WNBA players stood up for social justice while fighting for a championship, which was one of many inspiring sports stories in a trying year.
Posted: November 26, 2020, 1:55 am
It's been a difficult last few months for former Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka. ''I couldn't be quiet and ignore or make it look like nothing was happening in my country,'' Leuchanka said in a Zoom interview. Leuchanka was aware of all of the support she received from the WNBA players and their union and their stand this summer for social justice.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 7:44 pm
WNBA star Chiney Ogwumike wants to educate people on the importance of voting and the #EndSARS movement
The Los Angeles Sparks star made history in August when she became the first Black woman on ESPN to host a national radio show.
Posted: November 3, 2020, 1:33 am
The Sparks All-Star said she was spurred by Texas' decision to limit ballot drop boxes to only one per county.
Posted: October 29, 2020, 9:46 pm
The 2020 WNBA champions have made their pick. It's not a surprise.
Posted: October 21, 2020, 11:08 pm
Russell Wilson has the Seahawks ready to match the Seattle Storm's 2020 championship.
Posted: October 12, 2020, 2:30 pm
Former WNBA star Cappie Pondexter was arrested on suspicion of battery Tuesday as part of a citizen's arrest in Los Angeles, police said. Previous media reports had said the 37-year-old former guard was missing earlier this week. LAPD Officer Mike Chan said Thursday the alleged incident was not witnessed by police, who made the arrest based on a private person's complaint.
Posted: October 9, 2020, 3:46 am
Australia's Women's National Basketball League is moving to northern Queensland state for a shortened season starting next month. Queensland state managed to control COVID-19 outbreaks better than most in Australia. As a result, many of the country's professional sports leagues moved teams and matches to the so-called Sunshine State over the past six months in order to complete their pandemic-interrupted seasons.
Posted: October 9, 2020, 2:43 am
The Seattle Storm has planted its flag in league history after winning the franchise's 4th WNBA title Tuesday night. With a 2-0 lead against the Las Vegas Aces, they found themselves in a close game early as the Aces fought to keep their title hopes alive. But the Storm would go on a surge that would lead them to a 92-59 victory to sweep the Aces for the title. Breanna Stewart led all scorers with 26 points and earned WNBA Finals MVP while Sue Bird won her 4th WNBA title, all with the Seattle Storm.
Posted: October 8, 2020, 5:14 pm
The Seattle Storm guard spoke after the team clinched the franchise’s fourth WNBA title.
Posted: October 7, 2020, 3:08 pm
Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm never really got a chance to defend their 2018 championship because of key injuries. If the team can stay healthy next year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Storm contend for a third championship in four years and become the first team to win consecutive titles since the 2001-02 Los Angeles Sparks. ''I don't know if any of us are thinking that way,'' Stewart said after the Storm completed a three-game sweep of the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday night by setting a WNBA Finals record with a 33-point win.
Posted: October 7, 2020, 6:25 am
Seattle's young core talent looks unstoppable.
Posted: October 7, 2020, 3:12 am
Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird helped Seattle finish off a dominant season with another championship. The dynamic duo powered the Storm to their second title in three seasons. Stewart scored 26 points and Seattle completed a sweep of the Las Vegas Aces with a 92-59 rout Tuesday night.
Posted: October 7, 2020, 2:34 am
Breanna Stewart scores 26 points to lead the Storm to a win over the Aces, 92-59, as Seattle wins the 2020 WNBA Finals.
Posted: October 7, 2020, 2:12 am
Breanna Stewart led all scorers with 26 PTS to lead the Seattle Storm to their 4th WNBA Championship!
Posted: October 7, 2020, 2:10 am
History beckons to the Seattle Storm, who look to become only the third four-time WNBA champions and complete a sweep of the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday night in Game 3 of the finals. The Storm are looking to join the Houston Comets and the Minnesota Lynx - the team they swept aside in the semifinals - as the only four-time champions in league history. After a star turn by Breanna Stewart powered a Game 1 victory, it was a more collaborative effort in Sunday's 104-91 victory in Game 2.
