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Chicago Sky news, scores and features, as well as coverage of the WNBA and women's college basketball.

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One win from Finals, Sky keep focus on Game 4 vs. Sun

The Sky’s poise and persistence have them one win away from playing in the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014 and the second time in franchise history.

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Kahleah Copper lifts Sky to 86-83 Game 3 win; Sky lead Sun 2-1

Copper scored 26 points, nine in the fourth quarter, propelling the Sky to an 86-83 victory over the Sun to reclaim the lead in the best-of-five series.

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This You Gotta See: Lions-Bears, White Sox-Astros in ALDS, Sky-Sun for spot in Finals

A tantalizing coin flip of a best-of-five series between the Sox and Astros starts Thursday.

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Game 3 is a must-win for the Sky

The idea that the Sun haven’t played their best game yet should terrify the Sky. They can’t afford to let the Sun get into a rhythm or take it to a Game 5, making Game 3 a must-win.

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What will it take for Sky to make it to WNBA Finals?

The Sky were able to make WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones appear mortal Thursday night, holding her to four points on 2-for-9 shooting from the field. Still, they gave up 12 offensive boards and were outrebounded 39-26.

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WNBA travel arrangements leave Sky, Sun frustrated

The Sky were divided among three flights Friday morning on their trip back to Chicago. The Sun similarly were set for three flights but from two airports.

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Sun even semifinal series, beating Sky 79-68 in Game 2

Five Sun players scored in double figures, including Alyssa Thomas, who had a double-double in her fourth game back from an Achilles tear.

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Courtney Vandersloot’s playoff excellence has Sky soaring

The 10-year WNBA veteran is playing the best basketball of her career, averaging 16 points, 9.7 assists and 7.7 rebounds in the playoffs. The Sky, as a result, are playing their best basketball of the season.

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Courtney Vandersloot makes WNBA playoff history in Sky’s 101-95 2OT win over Sun

Vandersloot joined Sheryl Swoopes with the second playoff triple-double in WNBA history. She had 12 points, 18 assists and 10 rebounds. Her 18 assists also set a WNBA playoff record, surpassing Sue Bird’s 16 in 2004.

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What to expect when Sky meet Sun in WNBA semifinals

The first two games of the series will be played at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Game 3 is scheduled for Sunday at Wintrust Arena. If necessary, Game 4 will be played at Wintrust and Game 5 in Connecticut.

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Sky headed to WNBA semifinals after 89-76 victory against Lynx

Courtney Vandersloot led a balanced Sky attack, finishing with 19 points.

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This You Gotta See: Sky-Lynx showdown; Blackhawks’ preseason debut

Bears fans should prepare themselves for the possibility that Sunday’s game in Cleveland won’t be a smash success.

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Sky leaning on veteran leadership to reach semifinals

Since the Sky’s first trip to the WNBA playoffs in 2013, the franchise has missed the postseason only twice (2017 and 2018). It’s a testament to the organization’s longest-tenured players.

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Sky headed to second round of WNBA playoffs for second time in three years after beating Wings 81-64

Kahleah Copper finished with a game-high 23 points. Candace Parker had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds Thursday.

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Sky back in familiar single-elimination playoff scenario; will this year be different?

A win Thursday night will start with containing the Wings’ leading scorer, Arike Ogunbowale.

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Sky head into single-elimination playoff game with victory over last-place Fever

The Sky host the Wings on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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A look back at the Sky in the postseason

The team’s playoff history has many chapters, but no title.

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Veteran point guard is definitely the Sky’s strong ’Sloot

With the team since 2011, record-setting Vandersloot is the heart and soul of the franchise.

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Energy issues continue to plague Sky in 33-point home loss to Aces

The Aces shot 56.2% from the field and 50% from three-point range. Meanwhile, the Sky shot 8-for-30 on threes en route to a 103-70 loss, their worst of the season.

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Sept. 16 proclaimed ‘Candace Parker Day’ in Chicago

Along with Parker earning her own day in Chicago, Adidas announced three new colorways for Parker’s signature shoe as part of the brand's new Candace Parker Collection.

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Sky’s No. 6 seed at risk after 79-71 loss to Mystics

The Sky came within three but never led against the Mystics after the first quarter. This loss puts the team back at .500 (15-15) on the season.

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Travel continues to be an issue in the WNBA, except when chance encounters are involved

Every once in a while, there’s a silver lining in WNBA travel. In the Sky’s case, on their flight from Seattle to Phoenix on Aug. 30, it was a two-foot-high gold and blue BMX trophy.

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Sky to require that fans show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

The Sky will require all fans to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours before attending a game at Wintrust Arena.

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Sky clinch playoff berth, beat Aces 92-84

The Sky will take the next couple of days off before getting back in the gym in preparation for their final three games of the season against the Washington Mystics, Las Vegas Aces and Indiana Fever.

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Six players with ties to Sky named to WNBA’s ‘W25’ list

Swin Cash (2012-2013), Sylvia Fowles (2008-2014), Elena Delle Donne (2013-2016), Candace Parker, Ticha Penicheiro (2012) and Cappie Pondexter (2015-2017) were named to the list honoring the 25 greatest players in WNBA history.

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Dana Evans is backup point guard Sky have always needed

Midseason acquisition Evans, who backs up Courtney Vandersloot, has paid dividends.

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Candace Parker has big game, but Sky fall to Aces

Parker had 30 points and 14 rebounds, but the Sky suffered a 90-83 loss on Thursday night.

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Mercury end Sky’s three-game winning streak

Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 18 points, and Candace Parker was held to two points.

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Sky thump Storm behind Candace Parker’s 25

The Sky (14-12) tied their franchise record with 15 three-pointers and set the club mark for margin of victory at 32. It was also the worst home loss in Storm history.

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College football, Big Ten come out firing in a week devoid of NFL action

Ohio State, Northwestern get going again; Alabama, Clemson start with a doubleheader bang; White Sox smell a feast; USMNT’s hopeful World Cup journey resumes. This You Gotta See.

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Edwige Lawson-Wade’s mark on the WNBA is deep, and she’s not done yet

For Lawson-Wade, watching the WNBA’s growth — with some of her oldest friends, teammates and coaches contributing to that — has been beautiful to see. Another goal of hers is to return to the league as a GM.

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Allie Quigley, Candace Parker lead Sky past Dream in opener of road trip

Parker returned after missing one game with an ankle injury, while Quigley had her third consecutive game of at least 20 points.