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The next challenge, beyond patching up the arena roof, is slowing down the Los Angeles Sparks. Two of the top four teams in the WNBA standings meet Wednesday in Washington when the defending league champion Sparks (19-8) face the Mystics (16-10) for the third time this season. Los Angeles won the previous
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2017, 1:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double, and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 96-75 on Tuesday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2017, 1:32 am
Minnesota is 21-4 while Seattle just snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday for its first win since coach Jenny Boucek was fired.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2017, 1:12 am
The Connecticut Sun are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. The Atlanta Dream are in danger of missing the postseason for the second time in three years. Connecticut (17-9) clinched a spot in the eight-team playoff with Saturday's 96-88 win over the Dallas Wings.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 14, 2017, 9:21 pm
Candice Dupree appreciates road trips a little bit more lately. The Indiana Fever star's wife is DeWanna Bonner, who is with the Phoenix Mercury and took this season off. ''I was pretty excited to go on the road to get a good night's sleep,'' Dupree said before a recent game
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 14, 2017, 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tina Charles scored 21 points and the New York Liberty used their biggest run of the season to defeat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-69 on Sunday for their third-straight win.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2017, 9:34 pm
Gary Kloppenburg knows he has a challenge as the Seattle Storm's new coach. ''We really are trying to regroup and just trying to get better in some areas that hurt us in a couple games,'' Kloppenburg told The Associated Press by phone Saturday. The Storm promoted Kloppenburg on
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2017, 12:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scored 20 points apiece, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Saturday night in their first game since Gary Kloppenburg took over as their interim coach.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2017, 4:56 am
Krystal Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 100-80 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed 48 minutes to start the second half because of water on the court. The Mystics (16-10) were up by 13 at the half before the game was delayed because of
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2017, 2:36 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Isabelle Harrison scored 23 points and the San Antonio Stars beat Atlanta 84-68 on Saturday night, handing the Dream their seventh straight loss.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2017, 2:34 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Alyssa Thomas had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and Jonquel Jones added 19 points, 16 boards and five blocked shots to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-88 on Saturday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2017, 2:08 am
Whatever coach Brian Agler said at halftime during the Los Angeles Sparks' two most recent wins seems to have done the trick. In wins over New York and Minnesota, Los Angeles outscored its opponents 25-11 and 21-8, respectively, in the third quarters. It helped our offense as well," Agler
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2017, 12:03 am
The San Antonio Stars will look to rekindle the effort that saw them produce their best basketball in years when they host the Atlanta Dream on Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio (6-22) had won a season-high three straight games before it traveled to Rosemont, Ill. on Thursday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:23 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Chelsea Gray scored 23 points, Candace Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 70-64 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2017, 2:32 am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Shavonte Zellous had 20 points, Epiphanny Prince scored all four of her points in the final 30 seconds, and the New York Liberty held off the Atlanta Dream 83-77 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2017, 2:14 am
There were two things the Connecticut Sun knew as they recovered from a 1-5 start to play well through the rest of the first half of the WNBA season. The other was that if they survived the first half, the schedule after the break called for nine of the first 10 games to be at home at the Mohegan Sun
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2017, 1:58 am
The Washington Mystics are learning how to get by without All-Star Elena Delle Donne. The Mystics (15-10) host the Fever (9-18) Friday night having won the first two matchups by an average of 16 points. Kristi Toliver paced four double-digit scorers with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2017, 12:27 am
Brittney Griner will be back in the Phoenix lineup on Saturday as the Mercury host the Seattle Storm, who just fired their head coach. Griner missed the last eight games after sustaining a bone bruise in her left knee in addition to a right ankle sprain in a July 14 loss to the Minnesota Lynx. Griner
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2017, 12:06 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Monique Currie scored 29 points, Danielle Robinson made two free throws for a three-point lead with 41.1 seconds left in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 101-100 on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 11, 2017, 3:26 am
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Courtney Vandersloot had 21 points and 10 assists for her fifth straight double-double and the Chicago Sky cruised past the San Antonio Stars 94-74 on Thursday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 11, 2017, 2:49 am
Red-hot Tina Charles and the New York Liberty head to Atlanta on Friday to take on the struggling Dream in an Eastern Conference battle between a pair of playoff contenders. Charles, the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for July, has continued to roll in August. The Liberty (13-12) enter Friday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 10, 2017, 10:48 pm
Blood poured from the nose of Sylvia Fowles after an elbow from an Atlanta Dream player caught her in the face. As she kept chasing after the loose ball, longtime friend and teammate Seimone Augustus just shook her head. ''She gets beat down every game,'' Augustus said on Thursday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 10, 2017, 10:31 pm
The Seattle Storm have fired Jenny Boucek and promoted assistant Gary Kloppenburg to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Kloppenburg last was a head coach in Tulsa in 2012-13. The Storm have a talented roster led by Sue Bird, reigning rookie of the year Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 10, 2017, 7:47 pm
Things haven't changed much since the WNBA's first Game of the Year. The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks are still the top two teams in the league, in line to get byes into the best-of-five playoff semifinals. The teams meet Friday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., in a rematch
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 10, 2017, 7:14 pm
