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08/16/2017 01:12 AM Seattle looks to weather Storm with league-best Lynx in town Minnesota is 21-4 while Seattle just snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday for its first win since coach Jenny Boucek was fired.
08/17/2017 01:33 AM Sparks cruise by Mystics 95-62 for 20th victory WASHINGTON (AP) -- Candace Parker scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks eased by the Washington Mystics 95-62 on Wednesday night.
08/16/2017 01:49 AM Mystics hope to solve Sparks The next challenge, beyond patching up the arena roof, is slowing down the Los Angeles Sparks. Two of the top four teams in the WNBA standings meet Wednesday in Washington when the defending league champion Sparks (19-8) face the Mystics (16-10) for the third time this season. Los Angeles won the previous
08/16/2017 01:32 AM Sun top short-handed Dream 96-75 for 6th straight win ATLANTA (AP) -- Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double, and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 96-75 on Tuesday night.
08/14/2017 09:21 PM Sun set on continuing momentum in visit vs. Dream The Connecticut Sun are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. The Atlanta Dream are in danger of missing the postseason for the second time in three years. Connecticut (17-9) clinched a spot in the eight-team playoff with Saturday's 96-88 win over the Dallas Wings.
08/14/2017 05:39 PM Fever's Dupree is mom of twins in family matter for team Candice Dupree appreciates road trips a little bit more lately. The Indiana Fever star's wife is DeWanna Bonner, who is with the Phoenix Mercury and took this season off. ''I was pretty excited to go on the road to get a good night's sleep,'' Dupree said before a recent game
08/13/2017 09:34 PM Charles score 21, Liberty use big run to top Sparks 83-69 NEW YORK (AP) -- Tina Charles scored 21 points and the New York Liberty used their biggest run of the season to defeat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-69 on Sunday for their third-straight win.
08/13/2017 12:08 PM New coach of WNBA's Seattle Storm sees playoffs on horizon Gary Kloppenburg knows he has a challenge as the Seattle Storm's new coach. ''We really are trying to regroup and just trying to get better in some areas that hurt us in a couple games,'' Kloppenburg told The Associated Press by phone Saturday. The Storm promoted Kloppenburg on
08/13/2017 04:56 AM Storm hits 10 3s in 98-89 win over Mercury PHOENIX (AP) -- Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scored 20 points apiece, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Saturday night in their first game since Gary Kloppenburg took over as their interim coach.
08/13/2017 02:36 AM Mystics beat Fever after 2nd-half delay because of leak Krystal Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 100-80 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed 48 minutes to start the second half because of water on the court. The Mystics (16-10) were up by 13 at the half before the game was delayed because of
08/13/2017 02:34 AM Harrison's 23 leads Stars past slumping Dream 83-68 SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Isabelle Harrison scored 23 points and the San Antonio Stars beat Atlanta 84-68 on Saturday night, handing the Dream their seventh straight loss.
08/13/2017 02:08 AM Thomas, Jones have double-doubles as Sun beat Wings 96-88 UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Alyssa Thomas had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and Jonquel Jones added 19 points, 16 boards and five blocked shots to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-88 on Saturday night.
08/13/2017 12:03 AM Sparks fly in to New York to face Liberty after big win Whatever coach Brian Agler said at halftime during the Los Angeles Sparks' two most recent wins seems to have done the trick. In wins over New York and Minnesota, Los Angeles outscored its opponents 25-11 and 21-8, respectively, in the third quarters. It helped our offense as well," Agler
08/12/2017 03:23 AM Resurgent Stars host sliding Dream The San Antonio Stars will look to rekindle the effort that saw them produce their best basketball in years when they host the Atlanta Dream on Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio (6-22) had won a season-high three straight games before it traveled to Rosemont, Ill. on Thursday
08/12/2017 02:32 AM Ogwumike makes late baseline jumper, Sparks beat Lynx 70-64 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Chelsea Gray scored 23 points, Candace Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 70-64 on Friday night.
08/12/2017 02:14 AM Prince comes up big in closing seconds, Liberty top Dream ATLANTA (AP) -- Shavonte Zellous had 20 points, Epiphanny Prince scored all four of her points in the final 30 seconds, and the New York Liberty held off the Atlanta Dream 83-77 on Friday night.
