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Aces rout Mercury 93-76 to even WNBA semifinals at 2-all

Oct. 07, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces were embarrassed by their previous two games, a pair of losses that put them on the brink of elimination. They took it personally, got back to doing what they do best and now have a chance to clinch a spot in the WNBA Finals at home. ...

Chicago beats Connecticut 79-69, heads to WNBA Finals

Oct. 07, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky are back in the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014 thanks in big part to Candace Parker's decision to come home. Vandersloot scored 19 points and Kahleah Copper added 18 to help the Sky beat the top-seeded...

Mohegan Sun suspends betting on WNBA at new sportsbook

Oct. 04, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

The Mohegan Sun casino announced Monday that it has suspended wagering on the WNBA after questions were raised over a potential conflict in taking bets on the Connecticut Sun, a team also owned by the Mohegan Tribe. The issue came up after Gov. Ned Lamont opened the...

Copper lifts Sky to 86-83 win over Sun and 2-1 series lead

Oct. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper flexed after getting fouled on a basket late in Sunday’s WNBA semifinal. Her teammates latched onto the energy to keep an improbable postseason run going. Copper scored 26 points and Allie Quigley added 21 to help the Chicago Sky edge the...

Tribe accepting bets on games involving WNBA team it owns

Oct. 01, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

On the first legal sports wager in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont showed a potential area of concern for the state. Lamont placed the first bet at the Mohegan Sun, putting $50 on the Connecticut Sun to win its playoff game with the Chicago Sky, moments after casino...

Thomas leads Sun to 79-68 win over Sky to even series 1-1

Sep. 30, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas worked hard for eight months rehabbing her torn Achilles' tendon to be able to provide a spark for the Connecticut Sun in the playoffs. The Sun's “engine” did just that, scoring 15 points and providing a defensive presence to...

Vandersloot leads Sky to 101-95 double OT win over Sun

Sep. 28, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Like a great maestro, Courtney Vandersloot orchestrated one of the best games in WNBA playoff history. Vandersloot had the second triple-double in the postseason with 12 points, a league playoff-record 18 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the...

Joneses and Miller sweep major WNBA awards

Sep. 28, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones led a sweep of three major WNBA awards for Connecticut, earning MVP honors hours before the Sun opened their best-of-five playoff series against Chicago on Tuesday. She averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots to...

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...