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Mystics seek win over Lynx and No. 2 seed

The good news for Minnesota is that the reigning WNBA champions will have a chance to defend their title. The bad news: The Lynx have an uphill battle to raise the title trophy for a second straight year. After losing to the Connecticut Sun on Friday, the Lynx are locked into the seventh playoff spot

Sky, Fever wrap up disappointing seasons

The Chicago Sky outlasted the Indiana Fever in an epic double-overtime thriller that featured 221 points between the teams. Chicago (13-20) will go for back-to-back wins against the Fever in the back end of a home-and-home series Sunday evening at Wintrust Arena. The Sky held on for a 115-106 victory

Sky, Fever wrap up disappointing seasons

The Chicago Sky outlasted the Indiana Fever in an epic double-overtime thriller that featured 221 points between the teams. Chicago (13-20) will go for back-to-back wins against the Fever in the back end of a home-and-home series Sunday evening at Wintrust Arena. The Sky held on for a 115-106 victory

Mercury prepare for playoffs, Liberty for vacation

The Phoenix Mercury and the New York Liberty are on different paths -- one positioning for the WNBA playoffs and the other thinking of next season. The Mercury (19-14) are looking to remain on the upswing when they host the Liberty (7-26) on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. After

Mercury prepare for playoffs, Liberty for vacation

The Phoenix Mercury and the New York Liberty are on different paths -- one positioning for the WNBA playoffs and the other thinking of next season. The Mercury (19-14) are looking to remain on the upswing when they host the Liberty (7-26) on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. After

Storm host Wings in postseason tune-up

The Seattle Storm returned home after playing nine of their previous 10 games on the road. The Storm clinched the top seed in the WNBA playoffs and home-court advantage throughout with an 85-77 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night before a sellout crowd at KeyArena. Seattle claimed the

Potential playoff bye at stake for Dream against Aces

The Las Vegas Aces lost seven of their first eight games and then dropped five in a row in August after the All-Star break. If the Aces (14-19) had been able to stop the league's leading scorer, Liz Cambage, they might have landed the final spot in the postseason. Cambage collected 43 points and

Potential playoff bye at stake for Dream against Aces

The Las Vegas Aces lost seven of their first eight games and then dropped five in a row in August after the All-Star break. If the Aces (14-19) had been able to stop the league's leading scorer, Liz Cambage, they might have landed the final spot in the postseason. Cambage collected 43 points and

Sun focus on Sparks with potential playoff bye at stake

On Sunday, the Connecticut Sun could secure a first-round bye when they host the Los Angeles Sparks in the regular-season finale at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun (20-13) made it eight wins in their last nine games and guaranteed at least a sixth-place finish and a first-round home

Sun focus on Sparks with potential playoff bye at stake

On Sunday, the Connecticut Sun could secure a first-round bye when they host the Los Angeles Sparks in the regular-season finale at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun (20-13) made it eight wins in their last nine games and guaranteed at least a sixth-place finish and a first-round home

Robertson's NBA title ring sells for $91,000 in auction

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar Robertson's 1971 NBA championship ring has sold for a little more than $91,000 in an auction.

Vandersloot, DeShields help Sky beat Fever 115-106 in 2OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Diamond DeShields scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 115-106 in double overtime Saturday.

Baron Davis vs. Glen "Big Baby" Davis in the Big3 championship showdown next Friday
Baron Davis vs. Glen "Big Baby" Davis in the Big3 championship showdown next Friday

The Big3 finals are set - and there are a lot of names NBA fans will know. On one side is Cuttino Mobley, Corey Maggette, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, and Chris "The Birdman" Andersen of top-ranked Power. They are coached by former NBA assistant coach and Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman - and they had

North Carolina
North Carolina's Seventh Woods serves up vicious poster in The Bahamas

The junior point guard, who missed 17 games last season due to a broken bone in his foot, capped UNC's 112-91 win in style Friday night.

Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury over Dream 104-95

Brittney Griner had 33 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks, and Diana Taurasi added 27 points and a career-high-tying 14 assists to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 104-95 on Friday night. Phoenix (19-14) clinched a first-round home game in the playoffs. Atlanta (22-11) is tied for

Stewart has double-double, Storm secure top seed in playoffs

SEATTLE (AP) -- Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 85-77 on Friday night to secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs.

Rockets waive R.J. Hunter, he
Rockets waive R.J. Hunter, he's a free agent. Again.

The former first-round pick has just not been able to stick in the NBA.

Cambage has 43 points, Wings clinch final WNBA playoff spot

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Elizabeth Cambage had 43 points and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Las Vegas Aces 107-102 on Friday night to clinch the final WNBA playoff spot and end a nine-game losing streak.

Cloud hits winner at buzzer, Mystics top Sparks 69-67

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Natasha Cloud made a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer to give the Washington Mystics a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.

Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night.

Sky, Fever wrap up season with home-and-home

There is just one spot left to be filled for the WNBA playoffs as the regular season heads to its final weekend, and Indiana and Chicago will not be in the discussion for that position when the teams square off Saturday for the first game of a season-ending, home-and-home doubleheader at Bankers Life

Sky, Fever wrap up season with home-and-home

There is just one spot left to be filled for the WNBA playoffs as the regular season heads to its final weekend, and Indiana and Chicago will not be in the discussion for that position when the teams square off Saturday for the first game of a season-ending, home-and-home doubleheader at Bankers Life

Check out Trae Young, Carmelo Anthony getting buckets at
Check out Trae Young, Carmelo Anthony getting buckets at 'Black Ops' run in NYC

Chris Brickley's summer run in NYC is STACKED.

Stephen Curry explains trash talk with LeBron James at end of 2018 Finals Game 1
Stephen Curry explains trash talk with LeBron James at end of 2018 Finals Game 1

LeBron was a frustrated man at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Understandably.

Stephen Curry wants to finish his career with Warriors
Stephen Curry wants to finish his career with Warriors

The Golden State Warriors do not need to worry about losing Stephen Curry, who says he wants to retire with the team.

Watch Aretha Franklin own national anthem before 2004 NBA Finals Game 5
Watch Aretha Franklin own national anthem before 2004 NBA Finals Game 5

Pistons beat Lakers for championship

Blazer5 Gaming has dominated the NBA 2K League. Now they prepare for the playoffs
Blazer5 Gaming has dominated the NBA 2K League. Now they prepare for the playoffs

We spoke with Blazer5 Gaming, the NBA 2K team that currently tops the professional 2K League, about their journeys to playing the basketball sim for a living. We also played a little game of overrated or underrated with NBA 2K19's ratings.

Stephen Curry, want to finish your career a Warrior? "For sure I do. This is home."
Stephen Curry, want to finish your career a Warrior? "For sure I do. This is home."

"This is where I want to be, for obvious reasons."

Storm clinch top playoff seed with win over Liberty

The Seattle Storm have weathered the ... uh, storm. After having played nine of their past 10 games on the road, the league-leading Storm (24-8) return home for the final two games of the regular season with a two-game lead over Atlanta and their magic number to clinch the top seed in the WNBA playoffs

Storm clinch top playoff seed with win over Liberty

The Seattle Storm have weathered the ... uh, storm. After having played nine of their past 10 games on the road, the league-leading Storm (24-8) return home for the final two games of the regular season with a two-game lead over Atlanta and their magic number to clinch the top seed in the WNBA playoffs

Dream look to keep rolling at Phoenix without McCoughtry

The toughest challenge for the Atlanta Dream, one of the WNBA's hottest teams that has won six straight games and 14 out of their last 15 games, is preparing for the playoffs without injured standout forward Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry, who was averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists

Dream look to keep rolling at Phoenix without McCoughtry

The toughest challenge for the Atlanta Dream, one of the WNBA's hottest teams that has won six straight games and 14 out of their last 15 games, is preparing for the playoffs without injured standout forward Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry, who was averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists

Aces, Wings both on bubble ahead of battle

With two regular-season games remaining, the Las Vegas Aces and the free-falling Dallas Wings are playing for the eighth and final WNBA playoff spot Friday night at the College Park Center in Dallas. Both have 14-18 records, but the Wings have lost nine straight games, leading to the firing of head

