Women's basketball

June 02, 2017 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles scored a career-high 36 points and Shavonte Zellous added 27 to help the New York Liberty beat the Dallas Wings 93-89 on Friday night. New York (3-3) was missing Epiphanny Prince and Kia Vaughn, who are both playing in the EuroBasket tournament this month. Zellous...
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June 01, 2017 - 5:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State says a lawsuit filed by a former star player against women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly has been settled for $60,000. Nikki Moody had sued Fennelly, the university and the state of Iowa for racial discrimination and retaliation, saying she was repeatedly...
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FILE - In this June 2, 1987, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Earvin "Magic" Johnson scrambles for the ball on the floor of The Forum during the NBA finals, in, Inglewood, Calif. Johnson is surrounded by unidentified Boston Celtics players. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is at left. It’s the rivalry against which all others are measured, the one essentially responsible for the modern NBA evolving from a fringe sport that put its championship series on tape delay to a global sensation built around the most recognizable athletes in American sports. (AP Photo/Mark Avery, File)
June 01, 2017 - 1:58 pm
By the time the Los Angeles Lakers met the Boston Celtics for the third time in the NBA Finals in the 1980s, defensive stopper Michael Cooper had enough with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and the rest of the Celtics. "It's respectful to acknowledge the person that you're playing, but I'm not taking you...
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June 01, 2017 - 2:20 am
By the time the Los Angeles Lakers met the Boston Celtics for the third time in the NBA Finals in the 1980s, defensive stopper Michael Cooper had enough with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and the rest of the Celtics. "It's respectful to acknowledge the person that you're playing, but I'm not taking you...
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May 31, 2017 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne broke a tie with a three-point play with 44 seconds left and the Washington Mystics rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun 78-76 on Wednesday. Tayler Hill had 18 points and eight assists for the Mystics (4-2), and Delle Donne finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and...
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May 31, 2017 - 2:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 16 points and the Atlanta Dream came back from a three-point halftime deficit to beat the San Antonio Stars 77-70 on Wednesday. Atlanta has won two straight and four of five to open the season. Four players finished in double figures for the Dream (4-1). Bria...
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May 31, 2017 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 18 points, Elena Delle Donne scored a game-winning 3-point play with 44 seconds left, and the Washington Mystics rallied from a nine point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 78-76 on Wednesday. The win is Washington's third straight after a 1-2...
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May 30, 2017 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 points and Candace Parker added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 90-75 on Tuesday night. The Sparks (3-2) led 66-64 after three quarters and scored the first 11 points of the fourth period to take command. The loss ruined a strong...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2017, file photo, Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins (4) shoots as Minnesota Lynx forward Plenette Pierson (22) and guard Jia Perkins (7) defends in the third quarter of a WNBA basketball game in Arlington, Texas. Minnesota finished May unbeaten again, moving up to the spot in The Associated Press WNBA power poll. Next up is a game against No. 2 Seattle on Saturday. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There hasn't been a back-to-back champion in the WNBA since Los Angeles won consecutive titles in 2001-02. The Sparks are trying to accomplish that feat again, but have struggled recently, dropping their last two games. They didn't lose their second game last season until July 17 —...
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May 30, 2017 - 3:30 am
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Michigan's Minor, Virginia's Kwiatkowski win at NCAA tennis ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michigan's Brienne Minor and Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski have won singles titles at the NCAA tennis championships. Minor defeated Belinda Woolcock from Florida 6-3, 6-3 Monday to become the first...
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