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Thomas, Williams lead Sun to 86-77 win over Fever

May. 26, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Courtney Williams added 11 points, seven rebounds and career-high tying six assists in the Connecticut Sun's 86-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night. Rachel Banham scored a career-high 14 points, Jasmine Thomas...

Diggins-Smith, Cambage lead Wings to 80-70 win over Dream

May. 26, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 12 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter and Liz Cambage had 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to help the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 80-70 on Saturday night. Kayla Thornton also scored 14 points for the Wings (2-2). Thornton's jumper midway through...

Storm rallies from 14-point deficit, top Sky 95-91 in OT

May. 26, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points and made four 3-pointers, Breanna Stewart added 28 points and the Seattle Storm overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Sky 95-91 in overtime Friday night. Seattle trailed 80-66 with six minutes left in regulation but scored 13 of...

Moore helps Lynx beat Liberty 78-72

May. 25, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve didn't like the way Maya Moore was playing, so she benched her star for most of the fourth quarter and then put her back in the game at just the right time. Moore went to the bench with 5 minutes left and didn't return until the final minute, hitting...

NCAA suspends Louisville's Walz for 1 NCAA Tournament game

May. 25, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz received a one-game NCAA Tournament suspension for comments he made toward NCAA committee members and staff at the scorer's table during the Final Four. The NCAA issued a public reprimand to Walz on Friday. "In the national semifinal game, I used some...

Chattanooga women promote Katie Burrows to replace Foster

May. 25, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga has promoted Katie Burrows to take over for retired Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Foster as women's basketball coach. Athletic director Mark Wharton announced the decision Friday. Burrows has spent eight seasons as an assistant at Chattanooga. She work on staffs...

Chiney Ogwumike gets 1st WNBA victory against sister

May. 24, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points in her first WNBA victory against sister Nneka, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-94 on Thursday night. Chiney Ogwumike, who missed all of last season with an injury, topped Nneka for the first time in six professional...

Delle Donne scores 26 points, Mystics beat Fever 93-84

May. 24, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Washington beat Indiana 93-84 on Thursday night for the Mystics' second victory over the Fever in five days. Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins each added 13 points for Washington (3-0), which has won the past six games in the series....

Staley settles lawsuit against Missouri athletic director

May. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. One half of the settlement will go to INNERSOLE, a nonprofit foundation co-founded by Staley. The other half will go to...

Jewell Loyd scores 29 points, Storm top Mercury 87-71

May. 24, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points, Breanna Stewart had nine points and 11 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 87-71 on Wednesday night. Sue Bird capped the first-half scoring with a 3-pointer to extend Seattle's lead to 46-33. The Storm outscored Phoenix 31-13 in the second...