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Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and Kristi Toliver made three of Washington's 10 3-pointers in a blowout victory.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:11 am
It's been 15 years since the Connecticut Sun joined the WNBA, and right from the start, Mitchell Etess knew the team could be prosperous on and off the court. With the backing of the Mohegan Sun Casino, the team has flourished and been a model for independently owned franchises. ''We were
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:04 am
The Los Angeles Sparks have been playing a lot better over the last few weeks and their defense has been a big reason why. Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half to help the Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 87-79 on Tuesday night. ''We're getting better defensively,&
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 28, 2017, 1:57 am
The Fever's first win -- a 91-79 decision over the Sky on June 18 -- came as Tiffany Mitchell and Candice Dupree combined for 30 second-half points. Dupree closed with a team-high 18. "Just a nice effort, especially in the second half when I felt like Chicago was comfortable," Fever coach
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a busy week off the court for many WNBA teams with a light schedule of games.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:18 pm
The Washington Mystics prevented a small skid from escalating with a stout defensive performance in their last game. Based on their previous meeting against Seattle, they will need a similar effort to weather the Storm on Tuesday afternoon. The Mystics (8-5) ended a two-game slide with a dominant 97
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:59 am
The Los Angeles Sparks look for their sixth straight win when they invade Mohegan Sun Arena for Tuesday night's game against the Connecticut Sun. The Sparks, the defending WNBA champions led by Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker, are coming off an 84-73 win at Indiana, where they spoiled the Tamika
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:42 am
Tayler Hill scored 10 of her 17 points in the decisive second quarter and the Washington Mystics cruised to a 97-63 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday. Kristi Tolliver scored all of her 16 points in the first half, Tianna Hawkins added 15 points and Natasha Cloud scored a season-high 12 points for Washington
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:33 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Karima Christmas-Kelly scored 24 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Connecticut Sun 96-82 Sunday for their fourth win in a row.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 25, 2017, 11:27 pm
Sancho Lyttle scored 19 points and Alba Torrens added 18 to help Spain win the EuroBasket tournament on Sunday with a 71-55 victory over France. The top five teams from the EuroBasket advance to the world cup, but since Spain already had qualified the sixth-place team also earned a spot in the 2018
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 25, 2017, 9:15 pm
Tamika Catchings was known as a hard worker during her playing career. Former NBA player Harvey Catchings helped his daughter raise a banner with her No. 24 jersey to the rafters at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the highlight for Indiana in an 84-73 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. My dad was pulling so
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 25, 2017, 2:44 am
Sunday's game between the visiting San Antonio Stars and Minnesota Lynx pits the WNBA's worst team against the best. On Friday, the Lynx (10-1) bounced back from their only loss of the season the week before and defeated the Washington Mystics. Maya Moore scored 22 points and MVP candidate
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 11:02 pm
The Chicago Sky are still looking for their first home win but at least they have something to build on Sunday as they meet the Washington Mystics for the third time this season. Chicago (3-9) claimed an 82-78 victory at Atlanta on Friday and has two wins in its last four games. Allie Quigley scored
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 10:55 pm
Skylar Diggins-Smith and the Dallas Wings are playing their best basketball of the season. Two of the league's resurgent teams square off Sunday as the Sun put a five-game winning streak on the line against the Wings at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut (6-5) stumbled out of
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 10:51 pm
Shavonte Zellous is thrilled that the New York Liberty will have a float in Sunday's pride parade, the first for a sports franchise in the city. ''I think everybody is jumping on board and open to the mentality of it's your life, that's what you want to do, I'm going to support
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 3:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Allie Quigley scored 22 points and Stefanie Dolson added 19 to help the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 82-78 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:43 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Maya Moore had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Sylvia Fowles added 21 points and 15 boards, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 93-76 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:32 am
Brittney Griner had her ninth career dunk and matched Diana Taurasi with 25 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 85-82 on Friday night. Camille Little spun in the lane for a layup to extend Phoenix's lead to 83-78 with 2:56 left and, after a Seattle miss, Danielle Robinson split
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:28 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Skylar Diggins-Smith hit a franchise record seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 30 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the winless San Antonio Stars 81-69 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 3:06 am
Courtney Williams has never been afraid to take the big shot. Connecticut's second-year guard came up with a tiebreaking basket, a huge rebound and a key assist in the final minute to help the Sun beat the New York Liberty 94-89 on Friday night after blowing a 21-point lead. My biggest thing was
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:22 am
The Los Angeles Sparks are playing their best basketball of the season, having won four straight games to climb into second place in the league standings. The Fever will be retiring the No. 24 jersey of all-time great Tamika Catchings at halftime of Saturday's game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. A
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:54 pm
Tamika Catchings is busier now in retirement then during her stellar 15-year career with the Indiana Fever. ''When you play, it's like groundhog day,'' Catchings said in a phone interview this week. Former Fever coaches Stephanie White and Lin Dunn will be there along with family
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 23, 2017, 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brittany Boyd is making progress in recovering from a torn Achilles.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:55 pm
Lone Star State bragging rights will be on the line Friday when the San Antonio Stars and Dallas Wings meet for the third time this season -- and the second time in three days -- at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Wings held off winless San Antonio (0-12) on Wednesday 81-78 to post their second
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:18 am
The Minnesota Lynx fell short of equaling their 2016 start. The Lynx, 9-1 after suffering a 98-93 home loss to the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, host the Washington Mystics on Friday evening at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. A year ago, Minnesota opened the season with 13 straight wins but lost
