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Minnesota Lynx wear shirts in remembrance of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

The Minnesota Lynx remembered victims of two police shootings earlier in the week on Saturday. On Wednesday, Alton Sterling was shot while being held on the ground by police outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hours later, Philando Castile was killed by an officer in Minnesota during a traffic stop. Prior to their game against the Wings, members of the Lynx...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker's near triple-double leads Sparks past Mystics 93-82

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker hit four 3-pointers and finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 93-82 on Sunday night. Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and Jantel Lavender added 20 on 9-of-11 shooting for the Sparks (18-1). Los Angeles, ranked No. 1 in the AP WNBA power poll, has won seven straight and needs...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Police walk off job in response to Minnesota Lynx 'Black Lives Matter' shirts

In response to recent events, the Minnesota Lynx showed their support for social change on Saturday night, and local police officers were not happy about it. Four off-duty police officers who were providing security at the Lynx game walked off the job after the Lynx wore warm-up shirts seemingly promoting the message of the Black Lives Matter movement. An up close look at the...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kizer, Catchings lead Fever to 78-72 win over Dream

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings and Lynetta Kizer scored 18 points apiece, Briann January keyed a fourth-quarter run and the Indiana Fever overcame an 11-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Dream 78-72 on Friday night. Catchings was 7 of 9 from the field and Kizer had a career-best five steals. Erlana Larkins added 10 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high five assists, while...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Augustus scores 20 points in return, Lynx beat Liberty 88-70

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seimone Augustus had 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting, and Maya Moore scored added 15 to help the Minnesota Lynx cruise to an 88-70 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night. Augustus, who had missed the last three games due to a sore left knee, grabbed a season-high seven rebounds and had four assists. Janel McCarville scored a season-best 10 points on 5...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx win third straight, top Liberty 88-70

MINNEAPOLIS -- Seimone Augustus had 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting, and Maya Moore scored 15 to help the Minnesota Lynx cruise to an 88-70 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night.Augustus, who had missed the last three games due to a sore left knee, grabbed a season-high seven rebounds and had four assists. Janel McCarville scored a season-best 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Delle Donne scores 24 points, Sky tops Wings 84-77

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Elena Delle Donne had 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting and Allie Quigley hit a late 3-pointer to help the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 84-77 on Friday night. Jamierra Faulkner added 13 points and six assists, and Quigley finished with 10 points for Chicago (9-12). Courtney Vandersloot had five of her eight points and three of her five assists in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jewell Loyd scores 26, points, Storm routs Mystics 80-51

SEATTLE (AP) Jewell Loyd scored 26 points, and Breanna Stewart had 10 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and two blocked shots to help the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 80-51 on Friday night. Sue Bird and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 12 points apiece for the Storm (8-13). Mosqueda-Lewis hit a career-high four 3-pointers, and Bird had seven assists. Stewart hit...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Storm retire Lauren Jackson's No. 15 jersey

SEATTLE (AP) Lauren Jackson would have loved nothing more than a chance to don her Seattle Storm uniform and play one more time in front of the team's vocal fans. ''If I could, I would. But actually, I don't have a knee anymore,'' she said with a smile at the end of a media roundtable session with longtime teammate Sue Bird. ''It'd be almost impossible.'' Instead, the Australian...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Storm retire Aussie Lauren Jackson's No. 15 jersey

SEATTLE (AP) Lauren Jackson would have loved nothing more than a chance to don her Seattle Storm uniform and play one more time in front of the team's vocal fans. ''If I could, I would. But actually, I don't have a knee anymore,'' she said with a smile at the end of a media roundtable session with longtime teammate Sue Bird. ''It'd be almost impossible.'' Instead, the Australian...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dream searching for answers after 78-72 loss to Fever

The Atlanta Dream’s up and down season continued on Friday with a 78-72 loss to the Indiana Fever. The Atlanta Dream dropped their second straight game Friday night and fell to the .500 mark for the season with a 78-72 loss to the Indiana Fever. Things started well enough for Atlanta who jumped out to a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Indiana battled back in the second...
Via Peachtree Hoops
14 days ago

Bonner hits 4 3s, scores 33 points; Mercury beat Stars 83-64

PHOENIX (AP) DeWanna Bonner hit four 3-pointers and finished with 33 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 83-64 on Saturday night. Bonner was 11 of 16 from the field and had eight rebounds. Lindsey Harding added a season-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and Alex Harden had 12 points for the Mercury (10-13) in her first career start. Harding scored 11...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury top Stars behind Bonner's 33 points

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner hit four 3-pointers and finished with 33 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 83-64 on Saturday night. Bonner was 11 of 16 from the field and had eight rebounds. Lindsey Harding added a season-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and Alex Harden had 12 points for the Mercury (10-13) in her first career start. Harding scored 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sancho Lyttle injury: Dream forward expected to miss remainder of regular season

