US runs past Canada into World Cup gold medal game
Breanna Stewart and the United States used a dominant defensive effort to beat Canada and reach the gold medal game of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive tournament. Stewart scored 17 points and the Americans raced out to an early lead to put away Canada 83-43 on Friday. The 43 points was the fewest scored in a semifinal game in World Cup history.news.yahoo.com
US women use stellar defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42
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 U.S. played suffocating defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42 on Friday in the women's World Cup. “We talk every day about being hard to play against, getting deflections, and the team has really bought into that,” U.S. coach Cheryl Reeve said.news.yahoo.com
How to Watch Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces - WNBA Finals: Game 2 | Channel, Stream, Preview
Watch the WNBA Finals on DirecTV Stream(3) CONNECTICUT SUN vs. (1) LAS VEGAS ACES (Aces lead 1-0)When: Tuesday, September 13Time: 9:00 p.m. ETWhere: Michelob ULTRA Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)Channel: ESPNStream: DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, SlingThough both Connecticut and Las Vegas have talented offensive weapons, and the first game of the series started out guns a blazing, it ended up being a tight-scoring affair on Sunday afternoon. However, A’ja Wilson and company helped Las Vegas regain the lead in the third, shutting things down in the fourth to come away with a 67-64 win. While more players hit double-digits for the Sun than Las Vegas, it still ended up not being enough. Watch the WNBA Finals on FuboTVWith the win, the Aces improve to 4-1 at home in these playoffs, while the Sun are 3-2 outside of Connecticut.mlive.com
Wilson's double-double leads Aces to 67-64 win over Sun
A’ja Wilson had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun 67-64 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals The Aces staved off a late run by the Sun, who erased a seven-point deficit with 1:24 left when Alyssa Thomas hit back-to-back shots to pull Connecticut within three.
How to Watch the WNBA Semifinals on August 31 - Seattle vs. Las Vegas, Connecticut vs. Chicago | Channel, Stream, Preview
Watch the WNBA Playoffs on DirecTV Stream(3) CONNECTICUT SUN vs. (2) CHICAGO SKY (Sun leads 1-0)Time: 8:00 p.m. Chicago and Connecticut were tied heading into the second half, where the Sun grabbed ahold of the game by outscoring the Sky 20-12 in the third quarter. Though Chicago pushed back in the fourth, Connecticut was able to win Game 1 by a final score of 68-63. Watch the WNBA Playoffs on DirecTV Stream(4) SEATTLE STORM vs. (1) LAS VEGAS ACES (Storm leads 1-0)Time: 10:00 p.m. ETWhere: Michelob ULTRA Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)Channel: ESPN2Stream: DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, SlingLike Connecticut, Seattle was projected to fall to the Aces rather easily.mlive.com
Breanna Stewart earns AP WNBA Player of the Year honors
Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game and this season her efforts culminated in a couple more career milestones. The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring for the first time in her career, averaging 21.8 points, and Tuesday she became the first player to repeat as The Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year. Stewart received six votes for AP Player of the Year by the 10-member media panel narrowly edging A'ja Wilson, who received the other four votes.news.yahoo.com
WNBA: Recap of the three matchups on Wednesday
Half the league went head to head on Wednesday with three teams adding a win to their win column. Connecticut Sun 70, Dallas Wings 66DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points and Alyssa Thomas added 17 as the Connecticut Sun defeat the Dallas Wings. Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas with 19 points and Allisha Gray had 15 points and eight rebounds. Chicago Sky 89, Phoenix Mercury 71Allie Quigley scored 20 points and Kahleah Cooper poured in 15 points as the Chicago Sky get an impressive win over the Phoenix Mercury. Sophie Cunningham and Skylar Diggins-Smith led the way for Phoenix with 15 points apiece.
WNBA: Recap of the three games on Monday
The WNBA had three competitive games on Monday and has a even sharper line up of games on Tuesday. DeWanna Bonner scored 12 points for Connecticut (2-6), and grabbed nine rebounds to move into 20th on the WNBA career list. Brittney Griner had 22 points and 13 rebounds while Briana Turner added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix. Sami Whitcomb added 17 points for Seattle and Ezi Magbegor scored 13 points and Alysha Clark had 12 points. Allie Quigley led Chicago with 13 points andCheyenne Parker added 12 points.
WNBA: Recap of the 3 Thursday night games
Jewell Lloyd added 20 points and Jordin Canada poured in 14 points for the Seattle squad. Carter became the first rookie in Dream history to score 25 or more points in two straight games. Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas with 17 points, Isabelle Harrison added 12 points and Tyasha Harris scored 10 points. Phoenix Mercury 96, Chicago Sky 86Diana Taurasi and Brittany Griner each scored 22 points as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Chicago Sky. Courtney Vandersloot led the Sky with 21 points, Kahleah Copper added 18 and Allie Quigley poured in 13 points for the Chicago squad.
WNBA: Liberty face Sun; Lynx take on the Mystics
Two games are in action before the WNBA All-Star break. Connecticut will have a pair of players in Saturday's All-Star game, center Jenquel Jones and forward Alyssa Thomas. Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx Preview (tipoff 1 p.m. EST)The Washington Mystics are obviously at their best with Elena Delle Donne on the court. Delle Donne, averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds, fractured her nose early against Los Angeles on July 7. Collier was added to the All-Star game this week, replacing injured Aces forward A'ja Wilson.