WNBA basketball

September 28, 2018 - 5:04 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup quarterfinals (all times local): 10 p.m. Spain scored the first 19 points of the fourth quarter to beat Canada 68-53 on Friday night in the final game of the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Breanna Stewart shoots during a practice for the U.S. national women's basketball team in Seattle. Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a huge reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 28, 2018 - 3:17 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — For nearly a decade, Breanna Stewart has been making an impact with USA Basketball. Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a big reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. She scored 19 points in the...
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September 28, 2018 - 2:39 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — With not much going right offensively, U.S. coach Dawn Staley turned to the Seattle Storm trio to help jumpstart the offense. The move worked as Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird sparked a 14-3 run to close the first half and rally the U.S. to a 71-...
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September 28, 2018 - 5:02 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — It is quarterfinal Friday at the Women's Basketball World Cup. The United States and Nigeria will get the day started with the Americans looking to win their 20th consecutive game in the competition. Nigeria, which had gone winless in its only previous World...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2012, file photo, U.S women's Olympic basketball players Diana Taurasi (12) and Sue Bird (6) watch during practice in Washington. For nearly a decade the duo was playing over 100 games a year around the world and barely getting any time off to rest and recover. Besides making the lifestyle changes, the USA Basketball mainstays are now just playing in the WNBA, not putting the additional wear-and-tear on their bodies. Both players credit the changes off the court for the success on the court. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 27, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Veterans Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi each had one of their best WNBA seasons. Both players credit changing the way they take care of their bodies off the court for their successes on it. Eating healthier, getting more rest and doing more stretching has helped...
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September 26, 2018 - 4:51 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's World Cup quarterfinal qualifier (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Spain ended Senegal's incredible run at the Women's Basketball World Cup with a 63-48 victory in the quarterfinal qualifier on Wednesday night. In front of a packed arena,...
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September 26, 2018 - 5:58 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Win or go home, that's what at stake on Wednesday in the quarterfinal qualifier round. Four games are on the schedule, with Japan against China starting the competition. Nigeria will then play Greece, France faces Turkey and Spain meets Senegal. The two Asian...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Indiana Fever's Jazmon Gwathmey (1) goes to the basket against San Antonio Stars' Kelsey Plum (10) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis. The crowds for the opening two days of play at the FIBA Women's World Cup have been strong, with games taking place over the weekend. With the final day of the preliminary round on Tuesday, Sept. 25, the local organizing committee brought in school kids to fill the stands for the early 11 a.m. tip. Both sides had loud support. "It was a great atmosphere, even better than WNBA kids games because they were cheering for both sides," said Gwathmey, who scored 23 points for Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 26, 2018 - 3:40 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The preliminary round of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup had its share of upsets, comebacks and surprises. Two African nations qualified for the knockout round, with Nigeria and Senegal both advancing. It's the first time that any team from that continent...
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September 25, 2018 - 4:12 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Day 3 of the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 9 p.m. Promise Amukamara scored 16 points to help Nigeria beat Argentina 75-70 and secure a spot in the quarterfinal qualifier of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Nigeria (2-1), which...
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September 25, 2018 - 5:05 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Canada and France will cap the third day of preliminary round play at the FIBA Women's World Cup on Tuesday. The winner of that game will secure first place in Group A and potentially avoid playing the U.S. until the gold medal...
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