A WNBA team was booted from its home arena and forced to play a single-elimination playoff game in a college gym to make way for a concert
Fans still came out in full force to support the Phoenix Mercury, but their 7,000-seat replacement venue surely couldn't meet the demand for the game.news.yahoo.com
How to Watch the Washington Mystics vs. Seattle Storm (9/7/21) - WNBA | Channel, Stream, Time
The other is trying to will their way into the playoffs, as the Seattle Storm play host to the Washington Mystics. Their win against the New York Liberty last Thursday snapped a three-game skid, their longest losing streak of the season. The Mystics come into Seattle with a 10-17 record, and unfortunately their record on the road does not favor them on Tuesday. What: WNBA BasketballWho: Washington Mystics vs. Seattle StormWhen: Tuesday, September 7Time: 10:00 p.m. Channel: CBS Sports NetworkStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), Paramount+Check out the WNBA standings and results heremlive.com
Biden kneels at White House celebration of WNBA champs Seattle Storm
President Joe Biden got down on one knee in the East Room during the celebration of the 2021 WNBA champions Seattle […] The post Biden kneels at White House celebration of WNBA champs Seattle Storm appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
How to Watch the Seattle Storm vs. New York Liberty (8/18/21) - WNBA | Channel, Stream, Time
An intriguing matchup is the lone contest in the WNBA on Wednesday night, as one of the best teams in the league, the Seattle Storm, looks to stay hot when they head to the Empire State to take on the New York Liberty. The Storm come into Brooklyn with a 16-6 record, tied for first in the WNBA with the Las Vegas Aces. If they want to hold that spot, though, they need get back into the win column. What: WNBA BasketballWho: Seattle Storm vs. New York LibertyWhen: Wednesday, August 18Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)Channel: CBS Sports NetworkStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), Paramount+Check out the WNBA standings and results heremlive.com
How to Watch the Seattle Storm vs. Chicago Sky (8/15/21) - WNBA | Channel, Stream, Time
On Sunday, the best team in the league takes on a team that was surging towards the top of the standings before the break, as the Seattle Storm gets set to take on the Chicago Sky. Fans will get to see now five-time gold medalist Sue Bird back in the lineup for the Storm. Watch the WNBA on FuboTV (7-day free trial)The Sky had worked their way up the league standings following a rough start to the 2021 season, winning seven straight games back in June. This will be the first of two meetings between the two squads this month, as the Storm will host the Sky on the 27th. What: WNBA BasketballWho: Seattle Storm vs. Chicago SkyWhen: Sunday, August 15Time: 1:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury (7/9/21) - WNBA | Channel, Stream, Time
A Friday night clash between two teams that may meet in the playoffs is teed up in the badlands as the Seattle Storm prepare to take on the Phoenix Mercury. The Storm are fighting it out with fellow Western Conference foe Las Vegas for the top spot in the WNBA. The Mercury’s record is also not the greatest at home either, as they are only 2-7 in Phoenix this season. This is the first of two weekend meetings between Phoenix and Seattle, as the Storm will host the Mercury on Sunday. What: WNBA BasketballWho: Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix MercuryWhen: Friday, July 9Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces (6/27/21) - WNBA | Channel, Stream, Time
The defending WNBA champion-Storm are once again a favorite to win it all, and it is easy to see why. Watch the WNBA on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Las Vegas is one of the hottest teams in basketball at the moment. While the Aces are the home team, the Storm have been extremely comfortable in enemy territory, starting the season 7-0 away from Seattle. What: WNBA BasketballWho: Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas AcesWhen: Sunday, June 27Time: 4:00 p.m. ETWhere: Michelob ULTRA Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)Channel: ESPNStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)mlive.com
How to Watch the Indiana Fever vs. Seattle Storm (6/1/21) -- WNBA | Channel, Stream, Time
On paper, Tuesday night’s game between the Seattle Storm and Indiana Fever seems like a pretty simple matchup. However, with the recent developments out of Seattle, this game has caught they eye of many around the league. After over 20 years of coaching, and 10 games into the 2021 season, Storm head coach Dan Hughes abruptly announced his retirement on Sunday. For the Storm, they have to quickly refocus as they get set to take on the Fever, even though the Fever have seen better days. What: WNBA BasketballWho: Indiana Fever vs. Seattle StormWhen: Tuesday, June 1Time: 10:30 p.m.mlive.com
College players will need to opt-in to upcoming WNBA Draft
The WNBA and the Players' Association have agreed to an opt-in process for this season's draft, the league confirmed to The Associated Press, late Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)NEW YORK – The WNBA and the Players' Association have agreed to an opt-in process for this season's draft, the league confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday night. In the past, players who have run out of college eligibility are automatically entered into the draft. While this is a new situation in the WNBA, it’s unclear what the NCAA will do as far as allowing players to pull out of the draft. The NBA implemented similar rules, making players opt-in for the draft.
Liberty get Howard, Samuelson to Storm, 1st pick to Dallas
The New York Liberty acquired Natasha Howard from the Seattle Storm as part of a tree-team trade Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)NEW YORK – The New York Liberty acquired Natasha Howard from the Seattle Storm as part of a three-team trade Wednesday. 1 pick didn't stay in Seattle long as the Storm traded it to Dallas for Katie Lou Samuelson and the Wings’ second-round pick in 2022. “We have the privilege of welcoming multiple-time WNBA champions Natasha Howard and Sami Whitcomb to Brooklyn,” general manager Jonathan Kolb said. “I am very excited to be a part of the New York Liberty organization,” she said.
Stewart and Storm could be poised to win more WNBA titles
Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm never really got a chance to defend their 2018 championship because of key injuries. “I don’t know if any of us are thinking that way,” Stewart said after the Storm completed a three-game sweep of the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday night by setting a WNBA Finals record with a 33-point win. The 26-year-old won a second WNBA Finals MVP as a unanimous choice and was nearly unstoppable in the championship round. Bird, who turns 40 next week, has been a part of all four of the Storm championships during three decades. I just kind of start working out and see how I feel,” said Bird, who averaged 11 assists in the WNBA Finals.
Stewart leads Seattle to 2nd WNBA title in 3 years
Stewart scored 26 points and Seattle completed a sweep of the Las Vegas Aces with a 92-59 rout Tuesday night. It was the biggest margin of victory in WNBA Finals history. Seattle had pretty much the same core group that won the 2018 championship back for this year, led by Stewart, Bird and Jewell Loyd. Seattle has now won a record 11 games in a row in the WNBA Finals, dating to the team's first championship in 2004. She led the Dream to three WNBA Finals appearances but the team was swept in each one.
Stewart, Bird help Storm rout Aces; go up 2-0 in WNBA Finals
The team had 33 assists to set a WNBA championship round record as the Storm had a more balanced offense. Las Vegas couldn't respond. A'ja Wilson had 20 points to lead Las Vegas while Angel McCoughtry and Emma Cannon added 17 each. The Storm, who had 17 assists on their 18 baskets, built the lead to 13 before Las Vegas rallied to the six-point halftime deficit. ... Stewart had her fifth consecutive 20-point game in the WNBA Finals spanning back to the 2018 season.
Aces hope for winning hand in Game 2 of WNBA Finals
“You impose on them it's a five-game series, even if you lose one game so what? “He trusts us and knows what we’re capable of.”The Aces feel that they have fixable problems. It was also the first finals for many of the Aces players, including Wilson and Jackie Young. Stewart had a career-high 37 points — one short of the WNBA Finals record. The biggest thing is to make them contested shots," Wilson said.
Stewart lifts Storm to Game 1 WNBA Finals win over Aces
Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) celebrates after the team defated the Las Vegas Aces during Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)BRADENTON, Fla. – The Seattle Storm's lead down to two with a quarter left, Breanna Stewart took over. The big-game player scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter and finished with 37 to help the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-80 on Friday night in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. She was a point short of the WNBA Finals record set by Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry scored 20 points to lead Las Vegas, which was playing in the WNBA Finals for the first time since the franchise moved to the Nevada city three years ago. Eight players had reached 11 assists in a finals game before Bird's record performance.
