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New faces, new pressure for U.S. women at World Cup

The U.S. women are considered the favorite in the FIBA World Cup, which opens Saturday in Spain. But new faces must have a quick impact for Team USA.

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Nigeria women in peak form ahead of FIBA World Cup

The Nigeria women basketball team are close to their preferred playing form ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, which will be hosted by Spain from 22 to 30 September.

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Around the Rim podcast: What a season!

LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby put a bow on the WNBA season. They recap some postseason matchups, discuss the Storm's journey to success and share their favorite moments from the season.

What are the biggest questions for the WNBA offseason?

Will Breanna Stewart continue her reign as MVP, or will Liz Cambage dethrone the Storm star? How will the Lynx retool? And what's next for Las Vegas?

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Book excerpt: "Basketball: A Love Story" chapter details Pat vs. Geno, icons divided

This exclusive excerpt from "Basketball: A Love Story" explores the schism between legendary coaches Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma.

Basketball's battle for racial equality

In an excerpt from 'Basketball: A Love Story,' former players discuss their experiences with racism,

"Basketball: A Love Story" book excerpt: First Loves

In this exclusive excerpt from "Basketball: A Love Story," the icons who changed the game share the first moment the game changed them.

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Dominant Storm put finishing touch on entertaining season

The WNBA is coming off of one of its most exciting seasons. But from the CBA to travel issues, key questions must be addressed this offseason.

Stewart shares what's next in her legendary basketball career

Fresh off her WNBA Finals MVP, Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart keeps on striving for an even better resume.

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WNBA title proves to be Stewart's destiny

For Breanna Stewart, it wasn't a matter of if she'd win a WNBA title. The when was answered Wednesday as Stewart led the Storm to a Finals sweep.

Howard shines in starring role for Storm

Natasha Howard won a WNBA title last season as a Minnesota reserve. Wednesday, she helped lead the way with 29 points and 14 rebounds for Seattle.

Stewart leads Storm to 2018 WNBA title

Breanna Stewart scores 30 points, takes home MVP and leads the Storm past the Mystics and to the 2018 WNBA title.

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Stewart named WNBA finals MVP

Breanna Stewart is named WNBA finals MVP after winning the regular season MVP earlier this year.

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Seattle Storm are the 2018 WNBA Champions

The Seattle Storm rush the court to celebrate their 2018 WNBA championship.

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Stewart gets another and-1 over Delle Donne

Breanna Stewart quiets the crowd with a huge bucket and the foul over Elena Delle Donne.

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Stewart unstoppable, scores 5 straight points

Breanna Stewart is red hot in the first half as she scores 5 straight points giving the Storm a 15-point lead.

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Storm win third WNBA title

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Bird, Storm cap long journey back to WNBA title

Sue Bird has long defined the Storm. And while she was at the heart of the team's third title, everything else fell into place around her in Seattle.

Bird: 'I didn't think I'd be back' to the finals

Sue Bird talks with Holly Rowe and discusses how this win is special because she didn't know if she'd make it back to the finals.

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Despite Finals loss, Mystics have a lot to be optimistic about

Elena Delle Donne, Kristi Toliver and the Mystics aren't dwelling on their WNBA Finals loss to the Storm. Big picture, they have a very bright future.

Delle Donne spins and scores

Elena Delle Donne spins and puts in the floater as she tries to bring her Mystics squad back.

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Sanders saves ball but injures ankle

LaToya Sanders dives and saves the ball but rolls her ankle on the floor, causing her to leave the game.

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Toliver drains 3

Kristi Toliver hits the 3-pointer bringing the Mystics even at 10-10.

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John Wall and Bradley Beal in attendance

Washington Wizards' guards Bradley Beal and John Wall are in attendance at the WNBA Finals.

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    Seattle swept Washington to win the Storm's third WNBA championship.

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