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Chicago holds court to reach semifinals

Playing without injured Elena Delle Donne, Chicago put four players in double digits to down Atlanta and advance to the WNBA semifinals against Los Angeles.

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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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12dMechelle 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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Hackers reveal WADA data for Biles, Williamses

WADA said a "Russian cyber espionage group" hacked its database and posted confidential medical data about Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams and Elena Delle Donne.

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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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What's next for WNBA neighbors Wings, Stars?

One has been eliminated from the playoffs. The other has lost 11 in a row. But if Dallas and San Antonio could give the WNBA a new rivalry, that would be great for the league -- and a lot of fun.

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Dream brace for tough closing stretch

After missing the postseason last year, Atlanta looks bound to return to the WNBA playoffs this season. Can the Dream hold on to the No. 4 seed, which would come with a first-round bye?


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Sky 108, Dream 98. Chicago does it without EDD, who averaged 21.5 PPG this season. Vandersloot 21, Breland 20, Pondexter/Young 16 each.

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Sky's Jessica Breland averaged 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in regular season. Talk about coming up big when most needed.

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Sky w/o EDD dominating playoff game vs. Dream. Who predicted that? Sky 103, Dream 86, 2:44 left. Jess Breland huge day: 20 points, 16 rebs.