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Back after an ACL injury, Kia Nurse has Canada winning

Sep. 25, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It was 11 long months for Kia Nurse after she tore her right ACL in a WNBA playoff game last year. After missing the Phoenix Mercury's entire season, she's back and leading Canada to a strong start in the women's World Cup. The team is 3-0 and clinched a spot in the...

Bec Allen gets hurt as Australia beat Serbia 69-54

Sep. 25, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Bec Allen was instrumental in Australia's 69-54 win over Serbia scoring 16 points on Sunday in the World Cup. But her status for the rest of the tournament is in question after getting hurt in the fourth quarter. Allen was diving for a loose ball in...

Wilson, Gray lead US to 77-63 win over China in World Cup

Sep. 24, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson admitted she was tired. The WNBA MVP had just gotten to Australia less than 24 hours ago, fresh off a championship and the U.S. was playing its toughest opponent of the World Cup. After a slow start, Wilson was clutch in the fourth quarter,...

Kang helps South Korea wins 1st World Cup game in 12 years

Sep. 24, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Leesuel Kang scored 37 points to help South Korea rout Bosnia and Herzegovina 99-66 on Saturday, giving the Asian country its first win in the women's World Cup in 12 years. South Korea (1-2), which has played in 16 consecutive World Cups — tied with the U.S. for...

US to seek stronger labor, environmental standards in Asia

Sep. 23, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is outlining its goals for a new trade deal with Australia, Japan, South Korea and nine other nations meant to signal the country's commitment to working with the Indo-Pacific region at a time of growing Chinese clout. The Office of the U.S. Trade...

Vatican cyclist spreading the pope's message at worlds

Sep. 23, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A plain white helmet like the pope’s skullcap. The Holy See’s crossed keys seal stamped on his white and yellow jersey over his heart. Dutch-born cyclist Rien Schuurhuis will carry an enormous sense of duty when he races for the Vatican in...

Canada tops France to take control of group at World Cup

Sep. 23, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points and Shay Colley added 11 to help Canada beat France 59-45 on Friday in the women's basketball World Cup. The victory moved Canada (2-0) into the driver's seat as the only unbeaten team left in its group. “It's great for...

Column: Footy, anyone? Niche fans cheer on sports from afar

Sep. 23, 2022 04:25 AM EDT

Early Saturday morning, at half past midnight, a small but passionate group of fans will gather in front of our American TVs to watch the Grand Final, the Super Bowl of Aussie rules football. Something unites those of us — insomnia, perhaps? — who choose to adopt a sport from the...

Australian lawmakers pay tribute to queen, discuss republic

Sep. 23, 2022 02:40 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers paid tribute Friday to Queen Elizabeth II, with some also weighing in on the republic debate, after they returned to parliament from a break taken to observe the queen's death. An obscure and longstanding protocol in Australia bars...

2 more whales die in Australia as stranding deaths reach 200

Sep. 23, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

HOBART, Australia (AP) — Two more whales died Friday in Australia after a handful that had been refloated a day earlier stranded themselves again. About 200 pilot whales have now died from a group of about 230 that stranded themselves this week on the wild and remote west coast of...