Stories tagged: wnba
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
The Seattle Storm have re-signed Breanna Stewart. After missing the 2019 WNBA season because of a ruptured right Achilles tendon, Stewart made her return to the court on Jan. 27, …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020
Skylar Diggins-Smith is going to Phoenix to join Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Larry Stone: For Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, impact on women’s basketball cut short in most tragic way
Kobe Bryant’s shocking death Sunday at age 41 resonated with especially profound pain in that realm, where Bryant was a beloved figure. He was an absolutely unabashed supporter of the …
Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
The WNBA champion Washington Mystics say reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne is expected to be ready for the start of the season after undergoing back surgery.
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
Alana Beard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year who won a WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks, is retiring after 15 years.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Days after completing a new collective bargaining agreement, the WNBA released an expanded 2020 schedule that increases the regular season from 34 to 36 games.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
The WNBA and its players have reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
Storm star Breanna Stewart is set to return to competition when she leads USA Basketball against her alma mater at the end of month.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
The Indiana Fever have hired Marianne Stanley as their new head coach.
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
The New York Liberty will have a new home next year – Barclays Center. Team executives told The Associated Press on Thursday the Liberty will play all their home games …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
A diversity report shows the WNBA remains the leader among all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
The New York Liberty are not renewing the contract of head coach Katie Smith the team announced Wednesday. Smith’s current contract ends this month. She was elevated to the team’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
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 …
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
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 …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
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 …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2019
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
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the …
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
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 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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
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 …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
After getting swept in the WNBA Finals last year, the Washington Mystics are back and ready to win the franchise’s first title.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, and the Washington Mystics earned a return trip to the WNBA Finals, outlasting the Las Vegas Aces 94-90 to close out their semifinal series …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP in a near-unanimous vote. Delle Donne received 41 of 43 first-place votes after leading Washington to a league-best 26-8 …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
One of the original WNBA teams, the New York Liberty won the WNBA draft lottery Tuesday. The Liberty had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
Officially, Seattle’s season ended Sunday when the No. 6 seed Storm lost 92-69 at No. 3 Los Angeles in the quarterfinals.
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
Chelsea Gray had 21 points and eight assists, Candace Parker added 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Seattle 92-69 to eliminate the defending-champion …