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  • Sparks fly, and Sky unable to counter Jun 7, 2014 1:43 AM
    Los Angeles, never without the lead, rolled to a 102-88 victory over the Sky. The Sparks (3-3) were up by as many as 23 points and, by far, scored the most points by Sky opponent this season.

  • Sky’s Delle Donne receives WNBA honors for May Jun 4, 2014 4:20 PM
    Without two all-star teammates, the Sky's Elena Delle Donne still earned WNBA honors for May as the top player in the Eastern Conference.

  • Vandersloot, Sky all about helping out May 30, 2014 11:44 PM
    Courtney Vandersloot assists Sky in big win over Connecticut Sun.

  • Delle Donne helps Sky rout Sun, 101-82 May 30, 2014 10:10 PM
    Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 28 points and the Sky just missed a franchise record for points, beating the Connecticut Sun 101-82 on Friday night.

  • Bandits ready for NPF home opener in Rosemont May 30, 2014 5:14 PM
    The Chicago Bandits begin their 10th season as a professional softball team this weekend when they host the Akron Racers at The Ballpark at Rosemont.

  • Lynx stars slip past depleted Sky May 26, 2014 7:48 PM
    Sky drop first game of the season, get edged by defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx, 75-72.

  • Delle Donne leads Sky past Dream, 87-73 May 24, 2014 10:10 PM
    Elena Delle Donne scored 27 points as the Chicago Sky sprinted to an 87-73 victory over the Atlanta Dream and the team’s best start in franchise history. Allie Quigley scored 13 points and Courtney Vandersloot, Courtney Clements and Markeisha Gatling each added 10 for Chicago (4-0). Vandersloot also had 11 assists. The 4-0 start in the best in Chicago’s nine WNBA seasons.

  • Quigley, bench brigade help Sky improve to 4-0 May 24, 2014 11:22 PM
    It would be tricky to divide a basketball into five equal parts. So it’s a good thing the reserves for the Chicago Sky are likely satisfied simply with the symbolism behind Pokey Chatman’s gesture Saturday night. The head coach gave the game ball to the five players on her bench, a well-deserved nod for a 35-point, 17-rebound collective effort that was key in the Sky’s 87-73 victory over the defending Eastern Conference champion Atlanta Dream at Allstate Arena.

  • Quite a run by Northwestern lacrosse May 23, 2014 11:58 PM
    Northwestern was again representing at the NCAA women's lacrosse championships. The Wildcats played in their 10th straight Final Four on Friday. In other news, DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno will again be coaching with USA women's basketball and former Sky forward Swin Cash returns to Allstate Arena on Saturday.

  • WNBA to market to LGBT community May 21, 2014 6:44 PM
    Amid a surge of public opinion in favor of gay rights in the U.S., the WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender fans to its games.

  • Delle Donne leads Sky to third win May 21, 2014 6:23 PM
    Sky extinguishes Connecticut Sun, 78-68, behind 21 points from Elena Delle Donne, 18 by guard Courtney Vandersloot, and a double-double by Jessica Breland. The Sky is now 3-0.

  • Delle Donne scores 23 to help Sky beat Liberty May 17, 2014 11:05 PM
    Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points and the Chicago Sky spoiled the New York Liberty’s return to Madison Square Garden with a 79-65 win Saturday night. Jessica Breland added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points for the Sky (2-0).

  • Sky cures its fever May 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    WNBA: Chicago Sky win season opener, defeat Indiana Fever, 74-71

  • Sky bests Fever in season opener May 16, 2014 10:13 PM
    Elena Delle Donne had 23 points, Jessica Breland added 13 and the Sky beat the Indiana Fever 74-71 on Friday night in their WNBA season opener. Natasha Howard had 16 points and Shavonte Zellous added 14 for the Fever, who led by 18 points in the first quarter.

  • For Sky’s Fowles, it’s time to slow down May 16, 2014 6:27 PM
    Center Sylvia Fowles, out recovering from hip surgery, is anxious to get back on the court for the Sky this summer. She just might spend less time on the court elsewhere from now on.

  • Big challenges for Sky coming off winning season May 15, 2014 5:55 PM
    The Chicago Sky had their first winning season in 2013. They may struggle to match it with an unsettled lineup that is temporarily without their top defensive player. Sylvia Fowles, a 2013 All-WNBA first team forward/center who averaged 11.5 rebounds, is recovering from arthroscopic hip surgery and may not return until next month.

  • Sky’s Gatling ready to start her WNBA journey May 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    Chicago Sky rookie Markeisha Gatling is hoping to eventually be one of the best centers in WNBA history. She'll need to be good right out of the box as she'll likely get a lot of minutes while filling in for Sylvia Fowles, who is out until mid-June while she recovers from off-season hip surgery.

  • Sky trade Swin Cash to Dream May 7, 2014 4:39 PM
    The Atlanta Dream have acquired four-time WNBA All-Star forward Swin Cash from the Sky in a trade for guard Courtney Clements. The deal announced Wednesday also includes a swap of draft picks in 2015. The 34-year-old Cash started all 34 games last season, averaging 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists while helping Chicago post the top record in the Eastern Conference. Heading into her 13th WNBA season, she has career averages of 12.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists. She also was part of two U.S. gold medal-winning teams at the Olympics. Clements averaged 2.2 points in 26 games as a rookie last season. As part of the deal, Atlanta will receive the Sky’s third-round selection in the 2015 draft, with Chicago getting a second-rounder from the Dream.

  • Sky has its sights focused on WNBA title May 7, 2014 3:17 PM
    Chicago Sky head coach Pokey Chatman has put her goal for the season out there for all to see. A picture of the WNBA championship trophy hangs on the wall of the Sky's practice facility to remind the players what they are shooting for. The Sky will open the season without star center Sylvia Fowles, who is out for at least a month to recover from hip surgery.

  • Sky’s Chatman says veteran Cash will be missed May 7, 2014 3:17 PM
    Chicago Sky head coach and general manager Pokey Chatman said veteran Swin Cash, a three-time WNBA champion, will be missed but the two sides couldn't agree on the length of a new contract.

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