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  • Sky-Dream Preview

    The Atlanta Dream nearly pulled off a huge victory on an emotional night. The Chicago Sky were happy to get a win of any kind after their longest losing streak of the year. The home team has taken the last five matchups between these teams, including all three this season heading into Friday…

    The Associated Press
  • WNBA veteran Becky Hammon retiring after season

    Becky Hammon knew the timing was right. After a thrilling victory by the San Antonio Stars on Tuesday night, the veteran guard told her teammates that she was going to retire at the end of the season. The 37-year-old Hammon is a six-time All-Star who ranks seventh in WNBA history in total points…

    The Associated Press
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  • Charles scores 31 to lift Liberty over Sparks

    Tina Charles and the New York Liberty knew the Los Angeles Sparks would come out with extra energy for their new coach, Penny Toler. Charles had 31 points and 15 rebounds to lead New York to a 66-64 win against the Sparks on Wednesday night, spoiling the coaching debut of Toler. Cappie Pondexter…

    The Associated Press
  • Stars-Lynx Preview

    Maya Moore continues to enjoy the finest season of her career, helping the Minnesota Lynx flourish despite the absence of Seimone Augustus. Coming off a performance for the ages, she'll look to lead the Lynx to their eighth straight victory over the visiting San Antonio Stars on Friday night. Moore…

    The Associated Press
  • Dominant 4th quarter leads Mystics past Sun 89-75

    The Washington Mystics may have needed a reminder on how to find their own arena. They didn't need to remember how to defeat coach Mike Thibault's former team. All-Star Ivory Latta scored 23 points and Monique Currie had 17 as the Mystics beat the skidding Connecticut Sun 89-75 on Wednesday…

    The Associated Press
  • Liberty-Storm Preview

    Now that the New York Liberty's lengthy road skid is in the past, they can focus on remaining in playoff position in the Eastern Conference. The visiting Liberty look to record a fourth consecutive victory over the Seattle Storm, who will try to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat overall…

    The Associated Press
  • Wednesday Sports In Brief

    PLA D'ADET, France (AP) -- Poland's Rafal Majka led a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as Vincenzo Nibali took another step toward overall victory.

    The Associated Press
  • Moore has 48 points in the Lynx's 112-108 2OT win

    Maya Moore put on one of the best scoring displays in the history of the WNBA and it was barely enough to lift Minnesota. Moore scored 48 points, the second most ever in the league, to help the Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime. The 48 points are just short of the record 51…

    The Associated Press
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  • Mercury-Sparks Preview

    The Phoenix Mercury know better than to pat themselves on the back for a winning streak that ultimately won't mean anything without success in the postseason. Phoenix hits the road looking to extend its impressive run to 14 and beat the Los Angeles Sparks for the third time this season Thursday…

    The Associated Press
  • Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth

    Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving. Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday…

    The Associated Press