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Can league MVP Nneka Ogwumike and Los Angeles hold court against Chicago as their semifinal series opens?


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

Stars general manager Ruth Riley was momentarily confused as to whether San Antonio won the WNBA draft lottery when the four picks were revealed at the same time. But the Stars got the top slot.

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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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Lynx cruise to Game 1 victory

Minnesota led by as many as 25 points in the third quarter before sealing a Game 1 win over Phoenix in the best-of-five WNBA semifinals.

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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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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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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.