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NCAA grants waiver for Mississippi State's Jordan Danberry

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry has received a waiver allowing her to play for the Bulldogs as a graduate student this season. Danberry enrolled at Mississippi State in January 2017 after playing six games for Arkansas as a sophomore. She sat out the rest of that season...

Charles climbs blocks, field goals lists, Liberty beat Fever

Aug. 20, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to help the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 82-76 on Tuesday night. Charles moved into sixth on the WNBA's career list for field goals made and 15th for blocks. Charles led the way in the first half with 21 points and nine...

DeShields scores 17 as Sky beat Dream 87-83

Aug. 20, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Diamond DeShields led five Chicago starters in double figures with 17 points, helping the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 87-83 on Tuesday night. Courtney Vandersloot went 1 of 2 from the line with 17.9 seconds left to give Chicago an 85-83 lead. Tiffany Hayes had a contested layup roll off at...

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

WNBA playoff picture clearing up, Aces, Sun Mystics clinch

Aug. 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff picture is slowly coming into focus. With a few weeks left in the season it seems there are three teams in contention for the coveted double-bye in the postseason. Washington, Connecticut and Las Vegas. They are separated by two games with each having seven left to play. Washington, which has won...

Mercury guard Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play

Aug. 19, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been medically cleared to play after missing most of the season with a back injury. The team said Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will be activated and serve a one-game suspension during Tuesday's game. She was suspended after leaving...

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

Aug. 18, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard had 13 points apiece, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 11 and Mercedes Russell and Alysha Clark scored 10 apiece for Seattle (15-13). Clark...

Wilson returns, scores 25 points to help Aces beat Sky

Aug. 18, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A'ja Wilson returned from a nine-game absence to score 25 points off the bench, Liz Cambage had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Chicago Sky 100-85 on Sunday night. Wilson had not played since spraining her left ankle July 19. Kelsey Plum scored 12 points, and Kayla...

Bonner has 30 points, 10 rebounds; Mercury beat Liberty

Aug. 18, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 78-72 on Sunday, extending the Liberty's losing streak to eight games. Leilani Mitchell scored 17 points, and Yvonne Turner added 13 for Phoenix (13-13), which was...

Jones, Sun beat Wings 78-68, clinch playoff spot

Aug. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 78-68 on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth. Jonquel Jones had 16 points and 10 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season, and Jasmine Thomas added 16 points and nine assists. Connecticut (19-8)...