Posts Tagged Women’s basketball

Big 12 future sites familiar for basketball, baseball

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 is keeping its men’s basketball tournament in Kansas City through at least 2020, and the conference plans play the baseball and for women’s basketball tournaments in Oklahoma City for multiple years.

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Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension

In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Chicago Sky center Markeisha Gatling (9) shoots past Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) during a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix. Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with Griner would become such a big deal. After the engaged WNBA All-Stars stars battled so intensely at their home that the police were called, the couple immediately began working through the incident together. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league.

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NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; wage gap remains

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall — even in two sports that have traditionally lagged — while acknowledging that lower-resource schools are struggling to perform.

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WNBA’s Johnson: Didn’t expect arrest after Griner fight

In this May 17, 2013, file photo, Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson pauses during the team's preseason WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm in Seattle. Johnson had no idea her fight with Brittney Griner would become such a big deal. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with then-fiancee Brittney Griner would become such a big deal.

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WNBA’s Mystics, Lynx participate in analytic scrimmage

Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO, speaks to reporters before the Washington Mystics played the Minnesota Lynx during an WNBA basketball special analytic scrimmage, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Leonsis has turned to analytics in his search for ways to broaden the appeal of the WNBA.

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