Storm’s Breanna Stewart writes about years of childhood sexual abuse

SEATTLE – Seattle Storm center Breanna Stewart went into heart-wrenching detail about being sexually assaulted as a child in an essay published on The Players’ Tribune on Monday morning. In the piece, titled “Me Too,” Stewart said she was assaulted repeatedly over a two-year period by a man who stayed at one of her relatives’ houses. “In some ways, I’m still the same 11-year-old who just wanted to go to practice,” Stewart wrote. “I’ve never been to therapy. I didn’t […]

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Out & About: Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart gives glassblowing a try

Seattle – The Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart has always wanted to try glassblowing and thanks to Phillip Hickok at Seattle Glassblowing in Belltown, she was able to make a bowl. Stewart was the 1st overall selection in the 2016 WNBA draft. She played for the University of Connecticut and won the NCAA Championship four times. She has also represented the United States at the Olympics in 2016 and brought home Gold. Don’t miss ‘Out & About’ every Thursday on Q13 […]

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Out & About: Jewell Loyd of the Seattle Storm trades in basketball court for tennis court

Seattle – Long before the Seattle Storm’s 2015 number one overall draft pick began playing basketball, she was on a tennis court. In fact, tennis was Jewell Loyd’s first sport. She credits her good footwork on the basketball court to her days playing tennis. Loyd says she still tries to incorporate in into her training even as she gets ready for her fourth season in the WNBA. In the latest installement of ‘Out & About’, Loyd hits the court with […]

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Seattle Storm hire Dan Hughes to be next coach

SEATTLE— Dan Hughes is coming back to the WNBA as coach of the Seattle Storm. Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine confirmed the hiring. Hughes spent 11 years as the head coach and general manager for San Antonio, guiding the Stars to six postseason appearances before retiring after the 2016 season. The 62-year-old coach replaces Gary Kloppenburg, who was Seattle’s interim coach after the team fired Jenny Boucek on Aug. 10. Kloppenburg helped guide the Storm to the playoffs as […]

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Storm win behind Stewart’s 29 points

Rosemont, IL – Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, making two free throws with 15.6 seconds left for a three-point lead, and the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 85-80 on Sunday. Seattle rallied to take a 79-78 lead with 3:11 left as Jewell Loyd’s open 3-pointer from the corner capped a 9-0 run. After Stewart’s makes, Allie Quigley curled around a high screen but her long 3-pointer was off the mark. Seattle’s Noelle Quinn sealed it by making two free […]

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Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird becomes WNBA’s all-time assists leader

SEATTLE — Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird broke the WNBA’s all-time assist record Friday. Bird, 36, became the league’s all-time assist leader in the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Washington Mystics. The point guard recorded her 2,600 assist on a pass Center Carolyn Swords. HISTORY has been made! @S10Bird becomes the WNBA’s all-time assist leader with a pass to @CarolynSwords for dime No. 2,600! Congrats Sue! 👏🏀 pic.twitter.com/YPKfTCMKpi — Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) September 1, 2017 A stalwart of the […]

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Storm fire Jenny Boucek, promote Gary Kloppenburg to interim head coach

SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm have fired Jenny Boucek and promoted assistant Gary Kloppenburg to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The team announced the moves Thursday. The Storm (10-16) have lost four straight games and are fighting to make the playoffs. Kloppenburg last was a head coach in Tulsa in 2012-13. He’s spent the last few years as an assistant, with Los Angeles and Indiana before Seattle. He also was an assistant for the Storm from […]

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Loyd, Stewart team up to help Storm beat Wings 109-93

SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd tied a season high with 27 points, Breanna Stewart had 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 109-93 on Friday night. Stewart topped 500 career rebounds to set a WNBA record for fewest games to reach that mark and also score 1,000 points at 55. Seattle scored 34 points in the first quarter and led 60-45 at halftime behind Crystal Langhorne’s 14 points. Carolyn Swords beat the […]

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Storm’s Bird, Stewart lead West to win in first WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Maya Moore provided the example, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike gladly followed along, and Sue Bird received attention and recognition she deserved. Those veterans on the West roster knew exactly how to turn the first WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle into a showcase. “I thought it was a great game, a great pace. You don’t want anybody to get hurt, but you also want to play with a certain intensity to show off your athleticism and I […]

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Storm’s Sue Bird comes out as gay, says she’s dating Reign’s Megan Rapinoe

SEATTLE – It’s not every day that the best players on two teams in the same town announce they’re dating. Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird gave an interview to ESPN that went online Thursday, in which she came out as gay and said she’s dating Seattle Reign and U.S. national team player Megan Rapinoe. “I’m gay. Megan’s my girlfriend,” Bird reportedly said. “These aren’t secrets to people who know me. I don’t feel like I’ve not lived my life. I […]

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