The Washington Mystics standout has become a more confident and outspoken advocate for her league.

Nearly a year after tearing ACL, guard welcomed back as Washington runs away from Chicago for an 88-60 victory.

Washington trails by 20 before halftime, rallies, then falls short in 97-86 defeat.

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WNBA: Lynx snap Mercury’s 8-game winning streak

Maya Moore scored 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Phoenix 83-72 on Friday night to end the Mercury’s eight-game winning streak.

McBride, Wilson lead Aces to 88-78 win over Liberty

Kayla McBride scored a season-high 27 points and rookie A’ja Wilson had her third consecutive double-double to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 88-78 on Friday night.

Moore, Lynx end Mercury’s 8-game win streak, 83-72

Maya Moore scored 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Phoenix 83-72 on Friday night to end the Mercury’s eight-game winning streak.

Hall of Famer Anne Donovan died of heart failure on June 13. The 56-year-old was a pioneer in women’s basketball.

The reported attendance at Capital One Arena was 8,587 but was surely more by the end of the WNBA game.

The Minnesota Lynx, the 2017 WNBA champions, did not visit the White House to celebrate their win. Instead, they visited a D.C. elementary school on June 6 for a day of service.

Another championship team looks for a different way to celebrate.

The star forward tops a long report of injuries, most of which are not basketball-related.

Elena Delle Donne’s absence is felt for Washington, which loses its second in a row and watches WNBA-best Connecticut (5-0) flex its muscles.

Delle Donne exits with dehydration, but Myisha Hines-Allen and Ariel Atkins help pick up the slack as Washington beats the defending WNBA champs to move to 4-0 for the first time.

Elena Delle Donne scores 23, and Kristi Toliver delivers key basket as Washington overcomes 16-point deficit.

Former WNBA MVP struggles from the field but has game-high seven assists for Washington.

“D.C. has always been home,” says the veteran, who has returned to the Mystics for her 13th WNBA season.

“This is all about relevance and resonance and being part of the cultural ecosystem,” the league president says.

She is already the first full-time assistant coach in the four major sports.

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