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Fittingly, Bird puts finishing touches on WNBA's record-setting week

Guard Sue Bird, who set the WNBA record with her 500th regular-season game Sunday, always believed Seattle could return to a championship level.

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Bird reaches a WNBA best 500th game played

Sue Bird sets the WNBA record for games plays with 500, as the Storm fall to the Dream 87-74.

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All-Star Game Rosters

Moore skipping captaincy among top All-Star Game questions

If Maya Moore had been a WNBA All-Star Game captain and selected her Lynx teammates, would it have made for a better show?

Moore: Too much to do to be All-Star captain

Maya Moore reveals that she has enough commitments during All-Star Weekend and doesn't need to be a captain.

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Ogunbowale takes homes ESPYS Best Play with her game winner

Arike Ogunbowale accepts the ESPY award for Best Play for her game-winning shot to win the National Championship for Notre Dame.

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Cambage sets WNBA mark with 53-point game

Liz Cambage scored 53 points Tuesday to set the WNBA's single-game scoring record and help the Wings defeat the Liberty 104-87.

FiveThirtyEight: How Cambage broke the WNBA's scoring record

Dallas' Liz Cambage shot 17-of-22 from the field and 15-of-16 at the free throw line, outscoring New York's starting five by 10 points.

Cambage sets WNBA record with 53-point game

Liz Cambage's impressive game for the Wings is capped by a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that gives her 53 points, a WNBA single-game record.

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Dream win on incredible buzzer-beater from beyond half court

Tiffany Hayes intercepts a pass, then takes a couple of dribbles and heaves a shot that goes in at the buzzer to give Atlanta the win.

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WNBA

From Cambage to Howard, feel-good stories abound in WNBA

Liz Cambage is back and better than ever. Natasha Howard has transformed into a Storm starter. There has been no lack of feel-good stories in the WNBA.

Cambage is back healthier and stronger

The Wings' Liz Cambage, the No. 2 pick in the 2011 WNBA draft, is back in the league and has changed her lifestyle to be more fit.

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Brunson breaks rebounding record, Lynx break through vs. Sparks

Passing legends like Leslie and Catchings, Rebekkah Brunson became the WNBA's leading rebounder Thursday. And the Lynx needed every one to beat the Sparks for the first time this season.

Brunson becomes all-time leading rebounder in WNBA history

Rebekkah Brunson pulls down her 11th rebound of the game, 3,317th of her career, which puts her as the top rebounder in WNBA history.

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Moore takes it to tin with nice crossover

Maya Moore beats her defender with the crossover, then finishes with an and-1 layup.

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Storm prove they can play with anyone in the WNBA this season

Seattle's win over L.A. felt like a playoff game. And that's where the Storm look headed after improving to 2-0 over the Sparks and to 11-5 overall.

Bird drops dime to Clark on fast break

Sue Bird pushes the tempo and finds Alysha Clark for the and-1 finish in the fourth quarter.

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Stewart calls series win against L.A. 'huge'

Breanna Stewart explains what clicked for the Storm in the second half and breaks down the significance of beating the Sparks.

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Mercury

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Mercury family room keeps players' kids close on game day

Dubbed "Coachella" by Diana Taurasi because of its fun environment, the Mercury family room provides a place for the players' kids during games.

Mercury helping moms on team in one big way

The Mercury roster includes three moms with four kids all under 14 months old. The Phoenix Mercury family room, complete with a full-time NICU nurse, provides a place for the children on game night.

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Body Issue

Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird first gay couple in Body Issue

Jemele Hill sits down with Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird to discuss how they're the first openly gay couple to appear in the Body Issue.

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Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe debate basketball vs. soccer

After their Body Issue cover shoot, Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe tell Jemele Hill about battling injuries, having to kick their nutrition up a notch and who would win in a foot race.

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Body Issue

Stewart: 'I have a story, and I hope people can see that'

For Breanna Stewart, the Body issue was just another part of her effort to reclaim her voice -- and her body, and she talks about the journey of embracing her story.

Stewart: 'A lot more people can relate to my story than people would think'

After revealing her past as a sexual abuse survivor last year, Breanna Stewart sat down with espnW's Julie Foudy to share more details of her story and talk about finding the strength to come forward.

Stewart: 'I definitely embrace my length'

Breanna Stewart discusses how she has made the transition from a college powerhouse at Connecticut to a building WNBA franchise in Seattle.

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Auriemma praises Stewart's talent

As Geno Auriemma says, "Stewie owns March." The UConn coach talks about Breanna Stewart's ability to deliver during championship runs.

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Breanna Stewart reveals plans to play overseas

WNBA player Breanna Stewart takes ESPN's Julie Foudy on a ride in her new car and discusses her latest career move.

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Anne Donovan's passing

Seven years before her death, Donovan reflected on her career

In a 2011 interview, Anne Donovan discussed how the many stops on her coaching career had finally led her back home and closer to her family.

Donovan played essential role in growth of women's basketball

At 6-foot-8, Anne Donovan never wanted to stand out. But she was part of many of the most important moments and developments in women's basketball.

Lisa Leslie remembers Anne Donovan

Lisa Leslie looks back on her time with Anne Donovan, specifically the 2008 Olympic Games when Donovan coached Leslie to a gold medal.

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Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Hall of Famer Holdsclaw returns to where it all started

An Olympic gold medal and WNBA stardom are part of her legacy. But what Chamique Holdsclaw did at Tennessee remains the closest to her heart.

Fittingly, Dailey and DeMoss head into Women's HOF together

They helped create the sport's top rivalry. But as much as they are associated with Geno and Pat, Chris Dailey and Mickie DeMoss have their own legacies.

Fagan: How two weeks with coach Ceal Barry changed my life

The best coaches improve the skills of their players and change the trajectory of their lives. Kate Fagan says she owes Ceal Barry a debt of gratitude.

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