Season-Long Coverage on ESPN2 Tips Off with Reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne and Chicago Sky Hosting Minnesota Lynx and Finals MVP Maya Moore

Defending Champ Minnesota Tips Off WNBA’s 18th Season as League Releases 2014 Game and Telecast Schedules

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 – The defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx tips off the league’s 18th season as part of WNBA Tip-Off 2014 presented by Boost Mobile on Friday, May 16 when 2013 WNBA Finals MVP Maya Moore leads the Lynx into the nation’s capital to face the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. ET.

WNBA Tip-Off 2014 presented by Boost Mobile will feature 22 games from May 16, through Memorial Day (May 26), culminating with the launch of ESPN2’s season-long coverage of the WNBA. ESPN2 will debut its schedule of WNBA games with a matchup of three of the top four vote-getters in last year’s MVP race -- Minnesota’s Moore, who finished second, and the Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne and Sylvia Fowles, who finished third and fourth, respectively. The Sky will host the Lynx at Allstate Arena at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The national television schedule includes Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014, with ESPN showcasing the best women’s basketball players in the world on Saturday, July 19. Tip off at US Airways Center in Phoenix, is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

ESPN2, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV will televise over 80 regular season and postseason contests, showcasing the league’s most talented players and highlighting the top rivalries.

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ESPN2 will air 19 games throughout the regular season and cap it off with extensive coverage of the WNBA Playoffs and Finals presented by Boost Mobile. All games will be available in high definition, and telecasts on ESPN2 and ESPN will also be available on WatchESPN. In addition, WNBA LiveAccess provides online and mobile viewing of live and archived WNBA games all season long.

In March, 2013, the WNBA and ESPN announced a six-year extension to their current eight-year deal, extending through 2022 the agreement that allows ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 to televise games. The deal extends the league’s relationship with ESPN, which commenced in 1997, to 26 years.

NBA TV will broadcast more than 40 games throughout the regular season and provide additional post-season coverage. The NBA TV schedule will be announced at a later date.

Other must-watch television match-ups during the 2014 WNBA regular season include:

-- Five ESPN2 telecasts featuring former league MVPs going head-to-head -- June 3, when Seattle (Lauren Jackson, 2007, 2010) visits Phoenix (Diana Taurasi, 2009); July 6, when Taurasi and Phoenix visit Los Angeles (Candace Parker, 2013); July 15, when Parker and the Sparks visit the Indiana Fever (Tamika Catchings, 2011); July 22, when the Taruasi–led Mercury takes on Jackson and the Storm in Seattle; and July 29, when Parker leads Los Angeles into Phoenix to meet Taurasi and the Mercury.
-- The Lynx, Sky, Sparks, and Mercury will each appear on six ESPN2 telecasts. Minnesota is led by past WNBA Finals MVPs Moore and Seimone Augustus, while Chicago’s roster features reigning Rookie of the Year Delle Donne, and Defensive Player of the Year Sylvia Fowles. In addition to Parker, the Sparks feature 2012 WNBA Rookie of the Year Nneka Ogwumike and 2012 WNBA Most Improved Player Kristi Toliver, while Taurasi teams up in Phoenix with the WNBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick a year ago, Brittney Griner.
-- Western Conference rivals Minnesota and Phoenix, which met for the right to advance to the WNBA Finals in both 2011 and 2013, tip off on June 15, at Target Center (ESPN2, 1 p.m. ET).
-- The Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever, which battled in the Eastern Conference Finals in two of the past three seasons, continue their rivalry when they meet in Atlanta on July 1 (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET).
-- Season-long coverage on ESPN2 will include a total of seven doubleheaders, with six of those airing on Tuesday evenings.

The 2014 WNBA regular season runs from Friday, May 16, to Sunday, Aug. 17. A complete listing of the game-by-game schedule is available at http://www.wnba.com/schedules/index.html .The ESPN2/ESPN game telecast schedule follows:

