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Raiders move to 2-0 in preseason with 26-20 win over Vikings

Aug. 14, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest questions facing Las Vegas Raiders first-year coach Josh McDaniels was where he would find the right pieces for his offensive line. McDaniels may not have all the answers after a 26-20 preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but he's...

Wings soar past Sparks with 41-point second quarter

Aug. 14, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored 27 points, Teaira McCowan added 24, and playoff-bound Dallas rode a 41-point second quarter to a 116-88 victory over Los Angeles in a regular-season finale on Sunday. The second-quarter blitz included an 18-0 run and the Wings finished the...

Aces wrap up No. 1 playoff seed with 109-100 win over Storm

Aug. 14, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chelsea Gray had 33 points, seven rebounds and nine assists and Las Vegas wrapped up the best regular-season record in the WNBA, defeating Seattle 109-100 in a regular-season finale on Sunday. Kelsey Plum, who had 23 points for the Aces, scored seven points in the...

Sky take No. 2 seed in playoffs after cruising past Mercury

Aug. 14, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Azura Stevens scored 17 points and Chicago wrapped up the regular season with an 82-67 victory over Phoenix on Sunday. Chicago (26-10), the defending WNBA champion, had an opportunity to take the No. 1 playoff seed had Las Vegas (also 26-10) lost its regular-season...

Howard delivers playoff-clinching win for Liberty over Dream

Aug. 14, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 18 points and hit a big 3-pointer in the final minute as New York defeated Atlanta 87-83 on Sunday, sending the Liberty to the WNBA playoffs. With New York leading 80-79 in a back-and-forth fourth quarter, Howard hit a 24-footer to put the...

Mystics hand Fever WNBA-record 18th consecutive defeat

Aug. 14, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 22 points and Washington defeated Indiana 95-83 on Sunday in a regular-season finale. The Mystics (22-14), already headed to the WNBA playoffs as the No. 5 seed, got 15 points from Ariel Atkins, 11 from Shakira Austin, and 10 from Natasha...

Sylvia Fowles' career ends with 4K rebounds; Sun top Lynx

Aug. 14, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 16 points and her key bucket and rebound helped Connecticut hold off Minnesota 90-83 on Sunday in the final WNBA game for Lynx and league legend Sylvia Fowles. Fowles, the 2017 league MVP and four-time defensive player of the year, had...

Storm secure No. 4 seed, spoil Fowles' home finale for Lynx

Aug. 13, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points and nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm secured the No. 4 seed in the WNBA playoffs with a 96-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, spoiling Sylvia Fowles’ final regular-season home game. ...

Mercury beat Wings, move into 7th place tie with New York

Aug. 13, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, Shey Peddy had 18 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 86-74 on Friday night. Phoenix (15-20) is tied with New York for seventh in the WNBA standings with one game remaining. The...

Liberty beat Dream to remain in hunt for a playoff spot

Aug. 12, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Crystal Dangerfield scored a season-high 18 points, Betnijah Laney added 17 points and the New York Liberty held off the Atlanta Dream 80-70 on Friday night. New York (15-20) entered the game in a four-way tie with Minnesota, Atlanta and Phoenix for the...