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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird walks on the court during a timeout as the Storm trail the Las Vegas Aces in the second half of Game 4 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Seattle. The Aces beat the Storm 97-92 to advance to the WNBA Finals. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Storm’s run ends, but Bird will be remembered forever

Not winning another title is a disappointing finish, but the legendary guard has no regrets about retiring.

 

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird reacts to fans chanting "Thank you Sue" after the Storm were eliminated from the playoffs with a loss in Game 4 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal to the Las Vegas Aces, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Bird’s career comes to end as Storm fall to Aces in Game 4

Seattle falls 97-92 and drops the best-of-five series 3-1.

 

Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson (22) and Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) battle for a rebound during the first half in Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal playoff series Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Aces hold off Storm in Game 2, even series at 1-1

Las Vegas wins the back-and-forth battle 78-73 with Game 3 set for Sunday in Seattle.

 

Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson, left, looks to shoot past Seattle Storm center Tina Charles (31) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Sam Morris)

Analysis: Who has edge as Storm face Aces in semifinals?

The first game of the five-game WNBA semifinal takes place Sunday in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson, left, looks to shoot past Seattle Storm center Tina Charles (31) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Sam Morris)
Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) gets the rebound and makes a break around Storm center Tina Charles (31) as Washington Mystics center Shakira Austin (0) watches during the first half of Game 1 of a WNBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Late surge lifts Storm over Mystics in Game 1

Jewell Loyd scores 12 points in the final five minutes as Seattle earns an 86-83 win in the first of a three-game series.

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) gets the rebound and makes a break around Storm center Tina Charles (31) as Washington Mystics center Shakira Austin (0) watches during the first half of Game 1 of a WNBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Storm head coach Noelle Quinn directs her team during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Sam Morris)

Can 2nd-year coach Quinn lead Storm to 5th WNBA title?

Seattle’s postseason gets underway at home against Washington on Thursday night.

  • Aug 17, 2022
  • By Larry Stone The Seattle Times
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Seattle Storm head coach Noelle Quinn directs her team during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Sam Morris)
FILE - Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart brings the ball up against the Minnesota Lynx during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Seattle. Breanna Stewart became the first player to repeat as The Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Storm’s Stewart named AP WNBA Player of the Year

The Seattle star earns the award for the second straight season after leading the league in scoring.

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer
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FILE - Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart brings the ball up against the Minnesota Lynx during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Seattle. Breanna Stewart became the first player to repeat as The Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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Storm close regular season with loss to WNBA-best Las Vegas

Jewell Loyd scored a career-high 38 points, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Aces.

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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird sits on the bench during a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Seattle. Bird is retiring at the end of the 2022 season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bird at peace for what could be final game in Seattle

The basketball icon, who is retiring at the end of the season, will be celebrated in front of a record crowd on Sunday.

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird sits on the bench during a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Seattle. Bird is retiring at the end of the 2022 season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Storm fall to Mystics in tight battle

Seattle loses 78-75 one day after clinching a WNBA playoff spot.

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Charles scores milestone as Storm beat Dream

The veteran became the fourth player in WNBA history to reach 7,000 career points.

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Stewart, Storm stay hot with win over Fever

Breanna Stewart scores 25 points and Seattle pulls within one-half game of the Western Conference’s best record.

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Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) puts up a shot against Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally (0) and guard Briann January (20) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Stewart’s big 2nd half lifts Storm past Wings

Seattle wins for the 5th time in 6 games as Sue Bird moves to 7th all-time in career field goals.

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) puts up a shot against Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally (0) and guard Briann January (20) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Dream pull away in 3rd to beat Storm

Seattle never leads in a 90-76 loss to Atlanta.

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Dallas Wings' Kayla Thornton, front left, and Marina Mabrey, right, defend as Phoenix Mercury center Tina Charles (31) shoots in the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Storm sign former MVP Tina Charles

The 33-year-old center joins a roster that now has 4 former No. 1 overall picks.

Dallas Wings' Kayla Thornton, front left, and Marina Mabrey, right, defend as Phoenix Mercury center Tina Charles (31) shoots in the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) drives against New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) during the first half of WNBA basketball game Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Bird’s late 3 seals victory for Storm

The soon-to-retire WNBA icon delivered the game-winner in her final game in New York.

  • Jun 19, 2022
  • By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer
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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) drives against New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) during the first half of WNBA basketball game Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird drives to the hoop for a layup during the game against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Storm star Bird says 2022 will be her final WNBA season

The announcement ended any speculation about the future of the 41-year-old basketball icon.

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird drives to the hoop for a layup during the game against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Minnesota Lynx's Nikolina Milic (31) is fouled by Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Minneapolis. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Stewart hits go-ahead bucket as Storm edge Lynx

Seattle wins its fourth straight and hands Minnesota its fourth straight loss.

Minnesota Lynx's Nikolina Milic (31) is fouled by Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Minneapolis. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Stewart leads Storm to win over Wings

Breanna Stewart scores 25 points, including a key bucket late, and Seattle beats Dallas for the 2nd time in 3 days.

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird drives to the hoop for a layup during the game against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Storm can’t hold on to early lead in loss to Sun

Connecticut rallies in the second half to drop Seattle to 5-5.

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird drives to the hoop for a layup during the game against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)