2014 WNBA Regular Season Schedule
Day Date Visitor Home Local (Home) Eastern
Fri. May 16, 2014 New York Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. May 16, 2014 Minnesota Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. May 16, 2014 San Antonio Atlanta 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. May 16, 2014 Indiana Chicago 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Fri. May 16, 2014 Los Angeles Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. May 17, 2014 Atlanta Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. May 17, 2014 Chicago New York 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. May 17, 2014 Tulsa San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. May 17, 2014 Seattle Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. May 18, 2014 Connecticut Minnesota 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sun. May 18, 2014 Phoenix Los Angeles 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wed. May 21, 2014 Connecticut Chicago 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Fri. May 23, 2014 Seattle Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. May 23, 2014 Washington Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. May 23, 2014 Minnesota Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. May 23, 2014 San Antonio Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. May 24, 2014 Seattle Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. May 24, 2014 Atlanta Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. May 24, 2014 New York Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. May 25, 2014 San Antonio Los Angeles 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sun. May 25, 2014 Indiana Atlanta 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Mon. May 26, 2014 Minnesota Chicago 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Tue. May 27, 2014 Seattle New York 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. May 28, 2014 Tulsa San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. May 29, 2014 Connecticut Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. May 30, 2014 New York Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. May 30, 2014 Seattle Atlanta 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. May 30, 2014 San Antonio Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. May 30, 2014 Connecticut Chicago 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Fri. May 30, 2014 Tulsa Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. May 31, 2014 New York Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. June 1, 2014 Atlanta Connecticut 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. June 1, 2014 Los Angeles Washington 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sun. June 1, 2014 Minnesota San Antonio 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Sun. June 1, 2014 Tulsa Seattle 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Tue. June 3, 2014 Los Angeles Atlanta 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. June 3, 2014 Seattle Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thu. June 5, 2014 Washington Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. June 5, 2014 San Antonio New York 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. June 6, 2014 Indiana Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. June 6, 2014 Phoenix Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. June 6, 2014 Los Angeles Chicago 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Fri. June 6, 2014 Minnesota Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. June 7, 2014 Chicago Atlanta 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. June 7, 2014 Indiana Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. June 7, 2014 Phoenix San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. June 8, 2014 Washington New York 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. June 8, 2014 Minnesota Los Angeles 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
Tue. June 10, 2014 New York Tulsa 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Tue. June 10, 2014 Phoenix Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. June 10, 2014 Seattle Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Wed. June 11, 2014 Seattle Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. June 12, 2014 Phoenix Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. June 13, 2014 Chicago Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. June 13, 2014 Minnesota Atlanta 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. June 13, 2014 Connecticut New York 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. June 13, 2014 Seattle San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. June 13, 2014 Los Angeles Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. June 14, 2014 Los Angeles San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. June 15, 2014 Phoenix Minnesota 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sun. June 15, 2014 New York Connecticut 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sun. June 15, 2014 Atlanta Washington 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sun. June 15, 2014 Seattle Tulsa 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Tue. June 17, 2014 Indiana Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. June 17, 2014 Minnesota Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Wed. June 18, 2014 Washington Atlanta 12:00 PM 12:00 PM
Wed. June 18, 2014 New York Chicago 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Wed. June 18, 2014 Minnesota Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thu. June 19, 2014 San Antonio Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thu. June 19, 2014 Tulsa Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Fri. June 20, 2014 New York Atlanta 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. June 20, 2014 Washington Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. June 20, 2014 Indiana Chicago 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Fri. June 20, 2014 Tulsa Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. June 22, 2014 Tulsa Chicago 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sun. June 22, 2014 Atlanta New York 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. June 22, 2014 San Antonio Los Angeles 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sun. June 22, 2014 Indiana Minnesota 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. June 22, 2014 Washington Seattle 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Tue. June 24, 2014 Washington San Antonio 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Tue. June 24, 2014 Seattle Los Angeles 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
Wed. June 25, 2014 Chicago Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. June 25, 2014 Tulsa Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. June 26, 2014 Atlanta San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. June 27, 2014 Phoenix Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. June 27, 2014 Connecticut Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. June 27, 2014 Chicago New York 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. June 27, 2014 Minnesota Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. June 28, 2014 Los Angeles Tulsa 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. June 29, 2014 Connecticut New York 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. June 29, 2014 San Antonio Washington 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sun. June 29, 2014 Phoenix Tulsa 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Sun. June 29, 2014 Atlanta Indiana 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. June 29, 2014 Seattle Minnesota 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. July 1, 2014 San Antonio Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. July 1, 2014 Tulsa New York 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. July 1, 2014 Indiana Atlanta 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 1, 2014 Chicago Los Angeles 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Wed. July 2, 2014 Indiana Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. July 2, 2014 Chicago Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thu. July 3, 2014 Tulsa Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. July 3, 2014 San Antonio Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. July 3, 2014 Los Angeles Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. July 5, 2014 San Antonio Indiana 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sat. July 5, 2014 Washington Atlanta 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. July 5, 2014 Connecticut Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. July 5, 2014 Chicago Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. July 6, 2014 Minnesota New York 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sun. July 6, 2014 Phoenix Los Angeles 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Tue. July 8, 2014 Connecticut Atlanta 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. July 8, 2014 Indiana Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 8, 2014 Los Angeles Minnesota 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wed. July 9, 2014 Washington Chicago 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Wed. July 9, 2014 Seattle Phoenix 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
Wed. July 9, 2014 New York San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. July 10, 2014 Connecticut Indiana 12:30 PM 12:30 PM
Thu. July 10, 2014 Minnesota Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. July 11, 2014 Los Angeles New York 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. July 11, 2014 Seattle San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. July 11, 2014 Phoenix Chicago 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Sat. July 12, 2014 Atlanta Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. July 12, 2014 Washington Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. July 13, 2014 Los Angeles Connecticut 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. July 13, 2014 Seattle Minnesota 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. July 13, 2014 San Antonio Phoenix 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. July 13, 2014 Chicago Atlanta 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tue. July 15, 2014 Connecticut Seattle 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
Tue. July 15, 2014 Los Angeles Indiana 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 15, 2014 Washington Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Wed. July 16, 2014 Atlanta New York 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
Wed. July 16, 2014 Tulsa Minnesota 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Thu. July 17, 2014 San Antonio Tulsa 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Thu. July 17, 2014 Chicago Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. July 17, 2014 Connecticut Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thu. July 17, 2014 Washington Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Tue. July 22, 2014 Indiana Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 22, 2014 Tulsa San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 22, 2014 Atlanta Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 22, 2014 Phoenix Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Wed. July 23, 2014 Connecticut Washington 11:30 AM 11:30 AM
Wed. July 23, 2014 New York Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Thu. July 24, 2014 New York Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thu. July 24, 2014 Phoenix Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Fri. July 25, 2014 Tulsa Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. July 25, 2014 Chicago Atlanta 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. July 25, 2014 San Antonio Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. July 26, 2014 Indiana San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. July 26, 2014 New York Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. July 26, 2014 Los Angeles Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. July 27, 2014 Minnesota Connecticut 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. July 27, 2014 Atlanta Washington 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sun. July 27, 2014 Chicago Tulsa 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Mon. July 28, 2014 Indiana Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Tue. July 29, 2014 Connecticut Atlanta 12:00 PM 12:00 PM
Tue. July 29, 2014 Washington New York 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. July 29, 2014 Chicago San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 29, 2014 Seattle Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Tue. July 29, 2014 Los Angeles Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thu. July 31, 2014 New York Chicago 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. July 31, 2014 Phoenix Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. July 31, 2014 Atlanta Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. July 31, 2014 Indiana Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Fri. August 1, 2014 Connecticut San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. August 2, 2014 Minnesota Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. August 2, 2014 Indiana Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. August 3, 2014 New York Atlanta 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. August 3, 2014 Connecticut Los Angeles 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sun. August 3, 2014 Washington Chicago 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. August 3, 2014 San Antonio Seattle 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Tue. August 5, 2014 Chicago Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. August 5, 2014 Minnesota Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. August 5, 2014 New York Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. August 5, 2014 Atlanta Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Tue. August 5, 2014 Tulsa Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Thu. August 7, 2014 Chicago Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. August 7, 2014 Phoenix San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. August 7, 2014 Atlanta Seattle 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Fri. August 8, 2014 Washington Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. August 8, 2014 Connecticut New York 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. August 8, 2014 San Antonio Tulsa 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. August 8, 2014 Atlanta Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Sat. August 9, 2014 Minnesota Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. August 10, 2014 Washington Connecticut 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sun. August 10, 2014 Indiana New York 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. August 10, 2014 Los Angeles San Antonio 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Sun. August 10, 2014 Atlanta Chicago 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. August 10, 2014 Tulsa Seattle 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Tue. August 12, 2014 Phoenix New York 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. August 12, 2014 Los Angeles Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Wed. August 13, 2014 Chicago Washington 11:30 AM 11:30 AM
Wed. August 13, 2014 Phoenix Atlanta 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. August 14, 2014 New York Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. August 15, 2014 Washington Connecticut 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. August 15, 2014 Tulsa Atlanta 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. August 15, 2014 Minnesota San Antonio 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fri. August 15, 2014 Seattle Los Angeles 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
Sat. August 16, 2014 Chicago Indiana 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. August 16, 2014 New York Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. August 16, 2014 Los Angeles Phoenix 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. August 17, 2014 Atlanta Connecticut 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sun. August 17, 2014 San Antonio Chicago 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. August 17, 2014 Indiana New York 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. August 17, 2014 Tulsa Minnesota 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. August 17, 2014 Phoenix Seattle 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

