WNBA All-Star Game

Team Wilson head coach Bill Laimbeer, center, laughs with his team during the second half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game against Team Delle Donne, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 02, 2019 - 3:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coaches, players and WNBA executives were thrilled with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. From a high-level game to first-class entertainment, the city got rave reviews. "It was electric. It was positive. And I think we should have it here every year,"...
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Indiana Fever's Erica Wheeler, of Team Wilson, cries as she holds the MVP trophy after winning the honor at the WNBA All-Star basketball game Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2019 - 6:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erica Wheeler hoped to make her All-Star debut an unforgettable one. She certainly did, walking away with the MVP award. Wheeler, who was the first undrafted player to debut in the league since 2003 to earn an All-Star spot, scored 25 points and led Team Wilson to a 129-126 victory...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones shoots over Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Connecticut has risen back to the top of the standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Connecticut Sun has risen back to the top of the WNBA standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. The Sun received major contributions from the reserves, which scored 45 points in a rout of Atlanta on Friday night. "When the starters always get referred to...
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July 16, 2019 - 5:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims is due back in court in September on drunken driving charges. Sims made her first court appearance Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor DWI charges. A pre-trial hearing was set for Sept. 10. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne pulls down a rebound next to Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Thibault’s squad has been using a stellar defensive effort to win five in a row and now sit atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll. The Mystics are second in the league allowing just 73.2 points a game. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A'ja Wilson was surprised that she was one of the top two vote getters in early returns for WNBA All-Star fan balloting The reigning WNBA rookie of the year trailed Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics by less than 5,000 votes in the returns which were released Tuesday. Delle...
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Team Candace Parker's Angel McCoughtry (35) tries to rebound the ball against Team Delle Donne's Diana Taurasi (3) in the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
July 28, 2018 - 7:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lynx star Maya Moore said she's routinely asked if she has room for all of the awards she's won in her basketball career. She'll have to make space for another trophy after her performance on Saturday. Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award to lead Team Parker past Team...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) drives past Seattle Storm's Courtney Paris in the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Many of the league's top players, who will be playing in the All-Star Game this weekend in Minnesota, have come out over the past few years. WNBA players’ sexual orientation was rarely discussed in public when the league first started, but now is becoming a more important part of the league. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 26, 2018 - 2:56 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Brittney Griner will always remember her first experience at a WNBA game. She went to watch her hometown Houston Comets play when she was a kid and when the kiss cam turned to a lesbian couple, the fans started booing. The game operations people quickly took the camera off...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry shoots over Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. The Storm have the best record in the league at 18-7 and there’s only four losses separating second place Atlanta from ninth place Las Vegas making this season one of the tightest. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA heads into the All-Star break this week after a strong first few months of play highlighted by tight standings and record-breaking performances. "This might be the most competitive season I've seen in all my years coaching," Seattle coach Dan Hughes said. "No one is sitting...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 file photo,Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) gets inside Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) to drive to the basket during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA basketball finals in Los Angeles. Parker was named Player of the Week. Parker averaged 25.3 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists to help the Sparks go 2-1 this week, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
July 18, 2018 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams. Maya Moore was the top vote-getter, but told the league she was unable to perform the captain duties. "I'm once again blown away at the support I've received through votes by our amazing basketball fans. I'm...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017, file photo, Western Conference's Nneka Ogwumike, left, of the Los Angeles Sparks, drives past Eastern Conference's Elizabeth Williams, of the Atlanta Dream, in the second half of the WNBA All-Star basketball, in Seattle. The WNBA is changing its All-Star Game format this season. In a similar format to the one the NBA used this past season, two captains will draft the All-Star teams from the pool of players voted to participate in the game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is finished with East vs. West in the All-Star game. The mid-season showcase will feature the 22 top players voted into the game, and captains will sort out the rosters from there. Under the league's new format, two captains will draft teams from the players who voted as...
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