Latest Women's basketball News

Kemba Walker returns to UConn for First Night celebration

Oct. 18, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball star Kemba Walker returned to campus Friday to get a good look at the next generation of Huskies. The Boston Celtics guard, who led Connecticut to the 2011 national championship, was among the thousands of fans who attended First Night, the annual celebration...

Lynx leading scorer Sims suspended 2 games for DWI charge

Oct. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx leading scorer Odyssey Sims has been suspended for two games to start the 2020 season, stemming from a drunken-driving charge last summer. The punishment was announced Friday. Sims was sentenced by a Hennepin County judge Tuesday to 10 days of house arrest. One of the two...

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

WNBA Dream moving to 3,500-seat arena near Atlanta airport.

Oct. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Dream are getting a new home. The WNBA team announced Friday it will play next season at a 3,500-seat arena near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Gateway Center Arena is scheduled to open next week in a complex that includes the Georgia International...

Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Oct. 18, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach," Edwards says before...

SEC's stability underscores challenge for Lady Vols' Harper

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper understands the enormity of her task as she tries to get the Lady Vols back among the nation's premier women's basketball programs. Tennessee has been picked to finish sixth out of 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference, its lowest projection in...

Tennessee State AD Teresa Phillips to retire in June 2020

Oct. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teresa Phillips is retiring as Tennessee State's athletic director, a job she's held since April 2002. Phillips announced her decision Thursday in a letter to Tennessee State posted on the school's athletic website. She says she told Tennessee State President Glenda Glover of her...

Sims, Minnesota Lynx leading scorer, pleads guilty to DWI

Oct. 17, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims has been sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge. A Hennepin County judge issued a one-year sentence, including 10 days of house arrest to be served at her home in Irving, Texas. Judge Francis Rondoni said...

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Oct. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in...

USBWA names top freshman award after Tamika Catchings

Oct. 17, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The nation's top freshman women's basketball player each season will win the Tamika Catchings Award starting this year. The United States Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday during the Southeastern Conference women's basketball Media Day event that it's naming its...