Short-handed Dream set to fend off Bird, Storm

The Atlanta Dream will be short-handed on Wednesday when they tip off the WNBA playoffs against the Seattle Storm at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion. Atlanta forward Tiffany Hayes will miss Wednesday's contest, serving a one-game suspension after picking up her seventh technical foul in the regular-season finale against Minnesota. Hayes is second on the team in scoring, averaging...
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14 days ago

WNBA's new playoff format ratchets up the pressure

The 20th season of the WNBA follows up with a new playoff format that may remind you somewhat of the wild card games in Major League Baseball and the NFL — but with a couple of twists. For the majority of the league’s history, the playoffs featured eight teams in three rounds of best-of-three series, with the WNBA Finals themselves growing into a best-of-five series in 2005....
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Stewart, Bird lead Storm to key road win over Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird scored 17 points apiece and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 81-76 on Friday night in a critical showdown between teams battling for the final playoff spot. The Storm (14-17) won their third straight on the road to move into a tie for seventh place with Phoenix, 1 /2 games in front of the Mystics (12-18) in the chase for...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bird leads Storm past WNBA-leading Sparks, 79-72

SEATTLE (AP) Sue Bird hit a season-high five 3-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the Seattle Storm to a surprising 79-72 victory over the WNBA-leading Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night. Coming off her record seventh gold medal in international competition at the Olympics, Bird was 5 of 7 from behind the arc. She also had six assists, Olympic teammate Breanna Stewart made...
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August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Team USA captain Sue Bird listed at day-to-day with knee sprain

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sue Bird and the U.S. women's basketball team received some good news Wednesday when an MRI revealed that the team captain and point guard just had a knee capsule sprain.Bird had initially feared the injury would be much worse."Obviously I felt a huge relief." Bird said in a statement provided by USA Basketball. "The hardest part is waiting and not knowing. So,...
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August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA withdraws fines for teams that protested gun violence

The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for multiple teams and players that protested recent gun violence by wearing black warmup shirts before their games. The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury were each fined $5,000, and players on those teams were fined $500 a piece for wearing black T-shirts calling attention to shootings by and against police officers in place of...
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July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Sue Bird signs multiyear deal with Seattle Storm

Sue Bird has signed a multi-year deal with the Seattle Storm The team announced the contract Tuesday. The 35-year-old Bird was the top free agent in the WNBA this season, although she was always expected to stick with the team she has spent her entire career with since being drafted No. 1 in 2002. Bird averaged 10.3 points and 5.4 assists last season in 27 games. She helped Seattle...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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