Women's basketball

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Twenty-First Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building in New York. The potential for another media megadeal are sending shares of Comcast, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney into motion before the opening bell. After a judge cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, many now expect Comcast to top Disney’s pending $52.4 billion stock offer for the entertainment assets of Twenty-First Century Fox, possibly as early as Wednesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 14, 2018 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content. X-Men and other movies from Fox's studios would help beef up Disney's upcoming streaming...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2005, file photo, Seattle Storm coach Anne Donovan, right, smiles as she is handed the game ball by team official Karen Bryant following the Storm's victory over the Minnesota Lyn in Seattle. The victory gave Donovan her 100th career WNBA victory as a coach, the first woman to reach that plateau. Donovan died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 14, 2018 - 2:22 am
To many in the world of women's basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8. She won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach in her storied career. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer died Wednesday of heart...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2006, file photo, Seattle Storm coach Anne Donovan, right, talks to Shaunzinski Gortman during the fourth quarter of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky in Chicago. The Storm won 74-61. Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 13, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. "While it is extremely difficult to express how...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, file photo, Chamique Holdsclaw speaks as her former assistant coach at Tennessee, Mickie DeMoss, listens during induction ceremonies at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. The hall and the WNBA are trying to think outside of the box to help generate more interest in the sport. Playing a regular season WNBA game in Knoxville, Tennessee as part of Hall of Fame weekend would certainly be a win-win situation for both entities. "It is an interesting concept and something worthy of discussion as we are continually looking for new and innovative ways to grow our fan base and build our brand," WNBA President Lisa Borders told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the WNBA are trying to think outside of the box to help generate more interest in the sport. Playing a regular season WNBA game in Knoxville, Tennessee, as part of Hall of Fame weekend would certainly be a win-win situation for both entities...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 1997, file photo, Connecticut Associate head coach Chris Dailey is hoisted in the air by the players after they defeated Notre Dame, 86-77, to win the Big East women's basketball championship, in Storrs, Conn. Dailey had to temporarily take over head coaching duties while head coach Geno Auriemma attended his fathers funeral. Connecticut assistant coach Chris Dailey and former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss are breaking new ground this weekend when they get inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. This marks the first time in the organization's 20-year history that it has inducted anyone based on accomplishments as an assistant coach. (AP Photo/John Dunn, File)
June 07, 2018 - 4:58 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut's Chris Dailey and former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss are entering uncharted territory with their historic inductions Saturday into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. They'll become the first people inducted into the hall primarily for their...
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Members of the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx wash the feet of students and put on new Nike Jordan shoes at Payne Elementary School in Washington, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Payne Elementary has the highest homeless student population in the district. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 07, 2018 - 3:18 am
Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and their Minnesota Lynx teammates have been to the White House a few times in their storied careers after winning WNBA championships. This year, after no invite came to celebrate their 2017 title at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the team decided to spend an off day in...
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June 06, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bill expected to get final approval on Thursday in New Jersey could help keep four Atlantic City casinos in the sports betting game. It would benefit the Borgata and three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment. The bill would ban casinos or executives who own...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2018 - 9:12 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to...
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June 05, 2018 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is changing its All-Star Game format this season. In a similar format to the one the NBA used this past season, two captains will draft the All-Star teams from the pool of players voted to participate in the game. The captains will be the players with the highest vote...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi reacts to a call in their favor against the Seattle Storm in the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Seattle. Taurasi is looking refreshed this season. She used her time away from playing basketball this winter to rest, recover and “tune-up her body. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 05, 2018 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Diana Taurasi looks refreshed this season. After cutting her overseas season short last winter because of an injury, Taurasi She used time to rest, recover and "tune up her body." "When you pile up those years of no mental rest, no physical rest it catches up to you," Taurasi told...
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