08/12/2017 01:58 AM Surging Sun look to remain hot against Wings There were two things the Connecticut Sun knew as they recovered from a 1-5 start to play well through the rest of the first half of the WNBA season. The other was that if they survived the first half, the schedule after the break called for nine of the first 10 games to be at home at the Mohegan Sun
08/12/2017 12:27 AM Mystics look to roll past Fever again The Washington Mystics are learning how to get by without All-Star Elena Delle Donne. The Mystics (15-10) host the Fever (9-18) Friday night having won the first two matchups by an average of 16 points. Kristi Toliver paced four double-digit scorers with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field
08/12/2017 12:06 AM Griner to return to lineup as Mercury host Strom Brittney Griner will be back in the Phoenix lineup on Saturday as the Mercury host the Seattle Storm, who just fired their head coach. Griner missed the last eight games after sustaining a bone bruise in her left knee in addition to a right ankle sprain in a July 14 loss to the Minnesota Lynx. Griner
08/11/2017 03:26 AM Currie scores 29, Mercury hold off Wings 101-100 in OT ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Monique Currie scored 29 points, Danielle Robinson made two free throws for a three-point lead with 41.1 seconds left in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 101-100 on Thursday night.
08/11/2017 02:49 AM Vandersloot's 5th straight double-double leads Sky to win ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Courtney Vandersloot had 21 points and 10 assists for her fifth straight double-double and the Chicago Sky cruised past the San Antonio Stars 94-74 on Thursday night.
08/10/2017 10:48 PM Liberty, Dream battle for playoff position Red-hot Tina Charles and the New York Liberty head to Atlanta on Friday to take on the struggling Dream in an Eastern Conference battle between a pair of playoff contenders. Charles, the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for July, has continued to roll in August. The Liberty (13-12) enter Friday
08/10/2017 10:31 PM Lynx C Fowles staking her claim in the WNBA MVP race Blood poured from the nose of Sylvia Fowles after an elbow from an Atlanta Dream player caught her in the face. As she kept chasing after the loose ball, longtime friend and teammate Seimone Augustus just shook her head. ''She gets beat down every game,'' Augustus said on Thursday.
08/10/2017 07:47 PM Storm fire Boucek, promote Kloppenburg to interim head coach The Seattle Storm have fired Jenny Boucek and promoted assistant Gary Kloppenburg to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Kloppenburg last was a head coach in Tulsa in 2012-13. The Storm have a talented roster led by Sue Bird, reigning rookie of the year Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd
08/10/2017 07:14 PM Lynx, Sparks ready for another showdown Things haven't changed much since the WNBA's first Game of the Year. The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks are still the top two teams in the league, in line to get byes into the best-of-five playoff semifinals. The teams meet Friday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., in a rematch
08/10/2017 01:55 AM Mercury, Wings meeting has playoff implications With less than a month to go in the WNBA regular season, the Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings are set to meet Thursday night in Arlington, Texas, with playoff implications on the line. Phoenix (13-12) is tied for fifth and Dallas (13-14) is seventh in the league standings, with only the top eight teams
08/10/2017 01:43 AM Sky host Stars, looking for third consecutive win The Chicago Sky not only carry a two-game winning streak into their Thursday home game against the San Antonio Sky, but they also boast the WNBA's Eastern Conference reigning player of the week. The Sky (10-16) host the Stars at (6-21) at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., the third and final regular-season
08/09/2017 01:53 AM Fowles' 27 points, 13 boards lead Lynx by Dream 81-72 ATLANTA (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles had 27 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 81-72 on Tuesday night.
08/09/2017 01:38 AM Charles scores 26 as Liberty top Fever 81-76 Tina Charles scored 26 points and the New York Liberty overcame Erica Wheeler's 33 points for an 81-76 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Wheeler made two of her seven 3-pointers in the final 20 seconds. Charles answered the first with two free throws for a 79-73 lead, and Epiphanny
08/09/2017 01:29 AM Williams scores career-high 27, Sun beat Storm 84-71 UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Courtney Williams scored a career-high 27 points, Jonquel Jones posted her fifth straight double-double and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 84-71 on Tuesday night.
08/08/2017 06:00 PM Hands-on approach: Purple pen helps WNBA's Plum blossom With Kelsey Plum struggling at the start of her career, San Antonio Stars assistant coach Latricia Trammell took a hands-on approach to try to break the rookie out a slump. Last month, right before the Stars played at Indiana, Trammell took out a purple pen and drew a plus sign and the word ''
08/08/2017 04:40 PM San Antonio on a roll, Lynx maintain lead in AP power poll NEW YORK (AP) -- San Antonio has been on a roll, winning three straight games for the first time since 2015.
