Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Canada’s Bridget Carleton re-signs with WNBA’s Lynx following break-out year

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Known for her shooting and basketball IQ, Bridget Carleton excelled on both fronts in her breakout season with the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA bubble.

Florida’s Keyontae Johnson hospitalized after collapsing on basketball court

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

Florida standout forward Keyontae Johnson collapsed coming out of a timeout against rival Florida State on Saturday and was taken to a Tallahassee hospital, where the team said he was in critical but stable condition. Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 in the summer.

Rejigged NBA schedule likely to alter makeup of Canada’s men’s team

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Canada had expected to field its best men's basketball team in history this past summer. But the global pandemic wiped out the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, pushing them back a year to this summer, and left huge question marks about exactly who will be able to compete.

Last-place New York Liberty win WNBA draft lottery for 2nd straight year

Friday, December 4th, 2020

The New York Liberty have the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft for the second consecutive year, winning the lottery Friday.

Canada’s Bridget Carleton using breakout WNBA season as stepping stone to Olympics

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Known for her shooting and basketball IQ, Bridget Carleton excelled on both fronts in her breakout season with the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA bubble.

Stewart named Finals MVP as Storm sweep Aces to clinch 2nd WNBA title in 3 seasons

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Breanna Stewart scored 26 points, and the Seattle Storm won their second WNBA championship in three season, sweeping the Las Vegas Aces with a 92-59 rout Tuesday night.

Stewart, Bird heroics lead Storm to early series lead over Aces in WNBA Finals

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Breanna Stewart scored 37 points, including 11 to start the fourth quarter, to help the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-80 in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.

Aces outlast Sun in defensive battle to advance to WNBA Finals

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

A'ja Wilson had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry added 20 points and the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces held off the No. 7 seed Connecticut Sun 66-63 on Tuesday night to advance to the franchise's second WNBA Finals.

Underdog Sun push top-seeded Aces to brink with comeback victory

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Alyssa Thomas, knocked out of Game 2 two days ago by a dislocated shoulder, made a surprise start and led the Connecticut Sun to a 77-68 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series.

Top-seeded Aces rebound from Game 1 loss to claim victory against Sun

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

A'ja Wilson had 29 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces past the Connecticut Sun 83-75 on Tuesday night to even the best-of-five playoff series at 1-1.