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Uneasy breathing

A few weeks ago, during the height of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it was hard to go anywhere without seeing a sea of pink. Pink Campbell’s Soup cans at the …


Stingrays Rally To Win

Around the ABL Venus Lacy scored 23 points and Yolanda Griffith had 22 as the Long Beach StingRays came back to beat the Atlanta Glory 82-74 Saturday night. Lacy, playing …


Portland Goes Out Front In Western Conference

ABL Natalie Williams scored four of her 25 points in overtime as Portland took over sole possession of first place in the ABL’s Western Conference with an 88-82 victory over …


Quest Keep Their Streak Rolling In Matchup Of Top Abl Teams

Katie Smith and Valerie Still scored 15 points apiece to lead the Columbus Quest to a 71-70 win over the Portland Power on Thursday night. It was the 13th consecutive …


Lloyd Leads Quest For Title

Around the ABL Moscow High School grad Andrea Lloyd scored nine of her 16 points during a 15-0 run in the second quarter as the Columbus Quest clinched the American …


Blizzard Tops Reign

ABL Dale Hodges hit a layup and two free throws in the final 44 seconds Friday to help the New England Blizzard save an 85-81 win over the Seattle Reign. …


Abl Stars Keen To Try Slam Dunk Contest Signals A Breakthrough As All-Star Weekend Sidelight

Just as the NBA dropped the slam dunk contest from its All-Star weekend, the American Basketball League is using it for the first time. The women’s league always believed it …


Nieman Leads Way As Idaho Tops Slo Johnson, Woolf Also Look Sharp In First Big West Victory Of Year

Alli Nieman scored 25 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds Sunday to lead Idaho to its first 1998 Big West Conference victory, a 92-76 trouncing of Cal Poly …


Injured All-Star Watches As Reign Win Streak Ends

ABL Reserve Niesa Johnson scored 11 of her season-high 21 points in the second quarter as the Long Beach StingRays beat the Seattle Reign 82-66 Sunday in Seattle. Seattle had …


Hall Powers Xplosion’s Win

ABL Vicki Hall scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Colorado Xplosion to an 87-75 victory over the Atlanta Glory in an American Basketball league game Wednesday in Denver. …


Reign Defeated

ABL The Seattle Reign lost its 10th consecutive game Sunday night, falling 72-65 to the visiting San Jose Lasers. Shalonda Enis had a game-high 21 points and a game-high 19 …


Quest Starts Fast, Cruises Past Glory

Around the ABL Tonya Edwards scored 15 points, and the Columbus Quest made 59 percent of its shots in the first half en route to an 88-75 victory Wednesday night …


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Quest 79, StingRays 63 At Long Beach, Calif. Katie Smith scored 23 points as Columbus defeated Long Beach. StingRays forward Yolanda Griffith, second in the ABL averaging 21.1 points per …


Atlanta Wins In Ot

ABL Katrina McClain had seven of her 22 points in an overtime period she forced with a free throw, and the visiting Atlanta Glory beat the San Jose Lasers 81-77 …


Portland Starts Fast, Holds Off Reign

Elaine Powell had 18 points and Falisha Wright 15 as the Portland Power edged the Seattle Reign 68-65 in an American Basketball League game on Friday. Portland (9-3) used a …


Reign Fall In Seattle

Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil scored 21 points and Yolanda Griffith added 20 as the Long Beach Stingrays defeated the Seattle Reign 83-75 in an American Basketball League game Saturday. Andrea Nagy hit …


Blizzard Bury Stingrays

Around the ABL Carolyn Jones scored 20 points and Kara Wolters added 17 Tuesday as the New England Blizzard cruised to an 89-74 win over the Long Beach StingRays at …


Quest Cuts Power

ABL Katie Smith scored 21 points to lead the Columbus Quest to a 65-55 win over the visiting Portland Power Thursday night. Columbus built a 21-14 first-quarter lead, then hit …


Rage Deals Glory Loss Despite Edwards’ 40

ABL The Philadelphia Rage handed Atlanta its first home loss Tuesday night, 83-71, despite 40 points by the Glory’s player-coach, Teresa Edwards. It was the third time in her ABL …


Former Stanford Players On Opposite Sides Tonight

At Washington State, Harold Rhodes devised defensive schemes to stop Stanford’s Jennifer Azzi and Kate Starbird. On the blackboard and in the practice sessions, the strategy seemed sound. Then the …


Power Defeat Rage

ABL Natalie Williams had 24 points and 13 rebounds as the visiting Portland Power beat the Philadelphia Rage 74-67 Sunday to improve to 5-0 in the American Basketball League. Katy …


Edwards’ Late Surge Lifts Glory Over Reign

Player-coach Teresa Edwards scored 12 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Atlanta Glory to an 85-72 victory over the visiting Seattle Reign on Wednesday night. Rookie …


Staley’s Timely Jumper Dashes Columbus’ Quest

ABL Dawn Staley made a 10-foot turnaround jumper with 2.2 seconds left Friday to give the visiting Philadelphia Rage an 87-86 victory over the Columbus Quest in the American Basketball …


Comets Ascend To Wnba Throne Mvp Cooper Shines Again As Houston Wins Crown

Tammy Jackson (23) gave the Comets a lift, but it was Cynthia Cooper (right) that carried the load for Houston. Photo by Associated Press


Wnba Plans To Add Teams, Play Longer

Expansion from eight to 10 teams and a longer schedule are among the plans for the second year of the WNBA, president Val Ackerman said Saturday, when the new league’s …


Comets’ Cooper Wins Wnba’s 1st Mvp Award

Cynthia Cooper, who led the Houston Comets to the best record in the WNBA’s first season, was chosen the league’s MVP Wednesday. Her coach, Van Chancellor, was selected coach of …


Sting Make Playoffs

WNBA After learning minutes before tipoff that they would qualify for the WNBA playoffs with a victory over the league’s worst team, the Charlotte Sting opened with a 20-4 run …


Diapers Or Defense

1. Sheryl Swoopes, right, should pass on her career in pro basketball to be a fulltime mother to infant son Jordan Eric Jackson, said MBA star and WNBA commentator Reggie …


Leslie Sparks Los Angeles

Lisa Leslie had 26 points and 15 rebounds - her 11th double-double of the season - as the Los Angeles Sparks held off the Phoenix Mercury 75-66 Monday night to …


Comets Roll Along As Liberty Falters New York Loses First Place As Confidence Ebbs Away

A recent stumble by the Liberty - three losses in four games - has dropped them out of the lead in the Eastern Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association, …