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NBA: Still no projected return date for Warriors star Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson’s return to the court remains without an official target date. The Warriors released an update Monday on the progress of Thompson, who missed the last two seasons due to a torn left ACL and a torn right Achilles. Golden State opens training camp on Sept. 28. Warriors general manager Bob Myers previously hinted […]

  • NBA: ESPN to launch ‘NBA Today’ on Oct. 18

    ESPN will debut “NBA Today,” an hour-long panel show, on Oct. 18 — the day before the start of the 2021-22 season. Malika Andrews will host “NBA Today,” joined by network NBA analysts Kendrick Perkins, Chiney Ogwumike and Vince Carter along with ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe. ESPN basketball reporters will take part, too. The […]

  • WNBA: Liberty secure final playoff spot, postseason starts Thursday

    The New York Liberty landed a playoff berth on the final day of the WNBA regular-season without taking the court for a game. But due to losses by the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks, the Liberty (12-20) claimed the No. 8 seed and will visit the fifth-seeded Phoenix Mercury (19-13) in Thursday’s winner-take-all first […]

  • WNBA: Playoff-bound Sky end season on high note, beat Fever

    Diamond DeShields matched a career high with 30 points off the bench, and the Chicago Sky concluded the regular season with a victory going into the playoffs, 98-87 over the visiting Indiana Fever on Sunday. Allie Quigley scored 15, Kahleah Copper 13 and reserve Astou Ndour-Fall 12 for the Sky (16-16), who will be the […]

  • WNBA: Wings win, deny Sparks final playoff spot

    Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points and Isabelle Harrison added 14 off the bench on 7-of-7 shooting as the Dallas Wings defeated the visiting Los Angeles Sparks 87-84 on Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas, in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Wings’ victory kept Los Angeles from earning the eighth and final spot in the […]

  • WNBA: Aerial Powers scores 27 as Lynx end Mystics’ playoff hopes

    Aerial Powers scored 27 points, Napheesa Collier recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx rode a third-quarter run to an 83-77 defeat of the host Washington Mystics on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Minnesota (22-10) went on 18-2 run in the third quarter to build a […]

  • WNBA: Kelsey Plum rallies Aces past Mercury

    Kelsey Plum scored 23 points and Jackie Young made a tip-in with 4.3 seconds left to lift the visiting Las Vegas Aces to an 84-83 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday afternoon. Plum scored 13 straight points to rally the Aces before Young broke the streak with her […]

  • WNBA: Sun conclude regular season with 14th straight win

    Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench Sunday to lead three players in double figures as the Connecticut Sun set a WNBA record in their 84-64 win over the Atlanta Dream in Uncasville, Conn. MVP candidate Jonquel Jones added 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Connecticut (26-6), which won its 14th straight […]

  • WNBA: Lynx look to secure No. 3 seed in finale vs. Mystics

    The surging Minnesota Lynx aim to lock up the third seed in the WNBA playoffs in Sunday’s regular season finale against the host Washington Mystics. Minnesota (21-10) moved ahead of the reigning league champion Seattle Storm after posting its eighth win in the last nine games, a 92-73 rout of the Indiana Fever on Friday. […]

  • WNBA: Sparks need to beat Wings and get some help

    There is plenty on the line when the Los Angeles Sparks battle the Dallas Wings on Sunday afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams in Arlington, Texas. The Sparks (12-19) still have a shot to make the playoffs as the league’s eighth and final seed, but they must win on Sunday and have […]

  • WNBA: Sky looking to build playoff momentum vs. Fever

    Perhaps a visit from the last-place Indiana Fever can help the struggling Chicago Sky build some momentum in advance of the WNBA playoffs. Desperate for a victory, the Sky can conclude the regular season by handing the visiting Fever a seventh straight defeat on Sunday. Chicago (15-16) is headed to the playoffs as the No. […]

  • WNBA: Aces, Mercury to finish schedule with eye toward playoffs

    The Las Vegas Aces and the host Phoenix Mercury will get in a final regular-season tune-up Sunday in advance of the upcoming WNBA playoffs. The Aces (23-8) have wrapped up the No. 2 seed and have a bye into the semifinals. The Mercury (19-12) have locked up the fifth seed and will host the yet-to-be-determined […]

  • WNBA: Sun take win streak into regular season finale vs. Dream

    The Connecticut Sun have already clinched the WNBA’s best regular season record and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. The Atlanta Dream were eliminated from playoff contention a couple of weeks ago. Yet still at stake Sunday at Uncasville, Conn., is Connecticut’s 13-game winning streak that ranks as the franchise record. The Sun’s 98-69 victory Wednesday […]

  • WNBA: Storm clinch first-round bye with win over Mercury

    Jewell Loyd scored 22 points in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 37 as the Seattle Storm clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs with a 94-85 victory against the visiting Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. Ezi Magbegor added 15 points and Mercedes Russell had 14 as the defending WNBA champion Storm (21-11) […]

  • WNBA: Aces demolish Sky, seal No. 2 playoff seed

    Riquna Williams scored a season-high 22 points and the visiting Las Vegas Aces used a second-quarter surge to roll by the Chicago Sky 103-70 on Friday, securing the No. 2 seed in the WNBA playoffs. Kelsey Plum put up 18 of her 20 off the bench in the first half for Las Vegas (23-8), which […]

  • WNBA: Liberty beats Mystics, stay alive for postseason spot

    Natasha Howard scored 24 points, 14 of them in a rollicking first half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as the New York Liberty stayed alive for a playoff berth with a definitive 91-80 win over the visiting Washington Mystics on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Liberty played like a desperate team in the first half while […]

  • WNBA: Lynx grab third straight win over last-place Fever

    Sylvia Fowles recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx overwhelmed the short-handed Indiana Fever in the second half en route to a 92-73 win Friday in Indianapolis. One game removed from having to rally after squandering a 14-point lead to this same Indiana team, Minnesota (21-10) avoided a repeat […]

  • NBA: Clippers break ground on Inglewood arena

    Tired of living in the shadow of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers broke ground on their new arena in Inglewood, Calif., on Friday. The 18,000-seat Intuit Dome is slated to be ready in time for the 2024-25 season. The team announced an arena-naming agreement with Intuit on Friday without revealing the terms […]

  • WNBA: Lynx sign F Jillian Alleyne for rest of season

    The Minnesota Lynx on Friday signed forward Jillian Alleyne for the remainder of the season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alleyne, 27, originally joined the Lynx on a seven-day contract on Sept. 10. She appeared in five games with Minnesota in 2019 and two games with the Washington Mystics earlier this season. The […]

  • NCAAB: Five-star center Vince Iwuchukwu commits to USC

    Vince Iwuchukwu, the No. 12 overall recruit in the Class of 2022 and fourth-ranked center according to 247 Sports Composite Rankings, committed Friday to Southern California. UCLA, Baylor, Kansas and Texas were also finalists for Iwuchukwu. Listed at 7-foot, 220 pounds, Iwuchukwu will play his senior season of high school ball at Montverde Academy in […]

  • WNBA: Sparks keep WNBA playoff hopes alive, beat Atlanta

    Brittney Sykes scored 17 points Thursday night, leading four players in double figures as the Los Angeles Sparks kept their WNBA playoff hopes alive with a 74-68 win over the Atlanta Dream in College Park, Ga. Nneka Ogwumike added a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double for Los Angeles (12-19), while Te’a Cooper tallied 14 points and Nia […]

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