Skylar Diggins-Smith is not holding back on Twitter, ripping those who criticized her for not playing during the 2019 season after giving birth in the offseason.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 19, 2019, 6:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx leading scorer Odyssey Sims has been suspended for two games to start the 2020 season, stemming from a drunken-driving charge last summer.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 18, 2019, 8:31 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Dream are getting a new home.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 18, 2019, 4:22 pm
Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims has been sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge. A Hennepin County judge issued a one-year sentence, including 10 days of house arrest to be served at her home in Irving, Texas. Judge Francis Rondoni said Tuesday the remainder
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 17, 2019, 5:36 pm
A diversity report shows the WNBA remains the leader among all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade, including an A-plus for racial hiring and an A for gender hiring, The Institute for Diversity
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 16, 2019, 6:06 pm
The New York Liberty are not renewing the contract of head coach Katie Smith the team announced Wednesday. Smith's current contract ends this month. ''On behalf of the entire Liberty organization, we want to thank Katie for her time with our franchise,'' New York Liberty general
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:31 pm
Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics capped an eventful WNBA season with the team's first championship. A year that began with the league missing some of its top players because of injuries and rest ended with a compelling five-game championship series. Delle Donne battled through injuries
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 11, 2019, 9:30 pm
Elena Delle Donne felt cursed. The league's MVP wouldn't let that keep her from her first WNBA championship. Emma Meesseman scored 22 points and Delle Donne added 21 to help the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 on Thursday night in the winner-take-all Game 5 of the Finals.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 11, 2019, 3:28 pm
Connecticut fell one game short of winning its first WNBA championship, but the Sun's title hopes don't end with Thursday's loss to the Washington Mystics in Game 5 of the Finals. Coach Curt Miller will return a young team in 2020 that he believes could be perennial contenders. ''
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 11, 2019, 3:24 pm
Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. After fellow aces Zack Greinke and Justin Verlander were unable
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 11, 2019, 6:44 am
The WNBA will crown a first-time champion Thursday night when the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics play the decisive Game 5 of the Finals. ''We're having the time of our life right now,'' Connecticut coach Curt Miller said after a thrilling 90-86 win on Tuesday night to send
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 10, 2019, 6:16 pm
The WNBA will crown a first-time champion Thursday night when the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics play the decisive Game 5 of the Finals. ''We're having the time of our life right now,'' Connecticut coach Curt Miller said after a thrilling 90-86 win on Tuesday night to send
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: October 10, 2019, 3:34 am
The U.S. women's national basketball team's college tour is set to tip off next month. USA Basketball announced Wednesday that members of the women's team will play exhibition games at Stanford, Oregon State, Texas A&M and Oregon in early November to prepare for the FIBA tournament later
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 9, 2019, 8:19 pm
With the season on the line, Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun turned up their defense to stop the Washington Mystics and force a decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. Thomas had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds and the Sun held the Mystics without a point over the final 2:10 to beat Washington
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 9, 2019, 3:31 am
Elena Delle Donne spent the last five days fighting a back injury and doing everything she could to play in the pivotal Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. The league MVP and the Washington Mystics are one win away from the first title in franchise history after a 94-81 victory on Sunday. Delle Donne, who has
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 7, 2019, 11:30 pm
Washington, of course, would take its first WNBA championship no matter where it happens. Mike Thibault spent 10 years in Uncasville and led the Connecticut Sun to eight playoff appearances, including Finals in 2004 and 2005. The winningest coach in WNBA history is now on the verge of winning both
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 7, 2019, 8:16 pm
Whether it is being a role player because of her back injury or needing to be the go-to player in stretches of crunch-time, Elena Delle Donne just wants to win her first title. Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics have the chance to do that Tuesday night in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the Connecticut
