Petersen steps down as interim coach of Dream for health reasons

Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen stepped down because of health reasons Saturday night and will be replaced by assistant Darius Taylor.

Bird sees no hypocrisy in WNBA players staying on court for anthem at Olympics

Sue Bird sees no contradiction with the U.S. team staying on the court during the national anthem at the Olympics. It's a change for the four-time Olympic gold medalist and her WNBA teammates. During the WNBA season, players usually leave the court to raise awareness for social justice before the anthem is played at games.

Bird sees no hypocrisy in WNBA players staying on court for anthem at Olympics

Report: Ogwumikes, Williams file appeal to FIBA

Nneka Ogwumike, Chiney Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have sent a letter to the secretary general of FIBA, challenging the organization's rulings on their application to play for the Nigerian national team at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, sources told ESPN.

- Ramona Shelburne
Report: Ogwumikes, Williams file appeal to FIBA

Sky's Quigley wins third career three-point contest

Allie Quigley again showed the WNBA why she was a two-time 3-point contest winner, barely missing a shot Wednesday night at the All-Star Game challenge.

Kelly Cohen

Sky's Parker to become first woman on cover of NBA 2K

Sky's Parker to become first woman on cover of NBA 2K

Candace Parker grew up playing video games, and now she'll be the first female basketball player on the cover of one. The Chicago Sky star will appear on the NBA 2K22 cover for the WNBA 25th Anniversary special edition when it's released Sept. 10.

Collier scores 27, Lynx beat Sparks

Collier scores 27, Lynx beat Sparks

Napheesa Collier matched her career-high with 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx won their seventh straight with an 86-61 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night.

Prince scores 15, Storm beat Mercury

Prince scores 15, Storm beat Mercury

Epiphanny Prince scored 15 points, Katie Lou Samuelson matched her career high with 14, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-75 on Sunday. Kia Nurse scored 28 points and had a career high seven 3-pointers for the Mercury (9-10).

Jones' double-double leads Sun over Liberty

Jonquel Jones had 17 points, 17 rebounds and five assists as the Connecticut Sun routed the New York Liberty 71-54 on Sunday.

Jones, Loyd, Whitcomb to join 2-time winner Quigley in 3-point shootout

Four of the best shooters in the league will vie for the title of best 3-point shooter next week during the 20201 WNBA All-Star Game, the league announced Friday.

Kelly Cohen

Lynx win sixth straight, beating Aces without a free throw

Layshia Clarendon had 18 points and nine assists and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game, beating the Las Vegas Aces 85-77 on Friday night.

Mitchell scores 20 points, Fever beat Liberty

Kelsey Mitchell had 20 points and the Indiana Fever won their second straight game after losing 12 in a row, beating the New York Liberty 82-69 on Friday night.

WNBA 2021 midseason picks and predictions

Are the Las Vegas Aces still the favorite to hoist the 2021 WNBA championship trophy? Are Breanna Stewart and A'ja Wilson the front-runners for MVP? Which player has emerged as the Rookie of the Year favorite?

Griner, Diggins-Smith help Mercury beat Aces in OT

Brittney Griner had a season-high 33 points and 10 rebounds, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 27 points and the Diana Taurasi-less Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 99-90 in overtime on Wednesday night.

McBride scores 25 to help Lynx beat Wings

McBride scores 25 to help Lynx beat Wings

Kayla McBride scored 25 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 85-79 on Wednesday night to extend their win streak to five consecutive games.

Whitcomb scores 26 as Liberty outlast Wings

Sami Whitcomb scored 26 points and Betnijah Laney added 18 to help the New York Liberty beat the Dallas Wings 99-96 in a rare Monday night game.

McBride's hot shooting helps Lynx top Mercury

Kayla McBride scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 99-68 on Saturday night.

Liberty rally from 18 down to beat Charles and Mystics

Betnijah Laney scored 19 points and Jazmine Jones had 12 of her 17 points in the second half to help the New York Liberty rally from an 18-point deficit and beat the Washington Mystics 82-79 on Saturday, spoiling the homecoming of Tina Charles.

Robinson, McCowan help Fever beat Sun, snap 12-game skid

Danielle Robinson tied her career high with 19 points, Teaira McCowan had 13 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks, and the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 73-67 on Saturday to snap a franchise single-season record 12-game losing streak.

Loyd has late burst to help Storm hold off Dream

Sue Bird had 15 points, Jewell Loyd scored four of her 10 points in the final 38 seconds and the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 91-88 on Friday night.

Storm waive veteran Dupree

The Seattle Storm waived Candice Dupree on Friday after she failed to find a consistent role with the team. Dupree is second all time in games played in WNBA history and recently moved into fourth place on the league's all-time scoring list.

McBride scores season high as Lynx beat Mercury

Kayla McBride scored a season-high 26 points, Sylvia Fowles and Napheesa Collier each had a double-double and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-76 on Wednesday night. Canadian Kia Nurse went 0-for-3 in 22 minutes.

Sky, Sun lead Team WNBA All-Star selections with 3 players each

The Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun will each have three players on Team WNBA in the league's All-Star Game on July 14 in Las Vegas. The contest will feature Team WNBA vs. Team USA, whose members are competing in the upcoming Olympics.

Mechelle Voepel

Forward Cox signs with Sparks after being waived by Fever

The Los Angeles Sparks signed forward Lauren Cox, the No. 3 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft, to a rest of the season contract Wednesday after she was waived by the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Mechelle Voepel

Bonner, Sun beat Sky, end Chicago’s 7-game win streak

Bonner, Sun beat Sky, end Chicago’s 7-game win streak

DeWanna Bonner hit four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, Brionna Jones added 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to a 74-58 win over Chicago on Sunday in a Commissioner’s Cup game, snapping the Sky’s seven-game win streak.

Ogunbowale scores 30 as Wings beat Mystics

Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Washington Mystics 85-74 on Saturday.

Fowles scores 30 as Lynx edge Aces

Fowles scores 30 as Lynx edge Aces

Sylvia Fowles had 30 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat Las Vegas 90-89 in overtime Friday night to snap the Aces' five-game winning streak.

Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces - 2021 WNBA Finals preview?

Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces - 2021 WNBA Finals preview?

The trouble with two of the league's top teams playing twice in the first five days of the 2021 WNBA season is the lengthy wait before we see them together again on court. But the Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces -- who met in last season's WNBA Finals -- face off Sunday

Lynx overcome 18-point deficit, beat Dream

Lynx overcome 18-point deficit, beat Dream

Sylvia Fowles had 26 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks, Damiris Dantas added 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx overcame an 18-point first-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Dream 87-85 on Wednesday night.

Parker and Sky win sixth straight, rout Liberty

Candace Parker had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Chicago Sky to a 92-72 win over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.

Jones leads Sun past Wings

Brionna Jones had a career-high 26 points, DeWanna Bonner scored 14 of her 25 points in the third quarter, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 80-70 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Fisher: Ogwumike's Olympics snub a 'travesty'

Los Angeles Sparks coach Derek Fisher ripped USA Basketball for its decision Monday to leave forward Nneka Ogwumike off the U.S. women's basketball Olympic squad, calling the ongoing omission of the six-time All-Star and former MVP a "travesty."

Mechelle Voepel

WNBA Power Rankings - Sky surging in Week 6

The Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream made big jumps in this week's WNBA Power Rankings. But while Chicago vaulted six spots after putting together five consecutive victories, Atlanta fell five places after losing five of its last six games.

- Kelly Cohen
WNBA Power Rankings - Sky surging in Week 6
Chicago tops Connecticut for 4th straight win

Chicago tops Connecticut for 4th straight win

Kahleah Copper had 18 points and eight rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot added 12 points with 10 assists and four steals, and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 81-75 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

WNBA standings logjam makes for intriguing playoff race

About a month into the season, the Seattle Storm (11-2), Las Vegas Aces (9-3) and Connecticut Sun (8-3) are at the top of the standings. The New York Liberty, in fourth place at 6-5, are also above .500. One team has separated itself at the bottom: the Indiana Fever (1-12). The WNBA's other seven teams are at .500 or just below it.

WNBA standings logjam makes for intriguing playoff race

Wheeler's first career double-double leads Sparks by Mercury

Erica Wheeler scored 18 points, including a baseline jumper with 8.9 seconds left to seal the win, as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-80 on Wednesday night.

Canada routs Colombia at AmeriCup tournament

Kayla Alexander had a game-high 14 points and nine rebounds as Canada remained unbeaten at the FIBA AmeriCup women's basketball tournament with a 74-40 win over Colombia on Tuesday. Fourth-ranked Canada finished the preliminary stage in top spot in Group A at 4-0 and will face the fourth-place team in Group B in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Lynx already without Achonwa, now Powers out indefinitely

Forward Natalie Achonwa has an MCL sprain in her right knee. An MRI also confirmed that guard Aerial Powers has a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in her right thumb, the team announced Monday.

Kelly Cohen

WNBA All-Star Game set for July 14 in Las Vegas with new format

The WNBA All-Star Game will be held on July 14 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the league announced Monday.

Mechelle Voepel

Sparks' Cooper suspended one game

The WNBA announced a one-game ban for Los Angeles Sparks guard Te'a Cooper on Monday. The suspension comes after Cooper left the check-in area on the sidelines and entered the floor during an on-court altercation between her team and the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday. The Lynx won the contest 80-64.

Sparks' Cooper suspended one game
Liberty edge Mercury behind Laney's double-double

Liberty edge Mercury behind Laney's double-double

Betnijah Laney had 23 points and 10 assists, and the New York Liberty held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-83 on Sunday. The Liberty (6-4) never trailed after taking a 12-11 lead in the first quarter and led by 16 in the first half. Canadian Kia Nurse had nine points and four assists in the loss.

Wilson scores 28, leads Aces past Wings

Wilson scores 28, leads Aces past Wings

A'ja Wilson had 28 points and 14 rebounds to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Dallas Wings 85-78 on Sunday. Wilson made 10 of 18 from the field and 8 of 9 from the foul line.

Dream make 13 3s, cruise past Mystics

Dream make 13 3s, cruise past Mystics

Courtney Williams scored 21 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 101-78 on Sunday. Odyssey Sims added a season-high 20 points for the Dream, who made 13 of 29 from 3-point range and 36 of 71 overall from the field.

Lynx to retire jersey numbers of Augustus, Brunson

Seimone Augustus and Rebekkah Brunson, key players on the Minnesota Lynx teams that won four WNBA titles between 2011 and 2017, will have their jersey numbers retired during the 2022 season.

Mechelle Voepel

Dangerfield's shooting sends Lynx past Sparks

Dangerfield's shooting sends Lynx past Sparks

Crystal Dangerfield was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points and Minnesota beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-64 on Saturday night, spoiling the return of Lynx great — and current Sparks assistant coach — Seimone Augustus.