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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh's Yacine Diop (12) , left, maintains control of a rebound as Florida State's Nicole Ekhomu (12) reaches for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pittsburgh. It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament. Both teams have benefited from having players that went to U.S. colleges on them. Senegal guard Diop is a graduate transfer at Louisville this season. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
September 24, 2018 - 2:29 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament. "It's a...
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September 23, 2018 - 3:28 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help...
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September 23, 2018 - 12:04 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mame Marie Sy-Diop scored with 12 seconds left to lift Senegal to a 70-69 win over Latvia on Sunday, giving the country its first World Cup victory in 12 years. Senegal now has a...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:17 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:11 am
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant...
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In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Team Delle Donne's A'ja Wilson, left, shoots the ball against the Team Candace Parker's Chiney Ogwumike, right, during the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
September 22, 2018 - 3:48 am
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again. It's been a fun few weeks since the WNBA season ended training with USA Basketball and my coach Dawn Staley. I'm glad I can be along on this...
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In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Team Delle Donne's A'ja Wilson, left, shoots the ball against the Team Candace Parker's Chiney Ogwumike, right, during the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
September 22, 2018 - 3:41 am
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again. It's been a fun few weeks since the WNBA season ended training with USA Basketball and my coach Dawn Staley. I'm glad I can be along on this...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2016, file photo, Spain forward Alba Torrens is greeted at the bench during the second half of a women's basketball game against Canada at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Arguably the best player in Europe, Torrens has been part of the Spanish national team since 2008. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 21, 2018 - 2:21 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster is full of WNBA All-Stars and clearly the 12-member team led by Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be fun to watch. Here are a few other players that may not get the same headlines as the Americans. Some have played in the WNBA...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, from left, Seattle Storm's Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart celebrate during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Washington Mystics in Fairfax, Va. It’s been a whirlwind week for the trio. Win a WNBA championship with the Storm and then dash off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women’s World Cup. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. The trio won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and then dashed off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women's World Cup. "It's been busy, now we are turning the page," said Stewart, the...
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Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart, back, celebrates and hugs guard Sue Bird (10) after Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Washington Mystics, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Fairfax, Va. The Storm won 98-82. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 13, 2018 - 12:04 am
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury. "We thought, 'Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?'" Bird reminisced. The answer came nearly four months later with a championship...
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