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04/23/2018 06:29 AM Wilson comes up Aces in trip to Las Vegas A'ja Wilson, the top pick in this month's WNBA draft, recounts her trip to Las Vegas after the Aces took her No. 1 overall. "I'm now officially a pro."
04/26/2018 08:57 PM WNBA players get better fit with new uniforms WNBA uniforms are getting an upgrade this year thanks to the league's new partnership with Nike. Players spent the better part of the last year working with the apparel company designing a uniform that focused on movements unique to women's basketball players. ''They fit really nice
04/15/2018 03:31 AM Draft Diary: A'ja Wilson talks getting drafted, going home Being taken first by Las Vegas was surreal. Then walking on stage and getting my jersey from WNBA President Lisa Borders, who happens to be a sorority sister. Then when I did the first part of the WNBA media circuit, they surprised me.
04/13/2018 03:56 AM A'ja Wilson top pick of WNBA draft by Las Vegas Aces A'ja Wilson is thrilled for the chance to head to Las Vegas. The South Carolina star was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Aces on Thursday night. ''It's such a great feeling, just an amazing way to cap off my collegiate career,'' Wilson said.
04/12/2018 11:13 PM The Las Vegas Aces select South Carolina star A'ja Wilson with No. 1 pick in WNBA draft NEW YORK (AP) -- The Las Vegas Aces select South Carolina star A'ja Wilson with No. 1 pick in WNBA draft.
04/12/2018 10:51 PM Lynx star Whalen will do double duty as Gophers coach Minnesota Gophers fans wondered if Lindsay Whalen might retire from the WNBA when the head coaching job suddenly opened up at the school where she remains a star. Turns out Whalen had another idea: Why not do both? Whalen was named Thursday to take over the program she led to the Final Four in 2004
04/12/2018 07:58 PM Sun acquire Bria Holmes from Atlanta for 2 WNBA draft picks ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Dream have traded forward Bria Holmes to the Connecticut Sun for two second-round draft picks.
04/12/2018 06:58 AM Wilson expected to go first in WNBA draft It would be a real shock if A'ja Wilson isn't the first pick in the WNBA draft Thursday night by the Las Vegas Aces. The AP college player of the year, who starred at South Carolina, has been the consensus choice all season. ''I think in our league, her biggest thing, she's going
04/12/2018 05:10 AM Liz Cambage overpowering so far at Commonwealth Games The Dallas Wings' new recruit Liz Cambage is dominating women's basketball at the Commonwealth Games. Australia center Cambage, playing at the Commonwealth Games for the first time, leads the tournament in scoring (25.7 points per game), field goal percentage (74.4 per cent) and fouls drawn
04/04/2018 01:54 PM WNBA coaches, GMs tab A'ja Wilson 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 two rounds of the league's draft next week. Panelists were limited to players eligible for the draft, and couldn't pick players from their own team. The top few picks have been
03/27/2018 09:02 PM Jay Parry leaving as WNBA chief operating officer NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Parry will step down as WNBA chief operating officer on April 30 and be replaced by Ann Rodriguez.
03/22/2018 03:58 PM Correction: Big3-Lieberman story NEW YORK (AP) -- In a story March 21 about Nancy Lieberman being named to coach a team in the BIG3, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lieberman was a two-time Olympian. She competed only in the 1976 Montreal Games. According to USA Basketball, Lieberman was initially selected for the 1980
03/15/2018 10:28 PM Correction: Lynx-Wright story MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In a story March 13 about the Minnesota Lynx signing free-agent guard Tanisha Wright, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Wright just completed her first season as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. She spent that season as an assistant at UNC Charlotte
03/13/2018 11:38 PM Minnesota Lynx sign guard Tanisha Wright MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx have signed free-agent guard Tanisha Wright.
03/12/2018 05:38 PM WNBA draft to be held April 12 in New York NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA draft will be held April 12 at the Nike New York headquarters.
03/07/2018 03:21 AM Liz Cambage set to play for Australia at Commonwealth Games Liz Cambage will play for Australia's Commonwealth Games team before she returns to the WNBA with the Dallas Wings in May. Basketball Australia said Wednesday that the 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) center will lead the national team at the Commonwealth Games which begin on April 4 on the Gold Coast south
03/06/2018 07:38 PM Phoenix acquires Briann January and trades Danielle Robinson The Phoenix Mercury swapped point guards. The Mercury traded Danielle Robinson to the Minnesota Lynx while acquiring Briann January from the Indiana Fever on Tuesday. Phoenix also sent the No. 8 pick in this year's WNBA draft to the Fever and received Minnesota's No. 12 pick.
