Sue Bird breaks WNBA record being named to 11th All-Star Game

Elena Delle Donne was named a WNBA all-star and will captain one of the teams

That group of All-Stars includes Sue Bird, who made a record 11th All-Star Game breaking a tie with Tamika Catchings for most all-time.

Augustus is making her eighth All-Star appearance in her 12 years in the league, while Fowles gets her fifth nod in her 10-year career.

Officials said guard Seimone Augustus, center Sylvia Fowles and forward Maya Moore were selected to the All-Star Game, which is set for Sunday, July 28 at Target Center.

Bird, the league's oldest player at 37, headlines the 22 All-Stars who were announced Tuesday. This will be the fifteenth annual All-Star Game played by the league.

Bird wasn't an All-Star in 2013, when she missed the season due to a knee surgery. She's also averaging 5.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

There wasn't an All-Star Game in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 or 2016 because the league condensed the scheduling to accommodate either Summer Olympic Games or FIBA World Championships. "You can't pick wrong, as you have really great players out there".

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Through 23 games, Gray is averaging 14.8 points, 5.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals for the Sparks. "I'll never stop pursuing that". Phoenix's Diana Taurasi was selected to her ninth All-Star team. Players were not allowed to vote for their teammates. Fans accounted for 40 percent of the vote, while current players, current head coaches and a media panel accounted for 20 percent each.

Borrowing a format used earlier this year by the National Basketball Association, teams will be named for captains rather than conferences with the inaugural matchup using this method being between Team Delle Donne, for Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, and Team Parker for Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks. In a release Tuesday, the WNBA said that Moore informed the league that "she is unable to perform her captaincy duties at this time".

Moore was replaced by Los Angeles' Candace Parker, who finished third in the fan voting with 38,575 ballots.

Elena Delle Donne was named a WNBA all-star and will captain one of the teams.

As team captain, Delle Donne will be tasked with drafting a team in accordance with the game's new format.

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