ESPN to Livestream WNBA Games

ESPN will livestream 11 regular-season WNBA games during the league's current season, the network announced Thursday (May 25).

The package of livestreamed games, which will appear on the ESPN app, will launch next Tuesday (May 30) with the Indiana Fever-Dallas Wings game. Future live game streams will feature such teams as the San Antonio Stars, the Seattle Storm, the Chicago Sky and the New York Liberty, network officials said. 

The WNBA-ESPN streaming deal comes on the heels of a three-year streaming deal reached last week between the WNBA and Twitter.

 The ESPN/WNBA streaming schedule is as follows:


May 30                Indiana at Dallas

June 6                  Seattle at San Antonio

June 13                Atlanta at Seattle

June 23                Connecticut at New York

                           Chicago at Atlanta

                           Dallas at San Antonio

June 29                New York at Washington

July 25                 Chicago at Connecticut

                           Phoenix at Atlanta

                           Indiana at Dallas

Aug. 10                San Antonio at Chicago

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