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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…

Voting for 2022 WNBA All-Stars begins June 3

Voting for 2022 WNBA All-Stars begins June 3

Voting for the 2022 #WNBA All-Stars begins June 3 and ends Monday, June 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. This season the annual All-Star Game takes place Sunday, July 10 in Chicago at Wintrust Arena, the…

Las Vegas Aces tie league record for made treys in dominant win over Los Angeles

Las Vegas Aces tie league record for made treys in dominant win over Los Angeles

With a trey from rookie Kierstan Bell, the Aces break the franchise record for made three-pointers Game thread With a barrage of made three-pointers, the Las Vegas Aces (7-1) earned a dominating win over the…

WNBA Daily 5/8/22: Game Threads

WNBA Daily 5/8/22: Game Threads

Sunday, 5/8/22 Results and Game Threads Los Angeles 87, Indiana 77 Washington 78, Minnesota 66 Las Vegas 85, Seattle 74 Los Angeles 87, Indiana 77 Washington 78, Minnesota 66 Las Vegas 85, Seattle 74  …

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

All Opening Day Scores Washington 84, Indiana 70 Los Angeles 98, Chicago 91 OT Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 88 Seattle 97, Minnesota 74 Washington 84, Indiana 70 Twitter Game Thread In her first start in…

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Full Draft Board The Top Three Go as Predicted Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard heard her name called as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft Monday night in New York City. The…

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, the 2021 WNBA Most Valuable Player, leads the selections to the  2021 All-WNBA First Team. This season marks the first time Jones joins other elite WNBA players on the teams.…

Rebecca Allen’s season-high effort leads New York Liberty in celebratory game vs. Los Angeles, 76-73

Rebecca Allen’s season-high effort leads New York Liberty in celebratory game vs. Los Angeles, 76-73

In a close game that marked the anniversary of the WNBA’s first-ever matchup in 1997, the New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 76-73 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in front of a…

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert spoke to media on Tuesday via Zoom in a press conference hosted by the Dallas Wings. She discussed a variety of league issues. Some excerpts of the interview are below. For…

Devoted parents, impressive work ethic, and die-hard fans helped fuel the stellar career of Seimone Augustus

Devoted parents, impressive work ethic, and die-hard fans helped fuel the stellar career of Seimone Augustus

Watch Seimone Augustus talk about the impact of the late Sue Gunter on her career After a stellar playing career, women’s basketball legend Seimone Augustus hung up her sneakers the day before the beginning of…

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Opening Night Results New York 90, Indiana 87 Connecticut 78, Atlanta 67 Phoenix 77, Minnesota 75 Dallas 94, Los Angeles 71 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL LIBERTY 26 21 21 22 90 FEVER 21 21…

Nia Coffey leads Los Angeles in scrimmage win at Las Vegas, 80-71

Nia Coffey leads Los Angeles in scrimmage win at Las Vegas, 80-71

Los Angeles starters: Erica Wheeler, Brittney Sykes, Amanda Zahui B, Jasmine Walker, Chiney Ogwumike Las Vegas starters: Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, Liz Cambage, A’ja Wilson, Angel McCoughtry In the second scrimmage of the WNBA preseason,…

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

The WNBA’s commemorative 25th season tips off on Friday, May 14 beginning a weekend slate where all 12 teams will see action. The league marks the season with a campaign called Count It, special Nike-designed…

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

In a contentious election, Democrat Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, defeated Atlanta Dream co-owner and Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff. Warnock becomes Georgia’s first black U.S. senator.…

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

The league’s annual Peak Performer Awards are for players who lead the league in scoring, rebound, and assists during the regular season. Each winner receives a Tiffany & Co. trophy in honor of her accomplishments.…

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA players decided to not play three games scheduled for Wednesday night showing solidarity with NBA teams who also refused to play as a strong statement against racial injustice in light of police brutality including…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

Three days before the WNBA season begins in Florida, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert held a teleconference with media. She opened the call with comments summarizing the lead up to teams and staffers arriving at…

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

Video courtesy Phoenix Mercury As of Saturday, all WNBA teams have arrived at the “bubble” location, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The Indiana Fever was the last team to arrive. Team press conferences began Friday…

Los Angeles Sparks introduce Reshanda Gray and Te’a Cooper ahead of 2020 season

Los Angeles Sparks introduce Reshanda Gray and Te’a Cooper ahead of 2020 season

In a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Sparks introduced forward Reshanda Gray and rookie point guard Te’ a Cooper to the team’s 2020 roster. The WNBA starts its 2020 season later this…

With Uncertainty Hanging Over Their Heads, Some WNBA Players Find Marketing Opportunities

Even with the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic hanging over the country and a truncated season on the horizon, some WNBA players continue to find ways to expand their careers with marketing and sponsorship deals.…

Los Angeles Sparks players Kristi Toliver and Chiney Ogwumike to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks players Kristi Toliver and Chiney Ogwumike to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver and her teammate, forward/center Chiney Ogwumike, will not play this season in the WNBA, bringing the total number of players deciding to opt out at nine. The others: Cecilia…

With her cousin’s memory heavy on her heart, Sparks’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt discusses recent police brutality in the U.S.

With her cousin’s memory heavy on her heart, Sparks’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt discusses recent police brutality in the U.S.

There were thirty journalists crammed into small, square Zoom screens, some were comfortable in their home offices, small apartments, or bedrooms, while others participated without video. Inside the fifth box on the fourth row, Los…

2020 WNBA Transactions

2020 August 31, 2020 Chicago Sky: Signed free agent forward Alisia Jenkins to a 7-day contract August 26, 2020 Indiana Fever: Signed forward Jantel Lavender, as well as a second and third-round draft pick in…

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

2020 WNBA Draft, Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App || Draft Order With the WNBA Draft scheduled for Friday, the league held its annual pre-draft teleconference with media earlier this week. Coaches provided insight…

Seimone Augustus leaves the Lynx, signs with the Sparks

Seimone Augustus leaves the Lynx, signs with the Sparks

Full release from the Los Angeles Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the signing of four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus, who comes to the Sparks after leading the Minnesota Lynx to titles…