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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 2021 Olympic 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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Phoenix Mercury Become First WNBA Team With Sports Betting Partnership

The Phoenix Mercury are the first WNBA team to have a sports betting partnership after reaching an agreement with Bally’s Corporation for a gaming access deal that gives Bally’s access to its 15th state for gaming in the United States. Bally’s will be recognized as the exclusive sports betting partner of the Mercury over 15 […]

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Las Vegas' A'ja Wilson shoots against the Seattle Storm in the first half of a WNBA game on May 15, 2021, in Everett, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

WNBA All-Star 2021 Game Returns to Las Vegas

The WNBA All-Star Game will return this summer with Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas hosting the event that will match up players from Team USA and the rest of the WNBA ahead of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The game will have all-stars voted in from the […]

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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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Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson is defended by Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd, right, during Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on October 4, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA’s Aces May Leave Las Vegas for Henderson

The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces may be on the move next season to nearby Henderson and the new 6,000-seat Dollar Loan Center, home of the Vegas Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate. Golden Knights owner Bill Foley told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the facility, now under construction, could have the Aces along with the AHL’s Silver […]

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Elena Delle Donne: Preparing for the 2021 WNBA Season and Olympic Summer Games

The WNBA bills itself as a league that features the most accomplished and highly skilled women in the world of basketball who are passionate about the game they love. One of the biggest names in the league is Elena Delle Donne, who in seven years has racked up one of the longest track records of […]

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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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Mandalay Bay Venue to be Named Michelob ULTRA Arena

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas has signed a multiyear naming rights agreement with Anheuser-Busch to rename its 12,000-seat sports and entertainment venue the Michelob ULTRA Arena. The deal was negotiated by Mandalay Bay parent company MGM Resorts International. The deal includes assets inside the venue and at select bars and lounges throughout 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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