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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 …


WNBA Capsules: Maya Moore helps Lynx rout Mercury 105-69

Maya Moore scored 21 points, Jia Perkins had 18 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 105-69 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

Former Lewis and Clark star Briann January out for rest of WNBA season

Indiana Fever guard Briann January will miss the final two weeks of the WNBA season because of a knee injury.


Breanna Stewart leads Storm to 103-66 win over Sky

Breanna Stewart had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Jewell Loyd and Alysha Clark scored 17 points apiece and the Seattle Storm never trailed in a 103-66 victory over …


WNBA capsules: Mystics beat Fever 87-82, clinch playoff berth

Emma Meesseman scored 21 points and Kristi Toliver had 12 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 87-82 on Sunday …


WNBA Capsules: Lynx shatter WNBA margin record, blasting Fever 111-52

Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx shattered the WNBA record for margin of victory at 59 points, beating the Indiana Fever 111-52 on Friday night.


Breanna Stewart scores 22 points, Storm escape with 79-78 win over San Antonio

Breanna Stewart had 22 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm escaped with a 79-78 victory over the San Antonio Stars when Kelsey Plum’s basket with 0.8 seconds left …


WNBA Capsules: Sparks cruise by Mystics 95-62 for 20th victory

Candace Parker scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks eased by the Washington Mystics 95-62 on Wednesday night.


Crystal Langhorne’s late basket lifts Storm over Lynx 62-61

Jewell Loyd scored 16 points and Crystal Langhorne made a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds left, helping the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 62-61. Loyd had a shot blocked …


Sun top short-handed Dream 96-75 for 6th straight win

Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double, and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 96-75. Connecticut, winners of six straight, won in …