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2020 WNBA schedule: The 12 must-see games of the regular season

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The new schedule for the WNBA’s unorthodox 2020 season — 22 games per team to be played on neutral sites — is finally here, and it’s time to highlight must-see games. While some of the league’s biggest names are sitting out this season, there still promises to be plenty of......
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WNBA kicks off with Stewart-Ionescu matchup

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2:55 PM ET Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. Breanna Stewart’s return and Sabrina Ionescu’s debut headline the opening act of the WNBA season, two of women’s basketball’s stars pitted against each other as the league......
New York Times - Sports

She Found Her Voice in a W.N.B.A. Locker Room, Then Used It in Sweden

New York Times
Seth Berkman Four years ago, the Liberty became one of the first professional sports franchises to make a unified on-court statement against police brutality and racial injustice. Even before Colin Kaepernick drew widespread attention for kneeling during the N.F.L. preseason later that summer, the Liberty took the court for a......
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Diggins-Smith ‘conflicted’ on bubble, but not ball

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1:47 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.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. Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith said she was “conflicted about being here” Sunday during a Zoom......
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Duke hires Lawson as women’s hoops coach

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Duke has hired Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to take over as coach of its women’s basketball program, it was announced Saturday. The 39-year-old Lawson replaces Joanne P. McCallie, who announced last week she wouldn’t return for a 14th season as she entered the final......
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Dream players stand against Loeffler’s criticism

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10:31 AM ET Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. On the same day that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) declared she had no intention of selling her ownership share in the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, the team’s official......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Atlanta Dream Players Respond to Sen. Loeffler’s BLM Comments

Sports Illustrated
On Friday evening, the players of the Atlanta Dream released a collective public statement days after team co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a junior U.S. senator from Georgia, vocally criticized the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s embrace of it. “We are the women of the Atlanta Dream,” the players said.......
New York Times - Sports

A W.N.B.A. Owner Clashes With Players on Protests

New York Times
Sopan Deb On Monday, the W.N.B.A. announced that their upcoming season would be “dedicated to social justice with games honoring the Black Lives Matter movement.” It did not seem to be a relatively controversial or surprising message, considering how engaged W.N.B.A. players have been in the movement, which has also......
ESPN

Delle Donne, Charles awaiting exemption rulings

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NEW YORK — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league’s independent panel of doctors to see if she’ll be medically excused for the season, the Washington Mystics said Wednesday. The Mystics star, who was the league Most Valuable Player last year, has......
TMZ.com

Renee Montgomery to Sen. Loeffler, Your Views Don’t Mesh With WNBA Culture

TMZ
Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com “I wonder why Senator Loeffler wants to even be involved with a brand that just doesn’t align with her views.” That’s 2-time WNBA champ Renee Montgomery talking about her boss — Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler — after Loeffler slammed the league for its plans......
Detroit News

Atlanta Dream owner wants American flag, not social justice messages, on WNBA uniforms

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Doug Feinberg, Associated Press Published 5:58 a.m. ET July 8, 2020 New York — Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is not in favor of the WNBA’s social justice plans and has sent a letter to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to......
ESPN

WNBA working with players on housing concerns

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10:10 PM ET Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. While some WNBA players offered positive reviews of their accommodations upon arriving for the league’s resumption of play, others found rodent traps, bugs and showers that didn’t......
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Dream co-owner critical of WNBA’s BLM initiative

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, has written WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert to express her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and ask the league to put an American flag on every jersey when the league resumes play later this month. Loeffler was responding to the......
New York Post

WNBA players want Sen. Kelly Loeffler removed from Atlanta Dream ownership

NYPost
The WNBA Players’ Association has had enough of Kelly Loeffler. On Tuesday, the union called on commissioner Cathy Engelbert to remove Kelly Loeffler as co-owner of the Atlanta Dream after the junior senator in Georgia wrote a letter to Engelbert regarding the league’s plan to have “Black Live Matter” and......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Players Call for WNBA to Remove Dream’s Kelly Loeffler

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West WNBA stars and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association are calling for the league to remove Kelly Loeffler as co-owner of the Atlanta Dream. Loeffler, a junior U.S. senator from Georgia, has owned the Dream since 2011. The conservative......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

WNBA Jerseys to Include Names of Women Killed

Sports Illustrated
The WNBA and WNBPA agreed to feature the names of women who have died in connection to police brutality and racial violence on players’ jerseys when the season begins later this month. Among the women honored will be Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in Louisville in March, and Sandra......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Liz Cambage Likely to Miss WNBA Season, Agent Says

Sports Illustrated
NEW YORK — Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent. “In the evaluation of Liz Cambage’s health and pre-existing risk factors with her team doctor, we believe her to be at high-risk for severe illness......
E! Online

WNBA Star Maya Moore Speaks Out on Jonathan Irons’ Release From Prison – E! Online

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WNBA star Maya Moore feels pure “relief” after successfully helping Jonathan Irons be released from prison. In an interview with Good Morning America, the former WNBA athlete… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

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