Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Cheryl Reeve named USA Basketball women's team coach

Dec. 08, 2021 15:40 PM EST

USA Basketball didn't have to look far for its next women's coach, turning to Cheryl Reeve. The Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager has been an assistant on the last two Olympic teams. Now she's taking over the U.S. women's national team. “What I’ve learned...

Mercury part ways with coach Brondello after finals run

Dec. 06, 2021 20:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sandy Brondello is out as the Phoenix Mercury's coach after leading the team to the WNBA Finals in her eighth season. The Mercury announced Monday that the team and Brondello mutually agreed to part ways and her contract, which expired after the 2021 season, will not...

New York Liberty part ways with coach Walt Hopkins

Dec. 06, 2021 16:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty and coach Walt Hopkins parted ways Monday, less than two years after he was hired. “We thank Walt for his spirit & commitment over the last two seasons, in which the team developed 3 WNBA All-Rookie Team members & Rookie of the...

Study: WNBA again earns A-plus grades in diversity hiring

Dec. 01, 2021 18:07 PM EST

A diversity report has awarded the WNBA high grades again when it comes to racial- and gender-hiring practices. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida Wednesday issued an A-plus to the WNBA for the league’s overall,...

WNBA suspends Williams, Bradford for May altercation roles

Nov. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA suspended former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford for their roles in an altercation outside of an Atlanta-area club in May and for related health and safety protocol violations. Williams received a two-game suspension...

WNBA changes its playoff format to more traditional bracket

Nov. 18, 2021 16:33 PM EST

The WNBA is changing its playoff format to a more traditional bracket. The league announced Thursday that the postseason will consist of three rounds — best- of-three games for the first round and best-of-five games for subsequent ones — beginning this summer. The top...

Wizards' GM Tommy Sheppard gets extension amid fast start

Nov. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard has received a contract extension amid Washington's fast start to the season. Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced Wednesday that Sheppard and Sashi Brown signed multiyear extensions and received...

Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena...

Robertson, callup Oettinger lead Stars past Red Wings 5-2

Nov. 17, 2021 00:17 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Robertson scored twice and Jake Oettinger made 28 saves in his season debut as the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Tuesday night. Robertson’s wraparound at 3:48 of the third period gave Dallas a 4-2 lead after Detroit scored twice...

Wind storm: Thousands without power in Washington

Nov. 09, 2021 20:36 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 64,000 customers were without power Tuesday morning in Washington state as strong winds and rain blew through the Northwest. The Seattle Times reports the number of customers without power throughout Washington fluctuated Tuesday afternoon due...