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UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Breanna Stewart helps Seattle Storm rally past Chicago 96-85

Seattle trailed 73-59 late in the third quarter before hitting back-to-back 3-pointers. The Storm took a 77-75 lead amid a 12-0 run – with seven points from Stewart.


UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7 p.m.

Tiffany Hayes, Angel McCoughtry help Dream hold on, slip past Storm 67-64

Tiffany Hayes scored eight of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Atlanta Dream’s 67-64 victory over the Seattle …


Storm get 1st win in Los Angeles since 2015, rout Sparks

Alysha Clark had 17 points and a career-high five steals, Breanna Stewart added 16 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 88-63. Seattle jumped out to a …


Around the WNBA: Diana Taurasi feeling rejuvenated early in season

Diana Taurasi looks refreshed this season. After cutting her overseas season short last winter because of an injury, Taurasi She used time to rest, recover and “tune up her body.” …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

WNBA having captains draft teams under new All-Star format

The WNBA is changing its All-Star game format this season. In a similar format to the one the NBA used this past season, two captains will draft the All-Star teams …


Jordin Canada and Sue Bird’s bond began before Seattle

Right before her senior season at UCLA, Jordin Canada was looking for some advice on how to be a better point guard. Who better to turn than Sue Bird? The …


Dallas builds early lead, holds off Storm in end

Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 27 points and Liz Cambage added 25 to help Dallas hold off Seattle 94-90 on Saturday night.


Storm make WNBA record 17 3-pointers, cruise by Aces 101-74

Breanna Stewart scored 21 points, Jewell Loyd added 20 points and the Seattle Storm set a WNBA record with 17 3-pointers in a 101-74 victory over the Las Vegas Aces. …


Jewell Loyd scores 27, Storm top short-handed Mystics 81-77

Jewell Loyd scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Breanna Stewart added 25 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 81-77 on Tuesday night.


Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd help Storm spoil Aces’ home opener, 105-98

Breanna Stewart had 23 points and nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 20 and nine assists and the Seattle Storm beat Las Vegas 105-98 on Sunday night in the Aces’ first …


Storm rally from 14-point deficit, top Sky 95-91 in OT

Jewell Loyd scored 29 points and made four 3-pointers, Breanna Stewart added 28 points and the Seattle Storm overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago …


Mercury beat Storm 87-82 in Seattle’s WNBA season opener

Brittney Griner had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold on for an 87-82 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night.


Chelsea Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in WNBA finals rematch

Chelsea Gray’s contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener Sunday, an intense …


Diana Taurasi reaches 1,000 career 3s, Mercury win WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and became the first WNBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women’s groups

The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that support women and girls. The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased to select …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Seattle Storm standout Breanna Stewart looks forward to her third WNBA season

“It’s time to start winning,” Breanna Stewart said after a recent Storm practice inside a basement-level gym at Seattle Pacific University. “I don’t want to come off as crass or …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Jill Barta released by Minnesota Lynx

Four weeks after going in the third round of the WNBA draft, former Gonzaga star Jill Barta was released Thursday by the Minnesota Lynx.


Following Seattle’s lead, women’s sports leagues band together with SheIS initiative

Women’s sports leagues are banding together with a new initiative, SheIS. Eight leagues, including the WNBA, U.S. Tennis Association, Women’s Pro Fastpitch League and Canadian Women’s Hockey, will try to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta goes in third round of WNBA draft, then traded to Minnesota

Jill Barta may just get the best of both worlds.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Storm sign free agent center Courtney Paris

Seattle bolsters its front line with the addition of Paris, who twice led the WNBA in rebounding in 2014 and ’15.


WNBA receives ‘A’ on race and gender report card

The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions.


Former Connecticut assistant Nicki Collen named Dream coach

Nicki Collen is headed south for her first job as a head coach. After two years as an assistant to Curt Miller with the Connecticut Sun, Collen is taking over …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

Storm star Breanna Stewart says she was sexually abused as a child

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart penned a deeply personal essay, which accounts sexual abuse she experienced as a child.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts

The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas and are being bought by MGM Resorts International. The team will begin play next season with home games at the Mandalay …


WNBA saw postseason increases in attendance and viewers

The WNBA says it saw increases in attendance, viewership and social media during its postseason.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Lynx capture 4th title with 85-76 win over Sparks in Game 5

Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

AP Sources: Seattle Storm hire Dan Hughes to be next coach

Multiple people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Dan Hughes has been hired to coach the Seattle Storm. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because …


Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.


Sparks beat Lynx, move within a win of back-to-back titles

Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Sylvia Fowles grabs 17 boards, Lynx beat Sparks 70-68 in WNBA Finals

Sylvia Fowles grabbed a WNBA Finals record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2, …