Sue Bird says the prospect of playing in a new arena with Seattle Storm is ‘very tempting’ if she considers returning

After being honored when the NHL’s Seattle Kraken opened the Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday night, Seattle Storm watchman Sue Bird said Monday the prospect of returning for her 19th WNBA season in the new arena is “very tempting.” Bird, who turned 41 earlier this month, was noncommittal about her future after being serenaded with … Read more

hire Aces exec Dan Padover as GM, name Darius Taylor assistant GM

10:04 ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. Dan Padover, the WNBA’s executive of the year for Las Vegas for the past two seasons, is leaving the Aces to … Read more

hires Aces exec. Dan Padover as GM, Appoints Darius Taylor Assistant GM

19:34 IS Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. Dan Padover, the WNBA’s executive of the year for Las Vegas for the past two seasons, is leaving the Aces to … Read more

WNBA Finals Ratings

Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky celebrates with her teammates after winning Game Four of the 2021 WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury on October 17, 2021 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Kena Krutsinger | National Basketball Federation | Getty Images The Women’s National Basketball Association closed its 25th anniversary season with … Read more

2021 WNBA Finals – Candace Parker’s Legacy Comes Around as She Leads Chicago Sky to First WNBA Championship

23:00 ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. CHICAGO — Candace Parker knew all too well what was at stake. She had been to Game 4 of the WNBA … Read more

Chicago races past Phoenix to win first WNBA crown; Sky’s Kahleah Copper Named MVP

17:29 ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. CHICAGO — Candace Parker ran to the sidelines to hug her family, tears in her eyes. Within minutes, “We Are the … Read more

Athletes Unlimited Launches New Women’s Professional Basketball League in 2022

Oct 12, 2021 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. A new women’s professional basketball league will debut in January 2022 and will be operated by Athletes Unlimited, which previously … Read more

Why is it so hard to buy a Candace Parker shirt? How a new WNBA retail strategy could change 25 years of fan frustration – The Athletic

Searching the website of online sports retail giant Fanatic for the NHL expansion Seattle Kraken will return 700 items. If you do a Fanatics quest for the WNBA defending champion Seattle Storm, you will get 77 items. The Kraken will play their first regular season game on October 12. The Storm have won four championships … Read more

Athletes Unlimited Launches New Women’s Professional Basketball League in 2022

Oct 12, 2021 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. A new women’s professional basketball league will debut in January 2022 and will be operated by Athletes Unlimited, which previously … Read more

Chicago Sky Delivers Phoenix Mercury Biggest Defeat in WNBA Finals History in Game 3 Win

1:32 ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. CHICAGO — By the fourth quarter of Friday’s Game 3 in the WNBA Finals, much of the electrical energy had dissipated … Read more