Latest Women's basketball News

Canada into women's World Cup semis for 1st time since 1986

Sep. 29, 2022 06:10 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No one on Canada's roster was alive the last time the team won a medal at the women's World Cup. Now the Canadians are a win away from securing one for the first time since 1986, when they captured the bronze. Kia Nurse scored 17 points to lead a balanced Canada team...

Thomas helps US top Serbia 88-55, advance to World Cup semis

Sep. 29, 2022 03:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and her United States teammates were tested for the first time in the World Cup by a physical Serbia team. After a slow start, the Americans used a dominant run spanning the half to take control of the game and reach the semifinals again. ...

Lauren Jackson, Aussie fans enjoying her World Cup finale

Sep. 28, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Thirty minutes after Australia knocked off Canada in the preliminary round of the women's basketball World Cup, Lauren Jackson was back on the court signing autographs and posing for selfies with hundreds of adoring fans. They couldn't get enough of the Australian...

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Rest, rest, rest

Sep. 27, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Rest, rest and more rest. There’s been a lot of basketball in a short time and finding time to recover has been key to staying fresh and having success. You have to take care of your body. I have to give a huge thank you to the training staff of Courtney (Watson),...

US women win record 27th straight game at World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — There's been a long legacy of success for the U.S. women's basketball team at the World Cup. The names change over time, but the results don't. Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and Herzegovina...

Lillard, Simons take bond into starting roles with Portland

Sep. 26, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' new starting duo of Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons has been years in the making. Even though Portland had a long-established backcourt with Lillard and CJ McCollum, behind the scenes Lillard helped guide Simons' development. That...

Popovich, Spurs face unknown with another youthful roster

Sep. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker may be walking through that door at the San Antonio Spurs' practice facility, but they are only coming to visit. In their place on the court is a bunch of fresh-faced youngsters who may want to wear a name tag to curry...

New York Liberty, WNBA players populate World Cup rosters

Sep. 26, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — New York has long been known as a melting pot, a city of diversity. That moniker also works for the city's WNBA franchise, the New York Liberty, which has seven players competing in the women's World Cup for five different countries. Overall, there...

China eyeing a medal for first time in 28 years

Sep. 26, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It's been 28 years since China last won a medal at the World Cup, finishing second in the 1994 games. With a dominant inside presence, led by Han Xu and Li Yueru, plus talented shooters and quick guards, the Chinese team has gotten off to a strong start in Australia...

Australia hands Canada its first loss of World Cup, 75-72

Sep. 26, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Ezi Magbegor had 16 points and five blocks to help Australia beat Canada 75-72 on Monday night in the women's World Cup. The win caused a log-jam atop Group B with Australia, Canada and France all with three wins with one game left for each team. “We...