Women's basketball

FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, California head coach Lindsay Gottlieb instructs her team in the first half of a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Waco, Texas. The Cavaliers have hired former California coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant on John Beilein’s staff. Gottlieb joins Beilein’s staff after serving eight years as the University of California, Berkeley women's basketball head coach, where she led the Golden Bears to a combined 179-89 (.668) record (86-58, .597 in Pac-12) since taking over the helm in 2011-12. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
June 18, 2019 - 3:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, with assistant coach Brandi Poole behind, argues a call with the officials during play against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. Led by Jonquel Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to put a little distance between themselves and the rest of the league. Connecticut has benefited from having an entirely healthy...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Megan Gustafson reacts as she leaves the court during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game against North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Former Iowa star Gustafson was drafted by the WNBA Dallas Wings before getting cut just before final rosters were announced. The AP Player of the Year will be competing with an Iowa alumni team in The Basketball Tournament. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:25 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When I say that I have probably spent more time in the past couple of months flying in an airplane than on ground, I'm not kidding. When I also say that my life lately could be classified as a crazy roller coaster, I am telling you the truth. I have gone from the highest of...
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Four-time WNBA All-Star Ticha Penicheiro speaks to a reporter during media availability for the 2019 inductees of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame at the hall, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Friday, June 7, 2019. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 7:10 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ticha Penicheiro has discovered a different way to hand out assists now that her playing career is over. Rather than setting up teammates for easy baskets, Penicheiro is guiding the next generation of players in her new career as an agent. The former Old Dominion and...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks' head coach Derek Fisher claps for his team during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, in Los Angeles. Fisher admitted he learned a lot from his failed stint as coach of the New York Knicks. He’s taking those lessons over to his new role as the head of the Los Angeles Sparks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 05, 2019 - 3:07 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Fisher admitted he learned a lot from his failed stint as coach of the New York Knicks. He's taking those lessons over to his new role as the head of the Los Angeles Sparks. So far, it has paid off. The rookie WNBA coach has guided the Sparks to wins in two of the...
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In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, photo, NBC hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick poses for a photo while preparing to call Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. At 72, still calling games on the NHL’s biggest stage, Emrick is in his prime and showing no signs of slowing down and stepping away from broadcasting the fastest game on ice. “I really wanted to do it from the time I saw my first game, but a lot of people really want to do something and they don't get to,” Emrick said. “When you have a job like that, you're never working the rest of your life. So it's been 46 years. I don't know when it'll end. God only knows.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 04, 2019 - 11:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues' morning skates are over and a handful of broadcasters have taken the ice to re-enact a play from this bruising Stanley Cup Final. In the otherwise empty stands is a singular figure having a good chuckle at the retired players doing their best to...
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May 25, 2019 - 12:06 pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before,"...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018 file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart in action against the Phoenix Mercury in a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision says that Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Thursday night, May 23, 2019, because no official announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 24, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The...
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Seattle Storm's Sue Bird tosses a basketball as she waits to be photographed at the basketball team's media day Monday, May 13, 2019, in Seattle. The Storm is the defending WNBA champion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 23, 2019 - 2:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games' greatest players. The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year. The defending...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Dallas Wings' Liz Cambage, left, drives against Connecticut Sun's Brionna Jones during a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Wings have traded Liz Cambage to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, May 16, 2019, because the deal hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 16, 2019 - 12:59 pm
The Liz Cambage trade saga is finally over. The 6-foot-8 Australian was traded from Dallas to Las Vegas on Thursday for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020. "The journey it took to get here will make a great story one day," said Bill Laimbeer, president and...
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