ATLANTA (AP) -- One year after a stout defense helped Atlanta advance to the WNBA semifinals, the Dream turned to that strength to help cap a comeback in their 2019 opener.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 25, 2019, 3:02 am
Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Trailing by one after Tina Charles made two free throws with seven
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 25, 2019, 3:00 am
Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The WNBA will pay Stewart
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 25, 2019, 12:16 am
Health issues within the team and coaching staff are expected to make the Seattle Storm's defense of their WNBA title much more difficult. The Phoenix Mercury, meanwhile, have their own injuries concerns to deal with heading into the season. At least three of the league's best players will
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:57 pm
Health issues within the team and coaching staff are expected to make the Seattle Storm's defense of their WNBA title much more difficult. The Phoenix Mercury, meanwhile, have their own injuries concerns to deal with heading into the season. At least three of the league's best players will
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:57 pm
It may be now or never for the Washington Mystics, who begin 2019 as one of the favorites to win the WNBA title heading into Saturday night's season opener versus the Connecticut Sun. The Mystics (21-12) reached the WNBA Finals last year, getting swept by the Seattle Storm in three games as they
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:17 pm
It may be now or never for the Washington Mystics, who begin 2019 as one of the favorites to win the WNBA title heading into Saturday night's season opener versus the Connecticut Sun. The Mystics (21-12) reached the WNBA Finals last year, getting swept by the Seattle Storm in three games as they
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:17 pm
For the Minnesota Lynx, the major storyline of the early season is more about how well they fare despite who is not on the court rather than who is there. With star Maya Moore sitting out the 2019 season, the Lynx move on without her starting Saturday night against the visiting Chicago Sky.Following
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:39 pm
For the Minnesota Lynx, the major storyline of the early season is more about how well they fare despite who is not on the court rather than who is there. With star Maya Moore sitting out the 2019 season, the Lynx move on without her starting Saturday night against the visiting Chicago Sky.Following
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:39 pm
The unprecedented move could have major implications for the upcoming CBA negotiations.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 24, 2019, 2:02 pm
The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever are each tasked with trying to bounce back from the worst season in the history of their respective franchises. After three consecutive seasons finishing atop the Eastern Conference in the regular season, New York went 7-27 in 2018. The Liberty produced the fewest
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:52 pm
The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever are each tasked with trying to bounce back from the worst season in the history of their respective franchises. After three consecutive seasons finishing atop the Eastern Conference in the regular season, New York went 7-27 in 2018. The Liberty produced the fewest
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:52 pm
Facing another season of high expectations but without their best player, the Atlanta Dream look to begin the process of winning sans Angel McCoughtry on Friday night when they open their 2019 campaign against the revamped Dallas Wings. The Dream (23-11) set a club record for wins in 2018, finishing
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 23, 2019, 1:50 pm
Facing another season of high expectations but without their best player, the Atlanta Dream look to begin the process of winning sans Angel McCoughtry on Friday night when they open their 2019 campaign against the revamped Dallas Wings. The Dream (23-11) set a club record for wins in 2018, finishing
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: May 23, 2019, 1:50 pm
The Minnesota Lynx acquired Stephanie Talbot from Phoenix and Alaina Coates from Chicago in two separate trades on Tuesday for draft picks next year. Talbot started 24 games in 2017 and eight in 2018, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds. Phoenix received a second-round pick in the 2020 draft.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:35 am
The Liz Cambage trade saga is finally over. The 6-foot-8 Australian was traded from Dallas to Las Vegas on Thursday for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020. ''The journey it took to get here will make a great story one day,'' said Bill Laimbeer
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA has a new leader with a new title.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 11:03 pm
Don’t bring that kitchen talk into Elena Delle Donne’s house.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 15, 2019, 10:53 pm
The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed free agent Riquna Williams, who was arrested last month after fight with her ex-girlfriend at a Florida home. According to an arrest report, Williams forced her way inside and repeatedly struck Alkeria Davis in the head and pulled her hair. Two men told Palm Beach County
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 8:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes had surgery Tuesday to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 14, 2019, 11:59 pm
The New York Liberty's new owner Joe Tsai saw the team's exhibition game against the Chinese national team Thursday night as a chance to grow relations between the two countries. The co-founder of Chinese multinatioinal conglomerate AliBaba said he travels a lot for work and at each conference
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 10, 2019, 1:30 pm
Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry's status for this season is uncertain as she continues to recover from a serious knee injury. Atlanta opened training camp this week without McCoughtry, the two-time Olympian and two-time WNBA scoring champion. Coach Nicki Collen said Thursday she has to prepare
