WNBA basketball

FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault calls out to officials during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA is in its second year of a new playoff format that takes the top eight teams regardless of conference and puts them in the postseason, diminishing the value of the Eastern and Western Conferences. That doesn’t mean that coaches aren’t still interested in coming in first in their respective conferences. “Sure it means something still,” Washington coach Mike Thibault said.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is in its second year of a new playoff format in which the top eight teams regardless of conference qualifies for the postseason, diminishing the value of the Eastern and Western Conferences. Coaches, however, are still motivated to win their respective conferences. "Sure...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm to the court for a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, in Seattle. Bird will start in the WNBA All-Star Game in front of her home crowd after she was selected Tuesday, July 11, 2017, as a starter. Bird will be making her 10th All-Star appearance, tying her with Tamika Catchings, who retired last year. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle's Sue Bird will start in the WNBA All-Star Game in front of her home crowd after she was selected Tuesday as a starter. Bird will be making her 10th All-Star appearance, tying her with Tamika Catchings, who retired last year, for most in WNBA history. "For many reasons, I'm...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault calls out to officials during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA is in its second year of a new playoff format that takes the top eight teams regardless of conference and puts them in the postseason, diminishing the value of the Eastern and Western Conferences. That doesn’t mean that coaches aren’t still interested in coming in first in their respective conferences. “Sure it means something still,” Washington coach Mike Thibault said.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 11, 2017 - 12:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is in its second year of a new playoff format in which the top eight teams regardless of conference qualifies for the postseason, diminishing the value of the Eastern and Western Conferences. Coaches, however, are still motivated to win their respective conferences. "Sure...
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July 11, 2017 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle's Sue Bird will start in the WNBA All-Star Game in front of her home crowd. Bird was selected Tuesday as a starter on the Western Conference team along with Phoenix's Diana Taurasi, Minnesota's Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles, and Los Angeles' Candace Parker. Parker was tied...
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July 08, 2017 - 11:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 26 points and seven rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 81-69 on Saturday night. Jewell Loyd added 22 points, and Sue Bird had 15 for Seattle (8-9). The Storm had lost four of five to slip to fifth in the Western Conference. The Sparks (12-5...
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July 08, 2017 - 10:29 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored a season-high 26 points, added seven rebounds and the Chicago Sky won at home for the first time this season, 100-76 over the WNBA-leading Minnesota Lynx on Saturday night. The Lynx (13-2) lost for the first time on the road this season. They were...
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Connecticut Sun's Alyssa Thomas (25) battle Washington Mystics' Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (14) and Krystal Thomas, back, for a rebound in the second half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 9:27 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 22 points, Alyssa Thomas hit the go-ahead jumper with 36 seconds and the Connecticut Sun overcame a 22-point, second-half deficit to beat the Washington Mystics 96-92 on Saturday night. Thomas finished with 19 points to help Connecticut (10-7) win its...
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July 07, 2017 - 10:27 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 17 points, Brittney Griner had 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 92-77 on Friday night. Griner hit a hook shot just before the halftime buzzer to give Phoenix a 45-35 lead. She and Taurasi combined...
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New York Liberty's Sugar Rodgers (14) shoots as Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart comes in from behind to try and block the shot during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 07, 2017 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA daily fantasy players will have more options after DraftKings added the league to its offerings on Friday. DraftKings has had a sponsorship deal with Madison Square Garden for the past few years. It's been the marquee name on the New York Liberty's jersey since 2015. The league...
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Dallas Wings forward Kayla Thornton (6) reaches for an offensive rebound next to Atlanta Dream forwards Sancho Lyttle (20) and Jordan Hooper (53) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Steve Hamm/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
July 05, 2017 - 10:43 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 21 points and had seven assists, Allisha Gray added 20 points, and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 94-84 on Wednesday night. Atlanta trailed by 10 points early in the fourth quarter but pulled to 86-82 with 1:28 left on Brittney Sykes' 3-...
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