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NWHL buoyed over future after adding financial backers

Nov. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday it had added enough financial backing after a two-month capital campaign to ensure its viability beyond its fifth season this year. The league declined to reveal specifics in noting its number of private investors has grown beyond 20 with the addition...

Onyenwere scores 27, No. 11 UCLA beats LBSU 86-51

Nov. 14, 2019 4:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere had 27 points and six rebounds to help UCLA beat Long Beach State 86-51 on Thursday. Onyenwere scored 11 of the first 13 points of the game as UCLA opened with a 20-0 run. The Bruins led 52-26 at the break after scoring 26 points in each quarter. Onyenwere paced the...

Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case

Nov. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake. Three-time gold medalist swimmer Sun Yang is facing a World Anti-Doping Agency appeal in Switzerland that seeks to ban him for up to eight years...

Ionescu surpasses 2,000 points as No. 1 Oregon routs Utah St

Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves had a bit of a scare when star Sabrina Ionescu went down holding the back of her right leg. Fortunately his star senior All-American said it was just a dead leg. Ionescu just missed her 19th career triple-double finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and nine...

Auriemma not happy NCAA denied UConn’s appeal for Westbrook

Nov. 13, 2019 10:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says there’s no other venue for the Huskies to follow now that the NCAA has denied an appeal that would have allowed Tennessee transfer Evina Westbrook with them this season. Auriemma made clear Wednesday night after a 64-51 win over Vanderbilt that...

Walker scores 25 as No. 4 UConn women beat Vanderbilt 64-51

Nov. 13, 2019 10:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The standard for the UConn Huskies has been so high for so long that a road victory over an unranked team by double digits feels much like a loss. And coach Geno Auriemma makes clear this UConn squad has a lot of work ahead to measure up. “Maybe because I’ve said this...

Maryland rallies from 19 down to beat James Madison 70-68

Nov. 13, 2019 10:15 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — With No. 8 Maryland struggling on the road, coach Brenda Frese turned to a full court press to rally past James Madison. Shakira Austin scored 21 points and Ashley Owusu made a layup with four seconds left to help No. 8 Maryland rally from a 19-point fourth quarter deficit and beat...

Cooke scores 27, No. 6 South Carolina beats Dayton 75-49

Nov. 13, 2019 10:07 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Several of South Carolina’s players kicked up their heels in the pregame layup line when “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!” played over the public address system at University of Dayton Arena. They danced, then they dominated. Especially the guard who grew up...

Howard, McKinney lead No. 13 Kentucky women to 67-48 win

Nov. 13, 2019 9:29 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 24 points and Keke McKinney posted a career-first double-double to lead No. 13 Kentucky to a 67-48 win over Stetson on Wednesday night. Howard shot 11 of 21 from the floor while McKinney had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tatyana Wyatt grabbed 10 rebounds to go with...

Woolfolk scores 22 in 75-41 win for No. 12 Florida St women

Nov. 13, 2019 9:24 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nausia Woolfolk scored 22 points and Kiah Gillespie posted her 15th career double-double to lead No. 12 Florida State to a 75-41 victory over Jacksonville on Wednesday night. Woolfolk shot 9 of 14 while Gillespie had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Seminoles (3-0). Nicki Ekhomu,...