Baylor's Griner wins 2nd Naismith Award

NEW ORLEANS, April 8 (UPI) -- Baylor University senior Brittney Griner has won her second straight Naismith Award as women's college basketball Player of the Year, organizers said Monday.
London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

Thursday's Olympic Highlights

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Thursday's highlights from the London Olympics:
U.S. women escape to reach gold medal game

U.S. women escape to reach gold medal game

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Diana Taurasi brought Team USA to life early in the second half Thursday and the Americans rallied past Australia 86-73 in the Olympic basketball semifinals.
U.S. women roll into basketball semis

U.S. women roll into basketball semis

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Maya Moore had four of the United States' 15 steals Tuesday in a defensive show that put the Americans in the Olympic semifinals with a 91-48 win over Canada.

U.S.-Canada match-up set for quarterfinals

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Diana Taurasi's 22 points led a record-equaling effort Sunday and the United States completed Olympic group basketball play with a 114-66 battering of China.

Women's basketball streak reaches 37

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Diana Taurasi helped the U.S. basketball team blow the game open in the third period Friday on its way to an 88-61 Olympic victory over the Czech Republic.

USA women extend Olympic hoop streak

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- Tina Charles led a fourth-quarter surge Saturday that sent the United States to an 81-56 win over Croatia to open the Olympic women's basketball tournament.

U.S. team named for Olympic women's hoops

COLORADO SPRINGS, March 30 (UPI) -- Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi were named to their third U.S. Olympic women's basketball team Friday.
Turks suspend Taurasi after drug test

Turks suspend Taurasi after drug test

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- WNBA star Diana Taurasi was suspended in Turkey after testing positive for a banned substance, the Turkish Basketball Federation announced Friday.
U.S. announces women's basketball roster

U.S. announces women's basketball roster

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut star Maya Moore was the only non-WNBA player selected for the U.S. women's team for the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

WNBA: Phoenix 120, Indiana 116 (OT)

PHOENIX, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Cappie Pondexter scored 23 points, including seven in overtime, to lead Phoenix to a 120-116 win over Indiana in Tuesday's opener of the WNBA finals.

WNBA suspends Diana Taurasi after DUI

PHOENIX, July 16 (UPI) -- WNBA star Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury, cited for driving under the influence, has been suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team.

U.S. fights off Russia in basketball

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Diana Taurasi scored 21 points Thursday and the United States pulled away in the second half of the Olympic semifinals and downed Russia 67-52.

USA women rout Czech Republic

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The United States survived a sluggish start Saturday and routed the Czech Republic 97-57 on the first day of the Olympic women's basketball tournament.
Diana Taurasi signs for three more years

Diana Taurasi signs for three more years

PHOENIX, March 21 (UPI) -- Three-time all-star guard Diana Taurasi, who led the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA title in 2007, has a new three-year contract with the team.

WNBA: Phoenix 77, Detroit 76

PHOENIX, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Cappie Pondexter made a lay-up with 21.7 seconds left Thursday night, as Phoenix extended the WNBA Finals to the limit with a 77-76 victory over Detroit.

WNBA: Detroit 88, Phoenix 83

PHOENIX, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Katie Smith and Deanna Nolan combined for 42 points Tuesday, carrying Detroit to an 88-83 win over Phoenix in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

WNBA: Sacramento 105, Phoenix 78

SACRAMENTO, May 20 (UPI) -- Erin Buescher scored a career-high 18 points Saturday as the Sacramento Monarchs opened defense of their WNBA title with a 105-78 win over Phoenix.

WNBA: Houston 80, Phoenix 72

PHOENIX, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Tina Thompson led the way Thursday night with 18 points as Houston beat Phoenix, 80-72, qualifying for a Western Conference playoff berth.

WNBA: Seattle 83, Minnesota 69

PHOENIX, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Diana Taurasi had 17 points and five rebounds Sunday to lead Phoenix over the Minnesota Lynx, 83-69.

WNBA: Phoenix 76, Sacramento 62

PHOENIX, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Penny Taylor scored 23 points Friday night as Phoenix beat Sacramento, 76-62.

WNBA: Phoenix 80, Houston 75

PHOENIX, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Diana Taurasi scored 27 points Friday night, Penny Taylor added 17 points and Phoenix beat Houston, 80-75.

WNBA: Detroit 66, Phoenix 63

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 31 (UPI) -- Kara Braxton scored a team-high 16 points Sunday to lead Detroit over the Phoenix Mercury, 66-63.

WNBA: Phoenix 69, Minnesota 65 (fri)

PHOENIX, July 30 (UPI) -- Penny Taylor scored 20 points and Diana Taurasi added 17 Friday night to lead Phoenix to a 69-65 win over Minnesota. Taylor sank four foul shots in the final mi
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