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Cunningham, Turner lead Mercury to 83-82 win over Liberty

Sep. 24, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sophie Cunningham hit 6 of 9 3-pointers for a career-high 21 points and Brianna Turner made the winning free throw with less than a second to play, giving the Phoenix Mercury an 83-82 win over the New York Liberty in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night. ...

First round WNBA playoff capsules

Sep. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs that will be played Thursday: No. 5 Phoenix (19-13) vs No. 8 New York (12-20) Season Series: Mercury, 2-1. Phoenix: The Mercury enter the playoffs with three straight losses...

Delle Donne, Ogwumike return after long injury layoffs

Aug. 24, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and Chiney Ogwumike will have a major impact on the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks playoff chances now that they're back on the basketball court. The two finally returned after long layoffs due to injuries. ...

Wheeler, Sykes help Sparks hold off Liberty for 86-83 win

Aug. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Erica Wheeler scored 17 points and Brittney Sykes made two defensive stops in the closing seconds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 86-83 on Sunday. Nneka Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver scored 16 points apiece for Los Angeles...

Loyd, Stewart lead Storm to 99-83 rout of Liberty

Aug. 20, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points and Breanna Stewart added 19 to help the Seattle Storm rout the New York Liberty 99-83 on Friday night. The teams also played Wednesday night and the Liberty came away with a four-point win, rallying from a 10-point deficit...

Liberty rally in fourth to stun short-handed Storm 83-79

Aug. 18, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty coach Walt Hopkins told his players at the morning shootaround that they were facing a “must-win” game. They got the victory, thanks to a big fourth-quarter rally. Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, including the go-ahead...

US Olympic team expects competitive game vs WNBA All-Stars

Jul. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Both the U.S. Olympic team and the WNBA All-Stars expect a competitive game in the league's showcase Wednesday. Usually there is not much defense played in All-Star games until the fourth quarter, but this one could be different with the Olympians having limited time to...

WNBA teams jockey for position before Olympic break

Jul. 06, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week remaining before the WNBA begins its Olympic break, teams are jockeying for position in the standings knowing that it will be a sprint to the finish once play resumes in August following the Tokyo Games and a monthlong hiatus. Las...