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|Connecticut Sun win top pick in WNBA draft lottery (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 2:54 pm]
The Connecticut Sun won the top pick in the WNBA draft lottery on Tuesday. The Tulsa Shock earned the second pick with the San Antonio Silver Stars getting the third choice and the New York Liberty receiving the fourth pick. Connecticut, which finished last in the Eastern Conference last season, had a 44 percent chance of winning the top pick. New York and Tulsa each had a 23 percent chance and San Antonio has a 10 percent chance.
Maya Moore lives out dream of being actress (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 1:47 am]
Maya Moore swears she's been preparing for the role of Betty Lou her entire life. The WNBA Finals MVP and two-time champion for the Minnesota Lynx, who starred at UConn, has branched out into acting in Pepsi's Uncle Drew ad campaign that features Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving. The spots debuted at the start of the NBA season. In the viral video, Moore plays an older woman who is the sister of Nate Robinson's character.
Mystics G Tayler Hill pregnant with 1st child (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: December 6, 2013, 12:20 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Mystics guard Tayler Hill is pregnant and will miss at least part of next season.
Sparks sign head coach Ross to contract extension (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: December 5, 2013, 4:36 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks say they have signed head coach Carol Ross to a multi-year contract extension.
WNBA draft lottery to be televised again (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: December 3, 2013, 7:46 am]
NEW YORK (AP) -- For the second straight season, the WNBA draft lottery will be televised live.
Thursday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: November 22, 2013, 3:15 am]
Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended when both sides rested their cases, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense. Timothy Jansen, Winston's attorney, and State Attorney Willie Meggs held press conferences within minutes of one another.
Atlanta Dream hires Michael Cooper as coach (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: November 21, 2013, 3:19 pm]
The Atlanta Dream hired former NBA star Michael Cooper as head coach on Thursday, hoping he can lead the team to a WNBA championship after three winless trips to the finals. The 57-year-old Cooper won five titles as a defensive stopper for the Lakers during the ''Showtime'' era, and he followed up his playing career by guiding the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks to consecutive titles as a coach in 2001 and 2002. Atlanta won three of the last four Eastern Conference titles, but has yet to win a game in the finals. Cooper takes over for Fred Williams, who was relieved of his coaching duties after Atlanta was swept by Minnesota in this year's championship series.
Atlanta Dream picks Michael Cooper as new coach (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: November 21, 2013, 1:26 pm]
The Atlanta Dream have named former NBA player Michael Cooper as their new coach. The WNBA team made the announcement Thursday. He won five NBA titles as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers and guided that city's WNBA team, the Sparks, to consecutive championships in 2001 and 2002 as their head coach.
Brondello named Phoenix Mercury coach (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: November 15, 2013, 11:46 am]
Former San Antonio Silver Stars coach Sandy Brondello has been hired to coach the Phoenix Mercury. She was an assistant coach for San Antonio from 2005 to 2009 and served as the team's head coach in 2010. The past three seasons, she was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Sparks. Brondello played on Australia's silver medalist Olympic teams in 2000 and 2004.
Mercury lose Pennell and Cox (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 18, 2013, 8:04 pm]
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix Mercury interim coach Russ Pennell and President Amber Cox will not return to the organization.
Atlanta Dream won't renew head coach contract (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 18, 2013, 3:24 pm]
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Dream has decided not to renew the contract of general manager and head coach Fred Williams.
Tulsa Shock fire Kloppenburg after 20-49 record (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 15, 2013, 12:30 pm]
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The Tulsa Shock fired head coach Gary Kloppenburg and his assistants on Tuesday after two seasons with the struggling team.
Minnesota Lynx celebrate WNBA title with parade (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 14, 2013, 2:32 pm]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx celebrated their second WNBA championship in three years Monday with a parade through downtown Minneapolis.
Moore, Brunson lead Lynx to title sweep (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 10, 2013, 9:00 pm]
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.
Study: WNBA still setting bar for diversity hiring (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 9, 2013, 2:45 pm]
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A study released Wednesday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport shows that the WNBA continues to be the leader among professional sports leagues for racial and gender hiring practices.
Lynx blast Dream 88-63; 1 win from title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 8, 2013, 8:21 pm]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Minnesota Lynx to the brink of their second title in three seasons with an 88-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Moore leads Lynx past Dream 84-59 in Game 1 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 6, 2013, 8:50 pm]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night.
5 things to know about the WNBA Finals (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 5, 2013, 8:04 am]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore has homecourt advantage throughout the WNBA Finals.
Minnesota Lynx face Atlanta Dream in WNBA finals (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: October 2, 2013, 12:41 pm]
Ever since the Minnesota Lynx lost in the WNBA finals last year, they've been focused on getting back there.
Much-hyped Mercury fall short in turbulent season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 30, 2013, 6:00 pm]
PHOENIX (AP) -- A season with high expectations resulted in a coaching change and enough success to get the Phoenix Mercury within two wins of the WNBA Finals.