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Overcoming a rough start

Virtually unknown until recently while playing in a small Ohio town, Jensen Caretti's basketball story is captivating. That the high school senior is alive to tell about it is astonishing.

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Griner throws down a one-handed dunk (0:20)
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Maya Moore's victory dance (0:40)
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13dMichelle Smith

Sky's Pondexter feeling rested, at home

Veteran guard Cappie Pondexter, traded to her hometown Chicago this offseason, has given friends and family plenty to cheer about and given the Sky's offense a boost.

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Laimbeer sets tone for Liberty's hot streak (1:25)
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Xavier to host Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic

The schools that helped Lauren Hill realize her dream of scoring a basket in a college game will honor her with a season-opening event in November.

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14dMechelle Voepel

Johnson denied spousal support from Griner

Glory Johnson's request for $20,000 a month in temporary spousal support from Brittney Griner was denied by Maricopa County, Arizona, Superior Court commissioner Jacki Ireland.

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Harden goes all-in and makes a half-court shot (0:18)
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Canadian women clinch Olympic basketball bid

Kia Nurse scored 20 points and Canada beat Cuba 82-66 on Sunday night in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Americas women's basketball championship to clinch a berth in the 2016 Olympics.

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Teague accusers: Behavior 'frightening, wrong'

Two women who were sexually harassed by former University of Minnesota AD Norwood Teague came forward Thursday, blaming Teague for details about their identities starting to spill out.

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29dMechelle Voepel

WNBA draft lottery to be based on 2-year record

The WNBA draft lottery will be changed to consider records over two years and the team with the worst record will be guaranteed at least the third pick.

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37dMichelle Smith

Smith: WNBA's midseason report card

Minnesota is the WNBA front-runner at the All-Star break, but where does every other team fall in? We hand out grades for the first half of the season and look ahead at what's next for each team.

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