AP Exclusive: Stewart hopes to be ready to play in February
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Breanna Stewart is hoping to be ready by February to play with USA Basketball in the Olympic qualifying tournament.
That would be about 10 months after she ruptured her...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle's 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on...
SEATTLE (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 8 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night to snap a three-game skid.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 14 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 8.6 seconds left, and the defending champion Seattle Storm overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Natasha Howard had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Jordin Canada added 12 points and eight assists, and the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 82-66 on Friday night.
Sims and Fowles help Lynx beat Storm 72-61
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims had 15 points, Sylvia Fowles grabbed 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the defending champion Seattle Storm 72-61 on Wednesday night.
Howard, Loyd lift defending champ Storm past Mercury 77-68
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — After the rings were handed out, the banner unveiled, the Seattle Storm proved there can be optimism about what they can accomplish even without Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird...
Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season.
The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league...
WNBA’s new season ready to tip off
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and a few injuries to some of the sport's greatest players.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes had surgery Tuesday to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract.
Hughes will miss Seattle's two preseason games. The team provided no...
SEATTLE (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart has undergone surgery to repair her ruptured right Achilles tendon.
The Seattle Storm said Stewart had surgery Thursday morning in Los...
WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart tears Achilles tendon in right leg
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle.
WNBA crossroads: league looks to cut losses, hire president
NEW YORK (AP) — As 2018 closes, the WNBA is at a crossroads.
The play on the court has never been better, with Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird leading the Seattle Storm to a championship. Most of the playoff positions weren't decided until the final days of the season. Television ratings were up more than 30 percent and the Game 3 clincher of the WNBA Finals had its highest rating on ESPN2 since 2010.
USA’s Breanna Stewart shines at World Cup in Spain
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — For nearly a decade, Breanna Stewart has been making an impact with USA Basketball.
Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a big reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
US beats pesky Nigeria 71-40 in World Cup quarterfinals
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — With not much going right offensively, U.S. coach Dawn Staley turned to the Seattle Storm trio to help jumpstart the offense.
The move worked as Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird sparked a 14-3 run to close the first half and rally the U.S. to a 71-40 win over pesky Nigeria on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Women's Basketball World Cup.
No rest for WNBA champs Bird, Stewart and Loyd
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. The trio won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and then dashed off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women's World Cup.
Bird highlights US women’s world cup roster
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
Bird is on the American squad for a record fifth time and can get an unprecedented fourth gold medal.
She'll be joined on the U.S. roster by Seattle Storm teammates Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd. The trio helped the Storm win the WNBA championship last week sweeping the Washington Mystics.
Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third title
SEATTLE (AP) — Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.
The mood was electric Sunday as trolleys carried players and coaches on a route that began at the Space Needle and arrived at KeyArena just as the rain fell.
Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third title
SEATTLE (AP) — Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally Sunday afternoon.
The mood was electric as trolleys carried players and coaches on a route that began at the Space Needle and arrived at KeyArena just as the rain fell.
Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury.
"We thought, 'Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?'" Bird reminisced.
The answer came nearly four months later with a championship.
Stewart led the Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series.
US women’s hoops team announces 16 finalists for World Cup
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's national basketball team cut its roster down to 16 finalists for the FIBA Women's World Cup on Tuesday.
Washington's Elena Delle Donne and Seattle's Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart are all still competing in the WNBA Finals. Game 3 of the best-of-five series is Wednesday, and the Storm lead 2-0.
Delle Donne, Bird and Stewart were all part of the last world championship team that won gold in 2014 and were on the 2016 Olympic team.
USA Basketball waiting for WNBA playoffs to end
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Dawn Staley and USA Basketball are used to players showing up in the final days before the world championship.
It's an ongoing issue with the current world cup format since the tournament begins right after the WNBA season ends.
"It's familiar territory," she said. "I watched Geno (Auriemma) go through. You don't fret it. It is what it is. ... You just add the players in as they come. They understand this game. We won't put anything in they haven't seen before."
Stewart, Storm beat Mystics 75-73 for 2-0 series lead
SEATTLE (AP) — A lot of Breanna Stewart in the closing minutes and one big defensive stop in the final seconds has the Seattle Storm on the cusp of a third WNBA title.
