Tag "WNBA"

Florida 2020: Center of the Sports World

Are you wondering why Florida keeps coming up in sports-related news recently? It’s probably because Florida was the temporary center of the sports world during this unusual year.

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WNBA Set the Standard for League-Wide Activism in 2016

WNBA players were presenting their social justice activism back in 2016. Four years later, the rest of the leagues are finally following suit.

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WNBA Announces 22-Game Format, Traditional Playoffs

Donovan Hugel details the WNBA’s 22-game format and traditional playoff plan for the 2020 season.

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Mystics Triumph over the Aces to “run it back” to the WNBA Finals

After a fantastic WNBA Playoffs series between the Washington Mystics and the Las Vegas Aces, Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics are “running it back” to the WNBA Finals for the second year in a row.

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The Washington Mystics Want More – Continue to Tighten Grip on #1 seed For Playoffs

At the beginning of this 2019 WNBA season, fans and media personnel alike were hailing the Las Vegas Aces or the Los Angeles Sparks as the most likely contenders to win it all. With trades that many thought essentially “stacked” these two teams, who can blame them? But one silent, hungry beast went mistakingly undetected. That team is the Washington Mystics. The Mystics, who fell short (3-0) in the 2018 WNBA Finals series against the Seattle Storm, came into this season with one focus and one mission. A WNBA Championship.

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Undrafted All-star Erica Wheeler Wins WNBA All-Star MVP after an unforgettable performance

Indiana Fever guard Erica Wheeler, who came into the WNBA undrafted in 2015, won the 2019 WNBA All-Star MVP award after her unforgettable performance in last night’s WNBA All-Star game in Las Vegas. Wheeler was selected to play on Team Wilson lead by Las Vegas Aces forward and two-time all-star A’ja Wilson who was unable to play in the game due to injury.

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Lynx impressive home win is the team’s fourth straight against Phoenix

Coming off of a heartbreaking loss on the road to the Atlanta Dream, the Minnesota Lynx played an impressive game at home to beat the Phoenix Mercury for the fourth straight time Sunday night. In this 75-62 victory over the Mercury, the Lynx came out strong, scoring quick points. Throughout the game, the Lynx were able to body their way past a physical Phoenix team as all five Lynx starters finished in double-digits. This win puts Minnesota at 10-7 as they remain number four in league standings.

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Phoenix Mercury fall to the Connecticut Sun: Taurasi returns to basketball, Sancho Lyttle suffers another leg injury

Diana Taurasi made her long-awaited return to hoops Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut vs the Connecticut Sun. Taurasi, who had been out for the first half of the season with a back injury that required surgery, went through the team’s pre-game shoot around and several other drills at full speed prior to being in the starting lineup for the Mercury. Though the Mercury led the Sun 36-30 at halftime, the Sun came out shooting well. The Sun’s entire starting lineup turned into scoring machines, as all five finished the game in double figures after going on a 17-1 run in the 2nd half.

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Washington Mystics Rise to #1 in WNBA League Standings after a 102-59 Beatdown of the Connecticut Sun

Following a four-game winning streak, the Washington Mystics obliterated the Connecticut Sun on Saturday at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

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Kara Lawson Becomes Celtics Assistant Coach

There’s no question that women are continuing to cross the line into men’s professional sports. In the most recent example of such, league sources told ESPN on Thursday that the Boston Celtics will be hiring former WNBA star Kara Lawson

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