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FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2018, file photo, Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith (4) speaks with an official during the second half of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics, in Arlington, Texas. Diggins-Smith wants to find a new team to play for in the 2020 WNBA season. (Steve Hamm/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Diggins-Smith wants to leave Dallas and play elsewhere

Jan. 27, 2020 7:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith wants to find a new team to play for next season. “I don’t plan on playing in Dallas next year,” Diggins-Smith told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday. “I’m happy to be playing in this league and I want to...

In this March 2, 2019 photo, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Gianna Bryant, 13, was going to carry on a basketball legacy

Jan. 27, 2020 7:06 PM EST

She had next. Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball’s female version of him. She was going to play at Connecticut and head to the WNBA. That was the plan....

Maya Moore at peace with decision to skip second WNBA season

Jan. 27, 2020 5:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore sees missing a second consecutive WNBA season as an extension of her decision to skip last year. The 30-year-old told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday that her work pushing criminal justice reform wasn't done yet. “I think when I...

Portland, Phoenix among finalists for 2025-26 Final Four

Jan. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA could potentially be headed out West again for the women's Final Four with Portland and Phoenix as two of the finalists for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the organization announced Monday. The national semifinals haven't been out West since Denver hosted in 2012. The Final Four...

People gather at a memorial near Staples Center after the death of Laker legend Kobe Bryant Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

Los Angeles unites in grief for adopted son Kobe Bryant

Jan. 27, 2020 2:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. "Kobe!" and "MVP! MVP!" They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant. Candles burned alongside hand-lettered messages scrawled on signs and the pavement. Bunches of flowers piled up, some with...

Fox to televise 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups

Jan. 27, 2020 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will televise the 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups under an agreement for English-language U.S. rights reached between the network and the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football. As part of the deal announced Monday, Fox also will televise...

Oregon's Minyon Moore (23) celebrates with Jaz Shelley (4), Sabrina Ionescu (20) and Satou Sabally (0) following Oregon's victory over Oregon State in an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Oregon moves up to No. 3 in AP women's basketball poll

Jan. 27, 2020 1:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon moved up one spot in The Associated Press women's basketball poll to No. 3 after beating rival Oregon State twice in a 48-hour span. The Ducks jumped UConn to move behind South Carolina and Baylor in the Top 25 released Monday. The Gamecocks received 26 first-place votes from the...

POLL ALERT: Oregon jumps UConn to No. 3 in women's AP Top 25 basketball poll, South Carolina and Baylor remain 1-2

Jan. 27, 2020 1:00 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Oregon jumps UConn to No. 3 in women's AP Top 25 basketball poll, South Carolina and Baylor remain 1-2.
Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, is congratulated by Australia's Nick Kyrgios after winning their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Steady Nadal beats animated Kyrgios in 4 at Australian Open

Jan. 27, 2020 8:37 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the 'tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios. Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry. The No. 1-ranked Nadal kept his thoughts to...

Former Australian Open champion Margaret Court holds up the women's Australian Open trophy, the Daphne Ackhurst Memorial Cup, as her 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam is celebrated at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Court gets recognition, without addressing Australian crowd

Jan. 27, 2020 8:33 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Margaret Court was present but didn't address the crowd at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of her calendar-year Grand Slam in 1970, a tricky event for Australian Open organizers trying to balance recognition of the achievement with their responsibility to promote...