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Twitter is making *Spaces* for important Title IX conversations

Thursday is the big day: the 50-year anniversary of Title IX. There will be plenty going on on Twitter to celebrate, including Spaces hosted by ESPN, Congress, NASA and the WNBA.

Sue Bird: ‘I think it can put a smile on everybody’s face’

Sue Bird said it best, because it was a feel-good moment when she hit the game-sealing three in her last regular-season game in New York.

Three Up, Three Down: Milic stepping up for Lynx

Sylvia Fowles is out for the foreseeable future, which is terrible news for the Minnesota Lynx. It does, however, open up an opportunity for Nikolina Milić, who projects to be a valuable fantasy basketball asset in Fowles’ absence.

Podcast: What exactly are the Dallas Wings?

It’s the debut of a new Swish Appeal podcast! Tune in every Tuesday for The Whiparound with Sabreena Merchant.

Triple Threat Podcast: Is Shakira Austin Rookie of the Year?

The Bonnet Gang opens up the mailbag for this week’s episode.

Picking the 2022 All-Star starters

As the WNBA returns to its 2019 All-Star format, who deserves a spot in the midseason showcase?

WNBA to display might of its players through film ‘We Are The W’

The WNBA is releasing a new film called "We Are The W," which tells the stories of DiDi Richards, Isabelle Harrison and Angel McCoughtry.

Sue Bird’s lengthy career leaves plenty of memorable moments

The Swish Appeal staff gathered to reflect on some of Sue Bird’s greatest hits.

Could this year’s WNBA MVP make history by not leading their team in scoring?

MVP frontrunner A’ja Wilson is third on the Las Vegas Aces in scoring. Another candidate in Alyssa Thomas is fourth on the Connecticut Sun.

The 2022 Dallas Wings and the Four Factors

The Dallas Wings haven’t been one of the WNBA’s best teams in 2022, but they haven’t been flat-out bad, either. The Four Factors give a deeper statistical insight into the Wings’ performance thus far — good, bad and mediocre.

Sun soaring into matchup with Mystics

After the Connecticut Sun blew the doors off the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday, they finished off the Seattle Storm with some fourth-quarter fire on Friday. Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. ET, CBS), the Sun seek a third-straight victory with a road win over the Washington Mystics.

Sue Bird begins farewell tour in Connecticut

Sue Bird and her Seattle Storm have work to do if they want a fifth championship.

The Aces are finally playing their best players more

Dearica Hamby and Kelsey Plum have always been productive for the Aces, but their minutes totals finally reflect that output.

Storm update: Stewie’s MVP case

It’s a bit early in the season to start thinking about the MVP award, but A’ja Wilson has emerged as a frontrunner because of scoring, rebounding, defense, intangibles and then a big reason: her team is the best in the league. But for those who believe the award doesn’t necessarily have to go to the best player on the best team: Breanna Stewart is comfortably leading the league in my stat score formula.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Sue Bird announces her final year

A major farewell is in the works.

The Mystics ‘slowed down’ Sabrina Ionescu, but at what cost?

On a night when Sabrina Ionescu didn’t make a single 3-pointer, it was timely scores from teammates that helped the New York Liberty overcome the Washington Mystics 77-65.

Dream Notebook: Howard’s start, Hayes’ status, trades and signings

As Rhyne Howard continues to shine, there are a few question marks surrounding some of her teammates.

The 1996 U.S. Olympic team showed dreams can come true

The three-part ESPN documentary series highlights the contributions of this groundbreaking team

News roundup: Brittney Griner’s detention extended 18 days

Brittney Griner’s wrongful detention in Russia has been extended until at least July 2. Plus much more news from around the world of women’s basketball.

Four potential midseason fantasy basketball acquisitions

It’s already the middle of June, but some WNBA players have only recently made their 2022 debuts. Which of these players should you make an effort to acquire in your fantasy basketball leagues, and which can you safely pass on?

Triple Threat Podcast: Where does Sylvia Fowles rank all-time?

The Bonnet Gang tries to contextualize Sylvia Fowles’ WNBA career as it comes to a close.

Nashville is the WNBA’s most logical expansion destination

When the WNBA chooses to expand, Nashville is the perfect place to expand to grow the game of women’s basketball.

Collier, Kuier still establishing roles on Wings

The Dallas Wings chose Charli Collier and Awak Kuier with the No. 1 and No. 2 picks, respectively, in the 2021 WNBA Draft. Their career trajectories thus far, however, have been quite different, and a loaded Wings frontcourt further complicates their situations.

Checking in with the Sun’s stats

On Friday night, the Connecticut Sun had four-game winning streak foiled by the Chicago Sky. Nevertheless, the Sun, sitting second in the WNBA standings, still have proved themselves to be championship-level squad.

The Phoenix Mercury are starting to turn their season around

A 1-2 record over the past week belies substantial progress.

Mystics prevail over familiar foe; signals potential playoff matchup

Of the 13 games the Mystics have played, three have been against the Chicago Sky. Both teams are pretty evenly matched, which makes this a potential playoff preview.

Why did the Sparks choose to elevate Fred Williams?

The franchise needs what Williams brings in the present and the future.

Loyd drops 26 for Storm, cold shooting from distance dooms Howard, Dream

The Seattle Storm wrapped up an eight-game home stand with a 12-point victory over a good Atlanta Dream team.

Derek Fisher is out as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks

Assistant coach Fred Williams will lead the team for the rest of the 2022 season.

Sparks fall to Mercury despite N. Ogwumike’s efforts

The Los Angeles Sparks fell to the Phoenix Mercury in a Sunday matinee. Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points and seven rebounds in defeat.

Three Up, Three Down: Gray making consistent contributions to Wings

The Dallas Wings have been a frustrating team for fantasy basketball managers this season, but veteran guard Allisha Gray remains consistent, scoring the ball efficiently while also contributing plenty of rebounds and a handful of steals.

Bird ready for Storm to ‘build’ now that they have full roster

The Seattle Storm have lost two in a row and have fallen to .500 though 10 games, but they still feel like they can be a top team once they get used to having everyone back.