Stories tagged: WNBA
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
Newsmakers: California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case
California Gov. Jerry Brown
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 9:43 p.m.
In Brief: Ward shines as No. 6 Houston rolls
Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help sixth-ranked Houston beat Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
In Brief: Chad Marshall’s first-half goal enough, Sounders beat Fire 1-0
Chad Marshall headed in a corner kick in the 24th minute, and the host Seattle Sounders beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 on Wednesday night to get back into the MLS …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Newsmakers: Hope Solo has shoulder replacement surgery
Suspended U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she has had shoulder replacement surgery on the same shoulder in 2011.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Diana Taurasi helps Mercury defeat Liberty, advance to WNBA semifinals
Diana Taurasi tends to play her best when the most is on the line.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 9:16 p.m.
In Brief: Jacoby Brissett would make Pats history as first black QB to start
Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as doubtful heading into Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, which means rookie Jacoby Brissett will likely become the Patriots’ first black quarterback …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
In Brief: In Gee Chun wins Evian Championship
Walking toward the 18th green at the Evian Championship in Evian-Les-Bains, France, with one putt to make golfing history, In Gee Chun felt the nerves gripping her.
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
In Brief: In Gee Chun takes 2-shot lead after 2 rounds of Evian Championship
In Gee Chun posted a 5-under round of 66 to take a two-shot lead at the Evian Championship on Friday in Evian-les-Bains, France, keeping the 22-year-old South Korean on course …
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
WNBA star Elena Delle Donne shares spotlight with her disabled sister in new Gatorade digital short
Elena Delle Donne has always been protective of her sister Lizzie. Yet when Gatorade approached her to do a commercial with Lizzie, who is blind, deaf, and has cerebral palsy, …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
In Brief: Brittney Griner leads Phoenix Mercury past Seattle Storm 86-62
Brittney Griner scored 21 points and Penny Taylor had eight in her final regular-season home game to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the visiting Seattle Storm 86-62.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
In Brief: World Anti-Doping Agency confirms Russian hack of Rio Olympic drug-testing database
The World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday that a Russian government hacking group had gained access to a database containing drug-test results and confidential medical data from last month’s Olympics in …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 8:06 p.m.
NCAA pulls championship events from N.C. because of LGBT law
The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
Seattle Storm secure playoff spot with 78-60 win over Sparks
Breanna Stewart had 20 points and eight rebounds to help the Seattle Storm secure a playoff spot with a 78-60 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7:38 p.m.
In Brief: Dustin Johnson wins going away
Dustin Johnson knows as well as anyone that no matter how good he is and how well he plays, something can always go wrong in golf.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
In Brief: Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka advance to U.S. Open men’s final
Djokovic on Friday at encountered a semi-competitive semifinal against Gael Monfils, but emerged with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Digest: After let call, Andy Murray loses to Kei Nishikori at Open
Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena’s speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Digest: Altidore scores twice, US advances with 4-0 win
Jozy Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span of the second half, Sacha Kljestan and Paul Arriola had goals and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Tuesday …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 10:03 p.m.
Breanna Stewart leads Storm over Dream 91-82
Breanna Stewart had 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks in the Seattle Storm’s 91-82 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday night.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
Digest: Rafael Nadal falters late, loses to Lucas Pouille in U.S. Open’s 4th round
Nadal was upset in the U.S. Open’s fourth round by 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner’s …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Digest: Serena Williams ties Open-era mark with 306 wins
Looking rather displeased with herself at times, Serena Williams still managed to tie Martina Navratilova’s professional-era women’s record with her 306th career victory in Grand Slam matches on Thursday in …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Newsmakers: Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg out of World Cup of Hockey with injury
Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Digest: Hit by cramps, Milos Raonic loses to qualifier Ryan Harrison at U.S. Open
The Wimbledon runner-up just last month, and seeded No. 5 at the U.S. Open, Milos Raonic began to feel pain near his left wrist midway through the second set of …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Whalen has season-high 24 points, Lynx beat Storm 92-80
Lindsay Whalen scored a season-high 24 points, Sylvia Fowles added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 92-80 on Sunday night.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
Digest: Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League title game
Michael Mancini led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in the U.S. final in …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Sue Bird leads Storm past WNBA-leading Sparks
Sue Bird hit a season-high five 3-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the Seattle Storm to a surprising 79-72 victory over the WNBA-leading Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 6:38 p.m.
Breanna Stewart’s jersey, Storm merchandise top WNBA sales
Breanna Stewart now can add the WNBA’s top selling jersey to a year that already includes an NCAA championship and an Olympic gold medal.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Sports digest: U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team tops Nigeria in last tuneup
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points and the U.S. Olympic basketball team wrapped up its unbeaten exhibition tour with a 110-66 victory over Nigeria in Houston on Monday night. The Americans …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
WNBA president: We needed to move forward
WNBA president Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts
The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
In brief: US romps over Argentina in first exhibition
Full of new star power, the U.S. men’s basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina in Las …