Posted: October 6, 2020, 12:31 am
Sue Bird is playing some of her best basketball during this year's WNBA playoffs as she nears a milestone birthday, joining the likes of Tom Brady and LeBron James of superstar athletes defying Father Time and still performing at a high level. Bird, who will turn 40 next week, has Seattle one victory away from winning the franchise's fourth WNBA title since the Storm drafted her No. 1 in 2002. ''Through my career, I'm lucky in a way,'' Bird said.
Posted: October 5, 2020, 8:10 pm
Stewart scored 22 points to lead five Storm players in double figures in a 104-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday in Game 2 of the best-of-five series. ''This is our moment to really finish the series and take home the championship,'' Stewart said. The score doesn't indicate it,'' said Sue Bird, who ran the show on all three of the Storm's titles.
Posted: October 4, 2020, 10:38 pm
Breanna Stewart scores 22 points while Alysha Clark and Natasha Howard both add 21 as the Storm go up 2-0 in the WNBA Finals.
Posted: October 4, 2020, 10:06 pm
A'ja Wilson scored 20 PTS on 8-17 shooting in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals vs. the Seattle Storm.Wilson also finished with 2 BLK shots.
Posted: October 4, 2020, 9:29 pm
The Seattle Storm are making things look relatively easy this postseason. Following an impressive showing in the opener of their WNBA Finals, the Storm look to take a 2-0 lead over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday afternoon at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Breanna Stewart scored 37 points - 11 in the fourth quarter - and pulled down 15 rebounds while blocking four shots to help the Storm to a 93-80 opening win on Friday night.
Posted: October 4, 2020, 2:02 am
Bill Laimbeer has usually found ways for his team to bounce back after they've been routed in playoff games. ''You make a couple adjustments, but you can't make a lot of adjustments,'' Laimbeer said. Laimbeer credits that mentality to his playing days when he helped the Detroit Pistons win NBA titles.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 8:12 pm
Breanna Stewart totaled 37 PTS, the 2nd-most scored in a WNBA Playoff game ever. She also chipped in 15 REB alongside 4 BLKS while shooting 5-8 from beyond the arc. (October 3, 2020)
Posted: October 3, 2020, 4:38 pm
Sue Bird set a standard for assists in the WNBA Finals. Bird shattered the previous single-game mark for assists in the finals getting 16 in the Seattle Storm's 93-80 win over the Las Vegas Aces on Friday night in the opening game of the best-of-five series. ''I think the way that our team plays and the way that our offense is kind of constructed, which actually dates back to even when Jenny Boucek was our coach, it was always about just finding the open player and moving it in a way where it would create opportunities,'' Bird said.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 3:31 am
The Seattle Storm's lead down to two with a quarter left, Breanna Stewart took over. The big-game player scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter and finished with 37 to help the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-80 on Friday night in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. ''Been here whether its college, WNBA or USA continuing to embrace that moment and take advantage of it.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 3:14 am
Sue Bird dished out a finals and playoffs record 16 AST in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals vs. the Las Vegas Aces.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 2:03 am
Breanna Stewart erupted for 37 points to help lead the Storm to a 93-80 win over the Aces in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 2:00 am
Breanna Stewart goes off in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals to lead the Storm over the Aces.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 1:49 am
In Game 1 of the 2020 WNBA Finals, Sue Bird records 10 first half assists, which is the most assists by a player in a half of the WNBA Finals.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 1:33 am
Angel McCoughtry 3-pointers in Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm
Posted: October 3, 2020, 1:13 am
In Game 1 of the 2020 WNBA Finals Sue Bird records 10 first half assists, which is the most assists by a player in a half of the WNBA Finals.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 12:06 am
Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart just don't lose when they reach basketball's biggest stage. Whether competing in the Olympics, for an NCAA championship or in the WNBA Finals, Seattle's stars have always come out on top. The pair have helped USA Basketball win the last four gold medals at the Olympics with Bird being a part of all of them.
Posted: October 1, 2020, 8:22 pm
The Seattle Storm forward reflects on winning the 2018 WNBA title, how a season-ending injury in 2019 changed her perspective on basketball and ultimately inspired a return to the WNBA championship series in 2020.
