Famous sports stars paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at87 on Friday.
Posted: September 19, 2020, 12:54 am
DeWanna Bonner finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Sun defeated the Sparks 73-59 to advance to the WNBA semifinals. Candace Parker finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds in the loss for Los Angeles.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 4:26 am
DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun eliminated the third-seeded Los Angeles Sparks 73-59 on Thursday night. The Sun, who swept the Sparks in the semifinals last year, take on top-seeded Las Vegas in a best-of-5 semis beginning Sunday. Alyssa Thomas added 19 points to lead five Sun players in double figures.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 4:09 am
DeWanna Bonner's 17 PTS and 13 REB marked her 10th double-double in playoff's history while Alyssa Thomas continues to be consistent on all fronts as she scored 19 PTS, dished out 5 AST, and wheeled in 7 REB.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 3:57 am
Rookie of the year Crystal Dangerfield scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and Minnesota beat Phoenix 80-79 on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Damiris Dantas led Minnesota with 22 points although she missed a pair of free throws with 6.1 seconds left giving Phoenix the chance to pull off another last-second postseason victory. With no timeouts left, the Mercury got the ball up the court bur Skylar Diggins-Smith's shot was off the mark at the buzzer.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 3:33 am
Damiris Dantas led the way with 22 points as the Lynx defeated the Mercury 80-79 to advance to the WNBA semifinals. Diana Taurasi had 28 points in the loss for Phoenix.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 2:18 am
Damiris Dantas put up 22 PTS and shot 4-for-9 from beyond the arc in the Minnesota Lynx 80-79 second round playoff win over the Phoenix Mercury.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 1:45 am
HIGHLIGHTS: Odyssey Sims (14 Pts., 4 Ast., 4 Stl.) Vs. Mercury
Posted: September 18, 2020, 1:15 am
HIGHLIGHTS: Crystal Dangerfield (17 Pts., 3 Reb.) vs. Mercury
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:30 am
A'ja Wilson doesn't remember much after figuring out that WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert was surprising her with the league's MVP award. The Aces star thought she was going to a league meeting Thursday when Engelbert started to talk about Wilson's accomplishments this season. The No. 1 overall pick three years ago led the Aces to an 18-4 record during the shortened season and the top seed in the WNBA playoffs.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 11:38 pm
Basketball star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a 22-year-old wrongful conviction. Moore and Irons appeared together on ABC's ''Good Morning America'' on Wednesday to discuss their social justice efforts - and their relationship. Moore revealed that the two married this year, shortly after Irons was released on July 1.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 12:15 am
While the Minnesota Lynx did not get a double bye into the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs, the extra two days of rest getting the bye to the second round may have been enough for Sylvia Fowles to make her return Thursday night against the Phoenix Mercury. Fowles, the WNBA's all-time leading rebounder, who averaged 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds in just seven games in the "wubble," has been sidelined since aggravating a calf injury in the first quarter of Minnesota's loss to Las Vegas on Aug. 13. The fourth-seeded Lynx (14-8) went 8-6 without her counting the game she was sidelined, but four of the losses – including an 83-79 setback to the Mercury on Aug. 30 – came to teams still in the title hunt.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 11:38 pm
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Posted: September 16, 2020, 9:01 pm
One year later, the Los Angeles Sparks have a chance at some postseason revenge against the Connecticut Sun. The third-seeded Sparks take on the No. 7 Sun in a second-round matchup on Thursday night at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. In 2019, Los Angeles entered the postseason with a serious goal of winning the franchise's fourth WNBA title.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 4:31 pm
Shey Peddy scores a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Mercury an 85-84 victory over the Mystics. Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi combined for 47 points on the night.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 5:16 am
