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WNBA suspends Williams, Bradford for May altercation roles

Nov. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA suspended former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford for their roles in an altercation outside of an Atlanta-area club in May and for related health and safety protocol violations. Williams received a two-game suspension...

2-time WNBA executive of year Padover named Atlanta Dream GM

Oct. 26, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have announced the hiring of Dan Padover as general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations, with former interim head coach Darius Taylor taking over as assistant GM. The appointments Monday round out the leadership...

New coach, similar expectations for Baylor women's hoops

Oct. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor's sideline will look different this season, but the Lady Bears expect similar results after they were picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the Big 12. Coach Kim Mulkey stepped down after last season to take the job at LSU. She led the...

Dream picks longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as new coach

Oct. 12, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season. The 37-year-old Wright played 14 seasons with the Seattle Storm,...

Dream's Williams apologizes for joking about fight she had

Oct. 04, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream guard Courtney Williams apologized Monday for a since-deleted video on YouTube she posted over the weekend in which she joked about a fight she was involved in earlier this year in Atlanta. Footage of the fight, which circulated on social...

Connecticut Sun win 14th straight, defeat Dream 84-64

Sep. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench, Brionna Jones had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun closed out the WNBA regular season with a 14-game winning streak, topping the Atlanta Dream 84-64 on Sunday. The Sun 26-6) finished 15-1...

Sykes scores 17 points, Sparks keep postseason hopes alive

Sep. 16, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Los Angeles (12-19) is in ninth place, a half-game behind...

Hayes scores season-high 31 to lead Atlanta past Indiana

Sep. 14, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 31 points, Courtney Williams had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 85-78 on Tuesday night for coach Darius Taylor's first home victory. Hayes scored 15 points in the third...

Tina Charles moves into 2nd place on WNBA rebounding list

Sep. 10, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tina Charles had 26 points and 16 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 82-74 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Charles moved past Rebekkah Brunson (3,356) for second place on the WNBA career rebounding list,...

Mercury win 10th straight on Peddy's 3 late free throws

Sep. 08, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Shey Peddy made three free throws with 3.8 seconds left and the short-handed Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Atlanta Dream 76-75 on Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory. Peddy scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter, with...