Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Carter's dream, almost reached: Guinea worm cases drop to 14

Jan. 26, 2022 10:32 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Guinea worm infections dropped to just over a dozen worldwide last year, getting closer to fulfilling former President Jimmy Carter's dream of completely eradicating the disease during his lifetime. The Carter Center reported Wednesday that only 14 human cases of...

Nygaard heads home to coach Phoenix Mercury

Jan. 24, 2022 20:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Vanessa Nygaard is headed home to coach the Phoenix Mercury. A Scottsdale native, Nygaard was announced as the 10th coach in Mercury history on Monday after a nine-year stint as a head high school coach. She replaces Sandy Brondello, who didn’t have...

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. ...

Sue Bird says she's returning to Storm for another season

Jan. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird announced Friday that she will return to the Seattle Storm next season, putting off retirement for at least one more year. The four-time WNBA champion and 12-time All-Star selection has spent her entire WNBA career with the Storm after being the No. 1 pick...

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina past No. 13 LSU, 66-60

Jan. 06, 2022 23:54 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 13 LSU 66-60 on Thursday night, ending the Tigers' 13-game winning streak. “We’re super-happy we have Aliyah. Nobody else in the country has her,” South Carolina coach...

After 8 years as NBA assistant, Hammon to lead team in WNBA

Jan. 04, 2022 12:29 PM EST

Becky Hammon was ready to lead her own team. So she went back to where her professional career began — the WNBA. Hammon, an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, will take over as the Las Vegas Aces' head coach after the NBA season concludes. “Being the head coach...

Becky Hammon new Las Vegas Aces coach

Dec. 31, 2021 18:14 PM EST

Becky Hammon is coming back to the WNBA as a head coach. The veteran San Antonio Spurs assistant took the lead spot with the Las Vegas Aces on Friday. “I am so excited to return to the WNBA and grateful for Mark Davis and Nikki Fargas having a vision for me to lead...