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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...

Vatican cyclist spreading the pope's message at worlds

Sep. 23, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A plain white helmet like the pope’s skullcap. The Holy See’s crossed keys seal stamped on his white and yellow jersey over his heart. Dutch-born cyclist Rien Schuurhuis will carry an enormous sense of duty when he races for the Vatican in...

France spoils LJ's return, beats Australia in World Cup

Sep. 22, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Lauren Jackson was emotional after playing her first game for Australia in 12 years. The Hall of Famer didn't get the result she wanted as the Opals lost to France 70-57 on Thursday to cap off the opening day of the women's World Cup. “It was...

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...