Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

McGee-Stafford to forego 2 WNBA seasons to pursue law degree

Mar. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings center Imani McGee-Stafford will forego the next two WNBA seasons to pursue a law degree. McGee-Stafford said through the Wings on Monday that she has been accepted into a program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles that features an accelerated law school...

Texas A&M's Carter declares for WNBA draft

Mar. 29, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M guard Chennedy Carter says she will forego her final year of eligibility and declare for the WNBA draft. Carter averaged 21.3 points this past season for the Aggies and scored 1,983 points in her three years at the school. The second-team All-American had a...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and the Washington Mystics, in Washington. The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year. The league announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that its draft will still be held April 17 as originally scheduled, but without players, fans or media in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
“The WNBA draft is a time to celebrate the exceptional athletes whose hard work and dreams are realized with their selections in the draft,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WNBA draft will be virtual event this season due to pandemic

Mar. 26, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year. The league announced Thursday that its draft will still be held April 17 as originally scheduled, but without players, fans or media in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The WNBA draft is a time to celebrate the...

FILE - In this March 24, 2013, file photo, Florida Gulf Coast's Chase Fieler, top, dunks over San Diego State's Deshawn Stephens during the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. The Dunk City Effect, as it's called, accounted for a 35 percent increase in freshman applications following the NCAA run, boosted enrollment from about 13,000 to  more than 15,000, and the academic reputation has been enhanced with higher caliber students being admitted. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NCAA's storied party crashers includes 'Dunk City,' Loyola

Mar. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an identity in the Sunshine State, never mind nationally. Dunk City changed everything. The high-flying Eagles and their showstopping offense earned their place in NCAA Tournament lore when,...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 8, 2020 file photo, Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) catches a pass ahead of Iowa State guard Ashley Joens, rear, during an NCAA college basketball game in Ames, Iowa. Lauren Cox is still trying to process that her college basketball career is over. The Baylor forward, like many other seniors, saw her season end when the NCAA Tournament was canceled. She was on a plane with her teammates ready to head to the Big 12 Tournament last week when word came that the conference had canned its postseason.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Baylor's Cox still processing abrupt end to college career

Mar. 19, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Cox is still trying to process that her college basketball career is over. The Baylor forward, like many other seniors, saw her season end when the NCAA Tournament was canceled. She was on a plane with her teammates ready to head to the Big 12 Tournament last week when word came that...

Connecticut's Megan Walker (3) shoots over Cincinnati's Angel Rizor (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn's Walker to forgo senior year, enter WNBA draft

Mar. 14, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn forward Megan Walker has decided to forgo her senior season and enter the WNBA draft. The decision came a day after Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma told reporters he had no reason to believe that anyone on his team with remaining eligibility would not return next season. ...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler poses during a WNBA basketball news conference in Los Angeles. Former Los Angeles Sparks general manager Penny Toler is suing the WNBA team saying she was fired for raising complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships involving the team president and a managing partner, not for using a racial slur. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Former Sparks GM Penny Toler files suit against WNBA team

Mar. 10, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Former Los Angeles Sparks general manager Penny Toler is suing the WNBA team saying she was fired for raising complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships involving the team president and a managing partner, not for using a racial slur. The Sparks say Toler was fired on Oct. 4 following a profanity-laced...

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) passes inside against Washington during an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)

No. 3 Oregon routs Washington 92-56 in regular-season finale

Mar. 1, 2020 6:38 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon was determined to finish the regular season strongly. So with Washington within two points of the third-ranked Ducks in the second quarter, it was only motivation for Oregon, and the Ducks took over from there for a 92-56 thrashing of the Huskies. “We were challenged and...

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jordan McLaughlin (6) and forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) celebrate in the final seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Timberwolves rally late, shock Heat 129-126

Feb. 26, 2020 11:20 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat get leads. They just can't hold them. And this time, the Minnesota Timberwolves were the beneficiaries of another late-game collapse. Jordan McLaughlin’s layup with just under nine seconds left put Minnesota ahead for good, D’Angelo Russell led all scorers with 27...