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Lynx plan Whalen event, more seats for regular-season finale

Aug. 15, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will make additional seats available in the upper level of the arena for their final regular-season home game and farewell to star point guard Lindsay Whalen. The Lynx said Wednesday they've added inventory to meet ticket demand that has surged since the 36-year-old...

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Aug. 15, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by...

Clemson basketball to play for US in World University Games

Aug. 15, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's men's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games in Italy next summer. The school announced the Tigers' selection Wednesday. Clemson will compete against teams from throughout the world from July 3 to July 14 in Naples. Clemson is the just...

Unified Korean women's basketball team wins at Asian Games

Aug. 15, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women's basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games. South Korean player Park Hyejin said center Ro Suk Yong, guard Jang Mi Gyong and guard Kim Hye Yon joined nine others from...

Udonis Haslem having talks with Heat, deciding on return

Aug. 15, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem is creating jobs, while working toward getting his Miami Heat job back for another season. Haslem has had talks with the Heat in recent days as he continues working through the process of deciding whether to return for a 16th season. There is no timetable for a decision, but...

Gray scores career-high 26, Sparks beat Liberty 74-66

Aug. 15, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored a career-high 26 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 74-66 on Tuesday night. Los Angeles (19-13) is tied with Connecticut for the fourth playoff spot — with the Sun holding the...

Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record, Sky beat Lynx 91-88

Aug. 14, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA's single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88 on Tuesday night. Vandersloot set the record on a no-look, one-handed pass in the third quarter that gave her 237...

Jones scores 27, Sun hand Wings 9th straight loss

Aug. 14, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-76 on Tuesday night to spoil the head-coaching debut of Taj McWilliams-Franklin. McWilliams-Franklin was named interim coach on Sunday after Fred Williams was fired. Connecticut (19-13)...

Court dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

Aug. 14, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court. Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging...

Wake AD sits 'tight' as coach goes through legal process

Aug. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman says the school is "sitting tight" while the legal process continues for an assistant basketball coach who police say punched a New York City tourist who later died. Wellman spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, four days after the...