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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 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 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 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery helps New York win

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery returned to her native area as a starter for New York against Seattle on Thursday at KeyArena. Montgomery, a fourth-year wing, played off the bench her first three seasons in the WNBA. Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer always liked her game, however, showing patience in honing Montgomery as a…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, TV Alert, WNBA | Topics: Alex Montgomery

July 23, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Jayda Evans’ power rankings: Week 10 Edition (VIDEO)

Due to a computer glitch, my WNBA power rankings for the week of July 22 didn’t and won’t post on the main Sports site. I’ve posted them here and, in case you missed it, the accompanying “WNBA Talk” was with women’s basketball Hall of Fame inductee Gail Goestenkors. She resigned last weekend from her…

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Comments | More in Polls, Video, WNBA | Topics: Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Skylar Diggins

July 21, 2014 at 1:18 PM

NBA legend Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

From the Atlanta Dream: ATLANTA DREAM HEAD COACH MICHAEL COOPER TO TAKE SHORT MEDICAL LEAVE ATLANTA, July 21, 2014 – The WNBA Atlanta Dream announced today that head coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer, and will take a temporary leave of absence from the team. Cooper will undergo a surgical procedure this week at Winship…

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July 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM

WNBA president Laurel Richie’s transcript from All-Star weekend

From the WNBA: TRANSCRIPT FROM WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE:   Good afternoon everyone from what is turning out to be a very, very warm Phoenix day, and that’s somehow fitting for the 2014 Boost Mobile WNBA All‑Star Game. I would like to begin by thanking the Phoenix Mercury for doing a terrific…

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Comments | More in WNBA | Topics: Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi

July 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Storm guard Sue Bird headed to eighth WNBA All-Star game

Thanks to a nod Wednesday from WNBA president Laurel Richie, Storm PG Sue Bird will travel to the desert to participate in the league’s All-Star game. Bird, a 13-year veteran, was Richie’s injury replacement selection for Minnesota G Seimone Augustus (knee). “I wasn’t expecting it,” Bird said via phone Wednesday evening. She needs to be…

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Comments | More in Storm, TV Alert, WNBA | Topics: Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne, Sue Bird

July 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Spokane’s Briann January selected as WNBA All-Star

Briann January, a former star from Lewis & Clark HS in Spokane, will make her first appearance as a WNBA All-Star on Saturday. The starting PG for Indiana was voted in by Eastern Conference coaches as a reserve for the East team. The game will be played at US Airways Center in Phoenix and airs…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, WNBA | Topics: Briann January, Stanford, Tamika Catchings

July 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

WNBA All-Star starters named and mainstay Sue Bird not listed

Technically Storm PG Sue Bird has already missed her first All-Star start. She didn’t play the 2013 WNBA season due to offseason knee surgery. Bird remained on the roster and was paid, however, so her not being selected to the All-Star game in Connecticut last year broke her streak of seven consecutive appearances as…

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Comments | More in Storm, WNBA | Topics: Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, Sue Bird

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