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04/19/2019 08:59 PM Storm coach Hughes hit with cancer diagnosis The Seattle Storm announced Friday that head coach Dan Hughes was diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery in the coming weeks.
04/22/2019 05:58 PM Pondexter ready to move on after retiring from WNBA Cappie Pondexter knew it was time to retire from basketball and move on to other things. The two-time WNBA champion announced her retirement earlier this week on Instagram and spoke with The Associated Press about her decision. Pondexter had a great basketball career, averaging 16.4 points, 3.8 assists
04/19/2019 10:05 PM Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes diagnosed with cancer Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy. Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle but that he
04/18/2019 07:51 PM Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8 game The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news conference held inside
04/18/2019 05:33 PM WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart undergoes surgery for torn Achilles Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart has undergone surgery to repair her ruptured right Achilles tendon. The Seattle Storm said Stewart had surgery Thursday morning in Los Angeles and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the 2020 WNBA season. Stewart suffered the injury while playing for
04/17/2019 06:47 PM 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. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women championship game in Hungary. The Seattle Storm announced the diagnosis on Wednesday.
04/15/2019 03:31 AM WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart injured in EuroLeague title game Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart was helped off the court during the EuroLeague Women championship game with what appeared to be a serious leg injury. The Seattle Storm star was playing for Dynamo Kursk, a Russian women's basketball club, when she took a jumper with 27.2 seconds left in the first
04/11/2019 11:14 PM Liberty acquire guard Tanisha Wright from Lynx NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Liberty acquired guard Tanisha Wright from Minnesota on Thursday in a deal that also included Las Vegas and Atlanta.
04/11/2019 06:55 AM Wednesday Sports in Brief RJ Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. The AP All-American averaged an Atlantic Coast Conference-best 22.6 points along with 7.6 rebounds while forming half of perhaps the nation's most potent one-two punch along with classmate and roommate Zion Williamson. LAWRENCE
04/11/2019 04:38 AM Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft Jackie Young said it was a dream come true to be taken first in the WNBA draft. The Notre Dame guard, who decided to enter the draft early and skip her senior season, was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. ''Since I was a little girl I always wanted to play in the WNBA
04/10/2019 02:51 PM WNBA draft wide open at the top; Las Vegas has No. 1 pick For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. The Las Vegas Aces have the top choice in Wednesday night's draft and could take Asia Durr of Louisville, Jackie Young of Notre Dame or Teaira McCowan of Mississippi State - or they could go in a completely
04/09/2019 10:32 PM Han Xu looks to be first Chinese player drafted since 1997 Han Xu impressed WNBA coaches and general managers with her play at the FIBA World Championship last fall. Now the young 6-foot-9 star is looking to become the first Chinese player drafted in the WNBA since 1997. ''I want to play in the best league in the world,'' Han said in an interview
04/08/2019 04:03 PM WNBA rebrands with new logo, eyes next generation of fans The WNBA's logo is getting a new look and the league is resetting its brand for the upcoming season. The league unveiled its plans Monday, intent on embracing the optimism of the women across the WNBA in building the next generation of fans. ''We are excited about all of it,'' WNBA
04/06/2019 10:23 PM Divac, Moncrief, Sikma, Weatherspoon headline '19 Hall class The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons. Back when the slick-passing Serbian big man was in the paint, the Kings had quite the run. For his
03/29/2019 06:44 AM WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the three rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut
03/26/2019 05:32 PM WNBA still searching for new president Mark Tatum hopes his tenure as WNBA interim president is coming to an end soon. With WNBA training camps set to begin in a little over a month and the regular season tipping off on May 24, the league is still looking for a new president. ''We've always had a general timeline by having someone
03/22/2019 09:50 PM Phoenix Mercury re-sign DeWanna Bonner PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Mercury have re-signed two-time WNBA All-Star DeWanna Bonner.
03/05/2019 06:43 PM LA Sparks sign center Rachel Hollivay LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have signed center Rachel Hollivay, who played for the Atlanta Dream in 2016 and '17.
