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Lynx take commanding 2-0 series lead

Led by Maya Moore's 26 points, five players scored in double figures to lead the Lynx to a 96-86 win over the Mercury in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals.

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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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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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So far, Sparks' offense proving to be just as vexing for Sky in Game 2 as it was in Game 1. LA shooting 53.7 percent and leading 57-42.