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Teams battle for playoff positioning in WNBA's final week

Sep. 14, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week left in the regular season of the WNBA, playoff seeding, a postseason berth and draft lottery chances are still undecided. Buoyed by a 12-game winning streak, Connecticut has clinched the top seed throughout the playoffs and leads...

WNBA playoff seeds up for grabs as teams enter home stretch

Sep. 07, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoff chase may come down to the final day of the regular season on Sept. 19. Six teams have already clinched postseason spots, although where they will finish in the standings is still up for grabs. Connecticut remains...

Skylar Diggins-Smith helps Mercury beat Liberty 80-64

Aug. 27, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith has been on a tear since helping the U.S. win the gold medal at the Olympics. Diggins-Smith scored 27 points, Diana Taurasi added 19 and the short-handed Phoenix Mercury beat the New York Liberty 80-64 on Friday night. ...

WNBA teams ready for sprint to the finish of regular season

Aug. 17, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a month break for the Olympics the WNBA is back with a sprint to the playoffs. The league had its first-ever Commissioner's Cup championship, which Seattle won in a rout of Connecticut. Commissioner Cathy Engelbert was excited for the inaugural Cup...

EXPLAINER: What's next for USA Basketball women's program

Aug. 08, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — All eyes will be on Paris now to see if the the U.S. women's team can keep its historic Olympic run after the Americans won their seventh consecutive gold medal at the Tokyo Games. But there will be major changes for the team. ...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Fowles' Diary: Teary as she wraps U.S. career with 4th gold

Aug. 08, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — What a journey, what a journey, what a journey. These last two and a half weeks here at the Olympics have come to an end. We officially got the gold. Congrats to USA Basketball on winning a seventh straight gold medal. Congratulations to Dee...

US rolls to women's hoops gold medal in Bird's last Olympics

Aug. 08, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi walked off the basketball court together, arm-in-arm, one last time at the Tokyo Games. They started their journey together five Olympics ago and ended it in the same fashion as always — with gold medals hanging around...

Bird, Taurasi go for 5th Olympic gold vs host nation Japan

Aug. 07, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sue Bird's 17-year Olympic journey will come to an end Sunday. She hopes it will be with an unprecedented fifth consecutive gold medal when the U.S. plays Japan in the women's basketball championship game. Bird and her backcourt mate Diana Taurasi...

Americans go for gold in basketball, volleyball, water polo

Aug. 06, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball team will be playing for a record seventh gold medal Saturday night when the Americans play Japan at the Tokyo Games. Track and field competition comes to a close on Day 15 of the Olympics and Allyson Felix, fresh off her...