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Storm looking into abuse allegations against Natasha Howard

The Seattle Storm say they are looking into allegations on social media that Natasha Howard physically threatened and abused her wife. Howard’s wife posted a minute-long video on Twitter from …


Balanced, and depleted, Storm cruise past Wings, 95-81

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings to snap a three-game skid. The defending-champion Storm were without three-fifths …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne, A’ja Wilson are WNBA All-Star captains

Elena Delle Donne is a captain of the WNBA All-Star Game for the second straight year. This time she’ll be facing a team captained by A’ja Wilson. The WNBA announced …


Around the WNBA: New York gets boost from Amanda Zahui B., Bria Hartley; Mystics rolling

The New York Liberty will get a huge lift with the return of Amanda Zahui B., Bria Hartley and the addition of Marine Johannes to the roster. The trio had …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:20 a.m.

Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our …


Dream get 1st road win of season, beat Storm 77-66

The Dream entered with their worst road start to a season since 2008.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Xfinity Series race at Daytona begins after rain delay

The Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has started after a rain delay of 2 hours, 35 minutes. NASCAR had already moved the start of Friday night’s race up …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

NASCAR ready for one final round of Daytona summer fireworks

The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a …


Joey Logano lands Daytona pole after qualifying gets canceled

Joey Logano will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the pole after qualifying was canceled at Daytona International Speedway. The session was called after lightning was detected near …


Ice Cube enjoying the good days in 3rd year of Big3

Ice Cube remains the famous face of his 3-on-3 half-court Big3 basketball league. While the league is heavy on nostalgia, Cube is serious about growing the Big3 into more than …


Brad Keselowski sends message to Daytona field: ‘I’m not lifting’

Brad Keselowski says he was sending a message to the field by intentionally running into William Byron during practice for the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Keselowski …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Fireworks finale: Daytona prepares for last race in July

The July race at Daytona International Speedway is a one-of-a-kind celebration at NASCAR’s most famous track. It also could be history following Saturday night’s 400-mile race. A significant scheduling shakeup …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Tina Charles scores 26 as Liberty beat Storm 84-83

Tina Charles had 26 points, five rebounds and four assists, Kia Nurse added 24 points and the New York Liberty beat the Seattle Storm 84-83. Charles scored 11 straight New …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Injury means Sue Bird can attend World Cup final

Sue Bird says the reaction has been mostly positive to her article on The Players’ Tribune website regarding girlfriend Megan Rapinoe and the United States’ performance at the Women’s World …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne, A’ja Wilson lead early WNBA All-Star balloting

Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces lead early returns for WNBA All-Star fan balloting. The Mystics star was one of the …


Around the WNBA: Washington Mysitcs playing stellar defense during winning streak

Mike Thibault’s Washington Mystics squad has been using a stellar defensive effort to win five in a row and now sit atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll.


XFL’s plans for upcoming season starting to take shape

Oliver Luck’s first year as the XFL’s commissioner has mostly been confined to the office and getting the league’s framework set up. The next couple months are what Luck refers …


Jordin Clark hits late shot, Storm beat Sky 79-76

Jordin Canada scored 17 points, Natasha Howard added 14 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 79-76. Alysha Clark banked in a one-handed shot just …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Steve Stricker, David Toms shoot 62, share U.S. Senior Open lead

Steve Stricker made his U.S. Senior Open debut Thursday with an eagle on the 17th hole for an 8-under 62 to share the lead with defending champion David Toms on …


Fans elect historically young National League lineup for All-Star Game

Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich have been elected starters for one of the youngest All-Star Game lineups, leading the millennial-heavy National League for the Midsummer Classic in Cleveland.


ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley has announced his retirement after 40 years with ESPN; Ley was the network’s longest-tenured anchor


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Las Vegas Aces close on 7-1 run, beat short-handed Seattle Storm 60-56

Liz Cambage had 14 points and 13 rebounds, A’ja Wilson added 12 points, eight boards and three blocks, and the Las Vegas Aces used a closing 7-1 run to beat …


Jewell Loyd lifts Seattle Storm past Sparks 84-62 in coach Dan Hughes’ return

The 64-year-old coach shared his cancer diagnosis before the season began and underwent surgery to remove a carcinoid tumor in his digestive tract on May 14.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Seattle Storm weathers Breanna Stewart’s injury, but the entire WNBA feels her absence

One of Breanna Stewart’s close friends, Natasha Howard, wanted to believe her frontcourt mate injured her ankle, nothing more.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Dan Hughes set to resume coaching Seattle Storm

Storm coach Dan Hughes is back as the head coach of the team after stepping away for the first month of the season because of cancer. Hughes first game will …


Around the WNBA: Connecticut off to hot start, sits atop standings

No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. Led by Jonquel Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to …


Cody Masters’ hit gives Tx Tech 5-4 win at CWS, sends Hogs home

Cody Master’s first triple of the season drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Taylor Floyd held off Arkansas in the ninth, and Texas Tech stayed alive in …


Jewell Loyd hits late jumper, Storm rally to beat Mystics 74-71

Jewell Loyd scored 14 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 8.6 seconds left, and the Seattle Storm overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Washington Mystics 74-71 in a …


Natasha Howard scores career-high 26, Storm edge Fever 84-82

Natasha Howard scored a career-high 26 points and the Seattle Storm held on to beat the Indiana Fever 84-82. Jewell Loyd added 18 points and Mercedes Russell had a career-high …


NASCAR’s top series a two-team show for now

NASCAR’s top series has been a two-team show so far in 2019. Joey Logano’s victory at Michigan gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That’s two fewer …