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Titans return: High time UConn-Tennessee rivalry resumes

Champions, legends and animosity. UConn-Tennessee had it all. Now the next generation will be treated to the most influential rivalry in women's hoops.

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UConn-Tennessee rivalry ushered in on Twitter

The social media game between UConn and Tennessee was the perfect warm-up to the rivalry that will resume in 2020.

All-time rivalry results: UConn vs. Tennessee

Once the greatest rivalry in women's college basketball, UConn and Tennessee haven't played since 2007. A look at the series, which UConn leads 13-9.



Even in announcing her retirement, Whalen never falters

Lindsay Whalen was poised, never faltered, cracked wise and thanked everyone she thought of during her retirement news conference Tuesday.

Lynx's Whalen to retire after 15 WNBA seasons

After 15 years in the WNBA, Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen, 36, announced Monday that she will retire at the end of the season. She was named coach of Minnesota, her alma mater, in April.

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Howard, Stewart lead Storm past Lynx

Natasha Howard scores 21 points while Breanna Stewart adds 17 points and 17 rebounds in Seattle's 81-72 win.




Bonner's 31 leads Mercury to win

Candace Parker scores 15 points in the first quarter for the Sparks, but DeWanna Bonner leads all scorers with 31 in 86-78 win for the Mercury.



Dunking freshman draws attention

Ashlyn Watkins has wowed crowds with her dunks. But her skills carry across the court and into the classroom.

Ashlyn Watkins throws down dunk

Cardinal Newman high school freshman Ashlyn Watkins, at 6-foot-3, gets a steal under the basket and races to the other end for a one-handed jam.




Kornheiser says Aces' decision not to play is 'scandalous'

Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser debate the WNBA's decision to rule the Aces' canceled game versus the Mystics a forfeit.


Should Aces have played despite travel hell?

For the first time in WNBA history, a team decided not to play a game, citing "risk" after long travel delays. Should Las Vegas have played Friday?

Will Aces' controversial decision affect change or be costly?

Will Las Vegas' decision not to play Friday after extensive travel delays have positive results or negative repercussions in the WNBA?



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Sparks edge Mercury, Parker reaches milestone

Chelsea Gray leads the Sparks with 24 points in a 78-75 win over the Mercury, and Candace Parker reaches 5,000-career points.


Parker reaches 5,000-point milestone

Candace Parker becomes the 20th WNBA player to reach 5,000 points. Check out some of her career highlights.



Cash: Love for Rapinoe and Bird is amazing

Swin Cash shares her thoughts on Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe posing for the cover of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, along with how basketball helped her fulfill her dreams.


Sparks and Lynx continue to be a mystery this season

L.A. and Minnesota seem headed to the playoffs. But it's anyone's guess what seeds they'll have. At times, both looked capable of losing to anybody.

Parker leads Sparks in win over Lynx

Candace Parker leads the way with 23 points and the Sparks hold the Lynx to a season-low 57 points.


Parker gets ambushed by teammates during interview

After dropping 23 points and 10 boards, Candace Parker talks about the Sparks' defense and how she's found a groove recently.


WNBA All-Star Game

Allie Quigley's 3-point repeat draws rave reviews

The 3s were wild at the WNBA All-Star Game, and Allie Quigley was lights-out from beyond the arc in both the halftime contest and the game.

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Stewart and Bird leading Storm to top of WNBA

With Sue Bird's leadership and a young core of Jewell Loyd and MVP candidate Breanna Stewart, the Storm have been the No. 1 team in the WNBA.

Kobe details how Jewell Loyd can take her offense to next level

Kobe Bryant reviews film of Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd and explains how she can manipulate screens and take her offense to another level.

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WNBA All-Star Game

More mature McCoughtry leads surging Dream into All-Star break

After sitting out last season, Angel McCoughtry has settled in to a new role for Atlanta, winner of eight straight and the hottest team in the WNBA.

Around the Rim: Hayes' Dream season

LaChina Robinson goes 1-on-1 with Dream guard Tiffany Hayes who talks about her big halftime shot, her exclusion from the All-Star selection and more.

Notre Dame


Ogunbowale takes homes ESPYS Best Play with her game winner

Arike Ogunbowale accepts the ESPY award for Best Play for her game-winning shot to win the National Championship for Notre Dame.


Cambage sets WNBA mark with 53-point game

Liz Cambage scored 53 points Tuesday to set the WNBA's single-game scoring record and help the Wings defeat the Liberty 104-87.

FiveThirtyEight: How Cambage broke the WNBA's scoring record

Dallas' Liz Cambage shot 17-of-22 from the field and 15-of-16 at the free throw line, outscoring New York's starting five by 10 points.

Cambage sets WNBA record with 53-point game

Liz Cambage's impressive game for the Wings is capped by a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that gives her 53 points, a WNBA single-game record.


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