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Aliyah Boston and Caitlin Clark score 17 each as Fever beat Lynx 81-74

Jul. 14, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 21 points, and Aliyah Boston and Caitlin Clark finished with 17 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-74 on Sunday. Boston grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds and blocked four shots for the Fever. NaLyssa Smith added 11...

How reggaeton stars are driving a basketball boom in Puerto Rico

Jul. 14, 2024 01:53 AM EDT

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Vianca Braña never used to attend basketball games in her hometown of Carolina, Puerto Rico — or anywhere else in the United States territory. But in recent years, the 23-year-old has left the arena with a hoarse voice, often wearing a T-shirt that reads...

Dearica Hamby scores 27, Rickea Jackson adds 23 as Sparks beat Wings 87-81

Jul. 13, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dearica Hamby scored 27 points, rookie Rickea Jackson added a career-high 23 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Dallas Wings 87-81 Saturday in a battle between the WNBA's cellar dwellers. Azurá Stevens finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, four...

The U.S. men are favored for basketball gold at the Paris Games but many challengers await them

Jul. 12, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

There is one goal, and it’s always the same goal for USA Basketball. The only acceptable result from these Paris Olympics is another gold medal. And the most recent gold was one of the toughest to get. At the Tokyo Games three years ago, the U.S. trailed Spain by 10...

US women's basketball team looks to continue Olympic dominance, seeking 8th straight gold in Paris

Jul. 11, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

The U.S. women's basketball team is on a historic run, winning seven straight Olympic gold medals. While no one has come close to ending that streak, the rest of the world is getting better. The Americans, who haven't lost an Olympic contest since 1992, won by an average of 16...

For USA Basketball, the long road to Paris gets off to a good start

Jul. 11, 2024 01:47 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stephen Curry drove to the basket, laid the ball in, got fouled and ended up on the floor after drawing the contact. He noticed he was near the on-court photographers. So, he decided to go viral. Curry posed for a few seconds — one hand on his hip,...

Derrick White replaces Kawhi Leonard on US Olympic men’s basketball team

Jul. 10, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball intended to bring Kawhi Leonard to the Paris Olympics. After watching him play in a four-day training camp, they and the Los Angeles Clippers realized that the plan needed to change. Derrick White of the NBA champion Boston Celtics is replacing...

A’ja Wilson's first career 20-20 game helps the Aces beat the Storm 84-79

Jul. 10, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 24 points and 20 rebounds for her first career 20-20 game and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Seattle Storm 84-79 on Wednesday. It was the 21st 20-20 game in WNBA history. Jackie Young scored 27 points, including a 3-pointer from the...

Atkins scores 26 for the Mystics, who overcome Caitlin Clark's 29 points to beat the Fever 89-84

Jul. 10, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 26 points, including a key basket in the final minute, and the Washington Mystics held off the Indiana Fever 89-84 on Wednesday to spoil Caitlin Clark's 29-point performance. Washington led 76-55 after three quarters before Indiana rallied...

Derrick White named to US Olympic basketball team as replacement for Kawhi Leonard

Jul. 10, 2024 12:10 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derrick White named to US Olympic basketball team as replacement for Kawhi Leonard.