Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Lillard, Simons take bond into starting roles with Portland

Sep. 26, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' new starting duo of Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons has been years in the making. Even though Portland had a long-established backcourt with Lillard and CJ McCollum, behind the scenes Lillard helped guide Simons' development. That...

Popovich, Spurs face unknown with another youthful roster

Sep. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker may be walking through that door at the San Antonio Spurs' practice facility, but they are only coming to visit. In their place on the court is a bunch of fresh-faced youngsters who may want to wear a name tag to curry...

New York Liberty, WNBA players populate World Cup rosters

Sep. 26, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — New York has long been known as a melting pot, a city of diversity. That moniker also works for the city's WNBA franchise, the New York Liberty, which has seven players competing in the women's World Cup for five different countries. Overall, there...

Back after an ACL injury, Kia Nurse has Canada winning

Sep. 25, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It was 11 long months for Kia Nurse after she tore her right ACL in a WNBA playoff game last year. After missing the Phoenix Mercury's entire season, she's back and leading Canada to a strong start in the women's World Cup. The team is 3-0 and clinched a spot in the...

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Motivations, hopes for tourney

Sep. 22, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Everything happens for a reason. Last year I didn't make the U.S. Olympic roster and I used that as motivation. Falling down always provides motivation for me. So all season long last year, I used that to elevate my game and it paid off with a WNBA championship in...

Stewart, debuting Thomas help US beat Belgium in WCup opener

Sep. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Alyssa Thomas. She went from losing in the WNBA Finals on Sunday to flying 10,000 miles to Australia a day later to play for the United States in the World Cup. Thomas had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in her debut for the...

Suspended Sarver says he's decided to sell Suns, Mercury

Sep. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that came barely a week after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct that included racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. The decision was quickly...

Suspended owner Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

Sep. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Suspended owner Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

With Griner in jail, WNBA players skip Russia in offseason

Sep. 20, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Brittney Griner's highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country's invasion of Ukraine has the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason. For the past few decades, Russia has been the preferred offseason destination for WNBA...

Trio of title-winning Aces headline US World Cup roster

Sep. 20, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum won't have much time to recover after leading Las Vegas to the franchise's first WNBA championship. The trio will board a plane to Australia to try and help the U.S. win a fourth consecutive women's basketball World Cup. They...