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No. 4 N.C. State tough on defense, tops Virginia Tech 51-45

Jan. 23, 2022 19:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight game, Jakia Brown-Turner had to save the day for No. 4 North Carolina State. She scored 10 fourth-quarter points Thursday to help the Wolfpack beat No. 3 Louisville. On Sunday, after not scoring for about 35 minutes, Brown-Turner made...

Athletes Unlimited has 11 WNBA players on basketball roster

Jan. 18, 2022 11:07 AM EST

Kelsey Mitchell, Lexie Brown and Mercedes Russell were the latest three WNBA players to sign up for the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Basketball season. There's 11 players in the WNBA last season among the 44 players who will compete in the player-run league that begins Jan. 26 in Las...

WNBA stars could be on the move as free agency set to begin

Jan. 14, 2022 02:16 AM EST

Some of the biggest stars in the WNBA could be on the move with free agency set to begin this weekend. Teams can start talking to their own restricted and unrestricted free agents Saturday. Deals can't be officially announced until Feb. 1. Everyone in the league would...

Sandy Brondello hired as New York Liberty coach

Jan. 07, 2022 15:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Brondello wasn't sure about her future after parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month. She wasn't unemployed for long. Brondello was hired as New York Liberty coach on Friday, calling it an honor to join the historic WNBA franchise. ...

Candace Parker voted AP Female Athlete of Year for 2nd time

Dec. 29, 2021 13:18 PM EST

Candace Parker wrestled with the decision to make a huge change in her life and leave Los Angeles — where she had played her entire WNBA career — and head home to Chicago. In the end, the appeal of a homecoming was too much for Parker to ignore, and it couldn't have worked out...

Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year

Dec. 29, 2021 13:14 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year.

Washington Mystics win WNBA draft lottery for 1st time

Dec. 19, 2021 17:21 PM EST

The Washington Mystics have won the WNBA draft lottery for the first time in franchise history. Washington had the third best chance — 17.8% to get the top pick — and with star guard Natasha Cloud in attendance, the Mystics bucked the odds on Sunday. “This is a...

Mercury part ways with coach Brondello after finals run

Dec. 06, 2021 20:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sandy Brondello is out as the Phoenix Mercury's coach after leading the team to the WNBA Finals in her eighth season. The Mercury announced Monday that the team and Brondello mutually agreed to part ways and her contract, which expired after the 2021 season, will not...

New York Liberty part ways with coach Walt Hopkins

Dec. 06, 2021 16:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty and coach Walt Hopkins parted ways Monday, less than two years after he was hired. “We thank Walt for his spirit & commitment over the last two seasons, in which the team developed 3 WNBA All-Rookie Team members & Rookie of the...

WNBA suspends Williams, Bradford for May altercation roles

Nov. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA suspended former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford for their roles in an altercation outside of an Atlanta-area club in May and for related health and safety protocol violations. Williams received a two-game suspension...