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: October 7, 2019, 5:02 pm
Whether it is being a role player because of her back injury or needing to be the go-to player in stretches of crunch-time, Elena Delle Donne just wants to win her first title. Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics have the chance to do that Tuesday night in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the Connecticut
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 7, 2019, 5:02 pm
Washington didn't need Elena Delle Donne to be a superstar on Sunday, they just needed her to be out on the court. The WNBA's MVP provided an emotional lift by playing through a back injury and her teammates responded with a solid effort to beat Connecticut 94-81 and move the Mystics within
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 6, 2019, 11:08 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was in Washington's starting lineup for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday, five days after leaving the team's Game 2 loss to Connecticut with back spasms.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 6, 2019, 7:19 pm
Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault says his team is prepared to play the pivotal Game 3 of the WNBA Finals without league MVP Elena Delle Donne and guard Ariel Atkins. The pair combined for 43 points last week in leading the Mystics to a nine-point opening-game win, but both were listed as questionable
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 5, 2019, 9:29 pm
The WNBA Finals started out promising for the Washington Mystics, but thanks to injuries, the potential for more success has turned dim. With the status of injured star Elena Delle Donne questionable at the moment, the Mystics likely need to dig deep when they visit the Connecticut Sun for Game 3 on
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: October 5, 2019, 8:40 pm
The WNBA Finals started out promising for the Washington Mystics, but thanks to injuries, the potential for more success has turned dim. With the status of injured star Elena Delle Donne questionable at the moment, the Mystics likely need to dig deep when they visit the Connecticut Sun for Game 3 on
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 5, 2019, 8:40 pm
The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. The team said Eric Holoman, the team's managing partner and governor, will replace Toler as GM and executive vice president
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 5, 2019, 1:05 am
Penny Toler's tenure as Sparks general manager is ending after 20 seasons and three WNBA titles.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 4, 2019, 10:30 pm
The WNBA is looking into an obscenity-laced speech that included racial epithets made by Los Angeles general manager Penny Toler in the locker room after the Sparks lost Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals in Connecticut. A story on ESPN, citing anonymous players, says the Sparks general manager went into
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 3, 2019, 7:34 pm
Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne has a herniated disk in her back. The league's MVP left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. Delle Donne is undergoing treatment and the team said it would update her status
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 3, 2019, 3:00 pm
The Connecticut Sun know they'll get to play two games at home. The Washington Mystics hope to have Elena Delle Donne back for both of them. Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Sun took advantage of Delle Donne's early injury exit to beat the Mystics 99-87 in Game
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 2, 2019, 3:31 am
Elena Delle Donne left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. Without the league's MVP, Washington lost to Connecticut 95-86 on Tuesday night, evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. Mystics coach Mike Thibault said that his star
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 2, 2019, 2:50 am
The Connecticut Sun are game-planning to get Jonquel Jones more involved in the WNBA Finals after their versatile 6-foot-6 center took just eight shots in the opener. Jones, who led the team in scoring and rebounding during the regular season, will try to get more in the flow Tuesday night in Game 2
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2019, 8:43 pm
As if the Connecticut Sun did not have enough challenges on the defensive end in the WNBA Finals trying to stop league MVP Elena Delle Donne and breakout Belgian forward Emma Meesseman, here comes Ariel Atkins as an additional source of firepower for the Washington Mystics. Atkins and the Mystics look
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 30, 2019, 7:04 pm
As if the Connecticut Sun did not have enough challenges on the defensive end in the WNBA Finals trying to stop league MVP Elena Delle Donne and breakout Belgian forward Emma Meesseman, here comes Ariel Atkins as an additional source of firepower for the Washington Mystics. Atkins and the Mystics look
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2019, 7:04 pm
With the Connecticut Sun rallying, Elena Delle Donne wouldn't be denied down the stretch for the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The league's MVP scored two big baskets for Washington after Connecticut had cut its deficit to four in the fourth quarter and the Mystics held off
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2019, 3:20 am
