The league's new "Her Time To Play" campaign is designed to help inspire young girls and keep them involved in sports for longer.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 12, 2018, 12:31 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- We did it! What a great feeling it was bringing home the gold and winning a World Cup championship. It was an incredible few weeks that I will never forget .
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 5, 2018, 7:12 am
Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president on Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will oversee the WNBA on an interim basis while a search begins for a successor. Borders ran the league for three seasons, joining in 2016 as its fourth
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 2, 2018, 5:23 pm
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi know that winning a World Cup keeps getting more difficult. With the rest of the world improving, the two iconic U.S. players are especially proud of what they accomplished with a third straight championship. ''The World Championship, now the World Cup, is always
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 1, 2018, 3:48 pm
Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. ''Dawn's demeanor is so calm and confident I think that helped us,'' said four-time World Cup gold medalist Sue Bird after the U.S. beat Australia to win a third straight World Cup title. Staley helped guide
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 1, 2018, 7:17 am
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece of history together. The pair has been a key part of all three titles and hasn't lost a World Cup game in nearly
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2018, 10:57 pm
The host nation led 55-43 heading into the fourth quarter before Belgium scored the first 11 points of the period to cut its gap to one. Spain rebuilt a 60-54 advantage before Emma Meesseman's jumper got Belgium within 60-58 with 2:51 left, but could get no closer. Spain closed the game scoring
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2018, 6:27 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- Here we are on the morning of the gold medal game and it's been quite the experience so far.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2018, 11:53 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- It's medal day at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2018, 11:07 am
Liz Cambage teared up as the final seconds ran off the clock and Australia was set to advance to the gold medal game of the Women's Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006. Cambage was the biggest reason why they've reached the gold medal game.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2018, 1:46 am
Just as it has done for most of the tournament, the U.S. used a big third quarter keyed by Diana Taurarsi and Breanna Stewart to pull away from an opponent. This time, it was Belgium, whose one-point halftime deficit turned into 16 by the end of the third period. Taurasi finished with 26 points, including
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 29, 2018, 10:09 pm
Liz Cambage scored 33 points and had 15 rebounds to help Australia rally from an eight-point deficit to start the fourth quarter and beat Spain 72-66 on Saturday, advancing to the gold medal game of the Women's Basketball World Cup. Australia will play the U.S. trying to win its second gold medal
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 29, 2018, 9:50 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- A place in the gold medal game was at stake for the U.S., Belgium, Spain and Australia at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Saturday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 29, 2018, 2:19 pm
Australia coach Sandy Brondello credits a training camp in February and playing in the Commonwealth Games at home as a major reason that her team has looked so fluid in its run to the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. ''This year we had a 10-day camp in February with the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 29, 2018, 6:33 am
Spain scored the first 19 points of the fourth quarter to beat Canada 68-53 on Friday night in the final game of the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Trailing 50-47 heading into the final quarter, Spain quickly took the lead on Astou Ndour's jumper. By the time Shay Colley
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2018, 9:05 pm
For nearly a decade, Breanna Stewart has been making an impact with USA Basketball. Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a big reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Next up for Stewart and her teammates is Belgium in the semifinal on Saturday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2018, 7:18 pm
With not much going right offensively, U.S. coach Dawn Staley turned to the Seattle Storm trio to help jumpstart the offense. The move worked as Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird sparked a 14-3 run to close the first half and rally the U.S. to a 71-40 win over pesky Nigeria on Friday in the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2018, 6:39 pm
China coach Xu Limin spent a few weeks earlier this year at Duke with the women's basketball team, hoping to expand his coaching knowledge. China suffered a disappointing 83-42 loss to Australia in the quarterfinals Friday. It's the only the third time in the past six world championships that
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2018, 3:29 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- It is quarterfinal Friday at the Women's Basketball World Cup.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2018, 9:02 am
Veterans Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi each had one of their best WNBA seasons. Also, the USA Basketball mainstays are only playing in the WNBA during the summer and not overseas in the offseason. WNBA players make most of their money playing in more lucrative leagues in Russia, China and Europe during
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 27, 2018, 5:30 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- Nigeria coach Otis Hughley Jr. had other things on his mind as his team pulled off another last-second victory and beat Greece on Wednesday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 27, 2018, 5:07 pm
Japan coach Tom Hovasse had a goal of making the medal stand at the Women's Basketball World Cup this year. The team fell short when it was eliminated by China in the quarterfinal qualifier on Wednesday. Japan was the second-youngest team at the World Cup, averaging just over 24 years old.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 27, 2018, 6:29 am
Nigeria continues to be the surprise of the women's basketball worlds, becoming the first African country to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Nigeria might need to pull off the biggest stunner of all to reach the medal rounds when it faces the U.S. in the quarterfinals Friday. '
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 26, 2018, 10:08 pm
