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U.S. women hold off Serbia 94-74

 September 29, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

With Serbia hanging around midway through the fourth quarter, Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s basketball team stepped up their play to finally pull away.

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Griner leads U.S. women to victory in world championship opener

 September 28, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Brittney Griner made an immediate impact in her first women’s world championship game.

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U.S. women look to defend their title

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

While the U.S. women’s basketball team is a heavy favorite to win another gold medal at the world championship, the Americans have shown some unusual vulnerability.

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USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.\n

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Taurasi leads Mercury to a sweep

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 4:59 am

Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship.

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Embattled Ferry takes leave

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player.\nHawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed,...

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Harden leads Team USA into World Cup final

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Barcelona, Spain - James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night.Harden scored all of his 16 points in the...

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Mercury look to close out Sky tonight

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy.Especially if star center Brittney Griner can't play after being hit in the...

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Mercury rout Sky in WNBA Finals opener

 September 8, 2014; Updated: 11:47 pm

Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout.

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Team USA finishes pool play unbeaten

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 3:33 am

Bilbao, Spain — The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

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Sky headed to WNBA Finals after beating Fever

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 2:28 am

Indianapolis — With a trip to the WNBA Finals on the line, Allie Quigley came through when her Chicago Sky teammates needed her the most.

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U.S. beats Dominicans 106-71 at basketball worlds

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Bilbao, Spain - They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.First, they had to take care of Bilbao.The Americans wrapped up the No. 1 seed in their group Wednesday, improving to 4-0 at the...

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Taurasi lifts Mercury to 96-78 win over Lynx

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 1:58 am

Phoenix — Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games.

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Unbeaten U.S. routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Bilbao, Spain - American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.The U.S. response wasn't nearly as interesting. Just pound...

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Sky, Fever are going the limit

 September 2, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Rosemont, Ill. - Courtney Vandersloot and her Chicago Sky teammates would prefer to take the lead early on. Instead, they have been rallying from big deficits in the WNBA playoffs.In their latest game, Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points...

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Lynx aren't done yet

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Minneapolis - After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive.The league's MVP scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Lynx avoided elimination by beating the...

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Team USA struggles early, but rallies to get past Turkey

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Bilbao, Spain - They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters."I guess we felt like...

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WNBA playoffs

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Fever 77, Sky 70Briann January scored 19 points and Shavonte Zellous added 18 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 77-70 on Saturday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals.Indiana took a 60-48 lead into the...

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Delle Donne rallies Sky past Dream

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the fourth quarter, including the winning jumper with 8.4 seconds left, as the Chicago Sky rallied from 20 points down to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the Eastern...

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WNBA playoffs

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Dream 92, Sky 83Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 39 points, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their WNBA playoff series at one game apiece.Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner...

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WNBA roundup

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Fever 81 Mystics 76 (OT)Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Indiana Fever defeated the Washington Mystics 81-76 to sweep the best-of-three series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.Catchings' 3-pointer...

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Drummond a surprise addition to U.S. team

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable.Those were conclusions made by U.S. team officials when they selected the 12 players who would...

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Chicago Sky take WNBA playoff opener against Atlanta Dream

 August 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Tiffany Vandersloot made a tiebreaking jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series.The game's decisive shot came after officials reviewed a loose...

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WNBA playoffs

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:56 am

Fever 78, Mystics 73After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when Indiana needed her most.

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Maya Moore named MVP of WNBA

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:56 am

Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.

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