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Stewart, debuting Thomas help US beat Belgium in WCup opener

Sep. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Alyssa Thomas. She went from losing in the WNBA Finals on Sunday to flying 10,000 miles to Australia a day later to play for the United States in the World Cup. Thomas had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in her debut for the...

No Bird, Griner, Taurasi: US still favorite to win World Cup

Sep. 20, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster has undergone major changes since the Americans won gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year with Sue Bird retired and Brittney Griner in a Russian jail. Even without Bird and Griner — and no Diana Taurasi — the U.S. is the favorite...

Trio of title-winning Aces headline US World Cup roster

Sep. 20, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum won't have much time to recover after leading Las Vegas to the franchise's first WNBA championship. The trio will board a plane to Australia to try and help the U.S. win a fourth consecutive women's basketball World Cup. They...

Appreciation: Sue Bird gives basketball lasting assist

Sep. 07, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

Sue Bird just knows how to win. That's what she does. It's what she has always done. Few in sports can rival the success the point guard has had in women's basketball. Bill Russell and Serena Williams come to mind. Still, despite decades of success the G-O-A-T narrative is relatively...

US invites 29 players to women's hoops World Cup camp

Aug. 16, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

The U.S. women's basketball team will have a lot of new faces when the Americans play in the FIBA World Cup next month in Australia. Gone to retirement are Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, who were key parts of the Americans' dominance over the last two decades of international...

Column: One last salute to four of our greatest athletes

Aug. 12, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

To call them four of the greatest athletes in the history of women's sports is a bit of a slight. Let's just call them four of the greatest. Period. In what should be a melancholy, reflective time for all sports fans, Serena Williams, Sue Bird, Sylvia...

Aces spoil Sue Bird's retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

Aug. 07, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was at the conclusion of her speech to the sold out crowd, nearly all of whom still remained, and decided — maybe hoped — this would not be the last time she would get to play in the city she's called home the past two decades. “I don't really have...

Sue Bird at peace for what could be final game in Seattle

Aug. 06, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Now that a bit of time has passed, Sue Bird knows she made the right decision announcing publicly what she knew inside — that this would be her last season. But the emotions that are likely to come when she plays what could be her final game in Seattle? Bird has no...

Diggins-Smith outshines Bird, Taurasi; Mercury beats Storm

Jul. 23, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored a career-high 35 points, Diana Taurasi hit 6 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with 28 points and the Phoenix Mercury used a dominant fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 94-78 Friday night. Sophie Cunningham hit five 3-pointers...

Las Vegas Aces have found winning ways again under Hammon

Jul. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

The All-Star break came at a good time for the Las Vegas Aces and since play resumed they've been on a roll. Las Vegas has won three straight — all on the road — averaging 102 points a game in those victories. “We have so many weapons on offense," said Aces guard...