Women's basketball

Arizona Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, left, and Satou Sabally pressure Arizona's Aari McDonald during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
March 29, 2020 - 3:49 pm
Arizona guard Aari McDonald will return for her senior season, bypassing a chance to leave early for the WNBA. “I am already counting down the days until I can get back on the court with my teammates and I can't wait to play one more season in front of the best fans in the country,” she posted on...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
March 28, 2020 - 12:05 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and the Washington Mystics, in Washington. The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year. The league announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that its draft will still be held April 17 as originally scheduled, but without players, fans or media in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The WNBA draft is a time to celebrate the exceptional athletes whose hard work and dreams are realized with their selections in the draft,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 26, 2020 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year. The league announced Thursday that its draft will still be held April 17 as originally scheduled, but without players, fans or media in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The WNBA draft is a time to celebrate the...
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A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 25, 2020 - 12:55 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Brazilian tennis player Thiago Seyboth Wild said Tuesday he has the coronavirus and is recovering. The 20-year-old Seyboth Wild, ranked No. 114, said on Twitter that he has been taking care of himself and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu acknowledges the crowd with teammates after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Southern in Eugene, Ore. Ionescu capped off a unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club. Oregon's star guard was a unanimous choice Monday, March 23, 2020, as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year. She was only the second player ever to the lone recipient of votes, joining Breanna Stewart, since the award was first given in 1995. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, FIle)
March 23, 2020 - 12:01 pm
Sabrina Ionescu capped off a unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club. Oregon's star guard was a unanimous choice Monday as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year, receiving all 30 votes from the national media panel that selects the Top 25 each week during the...
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A visitor looks down an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 19, 2020 - 11:05 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic due to concerns over the coronavirus. The race outside of Sacramento, California, had been slated for May 16. MX Sports Pro Racing,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Connecticut's Megan Walker (3) shoots over Virginia's Dominique Toussaint during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn. Walker was selected to The Associated Press women's All-America first team, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Walker, who declared she was entering the WNBA draft and not returning for her senior season, averaged 19.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 47.7% from the field. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 19, 2020 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu has joined an elite group, becoming a three-time All-American. The Oregon senior shattered the NCAA career triple-double mark and became the first player in college history to have 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. She earned a spot on The Associated...
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South Carolina's Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan grabs for confetti after defeating Mississippi State in a championship match at the Southeastern Conference women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 17, 2020 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dawn Staley and South Carolina are No. 1 in the final Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. The Gamecocks received 26 first-place votes from the national media panel in voting released Tuesday. No. 2 Oregon garnered the other four votes...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley reacts during a championship match against Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C. Staley knows that Monday, March 16, 2020, was supposed to be the night that women's basketball got put in the national spotlight with the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal. But with the NCAA Tournament canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, she said she'll most likely be sitting at home with her dog, Champ. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
March 16, 2020 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows that Monday was supposed to be the night that women's basketball got put in the national spotlight with the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal. She was set to watch the selection show with her team and thousands of Gamecocks fans at Colonial Life...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 15, 2020 - 12:42 am
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 12:30 a.m.. Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says it will pay its part-time and hourly employees impacted by the cancellations due to the coronavirus...
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