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Jones on a new stage

Marion Jones, an Olympic champion sprinter, makes her debut as a WNBA role player at age 34, four years after her last professional competition.

Locating their leader

With 11-year veteran Katie Smith on board, the team can take its cues from a two-time champion.

Monique Currie

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Mystics finish strong vs. Lynx

Monique Currie, center, scores 27 points as Washington overcomes a 15-point deficit to beat the Lynx and start the year with back-to-back wins.

The Washington Mystics made one of the biggest splashes in the WNBA's offseason Tuesday, signing all-star guard Katie Smith.

Washington failed to hold top-ranked Indiana at bay and the Fever won 81-74 in overtime win to defeat the Mystics for the sixth straight time this year and end their season.

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