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Mercury's Taurasi out for rest of season with quad injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will miss the remainder of the season with a quadriceps strain. Taurasi missed the last two games with the injury and the team anno...

USA Swimming cuts deal to simplify anonymous abuse reporting

DENVER (AP) — USA Swimming has added technology to its abuse-reporting systems that will allow better communication between those coordinating investigations and reporters who want to remain anonymous...

Aces spoil Sue Bird's retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was at the conclusion of her speech to the sold out crowd, nearly all of whom still remained, and decided — maybe hoped — this would not be the last time she would get to play ...

Aussie plays in cricket final despite positive COVID-19 test

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Star batter Tahlia McGrath tested positive for COVID-19 but was still allowed to help Australia win the first Commonwealth Games gold medal awarded in women’s cricket, beati...

Today in History: August 7, allies land at Guadalcanal

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2022. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 7, ...

Sue Bird at peace for what could be final game in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Now that a bit of time has passed, Sue Bird knows she made the right decision announcing publicly what she knew inside — that this would be her last season. But the em...

Friday's Sports In Brief

NFL CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The NFL Players Association has filed a brief replying to the league’s appeal in Deshaun Watson’s discipline case. Former New Jersey Attorne...

Today in History: Aug. 6, U.S. drops atom bomb on Hiroshima

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2022. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 6...

Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday that it's open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Brittney Griner but strongly warned Washington against publicizing...

Brittney Griner recognized with WNBA moment of silence

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Following Brittney Griner's sentencing in Russia to nine years in prison Thursday, WNBA players, coaches and fans locked arms and tried to send the American basketball star st...

Jonquel Jones has 14 points, 10 rebounds as Sun beat Mercury

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Brionna Jones added 13 points and nine rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 77-64 on Thursday n...

McCowan makes late go-ahead layup, Wings beat Aces 82-80

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Teaira McCowan made a go-ahead layup with 11.4 seconds left to help the Dallas Wings beat the Las Vegas Aces 82-80 on Thursday night. Kelsey Plum sank a 3-poi...

EXPLAINER: What will it take to get Brittney Griner home?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap between the United ...

A look at Brittney Griner's career on, off basketball court

A timeline of key events in Brittney Griner's career on and off the basketball court: Oct. 18, 1990: Brittney Griner was born in Houston. 2009: Led Nimitz High Scho...

Florida track coach Holloway agrees to 4-year extension

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As a reward for leading Florida to three national championships this past season, track and field coach Mike “Mouse” Holloway is getting a four-year extension that puts him un...