Spain ended Senegal's incredible run at the Women's Basketball World Cup with a 63-48 victory in the quarterfinal qualifier on Wednesday night. Behind Astou Ndour's 14 points, Spain was able to slowly pull away in the second half. Anna Cruz added 11 points and five rebounds for Spain, which
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 26, 2018, 8:52 pm
Four games are on the schedule, with Japan against China starting the competition. Nigeria will then play Greece, France faces Turkey and Spain meets Senegal. Japan has had the better of the rivalry lately by winning the last three Asia Cups.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 26, 2018, 9:59 am
The preliminary round of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup had its share of upsets, comebacks and surprises. ''It feels good off the back of making history with our first win against Turkey to have now followed it up by beating Argentina,'' Nigeria guard Ezinne Kalu said. Belgium
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 26, 2018, 7:41 am
Brittney Griner felt like a kid in timeout having to sit out the past two games because of a mild ankle injury. Griner injured her ankle in practice on Friday. With Latvia hanging around in the second half only down 11, Griner took over.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2018, 9:48 pm
Kia Nurse scored 18 points and Canada rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat rival France 71-60 and win Group A at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Tuesday night. With the victory, Canada clinched a bye to the quarterfinals. It was a measure of revenge for Canada against France
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2018, 9:48 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Canada and France will cap the third day of preliminary round play at the FIBA Women's World Cup on Tuesday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2018, 9:06 am
Puerto Rico guard Dayshalee Salaman remembers huddling with her family in her grandmother's house as the wind from Hurricane Maria howled outside. Salaman knows that many other Puerto Ricans weren't so lucky when the storm hit on Sept. 20, 2017. An estimated 2,975 people died in the aftermath
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:23 pm
It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:29 am
Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women's World Cup win in the country's history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points before Turkey (1-1) made it close, cutting its deficit to 67-63 with 1:11 left. After the final buzzer sounded
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:50 pm
After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:50 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local):
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2018, 12:34 pm
SANTA DE LA CRUZ TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- The second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets going on Sunday with eight games. Australia and Argentina tip off to get the day started.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:03 am
Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and by the time Dayshalee Salaman hit a layup with 1:07 left in the opening quarter it was 16-3 Belgium
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 22, 2018, 9:18 pm
U.S. coach Dawn Staley knows her team is a work in progress. ''We've had more actual games then we've had practices,'' Staley said. Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to lead the U.S.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 22, 2018, 9:17 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 22, 2018, 9:12 am
Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again. It's been a fun few weeks since the WNBA season ended training with USA Basketball and my coach Dawn Staley. It's definitely been a great experience for me
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 22, 2018, 7:50 am
It would be easy to think it's a forgone conclusion that the U.S. women's basketball team will win a third straight World Cup. The Americans haven't lost a major international contest since falling to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 world championship. Especially with the rest of the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 21, 2018, 7:30 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- The U.S. women's basketball roster is full of WNBA All-Stars and clearly the 12-member team led by Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be fun to watch.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:23 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- Welcome to the first FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 21, 2018, 5:16 pm
It's been a whirlwind week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. The trio won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and then dashed off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women's World Cup. ''It's been busy, now we are turning the page,'' said Stewart,
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 20, 2018, 7:34 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- ��� Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Bird is on the American squad for a record fifth time and can get an unprecedented fourth gold medal. The trio helped the Storm win the WNBA
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 19, 2018, 5:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2018, 9:33 pm
Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury. ''We thought, 'Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?''' Bird reminisced. Stewart led the Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 13, 2018, 4:06 am
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Seattle Storm win third WNBA title, beating Washington Mystics 98-82 in Game 3 to sweep series.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 13, 2018, 2:02 am
The Seattle Storm know their 2-0 lead over the Washington Mystics in the best-of-five WNBA Finals is more precarious than it appears. The top-seeded Storm led Phoenix 2-0 in the semifinals and then dropped two straight road games before winning Game 5 in Seattle. With Mystics star Elena Delle Donne
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 12, 2018, 2:42 am
The Seattle Storm know their 2-0 lead over the Washington Mystics in the best-of-five WNBA Finals is more precarious than it appears. The top-seeded Storm led Phoenix 2-0 in the semifinals and then dropped two straight road games before winning Game 5 in Seattle. With Mystics star Elena Delle Donne
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 12, 2018, 2:42 am
The U.S. women's national basketball team cut its roster down to 16 finalists for the FIBA Women's World Cup on Tuesday. Washington's Elena Delle Donne and Seattle's Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart are all still competing in the WNBA Finals. Delle Donne, Bird and Stewart were
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 11, 2018, 10:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- If history is any indicator, the WNBA Finals are already over.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 10, 2018, 10:33 pm