Latest WNBA basketball News

US invites 29 players to women's hoops World Cup camp

Aug. 16, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

The U.S. women's basketball team will have a lot of new faces when the Americans play in the FIBA World Cup next month in Australia. Gone to retirement are Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, who were key parts of the Americans' dominance over the last two decades of international...

Breanna Stewart earns AP WNBA Player of the Year honors

Aug. 16, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game. This season, her efforts culminated in more career milestones. The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring for the first time in her career, averaging 21.8 points, and Tuesday she became the first player to repeat...

Australia's Liz Cambage leaves WNBA 'for the time being'

Aug. 15, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

Liz Cambage announced on social media Monday that she decided to step away from the WNBA “for the time being,” addressing for the first time her contract divorce from the Los Angeles Sparks last month. “While I’ll miss rocking the purple and gold, I’ll be taking this time...

Las Vegas top WNBA playoff seed, league debuts new format

Aug. 15, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces will begin their quest for their first WNBA title a lot sooner than top seeds have done in previous few years. The Aces clinched homecourt throughout the playoff on the regular season's final day by earning the top seed in the WNBA postseason that...

WNBA's Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

Aug. 15, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday, amid talks between the U.S. and Russia that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap. ...

Raiders move to 2-0 in preseason with 26-20 win over Vikings

Aug. 14, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest questions facing Las Vegas Raiders first-year coach Josh McDaniels was where he would find the right pieces for his offensive line. McDaniels may not have all the answers after a 26-20 preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but he's...

Wings soar past Sparks with 41-point second quarter

Aug. 14, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored 27 points, Teaira McCowan added 24, and playoff-bound Dallas rode a 41-point second quarter to a 116-88 victory over Los Angeles in a regular-season finale on Sunday. The second-quarter blitz included an 18-0 run and the Wings finished the...

Aces wrap up No. 1 playoff seed with 109-100 win over Storm

Aug. 14, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chelsea Gray had 33 points, seven rebounds and nine assists and Las Vegas wrapped up the best regular-season record in the WNBA, defeating Seattle 109-100 in a regular-season finale on Sunday. Kelsey Plum, who had 23 points for the Aces, scored seven points in the...

Sky take No. 2 seed in playoffs after cruising past Mercury

Aug. 14, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Azura Stevens scored 17 points and Chicago wrapped up the regular season with an 82-67 victory over Phoenix on Sunday. Chicago (26-10), the defending WNBA champion, had an opportunity to take the No. 1 playoff seed had Las Vegas (also 26-10) lost its regular-season...

Howard delivers playoff-clinching win for Liberty over Dream

Aug. 14, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 18 points and hit a big 3-pointer in the final minute as New York defeated Atlanta 87-83 on Sunday, sending the Liberty to the WNBA playoffs. With New York leading 80-79 in a back-and-forth fourth quarter, Howard hit a 24-footer to put the...