Liberty's Charles makes everyone around her better
The Liberty have had their ups and downs this season, but Tina Charles is as steady as ever. This season's three-time Eastern Conference player of the week never lets herself off the hook -- which helps everyone be at their best.
WNBA BPI: Five storylines for the second half of the season
Before the second half of the season tips off Tuesday, the WNBA Basketball Power Index examines the front-runners, the teams most likely to make the playoffs, and who has the most at stake right out of the gate.
Remember When - How Rebecca Lobo has impacted the WNBA on and off the court.
LaChina Robinson and Holly Rowe commend Rebecca Lobo and what she has done for the WNBA.
WNBA stars congratulate Rebecca Lobo.
Sue Bird, Maya Moore and others praise former UConn and WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September.
Quigley's All-Star debut was worth the wait
She was a second-round pick in 2008, but by 2012, Allie Quigley wasn't even in the WNBA. But in her All-Star debut Saturday, the Chicago Sky starter won the 3-point contest and scored 14 points off the bench for the East.
Post play, West dominate WNBA All-Star Game
All-Star Weekend in Seattle seemed like a celebration of 15-year Storm guard Sue Bird. But on Saturday, a trio of electric post players -- Maya Moore, Nneka Ogwumike and Jonquel Jones -- put on the biggest show.
West tops the East in the WNBA All-Star Game.
There were plenty of bloopers from the league's best, but Maya Moore led the West with 23 points for her second consecutive All-Star Game MVP in a 130-121 victory over the East.
Jones throws down but West tops East.
Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun ended the WNBA All-Star Game with a dunk as the West beats the East 130-121.
Sue Bird is ready to let you in
Sue Bird is self-admittedly private. But the WNBA All-Star is finally opening up on her career, her relationship with girlfriend Megan Rapinoe and why it's important to talk now.
Bird and Rapinoe define couples goals
Megan Rapinoe sat courtside for Sue Bird's 10th WNBA All-Star appearance, and the Seattle Storm star returned the favor by watching Rapinoe score a hat trick with the Seattle Reign just hours later.
Seattle fans savor hometown hero Sue Bird
Sue Bird is always the fan favorite at KeyArena, and that will be especially true Saturday as locals -- including some fans who have grown up watching Bird -- savor the opportunity to cheer on the Storm's 10-time All-Star.
Bird opens up about dating Rapinoe.
WNBA All-Star Sue Bird joins SportsCenter to explain why she chose to share her sexual orientation with the world now and talks about her relationship with soccer star Megan Rapinoe.
Younger generation the 'trail blazers' in the WNBA.
Sue Bird credits younger players, like Brittney Griner and Elena Delle Donne, for leading the way and changing the narrative for gay athletes in the WNBA.
Brittney Griner: 'A lot of crying, a lot of yelling.'
Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner recounts a painful bullying incident from her childhood and her suicidal thoughts.
I cried when Sue Bird told the world she's gay
"As a queer adult, I don't need childhood heroes to be out in order to feel affirmed in my identity," writes espnW's Katie Barnes. "But [Sue] Bird's decision to let fans see this side of her stripped me bare."
Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes ties the knot
After a six-year engagement, former college, WNBA and Olympic star Sheryl Swoopes married Chris Unclesho.
Meet Storm SVP Shannon Burley
Shannon Burley puts All-Star week in the same regard as her first WNBA championship. As special as the Storm's 2010 title run was, Burley helped bring the All-Star Game to Seattle for the first time.
Jonquel Jones' All-Star Game playlist
Midway through a breakout sophomore season in the WNBA, Jonquel Jones will make her first All-Star Game appearance on Saturday -- and will get motivated for it with songs from J. Cole and Big Sean.
Recruit Diamond Miller golden and gifted
She models her game after Candace Parker. And during Team USA's run to gold at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 championships, Diamond Miller made an impact inside and outside, on offense and on defense.
Sparks are a 'work in progress' as All-Star break nears
Los Angeles returned the core of last season's WNBA championship team, but for as much as the Sparks need to build on the success of 2016, they also knew they'd be starting from scratch as they focus on repeating.
Lonzo Ball spells trouble for the WNBA
The increasing intrigue in the NBA summer league should send a clear message to the WNBA: Good basketball alone isn't sufficient to sustain interest in women's professional hoops, writes espnW's Sean Hurd.
Around the Rim
LaChina Robinson and Ticha Penicheiro welcome recently retired Penny Taylor to the show to discuss All-Star starters and recap last week's Lynx-Sparks game.
