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Today in History: October 16, Cuban missile crisis begins

Oct. 16, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2022. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...