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Copper and Taurasi score 20 each and Phoenix tops Washington 83-80

May. 24, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kahleah Copper and Diana Taurasi scored 20 points each and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 83-80 on Thursday night. Natasha Cloud added 14 points and 10 assists and Sophie Cunningham scored 13 for the Mercury (3-1). Ariel Atkins had...

Bonner hits late free throws, scores 20 points to help Sun beat Lynx 83-82 in OT

May. 23, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner made two free throws with 7.4 seconds left in overtime and the Connecticut Sun ran their season-opening winning streak to four games, overcoming an early 13-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-82 on Thursday night. Bonner finished...

Mabrey, Reese help Chicago beat New York 90-81, getting win for Weatherspoon against former team

May. 23, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Teresa Weatherspoon said she'll always be “Liberty for life.” Her homecoming to New York was special for the first-year Chicago Sky coach as her team came away with a win. Marina Mabrey had 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help the...

Angel Reese is excelling on and off the court in her WNBA rookie season with the Chicago Sky

May. 23, 2024 21:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Reese is proud to be part of the stellar rookie class that is uplifting the WNBA. She is just somewhat disappointed that people don’t pay attention to all the members of that first-year group. The Chicago Sky rookie said the perception that it's only...

Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team to begin play in 2026

May. 23, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

Toronto has been awarded the WNBA’s first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures is paying $115 million for the team. Tanenbaum also is the chairman and a minority owner of Maple Leaf Sports...

Jewell Loyd scores 32 before sellout of 18,000, Seattle holds off Caitlin Clark and Fever 85-83

May. 23, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The decisive losses Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever endured to start the WNBA season were easier to handle than the last two setbacks that were decided by a total of six points. Jewell Loyd scored 21 of her 32 points in the first half, Sami Whitcomb scored all...

With visa issue solved, Seattle rookie Nika Muhl makes WNBA debut against Caitlin Clark and Indiana

May. 23, 2024 02:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Once it became clear that Nika Muhl's visa issues were resolved and she would finally be able to make her WNBA debut, the rookie for the Seattle Storm wanted to have a little fun. With the help of her dad — a graphic designer — and some outfit advice from her...

Indiana's Caitlin Clark says she expects to play against Seattle despite sore ankle

May. 22, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Caitlin Clark intends to play Wednesday night despite a stiff and sore left ankle when the Indiana Fever open a road trip in Seattle against the Storm. Clark rolled her ankle in the first half of Monday’s loss to Connecticut, but returned in the second half. ...

Clark, Reese and Brink have already been a huge boon for WNBA with high attendance and ratings

May. 22, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by its sensational rookie class of Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and Cameron Brink, the WNBA had a huge first week in terms of attendance, ratings and digital media. The league saw a 14% increase in attendance from last year with both New York and Indiana...

Brown scores 20, Brink leads defensive stand in final seconds of Sparks' win over Mystics

May. 22, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 20 points, rookie Cameron Brink led a defensive effort that three times did not allow a clear shot in the final possessions and the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Washington Mystics 70-68 on Tuesday night. With Los Angeles (1-2) leading...