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Lynx give coach, GM Cheryl Reeve multiyear extension

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has signed a multiyear contract extension. The Lynx made the announcement Friday but did not give specific terms. Reeve has guided the Lynx to four WNBA championships in 10 seasons. She added general manager duties in 2017....

Washington’s Sea-Tac airport expects delays caused by storm

Dec. 2, 2019 3:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Sea-Tac International Airport has warned passengers to expect delays as a winter storm hampers holiday travel. KING-TV reports the airport in Washington state recommends travelers plan for congested drive times. Officials have also asked customers to consider using public transportation to...

O'Reilly's goal lifts Blues to 3-1 win over Stars

Nov. 30, 2019 1:17 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly stopped his scoring drought with one timely play for the St. Louis Blues. O’Reilly broke a tie 18 seconds after Dallas pulled even, and the Blues beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night to extend their lead in the Central Division to five points over Winnipeg....

Fever names Stanley new head coach, expands Catchings duties

Nov. 26, 2019 2:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever needed a proven leader to take over as their next head coach. Marianne Stanley seemed like the perfect fit. On Tuesday, Fever officials announced they had hired the Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, who just celebrated her most recent championship last season as...

Women's college hoops season set to tip off

Nov. 5, 2019 2:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As soon as Sabrina Ionescu announced she was returning for her senior season at Oregon, the women's college basketball landscape changed. The Oregon Ducks became the favorite to win the championship after falling in the Final Four last season to Baylor — the eventual title winners....

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,...

Diggins-Smith has new outlook after giving birth to son

Nov. 2, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith's outlook on life has changed after giving birth to her son last spring. "It's different how I approach everything. I don't look at it like it's a job," the Dallas Wings' guard told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. "It's the best feeling in the world. I...

Players to go on strike in Spanish women's soccer league

Oct. 23, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted in...

Jenna Schroeder becomes 4th woman on NBA referee staff

Oct. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

Jenna Schroeder was an aggressive player in college, fouling out in two of her first three games as a guard at Saginaw Valley State and even picking up a technical foul for a colorful comment. She remembers that moment well. "I told the referee where to shove it," Schroeder said. That tale makes her career choice...

So bad for so long, does DC stand for District of Champions?

Oct. 22, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade. The attitude, he found, was not exactly reflective of a win-big mindset, much like the...