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WNBA playoff field set, LA-Minnesota meet in first round

Aug. 20, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth and...

4 Japanese players kicked out after "night out with women."

Aug. 20, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they "spent the night in a hotel with women." Yamashita told a news conference that the four players hooked up with the women after eating and...

Lynx beat Mystics 88-83 on "Lindsay Whalen Day"

Aug. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen scored 10 points in the final regular-season home game of her career, Sylvia Fowles set the WNBA season record for rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx closed the season with a 88-83 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday night. The Target Center had 13,013 in attendance...

Top-seeded Storm beat Wings 84-68 in regular-season finale

Aug. 19, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Crystal Langhorne had 15 points each to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 84-68 in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday. Sue Bird sat out the game and Stewart played just 13 minutes in the game that had no effect on the Storm's No. 1 playoff seed....

Fever snap 5-game skid, beat Sky 97-92 in finale

Aug. 19, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candice Dupree and Cappie Pondexter had 22 points each to help the Indiana Fever close the season with a 97-92 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday. The Fever snapped a five-game losing to finish a WNBA-worst 6-28. Kelsey Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell added 14 points apiece for Indiana,...

DeWanna Bonner had 23 points, Mercury beat Liberty 96-85

Aug. 19, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 96-85 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams, sending the Liberty to their 13th straight loss. Stephanie Talbot added 18 points, and Diana Taurasi had 16. The fifth-seeded Mercury (20-14)...

Dream earn 2nd WNBA playoff seed with 93-78 win over Aces

Aug. 19, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 20 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-78 on Sunday to take the No. 2 seed in the WNBA playoffs. The Dream (23-11) have byes through the first two single-elimination rounds, and will have home-court advantage in the best-of-five semifinals. The...

Sun earn 4th seed with 89-86 win over Sparks

Aug. 19, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 27 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-86 on Sunday to secure the fourth seed in the WNBA playoffs. Connecticut (21-13) will have a first-round bye and host the winner of No. 5 seed Phoenix Mercury and eighth-seeded Dallas Wings in...

Vandersloot, DeShields help Sky beat Fever 115-106 in 2OT

Aug. 18, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 115-106 in double overtime Saturday. Cheyenne Parker added 20 points, and Kahleah Cooper and Allie Quigley scored...

Cloud hits winner at buzzer, Mystics top Sparks 69-67

Aug. 18, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud made a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer to give the Washington Mystics a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night for their eighth straight victory. Washington (22-11) is in a second-place tie with Atlanta, which lost to the Phoenix Mercury 104-95....