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Meesseman ties career high, Mystics beat Aces, take 2-0 lead

Ian Quillen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:59pm

So far this postseason, Emma Meesseman is outshining everyone. Even the newly minted league MVP.

Williams, Jones help Sun beat Sparks, take 2-0 series lead

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:43pm

Jonquel Jones scored 27 points and Courtney Williams added 25 to help the Connecticut Sun rout the Los Angeles Sparks 94-68 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA semifinals.

Pistons sign 17-year NBA veteran with Joe Johnson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:08pm

The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.

Mystics' versatile forward Elena Delle Donne named WNBA MVP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:44am

Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP in a near-unanimous vote.

Liberty's Asia Durr has hip surgery; rookie missed 16 games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:08pm

Liberty guard Asia Durr underwent hip surgery on Wednesday, the team announced.

Lynx boss Cheryl Reeve chosen WNBA Executive of the Year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:58pm

Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite losing several longtime stars.

Wizards' Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:54am

Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent thumb surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Tsai completes purchase of Nets, arena, hires Levy as CEO

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:01am

The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO.

Delle Donne, Meesseman help Mystics edge Aces, 97-95

Ian Quillen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:46pm

The Washington Mystics were thrilled to pull out a close win in the playoffs.

Sun top Sparks 84-75 in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:05pm

Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Connecticut offense and the Sun opened the WNBA semifinals with an 84-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.

Chiney Ogwumike praisesWNBA security after fan incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:24pm

Chiney Ogwumike is praising the WNBA's security after she and her sister were rushed by a fan following the Los Angeles Sparks playoff win on Sunday.

Taking his shot: Jordan, NBA owners, enter tequila business

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:56pm

When Michael Jordan decided to get into the tequila business, he could have slapped his name on the label, maybe autographed a few bottles and sold out the whole run in hours.

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:57am

That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive.

Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:23am

Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction.

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:09am

Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town.

Hamby's steal, 3-pointer help Aces advance, eliminate Sky

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:47pm

Dearica Hamby hit a shot from a few steps inside halfcourt with 5 seconds left to lift Las Vegas to a 93-92 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.

Gray, Parker help Sparks eliminate Storm, advance to semis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 3:16pm

The Los Angeles Sparks, under the guidance of first-year coach Derek Fisher, have battled through adversity all season and leaned on that experience in their single-elimination second-round playoff game with defending-champion Seattle.

Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 8:07am

Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions.

FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 4:59am

FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare for games.