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Ukraine basketball players find homes at Canadian college

Oct. 05, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

The squeak of their shoes and the thump of the ball on the court feels blessedly normal for Vika Kovalevska and Vlada Hozalova. Basketball provides a brief sanctuary from the ceaseless undercurrent of tension they feel about what’s happening at home in Ukraine. The...

Analysis: Wembanyama showed the repertoire, as NBA watched

Oct. 05, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Victor Wembanyama didn’t wait long to make an impression. The 7-foot-4 French phenomenon from the club Metropolitans 92 blocked shots at the rim and on the perimeter, got rebounds, ran the floor, set screens, scored on a nifty spin move, showed off his...

Former Texas standout and WNBA player Jackson dies at 37

Oct. 04, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiffany Jackson, a former standout at the University of Texas who was the No. 5 pick in the WNBA draft in 2007 and played nine years in the league, has died of cancer, the school announced. She was 37. Jackson, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in...

Women to get more rest between hoop games at next World Cup

Oct. 04, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Players at this year's World Cup had a few concerns about the competition, including the compact schedule and the timing of the tournament, and the women took their complaints right to the top. FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis talked with many of the players...

Russian court sets Brittney Griner appeal date for Oct. 25

Oct. 03, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday set Oct. 25 as the date for American basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold...

Russian court sets Oct 25 appeal hearing for WNBA star Brittney Griner

Oct. 03, 2022 12:59 PM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian court sets Oct 25 appeal hearing for WNBA star Brittney Griner.

US women's basketball dominates on international stage

Oct. 01, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart are keenly aware of the legacy of success they are part of with the U.S. women's basketball team. They don't plan on letting the incredible run end any time soon. “I don't think we're showing signs of stopping, that's...

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. ...