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  • East tops West in OT at WNBA All-Star game Jul 19, 2014 5:48 PM
    Showtime Shoni lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All-Star Game. And a wild game it was. Schimmel scored an All-Star game record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime. The Atlanta rookie was named the game’s MVP. Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a record-tying ninth time, made a layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give the East the lead and then knocked the ball away from Skylar Diggins on the defensive end to seal the victory.

     
  • Sky’s Breland basks in all-star aura Jul 18, 2014 7:13 PM
    What a year for Jessica Breland. But neither a spot in the starting lineup, better statistics, nor an all-star nod will be at the top of the list for the best and biggest moment of the year for the Chciago Sky forward, who was named a reserve for Saturday's WNBA all-star game. That will come in November, when pending good news from her doctor, she will officially be considered cancer-free, five years in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system that she discovered in 2009, prior to her senior season at the University of North Carolina.

     
  • Sky’s Delle Donne to miss All-Star game Jul 17, 2014 6:06 PM
    The Sky’s Elena Delle Donne will miss the WNBA All-Star game while she’s treated for Lyme disease. The team announced Wednesday that Washington Mystics player Ivory Latta will replace Delle Donne for the Eastern Conference. The game will be Saturday in Phoenix. Delle Donne was the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She’s been sidelined to be treated for a flare up of Lyme disease since last month.

     
  • Slumping Sky falls to Fever 82-64 Jul 17, 2014 8:59 PM
    Tamika Catchings scored 25 points, and Briann January added 14 as the Indiana Fever sent the Chicago Sky to their sixth straight loss, 82-64 on Thursday night. Indiana (11-12) took control with an early 17-2 run. The Fever trailed by four with 21.5 seconds left in the first period, but Krystal Thomas hit a jumper, and Layshia Clarendon made a buzzer-beating reverse layup to tie it 21-21. Allie Quigley had 17 points to lead Chicago (8-13), which has dropped 13 of 16. Sylvia Fowels had 15 points — all in the first half — and 11 rebounds.

     
  • Bandits rally to top Rebellion Jul 13, 2014 8:06 PM
    Amber Patton scored the winning run on an error as the host Chicago Bandits rallied for a 6-5 victory in 10 innings and a series sweep over the Pennsylvania Rebellion on Sunday in Rosemont.

     
  • Bandits win 6-3 Jul 13, 2014 12:34 AM
    The host Chicago Bandits took an early 3-0 lead in the game and ended things with a 3-0 lead in the series following Saturday night’s 6-3 victory over the Pennsylvania Rebellion.

     
  • Inbee Park has 1-shot lead in Women’s British Open Jul 12, 2014 5:10 PM
    One year later, Inbee Park is still chasing history at the Women’s British Open. Instead of trying to win an unprecedented fourth straight major, Park has a chance to become only the seventh woman to win four of the LPGA’s majors. Instead of photographers capturing her every move at St. Andrews, the 26-year-old South Korean has gone about her work without fanfare at Royal Birkdale.

     
  • Sky fall to Mercury 72-66 Jul 11, 2014 10:10 PM
    Diana Taurasi scored 19 points, DeWanna Bonner added 13 and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 72-66 Friday night for their ninth straight victory.

     
  • Butler’s home run sparks Bandits to 2-1 Jul 10, 2014 6:42 PM
    Kristen Butler’s hot hitting streak continued Thursday as her first-inning, 2-run homer turned out to be the game winner for the host Bandits, who taking the opener of the series against the Pennsylvania Rebellion 2-1.

     
  • Red Stars tie Portland 1-1 Jul 9, 2014 11:03 PM
    Penalty kicks would determine the night for the Red Stars and Thorns, who were meeting for the second time in six days Wednesday. It also would be the second tie, this time 1-1, between the two teams after a 2-2 result Friday in Portland

     
  • Record crowd watches Sky lose to Washington Jul 9, 2014 4:39 PM
    The Chicago Sky’s struggles continued on Wednesday afternoon with a 72-65 loss to the Washington Mystics before a record crowd at Allstate Arena. But at 8-11, the Sky, which has lost its last three games and 10 of its last 13, would make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference if the postseason started today.

     
  • Delle Donne earns All-Star Game starting berth Jul 8, 2014 9:38 PM
    Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne has missed half the season so far, yet WNBA fans voted her an all-star for next weekend's WNBA all-star game in Phoenix.

     
  • Butler, Bandits blast Racers Jul 6, 2014 10:01 PM
    Kristen Butler went 3-for-4 including a home run and drove in 4 runs to help boost the Chicago Bandits to a 14-2 rout over the Akron Racers at the Ballpark at Rosemont. The Bandits (13-9) took three of four in the series.

     
  • Bandits fall 4-3 to Racers Jul 6, 2014 12:03 AM
    Jessica Garcia’s 8th inning RBI single turned out to be the game winner Saturday night as the Racers took game three of the series, 4-3. Akron’s win was their first of the series and snapped the Bandits four game winning streak.

     
  • Bird, Langhorne lead Storm past Sky, 80-73 Jul 5, 2014 11:37 PM
    Sue Bird scored eight straight points late in the fourth quarter to help the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 80-73 on Saturday night. Jessica Breland scored 20 points for the Sky (8-10). Sylvia Fowles had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Epiphanny Prince added 16.

     
  • WNBA’s Griner takes on bullying in a big way Jul 4, 2014 9:05 PM
    On the court, Brittney Griner certainly makes a difference.The 6-foot-8 center for the Phoenix Mercury, known for her dunks since her college days at Baylor, had 11 rebounds and 5 blocks Wednesday in an 87-69 win over the visiting Chicago Sky. She is averaging 15.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and a WNBA-leading 4.1 blocks per game. Last week, she set the WNBA record for most blocks in a game with 11 against Tulsa. Off the court, Griner is trying to have just as much of an impact. She is taking on bullying, staring it down like a hated opponent.

     
  • Press, Red Stars rally for tie Jul 4, 2014 11:01 PM
    Forward Christen Press scored her first 2 goals of the season — in the 76th and 82nd minutes — to rally the Chicago Red Stars to a 2-2 tie against Portland on Friday.

     
  • Gascoigne, Bandits shut down Racers Jul 4, 2014 6:11 PM
    The Chicago Bandits extended their winning streak to four straight with a 7-2 victory over the Akron Racers on Friday at the Ballpark at Rosemont. Michelle Gascoigne of the Bandits (12-8) shut down the Racers (10-12) with a complete game, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 7 strikeouts en route to her third win of the season.

     
  • Duval has Hodgkin’s lymphoma Jul 4, 2014 4:32 PM
    American tennis player Victoria Duval has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma but expects to make a full recovery. Duval, who lost in the second round at Wimbledon last week, was diagnosed after a biopsy was taken in England before the tournament.

     
  • Williams, Cervantes spark Bandits past Racers Jul 3, 2014 11:37 PM
    Tammy Williams belted a 2-run homer and drove in 3 runs, and Brittany Cervantes also had 3 RBI as the host Chicago Bandits beat the Akron Racers 8-5 at the Ballpark at Rosemont on Thursday.

     
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