• Sparks open season-ending homestand vs. Sun

    The Los Angeles Sparks cling to playoff aspirations heading into a three-game homestand to conclude the regular season, beginning Tuesday against the visiting Connecticut Sun. Los Angeles (13-20) pulled out of a six-game losing streak on Sunday with a 79-76 win at Washington, salvaging the final date of a four-game road swing. The Sparks won […]

  • Dream face Aces clinging to a playoff spot

    The Las Vegas Aces are preparing themselves for a potentially deep run in the WNBA playoffs. The Atlanta Dream still have work to do to in order to reach the postseason as they visit the second-place Aces on Tuesday night. Coach Becky Hammon adjusted her starting lineup before the Aces (23-10) finished off an 89-81 […]

  • Storm look to regain form against first-place Sky

    In a matchup of two playoff-bound teams, one on a hot streak and one enduring a lull, the Seattle Storm will pay a visit to the Chicago Sky on Tuesday evening. The first-place Sky (25-8) have won 10 of their past 12 games, while the fourth-place Storm (20-13) have dropped five of their past eight […]

  • Sparks players sleep in airport after flight canceled

    Several players for the Los Angeles Sparks had to sleep in an airport Sunday night after their flight was canceled. The Sparks defeated the Mystics 79-76 in Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon. Their flight home was reportedly delayed, then canceled at 1 a.m. and finally rescheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. Seven-time All-Star Nneka Ogwumike shared […]

  • Lynx stave off Dream, keeping playoff dreams alive

    Kayla McBride recorded 20 points and six assists to help the Minnesota Lynx register a crucial 81-71 victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream on Sunday night. Moriah Jefferson added 18 points and six assists as the Lynx (13-20) kept their playoff hopes alive. Rachel Banham scored 12 points for Minnesota. Rhyne Howard and Aari McDonald […]

  • Michigan State lands 4-star SF Coen Carr

    Four-star small forward recruit Coen Carr announced Tuesday he will play college basketball at Michigan State. Carr was ranked No. 59 overall in the Class of 2023 and No. 10 among small forwards by the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s the fourth player from the class to commit to the Spartans, all of them four-stars. Michigan […]

  • Spurs sign veteran C Gorgui Dieng

    The San Antonio Spurs announced the signing Tuesday of center Gorgui Dieng. Terms were not disclosed, with The Athletic reporting a one-year deal. Dieng, 32, averaged 3.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 8.4 minutes in 44 games (three starts) with Atlanta in 2021-22. The 6-foot-10 veteran played in 16 games with the Spurs in 2020-21, averaging […]

  • Reports: NBA players need vaccine to play in Canada in ’22-23

    NBA teams were informed Monday by the league that players must have either received a primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or obtained medical clearance from being vaccinated to play games in Canada this upcoming season, according to Bleacher Report and ESPN. Players who fail to meet Canada’s vaccine requirements will not be paid for […]

  • After Kevin Durant’s ultimatum, Nets owner backs coach, GM

    Megastar Kevin Durant issued an ultimatum to the Brooklyn Nets — choose between me or coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks — multiple media outlets reported Monday. Nets owner Joe Tsai subsequently appeared to back his staff over the player, tweeting Monday evening, “Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We […]

  • Hawks sign G Trent Forrest to 2-way contract

    The Atlanta Hawks signed free agent guard Trent Forrest to a two-way contract on Monday. Terms were not released. Forrest, 24, has averaged 3.1 points in 90 career games (six starts) for the Utah Jazz (2020-22). The Jazz signed Forrest as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2020-21 season. –Field Level Media

  • Report: Bulls rookie F Justin Lewis suffers knee injury

    Chicago Bulls rookie Justin Lewis sustained a serious knee injury in a recent workout, NBC Sports Chicago reported. There is concern the 20-year-old forward could have a torn ACL and he will undergo further testing, per the report. Undrafted out of Marquette, Lewis agreed to a deal with the Bulls on June 23 and averaged […]

  • Sun crush Sparks’ playoff hopes with 24-point rout

    Alyssa Thomas posted 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists and the Connecticut Sun eliminated the host Los Angeles Sparks from postseason contention in a 93-69 rout on Thursday night. Connecticut (24-11) never trailed after pulling ahead midway through the first quarter, but a 28-14 third quarter blew the game open. The Sun held the […]

  • Aces sit atop standings with win over Sky

    Kelsey Plum scored 25 points and Jackie Young added 22 as the Las Vegas Aces took over the top spot in the WNBA with an 89-78 victory over the visiting Chicago Sky on Thursday night. A’ja Wilson and Riquna Williams added 12 points apiece for the Aces, who share the same record (25-10) as the […]

  • Playoff hopes on the line, Mercury down two stars vs. Wings

    The Phoenix Mercury, locked in a five-way battle for the final two spots in the WNBA playoffs, will be without leading scorer Skylar Diggins-Smith when they host the Dallas Wings on Friday night. Phoenix (14-20) is fighting Minnesota, Atlanta and New York, who all had identical records entering Thursday. Los Angeles is one game behind […]

  • Report: Mystics F Myisha Hines-Allen enters protocol

    Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen is not traveling with the team for Friday night’s game at Indiana. The Washington Post said she will be placed into the league’s health and safety protocol after missing practice on Wednesday. Hines-Allen, 25, is averaging 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 34 games (15 starts) this season. […]

  • Storm seek sweep of Lynx in Sylvia Fowles’ farewell

    It’s been dubbed “Syl’s Final Ride,” an ode to Sylvia Fowles’ final WNBA season and her love of bike riding. Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx are hopeful that Friday night’s home game with the Seattle Storm isn’t her final appearance at the Target Center in Minneapolis. At 14-20, Minnesota is one of four teams tied […]

  • Mercury G Skylar Diggins-Smith out for regular season

    Phoenix Mercury leading scorer Skylar Diggins-Smith will miss the final two games of the regular season. The team confirmed Thursday that the six-time All-Star guard is out for personal reasons. The Mercury, fighting for a playoff spot, plan to sign a replacement player ahead of Friday night’s home game against the Dallas Wings. Diggins-Smith missed […]

  • Playoff berths at stake as Liberty visit Dream

    The Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty are among four teams battling for the last two playoff spots as they meet twice this weekend to end the regular season. Atlanta will host the first game Friday night before heading to New York for the rematch on Sunday afternoon. The Dream, Liberty, Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix […]

  • Mystics seek hot finish against ice-cold Fever

    Perhaps a final home-and-home set with the last-place Indiana Fever will help the Washington Mystics get back on track and build momentum for the playoffs. Looking to avoid a season-high third straight defeat, the Mystics can extend the Fever’s franchise-record losing skid to 17 games on Friday night in Indianapolis. Fifth-place Washington (20-14) is locked […]

  • Michigan State signs Tom Izzo to lifetime contract

    Michigan State and Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Thursday they have agreed to a lifetime contract. The contract still needs formal approval at the next meeting of Michigan State’s Board of Trustees in September, but that will be a formality for the coach who has led the Spartans’ program since 1995. Officially, […]

  • NBA to retire the late Bill Russell’s No. 6 leaguewide

    The NBA is honoring the life and legacy of the late Bill Russell by retiring his jersey No. 6 leaguewide. The Hall of Fame center and social-justice activist died on July 31 at age 88. Russell is the first player to have his uniform number retired across the league. Major League Baseball retired trailblazer Jackie […]

  • Aces’ Dearica Hamby out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

    Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks after suffering a right knee bone contusion in Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Dream, according to the team. The injury occurred when the two-time WNBA All-Star landed awkwardly as she was attempting a layup in a 97-90 win over the Dream. She had […]

  • Lynx win tight battle with Mercury to force 4-way tie in standings

    Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Jessica Shepard recorded a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx scored a critical victory to its WNBA playoff hopes, winning 86-77 Wednesday over the host Phoenix Mercury. Minnesota (14-20) completed the season sweep of Phoenix thanks to a big fourth quarter. On a night that […]

  • Liberty roar back to beat Wings, remain in playoff hunt

    Sami Whitcomb scored 15 points and Sabrina Ionescu added 13, all after halftime, as the visiting New York Liberty shrugged off a ragged start and waltzed to a 91-73 win over the Dallas Wings on Wednesday in a game with playoff implications in Arlington, Texas. The Liberty (14-20) snapped a two-game losing streak and kept […]

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