Women's basketball

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant listens to a question from a reporter before the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 06, 2018 - 1:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court, visible through the tunnel. He was back where his NBA career began more than a decade ago. "When I woke up from my pregame nap I was nervous,"...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, WNBA President Lisa Borders smiles as she speaks to reporters before a WNBA basketball game between the San Antonio Stars and the Dallas Wings in Arlington, Texas. TIME’S UP has named Borders as its first president and CEO. In a statement Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, the organization said Borders will lead the organization’s efforts to “ensure equal opportunity and protection for all working women.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
October 02, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. She will become the first president and CEO of Time's Up — an organization dedicated to safe, fair and dignified work for women. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark...
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Sue Bird of the United States, left, lifts the trophy as Queen Letizia applauds after winning the Women's Basketball World Cup final match against Australia in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
September 30, 2018 - 6:55 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — 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...
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The Australian team celebrate their victory over Spain, in the Women's basketball World Cup semi final match between Spain and Australia in Tenerife, Spain, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo Andres Gutierrez)
September 30, 2018 - 7:06 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — It's medal day at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. The U.S. will face Australia for the gold medal on Sunday night. The Americans have won the last two golds with the Opals winning their lone championship in 2006. The U.S. will need to find a way to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Australia center Liz Cambage (8) reaches for a rebound in front of Japan guard Sanae Motokawa during the first half of a women's basketball game at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cambage is averaging a FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup-best 25.8 points a game while only playing 20.4 minutes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 29, 2018 - 2:33 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — 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...
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September 26, 2018 - 3:03 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's World Cup quarterfinal qualifier (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Sandrine Gruda scored 20 points and Endene Miyem added 18 to help France beat Turkey 78-61 in the quarterfinal qualifier of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. France blew...
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September 25, 2018 - 6:05 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup Day 3 (all times local): 11 a.m. The crowds for the opening two days of play at the FIBA Women's World Cup have been strong with games taking place over the weekend. With the final day of the preliminary round on a...
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September 23, 2018 - 8:33 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Kia Nurse scored 20 of her 29 points in the second quarter and Canada beat South Korea 82-63 on Sunday. Canada (2-0) led 18-13 early in the second quarter before Nurse sparked a 25...
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September 22, 2018 - 4:51 pm
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Marta Xargay scored 15 points to help Spain beat Japan 84-70 on Saturday night. Spain (1-0) jumped out to an 18-point halftime lead, holding Japan to just 21 points in the opening 20 minutes in front of a...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:11 am
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant...
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