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Jewell Loyd scores 32 before sellout of 18,000, Seattle holds off Caitlin Clark and Fever 85-83

May. 23, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The decisive losses Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever endured to start the WNBA season were easier to handle than the last two setbacks that were decided by a total of six points. Jewell Loyd scored 21 of her 32 points in the first half, Sami Whitcomb scored all...

Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team set to begin play in 2026

May. 23, 2024 09:24 AM EDT

Toronto has been awarded the WNBA’s first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures is paying $115 million for the team. Tanenbaum also is the chairman and a minority owner of Maple Leaf Sports...

With visa issue solved, Seattle rookie Nika Muhl makes WNBA debut against Caitlin Clark and Indiana

May. 23, 2024 02:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Once it became clear that Nika Muhl's visa issues were resolved and she would finally be able to make her WNBA debut, the rookie for the Seattle Storm wanted to have a little fun. With the help of her dad — a graphic designer — and some outfit advice from her...

Indiana's Caitlin Clark says she expects to play against Seattle despite sore ankle

May. 22, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Caitlin Clark intends to play Wednesday night despite a stiff and sore left ankle when the Indiana Fever open a road trip in Seattle against the Storm. Clark rolled her ankle in the first half of Monday’s loss to Connecticut, but returned in the second half. ...

Clark, Reese and Brink have already been a huge boon for WNBA with high attendance and ratings

May. 22, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by its sensational rookie class of Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and Cameron Brink, the WNBA had a huge first week in terms of attendance, ratings and digital media. The league saw a 14% increase in attendance from last year with both New York and Indiana...

Brown scores 20, Brink leads defensive stand in final seconds of Sparks' win over Mystics

May. 22, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 20 points, rookie Cameron Brink led a defensive effort that three times did not allow a clear shot in the final possessions and the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Washington Mystics 70-68 on Tuesday night. With Los Angeles (1-2) leading...

Kahleah Copper scores 37 points, Mercury hand Aces first loss 98-88

May. 22, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 37 points and the Phoenix Mercury handed the two-time defending champion Las Vegas Aces their first loss of the season 98-88 on Tuesday night. Copper, who had a career-high 38 points in her last game, had 14 in the fourth quarter, none bigger...

Gray scores 21 and Atlanta rallies to defeat Dallas 83-78 in its WNBA home opener

May. 21, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Allisha Gray scored 21 points to lead five in double figures and the Atlanta Dream rallied in the second half to win its home opener, defeating the Dallas Wings 83-78 on Tuesday night. The Dream rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit, taking the lead at 63-62...

Chicago Sky's Angel Reese adds new title -- women's professional soccer team owner

May. 21, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese can now call herself a professional sports team owner. DC Power Football Club, a Washington-based women's team set to begin play this summer in the United Soccer League Super League, announced Reese as the first member of its...

Seattle Storm weathering slow start as new players look for success after being 'tested early'

May. 21, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Storm are a work in progress with Nneka Ogwumike and Skylar Diggins-Smith trying to get into a groove with Jewell Loyd. The Storm are 1-3 on the season, but have had a difficult schedule with three of the four games on the road, including a back-to-back...