PHOENIX (AP) Elena Della Donne outplayed double-dunking Brittney Griner and had the third-best rookie debut in WNBA history, scoring 22 points to lead the Chicago Sky to a 102-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Monday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Kara Lawson scored 23 points, while Tina Charles added 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 81-69 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tamika Catchings and Shavonte Zellous each scored 19 points and the Indiana Fever opened defense of their WNBA title with a resounding 79-64 victory over the depleted San Antonio Silver Stars on Friday night.
In our second edition of our season-long series called Diggins' Digital Diary, Skylar talks about some of the positive influences in her life that have shaped her into the role model she is today, a position she has been playing much of her life.
To start the WNBA’s 17th season, the league, its teams and players will join community members and partners in a series of events and community activities to celebrate WNBA Cares Week beginning on May 17.
WASHINGTON (AP) Ivory Latta scored 17 points and Crystal Langhorne had all 16 of her points in the second half as the Washington Mystics won their third straight game with a 64-60 victory over the slumping Indiana Fever on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points, Candace Parker and Kristi Toliver added 13 points and six assists apiece, and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the San Antonio Silver Stars 84-48 on Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 34 points, DeWanna Bonner had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Phoenix Mercury pulled away in the second half for a 97-81 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Cappie Pondexter scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, Katie Smith moved into second place on the WNBA's career scoring list and the New York Liberty rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun 78-68 on Friday night.
Elena Delle Donne has emerged as the consensus favorite for this year's WNBA Rookie of the Year, but with her ability to rise to the occasion during crunch time moments, she's becoming a more and more viable candidate for MVP too.
As its community continues to recover and heal, the Tulsa Shock organization was awarded the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for its contributions during the month of May to the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) With the Connecticut Sun on the verge of taking over sole possession of last place in the Eastern Conference, reigning league MVP Tina Charles came through with a record-tying effort.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Forced to the outside early in the game, Lindsay Whalen and the Minnesota Lynx were frustrated and trailed by a point at halftime. When she finally got comfortable in the lane, the game changed dramatically.
Ivory Latta of the Washington Mystics and Rebekkah Brunson of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played June 3 through June 9.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Rookie Elena Delle Donne scored a career-high 23 points, including two free-throws with 1.8 seconds left, to lead the Chicago Sky to a 72-70 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) Ivory Latta scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half and Monique Currie had 23 as the Washington Mystics fended off Minnesota's fourth quarter rally and beat the Lynx 85-80 on Saturday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Danielle Robinson had 18 points and seven assists and the San Antonio Silver Stars rolled to an 81-69 victory Friday night, handing heralded rookie Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky their first loss.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Although Washington coach Mike Thibault insisted his return to Connecticut for the first time since being fired as Sun coach after 10 years last November was all business, his new team still wanted to win for him.
ATLANTA (AP) Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and a career high-tying 10 assists, and the undefeated Atlanta Dream took control with 12 consecutive points in the third quarter to beat the New York Liberty 75-56 on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half and Erika de Souza had 14 and the undefeated Atlanta Dream continued their dominance over the Washington Mystics with a 73-63 win on Sunday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Shenise Johnson scored 19 points, Danielle Robinson had 18 and the San Antonio Silver Stars overcame a big game from Candace Parker in an 83-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night.
What to do after beating a team by over 50 points? If you're Team USA, fresh off a lopsided win over Angola, you put that game behind you and focus on the tough, experienced Turkey squad waiting to pull off the upset.
Angel McCoughtry and the Team USA bench were picture perfect against Croatia in the Preliminary Round of the London Olympic Games, sparking a crucial 11-point run from the mid-third quarter into the fourth quarter that put the game away
When the U.S. Women's National Team arrive at the London Olympics later this month, they will bring with them a tradition of winning gold medals and the pressure that comes along with playing up to the standard set by their predecessors.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 19 points in just the second quarter, leading the Minnesota Lynx out of an early funk and onto an 89-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday, their last game before the Olympic break.
WASHINGTON (AP) Kara Lawson scored 17 points and Tina Charles had 16 as the Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut Sun beat the last-place Washington Mystics 77-70 on Tuesday for their third straight win.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Jia Perkins scored 24 points, Becky Hammon had 23 and Sophia Young added 21 and the San Antonio Silver Stars beat the New York Liberty 94-81 Sunday for their seventh straight victory.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 33 seconds to play, and Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak with a 71-69 victory over Atlanta on Sunday night.
SEATTLE (AP) DeWanna Bonner scored 24 points, Samantha Prahalis added 16 and Diana Taurasi had 13 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 75-68 on Thursday night to end a 10-game losing streak.
ATLANTA (AP) Erika DeSouza had 21 points and 10 rebounds, the Atlanta Dream dominated the second half and defeated the Washington Mystics 82-59 on Thursday night to give coach Fred Williams his first victory.
As we get ready to flip the calendar to September it's time for our MVP candidates, like Candace Parker and Tina Charles, to step up. Parker, as she has most of the season, is the MVP frontrunner but her lead is far from safe.
