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East takes All-Star game, festivities a success under the reign of Laurel Richie

Swin Cash receives the MVP award from Laurel Richie SAN ANTONIO – The last time the WNBA All-Star weekend featured an East vs. West contest was in 2009 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The West won that contest 130-118 but this…

Liz Cambage to replace injured Candace Parker in All-Star Game

Tulsa Shock rookie center Liz Cambage will take the roster spot of injured Los Angeles Sparks center Candace Parker on the Western Conference roster of the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game the league announced today. Parker was voted to the game…

Reserves announced for 2011 WNBA All-Star Game

Two players from the host team of the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game are among the 12 reserves selected by coaches to participate in the event on Saturday, July 23. San Antonio Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon and forward Danielle Adams…

Mystics make biggest second-half comeback in WNBA history to defeat Sparks 89-85

Box Score LOS ANGELES – A 24-point lead by the Los Angeles Sparks early in the third quarter turned into the biggest second-half comeback in WNBA history for the Washington Mystics, as they erased the deficit to win in overtime,…

Price leads Dream in determined effort to halt losing streak

  Dedicated Dream fans wait for players to sign their memorabilia before the game. Box score ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream (4-9) came into Saturday night’s home contest against the visiting Chicago Sky (7-8) with only three wins, in contrast…

Voting complete, WNBA All-Star Starters Announced

The Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings led all vote-getters in balloting for the 2011 WNBA All-Star game with 32,706 votes. Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (25,077), the second leading vote-getter, led the Western Conference. The league announced the results of the…

Los Angeles Sparks owner Paula Madison steps into the spotlight, talks about becoming more involved with the team

Madison’s family business first contact with the team was not “love at first sight” LOS ANGELES – Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson bought the Los Angeles Sparks in 2006, and they have been the faces of ownership for the organization…

President Obama calls the WNBA “the most successful women’s professional sports league in the world” at Storm Rose Garden ceremony

Video of the ceremony President Barack Obama welcomed the reigning WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm, at the White House Wednesday afternoon. “A few weeks ago the WNBA kicked off its 15th season. In that time it has become the most…

Game Updates: Los Angeles at San Antonio, June 24, 2011

San Antonio 90, Los Angeles 80 OT San Antonio: Jia Perkins (31 points, 8 rebounds), Becky Hammon (22 points), Sophia Young (12 points, 7 rebounds), Ruth Riley (11 points, 9 rebounds) Los Angeles: Candace Parker (25 points, 13 rebounds), DeLisha…

Taylor helps Mercury begin streak, earn road victory in San Antonio

Mercury players strategize during a timeout. SAN ANTONIO – After starting the season 0-3, the Phoenix Mercury (2-3) are on a 2-0 winning streak after defeating the San Antonio Silver Stars 105-98 in the first matchup of a four-game road…

Sparks host the Liberty as the league celebrates its 15th season and inaugural game

New York Liberty (2-3) at Los Angeles Sparks (3-1) Time: 10:00 p.m. ET Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles TV: ESPN2 On June 21, 1997 Lisa Leslie and the Los Angeles Sparks hosted the New York Liberty in the WNBA’s first…

Los Angeles dominates Seattle from beginning to end, bench play key in victory

Katie Smith and Le’coe Willingham wait to enter the game and watch Lauren Jackson and Candace Parker. Game Updates LOS ANGELES – What a difference a year makes. Last season it was the Storm that clicked on all cylinders like…

Around the League: Marketing buzz, statistical leaders, rookie performances and more

Marketing Brouhaha Since the preseason, several articles about the league’s marketing have made their way into print. Some of them talked about the lack of impact of WNBA marketing among marginal fans (including new president Laurel Richie before her appointment)…

Thursday recap and weekend outlook: Mystics get OT victory, Brunson tallies her fourth double-double as Lynx topple Storm

Yesterday’s scores Washington 98 Atlanta 90 OT Minnesota 81 Seattle 74 The Washington Mystics (1-1) came out on tip on the road in a topsy-turvy game against the Atlanta Dream. The game went into overtime at 85 and the Mystics…

Around the League: WNBA opening weekend recap, attendance figures and transactions

Attendance Los Angeles – 13,589 (June 3) San Antonio – 12,406 (June 4) Seattle – 11,548 (June 4) Minnesota – 10,123 (June 5) Atlanta – 8,038 (June 5) Indiana – 8,024 (June 4) Connecticut – 6,666 (June 4) Connecticut had…

WNBA Opening Weekend: Day 2 recap and Day 3 schedule

Connecticut Sun video tribute to Margo Dydek Today’s Schedule: New York @ Atlanta, 3:00pm, TV:SPSO, Streaming: Live Access Los Angeles @ Minnesota, 3:30pm, TV: FSNN-MIN PRIME, Streaming: Live Access Previews Liberty-Dream Preview (AP) Sparks-Lynx Preview (AP) The second day of…

Getting to know the Tulsa Shock’s Amber Holt: The forward talks about Tulsa’s tough first season and her hopes for 2011

Amber Holt Video Highlights (YouTube.com) Amber Holt on Twitter (@amber_holt) The first year of the Tulsa Shock was a rough one. With a revolving roster, player discontent and an abysmal record, the team had few bright spots. Even with the…

Video: WNBA unveils 2011 season promo during NBA All-Star festivities, “Basketball is basketball”

With the WNBA celebrating its historic 15th Season this summer, the League will unveiled its new promotional spot during NBA All-Star 2011, reaching millions of basketball fans on TNT.

Texas A&M’s Gary Blair opines on the demise of the WNBA Houston Comets

In an article in the Houston Chronicle, Texas A&M coach Gary Blair gave his opinion on the demise of the four-time WNBA championship team Houston Comets. Blair, while discussing the plethora of girl’s basketball talent in Texas, expressed disappointment that…

Washington Mystics statement on the departure of former GM Angela Taylor

Mel Greenberg reported yesterday that Angela Taylor was no longer the general manager of the Washington Mystics. The team’s president and managing partner, Sheila Johnson, issued this statement today: “Angela Taylor’s contract has expired and we were not able to…

Video: Seattle Storm Victory Celebration

King5.com – Friday’s victory rally for the 2010 WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm, at KeyArena.

New LA Sparks president aims to help team become financially viable “for years to come”

Sparks fans wondering who new team president Mike Levy is need only look at his resume. It is pretty long. Most recently he ran the Cleveland Thunderbolts of the Arena Football League until the team folded. He worked in Major…

BBVA to be official bank of NBA, WNBA and D-League

WNBA fans were the first to see BBVA branding on basketball jerseys in the U.S. when the Seattle Storm defeated the Atlanta Dream in game one of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. The bank’s logo was on the front of…

Sparks co-owner Kathy Goodman talks about the season and the team’s future

Sparks owners Carla Christofferson (left) and Kathy Goodman (right) By the Fourth of July, the Los Angeles Sparks’ season had been declared a wash. With Candace Parker and Betty Lennox out for the season and a 5-13 record, fans were…