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Kelsey Plum embracing role as Hammon's 'un-guardable' guard

May. 16, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First-year Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon told Kelsey Plum before the season began that she would be the hardest guard in the league to defend. Plum’s offensive prowess is no secret. But her versatility in being able to thread passing seams in the Aces’ new...

WNBA players say life in Russia was lucrative but lonely

Apr. 16, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

For the elite athletes in the WNBA, spending the offseason playing in Russia can mean earning more money than they can make back home — sometimes even two or three times as much. But those who have done that also describe the loneliness of being away from family and friends, of...

NCAA Women's Tournament TV rights could have different look

Apr. 07, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

In the weeks before the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the big focus was on improving the experience for players, including expanding the “March Madness” branding to the event for the first time. Broadcast rights and the millions of dollars attached to them will soon...

Staley better player or coach? Good question, she says

Apr. 02, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley is already in the Hall of Fame as a feisty, fiery point guard. She one day might make it there too, for her coaching career. So, Staley was asked Saturday, if she was a better player or coach. “That's a good question,” said South...

EXPLAINER: Why WNBA players go overseas to play in offseason

Mar. 06, 2022 16:07 PM EST

Russia has been a popular destination for WNBA players like Brittney Griner over the past two decades because of the money they can make playing there in the winter. With top players earning more than $1 million — nearly quadruple what they can make as a base salary in the WNBA —...