Nobody in WNBA history has attacked the offensive glass like Taj McWilliams-Franklin and with five offensive boards Tuesday, she became the all-time leader in that category. Even more amazing is that she was close to giving up the game in 1993.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Lindsey Whalen scored five of Minnesota's 10 consecutive points to start the overtime period and the Lynx avoided a rare home loss with a 96-84 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) Sue Bird had 18 points and 10 assists, Lauren Jackson scored 16 points and the Seattle Storm snapped a three-game losing streak with an 84-66 victory over the New York Liberty on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kristi Toliver scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 12 points, five rebounds and four blocks to help the Los Angeles Sparks win their ninth straight game with an 87-62 victory ovre the New York Liberty on Saturday night.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Riquina Williams scored eight of her 22 points in the final 3:17 of regulation to help the Tulsa Shock overcome an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter en route to an 81-78 overtime victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) Armintie Price paced five double-figure scorers with 19 points and the Atlanta Dream won their second straight game without Olympic gold medalist Angel McCoughtry, 81-69 over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kristi Toliver matched career highs with 29 points and six 3-pointers made, Alana Beard added 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat San Antonio 101-77 Thursday night for their eight straight victory and ending the Silver Stars' 12-g
After sitting out the season's first 22 games to be with the Australian National Team, Lauren Jackson is finally back for the Storm, likely suiting up tonight versus Indiana at 10 p.m. ET. Using an advanced metric called the Player Impact Estimate, or PIE, WNBA.com takes a look at how many wins her return could equate to.
SEATTLE (AP) Seimone Augustus scored 22 points, Maya Moore had 20 and Rebekkah Brunson had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Seattle Storm 86-73 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kristi Toliver scored 21 points to lead all five starters in double-digit scoring as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 79-69 Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.
Following Monday's news that Augusta National Golf Club has invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first female members since the club was founded in 1932, WNBA President Laurel J. Richie released the following statement
Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever were named the WNBA’s Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile, respectively, for games played August 16-19. Moore averaged 19.5 points and seven rebounds while Catchings led Indiana to a 2-0 record.
Tina Charles didn't celebrate her gold medal in the Olympics with Team USA for that long. The towering 6-foot-4 center who just became the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 rebounds over the weekend has now turned her focus to leading her Eastern Conference-leading Sun to a WNBA title.
PHOENIX (AP) Becky Hammon scored 13 of her 19 points in the first half to lead the San Antonio Silver Stars past Phoenix 89-47 on Sunday, extending their franchise-best winning streak to 11 games and handing the Mercury their worst loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Tulsa Shock 83-59 and clinch a playoff spot at the earliest point in franchise history.
WASHINGTON (AP) Matee Ajavon scored 22 points and Jasmine Thomas made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in overtime as the Washington Mystics outlasted the Chicago Sky 75-71 on Sunday to snap an eight-game losing streak.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Maya Moore and Monica Wright added 17 each as the Minnesota Lynx returned from the Olympic break with a 98-69 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Cappie Pondexter scored 21 points to lead the New York Liberty to a 79-61 victory over the first-place Connecticut Sun on Thursday night in the teams' first game after the Olympic break.
Gold medalist Candace Parker (right) and her Sparks teammates Nneka Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver had a lot to celebrate before the Olympic break. As a result, the trio wins some of WNBA.com's first half superlatives. Take a look back at the season's first half as the second half tips off tonight with three games.
ATLANTA (AP) Tamika Catchings had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Brian January scored 24 points and the Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream 103-88 in Game 2 on Sunday to even their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Tina Charles had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun closed with a 14-0 run to beat the New York Liberty 75-62 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Lindsay Whalen scored 20 points, Seimone Augustus had 19 and the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 78-70 in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kristi Toliver tied her career high with 29 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 45 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 93-86 in the opening game of the WNBA Western Conference semif
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tina Charles celebrated her first WNBA MVP award with 17 points and four blocks, powering the Connecticut Sun to a 65-60 victory over the New York Liberty in their playoff opener on Thursday night.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Kara Lawson had 21 points, eight rebounds, and set a franchise record for 3-pointers in a season as the Connecticut Sun finished the regular season with a 92-72 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Plenette Pierson had 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the New York Liberty defeated the Tulsa Shock, 91-74, on Saturday at the Prudential Center, closing out the regular season for the home team.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker and rookie Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 11 rebounds each, and the Los Angeles Sparks tuned up for the playoffs with a 92-76 victory over the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on Thursday night.
We're in the final stretch of our Race to the MVP and it's shaping up to be a two-player race between Tina Charles and Candace Parker. Charles, who led the Sun to the No. 1 seed in the East, holds the lead, but Parker is finishing strong for L.A.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore made five her six 3-pointers in the third quarter to tie the WNBA record and had a career-high 29 points in the Minnesota Lynx's 86-79 victory over the Indiana Fever on Monday night.
