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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...

Teams battling for WNBA playoff berths, byes heating up

Aug. 31, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the WNBA enters its final few weeks of the regular season, the race between teams battling for playoff berths and byes is heating up. Connecticut, Las Vegas and Seattle are all vying for the coveted double bye. The Sun have the inside track holding a...

Delle Donne, Ogwumike return after long injury layoffs

Aug. 24, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and Chiney Ogwumike will have a major impact on the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks playoff chances now that they're back on the basketball court. The two finally returned after long layoffs due to injuries. ...

A'ja being A'ja: Reigning WNBA MVP leading US into quarters

Aug. 02, 2021 05:02 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A'ja Wilson insists she's just one of the newcomers on the U.S. women's national team, “one of the young guns” trying to soak up every bit of her first Olympics. She is doing that, and much more. The reigning WNBA MVP is...

Wilson leads US to quarters with 93-82 win over France

Aug. 02, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. can do something no other women's basketball team can at the Tokyo Games: bring former WNBA MVPs Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles off the bench. The Americans' depth in the post continues to be the difference for the U.S. ...

Melding newcomers with experienced vets keeps US golden

Jul. 30, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. women’s basketball has won six consecutive gold medals by being able to successfully meld first-time Olympians with veterans. The Tokyo Games are no different. With six newcomers on the team, USA Basketball’s latest crop of Olympic...

Quintet of US post players may be best group ever assembled

Jul. 29, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented post players, possibly the best ever assembled. No team in world has the height, experience or depth to match up with the American bigs — a group of women that includes three of...

Minnesota enters Olympic break riding 7-game winning streak

Jul. 13, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No team has been playing better than Minnesota the past few weeks as the WNBA enters its month-long Olympic break. The Lynx are riding a seven-game winning streak and have turned around their season. “You can feel the chemistry,...

WNBA teams jockey for position before Olympic break

Jul. 06, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week remaining before the WNBA begins its Olympic break, teams are jockeying for position in the standings knowing that it will be a sprint to the finish once play resumes in August following the Tokyo Games and a monthlong hiatus. Las...