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Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events

Aug. 26, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three...

McCowan leads Fever over Storm 63-54

Aug. 25, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm on Sunday. Seattle clinched a playoff spot earlier on Sunday with the benefit of the New York Liberty's 101-72 loss to the Washington Mystics. The...

Hot-shooting Lynx beat Aces 98-77

Aug. 25, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier and Danielle Robinson scored 23 points each and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 98-77 on Sunday. Sylvia Fowles added 14 points for the Lynx (15-15), who shot 59 percent from the field and reduced their playoff-clinching magic number to one with four games to...

Sky pull away late to beat Mercury 94-86

Aug. 25, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 24 points and passed 1,000 career made field goals to help the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-86 on Sunday. Courtney Vandersloot added nine points, nine rebounds and 13 assists for the Sky (18-11), who have won three straight and are in the hunt for a...

Sparks knock Sun out of WNBA top spot 84-72

Aug. 25, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Connecticut 84-72 on Sunday, knocking the Sun out of the top spot in the WNBA standings. Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points and reached the 4,000 point milestone early in the game. She is 38th player to reach that mark and the...

Dream hold off Wings rally 77-73

Aug. 25, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points to help Atlanta hold off the Dallas Wings 77-73 on Sunday for the Dream's first back-to-back road wins of the season. Elizabeth Williams gave the Dream (7-22) the lead for good on a putback with 1:05 left and Hayes scored a driving layup with 21...

Delle Donne scores 22, Mystics beat Liberty 101-72

Aug. 25, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 22 points and 10 rebounds on Sunday and the Washington Mystics led from the opening basket in a 101-72 rout of the New York Liberty. Washington (21-8) built a 31-14 advantage by the end of the first quarter and led by double digits the rest of the way. Delle Donne...

World Cup will have star power, in an international sense

Aug. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

The reigning NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season's All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple months ago. Most of those guys won't be playing for the United States. The majority of America's best...

Dwight Howard waived by Grizzlies ahead of Lakers move

Aug. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Dwight Howard ahead of the veteran center's expected move to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced the move Saturday. They acquired Howard in a trade with Washington last month. Howard still must clear waivers before he can sign with another...

Kuzma out of World Cup with ankle injury; US roster set

Aug. 24, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — USA Basketball said Saturday that Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers has a left ankle injury that will keep him from playing in the FIBA World Cup. Kuzma's absence finalized the U.S. roster for the tournament, which starts Aug. 31 in China. The Americans had 13 players and...