02/28/2018 01:32 PM NBA academies to include top female players camps The NBA is expanding its international academies to include developmental camps for top female prospects. The league announced Wednesday that the first camp will be held in Mexico City from March 9-11 and will bring in the top 20-25 players ages 17 and under from the Carribean, Mexico, Central America
02/27/2018 08:31 AM Cambage happy to be back in the WNBA Liz Cambage needed some time away from basketball to rediscover her passion for the sport. ''(Last year) was just a big year of me wanting to step back from a lot of things and get the right mentality and take a lot of things off my bucket list,'' Cambage said in a phone interview Monday
02/13/2018 08:46 AM Monday's Sports In Brief Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday. The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time. Joining them in the seven-member class are former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, longtime assistants Chris Dailey
02/10/2018 07:22 PM Taurasi ready for final go-round with USA Basketball Diana Taurasi wants to make the most of her final go-round with USA Basketball. The four-time Olympic gold medalist is back for one more run at a world championship and potentially the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if she can stay healthy. Taurasi spent most of her time on the bike and cheered on her teammates
02/08/2018 07:23 PM WNBA All-Star Angel McCoughtry returning to Atlanta Dream ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Dream have announced that WNBA All-Star Angel McCoughtry will return to the team for the 2018 season.
02/05/2018 09:33 PM 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage back in WNBA, playing for Dallas Wings Australian center Liz Cambage signed a multiyear contract with the Dallas Wings on Monday, returning to the WNBA organization that drafted her second overall seven years ago. The Shock moved to Texas three years ago and became the Wings.
02/02/2018 07:49 PM Lindsay Whalen exits USA Basketball, will still play in WNBA Lindsay Whalen has decided to retire from USA Basketball. Don't worry Minnesota Lynx fans, she still plans to play in the WNBA for a few more years. ''I felt like it was a good time to step away from USA Basketball,'' Whalen told The Associated Press in a phone interview.
02/01/2018 06:34 PM Sparks re-sign guard Odyssey Sims LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed guard Odyssey Sims for a second season with the team.
01/18/2018 03:42 AM Ex-Cal G Clarendon sues university alleging sexual assault Former California women's basketball player and current WNBA All-Star guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic department. The school acknowledged the lawsuit Wednesday night and said the staff member, Mohamed
01/12/2018 01:39 AM Holdsclaw leads Women's Basketball Hall of Fame finalists Chamique Holdsclaw, Tina Thompson and Katie Smith headline the 10 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday. The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time this year. Holdsclaw is Tennessee's all-time leading scorer and rebounder and led the Lady Vols
01/10/2018 05:37 PM Reeve, Agler, Hughes chosen court coaches at training camp WNBA coaches Cheryl Reeve, Brian Agler and Dan Hughes will serve as court coaches at USA Basketball women's national team training camp in South Carolina next month. The trio will help coach Dawn Staley with on-court drills and scrimmages during the three-day camp from Feb. 9-11. Most of the 29
12/28/2017 06:54 PM Lynx give coach Cheryl Reeve contract extension, GM duties MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx have signed coach Cheryl Reeve to a multiyear contract extension and made her general manager of the four-time WNBA champions.