While the Washington Mystics have some unfinished business take care of, the Connecticut Sun get the ultimate opportunity to further prove their doubters wrong. Since being swept by Seattle in the finals last season, Washington's focus was to get back to the championship series. "It's
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2019, 6:54 pm
While the Washington Mystics have some unfinished business take care of, the Connecticut Sun get the ultimate opportunity to further prove their doubters wrong. Since being swept by Seattle in the finals last season, Washington's focus was to get back to the championship series. "It's
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 28, 2019, 6:54 pm
How to watch the WNBA Finals and what to watch for from the league's top two teams.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 28, 2019, 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA will crown a first-time champion when the Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun meet in the league's best-of-five finals beginning Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2019, 7:15 am
Washington, the Sun's opponent in the finals that begin Sunday, features one of the biggest stars in league MVP Elena Delle Donne. Many pundits are picking the Mystics to win the title in the best-of-five final. ''I just don't think people have been paying attention to how we've
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 27, 2019, 5:34 pm
After getting swept in the WNBA Finals last year, the Washington Mystics are back and ready to win the franchise's first title. Losing to Seattle last season helped fuel star Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics to come back better and stronger this year. ''It definitely did,'' league
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 26, 2019, 4:18 pm
A year after getting swept in the WNBA Finals, Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics are back. The Mystics will face the Connecticut Sun as the top two teams in the regular season meet for the championship. Game 1 of the best-of-five series is Sunday in Washington.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2019, 4:50 pm
The Washington Mystics are heading back to the WNBA Finals, and this time they believe they have the depth and versatility to win it all. Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, and the Mystics earned a return trip to the championship round, outlasting the Las Vegas Aces 94-90 to close out their semifinal
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2019, 1:16 pm
Liz Cambage is making this week hers.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 25, 2019, 1:52 am
After getting pushed around in the first two games of their WNBA semifinal series against the Washington Mystics, Liz Cambage and the Las Vegas Aces finally pushed back in Game 3. Needing another big-time performance from Cambage and A'ja Wilson to stave off elimination once more, Las Vegas'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2019, 9:30 pm
After getting pushed around in the first two games of their WNBA semifinal series against the Washington Mystics, Liz Cambage and the Las Vegas Aces finally pushed back in Game 3. Needing another big-time performance from Cambage and A'ja Wilson to stave off elimination once more, Las Vegas'
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 23, 2019, 9:30 pm
The future is so bright for the Connecticut Sun that Courtney Williams wore shades after Sunday's game and gave a hilarious play-by-play of her pep talk to every teammate, including what she told star point guard Jasmine Thomas. There's not really a magic potion to it,'' Williams said
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2019, 3:18 am
The Las Vegas Aces finally looked like the WNBA favorites the league's general managers voted them as before the season started. The Aces staved off elimination when All-Star center Liz Cambage scored 28 points to lead Las Vegas to a 92-75 victory over the top-seeded Washington Mystics in Game 3
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2019, 12:54 am
One step shy from a return trip to the WNBA Finals, the Washington Mystics look to complete a sweep of their semifinal playoff series Sunday night when they face the Las Vegas Aces on the road in Game 3. While two-time Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne gets most of the publicity as the face of
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 22, 2019, 1:27 am
One step shy from a return trip to the WNBA Finals, the Washington Mystics look to complete a sweep of their semifinal playoff series Sunday night when they face the Las Vegas Aces on the road in Game 3. While two-time Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne gets most of the publicity as the face of
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 22, 2019, 1:27 am
Home-court advantage has already helped the Connecticut Sun take control of their semifinal series with the Los Angeles Sparks. Now, it's up to the Sparks to continue their impressive home winning streak to stay alive. Home floor was expected to be a factor in this series, considering Connecticut
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 21, 2019, 4:14 pm
Home-court advantage has already helped the Connecticut Sun take control of their semifinal series with the Los Angeles Sparks. Now, it's up to the Sparks to continue their impressive home winning streak to stay alive. Home floor was expected to be a factor in this series, considering Connecticut
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 21, 2019, 4:14 pm