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  • Whoa! Sky upset No. 1 seed Dream with 20-point rally Aug 26, 2014 11:51 PM
    Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren't ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in WNBA playoff history. Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the final period, including the winning jumper with 8.4 seconds left, as the Sky rallied from 20 points down to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 on Tuesday night and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. "I just know that when we were in huddles and I was talking to the team, everyone had that look in their eye like we were not done yet — we were not ready to go home," Delle Donne said.

     
  • Sky can’t close out Dream at home Aug 24, 2014 11:27 PM
    Pouring in a game-high 39 points, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry relentlessly willed her team to a 92-83 victory that ties the three-game playoff series at 1-1. The Chicago Sky won the series opener Friday in Atlanta, which is where the closer will be Tuesday.

     
  • Sky win first playoff game in nailbiting fashion Aug 22, 2014 11:42 PM
    Courtney Vandersloot hit the game-winning jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left to lead the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series. Chicago is the No. 4 seed in the East, and Atlanta is No. 1, but the Sky didn't look like underdogs while limiting the Dream's fast break to two points. "We call the first five seconds 'quick strike,' and they're the best team in the league," Sky coach Pokey Chatmon said. "Part of that is when we shoot 47 percent, that gives us two seconds to get back on defense."

     
  • Sky could be dangerous in playoffs Aug 21, 2014 10:11 PM
    Chicago Sky playoff primer: In a season that was the exact opposite of last year, Sky is hoping for opposite results in playoffs.

     
  • Cautious Sky rests stars in anticipation of playoffs Aug 17, 2014 10:00 PM
    The stars weren't shining as the Chicago Sky lost to the San Antonio Stars on Sunday at Allstate Arena, 84-72. Head coach Pokey Chatman elected to not play Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince in order to rest them for the playoffs, which begin on Friday.

     
  • Catchings scores 25 to lead Fever past Sky, 71-67 Aug 16, 2014 8:56 PM
    Tamika Catchings scored 25 points and Briann January added 14 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 71-67 Saturday night, securing the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

     
  • Sky guard Vandersloot cleared to play against Mystics Aug 13, 2014 9:04 AM
    Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot will be available for today’s road game against the Washington Mystics. Tip-off is set for 10:30 a.m. CT on NBA TV. Vandersloot has missed the last 16 games after suffering a Grade III sprain of the medial collateral ligament in her left knee in a road win over the New York Liberty on June 27.

     
  • Fowles scores 21, leads Sky past Mystics 72-69 Aug 13, 2014 6:08 PM
    Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 16 rebounds and Elena Delle Donne scored 18 to lift the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics 72-69 on Wednesday.The win pulled Chicago into a second place tie in the Eastern Conference with Washington. “It has been interesting in the East and thankfully so,” Sky coach Pokey Chatman said. “We’ve been through a lot, but we’re still right there.”

     
  • Big second half as Sky dominates Atlanta Aug 10, 2014 11:13 PM
    The Sky stays in the playoff hunt with a gritty 80-69 victory over the fading Eastern Conference leaders, the Atlanta Dream (2-9 in last 11 games). It was a big day for rookie poiint guard Jamierra Faulkner, who collected 14 points, 6 assists and 3 steals in the game and also picked up her college diploma in a halftime ceremony.

     
  • Expect feisty Hammon to prove naysayers wrong Aug 8, 2014 7:17 PM
    The blowback directed at Becky Hammon is tired and cliche. And unfair. Of course a woman can coach men. Also news of the Chicago Sky, Chicago Bandits and the Chicago Red Stars.

     
  • Resurgent Sky thinking playoffs Aug 4, 2014 5:35 AM
    Delle Donne-led Sky is "thinking playoffs" after second straight win, a 76-65 victory over the Washington Mystics.

     
  • Delle Donne returns, but her battle continues Aug 2, 2014 1:33 PM
    Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne has endured hours of treatments over the last two months to combat what she calls a flare-up of her Lyme disease. She returned to action for the first time since June 25 on Thursday night and was happy to be back on the court. In this interview, she details detailed what her life was like before she returned.

     
  • Sky prevails in Delle Donne's return to action Aug 1, 2014 12:32 PM
    The Chicago Sky got back on the winning track Thursday with an 87-74 win over New York and also got back one of its most important players, as leading scorer Elena Delle Donne returned after missing 17 of the previous 26 games to treat a flare-up of her Lyme disease.

     
  • Sky’s Delle Donne could be back Thursday night Jul 30, 2014 10:09 PM
    Sky star forward Elena Delle Donne could make a return to the WNBA on Thursday in a home game against the New York Liberty. Delle Donne, who has missed 17 of 26 games while battling a flare-up of her Lyme disease, has been practicing for the last week and will be a game-time decision.

     
  • McBride scores 16 as Stars beat Sky 92-74 Jul 30, 2014 12:05 AM
    Kayla McBride scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense and the San Antonio Stars rolled to a 92-74 victory over the Sky on Tuesday night. Danielle Adams had 14 points, Sophia Young-Malcolm added 12 and Shenise Johnson 11 for San Antonio (13-14). Jia Perkins scored 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting in her first game in a month.

     
  • Dunn savoring WNBA farewell tour Jul 26, 2014 5:43 PM
    On Tuesday, Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn roamed the sidelines in Chicago for perhaps the last time, barring a playoff matchup with the Chicago Sky. Dunn is retiring at the end of the summer after 44 years of coaching basketball. Her career includes a successful run as the head women's coach at Purdue.

     
  • Fowles helps Sky edge Fever 60-57 Jul 22, 2014 10:28 PM
    Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 60-57 on Tuesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak. Epiphanny Prince added 13 points for the Sky, who had lost 13 of 16.

     
  • Struggling Sky gets much-needed win Jul 22, 2014 11:20 PM
    The Chicago Sky wants to put an end to what has been a painful and frustrating season thus far. Tuesday's 60-57 win over arch-rival Indiana is a good start.

     
  • 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.

     
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