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Astou Ndour, Marta Xargay Lead Spain to FIBA EuroBasket 2019 Title

Chicago Sky forward Astou Ndour was named MVP of EuroBasket 2019 as Spain cruised 86-66 over France in Sunday’s title game. France, led by six-year WNBA veteran Sandrine Gruda and New York Liberty guards Bria Hartley and Marine Johannes, has now finished as the runners-up four straight times, losing three times at the hands of…

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Tianna Hawkins’ Improvement Completes Washington Mystics

The Washington Mystics sit atop the WNBA standings at 9-3 ahead of Friday’s clash with the 8-5 Las Vegas Aces. Sixth-year reserve forward Tianna Hawkins, shooting nearly 60 percent from the field and 16-of-33 from deep, has been a key, flexible cog for one of the league’s most potent offenses. Washington’s success is propelled by…

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EuroBasket Takeaways: Emma Meesseman, Maria Vadeeva Clash

The first day of Women’s EuroBasket 2019 featured a high-profile frontcourt matchup as Belgium defeated Russia 67-54 in group play.  Belgium’s Emma Meesseman (Washington Mystics) and Russia’s Maria Vadeeva (Los Angeles Sparks) also happen to be two of the most notable WNBA players participating in the tournament. Meesseman scored a game-high 29 points on 10-of-17…

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What EuroBasket Departures Mean for Rest of WNBA Season

Women’s EuroBasket 2019 begins June 27 and concludes July 7 with the championship game. 13 WNBA players along with several additional players and prospects of interest are competing in the tournament, and WNBA teams must account for the temporary losses of these players as they compete on this international stage. We don’t know how things…

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What to Make of Chicago Sky’s Starting Lineup Change

The Chicago Sky are off to a 3-2 start and have already made a change to the starting lineup. Acquired before the start of the season in a deal with the Los Angeles Sparks, Jantel Lavender has replaced Gabby Williams on the starting front line next to Stefanie Dolson. The Sky are among the top…

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Washington Mystics Will Be Better Than Ever in 2019

Three facts: 1. Washington Mystics forwards Elena Delle Donne and Emma Meesseman rank among the WNBA’s top frontcourt scoring duos. 2. The upcoming season marks their first opportunity to truly develop their on-court relationship. 3. How potent they prove to be will likely determine Washington’s quest to win a title. The Mystics acquired Delle Donne…

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Kim Mestdagh is a True Washington Mystics Wildcard

The Washington Mystics signed 28-year-old Kim Mestdagh to a training camp contract. The 5-foot-10 guard starred for Team Belgium at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 alongside Mystics forward/center Emma Meesseman. Drawing from her six games in Tenerife, Mestdagh averaged 16.2 points, shooting nearly 53 percent from the field and 48.5 percent (16-of-33) from…

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Washington Mystics 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Washington Mystics outlasted the Atlanta Dream in a slugfest semifinal series on their way to the 2018 WNBA Finals, where they were swept by the Seattle Storm. All-WNBA forward Elena Delle Donne was not at full strength after hyper-extending her knee in Game 2 against the Dream, though she admirably shot down every opportunity…

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