• Some players learn of Stars sale halfway around the world

    Like so many of her San Antonio teammates, Kelsey Plum was halfway around the world when she heard that the Stars were being sold and relocated. Stars general manager Ruth Riley emailed the players to say they were having a conference call. Riley didn't say where the team would be moving, but a

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  • AP source: Katie Smith next coach of the New York Liberty

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Smith will be the next coach of the New York Liberty, according to a person with knowledge of the hiring.

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  • AP source: Laimbeer to be Stars' coach, GM after relocation

    Bill Laimbeer will be the coach and general manager of the San Antonio Stars when the team is sold and relocated, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because there's no official announcement of the hiring

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  • AP source: WNBA's Stars negotiating sale to Las Vegas buyer

    The San Antonio Stars are in negotiations to be sold and relocated, and a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the buyer is based in Las Vegas. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team or the WNBA have disclosed information about the buyer. '

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  • WNBA saw postseason increases in attendance and viewers

    The WNBA says it saw increases in attendance, viewership and social media during its postseason. The league announced Monday that attendance in the playoffs was up 10 percent from last season and had its highest average, 9,596, since the 2010 season. The WNBA Finals, which saw Minnesota beat Los Angeles

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  • Parade, rally held for WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the fourth time in seven seasons, the Minnesota Lynx and their fans celebrated a WNBA championship with a parade.

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  • Minnesota Lynx beat Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in Game 5 for fourth WNBA title

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx beat Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in Game 5 for fourth WNBA title.

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  • Dan Hughes new coach of the Seattle Storm

    Dan Hughes missed coaching basketball. A year after he stepped away from the WNBA, he's back as the coach of the Seattle Storm, the team announced Wednesday. ''It was kind of meant to be,'' Hughes said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

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  • AP Sources: Seattle Storm hire Dan Hughes to be next coach

    Dan Hughes is coming back to the WNBA as coach of the Seattle Storm, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Hughes spent 11 years as the head coach and general manager for San Antonio, guiding the Stars to six postseason appearances before retiring after the 2016

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  • Sparks, Lynx clash in Game 5 with WNBA title on the line

    The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will end the 2017 season on Wednesday night in the same way and in the same city as they did in 2016, with one of them holding a trophy. After last year's high drama, when the Sparks came to Minneapolis and won the WNBA title on a last-second shot in Game

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  • Sparks, Lynx clash in Game 5 with WNBA title on the line

    The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will end the 2017 season on Wednesday night in the same way and in the same city as they did in 2016, with one of them holding a trophy. After last year's high drama, when the Sparks came to Minneapolis and won the WNBA title on a last-second shot in Game

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  • Air tight: Lynx and Sparks set for another Game 5

    Nneka Ogwumike has a bandage under her right eye to mask the stitches she took from an elbow in the paint. Sylvia Fowles' right eye is red and bloodshot from the battles being waged on the glass. The WNBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx has pushed both teams to

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  • Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

    Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx weren't about to let their season end in Los Angeles. The WNBA MVP helped the Lynx force a decisive fifth game in the WNBA Finals by scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as Minnesota beat Los Angeles 80-69 on Sunday night. It's the second consecutive

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  • Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

    Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. Maya Moore and the Lynx will try for their fourth championship in seven years on Wednesday night at home. The Sparks won Game 5 at Minnesota last season

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  • Sparks look to KO Lynx, win 2nd straight title

    The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the

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  • Sparks look to KO Lynx, win 2nd straight title

    The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the

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  • Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs

    Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike was sporting a clear bandage under her eye Saturday. It wasn't hiding the five stitches she received after Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles used her arm to attempt track down a rebound in the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Ogwumike was quick

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  • Sparks beat Lynx, move within win of consecutive WNBA titles

    Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike came up big to move the Los Angeles Sparks within one win of repeating as WNBA champions. Ogwumike had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Parker had 13 points and five steals to help the Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.

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  • Staley ready for USA women's hoops camp

    Dawn Staley is excited to lead her first USA Basketball camp as head coach of the national team. ''I'm ready to get things going,'' Staley said Friday night in a phone interview with The Associated Press. While there might not be much national team experience at the camp, Staley

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  • Lynx, Sparks knotted at 1-1 as series shifts to L.A

    In Game 1 on Sunday night in Williams Arena, the Sparks narrowly prevailed 85-84 after giving up a first quarter lead of 28-2. On Monday, the Lynx battled back for a tight 70-68 victory after earlier having a 20-point lead. "It'll be a test of wills," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.

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  • Lynx, Sparks knotted at 1-1 as series shifts to L.A

    In Game 1 on Sunday night in Williams Arena, the Sparks narrowly prevailed 85-84 after giving up a first quarter lead of 28-2. On Monday, the Lynx battled back for a tight 70-68 victory after earlier having a 20-point lead. "It'll be a test of wills," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.

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  • Sparks plan to continue protest for Game 3 of WNBA Finals

    The Los Angeles Sparks received a letter from a Minnesota fan who thanked them for taking a stand and going into the locker room for the national anthem before the first two games of the WNBA Finals. While there were a lot of boos before Game 2, the fan wanted to make sure the Sparks players knew there

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