ND, Louisville enter as teams to beat in ACC women’s hoops

Basketball 10/02/18, 15:22

Notre Dame is defending a different kind of women's basketball championship. For the first time in a long while, Louisville has to defend one, too.The Fighting Irish and Cardinals again look like the teams to beat in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season.Notre Dame returns four starters from the team ...

Update: France tops China at Women’s World Cup

Basketball 09/30/18, 12:23

The Latest on the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Championship day (all times local):5:10 p.m.France used a big third quarter to top China 81-67 on Sunday in the fifth-place game of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.The French led 37-36 at the half before outscoring the Chinese team by 10 ...

US vs Australia for gold at Women’s Basketball World Cup

Basketball 09/30/18, 07:11

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 slow down Liz ...

Taurasi scores 26, helps US reach World Cup gold-medal game

Basketball 09/29/18, 14:15

Diana Taurasi scored 26 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to help the U.S. beat Belgium 93-77 on Saturday in the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.Breanna Stewart added 20 points while Brittney Griner had 16 for the Americans, who will be trying to win a third straight gold ...

Update: US reaches gold medal game again at World Cup

Basketball 09/29/18, 11:13

The Latest on the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup semifinals (all times local):8 p.m.Diana Taurasi scored 26 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to help the U.S. beat Belgium 93-77 in the semifinals of the Women's Basketball World Cup.Breanna Stewart added 20 points while Brittney Griner had 16 for the Americans, ...

Led by Cambage, Australia has looked dominant at World Cup

Basketball 09/29/18, 02:38

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 10-day camp in February ...

USA’s Breanna Stewart shines at World Cup in Spain

Basketball 09/28/18, 15:26

For nearly a decade, Breanna Stewart has been making an impact with USA Basketball.Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a big reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.She scored 19 points in the quarterfinal win over Nigeria and ...

Andrea Constand’s impact statement: Bill Cosby ‘robbed me’

Basketball 09/25/18, 12:14

Victim impact statement by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, as submitted in writing to the court at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania:To truly understand the impact that sexual assault has had on my life, you ...

College players getting on court education at World Cup

Basketball 09/25/18, 03:07

Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school next week when they return to ...

San Antonio, Minneapolis, Dallas, Cleveland awarded Final 4s

Basketball 09/24/18, 16:05

The Women's Final Four will have a familiar feel to it for the next few years.The NCAA on Monday chose San Antonio, Minneapolis, Dallas and Cleveland to host the event from 2021 through 2024. All four cities have hosted before.The next two sites were determined a few years ago, with ...

At World Cup, Puerto Rico hopes to lift spirits back home

Basketball 09/24/18, 12:26

Puerto Rico guard Dayshalee Salaman remembers huddling with her family in her grandmother's house as the wind from Hurricane Maria howled outside.For 12 hours they sat and prayed that the storm would spare them. They made it through relatively unscathed. One of her cousins lost a house when the roof ...

Update: Cosby arrives for start of sentencing hearing

Basketball 09/24/18, 08:35

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):8:25 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine the punishment for the 81-year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault.FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby ...

US beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup opener

Basketball 09/24/18, 06:01

U.S. coach Dawn Staley knows her team is a work in progress.With a lack of training time as a group, each game is an opportunity to improve chemistry on the court.The opener against Senegal didn't start out well, with the Americans trailing Senegal by eight points before wearing the African ...

Second day of FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup set to begin

Basketball 09/24/18, 06:00

The second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets going on Sunday with eight games. Australia and Argentina tip off to get the day started.Australia's star center Liz Cambage had 34 points in the opening win over Nigeria. The U.S. will face China, a day after beating Senegal ...

Senegal, Nigeria end Africa’s drought at Women’s World Cup

Basketball 09/24/18, 06:00

It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup.Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament."It's a historic win and we've broken the curse," ...

Assistant coach collecting shoes, socks for children in Cuba

Basketball 09/24/18, 06:00

An assistant coach for women's basketball at Tennessee State University is working to send shoes to children in Cuba.Ronnie Enoch went to Cuba on a mission trip last month and ran youth basketball camps with other coaches. Enoch says it was heartbreaking to see children without shoes or socks, so ...

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

Basketball 09/23/18, 14:42

After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court.She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes.Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United ...

Update: Miyazawa keys Japan’s 77-75 OT win over Belgium

Basketball 09/23/18, 08:40

The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local):3:45 p.m.Yuki Miyazawa scored 21 points, including two 3-pointers in overtime, and had a big block on Belgium's final possession to help Japan win 77-75 on Sunday.Miyazawa hit consecutive three-pointers and Himawari Akaho added a free throw to ...

Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

Basketball 09/22/18, 05:15

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 force in the sport for the ...

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