Latest Women's basketball News

Lynx seeking answers after another 0-4 start to season

May. 17, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

This definitely wasn't the start that the Minnesota Lynx envisioned to their season — the final of Sylvia Fowles' career. For the second consecutive year the Lynx have lost their first four games. They hope they can turn things around the way they did last season when Cheryl...

Kelsey Plum embracing role as Hammon's 'un-guardable' guard

May. 16, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First-year Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon told Kelsey Plum before the season began that she would be the hardest guard in the league to defend. Plum’s offensive prowess is no secret. But her versatility in being able to thread passing seams in the Aces’ new...

Texas guard/forward Audrey Warren transfers to Georgia

May. 16, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has landed transfer Audrey Warren, who helped Texas reach back-to-back regionals finals in the women’s NCAA Tournament. Warren will be a fifth-year senior for new Lady Bulldogs coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, who announced the signing Monday. ...

Former MVP Delle Donne's return gives Mystics, WNBA a boost

May. 16, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a player of Elena Delle Donne's stature returns after a long absence, the entire sport can feel the impact. Her coach, her Washington Mystics teammates, and even her opponents like what they see so far. “She’s not 100% healthy, but to be...

Howard scores 33 points to help Dream beat Fever 85-79

May. 15, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top-pick Rhyne Howard had a career-high 33 points — the most in any WNBA game this season — to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 85-79 on Sunday. In a matchup that featured the two top picks in last month's draft, Howard made 9-of-18 from the...

Ogunbowale scores 21 to lead Dallas over New York 81-71

May. 15, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 18 of her 21 points in the second half and the Dallas Wings beat the New York Liberty 81-71 on Sunday. Dallas (2-1) had a two-point lead at halftime before Ogunbowale got going. She had 12 points in the third quarter, including a 3-pointer...

Courtney Vandersloot helps Sky hold off Lynx 82-78

May. 14, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored five of her 16 points in the final 38 seconds and the Chicago Sky held off the Minnesota Lynx 82-78 on Saturday night. Vandersloot hit a 3-pointer to give Chicago (2-1) an 80-76 lead with 38 seconds left and added two free throws 15...

Thomas, Jones help Sun rout Sparks 77-60 in home opener

May. 14, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and the Connecticut Sun routed the Los Angeles Sparks 77-60 on Saturday night. Jonquel Jones added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Sun (1-1) in their home opener. Dijonai Carrington had 13 points...

Taurasi scores 24 points, Mercury beat Storm to sweep series

May. 14, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Diana Taurasi made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 69-64 on Saturday to sweep the home-and-home series. The Mercury (2-1) also beat Seattle 97-77 on Wednesday night in Phoenix. Skylar Diggins-Smith...

Griner's extended detention disappointing to her WNBA family

May. 14, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

New York coach Sandy Brondello was on her way to her team's Friday morning shootaround when she heard the “disappointing" news that Russia had extended Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention another 30 days. Griner’s original detention date was set to end on May 19. The two-time...