The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team has hired a new assistant in WNBA legend Tina Thompson. The UT Athletics website reported the announcement. Thompson further elaborated on joining head coach Karen Aston’s staff.
“It feels great to be a Longhorn,” Thompson said. “The tradition of pursing excellence at UT is very much how I live my life. I love coach Aston’s...
The WNBA suspended Phoenix Mercury standout Brittney Griner and Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson seven games without pay following their domestic violence arrest in April, the league announced Friday.
League president Laurel J. Richie announced the punishment, which amounts to roughly 20 percent of the season, in a statement.
“It is my responsibility to protect the league and...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have signed veteran forward Asjha (ay-ZHA') Jones.
The Lynx completed their contract Thursday with Jones, who recently finished the winter season with a professional team in Israel. The 34-year-old Jones, a two-time WNBA All-Star selection, has not played in the league the last two seasons because of injuries. She was acquired Wednesday from Connecticut...
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Brittney Griner is back in the news, but this time it’s for a much happier reason.
Just over two weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, Griner married fellow WNBA star Glory Johnson at a resort in Phoenix.
Johnson celebrated the occasion in a pair of Instagram posts, one of which was accompanied by a long message to fans and supporters...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have signed WNBA MVP Maya Moore to a new multiyear contract.
The Lynx announced the deal Thursday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Moore has fulfilled the considerable promise she had as the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft. She helped the Lynx to three straight WNBA Finals, including championships in 2011 and 2013.
She was named rookie...
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After two all-star seasons, Ivory Latta will be the Washington Mystics‘ point guard a bit longer. The Mystics announced Latta signed a contract extension on Tuesday. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.
Latta led the Mystics with 12.8 points and 3.3. assists per game, guiding them to the WNBA playoffs for the second consecutive season.
“I am very happy to announce a...
Last season, Diana Taurasi averaged averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists for the Phoenix Mercury and helped them to the WNBA title. If the team is going to repeat this season, they will have to do so without the services of the seven-time All-Star. At the request of UMMC Ekaterinburg, the team she...Read More
Dream guard/forward Angel McCoughtry was named to the All-WNBA Second Team, the league announced Thursday.
Voting was conducted by a panel of 38 national and local sportswriters and broadcasters at the conclusion of the regular seasons. Each player was selected by position, receiving five points for each First Team vote and three for Second Team.
McCoughtry, the WNBA's leader in...
The Washington Mystics opened up their best-of-three Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Indiana Fever with a 78-73 loss. But the highlight of the game came with the Mystics on top. Mystics’ All-Star point guard Ivory Latta served up a nasty stepback crossover on Indiana Fever’s Briann January, causing the fellow All-Star to fall to the floor. Latta added insult to...
Lynx forward Maya Moore was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for July, the WNBA announced Tuesday.
Moore averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists during the month, leading Minnesota to a 9-1 record. She scored a franchise-record 48 points in a July 22 win over Atlanta, which was the second-highest point total in league history.
The award was the second such...
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SEATTLE -- Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.
Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak...