Latest WNBA Finals News

Stewart scores 28 to help Storm beat Sparks 83-80

May. 21, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting and the Seattle Storm held on for an 83-80 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night. Ezi Magbegor had nine points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Jewell Loyd added 11 points for the Storm...

Former MVP Delle Donne's return gives Mystics, WNBA a boost

May. 16, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a player of Elena Delle Donne's stature returns after a long absence, the entire sport can feel the impact. Her coach, her Washington Mystics teammates, and even her opponents like what they see so far. “She’s not 100% healthy, but to be...

Sparks knock off defending champion Sky 98-91 in WNBA opener

May. 06, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jordin Canada had 21 points and eight assists in her Los Angeles debut, Nneka Ogwumike added 19 points and the Sparks opened the season with a 98-91 overtime victory over the defending champion Chicago Sky on Friday night. Ogwumike made a jumper in the lane with 51.5...

Griner's absence, Hammon's return headline WNBA's new season

May. 04, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will begin its 26th season this weekend with several intriguing storylines, including the potential retirement of Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, the return of Becky Hammon as a coach and the absence of Brittney Griner. There is no bigger headline engulfing the...

LSU basketball star Seimone Augustus to get statue at school

Apr. 12, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's most decorated female student-athlete will become the first in school history to get her own statue, the school has announced. Women's basketball legend Seimone Augustus' statue will stand outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and join the...

Ginobili, Hardaway, Karl among 2022 Hall of Fame class

Apr. 02, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Manu Ginobili reflects on the odds of a kid from Argentina growing up to win four NBA titles and Olympic gold, he sounds in awe that that is in fact the story of his athletic life. “It’s one in tens of millions," Ginobili said Saturday after an official...

Russian media: Detention of WNBA's Griner extended to May 19

Mar. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Russian media reported that the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner was extended until May 19, a development that could see the two-time Olympic champion being held for at least three months before her case is resolved. The case of the 31-year-old Griner, one of the most...

Brittney Griner's wife thanks fans for support after arrest

Mar. 07, 2022 16:40 PM EST

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, has thanked everyone for their support of the WNBA star, who was arrested last month in Russia. Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport after Russian authorities said a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges. They were identified as...

WNBA's Brittney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges

Mar. 05, 2022 12:04 PM EST

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was arrested last month at a Moscow airport after Russian authorities said a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges. The Russian Customs Service said Saturday that the cartridges were identified as containing oil derived from cannabis, which...

Virginia fires women's hoops coach Thompson after 4 seasons

Mar. 03, 2022 14:32 PM EST

Virginia dismissed women's basketball coach Tina Thompson after four seasons on Thursday, Athletic director Carla Williams made the announcement. It came one day after the 14th-seeded Cavaliers were eliminated 61-53 by Wake Forest in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference...