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Stewart is AP Player of the Year; Collen coach of year

Aug. 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league. Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year honors on Tuesday. The award was chosen by the 14-member media panel that votes for the weekly poll. Stewart averaged...

Fires prompt sage grouse hunting ban in large part of Nevada

Aug. 20, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Destruction of sage grouse habitat by a series of large wildfires has prompted a ban on hunting for the game bird this fall across a stretch of Nevada that is nearly twice as big as the state of Delaware. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners approved the emergency closure Friday of...

Quick study: Browns rookie Corbett passing tests as starter

Aug. 20, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Austin Corbett battled all types of nasty characters as a four-year starting left tackle at Nevada. His toughest opponent didn't wear shoulder pads or a helmet. "Organic chemistry," the Browns rookie left guard said, rattling off a course he never mastered. "I just could not grasp my...

Correction: Drought-Colorado River story

Aug. 20, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about the Colorado River, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, reported erroneously when potential cutbacks could begin if a shortage is declared. A shortage could be declared in the latter part of 2019, and cutbacks could begin...

WNBA playoff field set, LA-Minnesota meet in first round

Aug. 20, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth and...

Dream earn 2nd WNBA playoff seed with 93-78 win over Aces

Aug. 19, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 20 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-78 on Sunday to take the No. 2 seed in the WNBA playoffs. The Dream (23-11) have byes through the first two single-elimination rounds, and will have home-court advantage in the best-of-five semifinals. The...

Study: Climate change possible cause of bird species decline

Aug. 19, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, scientists said. The number of bird species has fallen by an average of 43 percent over the past century at survey sites across an area larger than New York state,...

Cloud hits winner at buzzer, Mystics top Sparks 69-67

Aug. 18, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud made a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer to give the Washington Mystics a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night for their eighth straight victory. Washington (22-11) is in a second-place tie with Atlanta, which lost to the Phoenix Mercury 104-95....

Nevada water chief rejects big Vegas pipeline pumping plan

Aug. 17, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Long-fought plans for Las Vegas to pump and pipe drinking water from arid valleys just west of the Utah state line were dealt a severe blow Friday with a ruling from Nevada's top state water official. State Engineer Jason King denied groundwater rights to the Las Vegas-based Southern...

Raiders president looks at Reno for future training camps

Aug. 17, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are considering holding training camp in Reno when the team moves to Las Vegas before the 2020 season. Team President Marc Badain toured potential training sites Thursday at the University of Nevada and two high schools. He told reporters following the tour with Reno...