• Rutgers hires coach Coquese Washington as Stringer’s successor

    Rutgers hired Coquese Washington as its next women’s basketball head coach Monday, after Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer announced her retirement last month. Washington, who most recently worked as Notre Dame’s associate coach, signed a six-year contract through the 2027-28 season worth $4.625 million in total compensation plus performance incentives. Washington was Penn State’s […]

  • Liberty, Lynx both looking for a lift

    This isn’t the start the New York Liberty envisioned, but a four-game losing streak, including consecutive blowout losses, and a couple of near-league records for futility are their reality. The only way out is to play better, starting Tuesday night when the Liberty (1-4) visit the also struggling Minnesota Lynx (1-6) in Minneapolis. New York […]

  • Surging Sky look to hand Fever a fifth straight loss

    With 36-year-old Candace Parker playing at a high level and Kahleah Copper back in the mix, the Chicago Sky appear poised for some sustained success. That likely doesn’t bode well for the Indiana Fever, who haven’t won since May 13. The Sky (3-2) will try to hand the visiting Fever (2-6) a fifth consecutive loss […]

  • Top tandems square off as Wings visit Sun

    The Dallas Wings visit the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night in a showdown of two of the best teams in the WNBA. The Wings (4-2) have won their last two while the Sun (4-1) have rattled off four consecutive wins. On Sunday, Dallas overcame a two-point halftime deficit to roll past Minnesota 94-78 thanks to […]

  • Celtics’ Marcus Smart out for Game 4, Robert Williams III available

    Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart will miss Monday night’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the visiting Miami Heat due to his sprained right ankle. Smart sustained the injury in Game 3 and the ankle remained swollen some 48 hours later. In another note, big man Robert Williams III is set to […]

  • Warriors ‘focused’ and seeking sweep of Mavericks

    The Golden State Warriors look to become the first team since Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls to make six trips to the NBA Finals over an eight-year stretch by closing out the host Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night. The Warriors rode a familiar script — a greater depth of […]

  • Report: Wolves hire Nuggets president Tim Connelly on 5-year deal

    The Minnesota Timberwolves finalized a five-year deal with Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly to have him lead their front office, ESPN reported Monday. The contract is worth more than $40 million and includes ownership equity, per the report. It would make him among the NBA’s highest-paid executives. Connelly became general manager of […]

  • Heat G Tyler Herro (groin) ruled out for Game 4

    Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro has been ruled out of Monday night’s Game 4 against the Boston Celtics with a groin injury. Jimmy Butler (knee), Kyle Lowry (hamstring), Max Strus (hamstring), Gabe Vincent (hamstring) and P.J. Tucker (knee) will all warm up with the intent to play, the team said. All are officially listed as […]

  • Warriors shut down Mavericks to take 3-0 series lead

    The Golden State Warriors are one win away from another trip to the NBA Finals. They’re doing it as a team. And there’s nothing Luka Doncic has been able to do about it. Doncic had his second consecutive 40-point game Sunday night, but the Warriors countered with quality efforts from several players, including Stephen Curry […]

  • Report: Juwan Howard declines Lakers’ coaching overture

    Michigan Wolverines coach Juwan Howard recently declined an overture by the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA team’s head-coaching position, ESPN reported Sunday. Howard will remain at his alma mater, where he will coach his two sons — Jace and Jett — next season, ESPN reported, citing sources. Jace will be a junior and Jett […]

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler questionable for Game 4; Celtics also ailing

    Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for Monday’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals after missing the second half of the team’s victory in Game 3. Butler is dealing with right knee inflammation that has bothered him periodically during the postseason. He also missed the clinching Game 5 of the first-round […]

  • Candace Parker’s historic triple-double pushes Sky past Mystics

    Candace Parker became the third player in WNBA history to record multiple career triple-doubles and the Chicago Sky displayed their championship DNA in an 82-73 road victory at the Washington Mystics on Sunday afternoon. Parker, the two-time league MVP, posted 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. She led six Sky players in double-figure scoring. […]

