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Connecticut Sun hires Stephanie White as head coach

Nov. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun hired Stephanie White to be their new head coach on Monday. White succeeds Curt Miller, who left to coach Los Angeles last month. She has a combined 15 seasons of experience as a player and coach in the WNBA, most recently as the head of...

Canada tops France to take control of group at World Cup

Sep. 23, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points and Shay Colley added 11 to help Canada beat France 59-45 on Friday in the women's basketball World Cup. The victory moved Canada (2-0) into the driver's seat as the only unbeaten team left in its group. “It's great for...

Las Vegas Aces win first WNBA title, Chelsea Gray named MVP

Sep. 18, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Las Vegas never had a professional sports champion — until Sunday. Chelsea Gray scored 20 points to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title, and the city's first pro title, in a 78-71 road win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4. ...

Resilient Sun to face 5th WNBA playoff elimination game

Sep. 17, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Four times Connecticut has faced elimination this year in the WNBA playoffs and four times the Sun have responded with a convincing win to stay alive. The most convincing came Thursday, when Connecticut bounced back from two losses in Las Vegas to rout the...

Sun stay alive, beat Aces 105-76 in Game 3 of WNBA Finals

Sep. 15, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A historic effort from Alyssa Thomas helped the Connecticut Sun stave off elimination again. Thomas had the first triple-double in WNBA Finals history, and the Sun beat the Las Vegas Aces 105-76 in Game 3 on Thursday night. She finished with...

Aces beat Sun 85-71, take 2-0 series lead in WNBA Finals

Sep. 14, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum provided all the offense Las Vegas needed to move the Aces one win away from the franchise's first WNBA title. Wilson had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead Las Vegas to an 85-71 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday...

Wilson's double-double leads Aces to 67-64 win over Sun

Sep. 11, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson remembers what it was like being swept in the WNBA Finals two years ago, and didn’t like it. Sunday, she made sure neither she nor her teammates would feel like that this season. Wilson had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the Las Vegas...

WNBA to crown first-time champion: Aces or Sun

Sep. 09, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

The WNBA will crown a first-time champion when Las Vegas and Connecticut meet in the Finals starting Sunday. Both franchises have come close, with Connecticut falling to Washington in the 2019 Finals and Las Vegas to Seattle a year later. It's the Sun's fourth trip to the Finals,...

Sun rally in 4th, beat Sky 72-63 to advance to WNBA Finals

Sep. 09, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Connecticut Sun made no secret about wanting revenge against Chicago in the teams’ WNBA Playoffs semifinal series, especially after the Sky sent them packing from the semifinals in 2021 while on the way to the title. “We come up here every year and Chicago...

Sun rout Sky 104-80, force Game 5 in WNBA semifinals series

Sep. 07, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — With their season on the line, Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun took it right to Chicago and forced a decisive Game 5 in their WNBA semifinals series against the Sky. DeWanna Bonner and Courtney Williams each scored 19 points to help the Sun rout the...