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WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver hired by NBA’s Wizards as assistant

WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA’s Washington Wizards this season. Toliver’s job was one of several changes to coach Scott Brooks’ …


Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third WNBA title

Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm’s third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot selected to All-WNBA second team, Storm’s Breanna Stewart named to first team

For the second time in her career, former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot picked up All-WNBA second-team honors


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Breanna Stewart is the MVP, but Sue Bird remains heart and soul of the Storm’s latest title-winning team

The cast of characters has changed since the Storm last held up the WNBA championship trophy, and there were many heroes in this 2018 title chase. But above all, Sue …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was …


History says Seattle Storm WNBA coronation only a matter of time

The Washington Mystics head back home facing a 2-0 deficit in the WNBA Finals, as well as long odds. The history of teams that have faced a 2-0 deficit since …


A’ja Wilson earns WNBA Rookie of the Year honors

A’ja Wilson capped her stellar year with WNBA Rookie of the Year honors.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Storm defensive stopper Alysha Clark will try to stop Mystics star Kristi Toliver once again in Game 2

Game 1 in the WNBA Finals went to the Storm and Alysha Clark, who held Washington Mystics star Kristi Toliver well below her scoring average. Game 2 is 12:30 p.m. …


Jewell Loyd, Breanna Stewart lead Storm to Game 1 Finals victory

Jewell Loyd made 9 of 12 shots and scored 23 points, league MVP Breanna Stewart added 20 points, and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 89-76 in Game 1 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics to meet in WNBA Finals

Sue Bird leaned over toward Breanna Stewart and made sure the current MVP of the WNBA was paying attention to what the oldest player in the league was saying.


Former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot reflects on record-breaking WNBA season

Courtney Vandersloot set the WNBA single-season assists record as the 2018 season wound down last month, just as John Stockton did in the NBA in 1991.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Sue Bird’s big 4th quarter leads Seattle Storm past Phoenix Mercury 94-84

Sue Bird scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA finals for the third time in franchise history rallying for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Washington Mystics earn 1st trip to WNBA Finals, beating Atlanta Dream 86-81

The Washington Mystics overcame a quiet night from Elena Delle Donne to earn a trip to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, holding off the Atlanta …


Mercury beat Storm 86-66, cutting WNBA semis deficit to 2-1

DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Phoenix Mercury scored the first 14 points of the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 86-66 in the WNBA …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart push Seattle Storm past Phoenix Mercury 91-87 in overtime

Sue Bird scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:03 left in overtime and two clinching free throws with 2.1 seconds left, to help the Seattle Storm recover from …


Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart named MVP of WNBA

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been announced as the WNBA MVP after a season where she finished second in scoring and led Seattle to the best record in the …


Old friends Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird meet as Storm faces Mercury

Considering their long history together in the WNBA, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi and Seattle’s Sue Bird have rarely clashed in the postseason. Eight total games across more than 14 seasons of …


Dream face Mystics with coach of year but missing Angel McCoughtry

The Atlanta Dream are back in the WNBA playoffs, guided by coach of the year Nicki Collen but missing the face of the franchise. When the Dream face the Washington …


Breanna Stewart is AP WNBA Player of the Year; Nicki Collen coach of year

Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league. Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Top-seeded Storm beat Wings 84-68 in regular-season finale

Breanna Stewart and Crystal Langhorne had 15 points each to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 84-68 in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday. Sue Bird sat …


Breanna Stewart has double-double, Storm secure top seed in playoffs

Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 85-77 to secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs. Seattle (25-8) has …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Storm will play at UW’s Alaska Airlines Arena in 2019 while KeyArena is under construction

Alaska Airlines Arena becomes the primary site for the Storm next year, but there are no guarantees the WNBA team will play there during the postseason. And there’s uncertainty about …


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record

Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA’s single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88. Vandersloot set the record …


Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen says she’ll retire at end of season

Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen will retire after the WNBA season, ending her stellar 15-year career.


Seattle Storm’s magic number down to 1 with 81-72 win over Lynx

Natasha Howard scored 21 points, Breanna Stewart had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-72 on Sunday night.


Mystics beat Storm 100-77 for 5th straight victory

Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points, LaToya Sanders had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the league-leading Seattle Storm 100-77 on Thursday for their fifth straight …


Sue Bird becomes WNBA’s minutes leader, Storm beat Fever 94-79

Natasha Howard had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Sue Bird became the WNBA leader in minutes played and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 94-79. Breanna Stewart …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Las Vegas forfeits WNBA game canceled over travel delays

The WNBA has ruled that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled Friday night when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about …


Breanna Stewart, Natasha Howard help Storm beat Liberty 96-80

Breanna Stewart scored 32 points to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 96-80 on Monday afternoon at a camp day game.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Breanna Stewart scores 20, Storm clinch playoff spot

Breanna Stewart scored 20 points, Sue Bird had 14 points and 11 assists and the Seattle Storm clinched the first WNBA playoff berth this season with an 85-75 victory over …