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DeShields leads Sky 105-75 rout of Mercury in playoff opener

Sep. 11, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game on Wednesday night. Astou Nadour and Stefanie Dolson added 16 points apiece for the Sky,...

Griner returns after injuring knee in first half

Sep. 11, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Phoenix center Brittney Griner returned to start the second half with a brace on her left knee after injuring it in the second quarter against Chicago on Wednesday night. Griner was setting a screen and was called for an offensive foul. Chicago guard Allie Quigley appeared to have her knee...

Delle Donne earns AP player of the year; Collier top rookie

Sep. 11, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne put together a historic season in Washington and has been named the Associated Press WNBA player of the year. Delle Donne became the first WNBA player to shoot over 50% from the field (51.5, 40% from behind the 3-point line (43%) and 90% from the foul line (97.4%). Only...

A look at the first-round games in the WNBA playoffs

Sep. 11, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs: No. 5 Chicago (20-14) vs No. 8 Phoenix (15-19) Season series: Sky won 3-0 Chicago: The Sky have the top point guard in the league in Courtney Vandersloot, who averaged 9.2 assists and had 300 on the season, and a talented young star...

WNBA postseason gets underway with pair of first-round games

Sep. 11, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games. Top seeds Washington and Connecticut don't play for another week, as the teams earned double byes to the semifinals. Los Angeles and Las Vegas don't play until Sunday against the winners of...

Cambage, Wilson help Aces beat Mercury, clinch No. 4 seed

Sep. 8, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Liz Cambage had 21 points and A'ja Wilson scored eight of her 20 points in the final three-plus minutes to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Sunday, clinching the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. The Aces, who missed the playoffs each of the last four years earned a bye in...

Sims scores 22 points, Lynx beat Mercury 83-69

Sep. 7, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. The Mercury led 44-40 at the half but were outscored 9-0 to start the third quarter. DeWanna Bonner picked up...

Connecticut Sun star raising money for her native Bahamas

Sep. 4, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones spent a few hours Wednesday night playing basketball, the rest of this week her focus has been on family and friends in her native Bahamas and the destruction from Hurricane Dorian Jones has not been able to talk to her parents for three days,...

Howard has 22, Storm dispatch Mercury 82-70

Sep. 4, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 11 of her 22 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm got off to a strong start en route to an 82-70 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night in a battle for playoff positioning. Seattle (17-15) moved into a tie with Minnesota for the sixth seed and holds...

Much at stake heading into final week of WNBA regular season

Sep. 3, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Playoff-bound teams usually would be able to potentially rest players before the postseason with a week left in the regular season. With nothing really wrapped up as far as playoff positioning, that won't be happening for most teams — not even current No. 1 seed Washington. The...