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Georgia's Taylor keeps coaching, running through pregnancy

Jan. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Joni Taylor gets intense on the sideline coaching the Georgia Lady Bulldogs. Her actions recently have been making her players nervous. It's understandable. Taylor is coaching for two and she is due to give birth next month. Taylor can laugh at the concerns because she said her doctor...

AP sources: Moore, Charles given franchise tags

Jan. 14, 2019 10:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore and Tina Charles aren't going anywhere. Two people familiar with the deals told The Associated Press that the former UConn teammates were given the franchise tag by Minnesota and New York for the upcoming WNBA season. It's no real surprise that the perennial All-Stars won't hit...

Tennessee loses three in a row for first time in 33 years

Jan. 14, 2019 3:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee saw three of its incredible streaks end this week as the 13th-ranked Lady Vols have a three-game losing streak for the first time in 33 years. They also lost three Southeastern Conference games for the first time in school history. The team, which hadn't dropped three in a row...

No. 5 Oregon women rout UCLA 72-52 with dominant 4th quarter

Jan. 13, 2019 7:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing much fazes Satou Sabally and No. 5 Oregon. Not when they're blowing out opponents by 20 or 40 points. Except when Kobe Bryant stops by their locker room. The Los Angeles Lakers legend visited the Ducks on Friday night when they beat Southern California by 40 points. Two days...

Rookie Binnington picks up 3rd win, Blues beat Stars 3-1

Jan. 13, 2019 1:23 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — St. Louis Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington has had nothing but success since being called up from the American Hockey League. Binnington won his third straight start, Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and the Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Saturday night. "It's a good week,"...

Cronan, Penicheiro among Women's Hall of Fame finalists

Jan. 10, 2019 8:12 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee women's athletic director Joan Cronan and four-time WNBA All-Star Ticha Penicheiro are among the 12 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday. The Hall of Fame will release its official 2019 class on Feb. 4. The class will be inducted June...

WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft

Jan. 10, 2019 1:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1...

AP source: Nets minority owner's group nearing Liberty deal

Jan. 9, 2019 4:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai is close to adding another New York team to his sports portfolio. An investment group led by the co-founder of the Alibaba Group is close to a deal to buy the Liberty, a person familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The...

Mercury fire assistant coach after domestic violence charge

Jan. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have fired assistant coach Todd Troxel following an independent investigation into alleged domestic violence. The team issued a statement Tuesday saying it had interviewed Troxel and his fiancee and concluded that his conduct during the incident was unacceptable. Troxel...

Sparks hire Danita Johnson from Clippers as team president

Jan. 7, 2019 3:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Danita Johnson as president and chief operation officer in her second stint with the WNBA team. She previously worked as the team's senior vice president. Johnson most recently was director of business operations for the Los Angeles Clippers, overseeing...