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WNBA is back.....

The WNBA is back from the Olympic break starting today, Friday, August 26th. Here is some quick information on the teams and how to watch games.

Teams - There are 12 teams split between two different conferences, the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Dream (Atlanta, GA)
Current Record: 13-12 – 2nd in the Eastern Conference, 4th in the WNBA
Home Arena: Philips Arena
Head Coach: Michael Cooper
Olympians: Angel McCoughtry (USA), Damiris Dantas (BRA)
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Chicago Sky (Rosemont, IL)
Current Record: 11-13 – 4th in the Eastern Conference, 6th in the WNBA
Home Arena: Allstate Arena
Head Coach: Pokey Chatman
Olympians: Elena Delle Donne (USA), Erika de Souza (BRA), Clarissa dos Santos (BRA)
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Connecticut Sun (Uncasville, CT)
Current Record: 8-16 – 6th in the Eastern Conference, 11th in the WNBA
Home Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena
Head Coach: Curt Miller
Olympians: none
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Indiana Fever (Indianapolis, IN)
Current Record: 12-12 – 3rd in the Eastern Conference, 5th in the WNBA
Home Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Head Coach: Stephanie White
Olympians: Tamika Catchings (USA), Natalie Achonwa (CAN)
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New York Liberty (New York, NY)
Current Record: 18-8 – 1st in the Eastern Conference, 3rd in the WNBA
Home Arena: Madison Square Garden
Head Coach: Bill Laimbeer
Olympians: Tina Charles (USA)
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Washington Mystics (Washington D.C.)
Current Record: 9-15 – 5th in the Eastern Conference, 8th in the WNBA
Home Arena: Verizon Center
Head Coach: Mike Thibault
Olympians: None
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Western Conference

Dallas Wings (Arlington, TX)
Current Record: 9-16 – 5th in the Western Conference, 10th in the WNBA
Home Arena: College Park Center
Head Coach: Fred Williams
Olympians: Erin Phillips (AUS)
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Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)
Current Record: 21-3 – 1st in the Western Conference, 1st in the WNBA
Home Arena: Staples Center
Head Coach: Brian Agler
Olympians: Ana Dabovic (SER)
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Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)
Current Record: 21-4 – 2nd in the Western Conference, 2nd in the WNBA
Home Arena: Target Center
Head Coach: Cheryl Reeve (part of USA Women’s Basketball coaching staff)
Olympians: Seimone Augustus (USA), Sylvia Fowles (USA), Maya Moore (USA), Lindsey Whalen (USA), Anna Cruz (SPA)
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Phoenix Mercury (Phoenix, AZ)
Current Record: 10-14 – 3rd in the Western Conference, 7th in the WNBA
Home Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Head Coach: Sandy Brondello
Olympians: Brittney Griner (USA), Diana Taurasi (USA), Penny Taylor (AUS), Sonja Petrovic (SER)
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San Antonio Stars (San Antonio, TX)
Current Record: 5-18 – 6th in the Western Conference, 12th in the WNBA
Home Arena: AT&T Center
Head Coach: Dan Hughes
Olympians: Astou Ndour (SPA)
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Seattle Storm (Seattle, WA)
Current Record: 9-15 – 4th in the Western Conference, 9th in the WNBA
Home Arena: KeyArena
Head Coach: Jenny Boucek
Olympians: Sue Bird (USA), Breanna Stewart (USA), Ramu Tokashiki (JAP)
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How to watch WNBA games:

TV Broadcasts:

Selected WNBA games are broadcasted nationally on ESPN, ESPN2, WatchESPN (ESPN3) and NBA TV as well local channels. Below is a list of games that will be broadcast on these national channels, as well as the local channels for the teams.

ESPN/ESPN2
August 28, Sunday, 7 p.m. – Seattle Storm at Minnesota Lynx (ESPN 2)
August 28, Sunday, 9 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at Phoenix Mercury (ESPN 2)
September 6, Tuesday, 8 p.m. – Phoenix Mercury at Atlanta Dream (ESPN 2)
September 13, Tuesday, 8 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Chicago Sky (ESPN 2)
September 18, Sunday, 4 p.m. – Dallas Wings at Indiana Fever (ESPN 2)

ESPN3 (WatchESPN)
August 28, Sunday, 7 p.m. – San Antonio Stars at Washington Mystic
September 6, Tuesday, 10:00 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks
September 13, Tuesday, 7 p.m. – Indiana Fever at Connecticut Sun
September 13, Tuesday, 7 p.m. – Washington Mystic at New York Liberty
September 13, Tuesday, 7 p.m. – San Antonio Stars at Atlanta Dream
September 18, Sunday, 4 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystic
September 18, Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – Phoenix Mercury at San Antonio Stars

NBA TV
August 26, Friday, 8:00 p.m. – New York Liberty at San Antonio Stars
August 26, Friday, 10:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at Seattle Storm
August 27, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever
August 28, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream
August 30, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Phoenix Mercury at Indiana Fever
September 1, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – New York Liberty at Indiana Fever
September 2, Friday, 8:30 p.m. – Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky
September 4, Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – Washington Mystics at Dallas Wings
September 4, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. – Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks
September 11, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at Seattle Storm
September 13, Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. – Phoenix Mercury at Los Angeles Sparks
September 15, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Washington Mystics at Atlanta Dream
September 16, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever
September 16, Friday, 10:30 p.m. – San Antonio Stars at Los Angeles Sparks
September 17, Saturday, 8:00 p.m. – Atlanta Dream at Minnesota Lynx
September 18, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. – Chicago Sky at Seattle Storm

Local Channels

Atlanta Dream - Fox Sports Southeast
Chicago Sky - WCIU
Connecticut Sun - FOX 61/WCCT
Dallas Wings - Unknown
Indiana Fever - Fox Sports Indiana, WISH-TV, My-INDY-TV 23
Los Angeles Sparks - SportsNet
Minnesota Lynx - Fox Sports North
New York Liberty - MSG Network
Phoenix Mercury - Fox Sports Arizona
San Antonio Stars - Fox Sports Southwest
Seattle Storm - KONG
Washington Mystics - SportsNet Midatlantic

WNBA League Pass - with the WNBA League Pass, you can view any WNBA game on demand all season long and can watch multiple games at one time. A single game pass is $1.99, a team pass is $3.99 and the league pass for all games and playoffs is $5.99.

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But my eyes are open
And everything still moves in slow motion
Breathless and blue, and behind your eyes, the sea
Oceans of light envelop me.