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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 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 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

July 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Tanisha Wright bobblehead part of Storm ticket deals

The coolest part of the Storm’s new season-ticket sales launch isn’t mentioned in the release. The first 2,000 to renew get a Tanisha Wright bobblehead doll, the “Decade of Defense” edition. Smart of the Storm to tie her bobblehead to this ticket promo. Storm Crazies have been waiting for this honor for Wright for about…

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Comments | More in Storm | Topics: Alisha Valavanis, Tanisha Wright

July 26, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Storm will sign Waltiea Rolle to second seven-day contract

Storm coach Brian Agler, who’s also the team’s general manager, said he intends to sign rookie C Waltiea Rolle to a second seven-day contract. Rolle signed her first deal with the Storm on July 21. Under the new collective-bargaining agreement, three is the limit for seven-day contracts per player, per season. Rolle didn’t play in…

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Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Storm | Topics: Brian Agler

July 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Mailbag: Why didn’t Storm guard Noelle Quinn play?

One sign a season is spiraling downward is sudden changes in lineups and rotation patterns. Storm coach Brian Agler did that Tuesday in a matchup against Phoenix at KeyArena. He swapped F Alysha Clark for F Shekinna Stricklen in the starting lineup, the latter’s first start of the season. “We wanted to give Strick an…

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Comments | More in Mailbag, Storm | Topics: Brian Agler, Noelle Quinn, Shekinna Stricklen

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