Women's college basketball

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen watches as guard Jasmine Brunson (21) brings the ball up against New Hampshire during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis. Whalen got her first win as a coach as Minnesota won 70-47. (Aaron Lavinksy/Star Tribune via AP, File)
November 12, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Whalen has Minnesota in the AP Top 25 women's basketball poll. The first-year coach became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women's basketball poll Monday at No. 25. Whalen is the 12th to accomplish the feat at the same...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer shouts to her players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, in Piscataway, N.J. Stringer is one victory away from becoming the fifth Division I women's basketball coach to reach 1,000 victories. She'll get her first chance to join the exclusive club Tuesday night, Nov. 13, 2018, against Central Connecticut State. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
November 12, 2018 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When C. Vivian Stringer first started coaching 46 years ago, there weren't many female African-American basketball coaches to turn to for advice. So she looked elsewhere. "Everyone that was helping me was men," she said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "Men like John...
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File-This March 31, 2018, file photo shows Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw responding to a question during a news conference for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. College basketball season's starting earlier and earlier and that's something top coaches McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about it. A sport that used to begin practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks sooner. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, will be the first day of games with nearly 100 women's contests scheduled and nearly 150 men's ones as well. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 06, 2018 - 2:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball season begins Tuesday — the earliest it's ever started. Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about that, either. A sport that used to start official practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks...
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United States coach Dawn Staley gives instructions to her players during the Women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
October 01, 2018 - 2:16 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — 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...
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Sue Bird of the United States, left, lifts the trophy as Queen Letizia applauds after winning the Women's Basketball World Cup final match against Australia in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
September 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece of history together. The pair has been a key part of all three titles and...
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The Australian team celebrate their victory over Spain, in the Women's basketball World Cup semi final match between Spain and Australia in Tenerife, Spain, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo Andres Gutierrez)
September 30, 2018 - 6:06 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — It's medal day at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. The U.S. will face Australia for the gold medal on Sunday night. The Americans have won the last two golds with the Opals winning their lone championship in 2006. The U.S. will need to find a way to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Australia center Liz Cambage (8) reaches for a rebound in front of Japan guard Sanae Motokawa during the first half of a women's basketball game at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cambage is averaging a FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup-best 25.8 points a game while only playing 20.4 minutes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 29, 2018 - 1:33 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Australia coach Sandy Brondello credits a training camp in February and playing in the Commonwealth Games at home as a major reason that her team has looked so fluid in its run to the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "This year we had a...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 25, 2018 - 11:39 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge declared Bill Cosby a "sexually violent predator" on Tuesday as he prepared to sentence the 81-year-old comedian for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago. The classification means that Cosby must undergo monthly counseling for the rest of his...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Norristown Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 24, 2018 - 8:06 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Montgomery County District Attorney...
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September 23, 2018 - 7:33 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Kia Nurse scored 20 of her 29 points in the second quarter and Canada beat South Korea 82-63 on Sunday. Canada (2-0) led 18-13 early in the second quarter before Nurse sparked a 25...
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