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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Fever name Marianne Stanley head coach, expand Tamika Catchings duties

The Indiana Fever have hired Marianne Stanley as their new head coach.


Liberty to play at Barclays Center starting in 2020

The New York Liberty will have a new home next year – Barclays Center. Team executives told The Associated Press on Thursday the Liberty will play all their home games …


Report: WNBA receives high grades again in diversity hiring

A diversity report shows the WNBA remains the leader among all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Liberty not renewing Katie Smith’s contract

The New York Liberty are not renewing the contract of head coach Katie Smith the team announced Wednesday. Smith’s current contract ends this month. She was elevated to the team’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Delle Donne leads Mystics to first WNBA title

The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in …


WNBA Finals comes down to a decisive Game 5 in Washington

The Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics both will be playing for their franchise’s first WNBA title during a decisive Game 5 on Thursday, but that won’t be the only compelling …


Sun force Game 5 in WNBA Finals with 90-86 win over Mystics

Alyssa Thomas had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun stave off elimination and force a decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals with a …


Mystics beat Sun 94-81 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne played through a back injury and helped the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 94-81 and move within a victory of winning the franchise’s first title


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Mystics beat Sun to take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne put forth a gutsy effort, playing through a back injury, and Washington beat the Connecticut Sun 94-81 on Sunday and moved within a victory of winning the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Sparks fire GM Penny Toler after postgame tirade

The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the …


Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne has herniated disk in back

Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne has a herniated disk in her back. The league’s MVP is undergoing treatment and the team said it would update her status Saturday. The …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Jonquel Jones helps Sun even series as Elena Delle Donne exits for Mystics

Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun took advantage of Elena Delle Donne’s early injury exit to defeat the Washington Mystics 99-87 in Game …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Connecticut Sun relish role of underdog in WNBA Finals

Connecticut Sun players toil largely in the shadow of the WNBA’s bigger names. Washington, the Sun’s opponent in the finals that begin Sunday, features one of the biggest stars in …


Mystics hope to win first WNBA title

After getting swept in the WNBA Finals last year, the Washington Mystics are back and ready to win the franchise’s first title.


Mystics, Sun to meet in WNBA Finals; series begins Sunday

A year after getting swept in the WNBA Finals, Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics are back. The Mystics will face the Connecticut Sun as the top two teams …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Mystics top Aces 94-90, advance to WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, and the Washington Mystics earned a return trip to the WNBA Finals, outlasting the Las Vegas Aces 94-90 to close out their semifinal series …


Mystics’ versatile forward Elena Delle Donne named WNBA MVP

Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP in a near-unanimous vote. Delle Donne received 41 of 43 first-place votes after leading Washington to a league-best 26-8 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Lynx boss Cheryl Reeve chosen WNBA Executive of the Year

Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

New York wins WNBA lottery, gets No. 1 pick in 2020 draft

One of the original WNBA teams, the New York Liberty won the WNBA draft lottery Tuesday. The Liberty had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

After exceeding expectations in 2019, can the Seattle Storm make another title run next year?

Officially, Seattle’s season ended Sunday when the No. 6 seed Storm lost 92-69 at No. 3 Los Angeles in the quarterfinals.


Los Angeles Sparks eliminate Seattle Storm from WNBA title defense

Chelsea Gray had 21 points and eight assists, Candace Parker added 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Seattle 92-69 to eliminate the defending-champion …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Jordin Canada, Jewell Loyd lead Seattle Storm past Minnesota, into second round of WNBA playoffs

Jordin Canada scored a career-high 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the seventh-seeded Minnesota Lynx 84-74 Wednesday night in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game in Everett.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019

Jewell Loyd, Natasha Howard help Storm beat Wings 78-64, clinch No. 6 seed

Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd combined to score 30 of their 38 points in the first half and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 78-64 on Sunday, helping them …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Los Angeles Sparks dominate Seattle Storm 102-68, take No. 3 seed

Candace Parker scored 20 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks wrapped up the No. 3 seed with a 102-68 victory over the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Natasha Howard scores 22, Seattle Storm beat Mercury 82-70

Natasha Howard scored 11 of her 22 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm got off to a strong start en route to an 82-70 win over the …


Jordin Canada scores career-high 21, Storm beats Dream 92-75

Jordin Canada had a career-high 21 points, eight assists and five steals and the Seattle Storm held on for a 92-75 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.


WNBA’s Kayla Alexander writes and illustrates children’s book

Kayla Alexander loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew up, attending …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot breaks own WNBA single-season assists record

On Tuesday night, the former Gonzaga All-American had 10 assists to bring her single-season total to 263 and break her WNBA record set last year.


Alyssa Thomas has 22 points, 11 rebounds, Sun beat Storm 89-70

Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double, Courtney Williams scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 89-70. Connecticut is a game …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Playoff-bound Seattle Storm fall to Indiana, 63-54

Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm.