Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi headline the 29 players chosen for the U.S. women's basketball team pool.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 14, 2017, 8:41 pm
The Italian Basketball Federation suspended Dearica Hamby for three months for a ''violent gesture'' against Ivana Tikvic during a league game between Torino and Ragusa on Saturday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 13, 2017, 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA is giving its general managers more tools they can trade.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 5, 2017, 7:47 am
WNBA President Lisa Borders expects the Liberty to stay in New York. ''We understand there is a significant interest in the team,'' Borders told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday. ''We will have a team in New York.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 30, 2017, 7:52 pm
The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned a combined ''A'' grade for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Wednesday by The Institute
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2017, 7:58 pm
The New York Liberty are for sale. One of the WNBA's original franchises, the Liberty have been owned by James Dolan and Madison Square Garden since the league was founded in 1996 and started play the next year. ''We have been a strong and vocal advocate for the Liberty and the WNBA since
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2017, 9:40 pm
Bill Laimbeer and the Las Vegas franchise hit the jackpot, winning the WNBA draft lottery on Monday. ''Having the first pick will help to grow a fan base and this will go a long way towards that,'' Laimbeer said in a phone interview. Las Vegas had the best odds (44 percent) to win Monday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2017, 3:07 am
Nicki Collen is headed south for her first job as a head coach. After two years as an assistant to Curt Miller with the Connecticut Sun, Collen is taking over in Atlanta. ''I am humbled at the opportunity to become the next head coach of the Atlanta Dream and incredibly proud to be associated
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 31, 2017, 12:14 am
WNBA star Breanna Stewart says she was sexually abused as a child. The Seattle Storm forward describes the abuse in an essay posted Monday on the Players' Tribune website. Stewart says she was first molested at a relative's house in upstate New York when she was 9 by a man who continued the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 30, 2017, 4:51 pm
WNBA player Elena Delle Donne has always tried to give back and help others. The floral arrangements will be donated to nearby senior centers and women's shelters, and the wedding registry will benefit Delle Donne's foundation. ''The wedding isn't just about us and our day,'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 25, 2017, 6:26 pm
Bill Laimbeer found himself at a crossroad. The 60-year-old Laimbeer could stay with New York as the team's general manager or find employment elsewhere. An executive at MGM Resorts International asked him to be the coach and president of the new WNBA team that was moving from San Antonio to Las
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 21, 2017, 6:46 pm
Bill Laimbeer found himself at a crossroad. The 60-year-old Laimbeer could stay with New York as the team's general manager or find employment elsewhere. An executive at MGM Resorts International asked him to be the coach and president of the new WNBA team that was moving from San Antonio to Las
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 21, 2017, 6:10 pm
Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise. The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said Tuesday. ''Las Vegas has been on our radar screen for some time,'' WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a phone interview.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- WNBA president says San Antonio Stars being bought by MGM Resorts International and moving to Las Vegas.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 17, 2017, 5:24 pm
Like so many of her San Antonio teammates, Kelsey Plum was halfway around the world when she heard that the Stars were being sold and relocated. Stars general manager Ruth Riley emailed the players to say they were having a conference call. Riley didn't say where the team would be moving, but a
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Smith will be the next coach of the New York Liberty, according to a person with knowledge of the hiring.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:38 am
Bill Laimbeer will be the coach and general manager of the San Antonio Stars when the team is sold and relocated, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because there's no official announcement of the hiring
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 14, 2017, 12:53 am
The San Antonio Stars are in negotiations to be sold and relocated, and a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the buyer is based in Las Vegas. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team or the WNBA have disclosed information about the buyer. '
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 13, 2017, 2:34 am
WNBA players Emma Cannon and Brionna Jones have been denied visas for entry into Turkey with their Russian team this week, fallout from a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Turkey. The two players told The Associated Press in texts Tuesday that they were at the Moscow airport when the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 10, 2017, 7:16 pm
The WNBA says it saw increases in attendance, viewership and social media during its postseason. The league announced Monday that attendance in the playoffs was up 10 percent from last season and had its highest average, 9,596, since the 2010 season. The WNBA Finals, which saw Minnesota beat Los Angeles
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 9, 2017, 10:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the fourth time in seven seasons, the Minnesota Lynx and their fans celebrated a WNBA championship with a parade.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 6, 2017, 2:36 am
The Minnesota Lynx are no strangers to celebration. Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and a proud core have danced in the confetti and bathed in bubbly four times now. Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Lynx to their fourth championship in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 5, 2017, 1:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx beat Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in Game 5 for fourth WNBA title.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 5, 2017, 2:28 am
Dan Hughes missed coaching basketball. A year after he stepped away from the WNBA, he's back as the coach of the Seattle Storm, the team announced Wednesday. ''It was kind of meant to be,'' Hughes said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 4, 2017, 4:43 pm
Dan Hughes is coming back to the WNBA as coach of the Seattle Storm, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Hughes spent 11 years as the head coach and general manager for San Antonio, guiding the Stars to six postseason appearances before retiring after the 2016
