The Washington Mystics were thrilled to pull out a close win in the playoffs. Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points and hit a crucial turnaround jumper late, Emma Meesseman added a career postseason high 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Mystics held on for a 97-95 victory over the Las Vegas Aces in Game
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:09 am
Connecticut checked off the first box on its postseason to-do list: winning a playoff game for the first time since 2012. Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Connecticut offense and the Sun opened the WNBA semifinals with an 84-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 18, 2019, 2:18 am
Connecticut protected its home court as they’ve done all season long with a victory over Los Angeles thanks to a double-double from Alyssa Thomas.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:49 am
The New York Liberty will have the No. 1 pick in next year's WNBA draft for the first time in franchise history. One of the original WNBA teams, the Liberty won the draft lottery Tuesday night. New York had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a 44.2% chance.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:07 am
Chiney Ogwumike is praising security after she and her sister were rushed by a fan following the Los Angeles Sparks playoff win at the Staples Center on Sunday. Speaking before the Sparks' semifinal game at Connecticut on Tuesday, Ogwumike said arena security defused the situation ''in the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 17, 2019, 11:50 pm
The Las Vegas Aces' reward for one of the biggest shots in WNBA playoff history is a date with arguably the best offensive team in the league's history as they open their best-of-five semifinal series against the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night in the nation's capital. The fourth-seeded
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:16 pm
The Las Vegas Aces' reward for one of the biggest shots in WNBA playoff history is a date with arguably the best offensive team in the league's history as they open their best-of-five semifinal series against the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night in the nation's capital. The fourth-seeded
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:16 pm
The Connecticut Sun had the second-best record in the WNBA this season, yet they begin their playoff journey feeling like an underdog. With something to prove, the No. 2 seed Sun host the surging No. 3 Los Angeles Sparks in a Game 1 semifinal contest on Tuesday night. Of the four teams remaining in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2019, 4:19 pm
The Connecticut Sun had the second-best record in the WNBA this season, yet they begin their playoff journey feeling like an underdog. With something to prove, the No. 2 seed Sun host the surging No. 3 Los Angeles Sparks in a Game 1 semifinal contest on Tuesday night. Of the four teams remaining in
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 16, 2019, 4:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Year.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:48 pm
Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner during a burglary. Moore plans to be in the courtroom.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:18 pm
Dearica Hamby hit a shot from a few steps inside halfcourt with 5 seconds left to lift Las Vegas to a 93-92 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. With the Aces down by two, Hamby stole a pass from Courtney Vandersloot, took a dribble over halfcourt near the sideline
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2019, 12:31 am
The Los Angeles Sparks, under the guidance of first-year coach Derek Fisher, have battled through adversity all season and leaned on that experience in their single-elimination second-round playoff game with defending-champion Seattle. Chelsea Gray had 21 points and eight assists, Candace Parker added
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 15, 2019, 11:18 pm
Considering the Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces each posted road wins during the season series, it is fair to say there is not much in the way of home-court advantage heading into Sunday's second-round showdown in Las Vegas. Las Vegas (21-13) finished one game ahead of Chicago (20-14) and also won
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 14, 2019, 8:37 pm
Considering the Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces each posted road wins during the season series, it is fair to say there is not much in the way of home-court advantage heading into Sunday's second-round showdown in Las Vegas. Las Vegas (21-13) finished one game ahead of Chicago (20-14) and also won
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 14, 2019, 8:37 pm
There was plenty that could have kept the Los Angeles Sparks from reaching the postseason this year. Instead, they pressed on and now believe they're a contender for the franchise's fourth WNBA title. The surging, third-seeded Sparks begin that quest looking to continue their home dominance
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 14, 2019, 4:15 pm
There was plenty that could have kept the Los Angeles Sparks from reaching the postseason this year. Instead, they pressed on and now believe they're a contender for the franchise's fourth WNBA title. The surging, third-seeded Sparks begin that quest looking to continue their home dominance
