PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Mercury have re-signed two-time WNBA All-Star DeWanna Bonner.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 22, 2019, 9:50 pm
As an NCAA champion, a WNBA champion and now an NBA assistant coach, Kristi Toliver continues to open doors for her peers and is setting an example for young women who have the same aspirations she did many years ago.
Author: Yahoo Canada Sports
Posted: March 8, 2019, 1:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have signed center Rachel Hollivay, who played for the Atlanta Dream in 2016 and '17.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 5, 2019, 6:43 pm
The Indiana Fever hired former White House adviser Allison Barber as president and chief operating officer and promoted former star Tamika Catchings to vice president of basketball operations. Barber will replace Kelly Krauskopf, who became assistant general manager of the NBA's Indiana Pacers in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 4, 2019, 10:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Fever have hired former White House adviser Allison Barber as its new president and chief operating officer and promoted former star Tamika Catchings to vice president of basketball operations.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 4, 2019, 5:55 pm
The Minnesota Lynx have signed forward Kelsey Griffin to their training camp roster, the third pick in the 2010 draft who has not played in the WNBA in five years. Griffin, an All-American at Nebraska, was traded by the Lynx to Connecticut on draft day. The Lynx also announced Thursday they re-signed
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 28, 2019, 10:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Charges have been dropped against former Phoenix Mercury assistant coach Todd Troxel, who was fired by the WNBA team last month following an independent investigation into alleged domestic violence.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 27, 2019, 12:33 am
It's been five weeks since the New York Liberty were sold to an investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai, and the front office has been working hard to get the team ready to play in a few months when the WNBA season begins. Great new ownership, the draft is coming in April
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 20, 2019, 6:49 am
D'Angelo Russell is thrilled to not be stuck in the mire that is the Los Angeles Lakers.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 15, 2019, 5:00 am
Magic Johnson has likely had it with all the tampering talk.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 12, 2019, 6:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed guard-forward Alana Beard, the reigning WNBA defensive player of the year.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 11, 2019, 8:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have signed forward Ashley Walker, bringing her back to the WNBA.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 7, 2019, 2:18 am
Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has decided to skip the upcoming WNBA season, seeking more time to devote to her family and her faith. Moore announced Tuesday on The Players' Tribune website that she'll sit out in 2019. The five-time first-team All-WNBA honoree has helped the Lynx win four championships
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 6, 2019, 1:57 am
Maya Moore announced she will take time off for her family and faith.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 5, 2019, 9:42 pm
Seimone Augustus and Allie Quigley are staying put. Augustus, who was the first pick of the 2006 draft, has played her entire career with the Lynx and helped them win a WNBA-record-tying four titles. ''I couldn't be more excited to be re-signing with the only place I've called home
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 3, 2019, 2:07 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed eight-time All-Star Seimone Augustus, bringing the shooting guard back for a 14th season.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 3, 2019, 1:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Sparks have re-signed guard Karlie Samuelson, who played her rookie season for Los Angeles.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: February 1, 2019, 10:53 pm
Corey Brewer's cowardly attempt at defense was rewarded with a thundering dunk in his face and Brandon Ingram laughing at him as he laid on the ground.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 30, 2019, 5:10 am
The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner. An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, two people familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Monday. Tsai, co-founder
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 21, 2019, 9:27 pm
Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been ''in close contact'' with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore ''together
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 10:44 pm
Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, says he is declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 7:50 am
Two people familiar with the deals told The Associated Press that the former UConn teammates were given the franchise tag by Minnesota and New York for the upcoming WNBA season. Other tagged players include Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago), Jasmine Thomas (Connecticut), DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix) and Glory
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 3:37 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee women's athletic director Joan Cronan and four-time WNBA All-Star Ticha Penicheiro are among the 12 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 10, 2019, 6:52 pm
Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai is close to adding another New York team to his sports portfolio. An investment group led by the co-founder of the Alibaba Group is close to a deal to buy the Liberty, a person familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The WNBA's
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 9, 2019, 9:47 pm
The Phoenix Mercury have fired assistant coach Todd Troxel following an independent investigation into alleged domestic violence. The team issued a statement Tuesday saying it had interviewed Troxel and his fiancee and concluded that his conduct during the incident was unacceptable. Troxel was charged
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 9, 2019, 12:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Danita Johnson as president and chief operation officer in her second stint with the WNBA team.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 7, 2019, 8:51 pm
Kristi Toliver is working as an assistant coach for the Wizards during the WNBA offseason, but her status as a player for the Mystics is stunting her salary.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 1, 2019, 6:41 pm
As 2018 closes, the WNBA is at a crossroads. The play on the court has never been better, with Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird leading the Seattle Storm to a championship. Television ratings were up more than 30 percent and the Game 3 clincher of the WNBA Finals had its highest rating on ESPN2 since 2010
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 28, 2018, 9:12 pm
Bird has spent the last month with the Nuggets, hitting the road to help out with some scouting. The basketball fire still burns after wrapping up her 16th WNBA season with a championship in September.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 17, 2018, 2:03 am
It was a ''short but sweet'' search to find the new coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. Derek Fisher was introduced Friday as coach of the team that he watched play at Staples Center while helping the Lakers win five NBA championships as their point guard. ''This opportunity is
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 7, 2018, 10:54 pm
Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher has been hired to coach the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, five days after longtime WNBA coach Brian Agler resigned. Fisher helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five NBA titles during his 18-season playing career and served
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 6, 2018, 2:46 pm
Derek Fisher is reportedly the new head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 5, 2018, 10:24 pm
Los Angeles Sparks coach Brian Agler resigned on Friday after four seasons with the team.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 1, 2018, 4:51 am
Brian Agler is ready for a new challenge.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first round this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 21, 2018, 7:14 am
The Denver Nuggets added WNBA veteran Sue Bird to their front office staff on Friday.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 17, 2018, 12:55 am
It's been a year since James Dolan announced his intent to sell the New York Liberty, and the team is still on the market. ''There is no risk of the Liberty folding in the offseason,'' NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a phone interview. ''Jim has been very helpful to
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2018, 7:02 am
James Wade doesn't think Chicago is that far off from making a playoff run. The longtime WNBA assistant was announced as the Sky's new coach and general manager on Tuesday. ''It's a great roster and great organization,'' Wade said in a phone interview.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 13, 2018, 8:51 pm
WNBA rookie of the year A'ja Wilson has returned home Friday night from playing in China because of a minor right knee injury sustained in a game.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 10, 2018, 12:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx assistant James Wade has been hired to coach the Chicago Sky.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 9, 2018, 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 2, 2018, 12:13 am
The WNBA continues to lead all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade as well as A-pluses for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Thursday by The
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 25, 2018, 5:14 pm
Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:10 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