The Indiana Fever may have more on their minds than simply revenge in their WNBA Finals rematch with the Minnesota Lynx. In their first visit to Target Center since October's Game 5 loss, the Fever also take the court Friday night for the first time since coach Stephanie White announced she'll be leaving the team at the conclusion of the season. The 38-year-old will remain with the Fever through the 2016 season.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 10:56 pm
After a successful start in their new home, the Dallas Wings look to continue their fast start Friday when they host the Atlanta Dream. In their first season following relocation from Tulsa and sporting a new nickname, the Wings (3-1) are proving they're capable of building on their first winning season in seven years. In front of a sellout crowd at Texas-Arlington - halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth - they held off the San Antonio Stars 82-77 on Saturday night.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 5:05 pm
Both the San Antonio Stars and Chicago Sky are badly in need of victories thanks to three-game losing streaks. The Stars look to end their winless start at three Friday night while the visiting Sky are seeking their first victory with superstar Elena Delle Donne in the lineup. San Antonio (0-3) didn't have high expectations heading into 2016.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:37 pm
Maya Moore scored a season-high 34 points, Sylvia Fowles added 18 and the Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-78 on Wednesday night. Penny Taylor scored 18 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter for the Mercury who are 0-4 for the first time since 2008 and the third time in franchise history. Taylor hit a 3-pointer and converted a three-point play on consecutive possessions during Phoenix's 14-2 run to open the fourth.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:54 am
Stephanie White plans to do for the Vanderbilt Commodores what she's done in a very short time with the Indiana Fever in the WNBA. Yes, the Commodores will be playing fast. Vanderbilt introduced its newest women's basketball coach Wednesday, capping a nearly monthlong search.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:13 pm
Now that Chiney Ogwumike is back on the floor, perhaps she can finally earn a victory over sister Nneka Ogwumike. It won't be easy because Chiney Ogwumike's Connecticut Sun will be up against an unbeaten Los Angeles Sparks team that features her sister as well as a rejuvenated Candace Parker. Both sisters are former rookie of the year winners, with Nneka winning in 2012 and Chiney in 2014.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 5:25 pm
Tayler Hill's career-best scoring performance gave the Washington Mystics just enough of an edge to end their worst start in nine years. The Mystics will seek to collect another victory Thursday night while ending their lengthy road losing streak against the Seattle Storm. Hill tallied 24 points and set another personal high with seven assists in an 84-76 overtime win against Connecticut on Saturday, the opener to a three-game trip for Washington (1-3).
Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:15 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Lauren Jackson's first job since retiring from basketball won't be far from the court.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 3:17 am
Candace Parker scored 17 of her 26 points in the first half and the Los Angeles Sparks used a decisive second quarter to cruise to a 93-80 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. Chicago was within two with 3:55 left before halftime, but Los Angeles closed the opening 20 minutes with an 18-2 run for a 53-35 lead. Kristi Toliver started the spurt with a 3-pointer and Parker scored the final six points.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 1:35 am
The Vanderbilt Commodores want Stephanie White of the WNBA's Indiana Fever as their new women's basketball coach so much that they're willing to wait. Vanderbilt announced Tuesday that White will be the program's fifth head coach, and Peck will be the interim head coach while White works the rest of the WNBA season.
Posted: May 24, 2016, 11:39 pm