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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

WNBA capsules: Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd power Seattle Storm victory over Mercury in series opener

League MVP Breanna Stewart scored 19 of her 28 points in the first half, Jewell Loyd added 23 – including Seattle’s final seven points – and the Storm held on …


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 …


Gonzaga women to open Vancouver Showcase against defending national champion Notre Dame

Gonzaga will face defending national champion Notre Dame in the opening game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase on Nov. 22, organizers announced Thursday.


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.


Eastern Washington’s career scoring leader, Delaney Hodgins, signs with pro team in Finland

August will be a quite a month for former Eastern Washington University women’s basketball star Delaney Hodgins.


Maya Moore wins third MVP award in WNBA All-Star Game

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award to lead Team Parker past Team Delle Donne 119-112 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday.


Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi suspended by WNBA for seventh technical foul

The WNBA has suspended Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi one game without pay after she received her seventh technical foul of the season.


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Sue Bird sets WNBA record for games played in Storm’s loss to Atlanta

Seattle’s Sue Bird, already the all-time WNBA assists leader, played her 500th career game, passing DeLisha Milton-Jones (499) for the WNBA record for games played.


Pioneering Rene Portland, longtime Penn State women’s coach, dies at 65

Rene Portland, who coached Penn State’s women’s basketball team to national prominence, has died after a three-year fight with cancer.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Spokane chosen as regional site for 2021, 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament

Spokane will host NCAA women’s basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. Other hosts for 2021 are Cincinnati; Albany, New York; and H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin. In …


New Whitworth women’s basketball coach Joial Griffith ‘ecstatic’ to lead Pirates

On Tuesday night at the historic home of Whitworth alum Frank Knott – the large, renovated structure is a 112-year-old former electric powerhouse on the bluff above Liberty Park – …


Sue Bird becomes Storm’s all-time scorer in win over Mystics

Sue Bird scored 21 while setting the franchise scoring mark to help the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 97-91 on Sunday.


Led by Natasha Howard, Seattle Storm pull away to beat Connecticut

Natasha Howard scored 13 points to lead six players in double figures and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 84-70 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Women’s basketball mourns death of famed player, coach Anne Donovan

To many in the world of women’s basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player, another as a coach and a WNBA championship …


Pat Summitt’s spirit hovers over Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw and assistant coach Mickie DeMoss thank former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt while getting inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction class …


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.


Dawn Staley settles lawsuit against former WSU athletic director Jim Sterk

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. Half will go to a nonprofit …


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 …


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 …


Gonzaga Prep graduate Oti Gildon will join Oregon teammates for tournament in the Philippines

All those Hoopfest games have paid off in a big way for Oti Gildon.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Eleven Gonzaga sports teams receive Public Recognition Awards from NCAA

Gonzaga made another final four, this one for its student-athletes’ academic prowess. Eleven of the Bulldogs’ 15 Academic Progress Rate-eligible athletic programs received NCAA Public Recognition Awards, placing Gonzaga third …


Locally: New Washington State women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge announces first recruits

Borders have not restricted Washington State women’s basketball recruiting. It appears that practice will continue.


Oti Gildon helps Oregon teammates claim national 3-on-3 title

Sabrina Ionescu and three of her Oregon Ducks teammates, including Gonzaga Prep graduate Otiona Gildon, won the USA Basketball 3-on-3 national championship Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Virginia AD: New coach Tina Thompson ‘exactly what we need’

There was a mutual attraction between Tina Thompson and Virginia’s women’s basketball program that made for a short courtship. Thompson gushed about the program’s successful history Wednesday when she was …


Gamecocks will look different, plan to have same success

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her women’s basketball program will continue its winning ways, albeit it will look a bit different than it has. Gone are dominant post players …


Virginia hires Tina Thompson as women’s basketball coach

Virginia hired former WNBA star Tina Thompson on Monday to coach its women’s basketball team.