US women use stellar defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42

SYDNEY — The United States is quickly identifying itself as a stellar defensive squad by using its athleticism to make it difficult for opponents to score. Shakira Austin scored 19 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 and the US played suffocating defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42 on Friday in the women’s World Cup. ‘We talk … Read more

Robert Sarver to sell Phoenix Suns, Mercury after harassment report

Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver attends Game Two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Footprint Center on October 13, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen | Getty Images Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver said he would begin the process to sell both professional basketball teams after a damning report detailed nearly … Read more

WNBA players skip Russia amid Brittney Griner woes, Ukraine war

Brittney Griner’s highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country’s invasion of Ukraine have the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason. For the past few decades, Russia has been the preferred offseason destination for WNBA players to compete because of the high salaries that can exceed $1 million and … Read more

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver suspended for one year and fined $10 million for workplace misconduct

NBA investigates Phoenix Suns owner NBA investigates Phoenix Suns owner over alleged comments 01:01 The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year and fined him $10 million after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies.” The findings of … Read more

WNBA Seattle Storm’s CFO says ticket sales more than doubled despite inflation

A few hours before the Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces took to the court for Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals yesterday, I had a conversation with Tricia McLean, CFO of Seattle Storm and Force 10 Hoops LLC, the team’s ownership group. “There are a lot of hats you wear as CFO,” McLean … Read more

Dallas Wings Lose to Connecticut Sun Thursday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Jonquel Jones had 19 points and eight rebounds, Alyssa Thomas added 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 93-68 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series. Third-seeded Connecticut pulled away in the third quarter, scoring 13 straight points to build a 64-45 lead. The … Read more

Lawyers Appeal Brittney Griner’s Russian Prison Sentence

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo … Read more

Lavrov Says Russia Is Ready To Discuss Prisoner Swap With US After Griner Conviction – Tampa Bay Now

RUSSIA. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The US and Russia have indicated they are ready to hold talks over a prisoner swap, a day after basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to nine years in prison for carrying less than a grams of cannabis oil through a Moscow … Read more

Chicago ties the franchise record with 24 regular-season wins

CHICAGO — Kahleah Copper scored 19 points, Allie Quigley added 18 points and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 93-83 on Friday night. Chicago (24-8) tied a franchise record for most regular-season wins, last done by the 2013 team. The Sky have a two-game lead over second-place Las Vegas with four games to … Read more