Women's basketball

In this photo Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley is interviewed by a reporter next to the trophy for the National Women's Soccer League championship during a media event at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. The National Women’s Soccer League opens its seventh season this weekend with lingering some questions about the overall health of the league but the encouraging possibility of a World Cup “bump.” (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson, File)
April 13, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a "bump" from the World Cup. The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SPELLING OF NAME - Notre Dame's Jackie Young, right, poses for a photo with WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth after being selected as the number one pick in the draft by the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA basketball draft, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 10, 2019 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Young said it was a dream come to true to be taken first in the WNBA draft. The Notre Dame guard, who decided to enter the draft early and skip her senior season, was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. "Since I was a little girl I always wanted to play...
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Baylor center Kalani Brown holds the championship trophy next to guard Chloe Jackson (24) after Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81 in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 08, 2019 - 12:55 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game. The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years, with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time...
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Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale stands on the court during the last seconds of the Final Four championship game against Baylor in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Baylor won 82-81. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 9:19 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame's chances of repeating as national champions no longer a possibility, Arike Ogunbowale doubled over in disappointment. The Fighting Irish star, a year removed from hitting the winning jumper for a national title, went to the foul line for two shots with 1.9 seconds...
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Baylor guard Chloe Jackson cheers during the second half against Notre Dame the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 07, 2019 - 7:25 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds. Chloe Jackson made a layup to put Baylor...
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April 07, 2019 - 7:17 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor holds off Notre Dame when Arike Ogunbowale misses late foul shot, wins women's NCAA basketball championship 82-81.
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Baylor forward Lauren Cox yells as she holds her left knee, during the second half against Notre Dame in the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 7:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor star Lauren Cox has been taken off the court in a wheelchair with an apparent left knee injury during the third quarter of the NCAA women's national championship game against Notre Dame. The Lady Bears, seeking their third national title, led 62-50 with 1:22 remaining...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2003, file photo, Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac, top, fights to keep his balance after New Jersey Nets forward Kenyon Marton tried to steal the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. NBA stars Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma are the headliners of the 2019 class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The honorees were announced Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis before the Final Four. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
April 06, 2019 - 5:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons. Back when the slick-passing Serbian big man was in the paint, the Kings had quite...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw answers questions during a news conference at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame will play Baylor on Sunday for the national championship. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 06, 2019 - 2:28 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It's been a somewhat difficult road back to the title game for Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, who face Baylor on Sunday night for the NCAA title, came into the season as the favorites to repeat as champions, with nearly everyone back from last season's team...
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Baylor players celebrate their 72-67 win over Oregon during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
April 06, 2019 - 1:12 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is excited that Sunday's night championship game will have two women coaches. The Fighting Irish will be looking to join UConn, Tennessee and Southern Cal in winning consecutive titles during the NCAA era against Baylor. It will be the first...
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