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 23, 2017, 12:42 am
After setting the WNBA career scoring record, guard Diana Taurasi will try to move on with the Phoenix Mercury when they play the Storm in Seattle on Friday night. "Diana Taurasi has got nothing to prove to anyone because she is the greatest player in the world. Taurasi reached 7,493 points in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:45 pm
Connecticut has had almost a full week to savor a coming-of-age victory after handing the previously undefeated Minnesota Lynx their first loss of the season. After four straight losing seasons and having started this year with four straight losses, the Sun seemed like the same old team. The Sun have
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:21 pm
After a difficult five-game, 11-day road trip, the Atlanta Dream return home to take on the struggling Chicago Sky on Friday at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. The Dream (5-5) were near the top of the Eastern Conference when they embarked on their trip. The Sky (2-9) traded away superstar Elena Delle
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:05 pm
Diana Taurasi took a high screen, dribbled around a defender and stretched her long right arm out to lay the ball off the glass and into the basket. The horn sounded, stopping the game, and players from both teams hugged and congratulated the Phoenix Mercury star. Former NBA great Kobe Bryant, there
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:34 pm
The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest to the All-Star Game. ''The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in,'' Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm said. The event we should always have is the 3-point shooting contest,'' said Diana Taurasi
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:31 pm
Diana Taurasi took a high screen, dribbled around a defender and stretched her long right arm out to lay the ball off the glass and into the basket. The horn sounded, stopping the game, and players from both teams hugged and congratulated the Phoenix Mercury star. Former NBA great Kobe Bryant, there
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:12 pm
Diana Taurasi took a high screen, dribbled around a defender and stretched her long right arm out to lay the ball off the glass and into the basket. The horn sounded, stopping the game, and players from both teams hugged and congratulated the Phoenix Mercury star. Former NBA great Kobe Bryant, there
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:12 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Glory Johnson scored 25 points in the Dallas Wings' 81-78 comeback victory over the winless San Antonio Stars on Wednesday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 21, 2017, 9:12 pm
Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault and assistant Eric Thibault will miss the team's game at the Minnesota Lynx on Friday to attend the funeral for their father and grandfather, Frank Thibault. Frank Thibault passed away on June 16, the Mystics coach said. ''The funeral's in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:45 pm
Kelsey Plum and the San Antonio Stars hope to notch their first victory of the season against the in-state rival Dallas Wings on Wednesday afternoon at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. The top pick in this year's WNBA Draft, Plum matched a season high with eight points on 2-of-11 shooting
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Connecticut Sun have made the most of a brutal early season schedule.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 20, 2017, 5:47 pm
About the only thing missing from Diana Taurasi's record-setting day was a victory. Taurasi became the WNBA's career scoring leader in front of her family, friends and Kobe Bryant. With her parents watching, Taurasi passed Tina Thompson on Sunday in the Phoenix Mercury's 90-59 loss to the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 19, 2017, 2:05 am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Breanna Stewart had 22 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and a career-best five blocked shots and the Seattle Storm beat the winless San Antonio Stars 75-57 on Sunday night to snap a three-game skid.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 19, 2017, 1:32 am
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Tiffany Mitchell scored a season-high 19 points and the Indiana Fever overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Sky 91-79 on Sunday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 19, 2017, 12:29 am
Diana Taurasi scored 19 points to break the WNBA career scoring record in the Phoenix Mercury's 90-59 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday. Taurasi finished with 7,494 points, passing Tina Thompson's mark of 7,488. Taurasi broke the record in the closing seconds of the first half, coming
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 18, 2017, 11:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's career scorer leader, passing Tina Thompson's mark of 7,488 on Sunday against Los Angeles.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 18, 2017, 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Glory Johnson scored 16 of her season-high 27 points in the third quarter and the Dallas Wings closed on an 8-0 run to beat the Washington Mystics 87-83 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 18, 2017, 9:36 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jasmine Thomas and Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points each and the Connecticut Sun handed the Minnesota Lynx their first loss this season, 98-93, on Saturday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 18, 2017, 2:36 am
The Chicago Sky are 0-4 on their home court while the Indiana Fever are winless in five WNBA road games as the teams meet at Allstate Arena. The Sky (2-8) hope for more consistency and to break out of a slump that has included six losses in their last seven games, including an 86-78 setback on Friday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 18, 2017, 2:26 am
The Washington Mystics own the best record in the Eastern Conference despite dealing with absences and injuries. One of the wins came against the Dallas Wings, who are scuffling despite Skylar Diggins-Smith's stat-stuffing season. The teams will meet for the second time in under two weeks when
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 17, 2017, 10:26 pm
Kelsey Plum could never have expected the start of her pro career to go like this. The former University of Washington standout, who never scored fewer than 20 points as a senior in breaking NCAA season and career scoring records, is averaging 3.6 points and shooting 25.7 percent from the field for
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 17, 2017, 10:20 pm
Diana Taurasi will have a chance to become the WNBA's all-time leading scorer when the Phoenix Mercury visit the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Taurasi, a three-time WNBA champion, needs 14 points to break the league record of 7,488 set by Tina Thompson
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 17, 2017, 10:04 pm
Brittney Griner scored 27 points and Diana Taurasi had 15 to move closer to the WNBA scoring record after the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 86-78 on Friday night. Heading into Sunday's game in Los Angeles, Taurasi is 14 shy of passing the 7,488 points set by Tina Thompson from 1997-2013.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 17, 2017, 4:15 pm
Shavonte Zellous scored 28 points, including the tying jumper with less than a second remaining in regulation, and the New York Liberty beat the Dallas Wings 102-93 in overtime on Friday night. Tina Charles added 25 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Liberty (7-4), who outscored Dallas 14-5
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 17, 2017, 2:58 am
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