12/14/2017 08:41 PM Bird, Taurasi headline US women's hoops national team pool Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are back for another run with the U.S. women's basketball team. The four-time Olympic gold medalists are among the 29 players chosen Thursday for the national team pool. Eleven members of the 2016 Olympic team that won a sixth consecutive gold medal for the Americans
12/12/2017 01:03 AM Las Vegas' WNBA franchise to be known as the Aces Las Vegas' WNBA franchise will be known as the Aces. Officials with the team, formerly the San Antonio Stars, revealed the franchise's name and unveiled the new logo during a news conference Monday. ''Las Vegas has enthusiastically embraced us, and we're incredibly excited for this
11/15/2017 07:58 PM WNBA receives 'A' on race and gender report card The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned a combined ''A'' grade for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Wednesday by The Institute
11/14/2017 09:40 PM James Dolan looking to sell New York Liberty after 21 years The New York Liberty are for sale. One of the WNBA's original franchises, the Liberty have been owned by James Dolan and Madison Square Garden since the league was founded in 1996 and started play the next year. ''We have been a strong and vocal advocate for the Liberty and the WNBA since
10/31/2017 12:14 AM Former Connecticut assistant Nicki Collen named Dream coach Nicki Collen is headed south for her first job as a head coach. After two years as an assistant to Curt Miller with the Connecticut Sun, Collen is taking over in Atlanta. ''I am humbled at the opportunity to become the next head coach of the Atlanta Dream and incredibly proud to be associated
10/30/2017 04:51 PM WNBA star Stewart says she was sexually abused as a child WNBA star Breanna Stewart says she was sexually abused as a child. The Seattle Storm forward describes the abuse in an essay posted Monday on the Players' Tribune website. Stewart says she was first molested at a relative's house in upstate New York when she was 9 by a man who continued the
10/21/2017 06:46 PM Laimbeer excited for chance to build Las Vegas franchise Bill Laimbeer found himself at a crossroad. The 60-year-old Laimbeer could stay with New York as the team's general manager or find employment elsewhere. An executive at MGM Resorts International asked him to be the coach and president of the new WNBA team that was moving from San Antonio to Las
10/18/2017 01:08 AM San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise. The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said Tuesday. ''Las Vegas has been on our radar screen for some time,'' WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a phone interview.
10/17/2017 05:24 PM WNBA president says San Antonio Stars being bought by MGM Resorts International and moving to Las Vegas NEW YORK (AP) -- WNBA president says San Antonio Stars being bought by MGM Resorts International and moving to Las Vegas.
10/10/2017 07:16 PM 2 WNBA players denied visas into Turkey with Russian team WNBA players Emma Cannon and Brionna Jones have been denied visas for entry into Turkey with their Russian team this week, fallout from a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Turkey. The two players told The Associated Press in texts Tuesday that they were at the Moscow airport when the
10/09/2017 10:21 PM WNBA saw postseason increases in attendance and viewers The WNBA says it saw increases in attendance, viewership and social media during its postseason. The league announced Monday that attendance in the playoffs was up 10 percent from last season and had its highest average, 9,596, since the 2010 season. The WNBA Finals, which saw Minnesota beat Los Angeles
10/06/2017 02:36 AM Parade, rally held for WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the fourth time in seven seasons, the Minnesota Lynx and their fans celebrated a WNBA championship with a parade.
10/05/2017 01:52 PM Lynx earn 4th WNBA title in 7 seasons with win vs Sparks The Minnesota Lynx are no strangers to celebration. Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and a proud core have danced in the confetti and bathed in bubbly four times now. Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Lynx to their fourth championship in
10/05/2017 02:28 AM Minnesota Lynx beat Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in Game 5 for fourth WNBA title MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx beat Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in Game 5 for fourth WNBA title.
10/04/2017 04:43 PM Dan Hughes new coach of the Seattle Storm Dan Hughes missed coaching basketball. A year after he stepped away from the WNBA, he's back as the coach of the Seattle Storm, the team announced Wednesday. ''It was kind of meant to be,'' Hughes said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.
10/04/2017 04:13 AM AP Sources: Seattle Storm hire Dan Hughes to be next coach Dan Hughes is coming back to the WNBA as coach of the Seattle Storm, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Hughes spent 11 years as the head coach and general manager for San Antonio, guiding the Stars to six postseason appearances before retiring after the 2016
10/03/2017 10:01 PM Sparks, Lynx clash in Game 5 with WNBA title on the line The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will end the 2017 season on Wednesday night in the same way and in the same city as they did in 2016, with one of them holding a trophy. After last year's high drama, when the Sparks came to Minneapolis and won the WNBA title on a last-second shot in Game
10/02/2017 04:32 AM Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx weren't about to let their season end in Los Angeles. The WNBA MVP helped the Lynx force a decisive fifth game in the WNBA Finals by scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as Minnesota beat Los Angeles 80-69 on Sunday night. It's the second consecutive
10/01/2017 12:51 AM Sparks look to KO Lynx, win 2nd straight title The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the
09/30/2017 03:01 PM Sparks beat Lynx, move within win of consecutive WNBA titles Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike came up big to move the Los Angeles Sparks within one win of repeating as WNBA champions. Ogwumike had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Parker had 13 points and five steals to help the Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.
09/30/2017 07:12 AM Staley ready for USA women's hoops camp Dawn Staley is excited to lead her first USA Basketball camp as head coach of the national team. ''I'm ready to get things going,'' Staley said Friday night in a phone interview with The Associated Press. While there might not be much national team experience at the camp, Staley
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