NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Tina Charles scored 17 points and Maya Moore added 13 to help the U.S. women's basketball team beat France 84-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.
The game was a rematch of the 2012 London Olympics gold medal game that the Americans won 86-50. This time the U.S. took a half to get going, which wasn't a total surprise as the Americans have had little training since getting together for the first time as a full team Saturday in Los Angeles....
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Long-shot Gold Rush Dancer rallied on the far outside entering the stretch and held off Tough It Out by a half-length Wednesday in the $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar.
Sent off at 14-1 in the race for California-bred 3-year-olds, Gold Rush Dancer ran seven furlongs in 1:21.90 for his third straight victory and fifth in 12 starts. Flavien Prat rode the colt for trainer Vann Belvoir and owner John E. Parker.
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it's worth more than the original agreement.
The 38-year-old star who has spent all 18 of his seasons with the Mavericks signed a two-year, $50 million contract on Wednesday — $10 million more than the deal struck before contracts could be signed. The person with knowledge of the contract provided terms to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because...
MONTREAL (AP) — Venus Williams opened play in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Barbora Strycova.
Playing her last event before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams finished off the overmatched Czech player in 58 minutes. Williams was coming a loss to Britain's Johanna Konta on Sunday in the final of the Bank of the West Classic in California.
The seven-time Grand Slam champion, seeded sixth, gave up 10 points in the 24-...
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Penny Taylor scored 19 points and Liz Cambage added 16 to help Australia beat Canada 80-67 in an exhibition game Wednesday night at the University of Delaware.
Cambage helped Australia get off to a strong start, scoring eight of her points in the first quarter as the Australians built a 29-13 lead. The Opals led by 23 before Canada rallied to 69-65 midway through the fourth quarter using a fullcourt press.