Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury

Courtney Vandersloot and her Chicago Sky teammates would prefer to take the lead early on. Instead, they have been rallying from big deficits in the WNBA playoffs.

The season-long rivalry between the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury comes down to one final game.

After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive.

The Indiana Fever had to have thoughts of the Chicago's historic comeback win four days ago in Atlanta.

Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.

The Phoenix Mercury did something in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals that no other WNBA team has been able to do all season long.

Chicago, meanwhile, is making its first trip to the conference finals, but the Sky were considered a championship contender at the outset of the 2014 campaign after winning the East regular season in 2013. Injuries and illnesses, though, nearly wrecked the talented squad.

A key third quarter stretch and tough defense on the league MVP has the Phoenix Mercury a win away from the WNBA Finals.

Indiana coach Lin Dunn's impending retirement isn't adding extra motivation for the Fever to win the Eastern Conference finals.

The Mercury and Lynx were the only teams to reach 20 wins during the regular season and both swept their respective conference semifinal matchups, as Phoenix dispatched Los Angeles and Minnesota eliminated San Antonio.

A look at the two conference finals series in the WNBA playoffs, which start Friday:

The WNBA playoffs are down to the final four teams with Phoenix, Minnesota, Indiana and Chicago still standing.

The Minnesota Lynx will face the Phoenix Mercury in what could be considered a dream matchup in the WNBA's Western Conference finals.

Tulsa Shock guard Odyssey Sims has been named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team and she finished second in voting for the league's Rookie of the Year.

Connecticut's Chiney Ogwumike was selected as the WNBA's Rookie of the Year on Thursday.

Chiney Ogwumike always enjoyed following her sister's path. Now the Connecticut Sun player joins her as a winner of the WNBA rookie of the year award.

Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins is the WNBA's Most Improved Player of the Year.

Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins was named the WNBA's Most Improved Player for the 2014 season, the league announced Wednesday.

The newest Minnesota Timberwolves are pitching in to help the Lynx push toward another championship.

Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren't ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in WNBA playoff history.

Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series.

Brittney Griner bounced back from a poor performance and helped show why the Phoenix Mercury are such a dominant team.

Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs.

Sky guard Allie Quigley earned WNBA sixth woman of the year honors Sunday.

Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio's Becky Hammon.

Lindsay Whalen took a stand after getting pushed around early by the San Antonio Stars, giving the Minnesota Lynx the boost they needed to come back.

Tamika Catchings again did just about everything for the Indiana Fever, except for praising herself following a record-breaking night against the Washington Mystics.

Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-72 on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.

Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-72 on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.

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