WNBA basketball

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
January 20, 2021 - 6:35 am
The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. “Once the sale negotiation is concluded,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Osaka has been selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 27, 2020 - 8:43 am
With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think. And while she won the U.S. Open for her third Grand Slam title, she also stood out for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality. As...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler speaks at a campaign rally in Cumming, Ga. Loeffler’s tight embrace of President Donald Trump and the far right while fighting to hold on to her U.S. Senate seat is not exactly what allies of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp envisioned when he appointed her to the position in 2019. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 21, 2020 - 8:45 am
ATLANTA (AP) — In the fight to retain her U.S. Senate seat, Republican Kelly Loeffler has boasted she is “more conservative than Attila the Hun” and has a “100% Trump voting record.” She has backed the president's baseless allegations of voting fraud and rallied with a far-right candidate who...
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December 04, 2020 - 5:38 pm
The New York Liberty will pick No. 1 for the second consecutive year in the WNBA draft. This time there isn't really a clear-cut choice of who they'll take to pair with last year's choice Sabrina Ionescu. “Right now we don’t know who will be at the top,” New York Liberty GM Jonathan Kolb said. “...
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Poll volunteers work inside Ford Field, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Detroit. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said "I'm grateful for our sports partners in Detroit," Benson said Tuesday night at the home of the Detroit Lions. "They really led the way for sports teams across the country to play a critical role in providing the resources we needed to run the election successfully this year. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 04, 2020 - 1:44 am
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson cast her vote at the Detroit Pistons’ training facility. About 12 hours later, she saw metal boxes on wheels with ballots inside roll into Ford Field for double checking. “I'm grateful for our sports partners in Detroit," Benson said Tuesday...
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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird poses for a photo after the team won basketball's WNBA Championship Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Associated Press
October 06, 2020 - 7:31 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird helped Seattle finish off a dominant season with another championship. The dynamic duo powered the Storm to their second title in three seasons. They both missed last year with injuries. Stewart scored 26 points and Seattle completed a sweep of...
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Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer reacts as he walks off the court while the Seattle Storm celebrate after defeating the Aces during Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 03, 2020 - 1:10 pm
Bill Laimbeer has usually found ways for his team to bounce back after they've been routed in playoff games. His squads have gone 9-1 in games following a double-digit defeat. Las Vegas hopes for the same success Sunday in Game 2 after losing by 13 points to the Seattle Storm in the WNBA Finals...
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Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) celebrates after the team defated the Las Vegas Aces during Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Associated Press
October 02, 2020 - 8:13 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Storm's lead down to two with a quarter left, Breanna Stewart took over. The big-game player scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter and finished with 37 to help the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-80 on Friday night in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. “I’m...
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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
September 22, 2020 - 1:36 pm
The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoffs semifinals was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said three players on the Storm had inconclusive results Sunday from tests they...
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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO JAMES, NOT GAINES - Triana Arnold James, left, and Nselaa Ward hold up Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they protest a speech by U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. James and Ward kept Loeffler from finishing a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
September 03, 2020 - 4:15 pm
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler has made opposition to the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement a centerpiece of her effort to win conservative support in her campaign, and Thursday, supporters of the movement again pushed back. A former state Senate candidate and one other woman...
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