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Lost and found in Russia

Unlikely comrades Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner play overseas for the money. As it turns out, they also simplify their lives.

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Where to draw the line?

Women's basketball has been rocked by transfers, investigations and lawsuits this offseason. The next wave of stars helps define the line between abusive behavior and passionate coaching.

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All-ACC pick Stevens leaves Duke, joins UConn

Sophomore center Azura Stevens, who averaged a team-leading 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds for Duke last season, has transferred to UConn, it was announced Saturday.

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6dMichelle Smith

Stewart embraces pressure to elevate Storm

Weeks after wrapping up her college career with a fourth consecutive NCAA title, Breanna Stewart is facing huge expectations again. Can the No. 1 pick help return Seattle to the WNBA playoffs?

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Cyclones' Fennelly: Won't change how I coach

Bill Fennelly defended himself Friday, two weeks after the longtime Iowa State women's basketball coach was sued by a former star player for race discrimination and retaliation.

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6dMechelle Voepel

Still trying to make sense of a Rio roster without Parker

The U.S. roster should have been built around Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore and Candace Parker. But Parker was left out, reigniting the idea of favoritism within the program toward UConn players.

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8dDana O'Neil

Latest twist in UNC's NCAA case is a head-scratcher

North Carolina's amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA mentioned neither the men's basketball nor football teams. Now it looks like the women's basketball program could be hit hardest.

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New Nebraska women's assistants get big raises

Chuck Love, Tom Goehle and Tandem Mays each signed two-year contracts paying $140,000 a year with Nebraska, significant increases from what they were making as assistants at South Dakota.

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Ex-player details 'emotional abuse' by Swoopes

Cate Soane, who left the Loyola Chicago women's basketball team after the 2013-14 season, said coach Sheryl Swoopes created a hostile environment around the team.

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Stewart appears with Bird at 1st Storm event

Breanna Stewart stood next to fellow UConn alum Sue Bird at her first event for the Storm since being drafted No. 1 overall last week and said she wants to live up to Seattle's expectations.

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14dMechelle Voepel

Series of allegations against coaches marks troubling trend

After several allegations of verbal abuse and harassment made recently in women's basketball, it's clear the issue isn't going away. But it's also important to look at each case individually.

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La. Tech moving on after T. Summitt resignation

Brooke Stoehr wants everyone to understand that the Louisiana Tech women's basketball program is "not broken" following the surprising resignation of Tyler Summitt.

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NBA touts TV deal with new African broadcaster

The NBA is ending its deal with South Africa-based satellite TV broadcaster SuperSport and teaming up with a Zimbabwean telecommunications entrepreneur who started his first business with $75.

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16dCharlie Creme

Irish on top of way-too-early preseason top 25

Think it's too early for a preseason top 25? Think UConn should lead the rankings? Think again. The 2016-17 season looks as wide-open as any season in more than a decade.

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OTL: Investigation underway at Duke (6:00)
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Stewart: Getting picked first just as high an honor as winning fourth title (1:42)
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21dMechelle Voepel

Storm, Sun, Wings dominate WNBA draft

As expected, UConn swept the first three picks of the WNBA draft. The Seattle Storm, Connecticut Sun and Dallas Wings helped themselves the most with their draft picks on Thursday.

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W Debate: Is this the end of Tyler Summitt's coaching career?

Tyler Summitt resigned as head coach at Louisiana Tech last week after reportedly having an inappropriate relationship with a player. Should that preclude him from coaching ever again? It's Katie Barnes vs. espnW readers.

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30dMechelle Voepel

Auriemma passes Wooden with 11th title

Geno Auriemma moved ahead of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden on Tuesday with his 11th national championship. And after a sixth perfect season, Auriemma doesn't appear to be slowing down.

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