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Collier returns, Lynx beat Dream 81-71, stay in playoff hunt

Aug. 07, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier made her season debut for Minnesota, Kayla McBride scored 20 points and the Lynx used a fourth-quarter run to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-71 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Collier, Minnesota’s leading scorer (16.2 per game)...

Aces spoil Sue Bird's retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

Aug. 07, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was at the conclusion of her speech to the sold out crowd, nearly all of whom still remained, and decided — maybe hoped — this would not be the last time she would get to play in the city she's called home the past two decades. “I don't really have...

Sykes keeps Sparks playoff hopes alive with win over Mystics

Aug. 07, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 21 points. including a driving layup in the closing seconds, and the Los Angeles Sparks kept their slim playoff hopes alive Sunday with a 79-76 win over the Washington Mystics. Los Angeles (13-20), which snapped a six-game losing streak, are...

Parker, Sky beat Sun 94-91, set franchise's win record

Aug. 07, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tipped a pass to Emma Meesseman for a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to help the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 94-91 Sunday to set the franchise record for wins in a season. Courtney Vandersloot had...

LA man among 3 killed in lightning strike near White House

Aug. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive was one of three people killed last week when lightning struck in a park across from the White House, his employer said. Brooks Lambertson, a vice president for City National Bank, was in Washington, D.C., on business...

Mercury spoil Ionescu milestone, top Liberty 76-62

Aug. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Shey Peddy added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury cruised past the New York Liberty 76-62 on Saturday night, despite missing guards Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Sabrina Ionescu picked up an assist just 29 seconds into the game...

Dallas hands Indiana 16th straight loss, 95-91 in overtime

Aug. 06, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey and Teaira McCowan accounted for all 12 points in overtime for Dallas and the Wings held off Indiana 95-91 on Saturday, handing the Fever their club-record 16th straight loss. Kayla Thornton scored 21 points to lead Dallas (16-16), which won...

Sue Bird at peace for what could be final game in Seattle

Aug. 06, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Now that a bit of time has passed, Sue Bird knows she made the right decision announcing publicly what she knew inside — that this would be her last season. But the emotions that are likely to come when she plays what could be her final game in Seattle? Bird has no...

Chicago ties franchise record with 24 regular-season wins

Aug. 06, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 19 points, Allie Quigley added 18 points and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 93-83 on Friday night. Chicago (24-8) tied a franchise record for most regular-season wins, last done by the 2013 team. The Sky have a two-game...

Parker makes late layup, Dream hand Sparks 6th straight loss

Aug. 05, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cheyenne Parker drove the baseline and made a go-ahead layup with 0.3 seconds left to lift the Atlanta Dream past the Los Angeles Sparks 88-86 on Friday night. Los Angeles called a timeout after Parker's make and Nneka Ogwumike sank a shot from the baseline but it...