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UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

WNBA draft will be virtual event this season due to pandemic

The WNBA has announced its draft will be a virtual event this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sue Bird returning to Seattle Storm for 19th season

Sue Bird is returning to the Seattle Storm for a 19th season after re-signing with the team.

Storm re-sign Breanna Stewart

The Seattle Storm have re-signed Breanna Stewart. After missing the 2019 WNBA season because of a ruptured right Achilles tendon, Stewart made her return to the court on Jan. 27, …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Skylar Diggins-Smith headed to Phoenix

Skylar Diggins-Smith is going to Phoenix to join Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Larry Stone: For Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, impact on women’s basketball cut short in most tragic way

Kobe Bryant’s shocking death Sunday at age 41 resonated with especially profound pain in that realm, where Bryant was a beloved figure. He was an absolutely unabashed supporter of the …

WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne undergoes back surgery

The WNBA champion Washington Mystics say reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne is expected to be ready for the start of the season after undergoing back surgery.

4-time All-Star Alana Beard retires from WNBA after 15 years

Alana Beard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year who won a WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks, is retiring after 15 years.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Lynx star Maya Moore opts to stay on hiatus from WNBA in ’20

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

WNBA expands to 36-game regular-season schedule, adds Commissioner’s Cup tournament

Days after completing a new collective bargaining agreement, the WNBA released an expanded 2020 schedule that increases the regular season from 34 to 36 games.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

WNBA’s 8-year labor deal to hike average salary to $130,000

The WNBA and its players have reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart set to return to court with Team USA on Jan. 27

Storm star Breanna Stewart is set to return to competition when she leads USA Basketball against her alma mater at the end of month.

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 …