Game on! Seattle, Minnesota set to start WNBA playoff series
The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoffs semifinals was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said three players on the Storm had inconclusive results Sunday from tests they took the day before, so the league decided to postpone the scheduled opener of the best-of-five playoff series. “We are closely monitoring the situation and are coordinating with medical specialists.”The Storm players had undergone additional testing and two of the three had been cleared to rejoin the team. The league said all players and staff remaining in the playoffs will continue being tested under the health and safety protocols. While those players had to miss a game, no contests were canceled until Sunday's because of coronavirus fears.
WNBA: Recap of the three matchups on Wednesday
Half the league went head to head on Wednesday with three teams adding a win to their win column. Connecticut Sun 70, Dallas Wings 66DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points and Alyssa Thomas added 17 as the Connecticut Sun defeat the Dallas Wings. Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas with 19 points and Allisha Gray had 15 points and eight rebounds. Chicago Sky 89, Phoenix Mercury 71Allie Quigley scored 20 points and Kahleah Cooper poured in 15 points as the Chicago Sky get an impressive win over the Phoenix Mercury. Sophie Cunningham and Skylar Diggins-Smith led the way for Phoenix with 15 points apiece.
WNBA: Recap of the three games on Monday
The WNBA had three competitive games on Monday and has a even sharper line up of games on Tuesday. DeWanna Bonner scored 12 points for Connecticut (2-6), and grabbed nine rebounds to move into 20th on the WNBA career list. Brittney Griner had 22 points and 13 rebounds while Briana Turner added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix. Sami Whitcomb added 17 points for Seattle and Ezi Magbegor scored 13 points and Alysha Clark had 12 points. Allie Quigley led Chicago with 13 points andCheyenne Parker added 12 points.
WNBA: Recap of the three games from Tuesday
Six teams went head to head in WNBA action on Tuesday, but only three came out on top. Aja Wilson had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Kayla McBride scored 15 points for Las Vegas. Rookie Crystal Dangerfield added 12 points and Napheesa Collier had eight points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota. Myisha Hines-Allen led Washington with 12 points while Tianna Hawkins and Emma Meesseman each scored 10 points. Candace Parker added 16 points for Los Angeles while Brittney Sykes scored 15 points and Nneka Ogwumike poured in 11 points.
WNBA: Recap of the 3 Thursday night games
Jewell Lloyd added 20 points and Jordin Canada poured in 14 points for the Seattle squad. Carter became the first rookie in Dream history to score 25 or more points in two straight games. Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas with 17 points, Isabelle Harrison added 12 points and Tyasha Harris scored 10 points. Phoenix Mercury 96, Chicago Sky 86Diana Taurasi and Brittany Griner each scored 22 points as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Chicago Sky. Courtney Vandersloot led the Sky with 21 points, Kahleah Copper added 18 and Allie Quigley poured in 13 points for the Chicago squad.
Stewart, Hines-Allen named first WNBA players of the week for 2020 season
Myisha Hines-Allen, of the Washington Mystics, and Breanna Stewart, of the Seattle Storm, have been named the first conference players of the week for the 2020 WNBA season. Hines-Allen averaged 17 points, nine rebounds and two assists to earn Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Last season, Hines-Allen averaged two points per game, but this season that has jumped to 17 points per game. Stewart, the 2018 MVP, averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists to earn Western Conference Player of the Week. Stewart is in her third year in the league and has bounced back tremendously after rupturing her achilles last season.
WNBA: Previewing all three Tuesday night games
Three WNBA games are scheduled for Tuesday, with most teams going into their third or fourth games of the season. Dallas Wings vs. Chicago Sky -- 6 p.m. ETThe Sky (3-1) got a huge 88-86 victory over the defending WNBA champion Washington Mystics on Saturday. Courtney Vandersloot, Cheyenne Parker, Gabby Williams and Diamond DeShields will be relied upon to get Chicago a win against a young Wings team. The Sun will need its young talent to step up to secure a win against a tough Storm team.
