Storm re-sign centers Angel Robinson, Waltiea Rolle

Storm general manager Alisha Valavanis says “to be competitive in the (WNBA), it’s critical to have presence in the paint and length around the rim.”

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Diana Taurasi will sit out 2015 WNBA season

Less than a year after leading the Phoenix Mercury to its third WNBA title, Diana Taurasi announced she will skip the WNBA season this summer after accepting a lucrative offer from her Russian club team, UMMC Ekaterinburg, to take time off.

Brian Agler leaves Storm to coach L.A. Sparks

The all-time winningest coach in American women’s professional basketball history is leaving Seattle. The Storm announced Monday that Brian Agler is heading to Los Angeles to become head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks after seven seasons in Seattle, including a run to the WNBA championship in 2010. “The Sparks roster is comprised of MVPs,...

Lauren Jackson is back in action in Australia

WNBA Jackson is back in action Forward-center Lauren Jackson, who sat out the 2014 Seattle Storm season because of injuries, played her first competitive game in 11 months Friday. Jackson, 33, helped the Canberra Capitals win 73-70 over Adelaide in Australia. She scored 13 points in a reserve role, making 3 of 9 shots, and...

Storm will open season at home against L.A. Sparks

The Storm will open its 2015 WNBA season at Key­Arena on June 6, against the Los Angeles Sparks. The first 3,000 fans on opening night will receive a free T-shirt. All Storm Facebook followers will have a chance to vote on the shirt’s design before the game. All Storm weekend home games will tip off...

Pac-12 basketball coaches pick Washington women to finish fifth

Washington’s women’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Pac-12 preseason coaches’ poll. The Huskies return four starters, including three-time All-Pac-12 guard Jazmine Davis and Kelsey Plum, who was the Pac-12 freshman of the year last season. UW has nine returning players overall and 14 players total. “We are a dangerous team,” Davis...

Wednesday’s prep cross country results

At Chambers Properties Central Meadow BOYSTeam scores—Curtis 25, Graham-Kapowsin 32 Emerald Ridge 19, Graham-Kapowsin 40 Emerald Ridge 22, Curtis 37 Individuals—1, Connor Bates, Emerald Ridge, 16:41 ; 2, Lance Slichko, Emerald Ridge, 16:49 ; 3, David James, Curtis, 16:55 ; 4, Ben Jacot, Curtis, 17:05 ; 5, Porter Kreier, Graham-Kapowsin, 17:11 ; 6, Kyle McNally,...