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Washington Mystics C Shakira Austin has surgery on torn labrum; recovery expected to take 4-6 months

Washington Mystics center Shakira Austin had surgery to repair a torn labrum in her left hip. The team says the recovery is expected to take four to six months.

Chicago Sky promote Jeff Pagliocca to general manager

The Chicago Sky promoted Jeff Pagliocca to general manager after hiring Naismith Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon as coach nearly three weeks ago.

Aces celebrate 2nd WNBA championship and promise more are on the way

The Las Vegas Aces celebrated their second consecutive WNBA championship Monday night on the Strip and said they aren’t done.

Liberty plan to put franchise tag on Breanna Stewart, hope to bring back free agent Jonquel Jones

New York hopes to bring back most of the same team next season that fell just short in the WNBA Finals.

WNBA fines Liberty for breaking media access rules following championship loss to the Aces

The WNBA fined the New York Liberty $25,000 after some of their players declined media interviews following the team’s loss to the Las Vegas Aces in the clinching game of the league finals.

WNBA champion Aces built for a three-peat with finals MVP A’ja Wilson, core group returning

A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces are poised for a possible three-peat and continue one of the greatest runs in league history.

Las Vegas Aces become first repeat WNBA champs in 21 years, beating New York Liberty 70-69 in Game 4

The Las Vegas Aces became the first team in 21 years to win back-to-back WNBA championships, getting 24 points and 16 rebounds from A’ja Wilson and a defensive stop in the closing seconds to beat the New York Liberty 70-69 in Game 4 of the Finals.

Phoenix Mercury hire longtime NBA assistant Nate Tibbetts as coach

he Phoenix Mercury have hired veteran NBA assistant Nate Tibbetts as their head coach. Tibbetts has nearly two decades of experience as an NBA assistant coach and in the NBA’s G League, where he was both a head coach and an assistant.

Chelsea Gray and Kiah Stokes out for Game 4 of the WNBA Finals with foot injuries

Chelsea Gray is out at least for Game 4 of the WNBA Finals after suffering an injury to her left foot Sunday.

Israel-Hamas war means one less overseas option for WNBA players with Russia already out

WNBA players have one less option to play overseas with the conflict in Israel, adding to diminishing opportunities amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Las Vegas looks to clinch WNBA Finals against New York in game 4

The Las Vegas Aces look to clinch the WNBA Finals over the New York Liberty in game four. The teams meet for the ninth time this season.

Mercury finalizing deal with Magic assistant Nate Tibbetts to be next coach according to source

The Phoenix Mercury are finalizing a deal with Orlando Magic assistant Nate Tibbetts to make him the team’s new coach a person familiar with the situation said Monday night.

Chelsea Gray’s status for Game 4 of WNBA Finals still unclear after foot injury

Chelsea Gray’s status for Game 4 of the WNBA Finals is still unclear. The Las Vegas Aces guard was injured in Game 3 on Sunday midway through the fourth quarter.

Aces star guard Chelsea Gray injured in fourth quarter against Liberty

The Las Vegas Aces may be without star guard Chelsea Gray for Game 4 of the WNBA Finals after she was injured Sunday.

Jones and Stewart help Liberty avoid sweep, take Game 3 of WNBA Finals, beat Aces 87-73

Jonquel Jones scored 27 points and Breanna Stewart added 20 to help the New York Liberty beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-73 and force a Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.

Stewart, Liberty to host Wilson, Aces

The New York Liberty will play the Las Vegas Aces. The teams meet for the eighth time this season. New York is 15-5 at home, and Las Vegas is 15-5 on the road.

WNBA holding its own against NFL, MLB, with finals broadcast during busy sports calendar

The WNBA is competing for viewers during one of the busiest times on the sports calendar and the league is holding its own.

Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon hired as new coach of WNBA’s Chicago Sky

The Chicago Sky say they have hired Naismith Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon as their coach. The announcement Thursday comes two days after her agent confirmed she agreed to take the job.

Aces rout Liberty 104-76, take 2-0 series lead in WNBA Finals

A’ja Wilson scored 26 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces defeated the New York Liberty 104-76 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 series lead in the WNBA Finals.

Teresa Weatherspoon to become Chicago Sky’s next coach, according to her agent

The Chicago Sky have an agreement in place with Teresa Weatherspoon to make her their next coach, according to her agent, Richard Gray.

Nothing shy about Jackie Young’s all-around game for Aces

Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young has made tremendous strides in five years as a pro. As a rookie out of Notre Dame, she was a shy, dynamic drive-to-the-right, mid-range specialist.

Aces to host the Liberty on Wednesday

The Las Vegas Aces will play host to the New York Liberty. The teams meet for the seventh time this season. Las Vegas is 19-1 at home, and New York is 17-3 on the road.

Young and Plum each score 26 points as Aces dominate Liberty 99-82 in WNBA Finals opener

Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum each scored 26 points and the defending champion Las Vegas Aces pulled away from the New York Liberty in the second half to win 99-82 in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert expects to add another expansion team soon

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said at her annual state of the league address before Game 1 of the WNBA Finals that the league most likely will be adding another expansion team soon.

Well-rested Aces and Liberty set to begin WNBA Finals, expect more competitive games

After having a week off after their semifinals series, Las Vegas and New York are set for the WNBA Finals with Game 1 on Sunday afternoon.

Aces start WNBA Finals against the Liberty

The Las Vegas Aces host the New York Liberty to begin the WNBA Finals. The Liberty went 3-2 against the Aces during the regular season.

Highly anticipated WNBA Finals matchup between Aces and Liberty begins Sunday

The highly anticipated WNBA Finals matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and New York Liberty tips off Sunday.

Golden State Warriors granted WNBA expansion franchise to begin play in 2025

The WNBA is coming to the Bay Area. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert has announced an expansion franchise will head to San Francisco and begin play in 2025.

Former Aces’ player Hamby files discrimination complaint against team, WNBA

Dearica Hamby filed a gender discrimination complaint last week against the WNBA and the Las Vegas Aces, saying her former team and its coach, Becky Hammon, retaliated against her after she informed them she was pregnant.

WNBA first: Hammon, Brondello make history as ex-players coaching teams in the Finals

Coaches Becky Hammon and Sandy Brondello friendship goes back to their days in San Antonio. Hammon was still playing when Brondello was an assistant and a short-lived head coach of the Silver Stars.