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A’ja Wilson named 2020 WNBA Player of the Year, Cheryl Reeve wins COY, Crystal Dangerfield earns ROY

A’ja Wilson named 2020 WNBA Player of the Year, Cheryl Reeve wins COY, Crystal Dangerfield earns ROY

After her outstanding performance during a truncated 22-game per team season, it’s no surprise that the league named Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson as the Player of the Year. The Minnesota Lynx’s Crystal Dangerfield earned the Rookie of the…

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines

Playoff schedule The fourth-seeded Minnesota Lynx plays fifth-seed Phoenix Thursday in the second round of the 2020 WNBA wubble playoffs. The teams split the abbreviated two-game regular-season series. Most preseason prognosticators probably wouldn’t admit that they didn’t expect the Lynx…

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,…

Indiana Fever sign guard Kamiah Smalls, Erica Wheeler will not join team this season and still under WNBA medical protocol

Indiana Fever sign guard Kamiah Smalls, Erica Wheeler will not join team this season and still under WNBA medical protocol

The Indiana Fever signed free agent guard, Kamiah Smalls, and announced that guard Erica Wheeler is not expected to join the team this season. Wheeler revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11 via her personal Instagram account.…

Lynx activate Odyssey Sims, waive Megan Huff

Lynx activate Odyssey Sims, waive Megan Huff

Release from the Lynx: Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve today announced the team has activated guard Odyssey Sims and in a subsequent move, waived forward Megan Huff. Per WNBA protocol, Sims will continue her mandatory quarantine…

Las Vegas Aces guard Lindsay Allen to miss July 31 game due to an “inconclusive positive result” from a COVID-19 test

From the Aces: Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced today that the team will be without the services of Lindsay Allen this evening when it takes on the Phoenix Mercury, as the third-year guard returned an “inconclusive positive…

WNBA: Statistical leaders after opening weekend

WNBA: Statistical leaders after opening weekend

POINTS PER GAME 1. Monique Billings ATL 30.0 2. Myisha Hines-Allen WAS 27.0 3. Angel McCoughtry LVA 25.0 3. Kelsey Mitchell IND 25.0 5. A’ja Wilson LVA 22.0 REBOUNDS PER GAME 1. Sylvia Fowles MIN 18.0 2. Monique Billings ATL 13.0 3. A’ja Wilson LVA 11.0 4. Isabelle…

Gameday: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

Gameday: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

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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 season opens with a triple header: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

WNBA season opens with a triple header: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

Season schedule || Transactions The season kicks off with a triple header on Saturday. The Seattle Storm and the New York Liberty play first. Fans will get to see this year’s No. 1 draft pick, the Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu, in…

Atlanta Dream’s Glory Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season,

Atlanta Dream’s Glory Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season,

Two players from the Atlanta Dream have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after the team traveled to Florida for the season at IMG Academy in Bradenton. Earlier today, the team announced that center Kalani Brown tested positive. The team’s…

Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season

Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for COVID-19, will miss start of the season

Kalani Brown tests positive for COVID-19 during initial quarantine period in Florida ?????? pic.twitter.com/8Yr3IVJhUb — ????. (@kalanibrown21) July 24, 2020 Statement from the Atlanta Dream: Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the initial quarantine…

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…

Chicago Sky announces 2020 TV Schedule that includes local broadcasts

Chicago Sky announces 2020 TV Schedule that includes local broadcasts

All of the Chicago Sky’s games at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. will be televised, the team announced. WCIU is the team’s local broadcast partner and will air 18 of the Sky’s 22-contest slate. All Sky games will also be…

WNBA denies Elena Delle Donne’s medical opt-out request; Delle Donne and the team respond

7/15/20 Update: Elene Delle Donne responded to the league’s denial with an essay in The Players’ Tribune.  Delle Donne prefaced her essay on social media with this statement: “The league I’ve given my blood, sweat and tears to has basically…

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Former WNBA player Kara Lawson is already in hallowed territory as part of a wave of female assistant coaches in the NBA. However, being named the head coach of Duke women’s basketball puts her in even more elite company. Currently,…

WNBA announces 2020 schedule; action begins with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts

WNBA announces 2020 schedule; action begins with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts

Full Schedule || National TV Schedule The WNBA announced the schedule for the 2020 season. Play begins Saturday, July 25 with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts across ABC, ESPN, and CBS Sports Network. The league’s 24th season will be…

Highly touted Seattle Storm rookie Ezi Magbegor ready to begin her WNBA career

Highly touted Seattle Storm rookie Ezi Magbegor ready to begin her WNBA career

When Seattle Storm rookie forward Ezi Magbegor was nearly two years old, a fellow Australian Lauren Jackson became the first pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft. Selected by the Storm, Jackson, a 19-year-old phenom, went on to have a storied…

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…

WNBA season set to start July 25 after delayed beginning

WNBA season set to start July 25 after delayed beginning

The WNBA announced today that the season is scheduled to start Saturday, July 25, in Florida. Teams are in an isolated setting at IMG Academy in Bradenton due to the coronavirus pandemic. The original start date was May 15. In…