Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Sun hire Darius Taylor as GM, promote Tuck to assistant GM

Nov. 29, 2022 20:13 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun hired Darius Taylor as the team's general manager Tuesday and added assistant GM to Morgan Tuck's title. Taylor takes over for Curt Miller, who served as Connecticut's coach and general manager before he left to take the coaching job...

Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possible

Nov. 29, 2022 15:19 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end. The Biden administration has been trying for months to negotiate the...

Whalen, Peck lead Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

Nov. 27, 2022 16:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lindsay Whalen, who helped the Minnesota Lynx win four WNBA championships, will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame next spring as part of a five-member class. Joining Whalen will be ESPN analyst Carolyn Peck, who became the first Black head...

Winter storm to bring heavy snow to mountains

Nov. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service urged holiday travelers to heed their warnings about a winter storm that was expected to bring snow to the mountain passes starting Saturday night and could drop snow on the metro areas by Sunday into next week. “Heavy mountain snow is...

Connecticut Sun hires Stephanie White as head coach

Nov. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun hired Stephanie White to be their new head coach on Monday. White succeeds Curt Miller, who left to coach Los Angeles last month. She has a combined 15 seasons of experience as a player and coach in the WNBA, most recently as the head of...

EXPLAINER: What Griner may endure in Russian penal system

Nov. 18, 2022 14:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a remote Russian penal colony that human rights advocates say is known for harsh conditions and violent criminals. It's in a region once synonymous with the Soviet gulag. Griner...

Griner has begun serving sentence in Russian penal colony

Nov. 17, 2022 16:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a Russian penal colony, her lawyers and agent said Thursday. Griner was transferred to a penal colony in Mordovia, about 350 kilometers (210 miles) east of Moscow, after a...

Peterson sparks Southern Cal to 59-57 victory over Vermont

Nov. 16, 2022 01:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Southern Cal rallied to beat Vermont 59-57 on Tuesday night. Peterson made just 1 of 7 shots in the first half and the Trojans (2-1) trailed 27-22 at intermission. But the senior came out after the...

Mystics' Eric Thibault named head coach, dad Mike remains GM

Nov. 15, 2022 16:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Thibault is retiring from his position as coach of the Washington Mystics. The team announced Tuesday that Thibault will continue as general manager, and his son, Eric — who has been an assistant with the Mystics for a decade — will take over as head...

Investigation underway over midair crash at Dallas air show

Nov. 13, 2022 19:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A national transportation official probing the cause of a midair crash of two historic military planes during an air show that left six people dead said Sunday that one of the key questions for investigators is why the aircraft were seemingly sharing the same space just before...