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Mercury guard Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:22pm

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been medically cleared to play after missing most of the season with a back injury.

Former Cleveland coach David Blatt diagnosed with MS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:53am

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:15pm

Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

Bonner has 30 points, 10 rebounds; Mercury beat Liberty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:27pm

DeWanna Bonner scored 17 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 78-72 on Sunday, extending the Liberty's losing streak to eight games.

Jones, Sun beat Wings 78-68, clinch playoff spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:50pm

Courtney Williams scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 78-68 on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth.

Mystics break WNBA record with 18 3s, beat Fever 107-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:31pm

Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and hit three of Washington's WNBA-record 18 3-pointers in the Mystics' 107-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Analysis: Popovich faces tough numbers game for World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:42pm

When Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball roster, those making the decision took the easiest way out.

Kings' De'Aaron Fox removes himself from World Cup plans

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:01pm

De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings surprisingly withdrew from USA Basketball's national team Saturday, meaning the Americans now have 13 candidates for the 12-man World Cup roster.

Bonner leads Mercury over Dream 77-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:12pm

DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the short-handed Phoenix Mercury snap a three-game skid with a 77-68 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.

Quigley scores 26, Sky beat Sparks 91-81

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:51pm

Allie Quigley scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 91-81 to pull into a tie for fourth place with the Sparks on Friday night.

Wings hold off Liberty 83-77, win third straight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:32pm

Allisha Gray scored 22 points and the Dallas Wings took the lead in the final minute to win their third straight, beating New York 83-77 on Friday night.

Mystics use late run to beat Lynx 86-79, clinch playoff spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:21pm

Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:15pm

Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the Seattle Storm 79-78 on Friday night.

AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:08am

In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday.

Canada beats Australia 90-70 in FIBA World Cup warmup game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:26am

Canada never trailed and outscored Australia 23-13 in the final quarter for a 90-70 win over the home side in a FIBA World Cup warmup basketball game Friday.

Collier having stellar rookie season for the Minnesota Lynx

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:02am

Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she's done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award.

USA, Spain set to meet in a World Cup warmup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:18pm

The U.S. and Spain are facing off Friday night, a matchup of the two top-ranked basketball teams in the world and a possible precursor to a medal-round meeting next month at the World Cup.

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:46am

DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations.

Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:45am

Sam Kerr sat down on a metal bench after taking a few extra shots after practice. Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames poked fun at her competitive streak, and Kerr just laughed it off.