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Sun acquire former UConn star Mosqueda-Lewis from Storm

Feb. 24, 2020 7:22 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun announced Monday that they have acquired former UConn star Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis in a trade with the Seattle Storm. The Storm will get the Sun's second-round pick in the 2021 draft in return. The 26-year-old averaged 5.5 points for the Storm last season and 5.3...

Fans watch the live stream of a public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

Feb. 24, 2020 3:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the big screens at Staples Center to wrap up a...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, members of the Minnesota Lynx, from left, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen celebrate during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. Augustus has left the Lynx after 14 seasons to join the Los Angeles Sparks. The All-WNBA guard Augustus was a key piece of four championship teams in Minnesota, which drafted her with the first overall pick out of LSU in 2006. With Moore on hiatus from the sport and Whalen and Brunson retired, the Lynx are in rebuilding mode.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Seimone Augustus leaves Lynx after 14 seasons for Sparks

Feb. 20, 2020 11:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seimone Augustus has left the Minnesota Lynx after 14 seasons to join the Los Angeles Sparks. The All-WNBA guard Augustus was a key piece of four championship teams in Minnesota, which drafted her with the first overall pick out of LSU in 2006. With Maya Moore on hiatus from the sport...

Oregon's Satou Sabally (0) shoots next to UCLA forward Lauryn Miller (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oregon's Satou Sabally announces she's going pro

Feb. 20, 2020 3:57 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon forward Satou Sabally says she plans to enter the 2020 WNBA draft and forgo her senior season with the Ducks. She announced her plans on social media Thursday, writing that she's had the best three years of her life at Oregon. “Our program is special. I look forward to...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, Chicago Sky's Stefanie Dolson shoots during the first half of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks in Chicago. It's been a busy week for Dolson. She was part of the NBA All-Star festivities this past weekend in Chicago as well as being selected to the USA Basketball 3-on-3 qualifying team. The All-Star center also re-signed with the Sky. The free agent said that she never considered going anywhere else and always wanted to stay in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Dolson re-signs with Chicago; chosen for US 3-on-3 team

Feb. 20, 2020 2:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy week for Stefanie Dolson. She was part of the NBA All-Star festivities this past weekend in Chicago, as well as being selected to the USA Basketball 3-on-3 qualifying team. The All-Star center also re-signed with the Chicago Sky. The free agent said that she never...

Sun acquire January, send Williams to Dream in 3-way deal

Feb. 19, 2020 7:36 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun acquired guard Briann January from Phoenix on Wednesday in a three-way deal that sent fan favorite Courtney Williams to the Atlanta Dream. The Sun also get a second-round draft pick from the Mercury. Phoenix received 6-foot-2 forward Jessica Breland and 6-1...

WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman is staying in Washington.

Feb. 17, 2020 1:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman is staying in Washington. The Mystics re-signed the forward on Monday. “Emma re-signing is a huge step for our team. Having one of the top players in the world back for the upcoming season gives us a lot of options in how we play,” Mystics...

U.S. forward Miles Bridges, of the Charlotte Hornets, holds the MVP trophy after the NBA Rising Stars basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bridges, Zion lead U.S. over World in Rising Stars Challenge

Feb. 15, 2020 8:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Miles Bridges soared like his boss in Chicago. Zion Williamson delivered his share of punishing dunks, even damaging the rim. It all added up to a high-flying start to the All-Star weekend. Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honors, Eric Paschall added 23 more and the U.S. beat the World...

Common named MVP, Team Wilbon wins All-Star Celebrity Game

Feb. 14, 2020 10:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper and actor Common had 10 points and four steals to earn Most Valuable Player honors in the All-Star Celebrity Game as Team Wilbon beat Team Stephen A, 62-47 on Friday night. Rapper Famous Los scored 25 points and former NBA player Quentin Richardson had 12 points and 12 rebounds at...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Feb. 14, 2020 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual. The voters really didn’t need more this year. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by...