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Lauren Jackson back in international basketball at age 41

Aug. 10, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

Lauren Jackson has been named on her fifth FIBA World Cup roster for Australia in her comeback to international basketball, in a selection that was somewhat expected. Not so expected were the tears that came when the 41-year-old Jackson was officially informed of her place in the...

Jonquel Jones' double-double leads Sun past Sparks 97-71

Aug. 10, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun ease past the Los Angeles Sparks 97-71 on Tuesday night. Connecticut (23-11) stayed a game behind second-place Las Vegas in the playoff chase. The Sun will stay in Los Angeles for a rematch...

Plum scored 18 of her 22 points in 2nd half, Aces beat Dream

Aug. 10, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half, A’ja Wilson had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces held off the Atlanta Dream 97-90 on Tuesday night. Las Vegas (24-10) pulled within one game of first-place Chicago with two games to play,...

Storm set WNBA record with 37 assists, beat Sky 111-100

Aug. 09, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and nine rebounds, Gabby Williams added 21 points and seven assists, and the Seattle Storm set a WNBA record with 37 assists in a 111-100 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. Seattle also set a franchise record for scoring in...

AP sources: ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

As the Big Ten prepares to become a 16-team, coast-to-coast superconference with the additions of USC and UCLA in 2024, it is ending a 40-year relationship with ESPN and moving toward partnerships with two new networks. Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...

WNBA playoff races still going strong in final week

Aug. 09, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

With one week left in the WNBA regular season, there's still a lot to be decided as far as the postseason goes. Six teams have clinched spots in the playoffs that begin next week although none of the seeds has been locked up just yet. Chicago is in the driver's seat...

Veteran emissary Richardson hopeful for Griner, Whelan swap

Aug. 09, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations, said Tuesday he was hopeful about the chances of a two-for-two prisoner swap that could result in Russia's release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed...

AP source: Durant reiterates desire to be traded by Brooklyn

Aug. 08, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

Kevin Durant has again told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai that he wants to be traded, reiterating a request he first made nearly six weeks ago, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed Monday night. Durant also told Tsai that he has concerns about the Nets’ direction under...

Dallas clinches playoff berth behind Mabrey's career-high 31

Aug. 08, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored a career-high 31 points, Teaira McCowan had 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Wings beat the New York Liberty 86-77 on Monday night to clinch a playoff berth. Dallas (17-16), which has won five straight games for the first...

Mercury's Taurasi out for rest of season with quad injury

Aug. 08, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will miss the remainder of the season with a quadriceps strain. Taurasi missed the last two games with the injury and the team announced Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will not be available as the Mercury fight for...