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A nice lift for Sky’s Elena Delle Donne

Immediately after the clock expired in the Sky’s collapse against the Indiana Fever in the first round of the WNBA playoffs, Elena Delle Donne ran straight to her strength coach. Already looking ahead to next season, she asked, ‘‘When can I start lifting?’’ The WNBA …Read More

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  • Sky’s Game 1 loss spoils party for Fowles, Delle Donne

    The day began pleasantly enough. About an hour before its first-ever playoff game, the Sky revealed that Elena Delle Donne was unanimously voted WNBA rookie of the year and Sylvia Fowles was defensive player of the year. Then the game started. The top-seeded Sky was …Read More

  • Sky, Vandersloot ready for defending champs

    Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot knew from the first drills of training camp that this season would be much different. “We were really disappointed that we didn’t make the playoffs last year,” Vandersloot said. “We felt as if we should have been in, so the …Read More

  • Saturday’s result: Lynx 79, Sky 66

    MINNEAPOLIS — Maya Moore had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 79-66 Saturday night in their final regular-season game to secure home-court advantage throughout the WNBA playoffs. Lindsay Whalen added 23 points and Seimone Augustus had 14 for …Read More

  • View from top is a refreshing change for Sky

    Drake’s song “Started from the Bottom” might as well be the Sky’s theme song. When the Sky beat the New York Liberty 82-64 on Aug. 23 to clinch a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history, forward Tamera Young said she and her …Read More

  • Sky clinches first-ever postseason berth with win over N.Y.

    Sylvia Fowles might have worn the biggest smile of all. The wait is over after eight years. The Sky clinched its first playoff berth in the team’s eight-year history by beating the New York Liberty 82-64 on Friday at Allstate Arena. Fowles has played six …Read More

  • Friday’s result: Sky 82, Liberty 64

    Sylvia Fowles scored 14 points to lead Chicago to an 82-64 win over the New York Liberty on Friday night in Rosemont, clinching the Sky’s first playoff berth in the team’s eight-year history. The Sky (19-8) have won four straight and six of seven, locking …Read More

  • Game has personal, playoff implications for Sky’s Tamera Young

    Sky forward Tamera Young’s tattoos say it all. ‘‘My tattoos, they tell a story,’’ she said. A pink ribbon spells ‘‘Hope’’ on the inside of her arm in honor of her aunt, Patricia Nichols, a breast cancer survivor, and her grandmother, Massie Young, who died …Read More

  • Fowles leads Sky to 89-78 comeback win over Sun

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    Sylvia Fowles made sure the Chicago Sky didn’t pay for a sluggish start Sunday.

    Fowles had 20 points and 21 rebounds to help the East-leading Sky rally from a 25-point deficit for an 89-78 victory over the Connecticut Sun.

    Connecticut scored the game’s first 15 …

  • Sky beats Lynx in overtime behind Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles

    Elena Delle Donne’s impressive play is providing a big boost for the Sky. The Sky forward forced overtime with a clutch 3-pointer and closed with a career-high 32 points in a 94-86 victory over Minnesota in a matchup between conference leaders Sunday at Allstate Arena. …Read More

  • Epiphanny Prince leads Sky to 77-61 road victory over Sun

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. — There was no way the Sky was going to lose three in a row. Epiphanny Prince scored 23 points and Elena Delle Donne had 19 to lead the Sky to a 77-61 victory against the Connecticut Sun on Friday night. Center Sylvia …Read More

  • Sky struggles without Elena Delle Donne in loss to Fever

    INDIANAPOLIS — Tamika Catchings had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead to lead the defending-champion Fever to a 79-58 win over the short-handed Chicago Sky on Saturday night. Karima Christmas scored 12 points, including two timely 3-pointers in the third quarter for the Fever …Read More

  • Sylvia Fowles helps Sky put end to threat in win

    Sylvia Fowles came through with the big effort the short-handed Sky needed. The 6-foot-6 center had a season-high 32 points and 15 rebounds, and the Sky overcame the absence of injured leading scorer Elena Delle Donne to beat the Washington Mystics 85-78 on Friday night …Read More