WNBA basketball

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, left, holds the championship trophy with her teammates during after winning Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Fairfax, Va. The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. “Sue Bird and the WNBA defending champion Seattle Storm will make six appearances on the CBS Sports Network this season.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 22, 2019 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA finals in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen with a ceremony this season to mark the first jersey retirement by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, they will hang Whalen’s number 13 from the Target Center rafters, at their June 8 game against the rival Los Angeles Sparks. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 12:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) drives past Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Seattle. Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles' tendon in her right leg. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in the EuroLeague Women championship game. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the injury. The Storm announced the diagnosis on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 17, 2019 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women championship game in Hungary. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the...
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In this photo Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley is interviewed by a reporter next to the trophy for the National Women's Soccer League championship during a media event at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. The National Women’s Soccer League opens its seventh season this weekend with lingering some questions about the overall health of the league but the encouraging possibility of a World Cup “bump.” (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson, File)
April 13, 2019 - 10:19 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a "bump" from the World Cup. The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SPELLING OF NAME - Notre Dame's Jackie Young, right, poses for a photo with WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth after being selected as the number one pick in the draft by the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA basketball draft, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 10, 2019 - 9:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Young said it was a dream come true to be taken first in the WNBA draft. The Notre Dame guard, who decided to enter the draft early and skip her senior season, was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. "Since I was a little girl I always wanted to play in...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Louisville guard Asia Durr (25) drives through traffic during the second half of a regional semifinal game against Oregon State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, in Albany, N.Y. For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. The Las Vegas Aces have the top choice in Wednesday night’s, April 10, 2019, draft and could take any of Asia Durr, Jackie Young and Teaira McCowan or they could go in a completely different direction and trade the pick. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. The Las Vegas Aces have the top choice in Wednesday night's draft and could take Asia Durr of Louisville, Jackie Young of Notre Dame or Teaira McCowan of Mississippi State — or they could go...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Iowa forward Megan Gustafson poses for a photo during the NCAA women's college basketball team's media day, in Iowa City, Iowa. Gustafson was named The Associated Press Player of the Year, Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)
April 10, 2019 - 12:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hey everyone! I just wrapped up the WNBA draft orientation day, also (officially. ok not officially) known as, Crazy-Busy, Information Overload Whirlwind Day! We got to wear business clothes, which, by the way, is a nice alternative to my normal everyday athletic gear/sweats! We...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Megan Gustafson reacts as she leaves the court during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game against North Carolina State, in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Gustafson was named The Associated Press Player of the Year, Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 08, 2019 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Picture this — a little girl growing up in a town with a population of 164 people shooting hoops at the town hall outdoor court has now arrived in New York for the 2019 WNBA draft. Who would have thought? I certainly didn't. To say this past year has been extraordinarily special...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, in Seattle. The WNBA's 23rd season begins May 24, with the Seattle Storm the defending champion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 08, 2019 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA's logo is getting a new look and the league is resetting its brand for the upcoming season. The league unveiled its plans Monday, intent on embracing the optimism of the women across the WNBA in building the next generation of fans. "We are excited about all of it," WNBA...
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Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) drives to the basket as Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15), defends during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 06, 2019 - 7:14 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is returning for her senior season. The Ducks star bylined a story on The Players Tribune titled "Unfinished Business" on Saturday night, minutes after the deadline for her to declare for the WNBA draft expired. She was eligible to enter the draft...
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