WNBA basketball

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, shoots against Indiana Fever's Jazmon Gwathmey during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Moore shocked the basketball world when she stepped away from the WNBA earlier in 2019 before the season began. She’s spent a lot of her time away from the game trying to help a family friend, Jonathan Irons, get his conviction overturned. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 16, 2019 - 7:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner during a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (11) shoots against the Seattle Storm during the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Fairfax, Va. Delle Donne was named the Associated Press WNBA OPlayer of the Year, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 13, 2019 - 3:03 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley is ready to coach the game's best, just not yet. Staley, the U.S. national women's coach and head coach at South Carolina, will leave Monday for Miami for a quick mini-cap before the Americans head to Puerto Rico for the FIBA AmeriCup. It's a 10-team, weeklong...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (11) shoots against the Seattle Storm during the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Fairfax, Va. Delle Donne was named the Associated Press WNBA OPlayer of the Year, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 11, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne put together a historic season in Washington and has been named the Associated Press WNBA player of the year. Delle Donne became the first WNBA player to shoot over 50% from the field (51.5, 40% from behind the 3-point line (43%) and 90% from the foul line (97.4...
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Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams puts up a shot around Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields in WNBA Eastern Conference action Friday, September 6, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun dropped the 109-104 loss in overtime in their home season finale. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 12:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games. Top seeds Washington and Connecticut don't play for another week, as the teams earned double byes to the semifinals. Los Angeles and Las Vegas don't play until Sunday against the winners...
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Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker, right, passes the ball while defended by Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 09, 2019 - 9:43 am
Candace Parker knows what she'll be doing after the WNBA season. The Los Angeles Sparks star is remaining with Turner Sports after signing a multiyear deal. She will remain part of the network's NBA and NCAA Tournament coverage as well as contributing analysis to NBA TV, a Turner property. Parker...
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Class of 2019 inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame, from left to right, Chuck Cooper III, accepting on behalf of his late father Chuck Cooper, Susan Braun, accepting on behalf of her later father Carl Braun, Al Attles,Vlade Divac, Ron Coville accepting on behalf of his father-in-law, Bill Fitch, Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief, Jack Sikma, Dick Barnett for Tennessee A&I, Linda Price for Wayland Baptist, Teresa Weatherspoon, and Paul Westphal, pose for a photo during a news conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
September 05, 2019 - 2:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Vlade Divac and Jack Sikma were big men who could pass and hit a jump shot, helping redefine the post position in the NBA. They were the centers of attention Thursday, receiving their orange jackets in advance of Friday's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 04, 2019 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash tweeted about her. So did WNBA player Kia Nurse. Canada is crazy for Bianca Andreescu. "It's really cool having other Canadian athletes shout me out like that," Andreescu said. "I think it gives me extra motivation to just keep striving and keep...
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Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, left, and Dallas Wings center Kristine Anigwe dive to the floor after a loose ball during a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 7:17 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones spent a few hours Wednesday night playing basketball, the rest of this week her focus has been on family and friends in her native Bahamas and the destruction from Hurricane Dorian Jones has not been able to talk to her parents for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault gestures during the second half of Game 3 of a WNBA basketball playoffs semifinal against the Atlanta Dream, in Washington. The Mystics hold a half-game lead on Connecticut for the top spot. With a few games to play. The Sun hold the tiebreaker between the teams. “We’re still playing for something,” Thibault said by phone Monday. “It’s a big deal to have homecourt all the way through and have a potential Game 5 in the finals at your home.” (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 03, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Playoff-bound teams usually would be able to potentially rest players before the postseason with a week left in the regular season. With nothing really wrapped up as far as playoff positioning, that won't be happening for most teams — not even current No. 1 seed Washington. The...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Indiana Fever center Kayla Alexander, center, reaches for a rebound between Chicago Sky's Linnae Harper (23) and Alaina Coates (41) during the second half of a WNBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis. Alexander has always loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew up, attending art camps at the encouragement of her mom. Then basketball entered her life, earning her a scholarship to Syracuse before she went on to play in the WNBA and overseas. Now the 28-year-old Canadian has been able to combine her two loves, writing and illustrating a children’s book, "The Magic of Basketball," to be released Thursday, Aug. 29. (Matt Kryger/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
August 28, 2019 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kayla Alexander loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew, attending art camps at the encouragement of her mom. Then basketball entered her life, earning a scholarship to Syracuse before she...
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