Cash, Smith, Braxton to Train With USA Basketball

WNBA All-Star’s Swin Cash and Katie Smith will be joined by Shock teammate Kara Braxton this week as the trio takes part in the first of three training sessions for the USA Basketball Women’s Senior National Team as it prepares for the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Mercury-Mystics Preview (AP)

The Phoenix Mercury look to keep the Washington Mystics winless on the season and record their third straight victory when the teams meet on Wednesday. Washington continued the worst start in franchise history Tuesday, falling to 0-8 with a 79-69 loss in New York. Including playoffs, the Mystics have dropped 11 in a row since […]

WNBA Capsules (AP)

Shameka Christon scored 16 points to lead the New York Liberty to a 79-69 victory over the winless Washington Mystics on Tuesday night. Cathrine Kraayeveld and Janel McCarville had 11 points each and Barbara Farris added 10 to help New York (6-2) snap a two-game losing streak. DeLisha Milton-Jones had 20 points and nine rebounds […]

Storm-Fever Preview (AP)

The Indiana Fever look to match their season-high winning streak at four and remain undefeated at home Wednesday when they take on a Seattle Storm club that hasn’t won in Indianapolis in almost three years. Indiana improved to 7-1 on the season and 5-0 at home with its third straight victory Sunday, 80-61 over New […]

Storm 81, Sky 69 (AP)

Lauren Jackson scored 19 points to lead the Seattle Storm to an 81-69 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. Seattle (4-3), which won for second time in five games, had five players scoring in double figures — including a season-high 17 from rookie Katie Gearlds. Sue Bird had 13 points and 11 assists, […]

Liberty 79, Mystics 69 (AP)

Shameka Christon scored 16 points to lead the New York Liberty to a 79-69 victory over the winless Washington Mystics on Tuesday night. Cathrine Kraayeveld and Janel McCarville had 11 points each and Barbara Farris added 10 to help New York (6-2) snap a two-game losing streak. DeLisha Milton-Jones had 20 points and nine rebounds […]

Sun-Lynx Preview (AP)

The Connecticut Sun are one of the highest-scoring teams in the WNBA, thanks greatly to an unlikely source. Asjha Jones, who has come off the bench for most of her six-year career, looks to continue her strong play as a starter when the Sun visit the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday. Jones entered this season with […]

Comets-Sparks Preview (AP)

The sudden and unexplained retirement of Chamique Holdsclaw is likely to deal a major blow to the WNBA title hopes of the Los Angeles Sparks. The team should start to get a good idea Wednesday of just how profound an effect her departure will have. The Sparks (3-2) take the court for the first time […]

Chamique Holdsclaw Retires

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks announced today that veteran forward Chamique Holdsclaw has elected to retire from the WNBA. A six-time All-Star, Holdsclaw, who turns 30 on Aug. 9, joined the Sparks in 2005. She led the team in points and free throws made and consistently ranked in the top three in the […]

Monarchs 82, Comets 67 (AP)

Kara Lawson scored 24 points to lead the Sacramento Monarchs to an 82-67 victory over the winless Houston Comets on Monday night. Lawson shot 8-for-10 from the field, including 5-for-6 on 3-pointers. Nicole Powell added 17 points and Rebekkah Brunson 14 for the Monarchs (6-3), who won for the fourth time in five games.