Stewart scored nine of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, Sue Bird came up with a key defensive play in the final 10 seconds, and the Storm held off the Washington Mystics 75-73 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA Finals.
Jewell Loyd scores 23, Storm beat Mystics 89-76 in Game 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd was unselfish in the deciding game of the WNBA semifinals, giving up her spot on the floor and choosing not to mess with what was going right for the Seattle Storm at the time.
Her decision appeared to be rewarded in Game 1 of the Finals.
"It's amazing how many times when you're thinking right like she (is), and you're unselfish like she was in Game 5, how you are rewarded the next time," Seattle coach Dan Hughes said.
Storm, Mystics look to enjoy experience of WNBA Finals
SEATTLE (AP) — 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 age 24, don't take for granted that she's leading the Seattle Storm to the WNBA Finals and expect it to happen all the time.
Seattle’s Bird expected to wear protective mask for Game 5
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird is expected to play in Game 5 of the WNBA semifinals on Tuesday night against Phoenix wearing a protective mask after suffering a broken nose in Game 4.
Bird said tests Monday showed no additional damage, and she went through practice later in the day.
Griner, Mercury rally to beat Storm, force deciding Game 5
PHOENIX (AP) — Four times this postseason, the Phoenix Mercury have faced elimination.
They've won all four and now it's on to Seattle for another one.
Brittney Griner provided the deciding offense and necessary defense in the final seconds as the Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 86-84 on Sunday to force a deciding Game 5 in their WNBA semifinal series.
Stewart, Loyd lift Storm to 91-87 win over Mercury in Game 1
SEATTLE (AP) — On the day Breanna Stewart became the newly minted WNBA MVP, a key part of her supporting cast came through with a couple of big shots the Seattle Storm needed in the closing minutes.
Stewart scored 19 of her 28 points in the first half, Jewell Loyd added 23 — including Seattle's final seven points — and the Storm held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 91-87 on Sunday in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal series.
Seattle’s Breanna Stewart named WNBA MVP
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been announced as the WNBA MVP after a season where she finished second in scoring and led Seattle to the best record in the league.
Stewart is AP Player of the Year; Collen coach of year
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league.
Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year honors on Tuesday. The award was chosen by the 14-member media panel that votes for the weekly poll.
Top-seeded Storm beat Wings 84-68 in regular-season finale
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Crystal Langhorne had 15 points each to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 84-68 in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday.
Sue Bird sat out the game and Stewart played just 13 minutes in the game that had no effect on the Storm's No. 1 playoff seed.
Stewart has double-double, Storm secure top seed in playoffs
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 85-77 on Friday night to secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs.
Seattle (25-8) has won 15 of its last 18 games and has home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Storm’s magic number down to 1 with 81-72 win over Lynx
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 21 points, Breanna Stewart had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-72 on Sunday night.
Seattle maintained its two-game lead over second-place Atlanta and reduced its magic number for the top seed in the playoffs to one. Seattle and Atlanta each have two games remaining.
Stewart scored eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers, during an 11-0 run that gave the Storm (24-8) a 73-58 lead with 4:54 left.
Mystics beat Storm 100-77 for 5th straight victory
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points, LaToya Sanders had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the league-leading Seattle Storm 100-77 on Thursday for their fifth straight victory.
Washington never trailed and led by as many as 27 points.
Despite the loss, Seattle clinched one of the top two seeds in the playoffs when Atlanta beat Los Angeles later Thursday. The Storm have a bye to the semifinals.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Sue Bird became the WNBA leader in minutes played and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 94-79 on Tuesday night.
Breanna Stewart added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Seattle (23-7), which won back-to-back games in Indiana for the first time in franchise history. Bird scored 16 points with eight assists, passing Tina Thompson (1997-13) at 16,090 minutes.
Stewart, Howard help Storm beat Liberty 96-80
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm weren't concerned when the New York Liberty made a run to take a lead early in the fourth quarter.
They knew it was only a matter of time before they went on their own burst to put the game away.
The Storm scored 15 straight points to turn a two-point deficit into a 13-point lead and never looked back in a 96-80 victory over the Liberty on Monday at a camp day game at Madison Square Garden.
