Here’s is what he had to say about his starting guard combo of Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu plus his thoughts on his first…

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 grants medical waiver to Mystics center Tina Charles

WNBA grants medical waiver to Mystics center Tina Charles

Tina Charles, who was set to play her first season with the Washington Mystics this season, received a medical waiver to opt out of the season in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles, who has extrinsic asthma, received the exemption…

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…

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tested positive for the COVID-19 virus prior to the team traveling to Florida. She is the second player on the team to have a positive result for the virus. Second-year guard Asia Durr…

New York Liberty guard Asia Durr to miss 2020 WNBA season due to recovering from COVID-19

The New York Liberty announced that second-year guard Asia Durr will miss the 2020 WNBA Season. Durr announced via social media that she tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8. She is the twelfth player to announce since the beginning…

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…

New York Liberty guard Rebecca Allen opts out of playing this season

New York Liberty guard Rebecca Allen opts out of playing this season

New York Liberty guard Rebecca Allen is opting out of playing during the 2020 WNBA season. She joins six other WNBA players who will skip the season and not play at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, a location set up…

WNBPA receives award from Jobs With Justice, Layshia Clarendon outlines ideas for player-led social justice initiatives in acceptance speech

WNBPA receives award from Jobs With Justice, Layshia Clarendon outlines ideas for player-led social justice initiatives in acceptance speech

Layshia Clarendon outlines ideas social justice initiatives for the 2020 season Recently, the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), the union representing the WNBA, received two awards in recognition of the organization’s contract negotiations this year that resulted in a…

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…

New York Liberty unveils new logo, first redesign since team’s inception

New York Liberty unveils new logo, first redesign since team’s inception

The New York Liberty redesigned the franchise’s logo for the first time since the team’s inception in 1997. According to the team, the logo “brings together the past and future of one of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s longest tenured…

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…

New York Liberty introduce Walt Hopkins as eighth head coach in franchise history

New York Liberty introduce Walt Hopkins as eighth head coach in franchise history

OFFICIAL: New York Liberty announce and introduce Walt Hopkins as head coach. #BROOKLYNLOUD2020? pic.twitter.com/ayW4JF4AaK — New York Liberty (@nyliberty) January 8, 2020 The New York Liberty introduced Walt Hopkins as the team’s new head coach during a press conference at…

New York Liberty fires head coach Katie Smith

New York Liberty fires head coach Katie Smith

Official announcement from the Liberty: The New York Liberty announced today that Head Coach Katie Smith’s contract will not be renewed for the 2020 season. The search for a new coach will begin immediately. “On behalf of the entire Liberty…

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…