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Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury passes against Courtney Vandersloot #22 of the Chicago Sky in Game Three of the 2014 WNBA Finals on September 12, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. ( Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mercury Sweep Sky In WNBA Finals

Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship.

09/12/2014

Jamierra Faulkner #21 and Markeisha Gatling #9 of the Chicago Sky holds up the 2014 Eastern Conference Champions trophy after defeating the Indiana Fever at game three of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals on September 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chicago’s Women Basketball Players Feeling Sky-High Entering Finals

After barely making the playoffs, the Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA finals to face the Phoenix Mercury.

09/04/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Baker’s Dozen: Best Coaching Job Needs To Lie Ahead For JRW Boys

The Jackie Robinson West boys were an inspiration, bringing joy to so many.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2014

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5 Women Who Have Been Killin’ It This Summer

Did we forget who run the world?

07/23/2014

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5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky visits with Special Olympics athletes during a basketball skills clinic on November 12, 2013 at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chicago Sky Player Is All-Star Off The Court

Elena Delle Donne has spent her entire life preparing for her new role as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. Her older sister, Lizzie, was born with autism, cerebral palsy, and is both blind and deaf. CBS 2’s Ryan Baker reports.

02/07/2014

Candice Parker. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Video: Candice Parker Headbutts Teammate, Teammate Bleeds Everywhere

Hey, here’s some WNBA news of interest!

670 The Score–08/26/2013

Brittney Griner. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Brittney Griner Acknowledges She’s Gay

Before they were college basketball stars and the future of the WNBA, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne had something else in common: They were all bullied when they were kids.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2013

Chris Collins. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Collins A Risk For Northwestern

Collins and Northwestern may be an ideal fit. It will certainly look and sound that way while it’s still all about appearances.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Erika de Souza of the Atlanta Dream against Monica Wright of the Minnesota Lynx in Game Three of the 2011 WNBA Finals at Philips Arena. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Time For An NBA-WNBA Divorce

Women deserve to play sports. Heck, they should as much as possible. Fiscally possible, that is. The WNBA just is not, and it’s time the big boys and everyone else accepts that.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2011