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NCAA basketball referee pleads guilty to molesting teen boy

Jun. 18, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A NCAA women's basketball referee has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old at a Georgia hotel. The Marietta Daily Journal reports 58-year-old Wesley Tyronne Dean pleaded guilty Friday to molesting the boy at a Cobb County Hotel. County District Attorney's...

Taurasi leads Mercury to 8th straight win, 92-80 over Aces

Jun. 17, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 18 of her 28 in the first half and the Phoenix Mercury ran their winning streak to eight with a 92-80 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday night. Las Vegas pulled within six late in the fourth quarter but DeWanna Bonner hit a baseline 3 to make it 85-76 with 1:48...

Sparks stay atop WNBA with 81-72 win over Sky

Jun. 17, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored 21 while Nneka Ogwumike added 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 81-72 on Sunday night. Candace Parker added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Sparks (8-2), who won their fourth straight and stayed atop the WNBA standings. The...

Mercury win 7th straight, 89-72 over Sun

Jun. 17, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi had 19 points, DeWanna Bonner added 15 and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Connecticut Sun 89-72 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to seven games. The Mercury (9-3) have the longest active streak in the WNBA and matched the 1998 and 2014 teams for the best start in...

Fowles, Lynx dominate in 85-71 win over Liberty

Jun. 16, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points, hitting 10 of 13 shots, to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 85-71 on Saturday night. Maya Moore added 20 points and Cecilia Zandalasini scored 13 for the Lynx (4-6), who had lost five of six coming into the game. Minnesota went on a 10-0...

Fever get 1st win of season in 96-64 rout of Dream

Jun. 16, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored a career-best 21 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first game of the season, beating the Atlanta Dream 96-64 on Saturday night. The Fever (1-10) trailed 38-35 at halftime before outscoring the Dream 36-16 advantage in the third quarter. Indiana opened...

Howard scores career-high 25, Storm beat Sun 103-92

Jun. 16, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard scored a career-high 25 points, Breanna Stewart had 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals, and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 103-92 on Friday night. Seattle had two four-point possessions in the fourth quarter, the last for a 93-84 lead. The...

Wings beat Aces behind Cambage's 28 points, 18 rebounds

Jun. 15, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage had 28 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 20 points and six assists and the Dallas Wings beat the Las Vegas Aces 77-67 on Friday night. It was the fifth time this season Diggins-Smith and Cambage each scored 20-plus in the same game. The pair...

Candace Parker has 23 points, 11 assists, Sparks top Mystics

Jun. 15, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candace Parker had 23 points, seven rebounds and a career-high 11 assists, Alana Beard scored all 10 of her points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 97-86 on Friday night. Los Angeles led by 20 points but Washington rallied to tie it at 76....

Florida's Simone Westbrook gets rare 7th year of eligibility

Jun. 14, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

Simone Westbrook is going to be able to play college basketball again after the NCAA granted her a rare seventh year of eligibility. The former Florida player is believed to be one of the first in women's basketball to get a seventh year, according to the NCAA. "Everyone was holding their breath," Westbrook said...