Latest WNBA basketball News

Women's sports saw pivotal growth in deals, interest in 2022

Dec. 27, 2022 09:53 AM EST

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has been around women’s basketball long enough to see the growing pains of a young WNBA league gradually shifting to increased interest in the sport at all levels. “We probably are bursting at the seams for the people that are decision-makers in...

Obanor's double-double leads Texas Tech past EWU 77-70

Dec. 13, 2022 22:36 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, De’Vion Harmon had 19 points and six steals and Texas Tech held off Eastern Washington 77-70 on Tuesday night. Texas Tech (7-2) extended its home winning streak to 27 games — with its last loss coming...

Essien 3-pointer lifts Old Dominion over Gardner-Webb 44-43

Dec. 10, 2022 23:16 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Imo Essien sank a 3-pointer with 41 seconds remaining to send Old Dominion to a 44-43 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night. Mekhi Long finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Monarchs (7-4). Tyreek Scott-Grayson added nine points and six steals....

WNBA star Brittney Griner a generational talent on the court

Dec. 08, 2022 18:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner's 10-month imprisonment in Russia on drug charges came to an end on Thursday, spreading relief and joy across the sports world and beyond. It's unknown if and when she might return to a basketball court. But if she does, women's basketball...

A look at Brittney Griner's career on, off basketball court

Dec. 08, 2022 08:27 AM EST

A timeline of key events in Brittney Griner's career on and off the basketball court: Oct. 18, 1990: Brittney Griner was born in Houston. 2009: Led Nimitz High School to Texas 5A girls basketball state championship game where they lost. The 6-foot-7 star dunked 52...

E. Washington sends Cal to 10th straight loss, 50-48

Dec. 08, 2022 00:37 AM EST

Tyreese Davis scored 14 points and Casey Jones scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and Eastern Washington continued Cal's woes beating the Golden Bears 50-48 on Wednesday night. Davis scored the go-ahead basket with 24 seconds left. Cal's Joel Brown missed a...

Williams' 11 lead Old Dominion over William & Mary 72-62

Dec. 07, 2022 22:21 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dericko Williams scored 11 points as Old Dominion beat William & Mary 72-62 on Wednesday night. Williams added five rebounds and five blocks for the Monarchs (6-4). Faizon Fields scored 10 points while going 4 of 6 and 2 of 4 from the free throw line, and...

Soriano scores 17 in St. John's 86-67 win against DePaul

Dec. 07, 2022 21:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Soriano scored 17 points as St. John's beat DePaul 86-67 on Wednesday night. Soriano also contributed 14 rebounds for the Red Storm (9-1). Andre Curbelo scored 15 points while finishing 7 of 9 from the floor, and added five assists and three steals. Posh...

Report: No altitude advice before Dallas air show crash

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause...

WNBA teams to play record 40-game schedule

Nov. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA teams will play a record 40-game schedule this upcoming season that begins on May 19 the league announced Wednesday. All 12 teams will have games the opening weekend, starting with New York playing Washington and Connecticut facing Indiana. The regular season...