Former Lady Vol DeShields to play in Turkey
Former Vol Diamond DeShields is joining Cukurova basketball in Turkey.
Le'Coe Willingham to become head women's coach at Fort Valley State
Willingham is leaving Tenn. State and returning to home state to reboot the Lady Wildcats.
Mystics, Mercury must find way to move on after injuries
Brittney Griner is expected to miss a month. Tayler Hill is out for the season. And Elena Delle Donne missed Sunday's game and will be reevaluated this week. How will Phoenix and Washington cope while their stars recuperate?
Liberty rout Mystics.
Bria Hartley's 15 points lead the Liberty to an 85-55 win over the Mystics, who were without Elena Delle Donne.
New York Liberty DJ Tiff McFierce on MSG music
DJ Tiff McFierce, the first lady of the wheels of steel, gets the New York Liberty's audience into formation.
Anastasia Hayes settles in Knoxville
The weekly group shopping excursions aside, freshman point guard Anastasia Hayes is focused on helping Tennessee win championships as part of the top-ranked recruiting class in the country.
Final class rankings for 2017 class
Destiny Littleton rerouted to Texas. Georgia Tech got a boost from Italy. And Nebraska got a big June bonus. All that, and Tennessee and Connecticut held on to the top two spots.
Liz Cambage benefits from basketball time out
Liz Cambage is set to return to basketball in Australia's Women's National Basketball League, which tips off in October, but she tells ESPN that she's really got her sights set on the WNBA and future Olympic glory.
2016 Finals Finish.
Rebecca Lobo says the 2016 championship series between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx was the best WNBA finals she's ever seen.
Golden summer for Christyn Williams
She helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 3x3 championships in China. Next she'll go for gold in 5-on-5 in Italy. Then there's that small matter of choosing a college for No. 1 prospect Christyn Williams.
How the Sun have turned around their fortunes
The Sun opened the season 0-4. But despite injuries and a depleted frontcourt that forced coach Curt Miller to change his lineup, Connecticut has won seven of its past nine games and remains the only team to beat Minnesota.
Ogwumike: 'When you embrace your height, it's even more beautiful'
No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, 2012 WNBA rookie of the year, three-time WNBA All-Star, 2016 MVP and president of the WNBA Players' Association. This summer, Nneka Ogwumike adds another line to her resume: 2017 Body Issue athlete.
Ogwumike's body ready for year-round competition.
Reigning WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike reveals how proud she is of her body and its ability to compete at the highest level with limited rest in ESPN The Magazine's 2017 Body Issue.
Phoenix Mercury celebrate Diana Taurasi with goat petting zoo
The Phoenix Mercury brought a goat petting zoo into Talking Stick Resort Arena to honor Diana Taurasi's recently becoming the WNBA's all-time leading scorer.
Taurasi honored with herd of goats.
Diana Taurasi was honored as the G.O.A.T with a goat petting zoo at the arena prior to the Mercury's 91-83 loss to the Lynx.
Moore likes to keep it chill away from the court.
Maya Moore explains some of her lifestyle changes, learning from previous failures and the role music plays in her life.
Ogwumike sisters share all the big moments.
Big sis Nneka Ogwumike reflects back on family being most important in celebrating her 2016 WNBA championship.
Ogwumike humbly recalls MVP campaign.
Chiney Ogwumike interviews big sis Nneka and delves into how she positioned herself to become the 2016 WNBA MVP.
Ogwumike recalls WNBA champ game-winner.
Nneka Ogwumike breaks down some of the more memorable moments from the LA Sparks WNBA finals series vs the Minnesota Lynx.
14-year-old recruit is no stranger to Puke Hill or Kelsey Plum
La Jolla Country Day point guard Te-Hina Paopao once schooled WNBA top draft pick Kelsey Plum in a drill. Now the 14-year-old with skills, smarts and drive has emerged as one of the most exciting recruits in the country.
Around the Rim: The G.O.A.T.
LaChina Robinson and Chiney Ogwumike welcome four-time WNBA champion Tina Thompson to discuss her former scoring record and more. Plus, WNBA President Lisa Border stops by.
Taurasi is a basketball phenom.
To commemorate the 25th year of The ESPYS, we celebrate 25 athletes who have made the greatest mark on this quarter century. Diana Taurasi has dominated the court from UConn, to the WNBA, to the Olympics, breaking barriers and records everywhere she goes.