* Schedule subject to change

2014 WNBA National Television Schedule
Day Date Visitor Home Local (Home) Eastern Network
Mon.May 26, 2014MinnesotaChicago2:30 PM3:30 PMESPN2
Tue.June 3, 2014Los AngelesAtlanta8:00 PM8:00 PMESPN2
Tue.June 3, 2014SeattlePhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PMESPN2
Sun.June 15, 2014PhoenixMinnesota12:00 PM1:00 PMESPN2
Sun.June 22, 2014TulsaChicago12:00 PM1:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 1, 2014IndianaAtlanta8:00 PM8:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 1, 2014ChicagoLos Angeles7:00 PM10:00 PMESPN2
Sun.July 6, 2014MinnesotaNew York2:00 PM2:00 PMESPN2
Sun.July 6, 2014PhoenixLos Angeles1:00 PM4:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 8, 2014ConnecticutAtlanta7:00 PM7:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 8, 2014Los AngelesMinnesota8:00 PM9:00 PMESPN2
Sun.July 13, 2014SeattleMinnesota2:00 PM3:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 15, 2014Los AngelesIndiana8:00 PM8:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 15, 2014WashingtonPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PMESPN2
Sat.July 19, 2014Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014Phoenix12:30 PM3:30 PMESPN
Tue.July 22, 2014IndianaChicago7:00 PM8:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 22, 2014PhoenixSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 29, 2014ChicagoSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PMESPN2
Tue.July 29, 2014Los AngelesPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PMESPN2
Sun.Aug. 7, 2014ChicagoMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PMESPN2

* Schedule subject to change
NBA TV schedule to be announced at a later date
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