Women's college basketball

File-In this March 31, 2017, file photo, official Rachelle Jones, left, talks with another official during a practice session for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Dallas. The veteran women’s basketball official died June 18, 2018, in a hospital after battling cancer off and on for the past seven years. The 51-year-old Jones had been one of the top referees for the past few years and was rewarded with her first Final Four in 2017. Jones served as an alternate official in Dallas and handled off-court duties, such as assisting with instant replay reviews. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 24, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran women's college basketball official Rachelle Jones has died after a seven-year fight with cancer. Jones died June 18 in a hospital in the New York area. The 51-year-old had been one of the top referees for the past few years and was rewarded with her first Final Four in 2017...
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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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June 04, 2018 - 9:25 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended center Caylinne Martin after the 6-foot-3 junior and her twin sister, Corinne, were charged with felony injury to the elderly relating to a Christmas Eve altercation in Houston. The (Bryan-College Station) Eagle reports they were arrested...
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In an Aug. 30, 2017, photo, California women's basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb holds her then-6-month-old son, Jordan, during NCAA college basketball practice on the campus. Southwest Airlines has apologized to Gottlieb, after she claimed an airline employee stopped her from boarding because the worker didn't believe her 1-year-old biracial son was hers. Gottlieb tweeted that a desk agent wouldn't let her on a Sunday, May 27, 2018 flight from Denver to Oakland because her son had a different last name. However, the Cal coach said she believed it was "because he has a different skin color." Southwest said Tuesday it reached out to Gottlieb. Gottlieb says she appreciates the apology. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 29, 2018 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southwest Airlines apologized Tuesday to the Cal women's basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb after she claimed an airline employee stopped her from boarding because the worker didn't believe her 1-year-old biracial son was hers. A desk agent questioned Gottlieb ahead of a flight...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz is seen on the sidelines during the second half against Mississippi State in the semifinals of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, in Columbus, Ohio. Walz has received a one-game NCAA Tournament suspension for comments he made toward NCAA committee members and staff at the scorer's table during the Final Four. The NCAA issued a public reprimand to Walz on FridayMay 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 25, 2018 - 11:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz received a one-game NCAA Tournament suspension for comments he made toward NCAA committee members and staff at the scorer's table during the Final Four. The NCAA issued a public reprimand to Walz on Friday. "In the national semifinal game, I used some...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2008, file photo, Phoenix Suns' Shaquille O'Neal, center, holds up his new basketball jersey as he is flanked by Suns general manager Steve Kerr, left, and coach Mike D'Antoni at a news conference in Phoenix. Kerr praises D'Antoni for influencing the way NBA teams now play offense: the pace, the importance of precise ball movement, going small without a traditional center and shooting at will from way back. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)http://epix.ap.org/#
May 12, 2018 - 4:32 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni from afar for how he empowers all his players to be scorers. No matter who you are, just let it fly — and for the Rockets that means regularly from 3-point range. And in transition whenever possible. Golden...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo South Carolina's A'ja Wilson (22) smiles during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Albany, N.Y. Wilson is getting a statue at South Carolina. She helped South Carolina win the 2017 NCAA title and left as the school's all-time scoring leader. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 12, 2018 - 3:40 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Basketball star A'ja Wilson is getting a statue at South Carolina. University President Harris Pastides closed graduation ceremonies Saturday by announcing the school plans to build a statue of the national player of the year. Wilson helped South Carolina win the 2017 NCAA...
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