WNBA basketball

September 26, 2018 - 4:58 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Win or go home, that's what at stake on Wednesday in the quarterfinal qualifier round. Four games are on the schedule, with Japan against China starting the competition. Nigeria will then play Greece, France faces Turkey and Spain meets Senegal. The two Asian...
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September 25, 2018 - 7:36 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup Day 3 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Liz Cambage scored 24 of her 25 points in the first half, hitting her first 11 shots, to help Australia rout Turkey 90-64 on the final day of group play at the FIBA World Cup. The 6-foot...
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September 23, 2018 - 7:33 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Kia Nurse scored 20 of her 29 points in the second quarter and Canada beat South Korea 82-63 on Sunday. Canada (2-0) led 18-13 early in the second quarter before Nurse sparked a 25...
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September 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Marta Xargay scored 15 points to help Spain beat Japan 84-70 on Saturday night. Spain (1-0) jumped out to an 18-point halftime lead, holding Japan to just 21 points in the opening 20 minutes in front of a...
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September 22, 2018 - 4:11 am
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant...
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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, back left, Jewell Loyd, center, and Breanna Stewart (30) react during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Washington Mystics, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 12, 2018 - 9:24 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three...
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Rick Welts speaks during induction ceremony into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 07, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The latest on the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Wayne Gretzky made an appearance at a different Hall of Fame on Friday night — in the video introducing fellow Canadian Steve Nash. The hockey great credited Nash with spreading the...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 12:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of Game 5, and against her rival and friend that never loses in these situations. And to make...
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Washington Mystics center Krystal Thomas, second from right, forward Tianna Hawkins (21), forward Myisha Hines-Allen, fourth from right, and forward Aerial Powers, second from left, celebrate as Atlanta Dream forward Jessica Brelaat stands nearby, at the end of Game 5 in a WNBA basketball playoffs semifinal Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Atlanta. The Mystics won 86-8 to advance to the finals. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 04, 2018 - 10:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had a rather quiet night by her high standards. No worries. The Washington Mystics are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history . Rookie Ariel Atkins, Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins picked up the slack for the Mystics, who held off the...
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Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) is helped up by fellow players and taken out of Game 2 of a WNBA semifinals basketball playoff after going down against the Atlanta Dream during the second half, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Atlanta. The Dream won 78-75. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 28, 2018 - 10:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne was having another huge game, and the Washington Mystics were on the verge of taking command of this WNBA semifinal series. Then, one of the league's biggest stars crumpled to the court with what looked like a serious knee injury. Her teammates could hardly bear to...
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