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Mystics 86, Liberty 83 (2 Overtimes): Once Again, Mystics Have Liberty’s Number

The Mystics beat the Liberty in three of their four regular-season games and once again in the opening game of their W.N.B.A. playoff series.

Lithuania Beat Serbia to Reach Euro Final and Olympics

Lithuania set up a mouthwatering European championship showdown with Spain and sealed an Olympic berth after beating Serbia 67-64 in a captivating semi-final on Friday.

List of Top-Paid Athletes More Diverse Than 1995-Forbes

The world's highest-paid athletes are a much richer and more international group than those who dominated the same list 20 years ago, Forbes said on Friday.

Liberty Shot-Blocker Stokes Contender for Rookie of Year

New York Liberty rookie Kiah Stokes visited the White House on Tuesday for a ceremony honoring the NCAA champion Connecticut basketball team.

Sports Briefing | Basketball: Gasol Leads Spain Past France and Into Final

Pau Gasol overwhelmed host France, the defending champion, by scoring 40 points in an 80-75 victory in overtime on Thursday in Lille as Spain advanced to the final of the European basketball championship.

Sports of The Times: Liberty Relying on Epiphanny Prince to Return to Her Old Ways

After arriving in an off-season trade, Epiphanny Prince helped the Liberty to the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but the team’s coach expects more from Prince, who once scored 113 points in high school.

Laimbeer Wins WNBA Coach of the Year for Second Time

Bill Laimbeer was quick to deflect his success this season as the WNBA coach of the year to his staff and players.

Gasol Steers Spain Into Euro Final, Seals Olympic Berth

A resilient Spain beat holders and hosts France 80-75 after overtime to reach the European championship final and clinch an Olympic berth thanks to a breathtaking performance from their captain Pau Gasol on Thursday.

Miami Heat Part-Owner Cannot Suppress Tongue-Wagging Photo

A federal appeals court said a minority owner of the Miami Heat basketball team cannot stop a woman from running a scathingly critical blog featuring an unflattering photo of him with his tongue protruding askew from his mouth.

Elena Delle Donne’s M.V.P. Year Includes Mastery of Free Throws

Delle Donne, a W.N.B.A. star for the Chicago Sky, made 207 of 218 free throws, or 95 percent, and is the league’s first M.V.P. to lead in that category.

Wide Open WNBA Playoffs Set to Begin

Washington coach Mike Thibault was shaking his head. The veteran coach couldn't remember a more wide-open playoff chase in the WNBA then the one that will begin Thursday night.

Sports Briefing | Basketball: Elena Delle Donne Voted M.V.P.

Delle Donne, who averaged 23.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Chicago Sky, was named the W.N.B.A.’s most valuable player for the first time, receiving 38 of the 39 first-place votes.

After Trade, Sylvia Fowles Helps Lynx Flourish

After forcing a trade from the Chicago Sky, Sylvia Fowles is with the Minnesota Lynx, a team chasing its third title in five years.

On Pro Basketball: Moses Malone Was Easy to Overlook but Undeniably Great

After Malone died at age 60 over the weekend, it was persuasively argued that he was the most underappreciated great player in pro basketball history.

Tulsa Shock Overcome Obstacles to Make WNBA Playoffs

Name it, and the Tulsa Shock probably dealt with it this season.

Sports Briefing | Basketball: France and Spain Reach European Basketball Semifinals

Tony Parker scored 18 points to lead France past Latvia, 84-70, and Pau Gasol scored 27 points to help Spain advance with a 73-71 win over Greece.

Obama Honors Connecticut Women's Basketball Champs-Again

President Barack Obama welcomed the University of Connecticut women's basketball team to the White House on Tuesday, saying the Huskies - NCAA tournament champions three years in a row - have visited so often they are now qualified to give tours of the executive mansion.

France and Spain Set Up European Semi-Final Clash

Holders France and fellow heavyweights Spain will locks horns in the European basketball championship semi-finals after beating their last-eight rivals in contrasting fashion on Tuesday.

Lyme Disease Never Far From Thoughts of WNBA Star Delle Donne

Chicago Sky head coach Pokey Chatman needs only a brief glance at Elena Delle Donne, one of the brightest stars in the WNBA, to know when the high-scoring forward is going to need a break.

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