Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

Oct. 17, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title. Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury...

The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4

Oct. 17, 2021 17:15 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4.

Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50

Oct. 16, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper provided the offense and the Chicago Sky used a dominant defensive effort to move within a win of the franchise’s first WNBA championship. Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 on...

Breanna Stewart undergoes minor surgery on Achilles tendon

Oct. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart underwent surgery for a minor repair and reinforcement of the Achilles tendon in her left leg, the team announced Thursday. Stewart had the surgery performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley in New York on Wednesday. Stewart...

Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 overtime win over Sky

Oct. 14, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi spent most of the night being hounded by Chicago's Allie Quigley, an exhausting exercise in an already-tough game, particularly for a 39-year-old. As Game 2 of the WNBA Finals wound toward a tight finish, the Phoenix Mercury looked to the...

Dream picks longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as new coach

Oct. 12, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season. The 37-year-old Wright played 14 seasons with the Seattle Storm,...

Athletes Unlimited starts basketball league

Oct. 12, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Cloud watched her wife, Aleshia Ocasio, win the Athletes Unlimited softball title this past summer and now will have a chance to win her own championship in the winter. Cloud will be part of the new Athletes Unlimited basketball league that will...

Sky open WNBA Finals with 91-77 win over Mercury

Oct. 10, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Chicago Sky had the talent to make deep runs into the WNBA playoffs the past few years, yet lacked the missing piece to reach the WNBA Finals Candace Parker's decision to return home to Chicago filled the hole in the Sky, giving them the calming...

Taurasi makes it back in time for birth of daughter

Oct. 09, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi made it back home in time to see her wife Penny Taylor give birth to a baby girl — the couple's second child. Taurasi flew back to Phoenix from Las Vegas immediately after helping the Mercury beat the Aces in Game 5 of their semifinal...

Sky-Mercury set for 2014 WNBA Finals rematch

Oct. 09, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

Diana Taurasi has the Phoenix Mercury back in the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014. Up next is a familiar foe — Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky. These two teams met seven years ago for the championship — the last appearance for either...