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  1. 5 Fast Facts for WNBA draft

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    March Madness melts into another selection Monday tonight when the WNBA draft is held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut (ESPN2 and WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET). Here are five fast facts to help you make the transition. 1. Eight No. 1 pic...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

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    Happy birthday to basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, who turns 59 today. A standout athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif., Meyers became the first high school student to play for the U.S. national team in 1974. The first female athlet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. End of an Era

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    On Saturday, David Stern retired as NBA commissioner after 30 years on the job. His reign, which spanned four decades, marks the longest tenure for any commissioner in American professional sports history. The 71-year-old is widely credited for incre...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Get to Know: Elena Delle Donne

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    As the offseason progresses, we asked Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne five questions for "W Wants to Know." Here's what the reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year had to say. What do you need to consider your day complete? My day wouldn't be comp...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. Happy birthday, Nikki McCray!

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    Happy birthday, Nikki McCray! The two-time gold medalist and three-time WNBA All-Star turns 42 today. As a standout guard at Tennessee, McCray led the Lady Vols to three SEC regular-season titles, two conference tournament championships and four NCAA...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  6. The next Brittney?

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    The Connecticut Sun won the WNBA draft lottery on Tuesday, giving them first dibs in the April 2014 draft. Quick quiz. Can you name the 17 players who have been taken with the No. 1 overall pick? Here's the list: Brittney Griner (Phoenix, 2013), Nnem...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Happy Birthday, Shannon Bobbitt!

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    Happy birthday, Shannon Bobbitt! The pint-sized basketball player turns 28 today. One of eight children, the New York native helped guide the Tennessee Lady Vols to back-to-back national championships in 2007 and 2008. Alongside her college teammate ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  8. Flashback: A first for Fever

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    One year ago today, the Indiana Fever beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 87-78 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals to win their first and only championship. Tamika Catchings, who scored 25 points in Game 4 and averaged 22.3 during the series, was na...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  9. A birthday for Brittney

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    Happy birthday to Brittney Griner, who turns 23 today. The No. 1 overall pick out of Baylor in the 2013 WNBA Draft just finished her rookie season with the Phoenix Mercury last month and averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and a league-best 3.0 blocks...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  10. Dream unfolds in Atlanta

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    On this day in 2007, the WNBA announced that a new team would call Atlanta home for the 2008 season. The Dream's opening-day roster included Ivory Latta, Betty Lennox and Erika DeSouza. Things didn't exactly get off to a smooth start. The Dream lost ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. Nightmarish numbers for Dream

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    The numbers don't look very promising for the Atlanta Dream, who trail the Minnesota Lynx 2-0 and face elimination Thursday night in the WNBA Finals on the road. For starters, the Dream are 0-8 all time in WNBA Finals games. Making matters worse, eve...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  12. Flashback: Mercury crowned

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    On this day in 2009, the Phoenix Mercury won their second WNBA title by beating the Indiana Fever 94-86 in Game 5 of one of the best series in league history. The Mercury were led by their Big Three of Diana Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter and Penny Taylor...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  13. Candace Parker two good

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    On this day in 2008, Candace Parker of the L.A. Sparks was named the WNBA MVP, becoming the first - and still only -- rookie in league history to win the award. Parker, who averaged 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 blocks in 2008, led t...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  14. Dream hope for lucky seven

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    The Atlanta Dream, who swept the Indiana Fever on Sunday to advance to their third WNBA finals, will be looking for a dramatic change in fortune with the finals begin on Sunday against the Minnesota Lynx. The Dream are 0-6 in finals games. In 2010, t...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  15. Rebekkah Brunson back for more

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    On this day in 2005, the Sacramento Monarchs won their first and only WNBA title by defeating the Connecticut Sun 62-59 in Game 4. Yolanda Griffith, who averaged 18.5 points in the finals, was named the MVP. But the Monarchs, one of the league's ori...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  16. Eastern time in WNBA?

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    The 17th postseason in WNBA history opens tonight, and the four teams from the East - the Chicago Sky, the Indiana Fever, the Washington Mystics and the Atlanta Dream -- are looking to spread the wealth. Of the 16 previous champions, only two teams r...

    Blog | September 19, 2013