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UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Full of fire: Former Lewis and Clark star Briann January out to prove she’s still among WNBA elites

Briann January was one of the best high school athletes in Spokane history and is one of the most accomplished as a professional.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Delle Donne leads Mystics to first WNBA title

The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in …


WNBA Finals comes down to a decisive Game 5 in Washington

The Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics both will be playing for their franchise’s first WNBA title during a decisive Game 5 on Thursday, but that won’t be the only compelling …


Sun force Game 5 in WNBA Finals with 90-86 win over Mystics

Alyssa Thomas had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun stave off elimination and force a decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals with a …


Mystics beat Sun 94-81 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne played through a back injury and helped the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 94-81 and move within a victory of winning the franchise’s first title


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Mystics beat Sun to take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne put forth a gutsy effort, playing through a back injury, and Washington beat the Connecticut Sun 94-81 on Sunday and moved within a victory of winning the …


Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne has herniated disk in back

Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne has a herniated disk in her back. The league’s MVP is undergoing treatment and the team said it would update her status Saturday. The …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Jonquel Jones helps Sun even series as Elena Delle Donne exits for Mystics

Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun took advantage of Elena Delle Donne’s early injury exit to defeat the Washington Mystics 99-87 in Game …


Elena Delle Donne leads Washington Mystics to Game 1 win in WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne scored two big baskets for Washington after Connecticut had cut its deficit to four in the fourth quarter and the Mystics held off the Sun 95-86 ihn …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Connecticut Sun relish role of underdog in WNBA Finals

Connecticut Sun players toil largely in the shadow of the WNBA’s bigger names. Washington, the Sun’s opponent in the finals that begin Sunday, features one of the biggest stars in …


Mystics, Sun to meet in WNBA Finals; series begins Sunday

A year after getting swept in the WNBA Finals, Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics are back. The Mystics will face the Connecticut Sun as the top two teams …


Alyssa Thomas has 22 points, 11 rebounds, Sun beat Storm 89-70

Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double, Courtney Williams scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 89-70. Connecticut is a game …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Shekinna Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the …


Jewell Loyd scores season-high 31 points, Storm beat Sun 78-65

Jewell Loyd scored 20 of her season-high 31 points in the second half and the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65. Loyd was 11 of 15 from the …


Led by Natasha Howard, Seattle Storm pull away to beat Connecticut

Natasha Howard scored 13 points to lead six players in double figures and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 84-70 on Sunday.


Natasha Howard scores career-high 25, Storm beat Sun 103-92

Natasha Howard scored a career-high 25 points, Breanna Stewart had 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals, and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 103-92. Seattle had …


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 …


Sun top short-handed Dream 96-75 for 6th straight win

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. Connecticut, winners of six straight, won in …


Courtney Williams scores career-high 27, Sun beat Storm 84-71

Courtney Williams scored a career-high 27 points and Jonquel Jones posted her fifth straight double-double, leading the Connecticut Sun to an 84-71 victory over the Seattle Storm. Jones finished with …


Shekinna Stricklen hits 7 3s, Sun top Storm 83-79 for 5th straight win

Shekinna Stricklen made a career-high seven 3-pointers to tie a franchise record, accounting for all 21 of her points in the Connecticut Sun’s 83-79 victory over the Seattle Storm. Stricklen …


Jasmine Thomas scores career-high 29, Sun top Storm 96-89

Jasmine Thomas scored a career-high 29 points, Alyssa Thomas had 17 points and nine assists, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 96-89. Breanna Stewart had 22 points and …



Digest: Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream hold off Connecticut Sun

Angel McCoughtry tied her career high with four 3s and finished with 26 points, and Sancho Lyttle scored 17 and grabbed 14 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream hold off …


Thomas’ tip-in in final second lifts Sun over Storm 77-76

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Alyssa Thomas scored on a tip-in with 0.6 seconds left and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 77-76 on Friday night to snap a six-game losing …


Stewart returns to Connecticut for first time as WNBA player

Former UConn star Breanna Stewart returns to Connecticut on Friday for the first time as a WNBA player, dealing with something she had little experience with while in college – …


Fever-Sun WNBA game postponed because of airport delays

The Indiana Fever had to postpone their WNBA game at the Connecticut Sun on Saturday night because of airport delays. Indiana played in Washington on Friday night and was set …


Chelsea Gray scores 16 points to lead Sun over Storm

SEATTLE – Chelsea Gray scored 16 points and Connecticut beat the Seattle Storm 79-58 on Tuesday night for the Sun’s fourth straight win. Camille Little and Alex Bentley each added …


Briscoe holds off Power to win at Sonoma

Auto racing: Ryan Briscoe got past teammate Will Power out of a pit stop Sunday and held off the two-time defending Sonoma champion for his seventh career IndyCar victory, capping …