Latest Women's basketball News

LA Sparks acquire G Alexis Jones from Lynx for Odyssey Sims

Apr. 22, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired guard Alexis Jones from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims. Jones shot 38% from 3-point range and 86% from the free throw line in a limited role during her rookie season last year. She was drafted 12th overall by the Lynx in 2017...

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Apr. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network. "Through...

Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to win series

Apr. 20, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz knew there would be a silver lining during his struggles in the regular season. The St. Louis forward found it the last two games of the first round of the playoffs. Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets...

Charleston hires Lamar's Harmony as women's basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Robin Harmony has left Lamar to become the women's basketball coach at College of Charleston. The school announced the move Friday. Harmony went 115-66 in six seasons at Lamar, including an 83-25 mark against Southland Conference competition. Harmony won three Southland Conference...

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes diagnosed with cancer

Apr. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy. Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle...

Iowa's Megan Gustafson wins Honda award for basketball

Apr. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center from Port Wing,...

UNC's Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Apr. 19, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her resignation...

Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

Apr. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The arena for Seattle's new NHL franchise won't be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn't have any impact on the expansion team's first season. Team President Tod Leiweke said Thursday the delay could end up affecting some other plans for the franchise, including...

Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8 game

Apr. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news conference held...

Lady Vols sign guard who committed before coaching change

Apr. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Australian guard Jessie Rennie has become the first player to sign with Tennessee since Kellie Harper took over as coach of the Lady Vols. Tennessee announced the signing of Rennie on Thursday. Rennie, a 5-foot-6 guard from Kangaroo Flat in Victoria, Australia, verbally committed to...