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No. 22 West Virginia women hold off upset-minded Purdue

Nov. 25, 2021 19:14 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kirsten Deans scored 12 points with six assists, 10 of 11 Mountaineers scored and No. 22-ranked West Virginia held off a tough challenge from Purdue, 65-57 at the St. Pete Showcase on Thursday night. Purdue, under former Seattle Storm guard...

WNBA suspends Williams, Bradford for May altercation roles

Nov. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA suspended former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford for their roles in an altercation outside of an Atlanta-area club in May and for related health and safety protocol violations. Williams received a two-game suspension...

Berger leads No. 4 Indiana to 67-59 victory over Quinnipiac

Nov. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Grace Berger scored 17 points as No. 4 Indiana rallied past Quinnipiac 67-59 on Saturday. Indiana (4-0) finished with four starters scoring in double figures, including Ali Patberg with 12, and Nicole Cardano-Hillary and Mackenzie Holmes each with...

WNBA changes its playoff format to more traditional bracket

Nov. 18, 2021 16:33 PM EST

The WNBA is changing its playoff format to a more traditional bracket. The league announced Thursday that the postseason will consist of three rounds — best- of-three games for the first round and best-of-five games for subsequent ones — beginning this summer. The top...

Wizards' GM Tommy Sheppard gets extension amid fast start

Nov. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard has received a contract extension amid Washington's fast start to the season. Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced Wednesday that Sheppard and Sashi Brown signed multiyear extensions and received...

Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena...

Robertson, callup Oettinger lead Stars past Red Wings 5-2

Nov. 17, 2021 00:17 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Robertson scored twice and Jake Oettinger made 28 saves in his season debut as the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Tuesday night. Robertson’s wraparound at 3:48 of the third period gave Dallas a 4-2 lead after Detroit scored twice...

Wind storm: Thousands without power in Washington

Nov. 09, 2021 20:36 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 64,000 customers were without power Tuesday morning in Washington state as strong winds and rain blew through the Northwest. The Seattle Times reports the number of customers without power throughout Washington fluctuated Tuesday afternoon due...

Strautmane, Hermosa lead No. 17 Georgia Tech women in romp

Nov. 09, 2021 20:34 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Digna Strautmane and Derea Hermosa combined for 37 points on 17-of-20 shooting and No. 17 Georgia Tech rolled to a 74-40 win over Central Michigan in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday night. Strautmane, a fifth-year player who...

Athletes Unlimited signs more WNBA players for new league

Nov. 08, 2021 10:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The chance to stay home this winter and work on her craft and get paid was appealing to Indiana Fever center Jantel Lavender. The fifth pick in the 2011 draft is one of five WNBA players who are joining the newly formed Athletes Unlimited basketball...