WNBA basketball

FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan (15) blocks a shot by Notre Dame's Marina Mabrey (3) during the first half in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first round of the league's draft this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 21, 2018 - 2:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first round this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles. The WNBA players have opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement that runs through October 2021, allows the players' union to start negotiating the new one now. "We look forward to our upcoming discussions and negotiating a new agreement with the league," the players' union, led by Ogwumike, said in a statement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 01, 2018 - 8:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw is seen on the sidelines during the first half against Mississippi State in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. It’s been a busy few months for Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame Fighting Irish after they won the national championship in April on a last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale. There were award ceremonies, a trip to the ESPYs and Ogunbowale’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars”. Now with the season beginning in a little over a week, the Irish are focused on the new task at hand and not concerned with defending the title. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
October 30, 2018 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy few months for Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame Fighting Irish after they won the national championship in April on a last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale. There were award ceremonies, a trip to the ESPYs and Ogunbowale's appearance on "Dancing with the Stars." Now...
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National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participate in a news conference in New York, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the casino giant since the Supreme Court opened the way to expanded gambling last spring. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the casino giant since the Supreme Court opened the way for expanded gambling last spring. Las...
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Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha, center, is congratulated by defenseman Mike Green (25) and right wing Gustav Nyquist (14), of Sweden, after scoring a goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
October 28, 2018 - 9:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Mantha had a goal called back before scoring anyway and the Detroit Red Wings won at home for the first time this season with a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Mantha, who has struggled early in the season, had an apparent power-play goal disallowed in the first...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, United States' Meghan Duggan, from left, Hilary Knight, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Maddie Rooney pose with their gold medals in women's hockey at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Lamoureux-Morando and her husband, Anthony, are expecting a boy in mid-December. Jocelyne and her husband, Brent, are due seven weeks later. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am
Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant listens to a question from a reporter before the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 06, 2018 - 1:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court, visible through the tunnel. He was back where his NBA career began more than a decade ago. "When I woke up from my pregame nap I was nervous,"...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2008 file photo, Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant (35) tries to drive past Dallas Mavericks' Josh Howard during an NBA basketball game at KeyArena in Seattle. KeyArena is getting an appropriate send off Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, with an NBA game being played once again under its roof as the former home of the SuperSonics will see the Golden State Warriors meet the Sacramento Kings in a preseason game. Afterward, the building will be shuttered and remodeled. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 04, 2018 - 6:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — He was a kid at the time, all of 19 years old, about to conclude his first NBA season. He stood on the court in green and gold, waving his arms up and down, asking for more noise from the home crowd begging for another chance to see the home team play. That was more than 10 years ago...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, WNBA President Lisa Borders smiles as she speaks to reporters before a WNBA basketball game between the San Antonio Stars and the Dallas Wings in Arlington, Texas. TIME’S UP has named Borders as its first president and CEO. In a statement Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, the organization said Borders will lead the organization’s efforts to “ensure equal opportunity and protection for all working women.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
October 02, 2018 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president on Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. She will become the first president and CEO of Time's Up — an organization dedicated to safe, fair and dignified work for women. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will...
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United States players celebrate after winning the Women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
October 01, 2018 - 11:48 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi know that winning a World Cup keeps getting more difficult. With the rest of the world improving, the two iconic U.S. players are especially proud of what they accomplished with a third straight championship. "The World...
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