WNBA basketball

In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, photo tennis great and founder of the Women's Sports Foundation Billie Jean King, left, and soccer star Megan Rapinoe pose for photos on the red carpet of the Women's Sports Foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports in New York. Rapinoe, who was honored at the gala, won Sportswoman of the Year in the team category. She led the U.S. women's soccer team to victory at the World Cup in France and earned the FIFA Player of the Year award. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 17, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the...
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October 17, 2019 - 11:35 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The nation's top freshman women's basketball player each season will win the Tamika Catchings Award starting this year. The United States Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday during the Southeastern Conference women's basketball Media Day event that it's naming...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, New York Liberty guard Tanisha Wright, center, goes after a loose ball during the first half of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm at Barclays Center in New York. The Liberty will have a new home next year, playing their games at Barclays Center. Liberty team executives told the AP on Thursday that the franchise will play all its home contests at the Brooklyn arena that houses the Nets. The building was recently purchased by Liberty owner Joe Tsai, who also owns the Nets. Playing in Barclays Center is a huge upgrade for the Liberty, who played the past two seasons at the Westchester County Center, where the capacity was set for just over 2,000 fans. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
October 17, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty will have a new home next year — Barclays Center. Team executives told The Associated Press on Thursday the Liberty will play all their home games at the Brooklyn arena that houses the Nets. The building was recently purchased by Liberty owner Joe Tsai, who also...
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October 17, 2019 - 9:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty will have a new home next year, playing their games at Barclays Center. Liberty team executives told The Associated Press on Thursday that the franchise will play all its home contests at the Brooklyn arena that houses the Nets. The building was recently...
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) celebrates his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 16, 2019 - 11:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, the Washington Capitals have a player leading the NHL in scoring. Just not the one you might expect. John Carlson had a goal and two assists, giving the defenseman a league-high 14 points, and the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Wednesday night for their...
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Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver reacts during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm
A diversity report shows the WNBA remains the leader among all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade, including an A-plus for racial hiring and an A for gender hiring, The Institute for Diversity...
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October 16, 2019 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are not renewing the contract of head coach Katie Smith the team announced Wednesday. Smith's current contract ends this month. She was elevated to the team's head coaching position in 2018 after serving as an assistant and associate head coach since 2014. "On...
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Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud, left, forward Elena Delle Donne and guard Kristi Toliver celebrate during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2019 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics capped an eventful WNBA season with the team's first championship. A year that began with the league missing some of its top players because of injuries and rest ended with a compelling five-game championship series. Delle Donne battled...
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Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, center, shoots between Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, left, and guard Ariel Atkins during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2019 - 11:24 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut fell one game short of winning its first WNBA championship, but the Sun's title hopes don't end with Thursday's loss to the Washington Mystics in Game 5 of the Finals. Coach Curt Miller will return a young team in 2020 that he believes could be perennial...
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Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman holds the trophy in the locker room after Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne felt cursed. Every time she made it to the game's biggest stage, she was hindered by injuries. This time around it was three herniated disks in her back. The league's MVP wouldn't let that keep her from her first WNBA championship. Emma Meesseman scored 22 points...
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