08/07/2017 11:06 PM Lynx look to continue dominance versus Dream For the third time in the last two weeks, the Atlanta Dream get a crack at the best team in the WNBA when the powerful Minnesota Lynx visit McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta on Tuesday. The Lynx (20-3) have beaten the Dream (10-15) eight straight times, including both meetings this season. Minnesota, however
08/07/2017 10:04 PM Liberty return from lengthy trek to face Fever at MSG What a long, strange trip it has been for the New York Liberty this season. The Liberty last played in front of the home crowd on July 19 with an uplifting win against Connecticut, the top team in the Eastern Conference. Nearly 6,000 miles and 20 days later, the bright lights of Madison Square Garden
08/07/2017 07:39 PM Weakening Storm look to end skid at resurgent Sun Way back near the beginning of the WNBA season, the Seattle Storm were 4-1 and on the way to what looked like a run to the postseason. At about the same time, the Connecticut Sun were starting the season with four straight losses and five in the first six games, en route to what was supposed to be a
08/07/2017 12:48 AM Dupree, Larkins lift Fever to 84-82 win over Lynx INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points, Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
08/06/2017 11:11 PM Johnson, Christmas-Kelly help Wings hold off Sparks, 85-79 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Glory Johnson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Karima Christmas-Kelly scored 17 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-79 on Sunday.
08/06/2017 09:40 PM Toliver, Ruffin-Pratt lead Mystics to 85-80 win over Mercury WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kristi Toliver had 20 points, including four in the final 14 seconds, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a season-high 17 to help the short-handed Washington Mystics beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-80 on Sunday.
08/06/2017 02:48 AM Plum paces Stars past Storm with 23 pts in an 87-80 OT win SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 90 seconds remaining in overtime that gave San Antonio the lead for good, and the Stars beat the Seattle Storm 87-80 Saturday night for their third straight win.
08/06/2017 02:29 AM Vandersloot, Dolson help Sky rally, beat Dream 91-86 ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Courtney Vandersloot tied her career high with 26 points and Stephanie Dolson scored all of her 18 points in the second half to help the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 91-86 on Saturday night.
08/05/2017 10:44 PM Mystics aim to alter fortunes versus Mercury August already is in the running as the cruelest month for the Washington Mystics, and it's only a few days old. Facing Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury coming off a loss isn't exactly the ideal remedy, but such is the case on Sunday in Washington. The Mystics (14-10) lost 76-74 to the
08/05/2017 10:35 PM Lynx, Fever meet in matchup of teams on separate paths The league-leading Minnesota Lynx will go for their eighth win in a row when they visit the Indiana Fever on Sunday evening. Minnesota (20-2) holds a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks in the race for the best record in the WNBA. The Lynx have won six of their past seven games by double digits
08/05/2017 10:26 PM Streaking Sparks visit hot-shooting Wings Dallas tied a WNBA record with its 16 made 3-pointers in Friday's 93-80 home win against the Seattle Storm, but what really impressed Williams was the Wings' thoroughly dominant performance. The Wings hope to put their balance on display again Sunday afternoon when they host the Los Angeles
08/05/2017 04:46 AM Sparks use 25-11 3rd quarter to beat Liberty 87-74 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Candace Parker scored 24 points, and Odyssey Sims added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks cruise by the New York Liberty 87-74 on Friday night.
08/05/2017 04:18 AM Stars seek 3rd in row vs. Storm The San Antonio Stars are playing their best basketball of the season and look to continue their recent momentum when they host the up-and-down Seattle Storm on Saturday. Fatigue will be a factor as both teams played Friday night, with the Stars winning at home versus Washington and Seattle losing on
08/05/2017 03:57 AM Sky could be without Parker against Dream The injury-plagued Chicago Sky lost another player on Friday -- at least temporarily. Forward Cheyenne Parker suffered a right ankle sprain this week and did not make the trip to Indiana on Friday. Whether she's available for Saturday's home game against the Atlanta Dream at Allstate Arena
08/05/2017 02:41 AM Dallas ties WNBA record with 16 3s in 93-80 win over Storm ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Skylar Diggins-Smith had 23 points and seven assists, and the Dallas Wings tied a WNBA record with 16 3-pointers in a 93-80 victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.
08/05/2017 02:26 AM Stars win back-to-back home games for 1st time since 2015 SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Isabelle Harrison scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kelsey Plum had a career-high 12 assists, and the San Antonio Stars beat the Washington Mystics 76-74 on Friday night.
08/05/2017 01:49 AM Jones' 19 points, 15 boards lead Sun over Mercury 93-92 Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Shekinna Stricklen made two free throws with 11 seconds left for a four-point lead and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 93-92 on Friday night. Leilani Mitchell made a 3-pointer for Phoenix with 3 seconds left to pull within one. Stricklen missed
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