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NEW YORK | UConn No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25 again after Notre Dame win

NEW YORK— UConn is back in a familiar place — No. 1 in the women’s basketball poll. The Huskies moved up one place to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday by 18 points. UConn was the unanimous choice from the 31-member national media panel Monday. Geno Auriemma didn’t want … Continue reading NEW YORK | UConn No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25 again after Notre Dame win

Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of rivalry

There’s been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women’s college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn. From Breanna Stewart‘s dominance of the Irish in the Final Four while UConn won four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale’s last-second shot in overtime of the national semifinals last season … Continue reading Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of rivalry

NEW YORK | Notre Dame-UConn still 1-2 in women’s AP Top 25

NEW YORK — Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday. Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9 Oregon State in the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Notre Dame-UConn still 1-2 in women’s AP Top 25

NEW YORK | WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season

NEW YORK  — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last playoff game, whichever was later. … Continue reading NEW YORK | WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season

NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

NEW YORK — It’s been a busy few months for Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame Fighting Irish after they won the national championship in April on a last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale. There were award ceremonies, a trip to the ESPYs and Ogunbowale’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now with the season beginning … Continue reading NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | Staley guides US to another gold using calm demeanor

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain  — Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. It’s gold medal or bust. She experienced it first as a player with the U.S., then as an assistant and now as the team’s head coach. She’s been successful in each position, helping the Americans win gold. … Continue reading SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | Staley guides US to another gold using calm demeanor

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | Golden girls: US wins third straight World Cup title

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain— The United States continued its run of dominance on the biggest stages for women’s basketball. Brittney Griner scored 15 points to help the U.S. beat Australia 73-56 and win the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup on Sunday night. It was the third consecutive World Cup title for the U.S., … Continue reading SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | Golden girls: US wins third straight World Cup title

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | US beats pesky Nigeria 71-40 in World Cup quarterfinals

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — With not much going right offensively, U.S. coach Dawn Staley turned to the Seattle Storm trio to help jumpstart the offense. The move worked as Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird sparked a 14-3 run to close the first half and rally the U.S. to a 71-40 … Continue reading SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | US beats pesky Nigeria 71-40 in World Cup quarterfinals