Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Sun rise to top of WNBA standings ahead of All-Star break

Jul. 23, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Connecticut Sun has risen back to the top of the WNBA standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. The Sun received major contributions from the reserves, which scored 45 points in a rout of Atlanta on Friday night. "When the starters always get referred to as a...

Storm sponsor 3-on-3 team to help US qualify for Olympics

Jul. 23, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Peterson and her Force 10 teammates see themselves as the "Founding Mothers." They are the first group of women to be sponsored by a WNBA team to play 3-on-3 basketball. They hope it's just the beginning. The Seattle Storm ownership group put together a pilot program with Peterson,...

Lynx rookie Collier replaces Wilson for WNBA All-Star Game

Jul. 22, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lynx rookie Napheesa Collier is replacing injured Aces forward A'ja Wilson for the WNBA All-Star Game. Collier is averaging 11 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The league announced the move on Monday. Collier joins Minnesota teammates Sylvia Fowles and Odyssey Sims in Saturday's...

Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Jul. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard is losing his interim tag as part of an organizational restructuring that includes hires from outside the NBA. Changes announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the Wizards,...

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...