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Let The Chicago Sky’s Great Resurgence Begin

One weird trick to win WNBA games: Make sure everyone on the team is healthy and physically in the United States. (Doctors HATE this!)

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Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky huddles with teammates Kahleah Copper #2 and Allie Quigley #14 during the first half of the game against the Washington Mystics at Entertainment & Sports Arena on May 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Oh No, The Connecticut Sun’s Best Player Has To Go Be Bosnian Real Quick

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Jasmine Thomas #5, DeWanna Bonner #24, Jonquel Jones #35, Natisha Hiedeman #2 and Brionna Jones #42 of the Connecticut Sun huddle on the court before their game against the Las Vegas Aces at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sun defeated the Aces 72-65.

The Phoenix Mercury Need This Brittney Griner Every Night

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Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury attempts a free-throw shot against the Seattle Storm during game three of the WNBA Western Conference Finals at Talking Stick Resort Arena on August 31, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Connecticut Columnist Unwisely Ignores Liz Cambage’s Warning

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Liz Cambage #8 of the Las Vegas Aces is guarded by Brionna Jones #42 of the Connecticut Sun during their game at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sun defeated the Aces 72-65.

Sabrina Ionescu Has Zapped The Liberty Back To Life

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Sabrina Ionescu #20 of the New York Liberty dribbles during the first half against the Indiana Fever at Barclays Center on May 14, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Bring On Storm 2.0

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Breanna Stewart #30 of the Seattle Storm reacts during the first quarter against the Las Vegas Aces at Angel of the Winds Arena on May 15, 2021 in Everett, Washington.

Well, Well, Well, If It Isn’t The 2021 WNBA Season: A Preview

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A'ja Wilson #22 of the Las Vegas Aces looks to pass against the Los Angeles Sparks during their game at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Sparks 83-70.

At LSU, Kim Mulkey Will Be A Company Woman

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Kim Mulkey, the newly hired women's basketball coach at Louisiana State University, speaks during a press conference at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on April 26, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Megan Rapinoe Notes How Draymond Green’s Equal Pay Takes “Showed His Whole Ass”

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 28: Megan Rapinoe of the United States warms up before playing Haiti during a Group A CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying match at BBVA Compass Stadium on January 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Stanford Broke The Spell

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Haley Jones #30 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates a team win against the Arizona Wildcats in the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on April 04, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.

Aari McDonald And Arizona Took Down The Giants

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Aari McDonald #2 of the Arizona Wildcats celebrates after defeating the UConn Huskies during the third quarter in the Final Four semifinal game of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on April 02, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (

Woman Who Didn’t Call A Timeout While Her Team Gave Up A 19-0 Run Has Thoughts On COVID Testing

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When They Needed It Most, UConn Had The Juice

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Paige Bueckers #5 of the UConn Huskies celebrates her three point basket in the first quarter against the Baylor Lady Bears during the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 29, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.

Is This Your Unstoppable Offense?

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Faith Masonius #13 and Angel Reese #10 of the Maryland Terrapins react to the loss to the Texas Longhorns during the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 28, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.The Texas Longhorns defeated the Maryland Terrapins 64-61

No One’s Having More Fun Than Caitlin Clark

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San Antonio, TX - MARCH 23: KENTUCKY VS IOWA during the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament held at Bill Greehey Arena on March 23, 2021 in San Antonio, TX.

Some Suspect Officiating Led To The Fall Of Troy

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Some Halves You’re The Upsetter, Some Halves You’re Upset

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They’ve Seen This Before

Death to the NCAA
The Stanford Cardinal celebrate on the court after their 75-55 victory over the UCLA Bruins to win the championship game of the Pac-12 Conference women's basketball tournament at Michelob ULTRA Arena on March 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Best Feuds In Women’s Basketball Are All In One Bracket Region

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Stanford, UConn, South Carolina and NC State are top seeds in the NCAA women's tournament.

Women’s Basketball’s Top Two Showdown Was A Thrilling Glimpse Of The Future

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Aliyah Boston shoots over Aaliyah Edwards in South Carolina's game against UConn
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