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No. 1 South Carolina Makes Gritty Comeback On the Road to Top No. 2 Stanford in OT, 76-71

No. 1 South Carolina Makes Gritty Comeback On the Road to Top No. 2 Stanford in OT, 76-71

  Photos © Baranduin Briggs, all rights reserved. STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer called Sunday afternoon’s matchup against the No. 1 team in the nation “a heavyweight battle.” The No. 2 Cardinal…

Dawn Staley speaks to media ahead of No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup at Stanford

Dawn Staley speaks to media ahead of No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup at Stanford

November 20 at 3 p.m. ET Stanford, Calif. TV: ABC Radio: South Carolina || Stanford No. 1 South Carolina faces No 2 Stanford on the road Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. PT/9 a.m. ET for…

Los Angeles hire Curt Miller as head coach

Los Angeles hire Curt Miller as head coach

Four and half months after the team fired Derek Fisher, the Los Angeles Sparks hired Curt Miller as head coach. Coming off a 2022 Finals appearance as the head coach of the Connecticut Sun, Miller…

Athletes Unlimited raises $30 million to expand league

Athletes Unlimited raises $30 million to expand league

The women’s professional sports league network, Athletes Unlimited, announced that it raised $30 million in new funding to grow the league. Led by Schusterman Family Investments, the financial backers include Olympic hockey player Angela Ruggiero,…

Images of Brittney Griner and other detained Americans projected around New York City

Images of Brittney Griner and other detained Americans projected around New York City

Friday night, large images of 19 wrongfully detained Americans, including WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, appeared on the sides of buildings in New York City as meetings of world leaders at the…

Las Vegas wins its first WNBA championship: “It was a battle”

Las Vegas wins its first WNBA championship: “It was a battle”

Video courtesy of the Las Vegas Aces Social media recap Led by dynamic point guard Chelsea Gray, the Las Vegas Aces took game four of the WNBA Finals over the Connecticut Sun, 78-71, for the…

Notre Dame announces first annual Citi Shamrock Classic in St. Louis, featuring head coaches from the city

Notre Dame announces first annual Citi Shamrock Classic in St. Louis, featuring head coaches from the city

Notre Dame will hold the first annual Citi Shamrock Classic in St. Louis on Nov. 12 with a matchup against the California Golden Bears. The game features a homecoming of the head coaches. Notre Dame’s…

Las Vegas beats Connecticut to get within one win of WNBA Championship, leads series 2-0

Las Vegas beats Connecticut to get within one win of WNBA Championship, leads series 2-0

Social media recap Even though the Las Vegas Aces won the first game of the best-of-five WNBA Finals series on Sunday at home with a 67-64 victory over the Connecticut Sun, the team and its…

Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson is the 2022 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson is the 2022 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson is the 2022 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. This is the first Defensive Player of the Year Award for Wilson. The fifth-year Las Vegas star is the first…

Rhyne Howard named 2022 WNBA Rookie of the Year; All-Rookie Team announced

Rhyne Howard named 2022 WNBA Rookie of the Year; All-Rookie Team announced

To no one’s surprise, Atlanta Dream’s Rhyne Howard is the 2022 WNBA Rookie of the Year. The Kentucky alumna won the Rookie of the Month award for every month in the season. She is the…

New York Liberty tops defending champs Sky to open the first round of WNBA playoffs, 98-91

New York Liberty tops defending champs Sky to open the first round of WNBA playoffs, 98-91

Twitter thread recap The New York Liberty (1-0) stunned the Chicago Sky (0-1), 98-91 on the road, to open the WNBA playoffs Wednesday night. Natasha Howard and Sabrina Ionescu led the charge to take down…

Diana Taurasi to miss the rest of the 2022 WNBA season

Diana Taurasi to miss the rest of the 2022 WNBA season

Phoenix Mercury veteran guard Diana Taurasi will miss the rest of the season due to a quad strain injury. As a result, the team signed guard Yvonne “Vonnie” Turner to a hardship contract. Taurasi appeared…

