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Seattle Storm's Sue Bird talks to reporters Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Seattle, before the team's WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty. Bird's rehabilitation on her left knee is continuing, but the surgery she had in late May was a bit more extensive than initially expected and has put any return this season in question. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 7:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird found one upside to having knee surgery that has kept her out of the entire WNBA season to date. She won't be missing any playing time to attend the Women's World Cup final on Sunday in Lyon, France, to see if the United States can win its fourth title. "What they're doing...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne pulls down a rebound next to Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Thibault’s squad has been using a stellar defensive effort to win five in a row and now sit atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll. The Mystics are second in the league allowing just 73.2 points a game. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A'ja Wilson was surprised that she was one of the top two vote getters in early returns for WNBA All-Star fan balloting The reigning WNBA rookie of the year trailed Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics by less than 5,000 votes in the returns which were released Tuesday. Delle...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne pulls down a rebound next to Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Thibault’s squad has been using a stellar defensive effort to win five in a row and now sit atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll. The Mystics are second in the league allowing just 73.2 points a game. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Mystics have gotten downright defensive. The Mystic's stellar defensive effort has helped coach Mike Thibault's squad win five in a row which has landed Washington atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll Tuesday. The Mystics are second in the league in points...
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June 29, 2019 - 2:39 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — All Arike Ogunbowale could do was shake her head as she glanced at the stat sheet in the locker room after Dallas lost by a point to New York on Friday night. The rookie had a rough night from the field, missing a WNBA-record 21 of 23 attempts. "Nothing you can do about...
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Tamika Catchings poses for a photo inside Banker's Life Fieldhouse, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. Nearly three years since Catchings played her final basketball game, the 39-year-old former star is establishing herself in a variety of new roles: Business owner and front-office executive with the Indiana Fever, not to mention being a contestant on NBC’s popular “American Ninja Warrior.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
June 27, 2019 - 2:36 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings still follows the old routine. She works out in the morning, visits her favorite spot for a relaxing cup of tea then heads to Bankers Life Fieldhouse where she is still chasing WNBA dreams. Yes, nearly three years since Catchings played her final basketball game...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones shoots over the Indiana Fever defense during a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. Led by Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to put a little distance between themselves and the rest of the league. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
June 24, 2019 - 8:03 pm
The Indiana Fever had quite an adventure getting back home after finishing off a three-game road trip in Seattle this weekend. Suffice to say, Fever veteran Natalie Achonwa didn't expect the trip would involve an 8 ½-hour bus haul. "Control the controllables. ... outside of that, I'm just along for...
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In this Sunday, June 16, 2019, photo, Carrie Underwood, left, performs "The Champion" with Indiana Fever's Erica McCall onstage during Underwood's concert in Indianapolis. McCall, who said she started rapping in high school and had the nickname Medium E, auditioned for the guest spot at the urgings of team vice president Tamika Catchings. (Jessica Hoffman/Indiana Fever via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 3:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert. The Indiana Fever center sang the guest verse of "The Champion" at the country music star's show Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "It's up there,...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, with assistant coach Brandi Poole behind, argues a call with the officials during play against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. Led by Jonquel Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to put a little distance between themselves and the rest of the league. Connecticut has benefited from having an entirely healthy...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Bill Laimbeer, head coach of the WNBA Las Vegas Aces, watches an NCAA college basketball game between UCLA and Oregon, in Los Angeles. Laimbeer knows expectations are high for his Las Vegas Aces as they were picked to win the championship in the preseason poll of the league’s general managers. Before the veteran coach concerns himself with winning titles, he would like to see his young team learn how to win consistently first. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 11, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Bill Laimbeer knows expectations are high for his Las Vegas Aces, who were picked to win the WNBA championship in the preseason poll of the league's general managers. But before the veteran coach concerns himself with winning titles, he would like to see his young team learn how to consistently win...
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Four-time WNBA All-Star Ticha Penicheiro speaks to a reporter during media availability for the 2019 inductees of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame at the hall, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Friday, June 7, 2019. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 7:10 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ticha Penicheiro has discovered a different way to hand out assists now that her playing career is over. Rather than setting up teammates for easy baskets, Penicheiro is guiding the next generation of players in her new career as an agent. The former Old Dominion and...
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