April 25, 2014

WNBA Roundup: Fever beat Sun, clinch 9th straight playoff berth / Lynx beat Storm 75-60, clinch tie for West title


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The road back to the playoffs for the defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever hasn’t been easy. The Fever fell behind early in the season and had to endure injuries to several players. Still, they managed to persevere to return to the postseason for a ninth straight year. Tamika Catchings had 15 points, six [...]

WNBA Roundup: Thompson, Little lead Storm past Sun 78-65


SEATTLE (AP) Tina Thompson and the Seattle Storm are heating up just in time to make a run at a WNBA-record 10th straight playoff berth. Thompson and Camille Little each scored 18 points and the Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65 on Thursday night to tie Phoenix for third place in the Western Conference. Temeka [...]

MLS / WNBA Roundup: MLS: Wondo wins it for Quakes / WNBA: Hayes, McCoughtry lead Dream past Washington


SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 1, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 0 (PhatzRadio / AP) — SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Chris Wondolowski headed in the game winner in the 55th minute, giving the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City at Buck Shaw Stadium Sunday night. Sam Cronin tried to send a ball into the mix, but it [...]

WNBA Roundup: Prince leads Sky to 77-61 victory over Sun


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) There was no way the Chicago Sky were going to lose three straight. Epiphanny Prince scored 23 points and Elena Delle Donne added 19 to lead the Chicago Sky to a 77-61 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Friday night. Sylvia Fowles had 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Chicago [...]

WNBA Roundup: Montgomery helps Liberty top Mystics, 93-88


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New York reserve guard Alex Montgomery was feeling a little down about her play after scoring just two points in a recent lopsided loss to the Connecticut Sun. So Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer offered some advice. “I told her to just shoot the ball and be instinctive out there,” Laimbeer said. Montgomery [...]

WNBA Roundup: Charles’ double-double leads Sun past Fever, 70-64


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tina Charles had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun rallied from 16 points down and then held on to beat the Indiana Fever 70-64 on Thursday night. Allison Hightower had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists for last-place Connecticut (5-12), which pulled to 2 1/2 games behind the [...]

WNBA Roundup: Delle Donne leads Sky over Sun, 83-70


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Sylvia Fowles spent her first five seasons with the Chicago Sky enduring one losing season after another. Fowles has been able to smile a lot more this season. Rookie Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and five rebounds, and Chicago scored the game’s first 12 points and went on to beat the [...]

WNBA Roundup: Taurasi, Bonner lead Mercury past Sun, 89-70


(Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, right, knocks the ball from Connecticut Sun’s Tina Charles, left, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., Saturday, June 29, 2013. Photo: Jessica Hill) UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Diana Taurasi and DeWanna Bonner scored 19 points each to lead the Phoenix Mercury in an 89-70 victory [...]

WNBA Roundup: Pondexter’s big 2nd half rallies Liberty past Sun


(Angel McCoughtry scores 23 points and Jasmine Thomas adds 13 to lead the Dream over the Storm on Friday night. Gettys Images) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cappie Pondexter scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, Katie Smith moved into second place on the WNBA’s career scoring list and the New York Liberty [...]

WNBA Roundup: Moore, Augustus lead Lynx to 90-74 win over Sun


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The last WNBA team to take the court this season, the Minnesota Lynx provided a reminder of just how explosive they can be offensively. The Lynx showed just how difficult it is to stop Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus at the same time as they rolled to a 90-74 victory over the Connecticut [...]