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Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

In this May 24, 2008, file photo, NBA referee Dick Bavetta gestures during the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bavetta, 74, tells The Associated Press that it is the right time to leave the game after a 39-year career. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Dick Bavetta never missed a game.

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Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks to sweep series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittney Griner bounced back from a poor performance and helped show why the Phoenix Mercury are such a dominant team.

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McCoughtry powers Dream past Sky 92-83

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren’t done in the WNBA playoffs.

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High school basketball coach resigns amid charges

TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) — A prominent Western Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has resigned after police charged him with making threats and harassing a neighbor.

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Whalen, Lynx eliminate Hammon and Stars with win

San Antonio Stars' Becky Hammon  (25) steals the ball from Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, center, during the first half in Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinal, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in San Antonio. Stars' Kayla McBride, right, assists on the play.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio’s Becky Hammon.

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