03/04/2019 10:05 PM Fever hire ex-White House adviser as COO, promote Catchings The Indiana Fever hired former White House adviser Allison Barber as president and chief operating officer and promoted former star Tamika Catchings to vice president of basketball operations. Barber will replace Kelly Krauskopf, who became assistant general manager of the NBA's Indiana Pacers in
03/04/2019 05:55 PM Fever hire ex-White House adviser as COO, promote Catchings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Fever have hired former White House adviser Allison Barber as its new president and chief operating officer and promoted former star Tamika Catchings to vice president of basketball operations.
02/28/2019 10:15 PM Kelsey Griffin, out of WNBA for 5 years, on Lynx camp roster The Minnesota Lynx have signed forward Kelsey Griffin to their training camp roster, the third pick in the 2010 draft who has not played in the WNBA in five years. Griffin, an All-American at Nebraska, was traded by the Lynx to Connecticut on draft day. The Lynx also announced Thursday they re-signed
02/27/2019 12:33 AM Assault charges dropped against ex-Mercury assistant coach PHOENIX (AP) -- Charges have been dropped against former Phoenix Mercury assistant coach Todd Troxel, who was fired by the WNBA team last month following an independent investigation into alleged domestic violence.
02/20/2019 06:49 AM New York Liberty excited for upcoming season with new owners It's been five weeks since the New York Liberty were sold to an investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai, and the front office has been working hard to get the team ready to play in a few months when the WNBA season begins. Great new ownership, the draft is coming in April
02/15/2019 05:00 AM D’Angelo Russell glad to be gone from Lakers: 'Best thing that happened in my career' D'Angelo Russell is thrilled to not be stuck in the mire that is the Los Angeles Lakers.
02/12/2019 06:17 AM Elton Brand reportedly apologizes to Magic Johnson over Ben Simmons situation Magic Johnson has likely had it with all the tampering talk.
02/11/2019 08:07 PM LA Sparks re-sign veteran guard-forward Alana Beard LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed guard-forward Alana Beard, the reigning WNBA defensive player of the year.
02/07/2019 02:18 AM LA Sparks sign forward Ashley Walker LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have signed forward Ashley Walker, bringing her back to the WNBA.
02/06/2019 01:57 AM Lynx star Maya Moore to skip '19 WNBA season Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has decided to skip the upcoming WNBA season, seeking more time to devote to her family and her faith. Moore announced Tuesday on The Players' Tribune website that she'll sit out in 2019. The five-time first-team All-WNBA honoree has helped the Lynx win four championships
02/05/2019 09:42 PM Lynx star Maya Moore announces she'll sit out 2019 WNBA season Maya Moore announced she will take time off for her family and faith.
02/03/2019 02:07 AM Augustus and Quigley re-sign with Minnesota and Chicago Seimone Augustus and Allie Quigley are staying put. Augustus, who was the first pick of the 2006 draft, has played her entire career with the Lynx and helped them win a WNBA-record-tying four titles. ''I couldn't be more excited to be re-signing with the only place I've called home
02/03/2019 01:38 AM Lynx re-sign star Seimone Augustus for 14th season MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed eight-time All-Star Seimone Augustus, bringing the shooting guard back for a 14th season.
02/01/2019 10:53 PM Sparks re-sign guard Karlie Samuelson LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Sparks have re-signed guard Karlie Samuelson, who played her rookie season for Los Angeles.
01/30/2019 05:10 AM Corey Brewer gets what he deserves when Brandon Ingram dunks, laughs in his face Corey Brewer's cowardly attempt at defense was rewarded with a thundering dunk in his face and Brandon Ingram laughing at him as he laid on the ground.
01/23/2019 04:41 PM Nets minority owner buys WNBA's Liberty The New York Liberty have a new owner and get to keep their NBA ties. An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has bought the Liberty, the WNBA announced Wednesday. Tsai, co-founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, bought a 49 percent interest in the Nets in April.
