WNBA basketball

December 26, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and the players' union announced Thursday that they have agreed to extend their labor agreement for two weeks as they continue to negotiate a new one. The current collective bargaining agreement was reached in 2014. It was supposed to run through the 2021 season, but the...
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December 07, 2019 - 12:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has signed a multiyear contract extension. The Lynx made the announcement Friday but did not give specific terms. Reeve has guided the Lynx to four WNBA championships in 10 seasons. She added general manager duties in 2017...
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New Indiana Fever WNBA basketball team head coach Marianne Stanley, left, speaks to the media as Fever vice president of basketball operations Tamika Catchings looks on during a press conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 2:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever needed a proven leader to take over as their next head coach. Marianne Stanley seemed like the perfect fit. On Tuesday, Fever officials announced they had hired the Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, who just celebrated her most recent championship last season...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu gestures toward the bench during the second half of the team's regional semifinal against South Dakota State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, in Portland, Ore. Oregon is No. 1 for the first time in school history while Tennessee’s streak of 42 straight appearances in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is over. The Ducks, led by sensational guard Sabrina Ionescu, garnered 25 of the 28 first-place votes from the national media panel to earn the top ranking in the poll released Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
November 05, 2019 - 2:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As soon as Sabrina Ionescu announced she was returning for her senior season at Oregon, the women's college basketball landscape changed. The Oregon Ducks became the favorite to win the championship after falling in the Final Four last season to Baylor — the eventual title winners...
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Golden State Warriors CEO Rick Welts, left, presents jerseys to soccer player Megan Rapinoe (15) and basketball player Sue Bird, right, during the first half of the Warriors' NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 02, 2019 - 7:19 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Layshia Clarendon can only imagine back to her college days at the University of California in Berkeley having the opportunity to match up with the best women's players in the world, like Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. Tara VanDerveer's young Stanford team hosted Clarendon,...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Team Candace Parker's Skylar Diggins-Smith, center, goes to the basket past Team Delle Donne's A'ja Wilson (22) during the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game in Minneapolis. Diggins-Smith was excited to be back on the court and playing for USA Basketball after missing all of this past WNBA season because she gave birth to a son last spring. The Wings guard is part of the U.S. women’s national team that will play four exhibition games against college teams--starting with No. 3 Stanford on Saturday--before heading to Argentina to play in a FIBA tournament. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
November 02, 2019 - 2:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith's outlook on life has changed after giving birth to her son last spring. "It's different how I approach everything. I don't look at it like it's a job," the Dallas Wings' guard told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. "It's the best feeling in the...
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October 28, 2019 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and the Players Association have agreed to extend their labor agreement until the end of the year. The 60-day extension Monday comes with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire Thursday. The sides have been discussing a new deal for the past few months. Major...
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October 23, 2019 - 1:58 pm
MADRID (AP) — Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman kisses the trophy in the locker room after Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun in Washington. Washington was so bad for so long in the major professional sports but maybe soon it will be said that D.C. stands for District of Champions. The Nationals are in the city’s first World Series in 86 years. The Mystics recently won the WNBA championship. And the Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018. Before that, the nation’s capital endured a 26-year championship drought across MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 22, 2019 - 3:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade. The attitude, he found, was not exactly reflective of a win-big mindset, much...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball at the team's training facility in Boston. Celtics guard Gordon Hayward said Lawson has already made her presence felt. “She’s been good as far as just the experience she has as a basketball player,” Hayward said. “Reading the game and kind of little things she sees coaching on the sideline. Having somebody that well-versed in basketball, that experience is good.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 17, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach,"...
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