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Washington Mystics point guard Rui Machida laughs on the bench during a game against the Atlanta Dream at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘A phenomenal, phenomenal human being’: How the Mystics celebrate Rui Machida

By Jenn Hatfield / July 19, 2022

‘When she comes into the game, it’s energy’

Left: Aaliyah Edwards shows a younger girl how to hold a basketball. Top right: (from left to right) Nika Mühl, Sofia Payan, Edwards, Wang Fuqu, Siya Deodhar and Diouma Berthe pose with the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament trophy. Bottom left: Mühl handles the ball during a program activity. Bottom right: Georgia Amoore stretches. Photos Courtesy of NBA Academy.

Preparation, opportunities and friendship: The NBA Academy Women’s Program’s impact on alumnae

By Natalie Heavren / March 31, 2022

Four years after it started, the NBA Academy Women’s Program saw 12 alumnae reach the 2022 NCAA Tournament

Photo Courtesy of USA Basketball.

U.S. in Group A: FIBA holds World Cup draw

By Scott Mammoser / March 3, 2022

Decision still to be made on who will replace Russia

Belgian national team captain Emma Meesseman (center) stands with her teammates before a game against Puerto Rico in the FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament on Feb. 10, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘I felt home’: Emma Meesseman returns to DC with the Belgian Cats

By Jenn Hatfield / February 12, 2022

Emma Meesseman’s first two games in the Entertainment and Sports Arena since October 2019 were vintage performances

How Lauren Jackson’s return could impact the 2022 World Cup

By Tee Baker / February 3, 2022

The news of Jackson’s return follows Liz Cambage’s announcement that she has “zero interest” in competing again with the Opals

How Natasha Cloud is powering women’s basketball at home and abroad

By Jenn Hatfield / January 26, 2022

From Jordan to Vegas, ‘it’s the rooms that we’ve been wanting to be in’

Emma Meesseman

Emma Meesseman decides not to play in the WNBA in 2021

By Jenn Hatfield / August 25, 2021

The Washington Mystics had left the door open for Meesseman to join the team after the Olympics, but Meesseman said she needed to “take some extra time” for herself after a grueling summer of basketball

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Report: Liz Cambage’s Olympic participation in doubt

By Tee Baker / July 16, 2021

Alleged incident at closed-door scrimmage could nix Australian center’s hopes

UPDATED: Liz Cambage opts out of Olympics

By Tee Baker / July 16, 2021

Cites mental health after alleged incident at closed-door scrimmage

With eight former Olympians on the roster, Opals eye first Olympic Gold

By Sara Stanley / May 27, 2021

How Australia’s roster stacks up in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics