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Pat Friday

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WNBA playoffs preview: Why the Sparks have a shot

The L.A. Sparks finished a disappointing season in fourth place in the competitive Western Conference, which is short of expectations but enough for a second chance in the postseason.

WNBA Playoff preview: Chicago's the wild card

After a season filled with injuries and health problems, the Chicago Sky are finally healthy at exactly the right time. Given that we don't know what they can do at full strength, they're one of...

WNBA awards: Paris4MIP, All-Rookie & All-D teams

The Swish Appeal staff made their 2014 WNBA awards picks official earlier today, but the following is a closer look at the top candidates for each award and some of the tougher decisions that...

Theme day: Where will the Mercury be in 2015?

The SB Nation-NBA network is holding the first of its annual theme day series today answering the question, "Where will your team be in 12 months?" We join in with a look at where the Phoenix...

The WNBA's best battle at full strength

As we head into the stretch run, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury have separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Tonight's meeting (8 p.m. EST, NBA TV) marks matchup number 3 of the...

The argument for Diana Taurasi as 2014 MVP

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Despite an outstanding season from Maya Moore, it's Diana Taurasi that deserves the 2014 WNBA MVP award.

Nine Trades to improve the WNBA teams below .500

The W's trade deadline is this Wednesday, and most teams have losing records. Here are some moves that could help improve these teams.

L.A. Sparks fire Carol Ross, Toler to assume duties

Ross led the Sparks since the 2012 season. General Manager Penny Toler will also be the interim head coach until the end of the season.

The Penny Taylor Effect

As we shift into All-Star weekend, the Phoenix Mercury have exploded onto the scene the rise to the top of the WNBA's standings. One reason stands out above the others: a healthy Penny Taylor.

Who did we pick as 2014 All-Star Game Reserves?

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Three of our writers teamed up and show you their picks.

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