WNBA Finals

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, left, holds the championship trophy with her teammates during after winning Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Fairfax, Va. The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. “Sue Bird and the WNBA defending champion Seattle Storm will make six appearances on the CBS Sports Network this season.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 22, 2019 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) drives past Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Seattle. Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles' tendon in her right leg. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in the EuroLeague Women championship game. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the injury. The Storm announced the diagnosis on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 17, 2019 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women championship game in Hungary. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the...
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February 05, 2019 - 12:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has decided to skip the upcoming WNBA season. Moore announced Tuesday on The Players' Tribune website that she'll sit out in 2019. She already took the fall and winter off from international competition. The five-time first-team All-WNBA honoree has...
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Newly hired WNBA's Dallas Wings head coach Brian Agler responds to questions from reporters after a news conference where Agler was officially introduced, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 18, 2018 - 4:15 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Wings had already been through an extensive search for a new coach when Brian Agler suddenly became an option. "Better to be lucky than good sometimes," Wings general manager and president Greg Bibb said Tuesday when introducing the team's new coach. "And we got...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler protests a call during play against the Connecticut Sun in the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. Agler, who led the Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement early Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, without explanation.(Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
November 30, 2018 - 9:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Agler for his contributions and wished...
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Washington Mystics' Ariel Atkins, left, tumbles backward after fouling Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 07, 2018 - 8:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd made 9 of 12 shots and scored 23 points, league MVP Breanna Stewart added 20 points, and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 89-76 in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night. The first WNBA Finals game in Seattle in eight years was a dominant performance by...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 7:17 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of Game 5, and against her rival and friend that never loses in these situations. And to make...
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Seattle Storm players gather in a celebratory huddle after a 94-84 win over the Phoenix Mercury during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 12:42 am
Elena Delle Donne has the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they'll face Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm. The star forward came to Washington last year to try and lead the Mystics to a championship. She has them one step away. "D.C.'s become home to...
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Washington Mystics center Krystal Thomas, second from right, forward Tianna Hawkins (21), forward Myisha Hines-Allen, fourth from right, and forward Aerial Powers, second from left, celebrate as Atlanta Dream forward Jessica Brelaat stands nearby, at the end of Game 5 in a WNBA basketball playoffs semifinal Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Atlanta. The Mystics won 86-8 to advance to the finals. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 04, 2018 - 9:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had a rather quiet night by her high standards. No worries. The Washington Mystics are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history . Rookie Ariel Atkins, Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins picked up the slack for the Mystics, who held off the...
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Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Sparks guard Odyssey Sims (1) defends during the first half of a single elimination WNBA basketball playoff game Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 24, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics rout the Los Angeles Sparks 96-64 on Thursday night in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. Los Angeles and Minnesota — the past three WNBA champions — have both been eliminated from the postseason...
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