Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

WNBA stars could be on the move as free agency set to begin

Jan. 14, 2022 02:16 AM EST

Some of the biggest stars in the WNBA could be on the move with free agency set to begin this weekend. Teams can start talking to their own restricted and unrestricted free agents Saturday. Deals can't be officially announced until Feb. 1. Everyone in the league would...

Sandy Brondello hired as New York Liberty coach

Jan. 07, 2022 15:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Brondello wasn't sure about her future after parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month. She wasn't unemployed for long. Brondello was hired as New York Liberty coach on Friday, calling it an honor to join the historic WNBA franchise. ...

Sue Bird says she's returning to Storm for another season

Jan. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird announced Friday that she will return to the Seattle Storm next season, putting off retirement for at least one more year. The four-time WNBA champion and 12-time All-Star selection has spent her entire WNBA career with the Storm after being the No. 1 pick...

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina past No. 13 LSU, 66-60

Jan. 06, 2022 23:54 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 13 LSU 66-60 on Thursday night, ending the Tigers' 13-game winning streak. “We’re super-happy we have Aliyah. Nobody else in the country has her,” South Carolina coach...

After 8 years as NBA assistant, Hammon to lead team in WNBA

Jan. 04, 2022 12:29 PM EST

Becky Hammon was ready to lead her own team. So she went back to where her professional career began — the WNBA. Hammon, an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, will take over as the Las Vegas Aces' head coach after the NBA season concludes. “Being the head coach...

Becky Hammon new Las Vegas Aces coach

Dec. 31, 2021 18:14 PM EST

Becky Hammon is coming back to the WNBA as a head coach. The veteran San Antonio Spurs assistant took the lead spot with the Las Vegas Aces on Friday. “I am so excited to return to the WNBA and grateful for Mark Davis and Nikki Fargas having a vision for me to lead...

COVID, snow force flight cancellations at Sea-Tac Airport

Dec. 29, 2021 16:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — For days, travelers flying to or from the Seattle area have faced cancellations, delays, lost luggage, unexpected hotel stays and mounting frustration amid snowy, frigid winter weather and pandemic-related staffing issues. Since snow began falling on Sunday, nearly...

Candace Parker voted AP Female Athlete of Year for 2nd time

Dec. 29, 2021 13:18 PM EST

Candace Parker wrestled with the decision to make a huge change in her life and leave Los Angeles — where she had played her entire WNBA career — and head home to Chicago. In the end, the appeal of a homecoming was too much for Parker to ignore, and it couldn't have worked out...

Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year

Dec. 29, 2021 13:14 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year.

Ginobili, Chambers, Whalen among 1st-time hoop hall nominees

Dec. 21, 2021 17:11 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Former San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili, SuperSonics and Suns forward Tom Chambers and Olympic and WNBA champion Lindsay Whalen are among the first-time nominees for the Basketball Hall of Fame. Among the returning nominees announced Tuesday are 2004...