WNBA basketball

FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Wings' Arike Ogunbowale eyes the basket during the first half of the team's preseason WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Ogunbowale was 2 for 23 from the field Friday, June 28, against the New York Liberty, which was the worst shooting night in WNBA history for a player taking more than 20 shots in a game. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 28, 2019 - 11:39 pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — All Arike Ogunbowale could do was shake her head as she glanced at the stat sheet in the locker room after Dallas lost by a point to New York on Friday night. The rookie had a rough night from the field, missing a WNBA-record 21 of 23 attempts. "Nothing you can do about...
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Tamika Catchings poses for a photo inside Banker's Life Fieldhouse, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. Nearly three years since Catchings played her final basketball game, the 39-year-old former star is establishing herself in a variety of new roles: Business owner and front-office executive with the Indiana Fever, not to mention being a contestant on NBC’s popular “American Ninja Warrior.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
June 26, 2019 - 11:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings still follows the old routine. She works out in the morning, visits her favorite spot for a relaxing cup of tea then heads to Bankers Life Fieldhouse where she is still chasing WNBA dreams. Yes, nearly three years since Catchings played her final basketball game...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones shoots over the Indiana Fever defense during a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. Led by Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to put a little distance between themselves and the rest of the league. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
June 24, 2019 - 5:03 pm
The Indiana Fever had quite an adventure getting back home after finishing off a three-game road trip in Seattle this weekend. Suffice to say, Fever veteran Natalie Achonwa didn't expect the trip would involve an 8 ½-hour bus haul. "Control the controllables. ... outside of that, I'm just along for...
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In this Sunday, June 16, 2019, photo, Carrie Underwood, left, performs "The Champion" with Indiana Fever's Erica McCall onstage during Underwood's concert in Indianapolis. McCall, who said she started rapping in high school and had the nickname Medium E, auditioned for the guest spot at the urgings of team vice president Tamika Catchings. (Jessica Hoffman/Indiana Fever via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 12:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert. The Indiana Fever center sang the guest verse of "The Champion" at the country music star's show Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "It's up there,...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, with assistant coach Brandi Poole behind, argues a call with the officials during play against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun. Led by Jonquel Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to put a little distance between themselves and the rest of the league. Connecticut has benefited from having an entirely healthy...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Bill Laimbeer, head coach of the WNBA Las Vegas Aces, watches an NCAA college basketball game between UCLA and Oregon, in Los Angeles. Laimbeer knows expectations are high for his Las Vegas Aces as they were picked to win the championship in the preseason poll of the league’s general managers. Before the veteran coach concerns himself with winning titles, he would like to see his young team learn how to win consistently first. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 11, 2019 - 10:21 am
Bill Laimbeer knows expectations are high for his Las Vegas Aces, who were picked to win the WNBA championship in the preseason poll of the league's general managers. But before the veteran coach concerns himself with winning titles, he would like to see his young team learn how to consistently win...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Megan Gustafson reacts as she leaves the court during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game against North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Former Iowa star Gustafson was drafted by the WNBA Dallas Wings before getting cut just before final rosters were announced. The AP Player of the Year will be competing with an Iowa alumni team in The Basketball Tournament. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 10, 2019 - 11:25 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When I say that I have probably spent more time in the past couple of months flying in an airplane than on ground, I'm not kidding. When I also say that my life lately could be classified as a crazy roller coaster, I am telling you the truth. I have gone from the highest of...
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Four-time WNBA All-Star Ticha Penicheiro speaks to a reporter during media availability for the 2019 inductees of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame at the hall, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Friday, June 7, 2019. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ticha Penicheiro has discovered a different way to hand out assists now that her playing career is over. Rather than setting up teammates for easy baskets, Penicheiro is guiding the next generation of players in her new career as an agent. The former Old Dominion and...
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June 06, 2019 - 8:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson, comedian Tiffany Haddish and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley are among the presenters announced Thursday for the NBA Awards show on June 24. Other award presenters include WNBA star Candace Parker, supermodel Ashley Graham,...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks' head coach Derek Fisher claps for his team during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, in Los Angeles. Fisher admitted he learned a lot from his failed stint as coach of the New York Knicks. He’s taking those lessons over to his new role as the head of the Los Angeles Sparks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 05, 2019 - 12:07 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Fisher admitted he learned a lot from his failed stint as coach of the New York Knicks. He's taking those lessons over to his new role as the head of the Los Angeles Sparks. So far, it has paid off. The rookie WNBA coach has guided the Sparks to wins in two of the...
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