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Rookie Report: Week 1 Rankings

The 2018 WNBA season is officially underway. An impressive list of rookies have made their debuts and several have already shown that they are ready …

Basketball

Notre Dame Women’s Basketball: Cosgrove could add a new dimension to Irish offense

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 30: Head coach Muffet McGraw of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish instructs her team against the Connecticut Huskies during the …

College Sports

Ex-Baylor star: Here's how a conversation between Kim Mulkey and my mother went

Jhasmin Player is currently thriving as an assistant coach of the women's basketball team at the University of Maine. But there was time were her …

Basketball

Missouri AD apologizes to Dawn Staley, but still believes there was fan misconduct

Missouri athletics director Jim Sterk has apologized to USC women's basketball coach Dawn Staley and settled a defamation lawsuit with her regarding …

South Carolina

'Your idols become your rivals': A'ja Wilson battles WNBA great

Less than two minutes into Tuesday's WNBA matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics, former league MVP and perennial All-Star Elena …

Basketball

Guards Kayla McBride, Kelsey Plum join Aces

Rookie Nurse’s defense can make immediate impact

In the one-game, second-round WNBA playoffs last year, Mystics guard Kristi Toliver dropped a game-high 32 points with a single-game record nine …

Basketball

Ogwumike sisters ready for first on-court meeting since 2016

When Nneka Ogwumike received word that WNBA officials wanted her to take part in a conference call with the media along with her younger sister …

Basketball

Top five trades in WNBA history

7:01 PM GMT<p>Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball …

Basketball

Changing a Culture: The Chicago Sky

Chicago SkyThe Sky have battled through some hurdles early this season.<p>Published on May 23, 2018 at 4:24 PM EDT<p>Updated on May 23, 2018 at 4:46 PM …

Chicago Sky

Diana Taurasi Isn't Done Yet

Fourteen years ago, when Diana Taurasi began her WNBA career with the Phoenix Mercury, she was fresh off a legendary career at UConn, where she …

Wilson shines but Aces drop second straight to open WNBA season

When the Las Vegas Aces made A’Ja Wilson the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s WNBA Draft (and the first pick in franchise history), the hope was …

Basketball

Other Sports: Three-game road trip could reveal whether Dallas Wings are ready for the WNBA big time | SportsDay

Scouting Wings-Lynx: Short-handed Dallas hopes Liz Cambage can contain Sylvia Fowles<p>The Lynx have won four of the last seven WNBA championships, …

Basketball

Gabby Williams diary: How UConn helped prepare me for the WNBA

6:20 PM GMT<p><i>Editor's note: Former UConn star Gabby Williams, the No. 4 pick in the 2018 WNBA draft, details her rookie season with the Chicago Sky.</i> …

Basketball

Jefferson learning hockey while acclimating to Vegas

MOHEGAN INDIAN RES. — Moriah Jefferson has jumped on the Vegas Golden Knights’ bandwagon.<p>“I went to the game (the opener of the second-round series …

Basketball

WNBA’s Dearica Hamby bullish on Olivia Nelson-Ododa’s potential at UConn

UNCASVILLE — The interview began with just a trace of a smile on Dearica Hamby’s face.<p>The fourth-year forward for the Las Vegas Aces headed over to …

Basketball

Taurasi think NBA needs to do more for women’s league

Despite WNBA’s recent success, players think league could do more<p>Skylar Diggins-Smith (left) of the Dallas Wings was WNBA President Lisa Borders’ …

Basketball

Expectations are higher for Sun coming off playoff berth a year ago

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Sparks, without Candace Parker, open season vs. Lynx

NEW YORK – It has been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating the Sparks in another thrilling …

Basketball

Transplanted New York Liberty Have Tools To Make It With New Coach

<i>The New York Liberty have much to prove and championships to win and under new head coach Katie Smith, that path may have just gotten more clear.</i><p>In …

Radio City Music Hall

Reigning MVP  Fowles embraces the target on her back entering the season: 'I  like a challenge'

Pushed by Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve to be great, prodded by assistant coach James Wade in workouts before and after every practice, Fowles went from …

Sylvia Fowles

The WNBA's Most Outspoken Gender-Nonconforming Player Is Over Shame

"I try to remember how my presence helps others. I refuse to dim my light to fit in or make people feel more comfortable."<p>Layshia Clarendon isn’t …

LGBTQI

Season Preview: The Next Great Chicago Sky Team Is Taking Shape

The team’s first season without superstar Elena Delle Donne was a mess. But with Stefanie Dolson emerging, a full season of Courtney Vandersloot, and …

Basketball

Liberty coach Katie Smith knows she can't plan on everything

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Katie Smith is a planner. Her desk at the Liberty's practice facility is dotted with Post-it notes and reminders. Smith keeps a …

Long Island

From malcontent to MVP, Sylvia Fowles has found her way with Lynx

Sylvia Fowles had given up.Unhappy with the Chicago Sky — the team that drafted her No. 2 overall in the 2008 WNBA Draft — the 6-foot-6 center …

Basketball

Picking up where they left off, Mystics eye run for 2018 WNBA title

The Washington Mystics were one round away from making the WNBA Finals last season. After a recent practice, coach Mike Thibault contemplated what …

Basketball

Newly-deep Storm looking to get back to winning ways

It’s been six years since the Seattle Storm won a playoff game.<p>It’s been seven since the franchise finished the season above .500.<p>It’s been eight …

Weather

Lynx’s Tanisha Wright Juggles Playing With Coaching

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> The Minnesota Lynx begin defending their WNBA title Sunday against the Los Angeles Sparks.One of the Lynx’s key moves this …

Basketball

Bill Laimbeer begins quest to build WNBA’s Aces into champion

WNBA

Overseas obligations raise concerns for Sparks ahead of season opener

In the wake of last season's demoralizing loss in the deciding game of the league championship series, Los Angeles' WNBA team began training camp late last month needing a spark.<p>No, literally, they needed a Spark.<p>Only three of their players showed up.<p>In what has become the WNBA's annual rite of …

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