Shey Peddy made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 85-84 victory over the defending WNBA champion Washington Mystics on Tuesday night in the first round of the playoffs. ''For me to hit that shot against them is a fairy tale moment,'' said Peddy, who was cut by the Mystics last month. Leilani Mitchell went 1 of 2 from the free-throw line with 5.8 seconds remaining to give Washington an 84-82 lead.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 4:24 am
Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith lead the charge in the scoring column to help the Phoenix Mercury advance to the Second Round of the ATTTPlayoffs.Diana Taurasi: 23 PTS, 6 AST, 4 REBSkylar Diggins-Smith: 24 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
Posted: September 16, 2020, 4:05 am
With the time expiring and a trip to the Second Round of the ATTPlayoffs on the line, Shey Peddy knocked down this 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phoenix Mercury the 85-84 win over the Washington Mystics
Posted: September 16, 2020, 3:29 am
Alyssa Thomas scores 26 points and grabs 13 rebounds as the Sun knock off the Sky, 94-81. DeWanna Bonner added 23 points for Connecticut.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 2:27 am
Alyssa Thomas scored a playoff career-high 26 PTS, 13 REB, and 8 AST in the Connecticut Sun's 94-81 First Round win over the Chicago Sky.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 1:41 am
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, DeWanna Bonner added 23 points and 12 boards, and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun beat the No. 6 seed Chicago Sky 94-81 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the playoffs.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 1:18 am
As the WNBA Playoffs get set to tip off on Tuesday, the Phoenix Mercury is feeling confident as the team has adopted the mindset of taking it one game at a time and role players step up to play big minutes. The 5th seeded Mercury will face the No. 8 seed Washington Mystics on Tuesday
Posted: September 15, 2020, 7:56 pm
Courtney Vandersloot got a little help to record her 220th assist of the season, making her the first player in WNBA history to average 10 assists a game. The one who boosted Vandersloot's assist total? Vandersloot, the Chicago Sky point guard, finished the 22-game regular season with 219 assists, meaning she averaged 9.95 per game.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 2:27 pm
A'ja Wilson has been the cornerstone of the Las Vegas franchise since she was drafted and took her game to another level this season, earning her The Associated Press WNBA player of the year honors. The former No. 1 overall pick three years ago led the Aces to an 18-4 record during the shortened season and the top seed in the WNBA playoffs that begin Tuesday in Bradenton, Florida. ''She knows who she is, she knows where she's going,'' said Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 2:26 pm
As the league's record-setter in assists for two straight years before becoming the first WNBA player in history to average 10 assists – albeit in the wubble-shortened 2020 season -- Chicago Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot is the ultimate helper offensively. Vandersloot, who also led the league in average assists in 2017 while finishing second in total, has racked up 996 assists in the last four seasons, marked by her record total of 300 last year. Given her efforts in the "wubble," she likely would have eclipsed that mark in a full 34-game season, but Vandersloot did have the consolation of being the first player to average at least 10 assists.
Posted: September 14, 2020, 11:49 pm
Sunday was the 21st so-called "sports equinox", where the big four North American men's team sports leagues play. There were a LOT of other games and matches, too.
Posted: September 14, 2020, 8:00 pm
The WNBA playoff field is finally set and will tipoff Tuesday now that the league's abridged 22-game season has come to an end. The postseason will begin Tuesday with the defending champion Washington Mystics taking on Diana Taurasi and Phoenix in a single elimination game in the opening round. Chicago will face Connecticut in the other opening round later Tuesday night.
Posted: September 14, 2020, 5:36 pm
It certainly wasn't easy, but the Washington Mystics found a way to reach the postseason. The No. 8 seed Mystics begin defense of their WNBA championship on Tuesday night in the first round against the fifth-seeded Mercury at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Less than two weeks ago, it seemed a tall order that Washington would be one of the eight teams competing in the playoffs.
Posted: September 14, 2020, 4:20 pm
The two WNBA legends sat down to re-live their career of intense matchups — starting in their college days at Connecticut & Tennessee, continuing in their professional careers in Detroit and Indiana.
