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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, 1:38 p.m.

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, 4:44 p.m.

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, 4:19 p.m.

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, 10:15 p.m.

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, 10:01 p.m.

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, 9:35 p.m.

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, 9:52 p.m.

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, 8:06 p.m.

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, 10:10 p.m.

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.


Seattle Storm ride balanced attack to 82-74 win over Minnesota Lynx

The Storm weathered a blistering offensive assault from Minnesota guard Odyssey Sims and relied on a balanced scoring attack to capture an 82-74 victory Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Shekinna Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the …


Napheesa Collier having stellar rookie season for the Minnesota Lynx

Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she’s done just that, putting herself on the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Washington Mystics use 29-8 4th quarter to beat Seattle Storm, 88-59

The Mystics opened the third quarter on a 17-5 run for a 15-point lead as Seattle went without a field goal for four-plus minutes.


Around the WNBA: Liberty hosts third annual UNITY Day; Mystics sit atop poll

Tina Charles is pleased how the New York Liberty ownership group has continued to support the players’ activism involving social issues. The team hosted its third annual UNITY Day game …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

WNBA suspends Brittney Griner 3 games for fight; 4 others punished

The WNBA has suspended Mercury center Brittney Griner three games for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game Saturday that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Seattle Storm top New York Liberty 84-69 in game played in Brooklyn

Seattle coach Dan Hughes walked off the court after the Storm beat New York impressed with the atmosphere he just saw. The game was played at Barclays Center, the first …


Natasha Howard leads Storm past Wings, 69-57

Natasha Howard had 23 points, 11 rebounds and six steals, Jordin Canada added a career-high 18 points and six assists and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 69-57. Alysha …


Around the WNBA: Dallas rookie Arike Ogunbowale remains confident despite losing

Arike Ogunbowale hasn’t let losing shake her confidence. She was the fifth pick in the draft by the Dallas Wings and like many talented first-year players, Ogunbowale has already lost …


Seattle Storm drop third straight, 83-75 to Los Angeles Sparks

Candace Parker scored a season-high 21 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 83-75 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne’s 29 points, 12 rebounds lead Mystics past Storm

Elena Delle Donne had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Ariel Atkins added 17 points – hitting five 3-pointers – and the Washington Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 99-79. Emma Meesseman …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 12:53 p.m.

Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

Coaches, players and WNBA executives were pleased with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer says he accomplished two …


WNBA roundup: Tamera Young, Dearica Hamby each score 18, Aces top Wings 86-54

Las Vegas (14-6), winners of eight of nine games, is tied with Connecticut for the best record in the WNBA.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Erica Wheeler leads Team Wilson to win at WNBA All-Star Game

Erica Wheeler hoped to make her All-Star debut an unforgettable one. She certainly did, walking away with the MVP award.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Shekinna Stricklen, Diamond DeShields win 3-point contest, skills challenge

Shekinna Stricklen made the most of her All-Star weekend, winning the 3-point contest. The Connecticut Sun forward scored 23 points in the final round to edge hometown favorite Kayla McBride …


WNBA to experiment with 20-second shot clock at All-Star

The WNBA is adding a few experimental rules to the All-Star Game on Saturday. The teams will play with a 20-second shot clock instead of the usual 24. The league …