Women's basketball

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are two of the finalists for best female athlete. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's ESPY Awards nominees for best male and female athletes. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm out for a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, in Seattle. The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. “The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in,” said Sue Bird. “It's fun and great for the fans and players. Everyone enjoys it.” (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
June 21, 2017 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest to the All-Star Game. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game, the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. "The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017, file photo, Washington guard Markelle Fultz (20) is shown during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz. Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, June 22. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
June 21, 2017 - 2:20 am
In the often unpredictable world of the NBA, there is some symmetry in Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons likely becoming teammates as pros. Barring an unforeseen change, Fultz will be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, joining Simmons with the Philadelphia 76ers in an attempt to...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, Connecticut Sun's Alyssa Thomas (25) splits the defense of New York Liberty's Tina Charles, left, and Kiah Stokes during a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. Connecticut spent 17 of 19 days on the road and had to play Minnesota three times in the first 10 games and yet the Sun are sitting at .500. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
June 20, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Connecticut Sun have made the most of a brutal early season schedule. Connecticut spent 17 of 19 days on the road and had to play Minnesota three times in the first 10 games and yet the Sun are sitting at .500. They started the season 0-4 and have won five of six despite missing...
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June 20, 2017 - 10:05 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting into the jersey advertisement game with a Fitbit patch in a three-year deal. The Timberwolves announced the marketing collaboration for the team's first jersey patch on Tuesday. Fitbit also will be featured in the newly renovated Target...
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June 18, 2017 - 10:03 pm
About the only thing missing from Diana Taurasi's record-setting day was a victory. Taurasi became the WNBA's career scoring leader in front of her family, friends and Kobe Bryant. With her parents watching, Taurasi passed Tina Thompson on Sunday in the Phoenix Mercury's 90-59 loss to the Sparks in...
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June 18, 2017 - 7:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 19 points to break the WNBA career scoring record in the Phoenix Mercury's 90-59 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday. Taurasi finished with 7,494 points, passing Tina Thompson's mark of 7,488. Taurasi broke the record in the closing seconds of the first...
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June 18, 2017 - 6:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's career scorer leader, passing Tina Thompson's mark of 7,488 on Sunday against Los Angeles. Taurasi needed 14 points coming into the game, and broke Thompson's record late in the first half on a layup with the Phoenix Mercury trailing big. The game...
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Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 15, 2017 - 9:56 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Four days after getting the case, deadlocked jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial struggled to end their impasse Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, the prospect of a mistrial growing larger even as the judge directed them to keep talking...
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Bill Cosby, left, exits the courtroom during jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 9:30 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby (all times local): 9:25 p.m. The jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial is going back to its hotel for the night after failing to resolve a deadlock that's threatened to end the case without a verdict. Jurors worked into...
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