The Atlanta Dream were dealt a big blow on Sunday when they learned that forward Sancho Lyttle will likely miss the remainder of the regular season with a foot injury. Lyttle left Friday’s game in Indiana with what was called an ankle injury late in the second quarter and did not return. The team announced on Sunday that Lyttle suffered a break of the fifth metatarsal in her right...
Via Peachtree Hoops
13 days ago

Balanced effort leads Liberty to 83-76 win over Sun

NEW YORK (AP) Swin Cash scored 16 points and Tina Charles and Sugar Rodgers each added 14 to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 83-76 on Sunday. New York trailed 66-65 midway through the fourth quarter before Brittany Boyd's three-point play gave them a two-point lead. The Liberty (17-7) wouldn't relinquish that advantage the rest of the way. The Liberty, who...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarendon, Dream end Sparks' chase for history, 91-74

ATLANTA (AP) The Los Angeles Sparks' fell short of the fastest start in WNBA history Sunday when they lost to the Atlanta Dream 91-74. Los Angeles (20-2) had tied the 1998 Houston Comets, who finished the regular season 27-3, for the fastest start. The loss also snapped the Sparks' WNBA record nine-game road winning streak to open a season. Layshia Clarendon had 17 points, eight...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA: Atlanta’s Lyttle out indefinitely with broken foot

The Atlanta Dream were dealt a blow on Sunday when the team announced that forward Sancho Lyttle will likely miss the remainder of the 2016 regular season with a fracture in her fifth metatarsal. She suffered the injury on Friday night in a 78-72 loss against the Indiana Fever. Lytle has started 17 appearances for the Dream, who currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference...
Via Excelle Sports
13 days ago

Augustus, Moore help Lynx beat Wings 98-97 in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Seimone Augustus hit a fade-away jumper in the paint with 15.3 seconds left in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 98-97 on Sunday night. Maya Moore had 20 points and six assists, Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and a season-high 19 rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (19-4). Lindsey Whalen scored 15...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx's Augustus reaches 5K career points in OT win over Wings

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Seimone Augustus hit a fade-away jumper in the paint with 15.3 seconds left in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 98-97 on Sunday night.Maya Moore had 20 points and six assists, Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and a season-high 19 rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (19-4). Lindsey Whalen scored 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings fall to Lynx 98-97 as team honors fallen officers from Dallas shooting

ARLINGTON - The Dallas Wings lost a basketball game 98-97 to the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.It was a thrilling contest, with the Wings overcoming a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime.But at points the game took a backseat.It was the Wings' first game back in D-FW since the shooting that occurred in downtown Dallas on July 7. The team wore shirts with the phrase "Dallas...
Via SportsDay
12 days ago

WNBA Capsules

ATLANTA (AP) The Los Angeles Sparks fell short of the fastest start in WNBA history Sunday with a 91-74 loss to the Atlanta Dream. Los Angeles (20-2) had tied the 1998 Houston Comets, who finished the regular season 27-3, for the fastest start. The loss also snapped the Sparks' WNBA-record road winning streak to open a season at nine. Layshia Clarendon had 17 points, eight rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Delle Donne, Sky start fast, hold off Storm 91-88

SEATTLE (AP) Elena Delle Donne made a 3-pointer with a second left to give the Chicago Sky a 91-88 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night. Delle Donne scored Chicago's final nine points and finished with 35 on 14-of-24 shooting. She also had 11 rebounds. Cheyenne Parker had career highs with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Cappie Pondexter scored 15 points, and Courtney Vandersloot...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Wings look to provide hope after tragedy

DALLAS – On July 7, the city of Dallas trembled in horror as four members of the Dallas Police Department and a law enforcement official from Dallas Area Rapid Transit were murdered in an ambush attack by Micah Xavier Johnson during a Black Lives Matter protest. Johnson, who was black, claimed retaliation for officer-involved shootings that led to the deaths of African-American...
Via Excelle Sports
12 days ago

Lynx Hang on to Win in Overtime over Wings, 98-97

The Lynx had six players in double-digit scoring as they won in a team effort. Sylvia Fowles had 14 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks as she put on a dominating performance. The bench was tense. The Dallas Wings had hit back-to-back threes in overtime to take a 97-94 lead with 1:21 to go. After the Lynx let a 15-point lead slip away in regulation, they were facing another collapse...
Via Canis Hoopus
12 days ago

Delle Donne, Sky start fast, hold off Storm

Elena Delle Donne made a 3-pointer with a second left to give the Chicago Sky a 91-88 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night.
Via CSN Chicago
12 days ago
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