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16hMechelle Voepel

Sparks' Lavender a game-changer off bench

It's hard to argue that Jantel Lavender should start for L.A. with a pair of MVPs ahead of her in the post. Reverting back to a reserve role wasn't easy -- Lavender just makes it look that way.

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1dMelanie Jackson

Stewart storms to Rookie of the Year honors

Seattle's Breanna Stewart was named the WNBA's 2016 Rookie of the Year on Thursday. The 6-foot-4 forward led all first-year players in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots in the regular season.

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Stars get No. 1 pick in WNBA draft, Mystics 2nd

The San Antonio Stars secured the No. 1 selection in the WNBA draft. The Washington Mystics will pick second. The Dallas Wings secured the third pick and the Los Angeles Sparks will pick fourth.

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18hPat Borzi

Mercury must bring the defense in Game 2

Calling her two-rebound effort in Game 1 "unacceptable," Brittney Griner didn't hesitate to criticize herself and the Mercury's lack of defense in Game 1. Can Phoenix slow Minnesota on Friday?

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2dMechelle Voepel

Sky have no answers for Ogwumike, Parker

On the same night she was presented the MVP trophy, Nneka Ogwumike teamed with two-time MVP Candace Parker as an unstoppable force in the post, combining for 57 points as L.A. beat Chicago.

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Ex-treasurer Rios wins WNBA inspiration award

Rosie Rios, who as U.S. Treasuer was instrumental in getting Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill, was honored by the WNBA on Tuesday with this year's Inspiring Women award.

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7dJeff Borzello

Women's coaches boycotting evaluation period

Women's basketball coaches from many Power 5 programs are not on the road this weekend for the fall evaluation period in protest of the recruiting calendar.

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17dMechelle Voepel

Mercury's Taylor the consummate teammate

Australian Penny Taylor was such an integral part of three Mercury championships that Phoenix fans affectionately claimed her as their own. And when she retires, the legend will be sorely missed.

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New life after 9/11

The founder of a renowned girls' basketball program died while getting coworkers out of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terror attacks. Instead of dying with him, Slam Jam flourished.

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