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Kahleah Copper led the Chicago Sky to a Game 3 win over the Connecticut Sun in their WNBA semifinal series. (Image: Randy Belice/NBAE/Getty)

Top-Seeded Sun, Aces Face Elimination Games in WNBA Semifinals

Since the league implemented its current playoff format in 2016, no team that played a first-round game has ever made the WNBA Finals. But two upstarts stand just one game away from ending that streak, as the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky each have 2-1 leads in their respective semifinal […]

The Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces will enjoy byes to the semifinals in the 2021 WNBA Playoffs. (Image: Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

How Do the WNBA Playoffs Work? A Look at the 2021 Postseason Bracket

The New York Liberty snuck into the WNBA Playoffs on Sunday, earning a backdoor berth as both the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks lost their final games of the regular season. But the Liberty face a long road to a potential WNBA Championship thanks to the league’s punishing postseason […]

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Beer Companies Ramp Up Sponsorship of Women’s Sports

Two major beer brands announced new women’s sports programs on Thursday. Heineken announced new sponsorships with UEFA women’s soccer and motorsport’s W series. Meanwhile, Michelob ULTRA is committing $100 million over the next five years to promote gender equality in sports. Beer companies have traditionally been among sports’ largest sponsors. […]

Candace Parker from the Chicago Sky is the first woman to appear on the cover of a NBA2K. (Image: 2K Sports)

Candace Parker Becomes First WNBA Player on Cover of NBA 2K

Candace Parker, a two-time WNBA MVP, will make history when she becomes the first woman and first WNBA player to appear on the cover of the popular NBA 2K video game when she graces the GameStop Exclusive edition of NBA 2K22. The 25th-anniversary edition of NBA 2K, aka NBA 2K22, […]

The WNBA Commissioner’s Cup will launch in the 2021 season with a high-profile championship game and a $500,000 purse. (Image: WNBA)

WNBA Reveals Details for First Commissioner’s Cup, Including $500K Prize Fund

The WNBA will launch its first Commissioner’s Cup competition during the 2021 season as an added competition that will include $500,000 in prize money and a championship game in a lucrative time slot on the league calendar. The WNBA announced details of the Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday, along with additional […]

Charlie Collier expects to be the first overall pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft on Thursday evening. (Image: Texas Athletics)

With Four Early Picks, Dallas Wings Set to Dominate WNBA Draft

Thursday’s WNBA draft will provide all 12 teams in the league with an opportunity to reload their rosters, find new talent, and build for the future. But if you only tune in for the first round or so, it will be easy to come away with the impression that the […]

Retired WNBA player Renee Montgomery (Image: Rich von Biberstein/Getty)

Recent WNBA Purchases are Latest in Red Hot Sports Franchise Market

Two more pro teams, the Las Vegas Aces and the Atlanta Dream, recently changed hands. The WNBA purchases are further evidence of a hyperactive sports franchise market. Even as professional sports continue to lose money due to the pandemic, teams are getting snapped up for top dollar. Predictably, billion-dollar sales […]

The Seattle Storm traded Natasha Howard to the New York Liberty, one of a flurry of high-profile WNBA trades on Wednesday. (Image: USATSI)

Seattle Storm Remain Title Favorites After Flurry of WNBA Trades

The defending champion Seattle Storm traded for two first-round draft picks, then flipped those selections for a number of young players as part of a series of WNBA trades that will allow the titleholders to remain competitive in the years to come. The Storm began Wednesday by trading All-Star forward […]

Atlanta Dream players walk by a Black Lives Matter graphic at the Feld Entertainment Center in Florida. Dream co-owner was critical of WNBA's BLM messaging.

If Kelly Loeffler Is Out as Atlanta Dream Owner, Is LeBron James In?

The WNBA confirmed on Tuesday that the Atlanta Dream will soon have a new owner. The pending sale, first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will likely displace Kelly Loeffler, providing leadership more in step with the league and its players. Loeffler wedged herself between a rock and a hard place. […]