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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, …


Cheryl Reeve blasts her Lynx after Game 1 loss to Sparks

The last thing Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve wanted to talk about was a moral victory. She had no time for pats on the back after her team came back …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Chelsea Gray’s jumper helps Sparks avoid collapse in Game 1

Chelsea Gray got a sliver of daylight and let a 14-foot jumper fly – Game 1 of the WNBA Finals and what would have been a dubious piece of history …


WNBA Playoff Capsules: Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore lift Lynx over Mystics, 93-83

Newly crowned MVP Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 93-83 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles selected WNBA MVP

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has been named the WNBA’s most valuable player. The league announced the award Thursday before the Lynx hosted Washington in Game 2 of their semifinal …


WNBA Playoff Capsules: Sparks rally to beat Phoenix 79-66 in playoff opener

Nneka Ogwumike scored 19 points to lead five starters in double figures, and the Los Angeles Sparks opened defense of their WNBA championship with a 79-66 victory over the Phoenix …


Group proposing rapid remodeling construction timeline for Seattle’s KeyArena

SEATTLE – A proposal to remodel KeyArena now has an ambitious timeline that could have it ready to house a professional franchise within three years. The timeline was laid out …


WNBA capsules: Kristi Toliver’s playoff-record 9 3s lifts Mystics to 82-68 win over Liberty

Kristi Toliver scored 32 points, hitting a WNBA playoff-record nine 3-pointers, to lead the Washington Mystics to an 82-68 victory over the New York Liberty on Sunday.


Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi among 30 players invited to US training camp

USA Basketball will have many former Olympians at its women’s national team training camp at the end of the month, including four-time Olympic gold medal winners Sue Bird and Diana …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Rebecca Lobo enters Hall of Fame 15 minutes from where she grew up

Rebecca Lobo was back home preparing to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It was a surreal experience for the former UConn and WNBA star who …


WNBA attendance grows to highest level since 2011

The WNBA metrics are strong again with attendance up for the second straight year. The league had nearly 1.6 million fans this season and averaged 7,716 per game, the highest …


Britney Griner’s double-double helps Mercury past Storm 79-69

Britney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 79-69 victory over the Seattle Storm. Phoenix …


Elena Delle Donne’s 25 points, 11 rebounds lead Mystics by Wings

Elena Delle Donne had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Emma Meesseman added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 86-76 in the first round …


Seattle Storm beat Chicago Sky to finish regular season

Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, making two free throws with 15.6 seconds left for a three-point lead, and the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 85-80 on Sunday.


Mystics beat Storm 110-106 in OT to secure 5th playoff spot

Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 37 points and the Washington Mystics secured the fifth playoff spot with a 110-106 overtime victory over the Seattle Storm. The victory spoiled Seattle’s …


Storm’s Sue Bird breaks WNBA all-time assist record

Sue Bird broke the WNBA’s all-time assists record, passing Ticha Penicheiro with her 2,600th career assist. Bird moved ahead of Penicheiro in the first quarter on a pass to Carolyn …


WNBA Capsules: Wings beat Sky, clinch playoff berth

Skylar Diggins-Smith had 28 points and eight assists, Glory Johnson added 25 points, and the Dallas Wings secured a playoff spot with a 99-96 victory over the Chicago Sky on …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Brittney Griner, Leilani Mitchell lead Mercury past Storm 75-71

Brittney Griner had 29 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, and Leilani Mitchell hit two late 3-pointers to help the Phoenix Mercury hold off the Seattle Storm 75-71 on Sunday …


Seattle Storm: Sue Bird stands on cusp of breaking career assist mark

Sue Bird has made a career out of helping others score on the basketball court with her pinpoint passes. Now she’s on the verge of breaking the WNBA’s career record …


WNBA Capsules: Wings edge out Mystics 83-78

Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 20 points and hit Theresa Plaisance for a clinching 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds left and the Dallas Wings got a critical road victory, 83-78 over the Washington …


WNBA Capsules: Maya Moore, Lynx secure spot in playoff semifinals

SAN ANTONIO – Maya Moore scored 24 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 89-70 on Friday night to secure a spot in the semifinals of the …


WNBA Capsules: Sun top Wings 93-87 for 1st 20-win season in 5 years

Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Dallas Wings 93-87 on Wednesday night.


Sancho Lyttle, Layshia Clarendon lead Dream past Storm 89-83 to end skid

Sancho Lyttle scored 18 points, Layshia Clarendon had a team-record 14 assists and the Atlanta Dream beat the Seattle Storm 89-83 night to end a nine-game losing streak. Brittney Sykes …