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New CBA is chief priority this WNBA offseason

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Oct 15, 2019 Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA title on Thursday and then quickly celebrated Friday afternoon,...
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Already a legend, Elena Delle Donne displayed legendary toughness

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2:00 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. WASHINGTON — Last year, Elena Delle Donne took to meditating. As befits the devotion she brings...
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WNBA Finals MVP Meesseman the missing piece to Mystics’ first title

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WASHINGTON — Emma Meesseman looked focused as she positioned herself under the basket for teammate Kristi Toliver’s free throw attempts. She clapped her hands forcefully as she bent her knees, but the Washington Mystics forward was otherwise stoic. Toliver wasn’t on the line yet. None of their other teammates were...
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Washington Mystics beat Connecticut Sun to win first WNBA title

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WNBA’s Natasha Cloud on “The Takeout” The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5 of the Finals on Thursday night. It was a fitting conclusion to...
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Sun’s fast start, big finish force WNBA Finals to Game 5

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10:47 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Connecticut Sun didn’t play as if they were afraid that their season...
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Family comes first for Delle Donne, even one win shy of WNBA title

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3:27 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The championship could come here, in Connecticut, and how full-circle would that be?...
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Determined Delle Donne the difference for Mystics in Game 3

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Elena Delle Donne looked out into the crowded room full of reporters and photographers and distractedly made her way up the three steps to the podium. With all eyes on her, she stumbled and tripped up the stairs. The Washington Mystics star caught herself quickly, but she...
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Can the Washington Mystics win Game 3 without Elena Delle Donne?

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Will Elena Delle Donne be healthy enough to play in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals? That’s the biggest question before the best-of-five championship series resumes Sunday (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET). Regardless, the Washington Mystics must be prepared to play without Delle Donne, the WNBA MVP. Our panel — ESPN...
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Elena Delle Donne getting treatment for herniated disk in back

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Washington Mystics star forward Elena Delle Donne has a small disk herniation in her back, an MRI taken Wednesday showed. The reigning WNBA MVP left just minutes into Tuesday’s Game 2 loss to the Connecticut Sun with what the team initially called back spasms. The MRI showed the disk herniation,...
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WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne exits early, set for MRI

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8:38 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. WASHINGTON, D.C. — League MVP Elena Delle Donne did not return to the court after leaving...
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With Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne hurt, Sun even WNBA Finals

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10:26 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. WASHINGTON — Shortly after locking up the Washington Mystics’ second consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals,...
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Ariel Atkins sparks Mystics to Game 1 win in WNBA Finals

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7:01 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. WASHINGTON — Kristi Toliver has been in the WNBA for 11 seasons and has won a...
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Jasmine Thomas finds home with Connecticut Sun

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7:03 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. WASHINGTON, D.C. — This area is home to Jasmine Thomas. But it took going to Connecticut...
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WNBA Finals 2019 predictions – Will Washington Mystics or Connecticut Sun win?

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The top two teams in the league will meet in the WNBA Finals, which open Sunday (ESPN, 3 p.m. ET). Elena Delle Donne, the 2019 MVP, and the top-seeded Washington Mystics have home-court advantage in the best-of-five series, and will host Games 1, 2 and, if necessary, Game 5. The...
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Kristi Toliver helps Washington Mystics return to WNBA Finals

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11:32 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. LAS VEGAS — Guard Kristi Toliver said the mental aspect was the hardest part of missing...
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Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum’s best is yet to come

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11:21 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. LAS VEGAS — Kelsey Plum climbed into a taxi in Manhattan. Just hours earlier she had...

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