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WNBA changing its playoff format

Associated PressNEW YORK — The WNBA is switching up its playoffs.The league is taking the top eight teams based on record as opposed to conference allegiances, the league announced Thursday.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Sports


WNBA president Laurel J. Richie stepping down

NEW YORK — WNBA president Laurel J. Richie is stepping down after more than four years on the job.The WNBA said in a release Wednesday that Richie is leaving to pursue other opportunities that include being an advocate for girls and young women.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Sports


Lynx capture 3rd WNBA title in 5 years

MINNEAPOLIS — With a suffocating defense and a yearning to celebrate in front of their loyal fans, the Minnesota Lynx turned a tense WNBA Finals into a runaway.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Sports


Moore's 3-pointer lifts Lynx to 80-77 win over Fever in Game 3

INDIANAPOLIS — Maya Moore had plenty of time to make the final shot. The Minnesota Lynx had to wait a whole lot longer to celebrate the winner

Date: 10/09/2015 | Sports


Former Storm coach resigns as coach of WNBA’s Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Anne Donovan has stepped down as head coach of The Connecticut Sun after three losing seasons.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Sports


Storm’s Jewell Loyd voted WNBA rookie of the year

Jewell Loyd had no regrets about leaving school early to enter the WNBA. The No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft was honored with the league’s rookie of the year award Thursday.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Sports


Phoenix’s Griner named WNBA defensive player of year

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award for the second straight season the league announced Thursday.

Date: 09/17/2015 | Sports


Elena Delle Donne wins WNBA MVP award

Elena Delle Donne has to make more room in her ever-growing trophy case.The Chicago Sky Star was announced as the WNBA most valuable player Wednesday for the first time in her young career.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Sports


Sims leads Shock past the Storm

SEATTLE — Odyssey Sims had 24 points and four assists to lead the Tulsa Shock to an 85-67 victory over the Seattle Storm in WNBA action Thursday night. Plenette Pierson scored 17 points, Brianna Kiesel had 13 and Karima Christmas added 10 for Tulsa (16-14), which has won six straight.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports


Langhorne leads Seattle Storm past San Antonio Stars, 83-69

SEATTLE — Crystal Langhorne scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the Seattle Storm beat the San Antonio Stars 83-69 in WNBA action Friday night.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Sports


Late putback foils Storm in 67-66 loss

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Shekinna Stricklen scored off a rebound with 8.2 seconds left to give Connecticut the lead and finished with 15 points in the Sun’s 67-66 victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Sports


Sky trade Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal

Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season — the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.

Date: 07/27/2015 | Sports


Moore scores 30 points, leads West to win in WNBA All-Star game

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Maya Moore has always enjoyed playing in Connecticut. She put on another show in the state at the league's All-Star Game.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Sports


WNBA owners approve Tulsa’s move to Dallas

WNBA owners unanimously approved a plan Thursday to move the Tulsa Shock to the Dallas-Fort Worth area next season.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Sports


Storm drop third straight

INDIANAPOLIS — The Seattle Storm’s three-game road trip ended Wednesday with a thud.The Storm struggled to take care of the ball and the Indiana Fever took full advantage, beating Seattle 88-65 in WNBA action.

Date: 07/08/2015 | Sports


Storm rally falls short in loss to Mercury

SEATTLE — DeWanna Bonner scored 22 points and Candice Dupree added 15 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 84-72 in WNBA action Sunday night.

Date: 06/21/2015 | Sports


Lynx pummel Storm 94-70

MINNEAPOLIS — Tricia Liston scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to a 94-70 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.

Date: 06/11/2015 | Sports


WNBA suspends Griner, Johnson record 7 games each

NEW YORK — WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were suspended seven games each Friday for their domestic violence arrest last month — the league’s longest ban in its 19-year history.

Date: 05/15/2015 | Sports


Storm signs former Husky Davis

SEATTLE — Former University of Washington standout Jazmine Davis has signed a training camp contract with the Seattle Storm.The WNBA team announced the signing Wednesday.

Date: 04/29/2015 | Sports


WNBA’s Griner, fiancee arrested after fight

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in suburban Phoenix.

Date: 04/23/2015 | Sports


APNewsbreak: Candace Parker to miss part of WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker will sit out at least the beginning of the upcoming WNBA season to rest.

Date: 04/09/2015 | Sports




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