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Sparks top Sky in playoff opener

League MVP Nneka Ogwumike (27 points) and Candace Parker (30) were unstoppable Wednesday, leading Los Angeles past Chicago in Game of of their semifinal series.


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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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.


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Sparks flat-out dominated Sky inside, win Game 1 of their semifinal series 95-75. Candace Parker 30 points, Nneka Ogwumike 27.