Latest Sue Bird News

The Latest: Raducanu sets up all-teenager US Open final

Sep. 09, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Emma Raducanu has set up an all-teenager U.S. Open women's final. The 18-year-old from Britain beat No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4,...

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...

Biden praises WNBA champs for social justice activism

Aug. 23, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden honored the 2020 WNBA champions Seattle Storm on Monday, celebrating their success on the court and hailing the four-time title holders for changing lives with their activism. The visit marked the first time that an NBA or WNBA team...

Loyd, Stewart lead Storm to 99-83 rout of Liberty

Aug. 20, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points and Breanna Stewart added 19 to help the Seattle Storm rout the New York Liberty 99-83 on Friday night. The teams also played Wednesday night and the Liberty came away with a four-point win, rallying from a 10-point deficit...

Stewart thrilled to be mom and add daughter to family

Aug. 20, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been an incredible month for Breanna Stewart. She helped the U.S. win a seventh consecutive gold medal in the Olympics and the Seattle Storm take the inaugural WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship. As great as those two accomplishments are, they...

Liberty rally in fourth to stun short-handed Storm 83-79

Aug. 18, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty coach Walt Hopkins told his players at the morning shootaround that they were facing a “must-win” game. They got the victory, thanks to a big fourth-quarter rally. Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, including the go-ahead...

Bird savors trips home to New York, puts off retirement talk

Aug. 18, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Every trip to New York is special for Sue Bird because she's coming home. Those trips have become more meaningful lately with her career coming closer to the end. “It’s a chance to have my friends and family come watch,” Bird...

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...

Storm rout Sun 79-57 to win inaugural Commissioner's Cup

Aug. 13, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It's been quite a week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. Five days after helping the U.S. win its seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal, they added the inaugural WNBA Commissioner's Cup title to their resumes. Stewart...

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. ...