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Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson, left, drives against Los Angeles Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Wilson earns WNBA's Most Valuable Player award

Sep. 17, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

A'ja Wilson doesn't remember much after figuring out that WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert was surprising her with the league's MVP award. The Aces star thought she was going to a league meeting Thursday when Engelbert started to talk about Wilson's accomplishments this season. “She was reading off my...

Phoenix Mercury guard Shey Peddy (5) is swarmed by teammates after Peddy scored the game-winning shot as time expired during a WNBA basketball first-round playoff game agains the Washington Mystics, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Peddy makes buzzer-beating 3, Mercury oust defending champs

Sep. 16, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Shey Peddy made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 85-84 victory over the defending WNBA champion Washington Mystics on Tuesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Fifth-seeded Phoenix moves on to play No. 4 seed Minnesota on Thursday in the second round....

Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Phoenix Mercury Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

WNBA playoff field set with Las Vegas earning top seed

Sep. 14, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff field is finally set and will tipoff Tuesday now that the league's abridged 22-game season has come to an end. The postseason will begin Tuesday with the defending champion Washington Mystics taking on Diana Taurasi and Phoenix in a single elimination game in the opening round. Chicago will face...

Members of the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles lineup on the field for the opening kickoff to start the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Sunday in the parks: The playoffs, NFL, a no-hitter and more

Sep. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got...

Stella Johnson has stellar night in first start for Mystics

Aug. 20, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

Stella Johnson made the most of her first career WNBA start — even if it didn't get off to a great beginning. The rookie's first shot was an airball and she followed up with another miss before settling down. Johnson scored a season-high 25 points to help the Washington Mystics end a seven-game losing...

Connecticut Sun's Brionna Jones, left, reaches back to tie up a rebound with Chicago Sky's Cheyenne Parker during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

All good: WNBA has reported no positive coronavirus tests

Aug. 10, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

One month into the season and the WNBA bubble seems to be working. There have been no positive tests for coronavirus since the initial round of testing when the players arrived in Florida at IMG Academy. Seven players had tested positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to arriving in Bradenton, but there have...