Posted: September 14, 2020, 7:00 am
Ariel Atkins scores 26 points and 5 assists as Washington put away Atlanta for playoff spot, 85-78. Betnijah Laney added 27 points for the Dream
Posted: September 13, 2020, 11:51 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Ariel Atkins scored 26 points and the Washington Mystics clinched the eighth and final seed to the playoffs with an 85-78 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 11:11 pm
Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points, and her three-point play with 12.4 seconds left helped carry Dallas past the New York Liberty 82-79 on Sunday, keeping the Wings' playoff hopes alive. The Wings (8-14) needed help to earn the No. 8 spot, but Washington beat Atlanta later in the day to secure the final playoff position. Ogunbowale gave Dallas the lead for good when she banked in a 12-foot runner going to her left after getting hit by Amanda Zahui B. on the drive.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 10:50 pm
Dearica Hamby goes off for 23 points and 8 assists as Las Vegas beat Seattle, 86-84. Jewell Loyd added 30 points and 4 assist for the Storm.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 10:28 pm
Jewell Loyd hit the 30 point mark for the second time this season in the Seattle Storm's 86-84 loss to the Las Vegas Aces
Posted: September 13, 2020, 9:55 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- A'ja Wilson and Dearica Hamby each scored 23 points and the Las Vegas Aces secured the top seed in the playoffs with an 86-84 win over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 9:43 pm
A'ja Wilson wheeled in 23 PTS and shot 50 percent from the field, while Dearica Hamby also put up 23 PTS and shot 66.7 percent (4-for-6 3 P FGM) from beyond the arc in the Las Vegas Aces 86-84 win against the Seattle Storm.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 9:39 pm
Arike Ogunbowale's game-high 26 points lead the Dallas Wings to an 82-79 win over the New York Liberty.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 7:17 pm
The goal is simple for the reigning WNBA champion Washington Mystics: win their final regular-season game and they'll have a chance to defend that title. A season-high fourth straight victory in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Atlanta Dream will secure the Mystics that eighth and final playoff spot inside the "Wubble" at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. There was a time not long ago when it seemed the playoffs weren't in the cards for Washington (8-13).
Posted: September 13, 2020, 1:04 am
As poor as the Dallas Wings have played of late, they still have a chance to make the playoffs. Dealing with injuries to a couple of key contributors, the Wings need a win over the last-place New York on Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to keep those postseason hopes alive. For a good chunk of the last two weeks, Dallas (7-14) held the eighth and final playoff spot.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 1:02 am
The No. 1 seed for the WNBA playoffs is at stake Sunday when the Seattle Storm square off against the Las Vegas Aces. Seattle (18-3) leads Las Vegas (17-4) by one game, but a victory by the Aces would give them the top spot by virtue of sweeping the head-to-head series, having beaten the Storm 82-74 on Aug. 22. Bill Laimbeer's team, though, got to this point on the strength of a five-game winning streak after defeating Los Angeles 84-70 on Saturday to clinch the double bye.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 12:58 am
Napheesa Collier puts up 23 points on 10-14 shooting in the Lynx win.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 12:43 am
Rachel Banham and Napheesa Collier combine for 52 points as Minnesota beat Indiana, 98-86. Kelsey Mitchell added 20 points for the Fever
Posted: September 13, 2020, 12:38 am
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Rachel Banham made seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points, both career highs, and the Minnesota Lynx completed their regular season with a 98-86 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 12:16 am
HIGHLIGHTS: Damiris Dantas (15 Pts., 8 Ast., 6 Reb.) Vs. Fever
Posted: September 12, 2020, 11:36 pm
HIGHLIGHTS: Rachel Banham (29 Pts., 10 Ast.) Vs. Fever
Posted: September 12, 2020, 11:26 pm
HIGHLIGHTS: Napheesa Collier (23 Pts., 8 Reb., 2 Ast.) Vs. Fever
Posted: September 12, 2020, 11:18 pm
A'ja Wilson scores 19 points and grabs 8 rebounds as Las Vegas beat Los Angeles, 84-70. Nneka Ogwumike added 24 points and 7 rebounds the Sparks.
Posted: September 12, 2020, 10:04 pm
A'ja Wilson scored 19 points with eight rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Los Angeles Sparks 84-70 on Saturday to clinch a top-two finish and a double-bye into the playoff semifinals that comes with it. The Aces (17-4) take on first-place Seattle (18-3) in a regular-season finale on Sunday to try and secure the No. 1 seed. Angel McCoughtry added 18 points and six rebounds and Kayla McBride 17 points and six assists for the Aces, who won their fifth straight game.
Posted: September 12, 2020, 9:52 pm
Kayla McBride Assists in Los Angeles Sparks vs. Las Vegas Aces
Posted: September 12, 2020, 9:15 pm
Las Vegas Aces Highlights vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Posted: September 12, 2020, 9:13 pm
Las Vegas Aces Top Points vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Posted: September 12, 2020, 9:13 pm