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    NEW YORK (AP) — Bria Hartley made a replica New York Liberty jersey when she was 12 after attending one of their games at Madison Square Garden. Now the New York native will get to put on a real one after being traded with Kia Vaughn to the Liberty on Monday as part of a […]
  • UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s hoops poll

    NEW YORK (AP) — UConn still sits at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday after cruising to two more easy victories. The Huskies (20-0) have won an NCAA record 95 consecutive games and visit Temple on Wednesday before hosting Tulsa on Sunday. Following UConn is Baylor, Maryland, South Carolina and Mississippi […]
  • Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson drives around Houston's Brianne Coffman, left, in the half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    UConn wins 95th straight with 91-42 romp over Houston

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — By UConn standards, this was surely a slow start — trailing Houston four minutes into the game. The funk didn’t last long. The No. 1 Huskies went on a 21-0 run and blew out the Cougars 91-42 on Saturday to extend their record winning streak to 95 games. Gabby Williams scored […]
  • In this Dec. 23, 2016 photo, owner Dylan Welsh poses in Worden Hall restaurant in Boston. Welsh said Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, of the WNBA, is a long-time friend and co-investor in his restaurants. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    WNBA players starting to invest in food industry

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whether it’s to plan for their future once basketball is done, promote healthy living or just to have some fun, WNBA players such as Sue Bird and Maya Moore are getting involved in the food industry. The key is to do it with people they trust. Bird has invested in restaurants […]
  • Northwestern women's NCAA college basketball players, all wearing the jersey number of teammate Jordan Hankins, take part in a pregame ceremony at the Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Hankins, 19, a sophomore from Indianapolis, was found dead in her room earlier in the week. (Jim Young/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    Player suicides lead to tough set of questions for coaches

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suicide at Northwestern brought back painful memories for Penn track coach Steve Dolan. It was three years ago that one of his athletes, Madison Holleran, killed herself. He could empathize with what Northwestern coach Joe McKeown and his team were going through when Wildcats guard Jordan Hankins took her own […]
  • Connecticut guard Saniya Chong (12) and her teammates wave to fans after an NCAA college basketball game against SMU, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Dallas. Connecticut won 88-48, their 91st straight win. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    UConn still tops in AP women’s basketball poll

    Fresh off its record-breaking 91st consecutive victory, UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Huskies (16-0) routed SMU on Saturday to best their own NCAA mark and stay as the unanimous choice atop the poll. They garnered all 33 votes from the national media panel Monday. Baylor, Maryland, […]
  • Connecticut fans celebrate the women's basketball team's 91st straight win after an NCAA college basketball game against SMU, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Dallas. Connecticut won 88-48. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    ICYMI: UConn gets record win, Northwestern back on court

    NEW YORK (AP) — A record-breaking win, a somber victory, a triple-OT buzzer beater and a milestone reached, it was a busy week in women’s basketball. It’s 91 and counting now for UConn after the Huskies broke their own NCAA record on Saturday with a 40-point win over SMU. “Our first year we were 12-15 […]
  • WNBA free agency begins

    NEW YORK (AP) — Angel McCoughtry isn’t going anywhere when she returns from her break from the WNBA. The Dream gave the franchise tag to their star player so that when she does decide to play again she’ll be in Atlanta. Earlier this month, McCoughtry announced she’d skip an undetermined portion of the upcoming WNBA […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt watches her team against Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky. For every home game during the fall 2016-17 basketball season, a chair of Tennessee's bench is left vacant to honor former coach Summitt, who died June 28, 2016. But the Lady Vols aren't the only team paying tribute to Summitt. Harvard, Vermont and Kentucky are among the Division I teams joining Tennessee in wearing commemorative patches to honor one of the game's greatest ambassadors.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

    Lady Vols not alone this season in honoring Pat Summitt

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tributes to former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt in the season after her death are taking place at the program she built into a national power and on other campuses across the country. Harvard, Kentucky, Vermont and Division II program Metropolitan State of Denver are among the women’s basketball teams […]
  • Northwestern women's NCAA college basketball players, all wearing the jersey number of teammate Jordan Hankins, take part in a pregame ceremony at the Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Hankins, 19, a sophomore from Indianapolis, was found dead in her room earlier in the week. (Jim Young/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    Northwestern women’s hoops wins 1st game since Hankins death

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The Northwestern women’s basketball team honored Jordan Hankins by wearing her name and number during warmups and then, in a gym filled with the school’s athletes, won in its first game since her death. The Wildcats beat Indiana 80-67 Saturday, less than a week after the sophomore guard committed suicide. “I’ve […]