Category: Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman
In a tumultuous year that saw an early exit from the playoffs and an 18-16 record, the management of the Chicago Sky decided Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman “will not be retained,” according to a just-released statement. Over the past six seasons, the Sky amassed a regular season record of 106-98 including an 18-16 campaign in 2016.... Read more »

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too
If you listened to any report on Chicago television news Tuesday night regarding the ESPN the Body Issue, you’d think Chicago Cubs All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta was the only Chicago athlete posing nude for the cameras. Two other athletes…superstars in their own right…were ignored almost universally: 2016 Olympics-bound forward Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA’s... Read more »

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14
A note from our friend, Lauren Niemura, of the Chicago Sky: Led by the WNBA’s reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne, back-to-back Sixth Woman of the Year Allie Quigley and six-time WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter, the Sky begins the 34-game regular season against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 14 at Allstate Arena. Led by returning... Read more »
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On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports
Happy Thanksgiving, my Token Female friends! I usually grouse on these pages 364 days of the year about the lack of coverage of women’s sports…the lack of inclusion for women radio sports anchors…the general state of women and equality in America.  And in 2015, I found just a few reasons to be grateful: 1)  U.S.... Read more »

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs
No WNBA Finals for the Chicago Sky, after all. The Chicago Sky’s season ended Monday night with a 100-89 loss to their fierce Eastern Conference rival Indiana Fever in Game 3 at Allstate Arena, in front of a wildly cheering announced crowd of 2,882. Elena Delle Donne put in an MVP effort, leading all scorers... Read more »

Chicago Sky clinches home court advantage

Chicago Sky clinches home court advantage
From our friends at the Chicago Sky: The Chicago Sky has clinched home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After securing the second seed in the Eastern Conference, the Sky will face the number three seed (Indiana/Washington) in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. The first game of the Eastern... Read more »
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Chicago Sky returns home Friday; Fowles now a Lynx

The Chicago Sky start the second half of the WNBA season with a new player in 6’5 center Erika D’Souza. She comes to Chicago via a three-team trade. Prior to the trade, the Brazilian firecracker was having a great year with the Atlanta Dream. Gone from the Sky, after sitting out half of the 2015... Read more »

Updating: Fun Facts About the WNBA All-Star Game

As the WNBA gets set to break for the All-Star Game, held Saturday, July 25, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and televised by ABC starting at 2:30 pm CDT: 1) The Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne‘s on pace to set the WNBA single-season record for scoring average. For the second year straight, Delle Donne... Read more »

Catching Up With: The Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne

Catching Up With: The Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne
Note: Portions of our story about Elena Delle Donne first appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News Elena Delle Donne led the Chicago Sky to their first-ever WNBA Finals in 2014, all while overcoming a flare-up of Lyme Disease and a back injury last year. Two games into the 2015 WNBA season, Delle Donne already... Read more »
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When Did The WNBA become the NFL?

When Did The WNBA become the NFL?
Let’s play a game in this week’s issue: WNBA or NFL? When I say these words, what comes to mind: 1) Domestic abuse. 2) Sexual harassers playing key positions in the leadership of a team. 3) Key players missing from teams due to suspensions for grievous infractions. I’m talking about the NFL, right? Haha. One... Read more »