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Vandersloot leads balanced Sky past Lynx 89-76

Sep. 26, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot led a balanced offense with 19 points and the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky raced past the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx 89-76 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday night. Chicago opens the best-of-five...

Taurasi, Griner lead Mercury past Storm 85-80 in OT

Sep. 26, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Diana Taurasi scored six points in overtime as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 85-80 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday. Taurasi, a game-time...

Suns' Booker will miss start of camp due to health protocols

Sep. 26, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss the start of training camp after being placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The Suns said Sunday that the two-time All-Star won't participate in Monday's media day. The team said it would have no...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Clemson falls during frenetic afternoon

Sep. 26, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

For about 45 minutes late Saturday afternoon, college football was on overload. North Carolina State went from agony to ecstasy against No. 9 Clemson. Baylor stopped a 2-point conversion to upset No. 14 Iowa State. No. 16 Arkansas finished off No. 7 Texas A&M to claim...

Stewart out for playoff game against Mercury

Sep. 25, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart will not play in Sunday’s WNBA second-round playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury. Stewart injured a foot on Sept. 7 in a win over Washington when she came up hobbling after boxing out a Mystics player. The...

Wizards' F Rui Hachimura to miss start of training camp

Sep. 25, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp for personal reasons. The team said Saturday this is an excused absence and there will be more updates when appropriate. Hachimura averaged 13.8 points over 57...

NBA denies Warriors' Wiggins vaccination exemption request

Sep. 24, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins' request for a vaccination exemption, leaving the Golden State Warriors swingman ineligible to play home games until he meets San Francisco's vaccination requirement. The ruling was announced Friday, hours after...

Column: Nassib coming out barely a blip for unbeaten Raiders

Sep. 24, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

There are all sorts of storylines swirling around the Las Vegas Raiders. They go into Sunday's game against Miami looking for their first 3-0 start in almost two decades. Quarterback Derek Carr is playing like an MVP. The defense is much improved. ...

Utah Jazz to require proof of vaccination or negative test

Sep. 24, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz’s home arena announced Friday that it will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for all fans over the age of 12. Vivint Smart Home Arena, located in Salt Lake City, will require fans to present proof of...

Bulls' Williams could miss start of season with ankle injury

Sep. 24, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams has a severe left ankle sprain that could cause him to miss the start of the season. The news announced Friday is a blow for a team hoping to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference after some major offseason...