UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 18 points, Alyssa Thomas had 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-77 on Thursday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike doesn't know what kind of reception she'll get from the Connecticut Sun fans when her new team, the Los Angeles Sparks, visits Uncasville on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting and her sister Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 77-70...
Ogwumike traded by Sun, reunited with sister in LA
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ogwumike sisters are back together.
The Connecticut Sun traded Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles for the Sparks' 2020 first-round pick on Saturday. The move reunites...
Rice’s Erica Ogwumike eager to begin her NCAA experience
After watching two of her older sisters play in multiple Final Fours, Rice's Erica Ogwumike is eager to begin her own NCAA Tournament experience.
Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night.
Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and Los Angeles' loss at Washington. The Sun moved one-game ahead of fifth-place Los Angeles, with the teams meeting on Sunday in the regular-season finale. Connecticut holds the tiebreaker.
Jones scores 27, Sun hand Wings 9th straight loss
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-76 on Tuesday night to spoil the head-coaching debut of Taj McWilliams-Franklin.
McWilliams-Franklin was named interim coach on Sunday after Fred Williams was fired.
Connecticut (19-13) has won seven of eight, and it is fourth in the playoff standings.
Sun dominate glass, beat Sky 82-75
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 22 points, Jonquel Jones added 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 82-75 on Sunday.
Chiney Ogwumike had 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for the Sun (18-13). Connecticut had 21 offensive rebounds and a 51-33 edge on the glass overall.
Thomas scores 30 as Sun cruise past Aces, 109-88
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored a career-high 30 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Connecticut Sun cruise to a 109-88 win over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday.
The game was the first for the Aces after they decided not to play in Washington on Friday night because of travel woes that took the team nearly 26 hours to get to D.C. That game was canceled and the teams are still waiting for the league to decide what to do with the game.
Jones hits late 3s, Sun beat Liberty 92-77
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 21 points while Courtney Williams added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 92-77 on Wednesday night.
Layshia Clarendon beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter with a runner in the lane to extend Connecticut's lead to 64-58. The Sun opened up a double-digit lead early in the fourth and Jones made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for an 85-68 advantage.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored a season-high 24 points and tied a WNBA record with eight 3-pointers to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 92-75 on Sunday.
Stricklen finished 8 of 11 from 3-point range and matched the mark set by Diana Taurasi, who has made eight 3-pointers three times, and Riquna Williams, who has done it once.
Courtney Williams and Jonquel Jones added 15 points each for the Sun (13-12).
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.
Williams powers Sun past Mercury 91-87
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams had 25 points, including Connecticut's final six, and tied her career high with 10 rebounds to help the Sun hold on for a 91-87 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.
Chiney Ogwumike fouled out with 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Alyssa Thomas added 11 points, a career-best 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for Connecticut (11-10). The Sun snapped a three-game skid.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Shavonte Zellous banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the New York Liberty past the Connecticut Sun 79-76 on Wednesday.
Tina Charles led New York with 19 points and 11 rebounds, Epiphanny Prince scored 15 and Zellous finished with 14.
Mercury alone in 1st with 84-77 win over Sun
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi had 25 points, Brittney Griner scored 23 and the Phoenix Mercury took sole possession of first place in the WNBA with an 84-77 win over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night.
DeWanna Bonner made a pair of key baskets down the stretch that helped the Mercury (14-5) hold off the Sun. She finished with 12 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike and Jonquel Jones each scored 21 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 101-89 on Wednesday night.
Ogwumike also had nine rebounds, and Jones made a career-high five 3-pointers.
Howard scores career-high 25, Storm beat Sun 103-92
SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard scored a career-high 25 points, Breanna Stewart had 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals, and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 103-92 on Friday night.
Seattle had two four-point possessions in the fourth quarter, the last for a 93-84 lead. The Storm had only one field goal in the final five minutes but made enough free throws.
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 36 points, Kristi Toliver added 25 and the Washington Mystics blew a 30-point lead before rallying past the Connecticut Sun, 95-91 on Wednesday night.
Washington led 31-15 at the end of the first quarter and extended it to 57-27 late in the second on Toliver's 3-pointer.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams had 22 points, Jasmine Thomas added 18 and the Connecticut Sun beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 89-75 on Saturday.