A year after her death, Pat Summitt still making an impact
Pat Summitt died a year ago, but the late coach's legacy only continues to grow at the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Pat Summitt Clinic, which provides care for 3,000 Alzheimer's patients.
Taurasi was 'devastated' by Summitt's passing
Pat Summitt's death was a tragic loss for Tennessee and the women's basketball community. The legendary Lady Vols coach also impacted players from archrival UConn, including Diana Taurasi. "There is no UConn dynasty without Pat," she said.
Nigerian heritage helps the Ogwumike sisters.
Chiney Ogwumike interviews big sister Nneka to discuss how their Nigerian household influenced all four of the Ogwumike sisters.
DeShields bypasses final season to turn pro
Diamond DeShields, the redshirt junior guard who transferred from North Carolina, has graduated from Tennessee, and coach Holly Warlick said in a statement DeShields now has a chance to play professionally.
From All-American to activist, Storm's Stewart finds voice
Breanna Stewart had never been to a protest before January. But the second-year pro and Seattle Storm star is devoted to speaking out and getting involved in issues she's passionate about.
Foudy's Find: San Diego Splash.
All it takes to be welcome on the San Diego Splash women's basketball team is the ability to stand up and move your legs. You also have to be at least 80 years old. Julie Foudy introduces the players of this 3-on-3 hoops squad.
Catchings emotional during jersey retirement.
Tamika Catchings expresses her gratitude for the opportunity to play in the WNBA during her Indiana Fever No. 24 jersey retirement ceremony.
What Title IX means to Candace Parker.
L.A. Sparks forward Candace Parker explains how Title IX has opened up so much opportunity for her and what it will do for her own daughter in the future.
What Title IX means to Kelsey Plum.
San Antonio Stars guard Kelsey Plum discusses how different it was for her mother playing sports versus how much more of an opportunity Title IX continues to give Kelsey Plum.
Golden and gloved, recruit Zia Cooke dazzles
The basketball star at Toledo's Rogers High School is fresh off a gold medal win with USA Basketball. She credits her boxing training and her cross country running -- as well as her quarterbacking -- for helping her stand out on the court.
Title IX 45th Anniversary: WNBA Title IX Roundtable.
Holly Rowe hosts a roundtable with Rebecca Lobo, LaChina Robinson and Chamique Holdslaw to discuss the impact Title IX has had on their careers and the influence it has within the WNBA and women's basketball.
Women in athletic departments: welcomed or marginalized?
The number of women hired as athletic directors and conference commissioners in the NCAA is rising. Despite this progress, there's still a need for "constant vigilance" for how they're treated, says former Iowa associate AD Jane Meyer.
Title IX 45th Anniversary Vignette: Lisa Leslie.
Lisa Leslie left a lasting legacy in women's basketball. Sue Bird gives praise to how much of an impact Leslie had on the sport and her.
Taurasi so much more than scoring phenom
Diana Taurasi took over the WNBA career scoring record Sunday. But being the best teammate possible -- and taking pride in her playmaking -- are more important to the Phoenix Mercury star than individual accolades.
Taurasi sets scoring mark in loss to Sparks.
Diana Taurasi scores 19 points to eclipse Tina Thompson for the most points in WNBA history but the Mercury fall to the Sparks 90-59.
Taurasi says clinching moment was 'pretty cool.'
Diana Taurasi explains what it felt like to become the WNBA all-time leading scorer, shares a conversation she had with Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and talks about her relationships with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Remember When, Watch Now - Delle Donne's MVP season.
Elena Delle Donne was expected to be a special player once she got to the WNBA. But her performance in 2015 earned her the MVP.
Remember When, Watch Now - 'The Shot.'
In perhaps the biggest and most memorable shot in league history, New York's Teresa Weatherspoon hits a buzzer beater in Game 2 of the 1999 WNBA Finals.
You don't know Diana Taurasi
The words swagger and cocky come to mind, but there's also a thoughtful, reflective side of Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi, who opens up about her marriage to Penny Taylor and her career as she closes in on the WNBA scoring mark.
Foudy's Finds: Elena Delle Donne dominates on more than one court.
In this edition of Foudy's Finds, Elena Delle Donne and Julie Foudy get together to play dodgeball.
UConn hadn't lost since November 2014, winning an NCAA-record 111 straight games that included two NCAA titles and a 38-0 season in 2015-16. Mississippi State snapped the historic run Friday.
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