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Storm looking into abuse allegations against Natasha Howard

The Seattle Storm say they are looking into allegations on social media that Natasha Howard physically threatened and abused her wife. Howard’s wife posted a minute-long video on Twitter from …


Balanced, and depleted, Storm cruise past Wings, 95-81

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings to snap a three-game skid. The defending-champion Storm were without three-fifths …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne, A’ja Wilson are WNBA All-Star captains

Elena Delle Donne is a captain of the WNBA All-Star Game for the second straight year. This time she’ll be facing a team captained by A’ja Wilson. The WNBA announced …


Around the WNBA: New York gets boost from Amanda Zahui B., Bria Hartley; Mystics rolling

The New York Liberty will get a huge lift with the return of Amanda Zahui B., Bria Hartley and the addition of Marine Johannes to the roster. The trio had …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Teammates first, spouses second: Chicago Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley are flourishing

It’s always fun to see family and friends, but after nine years in the WNBA, a trip to Seattle doesn’t have the same allure that it once did for Courtney …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Tina Charles scores 26 as Liberty beat Storm 84-83

Tina Charles had 26 points, five rebounds and four assists, Kia Nurse added 24 points and the New York Liberty beat the Seattle Storm 84-83. Charles scored 11 straight New …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Injury means Sue Bird can attend World Cup final

Sue Bird says the reaction has been mostly positive to her article on The Players’ Tribune website regarding girlfriend Megan Rapinoe and the United States’ performance at the Women’s World …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne, A’ja Wilson lead early WNBA All-Star balloting

Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces lead early returns for WNBA All-Star fan balloting. The Mystics star was one of the …


Top Class: Gamecocks high-level recruits looking for titles

South Carolina’s top-ranked women’s basketball recruits are on campus and the confident group expects to make the Gamecocks championship contenders again. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley brought in four of …


Around the WNBA: Washington Mysitcs playing stellar defense during winning streak

Mike Thibault’s Washington Mystics squad has been using a stellar defensive effort to win five in a row and now sit atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

DeWanna Bonner, Brittney Griner lead Mercury over Storm

DeWanna Bonner and Brittney Griner each scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat Seattle 69-67 on Sunday, handing the Storm their first home loss of the season.


Jordin Clark hits late shot, Storm beat Sky 79-76

Jordin Canada scored 17 points, Natasha Howard added 14 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 79-76. Alysha Clark banked in a one-handed shot just …


Jewell Loyd, Natasha Howard lift Storm over Fever

Needing a basket to unlock a tie with Indiana in the final seconds, the Storm turned to Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard to make a play.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: Heather Bowman has plenty of competitive fire remaining nearly a decade after her final time in a Bulldogs’ jersey

The former GU star can see the Kennel from her office just off Division Street, and she’s always welcome to join the current Zags for a practice.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

California hires familiar face in Charmin Smith as coach

Charmin Smith has been named women’s basketball coach at California, returning to the staff where she most recently served as a top assistant before joining the WNBA’s New York Liberty …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Dan Hughes set to resume coaching Seattle Storm

Storm coach Dan Hughes is back as the head coach of the team after stepping away for the first month of the season because of cancer. Hughes first game will …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men’s professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in …


Around the WNBA: Connecticut off to hot start, sits atop standings

No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. Led by Jonquel Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to …


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 …


Carroll Women’s Basketball Sharing Home Court

Carroll College women’s basketball invited young hoopers on campus for four days this week.


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 …