Women's basketball

Las Vegas Aces' Kayla McBride, right, has the ball knocked away by Seattle Storm's Natasha Howard during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
August 25, 2020 - 2:01 pm
Las Vegas is a on roll, winning nine of its 10 games in August. Buoyed by a strong defense, the Aces moved to the top of the Associated Press WNBA power poll Tuesday, passing Seattle. The Storm had held the top spot in the poll all season long until two consecutive losses last week dropped them a...
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August 24, 2020 - 10:45 am
HERNE, Germany (AP) — It must be the bratwurst that keeps bringing the children of retired Utah Jazz great John Stockton to Germany. The basketball, too. Laura Stockton is the fourth child of the NBA legend to sign a professional contract to play in Germany. Her older siblings Michael, David and...
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Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, shoots against the defense of Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, center, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
August 22, 2020 - 6:17 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Phoenix center Brittney Griner left the WNBA bubble for personal reasons. the Mercury said Saturday. “Our team’s commitment remains on the 2020 regular season and playoffs,” the team statement said. “Our players and coaches will have no additional comment on the matter.”...
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Atlanta Dream guard Courtney Williams (10) drives into Seattle Storm guard Jordin Canada (21) and forward Breanna Stewart (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 18, 2020 - 1:22 pm
The WNBA has reached its midway point and its clear that the Seattle Storm are the team to beat. Seattle, led by Breanna Stewart, is outscoring its opponents by 13.1 points a game and jumping on them early by building nearly a seven-point lead after the first quarter. That number has been even...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, then-WNBA president Lisa Borders speaks before Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals in Seattle. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee received a positive progress report from the committee that analyzed the federation's problems and recommended dozens of changes a year ago. The Borders Report, spearheaded by former WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders and released last summer, included a detailed road map for the USOPC to make athletes the top priority after years of adhering to what was described as a “money for medals” philosophy. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 18, 2020 - 11:56 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee received a positive progress report from the committee that analyzed the federation's problems and recommended dozens of changes a year ago. The Borders Report, spearheaded by former WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders and released...
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FILE - In this July 27, 1996, file photo, USA's Rebecca Lobo (13) leads the team off the bench to cheer at the end of their 96-79 victory over Australia in women's Olympic basketball at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. From left are Lobo, Katy Steding (11), Venus Lacey (14), and Dawn Staley (5). (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 13, 2020 - 3:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dot Richardson still remembers those two kids, hanging over the railing after the U.S. team captured the first gold medal in Olympic softball, both wanting to get a touch of history. One a girl. The other a boy. “I tried to reach toward them,” Richardson said, her recollection still...
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Connecticut Sun's Brionna Jones, left, reaches back to tie up a rebound with Chicago Sky's Cheyenne Parker during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
August 10, 2020 - 3:46 pm
One month into the season and the WNBA bubble seems to be working. There have been no positive tests for coronavirus since the initial round of testing when the players arrived in Florida at IMG Academy. Seven players had tested positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to arriving in Bradenton...
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August 08, 2020 - 4:45 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 24 points and Kayla Thornton 17 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 85-75 on Saturday. Following Chennedy Carter's career-high 35 points against Seattle on Thursday night, the Wings, specifically Thornton, held her to 14 points on 5-of-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)
August 07, 2020 - 3:47 am
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the firing in a one-sentence statement while adding that he planned to address...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)
August 05, 2020 - 5:38 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused coach Marlene Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday. Players dreaded a heart monitoring system they said was misused in...
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