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Ionescu and No. 1 Oregon stun US women's national team

Nov. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked Oregon did something that few teams have done in the last two decades — beat the U.S. women's national team. Sabrina Ionescu scored 25 of her 30 points in the second half to lead the Ducks to the stunning 93-86 victory Saturday in an exhibition game. It was only the...

Top-ranked Oregon beats US national team 93-86

Nov. 9, 2019 10:56 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked Oregon stunned the U.S. women's national team 93-86 on Saturday to hand the Americans' their second loss to a college team in program history. The Americans haven't lost a major international game since falling in the semifinals of the 2006 World Championships to Russia. The...

UConn, Louisville to host US women's team in exhibitions

Nov. 6, 2019 11:33 PM EST

Diana Taurasi was excited to have another chance to play at Connecticut. This time she'll be wearing a USA jersey as the national team will play the No. 5 Huskies in an exhibition game on Jan. 27 at the XL Center. "It's always special when you get to go home," Taurasi said in a phone interview Wednesday. "I get...

Stanford women get special opportunity to face top Americans

Nov. 2, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — With USA on her uniform this time, Nneka Ogwumike dazzled as she has always done in Maples Pavilion. Grinning afterward, she reminded everyone, "I'm still undefeated at Maples." Tara VanDerveer's young Stanford team put on an impressive show of its own hosting U.S. stars Ogwumike,...

Curry breaks left hand in another embarrassing Warriors loss

Oct. 31, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In what has already been a rough start to the season for the Warriors, now Stephen Curry is down. A two-time MVP, Golden State's longest-tenured player and its oldest at age 31. The heart and soul of his team. Curry broke his left hand and became the latest injured Warriors player when...

Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Oct. 18, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach," Edwards says before...