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Recaps: Wings move into more comfortable position

The Dallas Wings won and both the New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks lost Thursday night, which was the perfect scenario for Dallas. Plus, the Las Vegas Aces pulled out a win over the Chicago Sky.

Previews: Playoff implications abound

With four games on the slate, the Chicago Sky, New York Liberty, and Los Angeles Sparks all take on teams ahead of them in the standings. Plus, the Atlanta Dream look to stop their losing streak when they face the Dallas Wings, who are in the hunt.

Clarendon the key for Minnesota

Known for their off-court advocacy and activisim, it’s time to also appreciate what Layshia Clarendon has done on the court for the Minnesota Lynx. Cut by the Liberty, they have been integral to the Lynx’s emergence as a championship contender.

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Celebrate the greatness of Sylvia Fowles, Brittney Griner and Elena Delle Donne.

Recaps: Mercury cruise past Sky

Skylar Diggins-Smith nearly had a triple-double and the Phoenix Mercury secured their first win against a winning team post-Olympics.

Recap: Lynx survive late scare from Liberty

Napheesa Collier and Kayla McBride were phenomenal for a Minnesota Lynx team that was without Sylvia Fowles and Layshia Clarendon.

Previews: Sun, Mercury seek to keep streaks alive

The Connecticut Sun (20-6) have won eight games in a row. The Phoenix Mercury (15-10) have notched six-straight wins. Can both squads keep rolling? The Sun meet the Washington Mystics (10-15) while the Mercury host the Chicago Sky (14-12). In other action, the Los Angeles Sparks (10-16) and New York Liberty (11-16) will look to get back in the win column against the Indiana Fever (5-19) and Minnesota Lynx (15-9), respectively.

Three Up, Three Down: Wings’ confusing frontcourt situation

The Dallas Wings remain one of the more frustrating teams in the WNBA for fantasy basketball players, as inconsistent rotations make it difficult to assess which Wings players to roll out there on any given day. Isabelle Harrison, Charli Collier, and Awak Kuier are all names to keep an eye on.

Recap: Sky shock Storm with 32-point win

The Chicago Sky went 15-of-22 from deep with eight different players making a three and beat the Seattle Storm 107-75. Candace Parker led six Sky players in double figures.

Preview: Sky look for season sweep of Storm

The Chicago Sky are on their third game of a five-game road trip with the opportunity to sweep the season series with the Seattle Storm, who are trying to avoid their third-consecutive loss.

Recaps: Cloud 9 leads Mystics past Wings

Natasha Cloud, a pass-first point guard, takes the Washington Mystics to a whole new level when she can score and on Saturday night she was phenomenal in an incredible comeback victory over the Dallas Wings. Washington was without Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles.

Recaps: It was Kahleah time Friday night

Kahleah Copper scored 26 points and the Chicago Sky closed out a win over the mighty Seattle Storm in impressive fashion. Plus, Skylar Diggins-Smith and the Phoenix Mercury kept rolling with another win over the New York Liberty, this time without Brittney Griner.

Previews: Sparks face tough test

The Los Angeles Sparks face a tough test against the Connecticut Sun, the Dallas Wings try to gain ground while facing the Washington Mystics and the Las Vegas Aces face the lowly Indiana Fever as we enter the final quarter of the season.

Previews: Mercury look to stay hot

The Phoenix Mercury have not lost since the Olympic restart and will face the New York Liberty, who are in the playoff hunt. Meanwhile, the Chicago Sky already beat the Seattle Storm once and will look to do it again.

Recaps: Key call overturned late, Wings top Mystics

Erica McCall of the Washington Mystics was called for a block on Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings at a critical moment late. The call was originally a charge on Ogunbowale.

Players of the New School: Rachel Galligan and Doshia Woods

Players of the New School is now a podcast! In her first episode, women’s sports culturalist Jasmine Baker takes the show on the road to Denver. She ate pancakes and chatted with breaking news queen Rachel Galligan about competing against Shams. Baker also spoke with University of Denver head coach Doshia Woods, discussing her first season, the challenges of COVID and the new era in women’s basketball.

