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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Seattle, Minnesota set to play Game 1 of WNBA playoff series

Sep. 22, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

Game 1 of the WNBA playoff semifinals between the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will be played Tuesday night, two days after it was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. The league said Tuesday that multiple players on the Storm had undergone additional testing, which came back negative after their...

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA postpones game between Storm and Lynx due to COVID-19

Sep. 20, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The opener of the WNBA playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive COVID-19 test results for Storm players. The players with inconclusive results have undergone additional...

Watt scores 2 goals, Red Stars defeat Sky Blue 4-1 in NWSL

Sep. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Kealia Watt scored two goals and added an assist and the Chicago Red Stars downed Sky Blue 4-1 in a fall series match Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League. Sky Blue took the early lead on Ifeoma Onumonu's goal in the sixth minute. But the Red Stars went on to score four...

Thomas's career-high 31 leads Sun past Aces 87-62 in Game 1

Sep. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas had a career-high 31 points, Alyssa Thomas scored 18, and the Connecticut Sun pulled away early and cruised to an 87-62 win over the Las Vegas Aces in Game of 1 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals Sunday. Alyssa Thomas had six rebounds, five assists, five steals and...

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner celebrates after her team defeated the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bonner, Sun eliminate Sparks 73-58, head for semifinals

Sep. 18, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun eliminated the third-seeded Los Angeles Sparks 73-59 on Thursday night. The Sun, who swept the Sparks in the semifinals last year, take on top-seeded Las Vegas in a best-of-5 semis beginning...

The Minnesota Lynx celebrate their win over the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lynx edge Mercury 80-79 to advance to WNBA semifinals

Sep. 17, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Rookie of the year Crystal Dangerfield scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and Minnesota beat Phoenix 80-79 on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Damiris Dantas led Minnesota with 22 points although she missed a pair of free throws with 6.1...

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...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Jefferson City, Mo., native Maya Moore, right, calls Jonathan Irons as supporters react in Jefferson City after Cole County Judge Dan Green overturned Irons' convictions in a 1997 burglary and assault case. Moore, a family friend, had supported Irons, sharing his story on a national basis. Basketball star Moore has married Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a 22-year-old wrongful conviction. (Jeff Haldiman/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Maya Moore now wed, to wrongfully jailed man she helped free

Sep. 16, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a 22-year-old wrongful conviction. Moore and Irons appeared together on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Wednesday to discuss their social justice efforts —...

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....

Alyssa Thomas' 26 points, 13 boards lead Sun into 2nd round

Sep. 15, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, DeWanna Bonner added 23 points and 12 boards, and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun beat the No. 6 seed Chicago Sky 94-81 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the playoffs. Connecticut will play either third-seeded Los...