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Washington Mystics wings DiDi Richards and Karlie Samuelson face each other. They smile and shimmy, and Richards sticks her tongue out.

How DiDi Richards has put her stamp on Washington Mystics’ starting lineup introductions

By Jenn Hatfield / June 19, 2024

Karlie Samuelson: ‘You can rely on DiDi for anything fun’

Washington Mystics guard Julie Vanloo reaches her right arm out to the side to high-five center Stefanie Dolson, who is walking toward her.

‘We got the lid off’: Washington Mystics relieved to end 0-12 start

By Jenn Hatfield / June 13, 2024

And Brittney Sykes returns — then departs with another injury

Side-by-side photos of Katie Lou Samuelson shooting a jump shot in warmups and Karlie Samuelson shooting a jump shot in a game. Katie Lou is shown straight on, while Karlie is shown in profile.

Karlie and Katie Lou Samuelson prepare for sister showdown

By Jenn Hatfield / June 6, 2024

The Samuelsons will go head-to-head on Friday, when Washington hosts Indiana

Washington Mystics players huddle near the free-throw line before a game.

Washington Mystics miffed at WNBA charter flight program’s uneven rollout

By Jenn Hatfield / May 20, 2024

Cross-country flights were expected to be prioritized for charters before full charter program takes effect

Washington Mystics guard Julie Vanloo shoots an open right-handed layup as two Connecticut Sun defenders look on from behind the play.

Brimming with confidence and ‘European flash,’ Mystics’ Julie Vanloo introduces herself to the WNBA

By Jenn Hatfield / May 18, 2024

How the 31-year-old Belgian rookie finally realized her WNBA dream

Seattle Storm guard Jade Melbourne walks down a hallway at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. She is wearing a white T-shirt and black pants and has a backpack slung over her right shoulder.

Washington Mystics acquire Jade Melbourne, make other roster moves ahead of season opener

By Jenn Hatfield / May 12, 2024

The Mystics will roster 12 players, up from 11 in 2023

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins is shown from behind, pointing her right index finger.

How coaching at Michigan is helping Ariel Atkins lead the Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / May 4, 2024

‘When you become a coach, you have to find your voice’

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins dribbles with her left hand toward the rim. Center/forward Shakira Austin sets a screen for her, facing the middle of the court.

2024 WNBA season preview: Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / May 1, 2024

Ariel Atkins: ‘Everybody knows it’s different. But I think it’s OK’

LSU's Flau'jae Johnson pictured getting up shots ahead of the Tigers first SEC Tournament game against Auburn on March 8, 2024.

Film room: Why Flau’jae Johnson is a future lottery pick

By Hunter Cruse / March 18, 2024

She’s one of the most electric players in college basketball

Los Angeles Sparks guard Karlie Samuelson leaps off the bench and smiles as she's introduced in the starting lineup.

Washington Mystics fill holes but don’t land a superstar on Day 1 of free agency

By Jenn Hatfield / February 2, 2024

Samuelson, Richards, Vanloo and Engstler can’t replace Mystics legend Cloud