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Staples Center is changing its name to Arena

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena...

Robertson, callup Oettinger lead Stars past Red Wings 5-2

Nov. 17, 2021 00:17 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Robertson scored twice and Jake Oettinger made 28 saves in his season debut as the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Tuesday night. Robertson’s wraparound at 3:48 of the third period gave Dallas a 4-2 lead after Detroit scored twice...

Wind storm: Thousands without power in Washington

Nov. 09, 2021 20:36 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 64,000 customers were without power Tuesday morning in Washington state as strong winds and rain blew through the Northwest. The Seattle Times reports the number of customers without power throughout Washington fluctuated Tuesday afternoon due...

Power returning for many in Northwest following wind storm

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people remained without power Monday afternoon following a strong Pacific storm system that downed trees and power lines. Most of those still without electricity were in the greater Seattle area, where utilities reported a drop Monday from...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Chicago celebrates WNBA champion Sky with parade

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016. Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74...

Mercury fined $10K for violating WNBA's media access rules

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury were fined $10,000 on Tuesday by the WNBA for violating the league's rules on postgame media interview access following Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Mercury's players — including stars Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar...

WNBA looks ahead to 2022 season with potential changes

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

Candace Parker made the biggest move last offseason choosing to return home to Chicago. The decision paid off as the WNBA star led the Sky to the franchise's first championship. Chicago will have choices to make if it wants to become the first repeat champion since the...

Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

Oct. 17, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title. Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury...

The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4

Oct. 17, 2021 17:15 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4.