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UConn to rejoin Big East, board vote makes it official

Jun. 26, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan Herbst signed a contract, and the teams are...

Former UCLA gymnast Ohashi to make pro debut at Aurora Games

Jun. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...

Aces close on 7-1 run, beat short-handed Storm 60-56

Jun. 26, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 14 points and 13 rebounds, A'ja Wilson added 12 points, eight boards and three blocks, and the Las Vegas Aces used a closing 7-1 run to beat the short-handed Seattle Storm 60-56 on Tuesday night. Seattle's second-leading scorer Jewell Loyd injured her right ankle early in...

James Wade has Sky playing well with wins in 5 of last 6

Jun. 25, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a slow start, first-year coach James Wade has simplified things for the Chicago Sky, and it's paid off. The Sky have won five of their last six games, including a victory over the Connecticut Sun. "You have this vision you want to throw so much at them. Sometimes the best thing is to...

Lynx hold off Fever 78-74 after losing 22-point lead

Jun. 25, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 25 points, including two free throws with 29.1 seconds left, and the Minnesota Lynx held off the Indiana Fever 78-74 on Tuesday night despite blowing a 22-point lead. Minnesota was ahead 43-23 at halftime until Indiana scored 24 of the next 30 points to tie it at 60....

Smith revitalized for Cal coaching job after Liberty stint

Jun. 25, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer once told Charmin Smith coaching would absolutely be in her future. Smith didn't see it at the time. Pursuing an engineering career had become her backup plan after Smith got cut from the WNBA when "someone named Sue Bird came in to the...

Fever have travel woes getting home from Seattle

Jun. 24, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

The Indiana Fever had quite an adventure getting back home after finishing off a three-game road trip in Seattle this weekend. Suffice to say, Fever veteran Natalie Achonwa didn't expect the trip would involve an 8 ½-hour bus haul. "Control the controllables. ... outside of that, I'm just along for the...

Baylor women to host Georgia as part of Big 12/SEC Challenge

Jun. 24, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Defending national champion Baylor will host Georgia on Dec. 4 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge women's basketball event. The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 released the pairings for the event on Monday. Texas Tech hosts Mississippi in the other Dec. 4 Big 12/SEC Challenge game....

AP source: Big East votes to invite UConn to rejoin

Jun. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The presidents of the schools in the Big East voted Monday to extend an invitation to UConn to rejoin the conference for basketball and other sports. A person with firsthand knowledge confirmed that the schools' presidents voted by conference call on Monday morning. That person...

Ex-Kentucky center Dorie Harrison transferring to Lipscomb

Jun. 24, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Kentucky center Dorie Harrison is transferring to Lipscomb. Lipscomb announced Monday that it was adding Harrison, who sat out the 2018-19 season for unspecified personal health reasons. The move represents a homecoming for the 6-foot-3 Harrison, who graduated from Hillsboro...