With less than a month to go in the WNBA regular season, the Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings are set to meet Thursday night in Arlington, Texas, with playoff implications on the line. Phoenix (13-12) is tied for fifth and Dallas (13-14) is seventh in the league standings, with only the top eight teams
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 10, 2017, 1:55 am
The Chicago Sky not only carry a two-game winning streak into their Thursday home game against the San Antonio Sky, but they also boast the WNBA's Eastern Conference reigning player of the week. The Sky (10-16) host the Stars at (6-21) at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., the third and final regular-season
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 10, 2017, 1:43 am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles had 27 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 81-72 on Tuesday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 9, 2017, 1:53 am
Tina Charles scored 26 points and the New York Liberty overcame Erica Wheeler's 33 points for an 81-76 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Wheeler made two of her seven 3-pointers in the final 20 seconds. Charles answered the first with two free throws for a 79-73 lead, and Epiphanny
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 9, 2017, 1:38 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Courtney Williams scored a career-high 27 points, Jonquel Jones posted her fifth straight double-double and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 84-71 on Tuesday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 9, 2017, 1:29 am
With Kelsey Plum struggling at the start of her career, San Antonio Stars assistant coach Latricia Trammell took a hands-on approach to try to break the rookie out a slump. Last month, right before the Stars played at Indiana, Trammell took out a purple pen and drew a plus sign and the word ''
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 8, 2017, 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- San Antonio has been on a roll, winning three straight games for the first time since 2015.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:40 pm
For the third time in the last two weeks, the Atlanta Dream get a crack at the best team in the WNBA when the powerful Minnesota Lynx visit McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta on Tuesday. The Lynx (20-3) have beaten the Dream (10-15) eight straight times, including both meetings this season. Minnesota, however
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 7, 2017, 11:06 pm
What a long, strange trip it has been for the New York Liberty this season. The Liberty last played in front of the home crowd on July 19 with an uplifting win against Connecticut, the top team in the Eastern Conference. Nearly 6,000 miles and 20 days later, the bright lights of Madison Square Garden
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 7, 2017, 10:04 pm
Way back near the beginning of the WNBA season, the Seattle Storm were 4-1 and on the way to what looked like a run to the postseason. At about the same time, the Connecticut Sun were starting the season with four straight losses and five in the first six games, en route to what was supposed to be a
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 7, 2017, 7:39 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points, Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 7, 2017, 12:48 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Glory Johnson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Karima Christmas-Kelly scored 17 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-79 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 6, 2017, 11:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kristi Toliver had 20 points, including four in the final 14 seconds, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a season-high 17 to help the short-handed Washington Mystics beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-80 on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 6, 2017, 9:40 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 90 seconds remaining in overtime that gave San Antonio the lead for good, and the Stars beat the Seattle Storm 87-80 Saturday night for their third straight win.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 6, 2017, 2:48 am
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Courtney Vandersloot tied her career high with 26 points and Stephanie Dolson scored all of her 18 points in the second half to help the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 91-86 on Saturday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 6, 2017, 2:29 am
August already is in the running as the cruelest month for the Washington Mystics, and it's only a few days old. Facing Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury coming off a loss isn't exactly the ideal remedy, but such is the case on Sunday in Washington. The Mystics (14-10) lost 76-74 to the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 10:44 pm
The league-leading Minnesota Lynx will go for their eighth win in a row when they visit the Indiana Fever on Sunday evening. Minnesota (20-2) holds a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks in the race for the best record in the WNBA. The Lynx have won six of their past seven games by double digits
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 10:35 pm
Dallas tied a WNBA record with its 16 made 3-pointers in Friday's 93-80 home win against the Seattle Storm, but what really impressed Williams was the Wings' thoroughly dominant performance. The Wings hope to put their balance on display again Sunday afternoon when they host the Los Angeles
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 10:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Candace Parker scored 24 points, and Odyssey Sims added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks cruise by the New York Liberty 87-74 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 4:46 am
The San Antonio Stars are playing their best basketball of the season and look to continue their recent momentum when they host the up-and-down Seattle Storm on Saturday. Fatigue will be a factor as both teams played Friday night, with the Stars winning at home versus Washington and Seattle losing on
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 4:18 am
The injury-plagued Chicago Sky lost another player on Friday -- at least temporarily. Forward Cheyenne Parker suffered a right ankle sprain this week and did not make the trip to Indiana on Friday. Whether she's available for Saturday's home game against the Atlanta Dream at Allstate Arena
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 3:57 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Skylar Diggins-Smith had 23 points and seven assists, and the Dallas Wings tied a WNBA record with 16 3-pointers in a 93-80 victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 2:41 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Isabelle Harrison scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kelsey Plum had a career-high 12 assists, and the San Antonio Stars beat the Washington Mystics 76-74 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 2:26 am
Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Shekinna Stricklen made two free throws with 11 seconds left for a four-point lead and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 93-92 on Friday night. Leilani Mitchell made a 3-pointer for Phoenix with 3 seconds left to pull within one. Stricklen missed
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 1:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and 10 assists for her third straight double-double and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 81-70 on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2017, 1:16 am
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