WNBA: Recap of the weekend action
The weekend was full of WNBA action, both on Saturday and Sunday with teams getting into the swing of things. Chicago Sky 88, Washington Mystics 86Gabby Williams and Cheyenne Parker each scored 16 points as the Chicago Sky barely beat the Washington Mystics. Jewell Loyd added 17 points, Jordin Canada poured in 16 points and rookie Ezi Magbegor had a career-high 12 points for Seattle. Diana Taurasi had 18 points, nine assists, three steals and two blocks and Brittney Griner added 16 points for Phoenix. Kia Nurse led the Liberty with 16 points while Layshia Clarendon added 12 points and Amanda Zahui B. scored 11.
Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu injures ankle against Dream
According to NBA TV, Ionescu sprained her ankle and underwent X-rays. After the game, Liberty coach Walt Hopkins said Ionescu was still being evaluated. She helped the Ducks win the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles as a senior while averaging 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds. She was named the conferences most outstanding player of the tournament and of the regular season. The 5-foot-11 guard was also named AP Player of the Year and won the Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy.
WNBA: Recap of the four games on Tuesday
Alyssa Thomas scored 28 points and 11 rebounds while DeWanna Bonner had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Sun. Cheyenne Parker added 12 points and Allie Quigley, Courtney Vandersloot and Gabby Williams scored 11 each for Chicago. Seattle Storm 90, Minnesota Lynx 66Breanna Stewart had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Seattle Storm defeated the Minnesota Lynx. Damiris Dantas led Minnesota with 18 points. Sylvia Fowles finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, but also passed former teammate and current Lynx assistant coach Rebekkah Brunson on the all time rebounding list.
WNBA: Four games set to tip off the weeks action
Coming off a successful opening weekend, the WNBA tips off four games to begin the weeks action with some of the top teams in the league. Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun, 7 p.m. EST MondayThe Mystics are coming off a win against the Indiana Fever on Saturday. Myisha Hines-Allen, Emma Meesseman and Aerial Powers of the Mystics will be relied upon for the Mystics to get a second win. Naphessa Collier and Sylvia Fowles lead the way for the Lynx squad in the first game and will be needed to capture another win. All-Stars Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird of Seattle will need to rally the team together to get a victory over the Lynx.
WNBA begins season with weekend of triple headers
The leagues season will take place in Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy in what some players call the Wubble. WNBA season gets underway on July 25 with 2018 WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm meeting 2020 No. The weekend also will highlight the leagues new social justice platform, The WNBA Justice Movement, with a special focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. Additionally, throughout the season, players will wear warm-up shirts that display Black Lives Matter on the front and Say Her Name on the back. Black Lives Matter will also be prominently displayed on courts during games.
Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm sit atop AP WNBA power poll
NEW YORK The Seattle Storm are healthy to begin the season with Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird back in the lineup and sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll. 1 in the preseason since the AP has been doing the poll. You have to go out there and play the games, said Bird, who missed last season while recovering from knee surgery. Connecticut and Washington, who met for the WNBA title last year, were sixth and seventh in the poll. The first regular season power poll will be released on Tuesday, July 28___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg
WNBA announces 2020 season is dedicated to social justice
The mission of the Social Justice Council is to be a driving force of necessary and continuing conversations about race, voting rights, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and gun control amongst other important societal issues. Players will lead Justice CouncilThe work of the Social Justice Council will be led by players such as Layshia Clarendon, Sydney Colson, Breanna Stewart, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, Aja Wilson and Satou Sabally, among others. The expanded list of Social Justice Council members, advisors, and programming will be announced at a later date. Players to wear social justice messagesThroughout the season, players will wear NIKE-branded warm-up shirts that display Black Lives Matter on the front. We are incredibly proud of WNBA players who continue to lead with their inspiring voices and effective actions in the leagues dedicated fight against systemic racism and violence, said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.
WNBA: 7 players test positive for COVID-19
NEW YORK CITY With the WNBA planning to begin its season later this month, teams along with personnel had to get tested before entering training camp. With almost 140 players being tested in that timeframe, only seven tested positive for COVID-19. According to the WNBA, players who have tested positive will remain in self isolation until she has been cleared by a physician and has followed public health protocols. Players and staff will be arriving at the bubble location, which is IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The 12th team -- the Indiana Fever -- will not be arriving for another five days due to CDC health protocols.