Women's basketball

FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Megan Gustafson (10) shoots against North Carolina State's Elissa Cunane (33) during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 19, 2019 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday, April 18, 2019, announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
April 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA finals in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen with a ceremony this season to mark the first jersey retirement by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, they will hang Whalen’s number 13 from the Target Center rafters, at their June 8 game against the rival Los Angeles Sparks. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) drives past Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Seattle. Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles' tendon in her right leg. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in the EuroLeague Women championship game. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the injury. The Storm announced the diagnosis on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. Stewart injured the leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women championship game in Hungary. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Tennessee's Evina Westbrook (2) shoots in front of LSU's Jalaysha Thomas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference women's tournament, in Greenville, S.C. Westbrook is transferring from Tennessee after sharing the team lead in scoring this season. New Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said in a statement Tuesday, April 16, 2019, that "Evina and I met to discuss her future, and she shared with me that she has decided to transfer." Harper added that "we wish her well."(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
April 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evina Westbrook is transferring from Tennessee after sharing the team lead in scoring this season. New Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said in a statement Tuesday that "Evina and I met to discuss her future, and she shared with me that she has decided to transfer." Harper...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SPELLING OF NAME - Notre Dame's Jackie Young, right, poses for a photo with WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth after being selected as the number one pick in the draft by the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA basketball draft, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 10, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Young said it was a dream come to true to be taken first in the WNBA draft. The Notre Dame guard, who decided to enter the draft early and skip her senior season, was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. "Since I was a little girl I always wanted to play...
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Missouri State head coach Kellie Harper smiles as he directs her team during the second half of a regional semifinal game against the Stanford in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 09, 2019 - 6:15 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Lady Vols point guard Kellie Harper is returning to Tennessee, ready to take on the challenge of rejuvenating one of the biggest brand names in women's college basketball. Tennessee announced Tuesday that Harper was returning as the women's hoops coach two decades...
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Baylor center Kalani Brown holds the championship trophy next to guard Chloe Jackson (24) after Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81 in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 08, 2019 - 1:55 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game. The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years, with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time...
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Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, right, watches as her daughter and assistant coach Makenzie Fuller holds up her 6-month-old son Kannon Reid Fuller, after the Final Four championship game against Notre Dame in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Baylor won 82-81. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 07, 2019 - 10:44 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears, led by the ever-poised Chloe Jackson, kept their composure. Jackson drove for a tiebreaking layup with 3.9 seconds left, and that put the game into the hands of another tournament hero. Notre Dame'...
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Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale stands on the court during the last seconds of the Final Four championship game against Baylor in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Baylor won 82-81. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 10:19 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame's chances of repeating as national champions no longer a possibility, Arike Ogunbowale doubled over in disappointment. The Fighting Irish star, a year removed from hitting the winning jumper for a national title, went to the foul line for two shots with 1.9 seconds...
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