  • Sun roll to fourth straight win in Indiana

    Brionna Jones and Alyssa Thomas each had 18 points and six rebounds apiece as the Connecticut Sun won their fourth straight game Sunday afternoon, taking a 92-70 road win over the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis. The Sun (4-1) won without star forward DeWanna Bonner, who was sidelined for rest. Additionally, starting guard Jasmine Thomas left […]

  • Streaking Aces looking to extend Sparks’ slump

    The Las Vegas Aces look to complete a perfect four-game homestand on Monday when they host the slumping Los Angeles Sparks in a Commissioner’s Cup matchup. Las Vegas (6-1) won its fourth straight on Saturday, hitting triple-digits for the second time this season in a 100-80 rout of Phoenix. The Aces scored a franchise-record 38 […]

  • Celtics need Jayson Tatum to impact Game 4 vs. Heat

    Jayson Tatum had a pain the neck after Game 3 instead of being one to the Miami Heat. After a subpar performance, the host Boston Celtics badly need their star forward to regain his form as they try to even the Eastern Conference finals at two wins apiece on Monday night. Tatum never found a […]

  • Mavericks fined $100K for latest bench violation

    The NBA fined the Dallas Mavericks $100,000 on Sunday for continuing to violate league rules on bench decorum. The latest violations occurred during a 126-117 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in San Francisco. “On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the […]

  • Marina Mabrey helps lift Wings over Lynx

    Marina Mabrey had 22 points and Arike Ogunbowale added 20, and the Dallas bench was a huge factor as the Wings dismantled the visiting Minnesota Lynx 94-78 on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The Wings trailed by two points at halftime but swept to the lead via a definitive run early in the third period and […]

  • Bam Adebayo shines as Heat hold off Celtics in Game 3

    Bam Adebayo was missing in action in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals. A bit of soul-searching and an upgrade in aggressiveness made a major difference in Game 3 as the Miami Heat center played one of the top games of his five-year career and repeatedly made demonstrative plays indicative of his […]

  • Jimmy Butler (knee) ruled out for remainder of G3

    Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was ruled out for the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics due to right knee inflammation. Butler scored eight points in 20 first-half minutes but Victor Oladipo started in his place in the third quarter. The Heat subsequently announced Butler was done […]

  • Celtics’ Robert Williams III (knee) ruled out for Game 3

    Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams III was ruled out with left knee soreness Saturday before the start of Game 3 against the Miami Heat. He was added to the injury report earlier in the day. Daniel Theis started in place of Williams with the series split after the first two games. Williams played in […]

  • Mystics aim to keep rolling against visiting Sky

    Just two seasons after winning the WNBA Finals, the Washington Mystics missed the playoffs in 2021. The Mystics (5-1) are off to a good start in their bid to right the ship. They’ll look to continue their good fortune on Sunday afternoon when they host the Chicago Sky in Washington, D.C. The Mystics came from […]

  • Sun aim to complete home-and-home sweep of Fever

    The Connecticut Sun and the Indiana Fever will square off for the second time in three days when they meet on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis. The Sun (3-1) had six players score in double figures during their 94-85 victory over the Fever (2-5) on Friday in Uncasville, Conn. In her second game this season, DeWanna […]

  • Kelsey Plum scores 24 as Aces rout Mercury

    Kelsey Plum racked up 24 points and Jackie Young tallied 20 points as the Las Vegas Aces were buoyed by a huge third quarter to defeat the visiting Phoenix Mercury 100-80 on Saturday afternoon. Chelsea Gray and Dearica Hamby both added 13 points for the Aces (6-1), who won their fourth game in a row. […]

  • Liberty sign former top rookie Crystal Dangerfield

    The New York Liberty signed 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield to a hardship contract, the team announced Saturday. Dangerfield, 24, will be with the team Tuesday when it opens a three-game road trip against the Minnesota Lynx. Dangerfield, a guard, was an immediate hit as a member of the Lynx in 2020 […]