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Hayes, Montgomery help Dream beat Fever, snap 5-game skid

Jun. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 28 points, Renee Montgomery added 16 points and nine assists, and the Atlanta Dream pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Fever 88-78 on Wednesday to snap a five-game skid. Hayes was 9 of 15 from the field and hit 4 of 6 from 3-point range....

Fever's McCall performs with Carrie Underwood

Jun. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert. The Indiana Fever center sang the guest verse of "The Champion" at the country music star's show Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "It's up there, definitely an...

Atkins scores 22, Mystics spoil Parker's return, rout Sparks

Jun. 19, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariel Atkins hit five 3-pointerss and scored 22 points Tuesday night to lead the Washington Mystics to an 81-52 win over Los Angeles, spoiling the return of former MVP Candace Parker to the Sparks' lineup. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had a career-high 17 points off the bench for the Mystics...

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

Jun. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The...

Connecticut off to hot start, sits atop WNBA standings

Jun. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. Led by Jonquel Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to put a little distance between themselves and the rest of the league. Connecticut has benefited from having an entirely healthy roster and...

McBride scores 22, Aces rally past Lynx 80-75

Jun. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored seven of her 22 points in a 14-3 closing run and the Las Vegas Aces overcame a sloppy start and beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-75 on Sunday. Kelsey Plum scored 21 points, including a career-high tying five 3-pointers. Liz Cambage scored eight of her 14 points in the...

Bird recovering from knee surgery, not sure of return date

Jun. 16, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Sue Bird isn't sure when she'll be back this year. The WNBA's all-time assist leader said she has to be smart about her health as she recovers from surgery on her left knee. "I don't know. I'm hoping to be healthy. For me that means being smart and doing what I have to do to make...

Thomas helps Sun win franchise-record 12th in a row at home

Jun. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun are tough to beat this season, especially at home. Thomas scored 20 points, Shekinna Stricklen added 16 and the Sun won a franchise-record 12th- straight home game with an 81-67 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday. "You just try to take...

Wings get 1st win of season, 71-61 over Dream

Jun. 16, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points, Allisha Gray added 16 points and the Dallas Wings got their first win of the season with a 71-61 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night. The Wings (1-5) took control with a 17-4 run to lead 45-40 on Gray's driving layup with 1:47 left in...

Zahui B scores 37 points, Liberty beat Sparks 98-92

Jun. 16, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amanda Zahui B scored a career-high 37 points and the New York Liberty ended a 10-game road losing streak with a 98-92 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night. Zahui B set career shooting marks, going 7 of 8 from 3-point range and 13 of 16 overall from the field. She will...