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WNBA playoff picture still muddled, 2 weeks left in season

Aug. 02, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff race is still very much undecided with just two weeks left in the regular season. Five teams have clinched postseason berths with only three games separating Chicago, Las Vegas and Connecticut at the top of the standings. Seattle and Washington also have earned...

New York Liberty control own destiny in playoff chase

Jul. 26, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

New York coach Sandy Brondello isn't scoreboard watching with the Liberty two games out of a playoff spot — and may not have too. There are eight postseason berths in the WNBA and New York (10-17) is 10th in the standings heading into Tuesday night games with nine contests...

Copper, Meesseman rally Sky past Wings 89-81

Jul. 16, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Stars Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman scored 23 points each and the Chicago Sky pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Dallas Wings 89-81 on Saturday, despite missing Courtney Vandersloot. Copper and Meesseman picked up the slack for the...

Griner's name permeates WNBA All-Star Game, Team Wilson wins

Jul. 10, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brittney Griner was everywhere Sunday — before, during and after the WNBA All-Star Game. Everywhere except where the league’s best players felt she should be — playing alongside them on the court. A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and the rest of...

Brittney Griner is the focus of WNBA All-Star weekend

Jul. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles are playing in the WNBA All-Star Game for the last time. Candace Parker and Kahleah Copper are looking for some bragging rights. Some of the league’s biggest stars get to try for a 4-point shot. And everyone is thinking about one person:...

Allie Quigley wins WNBA 3-Point Contest a record fourth time

Jul. 09, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Once Allie Quigley got going, it was all over. The 3-point queen put on quite a show — again. Quigley won the WNBA's 3-Point Contest for a record fourth time Saturday, stamping herself as one of the greatest shooters in the history of the league. ...

Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi on cover of NBA 2K23 WNBA edition

Jul. 06, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been linked for more than two decades, playing together at UConn and then helping the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team win five gold medals. Now the basketball greats will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K23 WNBA edition video game that will be...

Trio of Chicago Sky players headline WNBA All-Star reserves

Jun. 28, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot, Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman will get a chance to play before their home fans, as the trio was selected Tuesday as reserves for the WNBA All-Star Game on July 10 in Chicago. The Sky stars will join Candace Parker, who was voted as a...

Aliyah Boston wins Honda Cup as top female college athlete

Jun. 27, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Carolina basketball star Aliyah Boston was named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year on Monday night. She received the Honda Cup in a ceremony at Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus. Boston’s coach, Dawn Staley, won the award...

Brittney Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter

Jun. 22, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game, being named an honorary starter Wednesday by Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17 after authorities at an airport outside of Moscow said she had vape cartridges...