Seattle Storm capture third WNBA title after sweeping Washington Mystics

The Storm’s starters celebrate widening their lead late in the second quarter as the Seattle Storm take on the Washington Mystics for game three of the WNBA Finals at Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax Virginia Wednesday

"It doesn't feel real yet, honestly", WNBA Finals MVP Breanna Stewart said after the game.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt sank a 3-pointer with 6:49 left to cut Seattle's 16-point lead at the start of the fourth to five (72-67) and inject a little suspense in a game the Storm controlled for three quarters.

Players such as point guard Natasha Cloud, who ascended to become the team's starting point guard, and Tianna Hawkins, who lost 20 pounds before the start of the season so she could play more effectively off the bench, give Sanders confidence. "This is all about Sue".

Stewart and Bird have had each had a remarkable year, culminating in a magical end to the season that's been years in the making for their franchise.

"To have their own place, not to worry about being bounced out in the playoffs, that's something that will be in the past for the Mystics, and I think that's a great thing", she said. "I got you, Panda".

Winning and alcohol creates potent truth serum where confessions and secrets are revealed. One of the league's most decorated players also grasps the impact of her latest triumph. The 6-4 forward was the only player named to the First Team on all 39 ballots in voting by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. "Now I can go to the bar and order everything she needs". Despite that, the basketball legend has been trying her best to help her young teammates prepare for when she's no longer there. A reliable scorer and rebounder to pair down low with Delle Donne, Meesseman was an All-Star in 2015 at just 22 years old. "It came down to a stop, and I thought we really did a good job". "Look, this isn't about me".

"We thought, 'Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?'" Bird reminisced. And we did that. I just wanted to bridge that gap as fast as I could, and they've been great.

In truth, it was never really much of a secret. Following the Phoenix loss, Seattle won five in a row. During that 10-minute frame, the home team shot just 26.3 percent (5-for-19) from the field to only manage 14 points in the quarter.

She has added to her list of accomplishments the title of MVP of the final, with an average of 25.6 points over the three matches won in the face of the Mystics. Hayes, in her seventh season after graduating from UConn in 2012, was a second-round draft pick by the Dream. Stewart, the MVP, and Loyd carried the scoring for much of the season, combining for almost 40 points per game. "She's exactly what you want in a point guard and a leader. When you're on the other side of it, you try to slow her down and obviously, we didn't get that done".

Hughes came out of retirement at age 63 for one more crack at a WNBA title, which had eluded him during 15 previous seasons coaching in San Antonio, Cleveland and Charlotte.

Related News:

  • Alabama pastor cuts up Nike gear during sermon, as congregation cheers, laughs

    Alabama pastor cuts up Nike gear during sermon, as congregation cheers, laughs

    Caner said any profits from the remaining Nike gear on campus will be sent to Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police.
    Umpires Reportedly Considering Boycott Of Future Serena Williams Matches

    Umpires Reportedly Considering Boycott Of Future Serena Williams Matches

    Afterwards, Williams suggested that Ramos and other umpires are tolerant of worse criticism from male players. Roger Federer was fined just $1,500 for a berating an umpire with an expletive during the 2009 U.S.
    Apple iPhone XS Max - Hands On

    Apple iPhone XS Max - Hands On

    Apple iPhone X Apple's iPhone X now starts at Rs 91,900 for the base model with 64GB. You can't zoom in as much, though, and you have fewer portrait lighting effects.
  • OnePlus Announces Type-C Bullets Earphones

    OnePlus Announces Type-C Bullets Earphones

    Going by the pricing of the current OnePlus 6, it is possible that the 8GB RAM + 128GB variant of the 6T will be priced at $569. Its 3,500 mAh battery is 200 mAh more than the OnePlus 6's battery , so users should expect a slight endurance bump.
    Pope To Meet With U.S. Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse

    Pope To Meet With U.S. Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse

    The outrage has also been directed at Francis and the Vatican and has fueled conservative criticism of Francis' pontificate. The Vatican's statement on Wednesday did not set out what the agenda might look like in February.
    Bakersfield shooting: Six dead as gunman opens fire in California rampage

    Bakersfield shooting: Six dead as gunman opens fire in California rampage

    The identities or a motive have not yet been revealed for the shootings in Bakersfield, 90 miles north of Los Angeles. The man first showed up at the company with his wife shortly before 5:30 p.m. where he confronted another man.
  • World Cup victor  Lloris fined $65,000 for drunk driving

    World Cup victor Lloris fined $65,000 for drunk driving

    He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight. "He's punishing himself. Mr Sonn also acknowledged his client's fall from grace after being arrested.
    Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Behaving Inappropriately With Woman During Business Meeting

    Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Behaving Inappropriately With Woman During Business Meeting

    Thompson has been trying to promote it to for several months", Brafman's statement read, according to People . She tried to fight him and get away from him along the way but he kept blocking her way.
    Finau completes U.S. Ryder Cup team

    Finau completes U.S. Ryder Cup team

    Regardless of which player is chosen for the final spot, the USA should have a strong team heading into Paris. Tony Finau plays his shot from the 4th tee during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament.
  • Turkey central bank stuns markets with giant rate hike

    Turkey central bank stuns markets with giant rate hike

    Phoenix Kalen, director of EM strategy at Societe Generale, said the market was both pleased and confused by the bank move. "As of today I have not seen the central bank fix inflation rates as they promised", Erdogan told a conference in Ankara.
    The new iPhones are sickeningly expensive in Europe

    The new iPhones are sickeningly expensive in Europe

    You can find more information announced during Apple's iPhone keynote 2018 in the stories below. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen , which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

    Apple quietly discontinues four older versions of iPhone

    The firm has completely revamped its iPhone lineup and, in the process, has decided some older models no longer make the cut. The price will start from RMB 6499 and is available in six colours - Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red.


Most liked

Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks
Included in the deal are forward Chris Tierney and defenseman Dylan Demelo , according to longtime reporter Elliotte Friedman. Balcers spent last season in the AHL and Norris was a first-round pick in 2017 and entering his sophomore season at MI .

Grand Strand sees first power outages as Hurricane Florence nears coast
More flights were expected to be grounded and more airports were preparing to shut down operations as the storm moves inland. However, as the storm continues to track south, rainfall totals could increase.

Alli and Lloris to miss Liverpool game
Hugo Lloris reportedly faces losing the Tottenham captaincy after full details of his drink-drive arrest were made public. Pochettino was pleased a gamble in allowing a key player to miss a month of the season has been rewarded.

Forza Horizon 4 Has Gone Gold
The Forza Horizon 4 demo does support Xbox One X 4K resolution and HDR, according to the official Microsoft website. It will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, and also launch into Xbox Game Pass for subscribers on the same day.

Nintendo Switch Is Getting NES Controllers
Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch. The premium service was originally slated to arrive in late 2017, but was eventually pushed back by nearly a year.

Lloris hopes to return for Tottenham-Liverpool
He plays more centrally for Switzerland , so maybe that's something going forward for Liverpool also. Previously at Stoke City , Liverpool triggered Shaqiri's £13million release clause this summer.

Rashford to fight for his place at Manchester United this season
But the youngster is struggling to hold down a regular starting place for his club side, with boss Jose Mourinho preferring Belgium worldwide Romelu Lukaku as his main striker.

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements will cost $69 after December
The range now starts with the iPhone 7 and is followed by the iPhone 8 and the new iPhone XS as well as iPhone XR models. The price for the iPhone XS starts at $999 for the 64 GB model and goes up from there for 256 GB and 512 GB.

Windows 10 Test Halts Competing Browser Installs, Suggests Edge Instead
At least Microsoft gives you the option to turn off warnings like this, but that doesn't make the situation much better. It shows you the problem: Microsoft added a new "Show me app recommendations" feature, which is enabled by default.

Freeland to head back to Washington for high-level NAFTA negotiations
USA and Canadian trade representatives are set to meet this week to advance NAFTA negotiations between the two countries. Mulroney said Justin Trudeau phoned him last weekend to discuss the NAFTA situation and the two spoke for an hour.

Lexus unveils world's 1st digital outer mirrors
Along with these features, Lexus says the camera lenses are heated and the housings keep raindrops from collecting on them. The Japanese government lead the way in 2016 when it adopted rules allowing automakers to use cameras instead of mirrors.

Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC
Tropical Storm Olivia made a double landfall in Hawaii Wednesday morning, first in west Maui then Lanai, KHNL reports . It is expected that the hurricane moves on or near the coastline during the night of Thursday through Friday .

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon splits NY voters
The victor of the Democratic primary will face Republican Keith Wofford in the attorney general's race in the heavily blue state. The flier was then approved by Larry Schwartz, another campaign volunteer who was formerly Cuomo's top lieutenant.

Novichok suspects: We were in Salisbury as tourists
We'll see in the near future". "We have repeatedly asked Russian Federation to account for what happened in Salisbury in March". They said they "got wet, took the nearest train and came back" to London.

USA threatens ban to fight teenage vaping epidemic
The FDA also targeted Juul retailers this spring, issuing 56 warning letters and six civil monetary penalties. The health department said 19 percent of high school students use e-cigarettes.