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Chicago Red Stars' Sarah Gorden, front, plays the ball as Houston Dash's Bri Visalli defends during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer finals match on July 26, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. Gordon aims to go beyond the social media statements, the T-shirts and the platitudes, and do something to lift up Black lives. The 28-year-old has put her focus on mental health for young women of color in launching her nonprofit organization, HoodSpace.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Red Stars' Gorden launches nonprofit to help Black girls

Sep. 25, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

Sarah Gorden tells the story often, about how she was a kid playing on a club soccer team when an opponent called her a racial slur. “I was raised around white people in a white community," said Gorden, who is multiracial. “And I had never really looked at myself in that light until moments like...

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) knocks the ball away from Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) during the second half of Game 3 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Alyssa Thomas returns from injury to lead Sun past Aces

Sep. 25, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas, knocked out of Game 2 two days ago by a dislocated shoulder, made a surprise start and led the Connecticut Sun to a 77-68 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series. Thomas scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting...

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) drives around Minnesota Lynx guard Odyssey Sims (1) during the second half of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Loyd scores 20 points, Storm beat Lynx for 2-0 series lead

Sep. 24, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-79 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA semifinal series. Loyd had 10 points in a 12-0 run to end the first half, including consecutive 3-pointers, for a 46-33 lead and the Storm led...

The Seattle Storm celebrate their win over Minnesota Lynx during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Clark's putback at buzzer lifts Storm past Lynx 88-86

Sep. 23, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It's been a crazy 48 hours for the Seattle Storm and it was only fitting that their WNBA playoffs series opener had a wild finish. Alysha Clark's putback at the buzzer lifted the Storm past the Lynx 88-86 on Tuesday night in the first game of the semifinal series. Seattle inbounded...

Wilson has 29 points, 7 blocks; Aces even series with Sun

Sep. 22, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 29 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces past the Connecticut Sun 83-75 on Tuesday night to even the best-of-five playoff series at 1-1. Wilson converted a three-point play with 1:03 remaining to break a tie...

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Game on! Seattle, Minnesota set to start WNBA playoff series

Sep. 22, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx prepared to take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoff semifinal was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said three players on the Storm had inconclusive results Sunday from tests they took the day...

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA postpones game between Storm and Lynx due to COVID-19

Sep. 20, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The opener of the WNBA playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive COVID-19 test results for Storm players. The players with inconclusive results have undergone additional...

Watt scores 2 goals, Red Stars defeat Sky Blue 4-1 in NWSL

Sep. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Kealia Watt scored two goals and added an assist and the Chicago Red Stars downed Sky Blue 4-1 in a fall series match Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League. Sky Blue took the early lead on Ifeoma Onumonu's goal in the sixth minute. But the Red Stars went on to score four...

Thomas's career-high 31 leads Sun past Aces 87-62 in Game 1

Sep. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas had a career-high 31 points, Alyssa Thomas scored 18, and the Connecticut Sun pulled away early and cruised to an 87-62 win over the Las Vegas Aces in Game of 1 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals Sunday. Alyssa Thomas had six rebounds, five assists, five steals and...

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner celebrates after her team defeated the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bonner, Sun eliminate Sparks 73-58, head for semifinals

Sep. 18, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun eliminated the third-seeded Los Angeles Sparks 73-59 on Thursday night. The Sun, who swept the Sparks in the semifinals last year, take on top-seeded Las Vegas in a best-of-5 semis beginning...