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WNBA Daily 5/8/22: Game Threads

WNBA Daily 5/8/22: Game Threads

Sunday, 5/8/22 Results and Game Threads Los Angeles 87, Indiana 77 Washington 78, Minnesota 66 Las Vegas 85, Seattle 74 Los Angeles 87, Indiana 77 Washington 78, Minnesota 66 Las Vegas 85, Seattle 74  …

WNBA Daily 5/7/22: Game Threads

WNBA Daily 5/7/22: Game Threads

  Saturday, 5/7/22 Results and Game Threads New York 81, Connecticut 79 Atlanta 66, Dallas 59 New York 81, Connecticut 79 Atlanta 66, Dallas 59

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

All Opening Day Scores Washington 84, Indiana 70 Los Angeles 98, Chicago 91 OT Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 88 Seattle 97, Minnesota 74 Washington 84, Indiana 70 Twitter Game Thread In her first start in…

Elena Delle Donne Returns to Lead Washington Past a Young, Talented Fever, 84-70

Elena Delle Donne Returns to Lead Washington Past a Young, Talented Fever, 84-70

All Opening Day Scores Washington 84, Indiana 70 Los Angeles 98, Chicago 91 OT Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 88 Seattle 97, Minnesota 74 Twitter Game Thread In her first start in a home opener since…

The 2022 WNBA Season Kicks Off With Four Games on May 6

The 2022 WNBA Season Kicks Off With Four Games on May 6

The 26th season of the WNBA kicks off Friday, May 6 with four games including three matchups that count towards the Commissioner’s Cup in-season competition. The Commissioner’s Cup includes 61 games and players will compete for…

WNBA unveils official brand anthem for 2022 season, “More Than”

WNBA unveils official brand anthem for 2022 season, “More Than”

  The WNBA announced a brand anthem for the 2022 season called “MORE THAN.” From a league release: “MORE THAN, shows the world that the WNBA and its athletes are more than — more than…

Phoenix Mercury announces a team-record 27-game local broadcast slate for 2022

Phoenix Mercury announces a team-record 27-game local broadcast slate for 2022

Phoenix Mercury fans in the team’s local market will enjoy a team-record of 27 televised games this season via Bally Sports Arizona/Bally Sports Extra, Phoenix’s exclusive local broadcast partner. An additional nine games will air…

The WNBA to honor Brittney Griner this season; all teams to feature BG42 court decals

The WNBA to honor Brittney Griner this season; all teams to feature BG42 court decals

The WNBA will honor Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner this season with her initials and jersey number to be featured on the sideline of all WNBA courts. Griner has been detained in Russia since mid-February…

Chicago to host the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game

Chicago to host the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game

The WNBA announced that the 2022 All-Star Game will take place in Chicago this summer at the Wintrust Arena, home of the defending champion Chicago Sky, on Sunday, July 10 (ABC, noon CT/1 p.m. ET).…

WNBA Key Dates and Preseason Schedule for 2022

WNBA Key Dates and Preseason Schedule for 2022

Key Dates Apr. 17 – May 5:  Training Camp and Preseason Games May 6: Regular Season Tips Off* Jul. 10:  All-Star Game Jul. 26: Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game Aug. 14: Last Day of Regular Season…

Bally Sports North to carry all non-nationally produced Minnesota Lynx games for the 2022 season

Bally Sports North to carry all non-nationally produced Minnesota Lynx games for the 2022 season

Bally Sports North (BSN) to carry all non-nationally produced Minnesota Lynx games for the 2022 Season. The 32 games will be on BSN or BSN Extra and the Bally Sports North app. Details from Minnesota:…

Prime Video becomes the official streaming service of the Seattle Storm

Prime Video becomes the official streaming service of the Seattle Storm

In a landmark deal, Amazon’s Prime Video becomes the official streaming partner of the Seattle Storm and one of the first streaming services to hold local broadcast rights to a team in the WNBA.  From…

The Minnesota Lynx finalize 2022 training camp roster 

The Minnesota Lynx finalize 2022 training camp roster 

The Minnesota Lynx finalized the team’s training camp roster on Wednesday. Newcomers included 2022 draft selections Kayla Jones (22nd overall) and Hannah Sjerven (28th overall). The team also added rookie forward Chloe Bibby and rookie…

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Full Draft Board The Top Three Go as Predicted Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard heard her name called as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft Monday night in New York City. The…

Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

MINNEAPOLIS – A few days after being named one of the 13-member Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen told local reporters that it is still sinking…

Atlanta Dream gets 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick in a trade with Washington Mystics

Atlanta Dream gets 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick in a trade with Washington Mystics

In a trade with the Washington Mystics, the Atlanta Dream landed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft. The Mystics received the Dream’s 2022 No. 3 overall pick and 2022 No. 14…

The WNBA reveals the list of student-athletes who have opted in to the 2022 Draft

The WNBA reveals the list of student-athletes who have opted in to the 2022 Draft

Updated 4/6/22: The WNBA released an updated list that includes players who were still competing when the initial list of declared athletes was released on March 29. The full list now includes 108 players. The…

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Veronica Burton of Northwestern University is the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year. The award honors the best defensive women’s basketball player in NCAA Division I.   “Veronica Burton played an incredibly…

Adidas launches network with plans to include over 50,000 student-athletes as paid ambassadors

Adidas launches network with plans to include over 50,000 student-athletes as paid ambassadors

Sports apparel brand Adidas announced that it is launching the first ever name, image, and likeness network for college athletes. Calling the effort ” a wide-sweeping, equitable and inclusive Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) network for…

Brittney Griner detained in Russia after hashish oil allegedly found in her luggage

Brittney Griner detained in Russia after hashish oil allegedly found in her luggage

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was detained by Russian authorities due to the alleged presence of hashish oil in her luggage at a Russian airport near Moscow reports the New York Times. A search of…

The WNBA announces groundbreaking capital $75 million capital raise featuring franchise and NBA owners along with new investors

The WNBA announces groundbreaking capital $75 million capital raise featuring franchise and NBA owners along with new investors

In the largest-ever capital raise for a women’s sports league, the WNBA announced $75 million in funding from a group of investors. With the investment, the league and its teams are now valued at $1…

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Unrestricted and Restricted Free Agents, Reserved Players, Core Players

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Unrestricted and Restricted Free Agents, Reserved Players, Core Players

Teams can begin to negotiate with their own Reserved Players and any Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents on January 15. As of February 1, teams and players can finalize deals and sign contracts and offer sheets.…

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for the Class of 2022

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for the Class of 2022

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for the Class of 2022 induction into its Hall of Fame. The 12 finalists: Debbie Antonelli (Contributor) Alice “Cookie” Barron (Veteran Player) Evelyn Blalock (Coach)…

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

After parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month, Sandy Brondello lands in New York. The coaching veteran takes over the Liberty with 17 years of coaching experience as a head coach and assistant. Under…

2022 WNBA Transactions

2022 WNBA Transactions

August 14, 2022 Phoenix: Simms, Jennie – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship)Phoenix: Turner, Yvonne – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship)Phoenix: Davis, Kaela – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship) August 13, 2022 Phoenix: Turner, Yvonne – Hardship ReleasePhoenix: Simms, Jennie – Hardship ReleasePhoenix: Davis, Kaela…