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 14, 2019, 4:15 pm
Britney Griner also indicated that she would return to the Mercury.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:16 pm
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Jordin Canada scored a career-high 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the seventh-seeded Minnesota Lynx 84-74 Wednesday night in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 12, 2019, 4:22 am
Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game on Wednesday night. Astou Nadour and Stefanie Dolson added 16 points apiece for the Sky, who play at
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 12, 2019, 2:27 am
Phoenix center Brittney Griner returned to start the second half with a brace on her left knee after injuring it in the second quarter against Chicago on Wednesday night. Griner was setting a screen and was called for an offensive foul. Chicago guard Allie Quigley appeared to have her knee go into
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 12, 2019, 1:12 am
Elena Delle Donne put together a historic season in Washington and has been named the Associated Press WNBA player of the year. Delle Donne became the first WNBA player to shoot over 50% from the field (51.5%), 40% from behind the 3-point line (43%) and 90% from the foul line (97.4%). ''It
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 11, 2019, 5:44 pm
The Mercury will head into the Windy City short-handed as they will most likely be without Diana Taurasi. Phoenix's star guard has missed most of the season with back and hamstring injuries. ''Hopefully we can win and get her ready for Sunday,'' Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 11, 2019, 7:24 am
After sweeping the season series between the teams, the Chicago Sky hope their offensive firepower can once again overcome the league's top-scoring duo as they host the Phoenix Mercury in the first round of the WNBA playoffs Wednesday night. The Sky, who recorded their third 20-win season in franchise
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
After sweeping the season series between the teams, the Chicago Sky hope their offensive firepower can once again overcome the league's top-scoring duo as they host the Phoenix Mercury in the first round of the WNBA playoffs Wednesday night. The Sky, who recorded their third 20-win season in franchise
Posted: September 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
Despite playing this season without some of the greatest talent in the history of the WNBA, both the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx are back in the playoffs. Seattle did not have injured 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart (Achilles) and legend Sue Bird (knee) this season, while four-time champion Minnesota
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 10, 2019, 3:42 pm
Despite playing this season without some of the greatest talent in the history of the WNBA, both the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx are back in the playoffs. Seattle did not have injured 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart (Achilles) and legend Sue Bird (knee) this season, while four-time champion Minnesota
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 10, 2019, 3:42 pm
The Indiana Fever fired coach and general manager Pokey Chatman on Monday, a day after the team finished with a third straight losing season. ''It's always tough when looking at the personal side and being able to build friendships and relationships from that standpoint,'' said Tamika
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 10, 2019, 12:24 am
The WNBA has rescinded a technical foul against Chicago forward Astou Ndour, who was ejected for making contact with an official during the Sky's loss to Washington on Sunday. With 3:02 left in the second quarter, Ndour, whose first language isn't English, reached out to try to talk to referee
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 9, 2019, 5:41 pm
Candace Parker knows what she'll be doing after the WNBA season. The Los Angeles Sparks star is remaining with Turner Sports after signing a multiyear deal. Parker joined Turner for NCAA Tournament coverage in 2018 before expanding into NBA commentary last season.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 9, 2019, 4:50 pm
The WNBA's playoff bracket is set after a busy final day of the regular season. Washington, Connecticut and Los Angeles had already sealed up the top-three playoff spots before Sunday's contests. The Sparks will play Sunday against the worst remaining seed.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 9, 2019, 12:15 am
Liz Cambage had 21 points and A'ja Wilson scored eight of her 20 points in the final three-plus minutes to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Sunday, clinching the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. Wilson hit a jumper to tie the game at 89 and spark an 11-0 closing run by Las Vegas
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 11:01 pm
Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, making WNBA history along the way, and the regular-season champion Washington Mystics raced past the Chicago Sky 100-86 on Sunday. The Mystics (26-8), who lost to Seattle in the finals last year), have a double-bye into the semifinals and home court advantage throughout
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 10:59 pm
