The Atlanta Dream will attempt to end a three-game losing streak when they visit the Seattle Storm on Tuesday at KeyArena. Atlanta (8-6) has lost the top spot in the WNBA's Eastern Conference and now sits in second place behind the New York Liberty, which had won six in a row before falling to Phoenix in overtime on Sunday. The Dream are coming off a 73-69 loss at San Antonio on Saturday.
Posted: June 27, 2016, 11:50 pm
President Barack Obama says this year's WNBA champions set an ''outstanding example'' for young women everywhere. Obama is celebrating the Minnesota Lynx's victory in the 2015 championship during a ceremony at the White House. Obama says the team didn't have a perfect season, but ended up as champions anyway.
Posted: June 27, 2016, 9:50 pm
Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike made history the last time she played the Dallas Wings. Ogwumike set a WNBA record for most field goal-attempts without a miss, going 12-for-12 en route to a 32-point effort in which she was also perfect on seven shots from the free-throw line. The Sparks (13-1) come in with the best record in the league after the previously unbeaten Minnesota Lynx lost two in a row -- including a home game to Los Angeles last week -- to drop to 13-2.
Posted: June 27, 2016, 7:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nneka Ogwumike had 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting, and Candace Parker scored on back-to-back possessions late to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 80-73 on Sunday night.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 11:54 pm
Kelsey Bone had a whirlwind 24 hours. When she got to LA, Bone learned that she had been traded to the Phoenix Mercury. Bone hopped an overnight flight to New York to play with the Mercury against the Liberty.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 10:58 pm
Diana Taurasi came up with the big play to send the game to overtime and Candice Dupree took over in the extra period to get Phoenix the victory. Dupree scored eight of her 26 points in OT and Taurasi added 24, including three key free throws near the end of regulation, to help the Mercury rally to beat New York 104-97 in overtime on Sunday, ending the Liberty's six-game winning streak. Dupree (too),'' Taurasi said.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 10:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emma Meesseman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Tayler Hill added 17 points, five assists and four steals and the Washington Mystics never trailed in an 87-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 10:23 pm
Teresa Weatherspoon, Rebecca Lobo and the rest of the inaugural New York Liberty team were back in Madison Square Garden again. The 1997 team was honored before the Liberty played the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. The Liberty fans gave a long ovation to former players.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 7:23 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Erlana Larkins scored a career-high 19 points and the Indiana Fever held to beat Dallas 92-87 on Saturday night, snapping the Wings' winning streak at four games.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 2:58 am
Kayla McBride scored 11 of her 28 points in the fourth quarter, including nine straight in the final 4:13, to lead the San Antonio Stars to a 73-69 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night. McBride hit a 3-pointer to break a 63-all tie with 4:13 left, made a pair of free throws at the 1:21 mark for a 70-67 lead and made two more from the line with 19.9 seconds remaining to make it 72-69. After Angel McCoughtry's 3-pointer barely grazed the rim for Atlanta, Alex Montgomery grabbed the rebound and iced the game with 2.4 seconds left by making one of two free throws.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 2:29 am