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 Connecticut Sun passed on drafting UConn's Kia Nurse and instead selected Duke's Lexie Brown with the ninth overall pick of Thursday's WNBA Draft. Earlier the Sun traded for New Haven's Bria Holmes.
Maryland-bred star Ben's Cat will look to avoid losing his fourth race in a row for the first time ever when he takes the gate in the $100,000 Laurel Dash as part of the 11-race Turf Festival program Saturday at Laurel Park.