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Jewell Loyd hits late jumper, Storm rally to beat Mystics 74-71

Jewell Loyd scored 14 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 8.6 seconds left, and the Seattle Storm overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Washington Mystics 74-71 in a …


Natasha Howard scores career-high 26, Storm edge Fever 84-82

Natasha Howard scored a career-high 26 points and the Seattle Storm held on to beat the Indiana Fever 84-82. Jewell Loyd added 18 points and Mercedes Russell had a career-high …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 9 p.m.

Ticha Penicheiro, Ruth Riley Hunter headline Hall of Fame class

Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame began while watching the 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s team. Ticha Penicheiro’s own dream started when she received …


Odyssey Sims, Sylvia Fowles help Lynx beat Storm 72-61

Odyssey Sims had 15 points, Sylvia Fowles grabbed 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the defending champion Seattle Storm 72-61. The teams have combined to win six of the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Natasha Howard, Jewel Loyd lift defending champ Seattle Storm past Mercury 77-68

Natasha Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm opened defensive of their WNBA title with a 77-68 win over the Phoenix …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Storm lose Sue Bird for at least two months to knee injury

A terrible start to the WNBA season just got exponentially worse for the Storm, who will lose star point guard Sue Bird for significant time due to a knee injury.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 10 a.m.

WNBA star Liz Cambage traded from Dallas to Las Vegas

The Dallas Wings have traded WNBA star Liz Cambage to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ first two picks in 2020. Cambage is a 6-foot-8 Australian …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

WNBA hires Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as commissioner

The WNBA has hired Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as its new commissioner. She replaces Lisa Borders, who stepped down in October. Engelbert will be the first person to have the …


Storm coach Dan Hughes undergoes surgery for cancer

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract. The team provided no timetable for his return to the sideline. Hughes revealed the …


USA Basketball selects Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier for junior national team trials

Gonzaga head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier has been selected as one of four court coaches for the 2019 USA Basketball Junior National Team trials, May 16-20 at the United …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

North Carolina hires Princeton’s Courtney Banghart as women’s basketball coach

North Carolina has hired Princeton’s Courtney Banghart as its next women’s basketball coach. The school announced Banghart’s hiring Tuesday morning after UNC’s board of trustees approved terms for a five-year …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart tears Achilles’ tendon in right leg

Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. The Seattle Storm player injured her leg on …


Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart will likely miss upcoming season with torn Achilles tendon

Storm forward Breanna Stewart is expected to undergo surgery this week in Los Angeles to repair an injured Achilles tendon.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Sabrina Ionescu decides to stay at Oregon for senior season

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is returning for her senior season. The Ducks star bylined a story on The Players Tribune titled “Unfinished Business” that ran minutes after the deadline for …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief, Jack Sikma, Teresa Weatherspoon headline ’19 Hall class

NBA stars Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma are the headliners of the 2019 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Also selected this year were WNBA great Teresa …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

AP awards: Megan Gustafson player of year, Kim Mulkey coach of year

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson has won The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year award. Baylor’s Kim Mulkey is the AP women’s coach of the year. Gustafson led the nation …


Oregon women make Final Four debut; others have national titles

Oregon and coach Kelly Graves are going into the Final Four as the only newcomers, surrounded by three women’s teams that have won multiple national championships.


Defending champion Notre Dame beats Stanford to get back to Final Four

Jackie Young scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead defending national champion Notre Dame back to the Final Four with an 84-68 victory over Stanford on Monday night.


UConn’s Napheesa Collier headlines AP women’s All-America team

Napheesa Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year. The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Oregon beats Mississippi State to reach first Final Four

Off to Oregon’s first appearance in the Final Four, guard Sabrina Ionescu set the theme for the second-seeded Ducks. “All I gotta say is we’re not done yet,” Ionescu said …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Jeff Walz and Louisville hope to beat UConn twice in season, Oregon seeks first Final Four apperance

Jeff Walz knows that it’s extremely rare for a team to beat UConn twice in a season. Only one school has done it over the past decade and that’s Notre …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Missouri State women crash Sweet 16 as No. 11 seed

The Sweet 16 is set and Missouri State is crashing the party for the first time in 18 years. The 11th-seeded Lady Bears last got this far in 2001 behind …


NCAA Tournament: UCLA upsets Maryland to advance to Sweet 16

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UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Sabrina Ionescu’s triple-double powers Oregon past Indiana and into Sweet 16

NCAA Tournament: Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for her 18th career triple-double and second-seeded Oregon defeated No. 10 Indiana 91-68 on Sunday in the Portland …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s senior women show leadership comes in many different forms

Most freshman college basketball players just want to get into the game. Sophomores want to score. Juniors want to start. And seniors simply want to win. Especially the seniors on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:44 a.m.

Gonzaga women catch each other and a No. 5 seed en route to NCAA Tournament

These Zags let it be known they have every intention of not only catching each other, but carrying each other right past any obstacles that might face them .


Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 21 Drake women rout Valparaiso in MVC quarterfinals

Becca Hittner scored 18 points and No. 21 Drake used an 18-0 first-quarter run to roll to an 86-58 victory over Valparaiso in the Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinals.


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Baylor wins Big 12 title 67-49 over No. 13 Iowa State

Kalani Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor defeat No. 13 Iowa State 67-49 on Monday night in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.


Top 25 women’s basketball: No. 4 Notre Dame women claim 5th ACC title in 6 years

Jessica Shepard had a season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 4 Notre Dame claimed its fifth Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title in six years by routing No. 3 …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Stanford beats Oregon to win women’s Pac-12 Tournament title

DiJonai Carrington scored 22 points, and seventh-ranked Stanford erased some unpleasant recent history against No. 6 Oregon, beating the Ducks 64-57 to win the Pac-12 Tournament title on Sunday night.