01/22/2019 11:18 PM Dallas Wings star Liz Cambage asks to be traded Liz Cambage is looking to play elsewhere next season. ''Liz Cambage has communicated through her representation a desire to play elsewhere in the WNBA during the 2019 season,'' Dallas Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb said in a statement Tuesday. The 27-year-old Cambage finished second
01/21/2019 09:27 PM AP sources: Nets minority owner agrees to buy WNBA's Liberty The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner. An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, two people familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Monday. Tsai, co-founder
01/17/2019 10:44 PM Status of Lynx star Maya Moore for '19 WNBA season uncertain Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been ''in close contact'' with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore ''together
01/15/2019 07:50 AM Monday Sports in Brief Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, says he is declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.
01/15/2019 03:37 AM AP sources: Moore, Charles given franchise tags Two people familiar with the deals told The Associated Press that the former UConn teammates were given the franchise tag by Minnesota and New York for the upcoming WNBA season. Other tagged players include Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago), Jasmine Thomas (Connecticut), DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix) and Glory
01/11/2019 01:12 AM Cronan, Penicheiro among Women's Hall of Fame finalists KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee women's athletic director Joan Cronan and four-time WNBA All-Star Ticha Penicheiro are among the 12 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday.
01/10/2019 06:52 PM WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut
01/09/2019 09:47 PM AP source: Nets minority owner's group nearing Liberty deal Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai is close to adding another New York team to his sports portfolio. An investment group led by the co-founder of the Alibaba Group is close to a deal to buy the Liberty, a person familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The WNBA's
01/09/2019 12:59 AM Mercury fire assistant coach after domestic violence charge The Phoenix Mercury have fired assistant coach Todd Troxel following an independent investigation into alleged domestic violence. The team issued a statement Tuesday saying it had interviewed Troxel and his fiancee and concluded that his conduct during the incident was unacceptable. Troxel was charged
01/07/2019 08:51 PM Sparks hire Danita Johnson from Clippers as team president LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Danita Johnson as president and chief operation officer in her second stint with the WNBA team.
01/01/2019 06:41 PM Why is Wizards assistant coach Kristi Toliver being paid just $10,000 to do a six-figure job? Kristi Toliver is working as an assistant coach for the Wizards during the WNBA offseason, but her status as a player for the Mystics is stunting her salary.
12/28/2018 09:12 PM WNBA crossroads: league looks to cut losses, hire president As 2018 closes, the WNBA is at a crossroads. The play on the court has never been better, with Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird leading the Seattle Storm to a championship. Television ratings were up more than 30 percent and the Game 3 clincher of the WNBA Finals had its highest rating on ESPN2 since 2010
12/19/2018 12:16 AM Brian Agler hired to coach WNBA's Dallas Wings The Dallas Wings had already been through an extensive search for a new coach when Brian Agler suddenly became an option. ''Better to be lucky than good sometimes,'' Wings general manager and president Greg Bibb said Tuesday when introducing the team's new coach. Agler, the first
12/17/2018 02:03 AM Sue Bird enjoying time in Nuggets role, still wants to play Bird has spent the last month with the Nuggets, hitting the road to help out with some scouting. The basketball fire still burns after wrapping up her 16th WNBA season with a championship in September.
12/07/2018 10:54 PM 'Short but sweet' search lands Fisher as coach of LA Sparks It was a ''short but sweet'' search to find the new coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. Derek Fisher was introduced Friday as coach of the team that he watched play at Staples Center while helping the Lakers win five NBA championships as their point guard. ''This opportunity is
12/06/2018 02:46 PM Derek Fisher hired to coach WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher has been hired to coach the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, five days after longtime WNBA coach Brian Agler resigned. Fisher helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five NBA titles during his 18-season playing career and served
12/05/2018 10:24 PM Report: Derek Fisher hired as head coach of WNBA's LA Sparks Derek Fisher is reportedly the new head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.
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