IT'S been three months and a few days since Adam Silver pulled the plug on NBA games, the first domino in a long row of events to fall to the COVID-19 pandemic.Enough time for Silver and leaders of other ...
Jun 18, 2020
NEW YORK - WNBA teams will have to get their rosters down to 12 by May 26 so players can get paid starting June 1, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.The person spoke to The AP on condition ...
May 20, 2020
EVEN before she became the No. 1 pick overall in the 2020 WNBA Rookie Draft, Sabrina Ionescu was already built for greatness.And the Filipino fans had the luxury of witnessing that two years ago.Ionescu, then a gangly 20-year-old, ...
Apr 19, 2020
NEW YORK - Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, as expected.When she'll play for the New York Liberty is unclear.With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was a draft ...
Apr 18, 2020
Mike Conley is your inaugural NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge champion.The Utah Jazz guard bested Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls in the final round of the trick shot competition, which is one of the NBA's alternatives ...
Apr 17, 2020
On the heels of a successful NBA 2K Tournament, a H-O-R-S-E Challenge between NBA (some of them retired) and WNBA players went down Monday, Manila time.The rules are simple: if a player makes a shot, the other ...
Apr 13, 2020
THE Los Angeles Sparks say guard Sydney Wiese's positive test for COVID-19 came after she returned from Spain, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.Wiese wrote on Twitter that she was "feeling well - fortunate to only show ...
Mar 28, 2020
NEW YORK - USA Basketball will have a team of WNBA players available to qualify for 3-on-3 at the Olympics.Kelsey Plum, Allisha Gray, Katie Lou Samuelson and Stefanie Dolson headline the 11 players invited to a training camp this week ...
Feb 12, 2020
SHE had next.Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball's female version ...
Jan 28, 2020
NBA
WHEN Rick Welts bought his first home in California he eagerly invited his boss at the time, then-NBA Commissioner David Stern, over to show it off.So Stern visited. Predictably, he told Welts everything that was wrong with the place.Welts, ...
Jan 4, 2020
UNCASVILLE, Connecticut - Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones is raising money for her native Bahamas after the destruction from Hurricane Dorian.Jones has set up a page on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe , hoping to raise $50,000 for the archipelago. She donated $10, ...
Sep 5, 2019
NEW YORK - Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) for 10 games - nearly a third of the season - for a domestic violence incident.Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged ...
Jul 17, 2019
NBA
CLEVELAND Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro will visit Manila next week to help coach top youth players aged 13-14 at the 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska. National Training Camp participants will experience world-class coaching at ...
May 9, 2019
AT age 36, Alana Beard remains one of the top players in the WNBA, and it's not quite by accident.Describing herself as an 'old lady,' the Los Angeles Sparks defensive specialist said it takes a lot of ...
Oct 14, 2018
SEATTLE - Sue Bird leaned over toward Breanna Stewart and made sure the current MVP of the WNBA was paying attention to what the oldest player in the league was saying."This is advice," Bird said.The message to Stewart was clear: At ...
Sep 7, 2018
ANNE Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, died Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) of heart failure. She was 56. ...
Jun 14, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS - Elena Delle Donne had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Washington beat Indiana, 93-84, on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) for the Mystics' second victory over the Fever in five days.Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins each added 13 ...
May 25, 2018
NBA
SACRAMENTO Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein of the Sacramento Kings and basketball Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes will help coach the finalists of the 2018 Jr. NBA Philippines.The National Training Camp presented by Alaska featuring 75 boys and girls aged 10 ...
May 9, 2018
DIANA Taurasi admits that she's learning on the fly about being a parent.The WNBA great's wife Penny Taylor gave birth to Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor on March 1. The two parents will celebrate their one-year wedding ...
Apr 27, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - It didn't take long for the tears to start rolling down Sylvia Fowles' cheeks, as unstoppable as the Minnesota Lynx center is in the post.The WNBA MVP trophy sat just a few feet away, a coronation ...
Sep 15, 2017
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