NCAA championship format announced for 2022-23; regionals revamped to a two-host format

NCAA championship format announced for 2022-23; regionals revamped to a two-host format

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced the championship format for the 2022-23 season after its annual summer meeting in July. The 68 teams competing in the 2023 tournament will be revealed on March…

WNBA 2022 End-of-Season Awards Schedule and Voting Process Changes

WNBA 2022 End-of-Season Awards Schedule and Voting Process Changes

The WNBA revealed the schedule for the end-of-season awards Friday and a new selection process for the All-WNBA First and Second Teams. Previously, voters had to select players based on position giving teams two guards,…

Las Vegas Aces Top Chicago Sky in Second Annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup

Las Vegas Aces Top Chicago Sky in Second Annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup

Aces beat Sky in Second Annual Commissioner’s Cup Twitter recap The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Chicago Sky 93-83 in the second annual Commissioner’s Cup Championship Tuesday evening at Wintrust Arena. With four players in…

Team Wilson and MVP Kelsey Plum come away winners in 2022 All-Star Game, 134-112 victory over Team Stewart

Team Wilson and MVP Kelsey Plum come away winners in 2022 All-Star Game, 134-112 victory over Team Stewart

Team Wilson set a WNBA All-Star record for points scored in a 134-112 win over Team Stewart in this season’s event. Led by the game’s MVP, Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces), Team Wilson survived a…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses media before All-Star Game; says the league will offer charter flights for the Finals

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses media before All-Star Game; says the league will offer charter flights for the Finals

“For the WNBA Finals we’re going to provide charter flights to our players, so for all Finals games, that’ll happen.” Full transcript Ahead of the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game, the league’s commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, told…

WNBA All-Star Game captains draft rosters

WNBA All-Star Game captains draft rosters

The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game captains, A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm, selected the rosters for the event. Wilson selected the Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker as the…

The Seattle Storm signed free agent center Tina Charles to a rest-of-season contract

The Seattle Storm signed free agent center Tina Charles to a rest-of-season contract

Three days after leaving the Phoenix Mercury midseason, veteran center Tina Charles signed a rest-of-season contract with the Phoenix Mercury. We are excited to add one of the premier players in our league to our…

U.S. House passes Rep. Greg Stanton’s bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner

U.S. House passes Rep. Greg Stanton’s bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner

Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday in support of his resolution demanding Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner’s release from her wrongful detainment in Russia. The…

Tina Charles leaves Phoenix Mercury, quits team ahead of game at Dallas

Tina Charles leaves Phoenix Mercury, quits team ahead of game at Dallas

Veteran Phoenix Mercury center Tina Charles quit the team this weekend ahead of a game at Dallas Saturday evening. Ron Thulin, the Wings’ play-by-play announcer was the first to make Charles’ break from the team…

WNBA players and teams speak out after Supreme court ruling overturns abortion rights

WNBA players and teams speak out after Supreme court ruling overturns abortion rights

In a landmark court ruling (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization), the Supreme Court removed federal protections for those seeking an abortion. For nearly a half-century seeking an abortion was legal nationwide. In recent years,…

A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart lead the voting after the first round of fan returns for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game

A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart lead the voting after the first round of fan returns for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game

A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces) and Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm) lead the voting after the first round of fan returns for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game.

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM/head coach Derek Fisher; Fred Williams appointed interim head coach

Los Angeles Sparks fire GM/head coach Derek Fisher; Fred Williams appointed interim head coach

Sparks fire Derek Fisher, Fred Williams named interim head coach The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager and head coach Derek Fisher Tuesday afternoon, effective immediately. The team hired the former NBA player in December…

Seven cities are finalists to host the Final Four from 2027 through 2031

Seven cities are finalists to host the Final Four from 2027 through 2031

The Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced that seven cities are finalists to host the NCAA Women’s Final Four from 2027 through 2031: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena) Dallas (American Airlines Center) Indianapolis (Gainbridge Fieldhouse) Portland,…