Aces, Wings both on bubble ahead of battle

With two regular-season games remaining, the Las Vegas Aces and the free-falling Dallas Wings are playing for the eighth and final WNBA playoff spot Friday night at the College Park Center in Dallas. Both have 14-18 records, but the Wings have lost nine straight games, leading to the firing of head

Mystics eye strong closing weekend starting with Sparks

Washington and Los Angeles know their seasons will extend after Sunday, the end of the regular season. The Mystics (21-11) have won seven straight and are one game behind the second-place Atlanta Dream (22-10) with two games to go.

Mystics eye strong closing weekend starting with Sparks

Washington and Los Angeles know their seasons will extend after Sunday, the end of the regular season. The Mystics (21-11) have won seven straight and are one game behind the second-place Atlanta Dream (22-10) with two games to go.

Lynx-Sun meeting could be playoff preview

Connecticut fans get a chance to pay tribute to former Sun Lindsay Whelan Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. Whelan, who announced her WNBA retirement earlier this week, and the Minnesota Lynx visit Uncasville, Conn., Friday night, but could find themselves coming back depending on what happens in the

Lynx-Sun meeting could be playoff preview

Connecticut fans get a chance to pay tribute to former Sun Lindsay Whelan Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. Whelan, who announced her WNBA retirement earlier this week, and the Minnesota Lynx visit Uncasville, Conn., Friday night, but could find themselves coming back depending on what happens in the

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status
UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Despite issues, Huskies bullish on future

Orlando not getting 2023 All-Star game
Orlando not getting 2023 All-Star game

Magic didn't bid on 2022 due to convention in Orlando

Report: Knicks given slight edge over Celtics as Kyrie
Report: Knicks given slight edge over Celtics as Kyrie's free-agent destination

Where's Kyrie Irving headed in free agency next summer? An ESPN panel puts the Celtics' chances to retain the All-Star guard slightly behind the Knicks' of luring him to The Big Apple. 

Big 12 Offseason Report: Power Rankings and Burning Questions for 2018-19
Big 12 Offseason Report: Power Rankings and Burning Questions for 2018-19

Kansas appears to be in position to win the Big 12 for a record 15th consecutive year, but don't count out the Jayhawks' in-state rivals and their primary adversaries from a year ago to make it interesting if Bill Self's team stumbles out of the gate.

Will ex-Syracuse commit Darius Bazley still play in NBA
Will ex-Syracuse commit Darius Bazley still play in NBA's minor league as planned?

Bazley struggled in scouting event

Steph Curry unveils story behind why the Wolves didn
Steph Curry unveils story behind why the Wolves didn't draft him: 'I hope it's true because that's hilarious'

Minnesota passed on Steph Curry twice in the 2009 draft. Why? Well, the two-time MVP unveiled a story...

Duke guard Alex O
Duke guard Alex O'Connell hospitalized after fracturing orbital bone

He is projected as Dukes sixth-man this season.

McBride has 15 points in 4th, Aces move into 8th-place tie

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A'ja Wilson had 18 of her 19 points in the first half, Kayla McBride scored all 15 of her points in the fourth quarter and the Las Vegas Aces beat the short-handed New York Liberty 85-72 on Wednesday night to move into a tie for the final playoff spot.

Delle Donne scores 25, Mystics get 7th straight victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, Kristi Toliver added 19 and the Washington Mystics used an 18-2 fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Fever 76-62 on Wednesday night.

Lynx plan Whalen event, more seats for regular-season finale

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx will make additional seats available in the upper level of the arena for their final regular-season home game and farewell to star point guard Lindsay Whalen.

NBA 2K League Adds Four Expansion Teams For 2019 Season
NBA 2K League Adds Four Expansion Teams For 2019 Season

Four expansion teams are joining the NBA 2K League for its second season, the esports organization announced on Wednesday. The Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Minnesota Timberwolves bring the total number of teams from 17 to 21. "Welcoming these four world-class organizations and

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by the NCAA, and

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