Arizona’s McDonald to return for senior season

Arizona guard Aari McDonald will return for her senior season, bypassing a chance to leave early for the WNBA. “I am already counting down the days until I can get back on the court with my teammates and I can’t wait to play one more season in front of the best fans in the country,” […]

Judge tosses convictions in case championed by WNBA’s Moore

Maya Moore has always been known for hitting the big shot on the grandest stage. She just got the biggest assist of her career. A judge on Monday overturned the 1997 burglary and assault convictions of a Missouri man, Jonathon Irons, whose case has been championed by the WNBA star to the point she stepped […]

Women’s basketball coaches deal with reality of no NCAAs

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows that Monday was supposed to be the night that women’s basketball got put in the national spotlight with the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal. She was set to watch the selection show with her team and thousands of Gamecocks fans at Colonial Life Arena. But with […]

WNBA expands to 36-game schedule adds Commissioner’s Cup

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is expanding to a 36-game schedule and adding the Commissioner’s Cup tournament the league announced Thursday. The league had a 34-game schedule since 2003. The season begins on May 15 and ends on Sept. 20. Each team will play 10 Cup games during the season with the last […]

Tears from a comic, a mom and a legend mark Bryant memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorable moments from inside the memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. BEYONCÉ, ALICIA, CHRISTINA AND ‘MARIA’ Practically everything about what would happen at Kobe Bryant’s memorial was a mystery to nearly everyone watching, and when Beyoncé took the stage to open the celebration of life, a gasp went up […]

No. 3 Oregon routs Utah in Pac 12 quarterfinals, 79-57

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves expects a masterpiece in every game. “And when we don’t — and I think that’s why it is a testament to the greatness of these guys — we don’t feel well,” Graves said. “You know, we don’t feel good about that.” Considering Graves wasn’t entirely pleased his […]

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

CHICAGO (AP) — The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual. The voters really didn’t need more this year. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by the Hall of Fame. Each will […]

The Latest: The coronavirus sweeps curling world

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March 7-14 at Potomac Curling Club. Fox 5 DC reported that […]

Kobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women’s basketball

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kobe Bryant always had an interest in women’s basketball, one that he shared with many in the sport even before his daughter Gianna started excelling at the game. Whether it was mentoring players like Diana Taurasi, Jewell Loyd and Sabrina Ionescu or working out with Gabby Williams and Katie Lou Samuelson, […]

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