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12/07/2018 10:54 PM Sparks hire Fisher after 'short but sweet' search Los Angeles has tabbed the former NBA player and Knicks coach to lead its franchise.
12/06/2018 02:46 PM Derek Fisher hired to coach WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher has been hired to coach the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, five days after longtime WNBA coach Brian Agler resigned. Fisher helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five NBA titles during his 18-season playing career and served
12/05/2018 10:24 PM Report: Derek Fisher hired as head coach of WNBA's LA Sparks Derek Fisher is reportedly the new head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.
12/01/2018 04:51 AM Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler resigns Los Angeles Sparks coach Brian Agler resigned on Friday after four seasons with the team.
11/30/2018 08:35 PM Brian Agler resigns as coach of WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks Brian Agler is ready for a new challenge.
11/21/2018 07:14 AM WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first round this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut
11/17/2018 12:55 AM Nuggets add WNBA star Sue Bird to front office staff The Denver Nuggets added WNBA veteran Sue Bird to their front office staff on Friday.
11/16/2018 07:02 AM A year later, the New York Liberty still for sale It's been a year since James Dolan announced his intent to sell the New York Liberty, and the team is still on the market. ''There is no risk of the Liberty folding in the offseason,'' NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a phone interview. ''Jim has been very helpful to
11/13/2018 08:51 PM Lynx assistant James Wade hired as Chicago Sky coach James Wade doesn't think Chicago is that far off from making a playoff run. The longtime WNBA assistant was announced as the Sky's new coach and general manager on Tuesday. ''It's a great roster and great organization,'' Wade said in a phone interview.
11/10/2018 12:54 AM A'ja Wilson returns home to rehab minor knee injury WNBA rookie of the year A'ja Wilson has returned home Friday night from playing in China because of a minor right knee injury sustained in a game.
11/09/2018 07:59 PM AP Source: Lynx assistant Wade hired as Chicago Sky coach NEW YORK (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx assistant James Wade has been hired to coach the Chicago Sky.
11/02/2018 12:13 AM WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season NEW YORK (AP) -- WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years.
10/25/2018 05:14 PM WNBA receives straight A+ grades on diversity report card The WNBA continues to lead all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade as well as A-pluses for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Thursday by The
10/17/2018 07:10 AM First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in
10/05/2018 07:12 AM World Cup Diary: Wilson talks winning gold at the World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- We did it! What a great feeling it was bringing home the gold and winning a World Cup championship. It was an incredible few weeks that I will never forget .
10/02/2018 05:23 PM WNBA President Lisa Borders is latest executive to leave Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president on Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will oversee the WNBA on an interim basis while a search begins for a successor. Borders ran the league for three seasons, joining in 2016 as its fourth
10/01/2018 03:48 PM Challenge grows for US to keep spinning gold in basketball Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi know that winning a World Cup keeps getting more difficult. With the rest of the world improving, the two iconic U.S. players are especially proud of what they accomplished with a third straight championship. ''The World Championship, now the World Cup, is always
10/01/2018 07:17 AM Staley guides US to another gold using calm demeanor Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. ''Dawn's demeanor is so calm and confident I think that helped us,'' said four-time World Cup gold medalist Sue Bird after the U.S. beat Australia to win a third straight World Cup title. Staley helped guide
09/30/2018 10:57 PM Golden girls: US wins 3rd straight women's hoops World Cup Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece of history together. The pair has been a key part of all three titles and hasn't lost a World Cup game in nearly
09/30/2018 06:27 PM The Latest: Spain wins bronze medal at Women's World Cup The host nation led 55-43 heading into the fourth quarter before Belgium scored the first 11 points of the period to cut its gap to one. Spain rebuilt a 60-54 advantage before Emma Meesseman's jumper got Belgium within 60-58 with 2:51 left, but could get no closer. Spain closed the game scoring
09/30/2018 11:53 AM World Cup Diary: A'ja Wilson talks playing in the World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- Here we are on the morning of the gold medal game and it's been quite the experience so far.
09/30/2018 11:07 AM US vs Australia for gold at Women's Basketball World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- It's medal day at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.
09/30/2018 01:46 AM Liz Cambage emotional after win over Spain Liz Cambage teared up as the final seconds ran off the clock and Australia was set to advance to the gold medal game of the Women's Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006. Cambage was the biggest reason why they've reached the gold medal game.
09/29/2018 10:09 PM Taurasi scores 26, helps US reach World Cup gold-medal game Just as it has done for most of the tournament, the U.S. used a big third quarter keyed by Diana Taurarsi and Breanna Stewart to pull away from an opponent. This time, it was Belgium, whose one-point halftime deficit turned into 16 by the end of the third period. Taurasi finished with 26 points, including
09/29/2018 09:50 PM The Latest: Australia and US to play for World Cup title Liz Cambage scored 33 points and had 15 rebounds to help Australia rally from an eight-point deficit to start the fourth quarter and beat Spain 72-66 on Saturday, advancing to the gold medal game of the Women's Basketball World Cup. Australia will play the U.S. trying to win its second gold medal
09/29/2018 02:19 PM US faces Belgium for place in final at Women's World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- A place in the gold medal game was at stake for the U.S., Belgium, Spain and Australia at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Saturday.
