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  • Mercury-Storm Preview

    Sue Bird knows what it is like to be on a team that's rolling like the Phoenix Mercury. Bird's Seattle Storm have been blown out three times this year by the Mercury, who seek to clinch a playoff berth and stretch their franchise-record win streak to 13 games. Seattle (9-15) is two games behind Los…

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  • Shock-Stars Preview

    Skylar Diggins is the star of the Tulsa Shock, but for them to dig out of last place in the Western Conference will likely ride on the shoulders of the inside duo of Courtney Paris and Glory Johnson. Paris and Johnson had a huge effort last week against the San Antonio Stars and will try to…

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  • Penny Toler new Los Angeles Sparks head coach

    Penny Toler didn't like the inconsistency the Los Angeles Sparks had shown this season. So the team's general manager and executive vice president decided to make a coaching change and let Carol Ross go over the weekend. ''It's a difficult situation for any coach to come into, so I'll go to the…

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  • Liberty-Sparks Preview

    Penny Toler didn't like the inconsistency the Los Angeles Sparks had shown this season. ''It's a difficult situation for any coach to come into, so I'll go to the bench and I'll coach the team.'' She joins a rare club of WNBA coaches who have no previous coaching experience before getting a head…

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  • Dream-Lynx Preview

    The Atlanta Dream may want to think about getting Shoni Schimmel more involved after watching her steal the show at the All-Star game. It will be up to assistant Karleen Thompson to do so after coach Michael Cooper revealed he has early stage tongue cancer.

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  • Fever-Sky Preview

    The Eastern Conference pulled out a thrilling win at the All-Star game thanks to Tamika Catchings' clutch play. She also stepped up against the slumping Chicago Sky last week. Catchings and the visiting Indiana Fever try to hand the Sky a seventh consecutive loss as these teams meet in the second…

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  • Slumping LA Sparks fire Carol Ross as coach

    Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. Ross had a 61-36 record in 2 1/2 years with the Sparks, including two playoff appearances and was the WNBA coach of the year in 2012. ''I'd like to…

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  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam.

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  • 5 things to know about the rest of the WNBA season

    With a little under a month left in the WNBA regular season, the scramble for the playoffs is underway. While Phoenix and Atlanta are solidly sitting atop the two conferences, only 2 1/2 games separates second through sixth place in the East. Most teams have about a dozen games left. ''One game at…

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