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WNBA: Mercury top Sparks to snap 4-game losing streak

Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 21 points as the visiting Phoenix Mercury ended a four-game losing streak by defeating the Los Angeles Sparks 80-66 on Friday night. Brianna Turner added 15 points, Britney Griner had 14 and Megan Walker 10 as the Mercury (6-7) improved to 4-5 without star Diana Taurasi, who is expected to return from […]

  • WNBA: Sparks rookie Jasmine Walker has successful ACL surgery

    Los Angeles Sparks rookie Jasmine Walker underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in her right knee, the team said Friday. She is expected to make a full recovery. The 23-year-old forward suffered a season-ending non-contact injury on May 21 during a 97-69 loss to the Las Vegas Aces. It was just her second […]

  • WNBA: Sky seeking fifth straight win against visiting Sun

    Since Candace Parker’s return to the court after an eight-game absence with a sprained ankle, the Chicago Sky have made it clear that it is one of the WNBA’s most dangerous teams. A four-game winning streak with her in the lineup is all the proof they need. Chicago can make it five straight Saturday when […]

  • WNBA: Lynx G Aerial Powers out 8-10 weeks after thumb surgery

    Minnesota Lynx guard Aerial Powers will be sidelined 8-10 weeks following thumb surgery on Friday morning. Dr. Sanjeev Kakar at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., repaired a torn ulnar collateral ligament in her right thumb. Powers, 27, was injured during Minnesota’s 80-64 victory against the Los Angeles Sparks on June 12. She is averaging […]

  • WNBA: Lynx chasing sweep of two-game road set vs. Wings

    The Minnesota Lynx, coming off one of their best defensive performances of the season, will look for a two-wins-in-three-days sweep of the Dallas Wings when they meet again on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The Lynx (5-6) defeated Dallas 85-73 on Thursday in the first game of the set behind a stifling defensive effort over the […]

  • WNBA: Fever face Mystics looking to end losing skid

    Mired in a nine-game losing streak, the Indiana Fever will look to end the skid on Saturday when they visit the one team they defeated this season: the Washington Mystics. In a May 23 game at home, Indiana’s Kelsey Mitchell had a team-high 18 points as part of a balanced attack in an 89-77 victory […]

  • WNBA: Aces sweep season series with rout of Liberty

    Kelsey Plum scored 18 points and A’ja Wilson added 17 as the Las Vegas Aces continued their dominance over the New York Liberty with a 103-76 home victory Thursday. Chelsea Gray had 15 points for Las Vegas, while Liz Cambage had 13 points and nine rebounds as the Aces won their fifth consecutive game. Three […]

  • WNBA: Lynx beat Wings for first road victory of season

    Kayla McBride poured in a season-high 22 points and Sylvia Fowles added a double-double as the visiting Minnesota Lynx defeated the Dallas Wings 85-73 on Thursday in Arlington, Texas. It was Minnesota’s first road win in four tries this season. The two teams square off again on Saturday in Dallas. Minnesota (5-6) ran away with […]

  • WNBA: Sky take over in 3rd quarter, knock off Sun

    Behind a dominant second half, the Chicago Sky rolled to their fourth consecutive win and handed the Connecticut Sun their first Commissioner’s Cup loss Thursday, 81-75, in Chicago. The Sky (6-7) trailed much of the first half and went into halftime down five points, but took control with a 28-19 third quarter. Chicago extended its […]

  • WNBA: Short-handed Mystics pull out win over Dream

    The short-handed Washington Mystics, who had only seven available players, rallied Thursday to beat the visiting Atlanta Dream 96-93 behind 32 points from Ariel Atkins and 25 by Theresa Plaisance. Aari McDonald’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell off the mark for Atlanta (5-7). Preceding McDonald’s shot, the Dream’s Crystal Bradford was assessed a technical […]

  • WNBA: Storm dump Fever for record-tying 14th straight road win

    Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Seattle Storm posted a 79-69 victory over the Indiana Fever on Thursday night in Indianapolis to match the longest road winning streak in league history at 14 games. The streak dates back to last season, and includes playoff games. The mark was set originally […]

  • WNBA: Awaiting Diana Taurasi’s return, Mercury face Sparks again

    The Phoenix Mercury can’t get Diana Taurasi back soon enough. But they have to play one more game without the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer when they visit the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday. The Mercury (5-7) have lost four straight games and are 3-5 without Taurasi, who has a sternum fracture. She is expected to […]

  • WNBA: Erica Wheeler scores 18 as Sparks topple Mercury

    Erica Wheeler scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter and also recorded a season-best 10 assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to an 85-80 victory over the visiting Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday night. Kristi Toliver added 17 points and Amanda Zahui B. added 15 as Los Angeles (5-5) snapped a two-game […]

  • WNBA: Liberty and Aces square off once again

    A pair of contenders to the WNBA throne will complete their season series and a whirlwind three games-in-15-days against each other Thursday when the New York Liberty face the host Las Vegas Aces. The Aces (9-3) have won the first two meetings, taking a 94-82 decision at New York on June 3, and a 100-78 […]

  • WNBA: Surging Sky take on shorthanded Sun

    The surging Chicago Sky will look for their fourth straight win Thursday, playing host to the Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut Sun. Chicago (5-7) endured a seven-game losing skid from May 23 through June 5, dropping six of the seven by a single-digit margins and three in a row by a single possession. Since then, the Sky […]

  • WNBA: Mystics try to respond after nightmare against Atlanta

    After muddling through one of their worst losses of the season, the Washington Mystics had a few days to construct a response for the Atlanta Dream in a rematch Thursday night. At least this one will be a home game for the Mystics. Washington (4-6) allowed its most points of the season in a 101-78 […]

  • WNBA: Wings fly home to face Lynx in first of a two-game set

    The Dallas Wings will hope to bring some of their road success back home Thursday night when they play host to the Minnesota Lynx in the first of two games in three days between the two teams at Arlington, Texas. The Wings (5-6) head home after a rugged, but successful five-game road trip against three […]

  • WNBA: Fever will search for ways to slow raging Storm

    It’s the best team in the WNBA against the worst team in the league for the second time in three nights Thursday as the Seattle Storm tries to continue their road domination while facing the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis. Seattle (11-2) is looking to wrap up a perfect five-game road trip, while the Fever (1-12) […]

  • WNBA: Kelsey Plum scores 32 vs. Liberty as Aces win fourth straight

    Kelsey Plum scored 32 points to lead five Las Vegas scorers in double figures as the host Aces won their fourth consecutive game with a 100-78 victory over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night. Dearica Hamby scored 16 points, Liz Cambage added 14 points and 11 rebounds, Jackie Young scored 11, and A’ja Wilson […]

  • WNBA: Sky win their third straight, take down Lynx

    Allie Quigley came off the bench to score a team-high 23 points Tuesday night as the Chicago Sky used a fast start to dump the turnover-prone Minnesota Wild 105-89 in Minneapolis. Quigley was 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 3 from the 3-point line as Chicago (5-7) won its third straight game. […]

  • WNBA: Sue Bird, Candice Dupree move up all-time lists in Storm’s win

    Breanna Stewart recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds to power the Seattle Storm to an 87-70 victory over the reeling Indiana Fever on Tuesday in Indianapolis. The Storm (11-2) earned their fourth consecutive win while handing the Fever (1-12) an eighth straight defeat. Stewart, who was named the Western Conference Player of the Week on […]

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