Kelsey Mitchell hit a WNBA regular season record nine 3-pointers, scoring 38 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 104-76 on Sunday. The Fever (13-21) finished the season on a high-note winning their last three games. The Sun (23-11), locked into the No. 2 seed and a double-bye
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 10:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Riquna Williams hit four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat Minnesota 77-68 on Sunday, ruining the Lynx's chance of hosting a playoff game in the first round.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 10:34 pm
Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd combined to score 30 of their 38 points in the first half and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 78-64 on Sunday, helping them clinch the No. 6 seed in playoffs. The Storm, the defending champions, will host No. 7 seed Minnesota in a single-elimination first-round
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 10:24 pm
Tina Charles scored 14 points, Amanda Zahui B added a double-double and the New York Liberty topped the Atlanta Dream 71-63 in a battle between the bottom two teams on Sunday, the last day of the WNBA season. The Liberty (10-24) had an 18-11 advantage in the third quarter to stretch a 44-38 halftime
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 10:10 pm
Having secured the top odds in the WNBA draft lottery, the New York Liberty look to salvage some pride in their season finale against the Atlanta Dream on Sunday and avoid finishing last in the 12-team league. The WNBA weighs its lottery on a rolling two-year record, and the Liberty (9-24) clinched
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 8, 2019, 3:13 am
Having secured the top odds in the WNBA draft lottery, the New York Liberty look to salvage some pride in their season finale against the Atlanta Dream on Sunday and avoid finishing last in the 12-team league. The WNBA weighs its lottery on a rolling two-year record, and the Liberty (9-24) clinched
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 3:13 am
Locked into the No. 2 seed for the WNBA playoffs, the Connecticut Sun have the option of resting their regulars in Sunday's finale against an Indiana Fever team trying to wrap up a season of progress on a positive note. Courtney Williams scored 25 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 14 for Connecticut
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 8, 2019, 3:10 am
Locked into the No. 2 seed for the WNBA playoffs, the Connecticut Sun have the option of resting their regulars in Sunday's finale against an Indiana Fever team trying to wrap up a season of progress on a positive note. Courtney Williams scored 25 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 14 for Connecticut
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 3:10 am
The Chicago Sky need a victory and some help for a top-four finish and a bye into the second round. The Washington Mystics have everything they need ahead of the postseason as the top seed and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale. The Sky (20-13)
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 8, 2019, 3:09 am
The Chicago Sky need a victory and some help for a top-four finish and a bye into the second round. The Washington Mystics have everything they need ahead of the postseason as the top seed and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale. The Sky (20-13)
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 8, 2019, 3:09 am
The Los Angeles Sparks are playing some of their best basketball of the season, and will be rewarded with a first-round bye. The Minnesota Lynx, meanwhile, are doing the same and also hope to open the postseason at home. Looking to secure a first-round home game, the visiting Lynx aim for a sixth straight
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 7, 2019, 7:26 pm
The Los Angeles Sparks are playing some of their best basketball of the season, and will be rewarded with a first-round bye. The Minnesota Lynx, meanwhile, are doing the same and also hope to open the postseason at home. Looking to secure a first-round home game, the visiting Lynx aim for a sixth straight
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 7, 2019, 7:26 pm
Like any playoff-bound team, the Seattle Storm are hoping to carry some momentum into the postseason. The visiting Storm can put themselves in position to host a first-round playoff game with a victory in their regular-season finale against the Dallas Wings on Sunday. With stars Breanna Stewart and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 7, 2019, 5:25 pm
Like any playoff-bound team, the Seattle Storm are hoping to carry some momentum into the postseason. The visiting Storm can put themselves in position to host a first-round playoff game with a victory in their regular-season finale against the Dallas Wings on Sunday. With stars Breanna Stewart and
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 7, 2019, 5:25 pm
A road-heavy finish to the regular season has played a part in the Las Vegas Aces' current struggles. An apparent injury to star Liz Cambage might drain even more of their confidence as the postseason approaches. With or without Cambage, the Aces can earn the No. 4 seed in the playoffs by snapping
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: September 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

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