| Aug 5, 2012
| 8:47 PM
— The U.S. women's basketball team destroyed China, 114-66, on Saturday afternoon at Olympic Park Basketball Arena, closing pool play unbeaten in five games and setting team records while doing so.
In winning its 38th straight Olympic game, the...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 11:45 PM
After the United States overwhelmed France, 86-50, in the Olympic women's basketball final Saturday in London, new introductions were in order.
"My name is not Angel McCoughtry. My name is Angel McCoughtry, gold medalist," the former St. Frances star...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Former UConn All-Americans Bria Hartley, Stefanie Dolson, current Husky All-American Breanna Stewart and Connecticut Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike are among the 27 players who will begin training in defense of the USA's FIBA World Championship title on...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Heading overseas is a way of life for many WNBA players as they supplement what they earn in the United States.
Over the years, two of the more lucrative places have been Israel and Russia, each torn by political strife that may not stop WNBA players...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Mount Carmel (Ill.) graduate Tyra Buss, who broke the state career scoring record with 4,897 points last season, was named girls basketball player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association on Monday.
Buss is one of 20 student-...
| Jul 27, 2014
The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.
The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night's series finale...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:05 PM
On Wednesday, one of my daughters asked me for help in picking the top female athlete of the past year. She's only 8 and she still thinks dad knows a thing or two, at least for the moment.
She was voting in the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards. She'...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Trying to relax in the players' lounge at Allstate Arena after another late June loss, Sky forward Elena Delle Donne's frustration was starting to show.
She has been battling debilitating headaches and exhaustion. The Sky have dropped eight of their...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The camp worker asked Jahlil Okafor a few biographical questions for his introduction to the young children he would be speaking to Wednesday morning.
It was standard stuff, but the last one made the 6-foot-11 giant chuckle a slightly embarrassed...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's worth noting when a school building reaches 50 years of educating students, but it's a point of pride when many graduates go on to become famous athletes, performers or successful businesspeople.
A celebratory picnic after school on Friday paid...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:01 PM
UNCASVILLE — She was gone by dawn. Sue Bird had a chance to see Geno Auriemma's wife, Kathy, and their family. She saw Maria Conlon and Morgan Valley.
And, pffft, just liked that after winless Seattle lost 71-59 to the Sun on Friday night, Bird...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:03 PM
He led his team to the Class 4A state championship, is a McDonald’s All-American and national player of the year, a Parade All-American and is ranked the No. 1 player in his class.
She was named Ms. Basketball of Illinois in 2013, is a Parade All-...