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Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Jul. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards are making Tommy Sheppard their general manager, part of an organizational restructuring that includes other hires from outside the NBA. The moves announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the...

Quigley, Dolson score 19 apiece as Sky beat Fever 78-70

Jul. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley and Stefanie Dolson scored 19 points apiece to help Chicago beat the Indiana Fever 78-70 on Sunday for the Sky's fourth consecutive win. Quigley scored eight points in the fourth quarter, hitting two of her four 3-pointers, and Dolson finished with nine rebounds. Diamond...

McBride, Cambage lead Aces to 79-74 win over Lynx

Jul. 21, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 22 points, 13 rebounds, Kayla McBride scored 20 points, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 79-74 on Sunday. Kelsey Plum added 10 points and eight assists for the Aces (12-6), who have won six of their last seven games. Plum and McBride made back-to-back layups...

Delle Donne scores 28 to help Mystics beat Dream 93-65

Jul. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting to help the Washington Mystics rout the Atlanta Dream 93-65 on Sunday. Aerial Powers added 17 points and Tianna Hawkins had 13 for the Mystics. Delle Donne hit a 3 that gave Washington (11-6) the lead for good and sparked a 19-4 run...

Griner scores 17, Mercury beat Wings 70-66

Jul. 20, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 17 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 14 points, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 70-66 on Saturday night. Leilani Mitchell added 13 points and hit three free throws with 19.9 seconds left to give the Mercury (9-8) a 67-63 lead. Bonner...

Johannes leads New York to 83-78 win over Los Angeles

Jul. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — With the starters in foul trouble and struggling to score, Katie Smith turned to the reserves and they delivered. New York's bench scored 43 points, led by rookie Marine Johannes with 17, in the Liberty's 83-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. Johannes hit all six...

Howard has 21 points and 10 rebounds, Storm beat Aces

Jul. 20, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Howard is playing amid her wife's social media allegations of physically threatening and abusive behavior. No charges...

Bria Holmes scores 17 points, Connecticut routs Atlanta

Jul. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream 98-69 on Friday night for their third straight victory. Jasmine Thomas added 14 points, Jonquel Jones has 12, Alyssa Thomas 11 and Morgan Tuck 10. The Eastern Conference-leading Sun (12-6) were 11 of 26...

Elena Delle Donne returns to help Mystics top Fever in OT

Jul. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points, Kristi Toliver had six of her 17 in overtime and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 95-88 on Friday night. Both teams entered the game with three-game losing streaks, with the Mystics playing those three games without Delle Donne because of...

Georgia Tech adds veteran Mickie DeMoss to Fortner's staff

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss has joined new Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Nell Fortner as chief of staff. The 63-year-old DeMoss brings 43 years coaching experience to the Yellow Jackets. DeMoss served on Vanderbilt's staff last season, working in offensive analytics,...