Women's basketball

FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner competes in the skills challenge during the WNBA All-Star festivities in Las Vegas. The Mercury have been ravaged by injuries lately and may be without Brittney Griner for three games because of her role in the fight that occurred against Dallas last Saturday, Aug. 10. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mercury center Brittney Griner will miss the next three games after the WNBA suspended her Tuesday for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game over the weekend that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league punished Griner for throwing punches, escalating the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 file photo, North Carolina's Leah Church (20) looks to pass during an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina guard Leah Church is getting national attention for a viral video showing her making three straight 3-pointers while shooting over her head and with her back to the basket. The clip now has more than 1 million views and was featured on NBC’s “Today” show. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
August 13, 2019 - 3:35 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Leah Church apparently doesn't need to even see the basket to hit 3-pointers. In a video posted Saturday on social media , the junior guard hit three consecutive long 3s while shooting over her head with her back to the basket. The viral clip has more than...
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Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard, right, defends New York Liberty center Tina Charles, left, who looks to pass during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 13, 2019 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles is pleased how the New York Liberty ownership group has continued to support the players' activism involving social issues. The team hosted its third annual Comm-UNITY Day game this past weekend and players participated in a series of events around Sunday's matchup...
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Seattle Storm head coach Dan Hughes signals a time out during the fourth quarter of a WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in New York. The Storm defeated the Liberty 84-69.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 13, 2019 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle coach Dan Hughes knows that his team's upcoming game against Minnesota will be more emotional for him than many other games this season. It's the Storm's annual Breast Health Awareness night. While breast cancer survivors will be honored at Sunday's game, it has special...
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Seattle Storm forward Alysha Clark, right, passes as New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse, left, and center Tina Charles,center, defend during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 11, 2019 - 11:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Storm guard Alysha Clark makes her biggest assists off the basketball court, at Seattle's Children's Hospital. Through an annual drive, she has donated over 10,000 toys to the hospital, including over 2,000 this year. This year she wanted to do more. Clark remembered a conversation...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Liz Cambage, of Australia, left, drives to the basket as Brittney Griner, of the United States, tries to block her during the women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain. Las Vegas Aces All-Star Liz Cambage was all smiles heading into Sunday's game against the Connecticut Sun. From pre-game warmups, to the opening tip, to the end of a 21-point, 12-rebound performance in the Aces' 89-81 victory, nobody would have guessed she's been dealing with mental health issues for roughly half her life. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez, File)
August 11, 2019 - 7:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Aces All-Star Liz Cambage was all smiles heading into Sunday's game against the Connecticut Sun. From pre-game warmups, to the opening tip, to the end of a 21-point, 12-rebound performance in the Aces' 89-81 victory, nobody would have guessed she's been dealing with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Liz Cambage, of Australia, left, drives to the basket as Brittney Griner, of the United States, tries to block her during the women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain. Las Vegas Aces All-Star Liz Cambage was all smiles heading into Sunday's game against the Connecticut Sun. From pre-game warmups, to the opening tip, to the end of a 21-point, 12-rebound performance in the Aces' 89-81 victory, nobody would have guessed she's been dealing with mental health issues for roughly half her life. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez, File)
August 11, 2019 - 7:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Aces All-Star Liz Cambage was all smiles heading into Sunday's game against the Connecticut Sun. From pre-game warmups, to the opening tip, to the end of a 21-point, 12-rebound performance in the Aces' 89-81 victory, nobody would have guessed she's been dealing with...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, center, attends the WNBA All-Star festivities Friday, July 26, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 08, 2019 - 5:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is expanding its reach in video games as its players will appear in NBA 2K20. It's not the first time that gamers will be able to use female basketball players. WNBA players appeared in NBA Live 18 in 2017. Many of the top WNBA players, including Candace Parker, A'ja Wilson...
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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 hasn’t let losing shake her confidence. The fifth pick in the draft by the Dallas Wings has already lost more games in her rookie season then she did in her college career at Notre Dame. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 06, 2019 - 10:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale hasn't let losing shake her confidence. She was the fifth pick in the draft by the Dallas Wings and like many talented first-year players, Ogunbowale has already lost more games than she did in her college career at Notre Dame. Bu Ogunbowale said she was mentally...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, UC Riverside head coach John Margaritis in the first half of their NCAA first-round college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials didn't say what policies Margaritis violated. When reached for comment, Margaritis declined to speak about the violation. He said he's looking forward to getting back to coaching. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials...
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