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02/11/2019 08:07 PM Happy return: Sparks re-sign Alana Beard L.A. brings back the WNBA defensive player of the year, who has career averages of 11.6 points and 1.7 steals in 13 seasons.
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.
02/07/2019 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
12/17/2018 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.
12/01/2018 04:51 AM Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler resigns Los Angeles Sparks coach Brian Agler resigned on Friday after four seasons with the team.
11/30/2018 08:35 PM Brian Agler resigns as coach of WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks Brian Agler is ready for a new challenge.
11/21/2018 07:14 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 first round 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
11/17/2018 12:55 AM Nuggets add WNBA star Sue Bird to front office staff The Denver Nuggets added WNBA veteran Sue Bird to their front office staff on Friday.
11/16/2018 07:02 AM A year later, the New York Liberty still for sale It's been a year since James Dolan announced his intent to sell the New York Liberty, and the team is still on the market. ''There is no risk of the Liberty folding in the offseason,'' NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a phone interview. ''Jim has been very helpful to
11/13/2018 08:51 PM Lynx assistant James Wade hired as Chicago Sky coach James Wade doesn't think Chicago is that far off from making a playoff run. The longtime WNBA assistant was announced as the Sky's new coach and general manager on Tuesday. ''It's a great roster and great organization,'' Wade said in a phone interview.
11/10/2018 12:54 AM A'ja Wilson returns home to rehab minor knee injury WNBA rookie of the year A'ja Wilson has returned home Friday night from playing in China because of a minor right knee injury sustained in a game.
11/09/2018 07:59 PM AP Source: Lynx assistant Wade hired as Chicago Sky coach NEW YORK (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx assistant James Wade has been hired to coach the Chicago Sky.
11/02/2018 12:13 AM WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season NEW YORK (AP) -- WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years.
10/25/2018 05:14 PM WNBA receives straight A+ grades on diversity report card The WNBA continues to lead all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade as well as A-pluses for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Thursday by The
10/17/2018 07:10 AM First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in
10/05/2018 07:12 AM World Cup Diary: Wilson talks winning gold at the World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- We did it! What a great feeling it was bringing home the gold and winning a World Cup championship. It was an incredible few weeks that I will never forget .
10/02/2018 05:23 PM WNBA President Lisa Borders is latest executive to leave Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president on Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will oversee the WNBA on an interim basis while a search begins for a successor. Borders ran the league for three seasons, joining in 2016 as its fourth
10/01/2018 03:48 PM Challenge grows for US to keep spinning gold in basketball Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi know that winning a World Cup keeps getting more difficult. With the rest of the world improving, the two iconic U.S. players are especially proud of what they accomplished with a third straight championship. ''The World Championship, now the World Cup, is always
10/01/2018 07:17 AM Staley guides US to another gold using calm demeanor Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. ''Dawn's demeanor is so calm and confident I think that helped us,'' said four-time World Cup gold medalist Sue Bird after the U.S. beat Australia to win a third straight World Cup title. Staley helped guide
09/30/2018 10:57 PM Golden girls: US wins 3rd straight women's hoops World Cup Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece of history together. The pair has been a key part of all three titles and hasn't lost a World Cup game in nearly
09/30/2018 06:27 PM The Latest: Spain wins bronze medal at Women's World Cup The host nation led 55-43 heading into the fourth quarter before Belgium scored the first 11 points of the period to cut its gap to one. Spain rebuilt a 60-54 advantage before Emma Meesseman's jumper got Belgium within 60-58 with 2:51 left, but could get no closer. Spain closed the game scoring
09/30/2018 11:53 AM World Cup Diary: A'ja Wilson talks playing in the World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- Here we are on the morning of the gold medal game and it's been quite the experience so far.
09/30/2018 11:07 AM US vs Australia for gold at Women's Basketball World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- It's medal day at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
09/30/2018 01:46 AM Liz Cambage emotional after win over Spain Liz Cambage teared up as the final seconds ran off the clock and Australia was set to advance to the gold medal game of the Women's Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006. Cambage was the biggest reason why they've reached the gold medal game.
09/29/2018 10:09 PM Taurasi scores 26, helps US reach World Cup gold-medal game Just as it has done for most of the tournament, the U.S. used a big third quarter keyed by Diana Taurarsi and Breanna Stewart to pull away from an opponent. This time, it was Belgium, whose one-point halftime deficit turned into 16 by the end of the third period. Taurasi finished with 26 points, including
09/29/2018 09:50 PM The Latest: Australia and US to play for World Cup title Liz Cambage scored 33 points and had 15 rebounds to help Australia rally from an eight-point deficit to start the fourth quarter and beat Spain 72-66 on Saturday, advancing to the gold medal game of the Women's Basketball World Cup. Australia will play the U.S. trying to win its second gold medal
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