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Seattle Storm ride balanced attack to 82-74 win over Minnesota Lynx

The Storm weathered a blistering offensive assault from Minnesota guard Odyssey Sims and relied on a balanced scoring attack to capture an 82-74 victory Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil Matt DiBenedetto’s upset bid

Denny Hamlin spoiled Matt DiBenedetto’s shot at his first career victory – just days after DiBenedetto learned he’d been fired – with a late pass at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Josef Newgarden gets Pocono pole after rain wipes out qualifying

IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying. The field has been set on points: Alexander Rossi starts second, followed …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Tyler Reddick drives from last to 1st to win Bristol

Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points …


Denny Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner …


Drivers eyeing playoff spots and job security at Bristol

There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR’s playoffs. And as free agency hits full steam, drivers need to secure their futures as fast as possible. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

IndyCar at Pocono Raceway faces uncertain future

IndyCar and Pocono Raceway could be headed toward another split. The track has no deal for the open-wheel series to return for an eighth straight year in 2020, and another …


Napheesa Collier having stellar rookie season for the Minnesota Lynx

Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she’s done just that, putting herself on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Top-seeded Brett Moffitt wins NASCAR Truck playoff opener

Brett Moffitt pulled away won a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were involved in a plane crash as the family landed …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Washington Mystics use 29-8 4th quarter to beat Seattle Storm, 88-59

The Mystics opened the third quarter on a 17-5 run for a 15-point lead as Seattle went without a field goal for four-plus minutes.


Around the WNBA: Liberty hosts third annual UNITY Day; Mystics sit atop poll

Tina Charles is pleased how the New York Liberty ownership group has continued to support the players’ activism involving social issues. The team hosted its third annual UNITY Day game …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

WNBA suspends Brittney Griner 3 games for fight; 4 others punished

The WNBA has suspended Mercury center Brittney Griner three games for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game Saturday that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Seattle Storm top New York Liberty 84-69 in game played in Brooklyn

Seattle coach Dan Hughes walked off the court after the Storm beat New York impressed with the atmosphere he just saw. The game was played at Barclays Center, the first …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson-Ryan Blaney feud shows no signs of slowing down

Jimmie Johnson’s feud with Ryan Blaney is showing no signs of slowing down, heading into the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Johnson still wants Blaney to apologize for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

Brad Keselowski wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Brad Keselowski has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. The Team Penske driver has three Cup victories this year. He was the fastest in …


Natasha Howard leads Storm past Wings, 69-57

Natasha Howard had 23 points, 11 rebounds and six steals, Jordin Canada added a career-high 18 points and six assists and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 69-57. Alysha …


Around the WNBA: Dallas rookie Arike Ogunbowale remains confident despite losing

Arike Ogunbowale hasn’t let losing shake her confidence. She was the fifth pick in the draft by the Dallas Wings and like many talented first-year players, Ogunbowale has already lost …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne’s 29 points, 12 rebounds lead Mystics past Storm

Elena Delle Donne had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Ariel Atkins added 17 points – hitting five 3-pointers – and the Washington Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 99-79. Emma Meesseman …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 12:53 p.m.

Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

Coaches, players and WNBA executives were pleased with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer says he accomplished two …


WNBA roundup: Tamera Young, Dearica Hamby each score 18, Aces top Wings 86-54

Las Vegas (14-6), winners of eight of nine games, is tied with Connecticut for the best record in the WNBA.


Dalilah Muhammad breaks women’s world record in 400 hurdles at U.S. championships

In workouts, Dalilah Muhammad has often been on world-record pace. On a drizzly Sunday night, she put everything together. Muhammad broke a 16-year-old world record in the 400-meter hurdles by …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Erica Wheeler leads Team Wilson to win at WNBA All-Star Game

Erica Wheeler hoped to make her All-Star debut an unforgettable one. She certainly did, walking away with the MVP award.


Fox Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira headlines speakers at National Association of Sports Officials Summit in Spokane

For the first time in the 37-year history of the The National Association of Sports Officials Summit, the annual event being held in the state of Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Shekinna Stricklen, Diamond DeShields win 3-point contest, skills challenge

Shekinna Stricklen made the most of her All-Star weekend, winning the 3-point contest. The Connecticut Sun forward scored 23 points in the final round to edge hometown favorite Kayla McBride …


WNBA to experiment with 20-second shot clock at All-Star

The WNBA is adding a few experimental rules to the All-Star Game on Saturday. The teams will play with a 20-second shot clock instead of the usual 24. The league …


Sky’s Allie Quigley will try for 3-point shootout three-peat

Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky will try to three-peat as champion of the 3-point contest ahead of the WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas. Quigley set the WNBA record …


WNBA roundup: Kristi Toliver scores 32, Mystics beat Lynx before All-Star break

Kristi Toliver scored 20 of her season-high 32 points in the first half, Elena Delle Donne reached 3,500 career points and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 79-71 on …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Dearica Hamby scores 24; Aces cruise past Storm 79-62

Dearica Hamby scored 24 points to lead five Las Vegas starters in double figures and the Aces beat the Seattle Storm 79-62 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight home …