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UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Natasha Howard, Jewel Loyd lift defending champ Seattle Storm past Mercury 77-68

Natasha Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm opened defensive of their WNBA title with a 77-68 win over the Phoenix …


Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Larry Stone: Can the Storm find any silver lining in all the recent setbacks?

Sue Bird’s first words at the news conference Tuesday to discuss her knee surgery said it all.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

WNBA’s new season ready to tip off after busy offseason of moves, injuries

It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and a few injuries to some of the sport’s greatest players


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Storm lose Sue Bird for at least two months to knee injury

A terrible start to the WNBA season just got exponentially worse for the Storm, who will lose star point guard Sue Bird for significant time due to a knee injury.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 10 a.m.

WNBA star Liz Cambage traded from Dallas to Las Vegas

The Dallas Wings have traded WNBA star Liz Cambage to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ first two picks in 2020. Cambage is a 6-foot-8 Australian …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

WNBA hires Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as commissioner

The WNBA has hired Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as its new commissioner. She replaces Lisa Borders, who stepped down in October. Engelbert will be the first person to have the …


Storm coach Dan Hughes undergoes surgery for cancer

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract. The team provided no timetable for his return to the sideline. Hughes revealed the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Sue Bird has been through it all with Storm in 17 years

Sue Bird, the 38-year-old point guard for the Seattle Storm, has essentially become the WNBA’s Tim Duncan. She’s a perennial All-Star with multiple titles who doesn’t decline with age.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9 p.m.

Larry Stone: Breanna Stewart’s injury exposes financial weakness of WNBA’s system

It was stunning, heartbreaking news that emerged from Europe over the weekend: Seattle Storm stalwart Breanna Stewart had


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes diagnosed with cancer

Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors in Seattle but that he is expected to undergo surgery …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart tears Achilles’ tendon in right leg

Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. The Seattle Storm player injured her leg on …


Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart will likely miss upcoming season with torn Achilles tendon

Storm forward Breanna Stewart is expected to undergo surgery this week in Los Angeles to repair an injured Achilles tendon.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zykera Rice invited to try out with Seattle Storm

Gonzaga’s Zykera Rice has been invited to participate in the Seattle Storm’s May 5 training camp in Seattle, becoming the ninth player in program history to either be drafted or …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft

Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Las Vegas Aces. The Notre Dame guard decided to enter the draft and skip her senior season.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Lynx star Maya Moore to skip ‘19 WNBA season

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has decided to skip the upcoming WNBA season to devote more time to her family and her faith. Moore announced on The Players’ Tribune website …


Brian Agler resigns as coach of WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks

Brian Agler has resigned as coach of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks after four years. He guided the team to the WNBA title in 2016. The team made the announcement …


WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver hired by NBA’s Wizards as assistant

WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA’s Washington Wizards this season. Toliver’s job was one of several changes to coach Scott Brooks’ …


Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third WNBA title

Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm’s third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot selected to All-WNBA second team, Storm’s Breanna Stewart named to first team

For the second time in her career, former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot picked up All-WNBA second-team honors


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Breanna Stewart is the MVP, but Sue Bird remains heart and soul of the Storm’s latest title-winning team

The cast of characters has changed since the Storm last held up the WNBA championship trophy, and there were many heroes in this 2018 title chase. But above all, Sue …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was …


History says Seattle Storm WNBA coronation only a matter of time

The Washington Mystics head back home facing a 2-0 deficit in the WNBA Finals, as well as long odds. The history of teams that have faced a 2-0 deficit since …


A’ja Wilson earns WNBA Rookie of the Year honors

A’ja Wilson capped her stellar year with WNBA Rookie of the Year honors.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Storm defensive stopper Alysha Clark will try to stop Mystics star Kristi Toliver once again in Game 2

Game 1 in the WNBA Finals went to the Storm and Alysha Clark, who held Washington Mystics star Kristi Toliver well below her scoring average. Game 2 is 12:30 p.m. …


Jewell Loyd, Breanna Stewart lead Storm to Game 1 Finals victory

Jewell Loyd made 9 of 12 shots and scored 23 points, league MVP Breanna Stewart added 20 points, and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 89-76 in Game 1 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics to meet in WNBA Finals

Sue Bird leaned over toward Breanna Stewart and made sure the current MVP of the WNBA was paying attention to what the oldest player in the league was saying.


Former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot reflects on record-breaking WNBA season

Courtney Vandersloot set the WNBA single-season assists record as the 2018 season wound down last month, just as John Stockton did in the NBA in 1991.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Sue Bird’s big 4th quarter leads Seattle Storm past Phoenix Mercury 94-84

Sue Bird scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA finals for the third time in franchise history rallying for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Washington Mystics earn 1st trip to WNBA Finals, beating Atlanta Dream 86-81

The Washington Mystics overcame a quiet night from Elena Delle Donne to earn a trip to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, holding off the Atlanta …