The Washington Mystics overcame a quiet night from Elena Delle Donne to earn a trip to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, holding off the Atlanta Dream 86-81 in the decisive fifth game of their semifinal series Tuesday night.
The 15th WNBA All-Star game will be played on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Minnesota's Target Center. Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker head each team.
The Brigade beat the host Philadelphia Soul, 57-45, on Sunday night in the first meeting of a two-game Arena Football League semifinal series, moving Baltimore closer to its first ArenaBowl appearance.
Washington Mystics star forward Elena Delle Donne is dealing with an illness that's being closely monitored because of her history with chronic Lyme disease and is listed as questionable for Thursday's 4 p.m. home game against the defending WNBA champion Lynx.
The Washington Spirit continued its roster overhaul, trading career scoring leader Diana Matheson to the Seattle Reign for rookie forward Arielle Ship and a third-round pick in the 2018 National Women's Soccer League draft.