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WNBA expands to 36-game schedule adds Commissioner’s Cup

NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA season is expanding to a 36-game schedule and adding the Commissioner’s Cup tournament the league announced Thursday.The league had a 34-game schedule since 2003. The season begins on May 15 and ends on...

Lynx hire former star Katie Smith as assistant coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx hired Katie Smith, the franchise's third-leading all-time scorer and Hall of Fame player, as the lead assistant Tuesday on coach Cheryl Reeve's staff.Smith was head coach of the New York Liberty the past...

WNBA, players reach tentative 8-year labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the...

Lynx hire Katie Smith to complete Cheryl Reeve’s aim for an all-female coaching staff

The Minnesota Lynx are bringing back one of their greatest players in program history by adding former New York Liberty head coach Katie Smith as an assistant coach, per multiple reports. The move is expected to be formally announced...

Walt Hopkins hired as New York Liberty coach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Walt Hopkins is the new coach of the New York Liberty.The team held a news conference Wednesday at Barclays Center - the Liberty's new home for this season - to introduce Hopkins.Hopkins had been an...

Walt Hopkins to be next New York Liberty coach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx assistant coach Walt Hopkins will be hired as the next head coach of the New York Liberty, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on...

Ionescu, Cox first two picks in AP WNBA mock draft

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first two rounds this spring. Obviously, a lot can change between now and draft day, as far...

WNBA, players’ union says new labor agreement is close

NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA and the players' union announced Thursday that they have agreed to extend their labor agreement for two weeks as they continue to negotiate a new one.The current collective bargaining agreement was reached in...

Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird detail fertility journey

Seattle Storm superstars Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird had some unexpected time off after their 2018 WNBA championship. So they froze their eggs while rehabbing injuries that kept them away from the game.The teammates, who are nearly 15 years apart, detailed...

2019 Fantasy Hockey Stock Report for Week 11

Special to Yahoo SportsThis week's article includes the Duke and the Tuch on rolls, a young blueliner hot in Hockeytown, the backup netminder on fire in Pittsburgh, a lesser-known pivotman producing for the Sabres and a cold Nino in...

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Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy close to finalizing coaching staff

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is close to finalizing his staff with a source saying Adam Henry is expected to become...