09/29/2018 06:33 AM Led by Cambage, Australia has looked dominant at World Cup Australia coach Sandy Brondello credits a training camp in February and playing in the Commonwealth Games at home as a major reason that her team has looked so fluid in its run to the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. ''This year we had a 10-day camp in February with the
09/28/2018 09:05 PM The Latest: Spain runs past Canada at Women's World Cup Spain scored the first 19 points of the fourth quarter to beat Canada 68-53 on Friday night in the final game of the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Trailing 50-47 heading into the final quarter, Spain quickly took the lead on Astou Ndour's jumper. By the time Shay Colley
09/28/2018 07:18 PM USA's Breanna Stewart shines at World Cup in Spain For nearly a decade, Breanna Stewart has been making an impact with USA Basketball. Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a big reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Next up for Stewart and her teammates is Belgium in the semifinal on Saturday
09/28/2018 06:39 PM US beats pesky Nigeria 71-40 in World Cup quarterfinals With not much going right offensively, U.S. coach Dawn Staley turned to the Seattle Storm trio to help jumpstart the offense. The move worked as Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird sparked a 14-3 run to close the first half and rally the U.S. to a 71-40 win over pesky Nigeria on Friday in the
09/28/2018 03:29 PM Young Chinese team growing at women's basketball World Cup China coach Xu Limin spent a few weeks earlier this year at Duke with the women's basketball team, hoping to expand his coaching knowledge. China suffered a disappointing 83-42 loss to Australia in the quarterfinals Friday. It's the only the third time in the past six world championships that
09/28/2018 09:02 AM Quarterfinals set to tip at Women's Basketball World Cup SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- It is quarterfinal Friday at the Women's Basketball World Cup.
09/27/2018 05:30 PM Healthier living helps USA veterans Bird, Taurasi on court Veterans Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi each had one of their best WNBA seasons. Also, the USA Basketball mainstays are only playing in the WNBA during the summer and not overseas in the offseason. WNBA players make most of their money playing in more lucrative leagues in Russia, China and Europe during
09/27/2018 05:07 PM Nigerian coach's family in auto accident back in US SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) -- Nigeria coach Otis Hughley Jr. had other things on his mind as his team pulled off another last-second victory and beat Greece on Wednesday.
09/27/2018 06:29 AM Despite losing in World Cup, Japan basketball on the rise Japan coach Tom Hovasse had a goal of making the medal stand at the Women's Basketball World Cup this year. The team fell short when it was eliminated by China in the quarterfinal qualifier on Wednesday. Japan was the second-youngest team at the World Cup, averaging just over 24 years old.
09/26/2018 10:08 PM Surprise of World Cup, Nigeria not afraid of US Nigeria continues to be the surprise of the women's basketball worlds, becoming the first African country to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Nigeria might need to pull off the biggest stunner of all to reach the medal rounds when it faces the U.S. in the quarterfinals Friday. '
09/26/2018 08:52 PM The Latest: Spain tops Senegal reaches quarters at World Cup Spain ended Senegal's incredible run at the Women's Basketball World Cup with a 63-48 victory in the quarterfinal qualifier on Wednesday night. Behind Astou Ndour's 14 points, Spain was able to slowly pull away in the second half. Anna Cruz added 11 points and five rebounds for Spain, which
09/26/2018 09:59 AM It's elimination day at the Women's World Cup 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. Japan has had the better of the rivalry lately by winning the last three Asia Cups.
09/26/2018 07:41 AM Early round of World Cup full of upsets and surprises The preliminary round of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup had its share of upsets, comebacks and surprises. ''It feels good off the back of making history with our first win against Turkey to have now followed it up by beating Argentina,'' Nigeria guard Ezinne Kalu said. Belgium
09/25/2018 09:48 PM Griner's return sparks US to 102-76 rout of Latvia Brittney Griner felt like a kid in timeout having to sit out the past two games because of a mild ankle injury. Griner injured her ankle in practice on Friday. With Latvia hanging around in the second half only down 11, Griner took over.
09/25/2018 09:48 PM The Latest: Canada rallies past rival France at World Cup Kia Nurse scored 18 points and Canada rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat rival France 71-60 and win Group A at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Tuesday night. With the victory, Canada clinched a bye to the quarterfinals. It was a measure of revenge for Canada against France
09/25/2018 09:06 AM Canada-France highlights Women's World Cup Day 3 SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Canada and France will cap the third day of preliminary round play at the FIBA Women's World Cup on Tuesday.
09/24/2018 04:23 PM At World Cup, Puerto Rico hopes to lift spirits back home Puerto Rico guard Dayshalee Salaman remembers huddling with her family in her grandmother's house as the wind from Hurricane Maria howled outside. Salaman knows that many other Puerto Ricans weren't so lucky when the storm hit on Sept. 20, 2017. An estimated 2,975 people died in the aftermath
09/24/2018 06:29 AM Senegal, Nigeria end Africa's drought at Women's World Cup It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament.
09/23/2018 09:50 PM The Latest: Nigeria gets 1st World Cup win, tops Turkey Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women's World Cup win in the country's history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points before Turkey (1-1) made it close, cutting its deficit to 67-63 with 1:11 left. After the final buzzer sounded
09/23/2018 09:50 PM Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball
09/23/2018 12:34 PM The Latest: Nurse's huge run helps Canada beat South Korea SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local):
09/23/2018 09:03 AM Second day of FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup set to begin SANTA DE LA CRUZ TENERIFE, Spain (AP) -- The second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets going on Sunday with eight games. Australia and Argentina tip off to get the day started.
09/22/2018 09:18 PM The Latest: Belgium routs Puerto Rico 86-36 in World Cup Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and by the time Dayshalee Salaman hit a layup with 1:07 left in the opening quarter it was 16-3 Belgium
09/22/2018 09:17 PM US beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup opener U.S. coach Dawn Staley knows her team is a work in progress. ''We've had more actual games then we've had practices,'' Staley said. Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to lead the U.S.
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