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WNBA to Play First Preseason Game in Canada in May 2023

The WNBA has announced that the first WNBA Canada Game will feature the Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx on May 13, 2023, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. It will mark the first WNBA preseason game in Canada. “Bringing a WNBA preseason game to Canada is an important milestone for the global growth of the league,” […]

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WNBA to Bring 2023 All-Star Game to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is adding to its list of major sports events, with the AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023 to be staged at Michelob Ultra Arena, home of the defending WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces. The game on July 15 will be the centerpiece of two days of WNBA activities. In addition to the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game, […]

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USA Gymnastics: Abortion Laws to Play Role in Future Site Selection

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, USA Gymnastics President Li Li Leung said Wednesday before the national governing body’s championships that it will take abortion laws into consideration when it comes to selecting venues for competitions. “We want to be able to align with cities and […]

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Chicago to Host WNBA All-Star 2022 Festivities

The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game will be held at Wintrust Arena, home of the defending champions Chicago Sky, on July 10 as part of a full weekend of activities throughout the city. In addition to the All-Star Game, the league will unveil a two-day WNBA Live at McCormick Place, setting for the 2022 Nike Tournament […]

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Colie Edison Named WNBA Chief Growth Officer

The WNBA has announced that Colie Edison will join the league as the first chief growth officer, effective January 31, 2022. Edison will lead the development and execution of strategic growth initiatives as the league enters its 26th season. She will be based in the league’s New York office and report to WNBA Commissioner Cathy […]

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Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker is pressured by Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, left, during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on October 10, 2021, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

2022 WNBA Regular Season Features Record 36 Games Per Team

The defending champion Chicago Sky will open the 2022 WNBA season with star Candace Parker facing her former team, the Los Angeles Sparks, highlighting the start of the biggest season in league history. The 26th season starts May 6 with all 12 teams in action over the opening weekend to start a season in which […]

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United States' A'Ja Wilson, center, grabs a rebound between Nigeria's Adaora Elonu, left, and Atonye Nyingifa during women's basketball preliminary round play at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

At the 2020 Olympic Summer Games, Women Rule

If you asked 100 people interested in this year’s Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo which athlete they want to see the most, it’s a safe bet the first name mentioned would be Simone Biles. Several may say Katie Ledecky. Others would say Allyson Felix, A’ja Wilson or Alex Morgan. As the 50th anniversary of Title […]

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PointsBet and WNBA Announce Sports Betting Partnership

The WNBA has announced a new partnership making PointsBet an Authorized Gaming Operator of the league, joining the NBA among other partners and becoming PointsBet’s first deal with a women’s professional sports league. As part of the partnership, PointsBet will integrate the WNBA into their betting platforms and receive league sponsorship and brand visibility opportunities. […]

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Beyond the Weight Room: Why Supporting Women’s Sports is Good Business

A familiar narrative has reemerged over the past few weeks around disparities in women’s sports, but as a former CEO who spent three-plus decades in corporate America and now leading the WNBA, I can confidently say this certainly is not about a weight room.  This is about what the weight room situation represents — the […]

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Phil Cook Named WNBA Chief Marketing Officer

Phil Cook, who has two decades of sports marketing experience including at Nike, will be the first chief marketing officer in WNBA history. Cook recently was the leader of Nike’s Global Basketball Brand, which worked to drive revenue and introduced female athletes into marketing campaigns. With the WNBA, Cook will be responsible for developing league […]

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