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 9, 2019, 9:46 pm
Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume. The WNBA star produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his Brooklyn-based record store and music label - known as Charlie's Calypso City and Charlie's Records, respectively - and it debuted over the weekend at the Tribeca
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 6, 2019, 6:18 am
WNBA free agent guard Riquna Williams has been arrested after authorities say she attacked her ex-girlfriend at a Florida home. According to an arrest report, Williams forced her way inside and repeatedly struck Alkeria Davis in the head and pulled her hair. Two men told Palm Beach County Sheriff'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 30, 2019, 10:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed two-time WNBA All-Star guard Chelsea Gray.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 30, 2019, 6:56 pm
The Ogwumike sisters are back together. The Connecticut Sun traded Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles for the Sparks' 2020 first-round pick on Saturday. The move reunites Ogwumike with her sister, Nneka, who plays for the Sparks.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 28, 2019, 1:26 am
Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi has undergone back surgery to alleviate symptoms from a disk protrusion and will miss the start of the season. The team said in a statement Thursday that Taurasi had the procedure on Wednesday. Taurasi had been experiencing pain and muscle weakness during offseason
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 25, 2019, 8:19 pm
The three top scorers could potentially miss most or all of the season. Five of the 15 best players definitely will.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 25, 2019, 7:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired guard Alexis Jones from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 22, 2019, 10:52 pm
Cappie Pondexter knew it was time to retire from basketball and move on to other things. The two-time WNBA champion announced her retirement earlier this week on Instagram and spoke with The Associated Press about her decision. Pondexter had a great basketball career, averaging 16.4 points, 3.8 assists
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 22, 2019, 5:58 pm
Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy. Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle but that he
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 19, 2019, 10:05 pm
The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news conference held inside
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 18, 2019, 7:51 pm
Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart has undergone surgery to repair her ruptured right Achilles tendon. The Seattle Storm said Stewart had surgery Thursday morning in Los Angeles and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the 2020 WNBA season. Stewart suffered the injury while playing for
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 18, 2019, 5:33 pm
Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women championship game in Hungary. The Seattle Storm announced the diagnosis on Wednesday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 17, 2019, 6:47 pm
Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart was helped off the court during the EuroLeague Women championship game with what appeared to be a serious leg injury. The Seattle Storm star was playing for Dynamo Kursk, a Russian women's basketball club, when she took a jumper with 27.2 seconds left in the first
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 15, 2019, 3:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Liberty acquired guard Tanisha Wright from Minnesota on Thursday in a deal that also included Las Vegas and Atlanta.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 11, 2019, 11:14 pm
RJ Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. The AP All-American averaged an Atlantic Coast Conference-best 22.6 points along with 7.6 rebounds while forming half of perhaps the nation's most potent one-two punch along with classmate and roommate Zion Williamson. LAWRENCE
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 11, 2019, 6:55 am
Jackie Young said it was a dream come true to be taken first in the WNBA draft. The Notre Dame guard, who decided to enter the draft early and skip her senior season, was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. ''Since I was a little girl I always wanted to play in the WNBA
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 11, 2019, 4:38 am
For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. The Las Vegas Aces have the top choice in Wednesday night's draft and could take Asia Durr of Louisville, Jackie Young of Notre Dame or Teaira McCowan of Mississippi State - or they could go in a completely
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 10, 2019, 2:51 pm
Han Xu impressed WNBA coaches and general managers with her play at the FIBA World Championship last fall. Now the young 6-foot-9 star is looking to become the first Chinese player drafted in the WNBA since 1997. ''I want to play in the best league in the world,'' Han said in an interview
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 9, 2019, 10:32 pm
The WNBA's logo is getting a new look and the league is resetting its brand for the upcoming season. The league unveiled its plans Monday, intent on embracing the optimism of the women across the WNBA in building the next generation of fans. ''We are excited about all of it,'' WNBA
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 8, 2019, 4:03 pm
The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons. Back when the slick-passing Serbian big man was in the paint, the Kings had quite the run. For his
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 6, 2019, 10:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the three 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: March 29, 2019, 6:44 am
Mark Tatum hopes his tenure as WNBA interim president is coming to an end soon. With WNBA training camps set to begin in a little over a month and the regular season tipping off on May 24, the league is still looking for a new president. ''We've always had a general timeline by having someone
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 26, 2019, 5:32 pm
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
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