The Sun (7-1), who won their first five games of the season and are off to their best start in more than a decade, led by double digits early in the fourth quarter before Minnesota (3-6) cut the margin to 74-67 with 6½ minutes to go. Connecticut scored nine straight points to pull away for good.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored a season-high 25 points, hitting four 3-pointers, to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 88-64 on Sunday and remain the lone undefeated team in the WNBA.
Connecticut (5-0) is off to its best start in franchise history. Alex Bentley added 15 points, Chiney Ogwumike had 11 points and nine rebounds and three blocks for the Sun.
Sun stay unbeaten with 110-72 win over Sky
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonquel Jones and Alex Bentley scored 20 points apiece to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 110-72 on Friday night.
Chiney Ogwumike added 17 points, Courtney Williams scored 15 and Alyssa Thomas had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Sun (4-0). Connecticut is off to its best start in franchise history.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Courtney Williams added 11 points, seven rebounds and career-high tying six assists in the Connecticut Sun's 86-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.
Rachel Banham scored a career-high 14 points, Jasmine Thomas added 11, and Chiney Ogwumike had 10 points with eight rebounds for Connecticut (3-0). The Sun are off to their best start in 10 seasons.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points in her first WNBA victory against sister Nneka, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-94 on Thursday night.
Chiney Ogwumike, who missed all of last season with an injury, topped Nneka for the first time in six professional meetings. Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike remembers her father always telling her and her sisters that every disappointment is a blessing.
The Connecticut Sun star followed that advice, turning two season-ending injuries into what could be a television career.
ESPN on Tuesday announced she will be a full-time basketball analyst. At 26, she is one of the youngest analysts at the network and one of few women in that role.
Connecticut Sun extend contract of coach-of-the-year Miller
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — WNBA coach of the year Curt Miller has received a contract extension from the Connecticut Sun.
Miller, who also serves as the team's general manager, was heading into the last year of a three-year deal.
The team announced the new deal Tuesday but did not disclose financial terms. The contract is designed to keep Miller in Connecticut through the 2021 season.
Curt Miller wins coach and executive of year
Connecticut's Curt Miller is the WNBA's Coach of the Year and the Sun's Jonquel Jones earned the league's most improved player award on Sunday, the league announced.
Miller led the Sun to a fourth-place finish in the standings after the team lost Chiney Ogwumike to an injury before the season. Connecticut lost five of its first six games before winning 17 of the next 21. He received 36 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the WNBA's collective bargaining agreement runs out in a few years, an injury list or roster expansion will be one of the issues that the union discusses with the league.
The Connecticut Sun signed Chiney Ogwumike to a multiyear extension Saturday while she is recovering from Achilles tendon surgery.
The WNBA does not have an injured reserve list, leaving a team with limited options in dealing with players who will miss the year because of injuries. The Sun, in strictly a procedural move, suspended Ogwumike to free a roster spot. The team opens training camp Sunday and can have only 15 active players.
Sun’s Chiney Ogwumike has Achilles tendon injury
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has had Achilles tendon surgery after hurting her left leg playing in China last month.
The operation was Wednesday. The timetable for recovery from such a procedure is typically six to nine months.
Ogwumike missed all of the 2015 season while recovering from surgery on her right knee. She bounced back last season to win AP Comeback Player of the Year honors.
Hot-shooting Sun scorches Wings, 107-74
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Camille Little and Courtney Williams scored 15 points apiece to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 107-74 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night.
Jasmine Thomas and Alex Bentley added 14 each. The Sun (13-20) had seven players in double figures for the second time in team history and flirted with a team shooting record in their last home game of the season.
Connecticut beats Stars with 4 starters in double figures
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alex Bentley scored 21 points, Jasmine Thomas had 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals, and the Connecticut Sun beat the San Antonio Stars 89-62 on Tuesday night.
Bentley made back-to back 3-pointers to start the game as the Sun scored 22 of the first 27 points. Thomas and Bentley each had eight points during the spurt and Connecticut cruised from there.
Stars (6-19) at Connecticut Sun (9-17)
When, where: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Radio: KTKR-AM 760
Stars: PG Moriah Jefferson (5-6, 1st year), SG Jazmon Gwathmey (6-2, 1st), SF Monique Currie (6-0, 11th), PF Dearica Hamby (6-3, 2nd), C Jayne Appel Marinelli (6-4, 7th)