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Delle Donne rallies Sky past Dream

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the fourth quarter, including the winning jumper with 8.4 seconds left, as the Chicago Sky rallied from 20 points down to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the Eastern...

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WNBA playoffs

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Dream 92, Sky 83Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 39 points, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their WNBA playoff series at one game apiece.Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner...

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WNBA roundup

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Fever 81 Mystics 76 (OT)Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Indiana Fever defeated the Washington Mystics 81-76 to sweep the best-of-three series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.Catchings' 3-pointer...

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Drummond a surprise addition to U.S. team

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable.Those were conclusions made by U.S. team officials when they selected the 12 players who would...

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Chicago Sky take WNBA playoff opener against Atlanta Dream

 August 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Tiffany Vandersloot made a tiebreaking jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series.The game's decisive shot came after officials reviewed a loose...

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WNBA playoffs

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:56 am

Fever 78, Mystics 73After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when Indiana needed her most.

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Maya Moore named MVP of WNBA

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:56 am

Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.

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WNBA roundup

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

Stars 92, Lynx 76

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Fever lock up playoff spot by beating Liberty

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Indianapolis - Briann January scored 16 points and fellow all-star Tamika Catchings added 15 as the Indiana Fever clinched a playoff spot for the 10th straight season with a 76-63 win over the New York Liberty on Thursday...

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WNBA roundup

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:43 am

Mercury 76, Liberty 64

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Sale of Clippers becomes official

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Los Angeles - Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday for a record $2 billion.The team said the sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf...

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Taurasi signs contract extension with Mercury

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Diana Taurasi signed a multiyear contract extension with the Phoenix Mercury on Friday.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The 32-year-old former UConn guard, Taurasi is averaging 17.0 points and 5.8 assists this season and has led...

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Mourning gives thanks as he enters Basketball Hall of Fame

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Springfield, Mass. — Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him.

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WNBA roundup

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Mystics 74, Fever 61Kia Vaughn scored 22 points and Ivory Latta added 14 to help the Mystics beat the Fever on Friday night.The Mystics (15-15) increased their hold on the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Washington led...

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Hammon named first full-time female assistant coach in NBA

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 1:34 am

As a 5-foot-6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk.

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George's recovery could last 18 months

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Las Vegas - Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his broken right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days.The 6-foot-9 George had an operation at Sunrise Hospital to...

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George suffers serious leg injury in U.S. exhibition

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 2:48 am

Las Vegas — Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.

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WNBA roundup

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

Lynx 75, Mercury 67

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Mercury rising, as Phoenix nears mark

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak.To equal that mark, the Mercury need to win two more games, starting with defending...

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WNBA roundup

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

Liberty 80, Mystics 76 (OT)Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff chase.

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NBA players union elects new executive director

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union.Roberts received 32 of 36 votes in a process that was completed in the...

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Sale of Clippers to go forward

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 4:19 am

Los Angeles — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 6:13 pm

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WNBA Roundup

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Mystics 77, Dream 67

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WNBA Roundup

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Lynx 112, Dream 108Former UConn star Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help Minnesota beat Atlanta in double overtime on Tuesday night.Moore hit 16 of 30 shots from the field,...

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