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AP source: Durant reiterates desire to be traded by Brooklyn

Aug. 08, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

Kevin Durant has again told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai that he wants to be traded, reiterating a request he first made nearly six weeks ago, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed Monday night. Durant also told Tsai that he has concerns about the Nets’ direction under...

Dallas clinches playoff berth behind Mabrey's career-high 31

Aug. 08, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored a career-high 31 points, Teaira McCowan had 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Wings beat the New York Liberty 86-77 on Monday night to clinch a playoff berth. Dallas (17-16), which has won five straight games for the first...

Mercury's Taurasi out for rest of season with quad injury

Aug. 08, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will miss the remainder of the season with a quadriceps strain. Taurasi missed the last two games with the injury and the team announced Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will not be available as the Mercury fight for...

ETSU hires Brenda Mock Brown as new women's hoops coach

Aug. 08, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State hired Brenda Mock Brown as the Buccaneers' new women's basketball coach Monday, one week after announcing Simon Harris was being fired over Title IX issues in his lone season. Interim athletic director Richard Sander announced...

Collier returns, Lynx beat Dream 81-71, stay in playoff hunt

Aug. 07, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier made her season debut for Minnesota, Kayla McBride scored 20 points and the Lynx used a fourth-quarter run to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-71 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Collier, Minnesota’s leading scorer (16.2 per game)...

Aces spoil Sue Bird's retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

Aug. 07, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was at the conclusion of her speech to the sold out crowd, nearly all of whom still remained, and decided — maybe hoped — this would not be the last time she would get to play in the city she's called home the past two decades. “I don't really have...

Sykes keeps Sparks playoff hopes alive with win over Mystics

Aug. 07, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 21 points. including a driving layup in the closing seconds, and the Los Angeles Sparks kept their slim playoff hopes alive Sunday with a 79-76 win over the Washington Mystics. Los Angeles (13-20), which snapped a six-game losing streak, are...

Parker, Sky beat Sun 94-91, set franchise's win record

Aug. 07, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tipped a pass to Emma Meesseman for a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to help the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 94-91 Sunday to set the franchise record for wins in a season. Courtney Vandersloot had...

LA man among 3 killed in lightning strike near White House

Aug. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive was one of three people killed last week when lightning struck in a park across from the White House, his employer said. Brooks Lambertson, a vice president for City National Bank, was in Washington, D.C., on business...

Mercury spoil Ionescu milestone, top Liberty 76-62

Aug. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Shey Peddy added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury cruised past the New York Liberty 76-62 on Saturday night, despite missing guards Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Sabrina Ionescu picked up an assist just 29 seconds into the game...