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Angel McCoughtry expected to be named Rookie of the Year, Meadors to get coach award

Former Louisville star Angel McCoughtry will be named  2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year and her Atlanta Dream coach Marynell Meadors, Coach of the Year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The WNBA will announce the winners of the award Thursday…

Historic thriller opens the WNBA Finals

In the highest scoring game in WNBA history, the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Indiana Fever 120-116 in game one of the 2009 league finals. The Mercury’s Penny Taylor came off the bench to lead her team with 23 points in…

Just the Facts: WNBA Finals Notes, Probable Starters and Preview Roundup

The Phoenix Mercury is seeking its second WNBA title in three years. The Indiana Fever is in the hunt for its first after having the best season in the franchise’s 10-year history. Both teams won their regular season titles. The…

Tamika Catchings three-time defensive player of the year, headlines All-Defensive team

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings joined Sheryl Swoopes as the only three-time winner of the 2009 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year award. In a landslide vote, a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters cast 34 ballots for Catchings, an…

2009 All-WNBA First and Second Teams announced

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi headlines the 2009 All-WNBA First Team. She led all vote-getters with 201 points while teammate Cappie Pondexter, who garnered her first All-WNBA selection, received 151 points. Two-time WNBA MVP and Seattle Storm forward/center Lauren Jackson…

Gameday Wednesday: WNBA Conference Finals tip off tonight on ESPN2

The battle for 2009 WNBA conference titles get underway tonight in a doubleheader on ESPN2. In the east, Deanna Nolan and the Detroit Shock host Tamika Catchings and the Indiana Fever at 8 p.m. ET at the Palace of Auburn…

2009 WNBA Conference Finals set after Phoenix defeats San Antonio

After the Phoenix Mercury defeated the San Antonio Silver Stars Monday night, the schedule for the 2009 WNBA Conference Finals was finalized. In a series that lasted the maximum three games, Phoenix led by guard Diana Taurasi defeated San Antonio…

Playoffs: Day 2 coverage roundup – Indiana at Washington and Phoenix at San Antonio

Thursday’s semifinal matchups – Indiana at Washington and Phoenix at San Antonio Indiana @ Washington , 7:00pm ET, ESPN2 Game 2: at Indiana, Sat., 9/19, 7 p.m. ET, NBA TV Game 3 (if necessary): at Indiana, Mon., 9/21, 8 p.m.…

Let the (televised) playoffs begin – Day 1 coverage roundup

Wednesday’s semifinal matchups – Atlanta at Detroit and Seattle at Los Angeles Atlanta @ Detroit , 8:00pm ET, ESPN2 Game 2: at Atlanta, Fri., 9/18, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV Game 3 (if necessary): at Atlanta, Sun., 9/20, 3 p.m. ET,…

Season finale game preview roundup

Today’s round of end of regular season games tips off in Phoenix as the league-leading Phoenix Mercury host the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks are third in the Western Conference. Los Angeles @ Phoenix 3:00pm ESPN2 Preview Indiana @ Connecticut…

Seattle Storm End Season with Victory Over San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Saturday night’s matchup between two teams who have earned playoff berths turned out to be test run for their bench players. The Seattle Storm (20-14), missing all three of their All-Stars, earned their twentieth win of the…

Down to the wire: Last week of WNBA regular season roundup

Last week of WNBA games coverage roundup: WNBA ready for a fight to the finish (mySA.com) http://bit.ly/12gvz8 Fever’s Douglas, Mercury’s Taurasi lead MVP race (IndyStar.com) http://bit.ly/16ez1d Shock improve playoff chances (Oakland Press ) http://bit.ly/FY4rl Sparks Co-owner Kathy Goodman: The playoff…

Silver Stars Boost Postseason Chances With Win Over Sparks

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Silver Stars denied the Los Angeles Sparks the opportunity to lock down a playoff berth Saturday night with an 89-72 victory over their long-time rivals at the AT&T Center before a crowd of 8,631.…

Wanda Sykes at the Sparks vs. Mercury Game, August 27, 2009

Wanda Sykes is seen having a good time at the Los Angeles Sparks game. The Phoenix Mercury defeated the Los Angeles Sparks by the final score of 98-90 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Picture by: Kevin Reece/London…

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Monarchs Show Swagger In Road Victory Over Silver Stars

Photo by Carmen Santiago. SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Silver Stars continued a season pattern of inconsistent play Tuesday night with a home loss to the Sacramento Monarchs, the team with the worst record in the league. After five…

Powell leads All-Star first-timers in scoring, de Souza tops in rebounds

In Saturday’s WNBA All-Star game, Sylvia Fowles was the only first-timer to start. The East had five newbies while the West had three. EAST Sylvia Fowles Center, Chicago Sky 17 points, five rebounds Jia Perkins Guard, Chicago Sky 16 points,…

The West breaks the East’s two-game winning streak in 2009 WNBA All-Star game

In the highest scoring game in WNBA All-Star history, the West beat the East 130-118 led by Swin Cash’s record performance of 22 points, six rebounds and four assists. She was selected as the game’s MVP. The West broke the…

Despite the economy, All-Star weekend had plenty to offer players and fans

Die-hard Liberty fans Joan Valentine and Janice Battle at Mohegan Sun  The economy may have put a dent in the amount of events planned by the WNBA for All-Star weekend but there was still a lot going on in the…

WNBA All-Stars kick off the weekend with community service activities

  Asjha Jones cuts the ceremonial red ribbon during the court unveiling. WNBA All-Star weekend festivities kicked off this morning with a court dedication ceremony and a basketball clinic led by players and Sun head coach Mike Thibault. Former Stanford…

Marketing efforts to bring a WNBA team to Tulsa include Twitter and YouTube

WNBA Tulsa Marketing Video Two days before All-Star game festivities begin in Connecticut, WNBA president Donna Orender heads to Tulsa to meet with investors interested in bringing a team to the Oklahoma city. Marketing efforts  include a new Twitter account,…

WNBA All-Star Game Entertainment? Richgirl and Elliott Yamin

Beyoncé’s "I Am…" tour opening act, Richgirl, and former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin will provide the halftime entertainment during the 2009 WNBA All-Star Game at Mohegan Sun Arena, Saturday, July 25. Richgirl members include Audra, Brave, Lyndriette and Seven.…

2009 WNBA All-Star Game reserves announced

The WNBA announced the reserves for this weekend’s All-Star Game today. Head coaches selected the reserves by voting for six players within their conference, including two guards, two forwards, one center and one player regardless of position. Coaches are not…

Some good news for Phoenix: Penny Taylor is back and Temeka Johnson wins service award

Ending days of anticipation from fans and the media, the Phoenix Mercury announced the re-signing of Penny Taylor today complete with a new splash page for its Web site (pictured right). The Australian forward arrived at a perfect time for…

Diana Taurasi’s statement on suspension

The Phoenix Mercury suspended guard Diana Taurasi for two games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team. The team announced that Taurasi will begin serving her suspension in the Mercury’s next game on Saturday, July 18 versus the Detroit…