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August 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM

WNBA attendance up 1 percent and increased viewership

From the WNBA: RECORD-SETTING GAME ACTION DRIVES WNBA TO VIEWERSHIP, ATTENDANCE AND DIGITAL GAINS NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 – With record-setting game action on the court this season, including the Phoenix Mercury setting the record for most regular-season wins in league history, Maya Moore’s 30-plus points in a record 12 games, and eye catching rookie…

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Comments | More in WNBA, WNBA Draft | Topics: Maya Moore, Shoni Schimmel

August 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM

TV Alert: National broadcast for WNBA playoffs opening round

Here’s the TV schedule for the WNBA playoffs. The Storm did not advance and will be in the draft lottery for the first time since the 2004 draft. Where Seattle will pick in April will be decided on Thursday during halftime of Washington’s matchup against Indiana at 4pm (PT) on ESPN2.     National                                                    Local  …

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August 18, 2014 at 6:29 AM

VIDEO: Seattle ends season with a loss to Phoenix at KeyArena

Seattle was rushed into the offseason earlier than imaged. Phoenix won, 78-65, at KeyArena in Sunday’s regular-season finale, clinching the WNBA-record for most wins in a season (29) and shooting percentage (48.4). The Mercury hosts Los Angeles on Friday in the opening-round of the playoffs. The Storm (12-22) will hold exit interviews on Monday. Many…

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Comments | More in Storm, WNBA Draft | Topics: Diana Taurasi

August 13, 2014 at 8:04 AM

VIDEO: Los Angeles clinched WNBA playoff berth, Tulsa is out

Kristi Toliver saved a drama-filled Los Angeles season by nailing five three-pointers to help the Sparks clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday. LA won at Minnesota, 71-63, to seal the spot and effectively eliminate Tulsa (12-20). “We’re a playoff team and we wanted to do our own work,” said Toliver, who tied a career-high in scoring…

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Comments | More in Video | Topics: Maya Moore

August 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

VIDEO: Sue Bird outplays Skylar Diggins to help Seattle beat Tulsa

Cue the Bee Gees cause the Storm (12-20) is staying alive in the playoff hunt. All-star point guard Sue Bird shined, finishing with 22 points, making 4 of 6 three-pointers, to help Seattle win, 74-68, against Tulsa on Sunday. Seattle guard Tanisha Wright made the late defensive stops against Shock all-star PG Skylar Diggins to seal…

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Comments | More in Storm, Video | Topics: Shekinna Stricklen, Sue Bird, Tanisha Wright

August 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

VIDEO: Seattle Storm beats Atlanta, spoils Shoni Schimmel’s homecoming

Seattle (11-20) played one of its best games of the season on Thursday at KeyArena to stay alive in the postseason hunt. My game story about the 88-68 win against Atlanta is mostly about rookie Shoni Schimmel’s return to the Northwest. Here’s highlights and some good stats that didn’t fit: GAME HIGHLIGHTS The 29-point Storm…

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Comments | More in Storm, Video | Topics: Camille Little, Crystal Langhorne, Temeka Johnson

August 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM

WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA

San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren’t released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season in the history of the NBA. She’ll make the transition after…

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Comments | More in Twitter, WNBA | Topics: Jenny Boucek, NBA

August 4, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Chris Gobrecht’s return part of UW’s nonconference schedule

Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give comments about each opponent. Below is the UW lineup in traditional form. One highlight is the return of legendary UW coach…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Washington | Topics: Mike Neighbors, Talia Walton

August 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Transcript: Karen Bryant’s farewell speech as longtime Storm executive

Karen Bryant officially retired Thursday as the Storm’s longtime executive. She was the organization’s first employee hired in 1999 and ushered the 15-year-old franchise through four ownership changes, two WNBA championships and one break from the NBA. For Bryant’s service, the current owners, Force 10 Hoops, presented her with season tickets to the next 15…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Storm, WNBA | Topics: Karen Bryant, Lin Dunn

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