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 4, 2017, 4:13 am
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will end the 2017 season on Wednesday night in the same way and in the same city as they did in 2016, with one of them holding a trophy. After last year's high drama, when the Sparks came to Minneapolis and won the WNBA title on a last-second shot in Game
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:01 pm
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will end the 2017 season on Wednesday night in the same way and in the same city as they did in 2016, with one of them holding a trophy. After last year's high drama, when the Sparks came to Minneapolis and won the WNBA title on a last-second shot in Game
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:01 pm
Nneka Ogwumike has a bandage under her right eye to mask the stitches she took from an elbow in the paint. Sylvia Fowles' right eye is red and bloodshot from the battles being waged on the glass. The WNBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx has pushed both teams to
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:14 pm
Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx weren't about to let their season end in Los Angeles. The WNBA MVP helped the Lynx force a decisive fifth game in the WNBA Finals by scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as Minnesota beat Los Angeles 80-69 on Sunday night. It's the second consecutive
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 2, 2017, 4:32 am
Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. Maya Moore and the Lynx will try for their fourth championship in seven years on Wednesday night at home. The Sparks won Game 5 at Minnesota last season
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 2, 2017, 3:10 am
The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: October 1, 2017, 12:51 am
The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 1, 2017, 12:51 am
Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike was sporting a clear bandage under her eye Saturday. It wasn't hiding the five stitches she received after Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles used her arm to attempt track down a rebound in the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Ogwumike was quick
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 1, 2017, 12:48 am
Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike came up big to move the Los Angeles Sparks within one win of repeating as WNBA champions. Ogwumike had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Parker had 13 points and five steals to help the Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2017, 3:01 pm
Dawn Staley is excited to lead her first USA Basketball camp as head coach of the national team. ''I'm ready to get things going,'' Staley said Friday night in a phone interview with The Associated Press. While there might not be much national team experience at the camp, Staley
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2017, 7:12 am
In Game 1 on Sunday night in Williams Arena, the Sparks narrowly prevailed 85-84 after giving up a first quarter lead of 28-2. On Monday, the Lynx battled back for a tight 70-68 victory after earlier having a 20-point lead. "It'll be a test of wills," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 29, 2017, 2:00 am
In Game 1 on Sunday night in Williams Arena, the Sparks narrowly prevailed 85-84 after giving up a first quarter lead of 28-2. On Monday, the Lynx battled back for a tight 70-68 victory after earlier having a 20-point lead. "It'll be a test of wills," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 29, 2017, 2:00 am
The Los Angeles Sparks received a letter from a Minnesota fan who thanked them for taking a stand and going into the locker room for the national anthem before the first two games of the WNBA Finals. While there were a lot of boos before Game 2, the fan wanted to make sure the Sparks players knew there
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2017, 11:51 pm
Chelsea Gray was driving to lunch with a Los Angeles Sparks teammate last year when she noticed a large number of homeless children near where she was going to eat. On Thursday, Gray will be back with some of her Los Angeles teammates, a day before they play Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, at Safe Place
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2017, 6:23 am
The Minnesota Lynx were still stinging two days after they failed to grab a single rebound in the first quarter of their WNBA Finals-opening loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. Fowles grabbed a Finals-record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 27, 2017, 3:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brittney Sykes of the Atlanta Dream leads the WNBA all-rookie team as one of three unanimous selections.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 26, 2017, 8:28 pm
Williams Arena, the 89-year-old on-campus home of University of Minnesota basketball, is affectionately known by locals as "The Barn" for its resemblance, from the outside, to a place you store hay and livestock. With Target Center in Minneapolis being massively renovated, and Xcel Energy
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 25, 2017, 9:56 pm
Williams Arena, the 89-year-old on-campus home of University of Minnesota basketball, is affectionately known by locals as "The Barn" for its resemblance, from the outside, to a place you store hay and livestock. With Target Center in Minneapolis being massively renovated, and Xcel Energy
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2017, 9:56 pm
The last thing Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve wanted to talk about was a moral victory. In the end, the Lynx are down 1-0 to the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks in the best-of-five series because they fell behind 28-2 in the first quarter on their home floor.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2017, 8:52 pm
The teams that battled to the final seconds of Game 5 in last year's finals. The two iconic franchises that have been so instrumental in helping the WNBA grow. Los Angeles, which won the title in the final seconds of the decisive Game 5 last season, will try to repeat as WNBA champions, something
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:37 am
The teams that battled to the final seconds of Game 5 in last year's finals. The two iconic franchises that have been so instrumental in helping the WNBA grow. Los Angeles, which won the title in the final seconds of the decisive Game 5 last season, will try to repeat as WNBA champions, something
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:37 am
No one on the Los Angeles Sparks or Minnesota Lynx really likes to talk about it, but deep down inside most of them knew this is how it was going to end. Ready to go at each other like a year ago in a tense, entertaining and down-to-the-wire finish that ended on a last-second shot in Game 5 to give
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2017, 9:14 pm