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Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi lead USA Basketball World Cup selections

The United States will go for an unprecedented third consecutive FIBA World Cup gold medal when the tournament tips off Saturday in Tenerife, Spain.The USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee announced the finalized roster Wednesday. It features...

Champions Seattle Storm would turn down White House invite

The Seattle Storm last visited the White House in 2011 right after their second WNBA championship in 2010.After the series sweep on Wednesday though, don’t expect them to visit President Trump anytime soon.On Friday, Sue Bird, the Storm’s point...

Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury.''We thought, 'Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?''' Bird reminisced.The...

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant gives tips to Sparks’ Candace Parker

Candace Parker might be a a two-time MVP and one of the greatest players in the WNBA, but even she’s always learning about basketball.The Los Angeles Sparks forward was playing basketball at the gym while former Los Angeles Lakers...

Storm dominates and takes a 1-0 lead in WNBA finas

It was raining buckets, and assists, for the Seattle Storm Friday night.In game one of the WNBA finals, the Storm dominated from get-go and beat the Washington Mystics 89-76.The Storm also had twice as many assists as their opponent:...

Point guards go to head of Hoops Hall class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Lefty Driesell had the crowd laughing. Dino Radja fought back tears. Blue Devils and Tar Heels brought their rivalry to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Ray Allen made a peace offering to his spurned...

Hoops Hall opens doors to point guards

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The latest on the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):10:25 p.m.Ray Allen gave a shoutout to former Celtics teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in his Hall of Fame induction speech.He called...

Elena Delle Donne is basketball’s best free-throw shooter

Elena Delle Donne’s transformation into professional basketball’s most dependable foul shooter began with a bold suggestion from her first high school coach.Steve Johnson urged the future WNBA MVP to scrap the shooting stroke that had carried her to national...

D.C. Mayor Bowser gets into a friendly wager with Seattle’s mayor for WNBA Finals

With the Washington Mystics playing for the WNBA Championship, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has gotten herself in a friendly wager rooting for her home team. Holding the other half of the wager for the Seattle Storm is the mayor of...

Bird’s big 4th quarter puts end to Mercury season

SEATTLE — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of...

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