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Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Mission accomplished!

Oct. 01, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — We got what we came for — the gold. It didn't end specifically how I wanted it to after I hurt my hip in the quarterfinals and couldn't play in the medal rounds. But I knew I'd still have a role as part of the bench mob. I would cheer my teammates on as loud as I...

Australia wins bronze, Lauren Jackson scores 30 in finale

Oct. 01, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Lauren Jackson admitted she couldn't have imagined a better ending to her Hall of Fame career. Jackson willed Australia to a win in the bronze medal game at basketball's World Cup, scoring 30 points to lead the Opals to a 95-65 win over Canada on Saturday. ...

US women win fourth straight gold at World Cup, top China

Oct. 01, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The names on the U.S. team have changed, the Americans' dominance has not. A'ja Wilson scored 19 points, Kelsey Plum added 17 and the United States beat China 83-61 on Saturday to win its fourth consecutive gold medal at the women's basketball World Cup. ...

United States wins women's basketball World Cup for fourth consecutive time, beats China in final

Oct. 01, 2022 03:44 AM EDT
SYDNEY (AP) — United States wins women's basketball World Cup for fourth consecutive time, beats China in final.

US runs past Canada into World Cup gold-medal game

Sep. 30, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Breanna Stewart and the United States used a dominant defensive effort to beat Canada and reach the gold-medal game of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive tournament. Stewart scored 17 points and the Americans raced out to an early lead to put away Canada 83-43...

Police say hacker concealed ID in Australian privacy breach

Sep. 30, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The computer hacker who stole personal data of almost 10 million customers of a telecommunications company in one of Australia’s worst privacy breaches used techniques to conceal their identity, actions and whereabouts, police said on Friday. Australian...

Asian stocks sink on German inflation, British tax cuts

Sep. 29, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank again Friday after German inflation spiked higher, British Prime Minister Liz Truss defended a tax-cut plan that rattled investors and Chinese manufacturing weakened. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. Oil prices edged lower. ...

Without Griner, US using versatile posts Stewart and Wilson

Sep. 29, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Without Brittney Griner's 6-foot-8 presence to dominate around the basket, the U.S. women needed to figure out how to overcome her absence. So far, so good. The Americans have rolled through the World Cup, beating opponents by average of 44 points per...

Alyssa Thomas helps US top Serbia, move into World Cup semis

Sep. 29, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and her United States teammates were tested for the first time in the World Cup by a physical Serbia team. After a slow start, the Americans used a dominant run spanning the half to take control of the game and reach the semifinals again. ...

Canada into women's World Cup semis for 1st time since 1986

Sep. 29, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No one on Canada's roster was born the last time the team won a medal at the women's World Cup. Now the Canadians are a win away from securing one for the first time since 1986, when they captured the bronze. Kia Nurse scored 17 points to lead a balanced Canada team...