• Fever blow 20-point lead, fall to Wings in OT

    The Dallas Wings rallied from a 20-point deficit to defeat the visiting Indiana Fever 95-91 in overtime Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. Indiana (5-29) has now lost 16 straight games dating to June 19. The Tulsa Shock own the longest losing streak in WNBA history, reaching 20 games by in 2011. Forward Kayla Thornton led […]

  • Sparks bid to stop six-game slide in visit to Mystics

    The Los Angeles Sparks had high hopes of returning to the WNBA playoffs this year after missing them last season. A season-opening overtime win in Chicago against the defending champion Sky hinted at the potential they possessed. But a six-game losing streak down the stretch has dropped Los Angeles to 12-20 and eliminated nearly all […]

  • As Storm host Aces, Sue Bird to play final regular-season game in Seattle

    Sue Bird will play her last regular-season home game in Seattle on Sunday afternoon when the Storm host the Las Vegas Aces. A four-time WNBA champion and 13-time All-Star, Bird has played her entire 19-year WNBA career with Seattle. She previously announced that she will retire at the end of the season. The game is […]

  • Dream aim to continue ascent in road game vs. Lynx

    The Atlanta Dream attempt to move closer to securing a playoff spot when they battle the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night at Minneapolis. The Dream (14-18) have won their last two games and entered Saturday in seventh place with four games remaining. However, four teams trail them by two or fewer games, and one of […]

  • Sky eyeing franchise record in showdown with Sun

    There are two big storylines worth watching when the Chicago Sky host the Connecticut Sun on Sunday afternoon. The Sky (24-8) are looking to break the franchise record for wins in a season while the Sun (22-10) are still seeking their first victory this year against the reigning WNBA champions. The Sky matched their record […]

  • Sky rout Mystics to strengthen hold on first place

    In a matchup of two of the best teams in the WNBA, the Chicago Sky established a 29-15 first-quarter lead on their way to an easy 93-83 defeat of the Washington Mystics Friday night in Chicago. The Sky shot 49.3 percent from the field and led by as many as 26 points early in the […]

  • Cheyenne Parker, Dream top Sparks with last-second shot

    Cheyenne Parker scored the winning layup with 0.3 seconds remaining and Rhyne Howard scored 28 points to lead the Atlanta Dream to a pivotal 88-86 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night at College Park, Ga. Parker scored 15 points and Aari McDonald and Maya Caldwell added 12 apiece for the Dream (14-18), […]

  • Liberty look to extend winning streak against Mercury

    The New York Liberty and the Phoenix Mercury are headed in different directions as the push to the WNBA playoffs nears its end. The Liberty have won three in a row as they prepare to visit the Mercury, who have lost three in row, on Saturday night. New York (13-18) has moved into seventh place, […]

  • Wings take aim at last-place Fever, seek fourth straight win

    The Dallas Wings have won three games in a row and now sit squarely in playoff position with five games left to play in their season as they face the slumping Indiana Fever on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. On Thursday night, Dallas center Teaira McCowan made a go-ahead layup with 11.4 seconds left to […]

  • Russia’s foreign minister: Ready to discuss Brittney Griner swap

    Russia is ready to discuss a prisoner exchange that would return WNBA star Brittney Griner to the United States, the country’s foreign minister said Friday. Sergey Lavrov made his comments a day after a Russian court sentenced Griner to nine years in prison on drug charges. Despite her guilty plea, which was viewed as a […]

  • Lakers, LeBron James reportedly talk $98M extension

    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are discussing a two-year extension worth $98 million, according to multiple reports. James, 37, became eligible for a contract extension on Thursday and met with general manager Rob Pelinka. He can become a free agent in 2023 if he opts to do so, but ESPN reported the initial […]

  • Teaira McCowan’s basket propels Wings over Aces

    Teaira McCowan’s layup with 11.4 seconds to play was the difference and Tyasha Harris scored a season-high 15 points and assisted on the winning basket as the Dallas Wings held on for an 82-80 victory over the visiting Las Vegas Aces on Thursday in a key late-season game in Arlington, Texas. McCowan led the Wings […]

  • Sun down Mercury after teams honor Brittney Griner

    Jonquel Jones scored 14 points, Brionna Jones had 13 points and the Connecticut Sun used a decisive third quarter to beat the visiting Phoenix Mercury 77-64 on Thursday night at Uncasville, Conn., completing a two-game sweep this week. The game took place hours after Mercury center Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a […]

  • Sparks aim to halt slide in road game vs. Dream

    The Los Angeles Sparks will look to end a stretch of five straight losses and eight in 10 games when they visit the Atlanta Dream on Friday night at College Park, Ga. The slump has seen the Sparks (12-19) drop into 10th place in the WNBA with just five games remaining. Only the top eight […]

  • Surging Mystics take aim at first-place Sky

    Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault had a simple formula for muting the Las Vegas Aces’ high-scoring offense Tuesday night. “Run like hell getting back,” Thibault said. Washington followed his advice, allowing no fast-break points and limiting Las Vegas to 40.6 percent field goal shooting in an 83-73 win that polished off a 3-0 season series […]

  • Judge sentences Brittney Griner to 9 years in penal colony

    Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony Thursday after a judge found her guilty on drug smuggling and possession charges. Griner apologized and asked the judge in closing statements not to hand down the 9 1/2-year prison term prosecutors requested moments before as her court case closed in Russia, six […]

  • Thunder re-sign F/C Mike Muscala

    The Oklahoma City Thunder re-signed forward/center Mike Muscala on Thursday. The team didn’t announce the contract terms, but Spotrac reported the deal is for one year and $2.64 million. Muscala, 31, originally joined the Thunder before the 2019-20 season on a two-year, $4.3 million deal. Muscala was limited to 43 games last season. He last […]

  • Breanna Stewart puts up 33 as Storm stuff Lynx

    Breanna Stewart compiled 33 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the host Seattle Storm defeated the Minnesota Lynx 89-77 on Wednesday night in a game that had playoff implications for both teams. Jewell Loyd added 17 points and Sue Bird and Gabby Williams had 13 each as the Storm (20-12) rolled to a 12-point […]

  • After nearly blowing 30-point lead, Dream hold off Fever

    Rhyne Howard had 20 points, Cheyenne Parker supplied 17 and the host Atlanta Dream snapped a four-game losing streak by holding off the Indiana Fever 91-81 at College Park, Ga., on Wednesday. Howard also contributed five rebounds, five steals and four assists for Atlanta, which led by as many as 30 points. Aari McDonald added […]

  • Liberty overcome 20-point deficit, beat Sparks

    Sabrina Ionescu scored 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and the host New York Liberty matched their largest comeback of the season by overcoming a 20-point deficit in a 64-61 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks Wednesday night. The Liberty (13-18) moved a game ahead of Los Angeles (12-19) in the standings […]

  • UConn’s Paige Bueckers tears ACL, out for 2022-23 season

    UConn women’s basketball star guard Paige Bueckers sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and will miss the 2022-23 season, the school announced Wednesday. Bueckers sustained the injury during a pick-up basketball game on Monday. The 2021 Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy winner underwent an MRI later that night which confirmed the […]

  • Aces pose threat to Wings’ late playoff push

    The Dallas Wings look to strengthen their playoff position when they host the rugged Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas. The Wings (14-16) begin a four-game homestand after winning back-to-back games on the road, most recently an 84-78 victory over league-leading Chicago on Tuesday. Dallas is among six teams battling for the […]

  • Mercury regroup for another shot at Sun

    The Connecticut Sun look to continue their strong late-season stretch Thursday night against the visiting Phoenix Mercury, a team it just blew out. The Mercury (13-18) regroup for their second meeting in three nights against the Sun (21-10) in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun prevailed 87-63 on Tuesday for their fifth win in six games. Seven […]

  • UCLA lands Italian star Abramo Canka

    Italian national team standout Abramo Canka will play at UCLA this season. Head coach Mick Cronin confirmed Canka, who averaged 9.4 points playing for Italy in July 2022 at the FIBA Under 20 European Championship, was joining the roster effective immediately. “We are really excited to add Abramo to our program this season,” Cronin said. […]

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