Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Australia's Liz Cambage leaves WNBA 'for the time being'

Aug. 15, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

Liz Cambage announced on social media Monday that she decided to step away from the WNBA “for the time being,” addressing for the first time her contract divorce from the Los Angeles Sparks last month. “While I’ll miss rocking the purple and gold, I’ll be taking this time...

Las Vegas top WNBA playoff seed, league debuts new format

Aug. 15, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces will begin their quest for their first WNBA title a lot sooner than top seeds have done in previous few years. The Aces clinched homecourt throughout the playoff on the regular season's final day by earning the top seed in the WNBA postseason that...

WNBA's Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

Aug. 15, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday, amid talks between the U.S. and Russia that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap. ...

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...