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Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart re-signs with New York Liberty

Feb. 26, 2024 20:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart re-signed with the New York Liberty, the team announced Monday. The Liberty now have their entire starting lineup back from last season's team that lost in the WNBA Finals to the Las Vegas Aces. “It’s a monumental...

Wings forward Sabally has shoulder procedure after getting hurt with Germany in Olympic qualifier

Feb. 20, 2024 20:38 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally had what the team called a shoulder procedure after she got hurt playing for Germany in an Olympic qualifying tournament earlier this month. The Wings didn't elaborate on what procedure she had Tuesday, and said no...

Diggins-Smith finds a fresh start with the Storm. She'll get to play with Ogwumike and Loyd

Feb. 20, 2024 09:42 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith knew she needed a fresh start. Now, she will get to have it while playing alongside WNBA scoring champion Jewell Loyd, former MVP Nneka Ogwumike and All-Defensive second-team rising star Ezi Magbegor in her first season with the Seattle Storm. ...

WNBA posts A grades in racial and gender hiring in diversity report card

Feb. 14, 2024 16:26 PM EST

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — The WNBA continues to post top-tier grades in an annual report studying diversity hiring throughout the league, though there was a dip when it came to the racial score for head-coach hiring. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the...

Mystics star Elena Delle Donne taking break from basketball, AP source says

Feb. 08, 2024 19:42 PM EST

Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne is stepping away from basketball, potentially for the entire season, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made. ...

Aces re-sign Candace Parker in bid to win 3rd WNBA title in a row

Feb. 07, 2024 16:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces re-signed two-time MVP Candace Parker on Wednesday, a missing piece late last season when they won their second consecutive WNBA championship. “I’m looking forward to continuing to play the game I love while competing alongside my teammates...

Olympic women's basketball qualifiers set to begin around the world

Feb. 07, 2024 14:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. and France have already qualified for the Paris Olympics this summer in women's basketball. The 10 other spots are up for grabs this week in four qualifying tournaments that are spread throughout the world. Belgium, China, Hungary and Brazil will each host...

Mercury acquire Kahleah Copper from Sky for draft picks, Onyenwere and Turner

Feb. 06, 2024 12:28 PM EST

The Phoenix Mercury acquired 2021 Finals MVP Kahleah Copper from the Chicago Sky for four draft picks, including the No. 3 choice this year. Chicago also will receive Michaela Onyenwere and Brianna Turner from the Mercury. “To my new teammates and coaches: you’re...

Former MVP Nneka Ogwumike becomes second big free agent to sign with the Seattle Storm

Feb. 05, 2024 15:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Former WNBA MVP and eight-time All-Star Nneka Ogwumike signed with the Seattle Storm on Monday, the second big splash in free agency for the franchise. Ogwumike, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, was the 2016 league MVP and spent the first 12 seasons of her...

Liberty bringing back core of last season's WNBA Finals run. Diggins-Smith signs with Storm

Feb. 01, 2024 19:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are bringing their core group back and trying to add another piece with prized free agent Nneka Ogwumike, while Seattle signed Skylar Diggins-Smith as WNBA free agency tipped off Thursday. The Liberty, who made it to the WNBA Finals last season...