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Laurel J. Richie to Depart WNBA

November 4, 2015 - NEW YORK, Nov. 4 -- The WNBA has announced that its President, Laurel J. Richie, will be leaving the league to pursue her other interests serving as a board member of several for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and continuing to be an advocate for girls and young women, effective Nov. 9, 2015. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will oversee the WNBA on an interim basis, and a search for a new league president will commence immediately. "We thank Laurel for her five seasons of service and commitment to the WNBA and ... Full Story

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WNBA's Dallas Wings Introduced in DFW Metroplex

November 2, 2015 - Arlington, TX., November 2, 2015 "" The Dallas Wings were introduced today by Full Court Partners, LLC, the ownership group for the WNBA team relocating to the DFW Metroplex for the 2016 season. The new name and team logo were revealed at a news conference and reception at College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington, which will serve as the team's home court in 2016. WNBA stars Skylar Diggins and Odyssey Sims, along with Dallas Wings Head Coach Fred Williams and NBA Deputy Commissioner & C... Full Story

Point Guard Briann January Undergoes Surgery for Torn Meniscus

October 22, 2015 - INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Fever point guard Briann January has undergone surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee. January's surgery was performed by Fever team doctor and orthopedic specialist Dr. Stephen Kollias of OrthoIndy. Remarkably, January sustained the injury during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Oct. 14, but finished the game despite the injury, scoring 13 points. The seven-year veteran and a member of the USA Basketball Women's National Team Training Pool, January was a ca... Full Story

Minnesota Lynx Defeat Indiana to Win Third Championship in Five Seasons

October 14, 2015 - MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - With their 69-52 win tonight over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 of the 2015 WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile, the Minnesota Lynx captured the franchise's third championship in the last five seasons. The Lynx finished the 2015 postseason with a 7-3 record. Led by Sylvia Fowles' 20 points and 11 rebounds, Rebekkah Brunson pulled down 14 boards in the victory. After the game, Sylvia Fowles was named the 2015 WNBA Finals MVP. The Lynx (22-12) finished the regular season with the second-best overal... Full Story

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