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Previews: The race for eighth heats up

Will the Washington Mystics (9-14), Dallas Wings (10-14) or Los Angeles Sparks (10-14) earn the eighth and final playoff berth? Thursday night could go a long ways toward answering this question. The Mystics host the Wings while the Sparks face the Connecticut Sun (18-6) for the first of two games. The Las Vegas Aces (17-7) and Atlanta Dream (6-18) also are in action.

Griner dunks in blowout Mercury win

Brittney Griner left the game late with an ankle injury and it is not yet known how long she will be out, but she was spectacular in 30 minutes of play and threw down the 15th dunk of her WNBA career as the Phoenix Mercury easily took care of the New York Liberty.

Preview: Liberty vs. Mercury in Brooklyn battle

Coming off a pair of disappointing losses, the New York Liberty (11-14) welcome the streaking Phoenix Mercury (13-10) — winners of four-straight games — to Barclays Center at 7 p.m. ET for the first of two games. Can the Liberty find a way to hang with and then close out the Mercury?

Emma Meesseman to miss remainder of 2021 WNBA season

Emma Meesseman of the Washington Mystics has decided to rest after a long series of overseas commitments that caused her to miss games up until now.

Recaps: Fowles makes history with monster stat line

Sylvia Fowles posted the fourth 20/20 game of her career, the fourth 25/20 game in WNBA history and the first of a specific stat line in the Minnesota Lynx’s Tuesday night win over the Seattle Storm. Plus, the Connecticut Sun clinched the playoffs and the Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky also secured wins.

Previews: Sun, Aces face off

Tuesday brings four games with playoff implications. Not only do two first-place teams — the Connecticut Sun (17-6) and Las Vegas Aces (17-6) — face off, but the other two in the top four — the Seattle Storm (18-7) and Minnesota Lynx (14-9) — also meet. At the other end of the standings, the Los Angeles Sparks (10-13) and Washington Mystics (8-14) are competing for eighth place and the Chicago Sky (11-12) have the opportunity to return to .500 against the Atlanta Dream (6-17).

Recaps: Sparks move into playoff position

Brittney Sykes ensured victory for the Los Angeles Sparks over the New York Liberty in regulation by blocking a Sabrina Ionescu three at the buzzer. Erica Wheeler was also key in the fourth quarter and led LA in scoring. Plus, the Seattle Storm spoiled Elena Delle Donne’s return to the Washington Mystics.

Previews: NY and LA face off

The New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks face off while they are separated by one game in the standings. The Seattle Storm were victorious in their last outing and will face the Washington Mystics, who remain in the playoff race despite have dropped their last three games.

Recaps: Lynx bounce back with impressive offensive display

The Minnesota Lynx eclipsed the 100-point mark in their win over the Chicago Sky and Layshia Clarendon continued her feel-good storyline. Plus, the Phoenix Mercury ran away with a win over the Atlanta Dream.

Recaps: Jewell Loyd continues tear

Jewell Loyd dropped 29 points, including a career-high seven threes and the Seattle Storm got revenge on the New York Liberty. Plus, Danielle Robinson delivered on a final play to lead the Indiana Fever past the Dallas Wings.

Mercury rising?

An undefeated 3-0 since the Olympic break, the Phoenix Mercury (12-10) look to continue their rise. Later, the Minnesota Lynx (13-9) and Chicago Sky (11-11) face off in a battle of possible championship contenders.

Previews: Storm look to turn it around, Wings aiming to hold onto playoff position

The Seattle Storm have dropped their last two games and will look to right the ship against the New York Liberty, who beat Seattle two days ago. The Dallas Wings are in the hunt for the playoffs as they come down the last stretch of the regular season. They face the last-place Indiana Fever.

Recaps: Nneka saves the day for LA

Nneka Ogwumike won the game for the Los Angeles Sparks on a last-second putback and the Atlanta Dream lost valuable ground in the WNBA playoff race.

Bonner keeps Sun rolling into first place

DeWanna Bonner had her big post-Olympic break breakout, backing up her spoken commitment to bringing a championship mentality to the Connecticut Sun.

Previews: Griner, Charles take center stage

Brittney Griner and Tina Charles have been two of the WNBA’s top scorers in 2021. Their individual matchup will be one to watch during a game between the Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics that has postseason implications.

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