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  • AP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player

    Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the situation. The pair will receive their awards Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury host Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals…

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  • Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

    Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. ''I'm like, 'OK, how long do I have to live?''' Cooper recalled. ''That's the first thing that came into my mind.'' The defensive stopper for the Los Angeles Lakers during their…

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  • MVP Moore leads Lynx past Stars, 88-84, in Game 1

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The defending champion Minnesota Lynx got a reminder from the San Antonio Stars that nothing comes easy in the postseason.

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  • With Griner in middle, Mercury aims for title

    The Phoenix Mercury head into the WNBA playoffs after a record-breaking season. They won a league-record 29 games, including 16 straight during that stretch, and boast a multitude of talent in All-Stars Diana Taurasi, Candice Dupree, Penny Taylor and DeWanna Bonner. Brittney Griner is emerging as a…

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  • AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

    Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. It…

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  • Catchings leads Fever past Mystics 78-73 in Game 1

    After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when the Indiana Fever needed her most. Catchings scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, including several clutch baskets down the stretch, to lead the Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on…

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  • Seattle wins No. 1 pick in WNBA lottery

    It had been 11 years since Seattle had been in the WNBA draft lottery. Coach Brian Agler and the Storm made the most of their return, walking away with the No. 1 pick Thursday night.

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  • 5 Things to know about the WNBA playoffs

    With the WNBA playoffs set to begin Thursday night, here are five things to know:

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  • Sparks-Mercury Preview

    The Phoenix Mercury set a WNBA record for regular-season wins, boast two of the top five finishers in this year's MVP voting and have won a team-record 15 straight at home. They also took all five meetings with the Los Angeles Sparks, their opponents in a best-of-three Western Conference semifinals…

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  • Lynx-Stars Preview

    Minnesota finished nine games ahead of San Antonio in the Western Conference, but the Stars showed in Game 1 of this first-round series that they're not going to back down from the defending champions. After narrowly surviving at home, the Lynx look to advance to the conference finals by taking…

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  • Sky-Dream Preview

    The Atlanta Dream were looking the part of the top seed in the Eastern Conference before struggling down the stretch amid adversity. Now the defending East champs know they'll need a healthy Angel McCoughtry to make another run at their first WNBA title. The Dream look to begin that march Friday…

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  • Fever-Mystics Preview

    Tamika Catchings has been a force for the Indiana Fever since she returned from missing the first half of the season with a back injury. After sparking her squad to victory in Game 1, the 35-year-old veteran looks to help the Fever close out this best-of-three first-round series against the…

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