Posted: October 1, 2020, 7:47 pm
For the fourth time in five seasons the best two teams in the WNBA will square off for the championship when Seattle and Las Vegas play in the finals. Las Vegas needed to beat Connecticut in a decisive fifth game of the semifinals on Tuesday to reach the finals for the second time franchise history. The Silver Stars were swept in three games by Bill Laimbeer's Detroit Shock that season.
Posted: September 30, 2020, 1:14 pm
A'ja Wilson scores 23 points to go along with 11 rebounds as the Aces get the win over the Sun, 66-63 as the Aces punch their ticket to the WNBA Finals.
Posted: September 30, 2020, 4:02 am
With a trip to the WNBA Finals in the balance, league MVP A'ja Wilson took over and carried the Las Vegas Aces to the championship round. Wilson had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry added 20 points and the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces held off the No. 7 seed Connecticut Sun 66-63 on Tuesday night to advance to the franchise's second WNBA Finals. Las Vegas will play on Friday against Seattle, which advanced to its second championship series in three seasons on Sunday after sweeping Minnesota.
Posted: September 30, 2020, 2:17 am
A'ja Wilson Posts 23 points & 11 rebounds vs. Connecticut Sun
Posted: September 30, 2020, 1:42 am
A'ja Wilson Blocks in Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun
Posted: September 30, 2020, 1:42 am
Angel McCoughtry Steals in Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun
Posted: September 30, 2020, 1:41 am
Angel McCoughtry put up 15 PTS in the first half of Game 5 against the Sun (September 29, 2020).
Posted: September 30, 2020, 12:45 am
For the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun, it all comes down to one game. With a spot in the WNBA Finals on the line, the Aces and Sun meet for their decisive Game 5 of this semifinal series on Tuesday night at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. While Seattle swept its way through a semifinal series against Minnesota, Las Vegas forced this game with an 84-75 win over Connecticut on Sunday.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:07 pm
Sue Bird remembers thinking when she was younger as Seattle was winning its first championship in 2004 that it was easy to get there and the Storm would be back often. The WNBA's career assist leader, who is a few weeks shy of turning 40, has the Storm back in the finals for the fourth time in her illustrious career after the team swept Minnesota in the best-of-five semifinals, winning Game 3 by 92-71 on Sunday. ''When you're younger, you think it's always going to happen,'' said Bird after a 16-point, nine-assist performance in the win.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:59 am
Breanna Stewart put forth a career effort to get the Seattle Storm back to the WNBA Finals. Stewart scored a career playoff-high 31 points - tying Seattle's franchise playoff record - and Sue Bird had 16 points and nine assists, and the Storm beat Minnesota 92-71 on Sunday to sweep the Lynx and advance to the championship round for the second time in three seasons.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:14 pm
Sue Bird scored 16 PTS and threw out 9 dimes in the Seattle Storm's 92-71 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:03 pm
The Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 92-71 to advance the the WNBA Finals.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:58 pm
HIGHLIGHTS: Crystal Dangerfield (16 Pts., 5 Reb., 2 Ast.) Vs. Storm
Posted: September 27, 2020, 8:36 pm
HIGHLIGHTS: Napheesa Collier (22 Pts., 15 Reb., 3 BS) Vs. Storm
Posted: September 27, 2020, 8:31 pm
HIGHLIGHTS: Damiris Dantas (16 Pts., 7 Reb., 4 Ast.) Vs. Storm
Posted: September 27, 2020, 8:22 pm
Angel McCoughtry said she received some inspirational advice from Elena Delle Donne before the game and applied it to keep Las Vegas' season alive. McCoughtry scored 16 of her 29 points in the third quarter as Las Vegas took control and the Aces beat the Sun 84-75 on Sunday in Game 4 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals. ''It helped (talking) with people who had been in that position, who had won it and done it,'' McCoughtry said.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:51 pm
The Las Vegas Aces forced a Game 5 with a 84-75 win over the Connecticut Sun
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:46 pm
A'ja Wilson Posts 18 points & 13 rebounds vs. Connecticut Sun
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:32 pm