Women's basketball

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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Baylor forward Lauren Cox yells as she holds her left knee, during the second half against Notre Dame in the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 8:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor star Lauren Cox has been taken off the court in a wheelchair with an apparent left knee injury during the third quarter of the NCAA women's national championship game against Notre Dame. The Lady Bears, seeking their third national title, led 62-50 with 1:22 remaining...
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Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) wipes her eye during the second half of a women's Final Four NCAA college basketball semifinal tournament game against the Baylor, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 06, 2019 - 10:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is returning for her senior season. The Ducks star bylined a story on The Players Tribune titled "Unfinished Business" on Saturday night, minutes after the deadline for her to declare for the WNBA draft expired. She was eligible to enter the draft...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2003, file photo, Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac, top, fights to keep his balance after New Jersey Nets forward Kenyon Marton tried to steal the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. NBA stars Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma are the headliners of the 2019 class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The honorees were announced Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis before the Final Four. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
April 06, 2019 - 6:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons. Back when the slick-passing Serbian big man was in the paint, the Kings had quite...
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