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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

TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

TENERIFE, Spain — The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant force in the sport for the past … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

Storm and Mystics to meet in WNBA Finals

Elena Delle Donne has the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they’ll face Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm. The star forward came to Washington last year to try and lead the Mystics to a championship. She has them one step away. “D.C.’s become home to me,” … Continue reading Storm and Mystics to meet in WNBA Finals

NEW YORK | Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery for third straight year

NEW YORK  — The Las Vegas Aces will pick first in the WNBA draft for a third straight year. Las Vegas won the draft lottery Tuesday night after barely missing the playoffs this past season. The Aces had the second-best chance (27.6 percent) to secure the top choice after finishing with the second-worst combined record … Continue reading NEW YORK | Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery for third straight year