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 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    March 19, 2023

First round of March Madness features double-digit comebacks

No lead seemed safe on Saturday in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament. Baylor, Miami and Ohio State all rallied from double-digits deficits to advance to the second round. The Bears trailed by 18 points against Alabama early on and...

 

Brittney Griner re-signs with Phoenix Mercury

Brittney Griner will be back in the WNBA this season, once again playing with the Phoenix Mercury. Griner, who was a free agent, re-signed with the team Tuesday. The 32-year-old Griner had said she would return to Phoenix in a social media post in...

 

Wife of WNBA's Griner tells AP scheduled call never happened

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple's fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed...

 
 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    May 4, 2022

WNBA to honor Brittney Griner with league-wide floor decals

The WNBA will honor Phoenix star Brittney Griner with a floor decal and allow the Mercury to pay her without it counting against the team's salary cap, the league announced Tuesday. The All-Star center remains in Russia after being detained...

 

WNBA players say life in Russia was lucrative but lonely

For the elite athletes in the WNBA, spending the offseason playing in Russia can mean earning more money than they can make back home — sometimes even two or three times as much. But those who have done that also describe the loneliness of being...

 
 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    March 18, 2022

Russian media: Detention of WNBA's Griner extended to May 19

Russian media reported that the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner was extended until May 19, a development that could see the two-time Olympic champion being held for at least three months before her case is resolved. The case of the...

 
 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    March 13, 2022

No. 1 women: South Carolina, NC State, Stanford, Louisville

Dawn Staley and South Carolina are once again a No. 1 seed in the women's basketball NCAA Tournament — a familiar role for the Gamecocks. South Carolina earned the the top overall seed in this year's tournament field, which was announced Sunday...

 
 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    March 6, 2022

EXPLAINER: Why WNBA players go overseas to play in offseason

Russia has been a popular destination for WNBA players like Brittney Griner over the past two decades because of the money they can make playing there in the winter. With top players earning more than $1 million — nearly quadruple what they can mak...

 

Candace Parker voted AP Female Athlete of Year for 2nd time

Candace Parker wrestled with the decision to make a huge change in her life and leave Los Angeles — where she had played her entire WNBA career — and head home to Chicago. In the end, the appeal of a homecoming was too much for Parker to ignore,...

 

Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday...

 
 By Doug Feinberg    Sports    March 17, 2017

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been pretty easy to pick UConn to win the title the last few years. While the path may be more difficult this season, the result will be the same. The question is what will happen in the other 57 games in the women's bracket...

 

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...

 

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