Sue Bird leads Storm with 15 points, but Shock makes 23 free throws, including seven down the stretch, to pull away.
Diana Taurasi scored 17 points to help the host Phoenix Mercury roll to its 16th consecutive victory, 90-69 over the Los Angeles Sparks. The winning streak ranks second on the all-time list, behind the Sparks’ record of 18 set in 2001.
Penny Toler, the Los Angeles Sparks’ general manager, took over as coach after firing Carol Ross. She’s 1-2 on the bench, including a victory over the Storm.
Jayda Evans ranks the WNBA teams
A key run to end the third quarter breaks it open as the Sparks solidify their hold on the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference while the Storm’s hopes fade.
Karen Bryant, who has played or managed at every level of women’s basketball, steps away as CEO of Storm with an unfinished legacy.
Storm coach Brian Agler, who's also the team's general manager, said he intends to sign rookie C Waltiea Rolle to a second seven-day contract. Rolle signed her first deal with the Storm on July 21. Under the new collective-bargaining agreement, three is the limit for seven-day contracts per player,
Storm star Sue Bird missed the team’s game Thursday with a neck strain. She hopes to return Saturday when the Storm plays Los Angeles, the team it is chasing for the final WNBA Western Conference playoff spot.
Temeka Johnson, filling in for an injured Sue Bird, gets 13 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the Storm’s first-ever triple-double, but the Liberty prevails in overtime.
Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery returned to her native area as a starter for New York against Seattle on Thursday at KeyArena.
One sign a season is spiraling downward is sudden changes in lineups and rotation patterns. Storm coach Brian Agler did that Tuesday in a matchup against Phoenix at KeyArena. He swapped F Alysha Clark for F Shekinna Stricklen in the starting lineup, the latter's first start of the season.
%%%786787b5bb7e10131964e1c2c7ee6098%%%Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller's team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs among wom
Mercury wins 13th in a row and extends Seattle’s losing streak to three.
Due to a computer glitch, my WNBA power rankings for the week of July 22 didn't and won't post on the main Sports site. I've posted them here and, in case you missed it, the accompanying "WNBA Talk" was with women's basketball Hall of Fame inductee Gail Goestenkors. She resigned last weekend fr
Maya Moore of the defending champion Minnesota Lynx scored 48 points in a 112-108 double-overtime victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream. She made 16 of 30 shots, including 7 of 9 three-pointers. The WNBA record for points in a game is 51, set last year by Tulsa’s Riquna Williams.
Assistant coach named to Hall of Fame, and then resigns position with the Sparks
Jayda Evans ranked the WNBA teams.
Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the team. Cooper, 58, is to have surgery this week and is expected to return to the team in about two weeks.