PHOENIX (AP) Shay Murphy scored 20 of her career-high 22 points in the first half and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 86-55 on Sunday to stay a game behind New York for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East with three games
WASHINGTON (AP) Angel McCoughtry scored 26 points and Lindsey Harding added 19 to help the Atlanta Dream rally from an 11-point third quarter deficit and beat the Washington Mystics 82-74 Friday night.
It's crunch time and that means it's time for MVP candidates to shine. Tina Charles remains in the top spot for now, but it won't be easy to hold off a surging Tamika Catchings in the East. Plus, you cannot sleep on Candace Parker out West.
In the first edition of Tomorrow's Stars in 2013, we look at how Delaware's Elena Delle Donne stole the spotlight this week despite Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins and Baylor's Brittney Griner leading their respective teams to two blowout wins apiece.
Hall-of-Famer Anne Donovan was introduced as the new head coach of the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre. Currently coaching at Seton Hall, Donovan will begin her tenure with the Sun at the close of the 2013 college basketball season.
Everyone's talking about what they can give a WNBA team. But what do Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins and Delaware's Elena Delle Donne have on their Christmas lists? In this week's look into these three prospects, we find out
WNBA players and coaches are either abroad competing in overseas leagues or home in the USA with family during the Holiday Season. See the holiday plans of some of your favorite WNBA personalities for the 2012-13 Holiday Season below.
Fresh from winning a WNBA title, Indiana Fever Head Coach Lin Dunn made good on a pledge to cook an authentic southern fried meal for Fever fans who won a charity auction benefitting Breast Health Awareness
WNBA superstar Maya Moore is continuing her impressive drive to the top of the women's basketball world by testing her skills abroad in the Chinese Women's basketball league, where she is averaging 45 points per game for the Shanxi Flame.
The WNBA will implement new rules regarding flopping and defensive three-seconds, while also extending the three-point line, Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Renee Brown announced following the league’s Board of Governor’s Meeting. The rules will go into effect beginning with the 2013 season
The New York Liberty are laying the foundation of what they hope will be a championship squad, featuring the twin pillars of First Team All-WNBA guard Cappie Pondexter and newly hired three-time WNBA champion and two-time NBA title-winner Bill Laimbeer as head coach and GM
In this edition of Tomorrow's Stars, it's all about records. While Delaware's Elena Delle Donne has her team on a 14-game winning streak and Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins reached 2,000 points, but it was Baylor's Brittney Griner that stole the show.
The defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever tip off the league’s 17th season as part of WNBA Tip-Off 2013 presented by Boost Mobile on May 24 when 2012 WNBA Finals MVP Tamika Catchings leads the Fever against Becky Hammon and the Silver Stars
The Seattle Storm announced today that three-time WNBA MVP and two-time WNBA champion Lauren Jackson will not compete with the team in 2013 as she will stay in Australia to nurse an injured hamstring. She is expected to play for the Storm in 2014.
Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA superstar Angel McCoughtry is honing her game in Istanbul, Turkey with her European club Fenerbahce, but wants to you to trust and believe she will be better then ever when she returns to the WNBA in 2013.
The WNBA and ESPN have extended their partnership, paving the way for WNBA games to be televised on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 through 2022. The league also introduced a new brand identity, featuring a more modern "Logowoman" that embodies the athleticism of today’s WNBA.
The WNBA will tip off the 2013 campaign with a slate of 14 preseason games in 14 cities, competing against league and international teams, beginning on May 9 when Tulsa hosts Atlanta, paving the way for WNBA Tip-Off 2013 presented by Boost Mobile.
From the University of Stanford to Los Angeles to Poland, Sparks foward Nneka Ogwumike has had an eventful and exciting past 11 months. The reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year checked in with WNBA.com during her time overseas.
The 2013 WNBA schedule has been released and as always there are several marquee matchups, like the one between the last two MVPs, Tina Charles and Tamika Catchings, on the last day of the season with likely playoff impications.
In this week's edition of Tomorrow's Stars, we look back on Skylar Diggins leading her Notre Dame squad to their first-ever Big East Tournament title by beating arch-rival UConn in a thriller. Brittney Griner also led Baylor to a Big 12 Tournament title.
n this week's edition of Tomorrow's Stars, we look back on a night where Baylor's Brittney Griner went off for 50 points, including an exciting dunk, and Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame to a thrilling three-OT victory over rival Connecticut.
This one is big. With Brittney Griner expected to be the No. 1 pick in Monday's WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the game may forever be changed. But one thing is for certain: it's going to be a fun show.
By now, everyone seems to know where Brittney Griner is heading, but what about Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins? The WNBA.com Mock Draft has her being selected No. 3 by Tulsa. Find out for sure on Monday night.
The 2013 WNBA Draft will make history as the world’s top female basketball prospects will be selected live on prime time television for the first time in the league’s 17-year history. ESPN2 will provide coverage at 8 p.m. ET, Mon., April 15