WNBA preseason starts May 2


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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The WNBA preseason will tip off in May with a slate of 12 games in 12 cities.

The opener will feature San Antonio at Tulsa on May 2. Those teams will meet again in San Antonio on May 6.

For the fifth straight year, WNBA teams will face international competition during the preseason. The Australian National team will face the LA Sparks on May 3 and will visit Minnesota to play the Lynx on May 5. Also, the Chinese Olympic team will square off against the Sparks on May 10.

The preseason will conclude May 13 when Washington and Chicago meet at the University of Delaware.

The 18th season of the WNBA will open on May 16 with five games, as New York visits Connecticut, Washington hosts Minnesota, San Antonio travels to Atlanta, Chicago welcomes Indiana and Los Angeles heads to Seattle.

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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. The Little League sensation is heading to the WNBA conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday, Aug. 31. She'll sit with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie and meet both teams, including former UConn stars Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore before the game starts.

    Mo'Ne Davis heads to WNBA conference finals

    Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.

Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor (13), of Australia, scores against Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, as Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) watches during the second half in Game 1 of the WNBA Western Conference finals Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Phoenix. The Mercury defeated the Lynx 85-71.

    Lynx need more from Moore against Mercury

    The Phoenix Mercury did something in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals that no other WNBA team has been able to do all season long.

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    Chicago, meanwhile, is making its first trip to the conference finals, but the Sky were considered a championship contender at the outset of the 2014 campaign after winning the East regular season in 2013. Injuries and illnesses, though, nearly wrecked the talented squad.

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