Stewart scores 20, Storm clinch playoff spot
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 20 points, Sue Bird had 14 points and 11 assists and the Seattle Storm clinched the first WNBA playoff berth this season with an 85-75 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.
Stewart drove the lane and finished in traffic to give Seattle a 79-69 lead and she had a left-handed layup on the next possession for a 12-point advantage.
Loyd’s 29 points lead Storm by Mercury 102-91
PHOENIX (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 102-91 on Tuesday night.
Loyd and Howard combined for 27 points in the first half as Seattle build a 53-44 lead. The Storm outscored Phoenix 28-16 in the third for an 81-60 advantage.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Sue Bird also had a double-double and the league-leading Seattle Storm eased past the last-place Indiana Fever 92-72 on Tuesday night.
Natasha Howard added 16 points and nine rebounds for Seattle (19-7). Jewell Loyd scored 13 points and Bird had 11 points and 11 assists.
ATLANTA (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream win their franchise-record seventh straight game with an 87-74 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
Seattle's Sue Bird, already the all-time WNBA assists leader, played her 500th career game, passing DeLisha Milton-Jones (499) for the WNBA record for games played.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 of her season-high 31 points in the second half and the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65 on Friday night.
Loyd, who reached 20-plus points for the second straight game, was 11 of 15 from the field — including four of Seattle's 11 3-pointers.
Stewart, Loyd lead Storm past Sky 101-83
CHICAGO (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd had 20 points, 10 boards and eight assists, and the league-leading Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 101-83 on Wednesday.
Seattle topped the 100-point mark for the fourth time this season, setting a franchise single-season record.
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had a season-high 35 points, including three 3-pointers, and 20 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 91-84 on Saturday night.
Natasha Howard scored 17 points and Jewell Loyd added 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Seattle (16-6).
Dallas (12-9) had its five-game win streak snapped.
Beard lifts Sparks to 77-75 OT win over Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Alana Beard scored five of her 11 points in overtime including a 3-pointer that put Los Angeles ahead for good in a 77-75 victory to end Seattle's five-game win streak Tuesday.
Candace Parker led the Sparks (13-8) with 21 points. She added 10 assists and was a rebound shy of a triple-double with nine boards.
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird scored 21 while setting the franchise scoring mark to help the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 97-91 on Sunday.
Bird became the Storm's all-time leading scorer with her 13th point of the game, passing Lauren Jackson (6,007) on a pull-up jumper with 7:33 left in the third quarter. Bird also moved ahead of Jackson to seventh on the all-time WNBA scoring list, behind Lisa Leslie (6,263).
Stewart scores 29 to help Storm beat Dream 95-86
ATLANTA (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 29 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 95-86 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Sue Bird added 18 points and 10 assists, Alysha Clark scored 14 points and Jewell Loyd had 11 for Seattle (14-5). Natasha Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Stewart, Loyd help Storm beat Liberty 77-62
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scored 21 points apiece to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 77-62 on Tuesday night.
Stewart made 9 of 12 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and had three steals. Natasha Howard added 13 points and Sue Bird had 11 assists for Seattle. The Storm (13-5) moved into a tie with Phoenix atop the WNBA standings.
Storm pull away to beat Sun 84-70
SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 13 points to lead six players in double figures and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 84-70 on Sunday.
The Storm (12-5) pulled away with a 21-2 run to lead 72-49 on Jordin Canada's driving layup with 7:03 left in the fourth quarter. The Sun (9-7) got no closer than the final score from there.
Stewart, Bird lead Storm to 81-72 win over Sparks
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 20 of her 27 points in the second half and Sue Bird had 10 points and 11 assists to help the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 81-72 on Thursday night.
Natasha Howard added 14 points, and Jewell Loyd had 13 for the Storm (11-5).
Moore leads Lynx to 5th straight, 91-79 over Storm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 32 points, Sylvia Fowles added 28 points and 17 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 91-79 for their fifth straight win Tuesday night.
The Lynx (8-6) took the lead for good with an 11-0 run early in the first quarter and kept it in double digits after a 15-3 run early in the third. The Storm (10-5) had an 11-3 run to cut the deficit to 87-77 but were unable to get within single digits in the final minutes.