Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants (Yahoo Sports) - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch. Hughes overtakes Moore in title race - Richard Hughes passes Ryan Moore in the jockeys' title race after completing a double at Salisbury. Coleman 'doesn't care' about critics - Wales manager Chris Coleman says he will never win over some supporters and is "not bothered" by the criticism. Paceman Mills set to leave Essex - England Lions paceman Tymal Mills is to leave Essex, while spinner Tim Phillips retires after 16 seasons at Chelmsford. 'Pardew can handle Magpies pressure' - Alan Pardew can handle the pressure at Newcastle despite calls for him to leave the club, say two former team-mates. Dettori to ride Ruler in Arc - Frankie Dettori will ride 2013 Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Dettori to ride Ruler at Arc - Frankie Dettori will ride 2013 Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World at Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. McIlroy named PGA Player of Year - World number one Rory McIlroy is voted PGA Tour Player of the Year for a second time after winning two majors in 2014. Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol (Yahoo Sports) - Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year (Yahoo Sports) - ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year.

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Australia, Spain, Turkey, US reach quarters (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 30, 2014, 9:11 pm]
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The United States, Australia, Spain and Turkey all have won their groups at the women's world championship and earned byes to the quarterfinals, which begin Friday.

US women rout Angola 119-44 finish pool play 3-0 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 30, 2014, 8:24 pm]
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Nneka Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the U.S. women's national team to a record 119-44 rout of Angola on Tuesday night and close out preliminary play at the women's world championship.

US women hold off Serbia 94-74 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 28, 2014, 8:14 pm]
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Diana Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and the U.S. women's team beat pesky Serbia 94-74 on Sunday in the world championship to clinch the top seed in Group D.

Griner leads US women to 87-56 win over China (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 27, 2014, 8:36 pm]
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Brittney Griner scored 15 points, including what is believed to be the first dunk in the women's world championship, as the U.S. used a dominant second half to beat China 87-56 on Saturday in their world championship opener.

US women set to defend hoop title at world tourney (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 25, 2014, 7:31 pm]
While the U.S. women's basketball team is a heavy favorite to win another gold medal at the world championship, the Americans have shown some unusual vulnerability.

Stephanie White takes over as Fever coach (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 24, 2014, 12:35 am]
The Indiana Fever officially introduced Stephanie White as their new head coach Tuesday.

Sue Bird 1st 4-time player on US basketball roster (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 23, 2014, 11:43 pm]
Sue Bird is in a class by herself.

France shocks US women 76-72 in exhibition game (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 5:52 pm]
Sandrine Gruda had 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. It's the first loss by the Americans in an international game since falling to a team from the Czech Republic in 2011 when the U.S. France led 71-67 with 27 seconds left after Celine Dumerc hit a jumper. Maya Moore made a 3-pointer 7 seconds later to make it a one-point game.

Liz Cambage out with ruptured Achilles tendon (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 1:04 am]
Basketball Australia said Sunday that Liz Cambage has been ruled out of the women's world championships after rupturing an Achilles tendon. Cambage sustained the injury in the second quarter of the team's exhibition game against the United States in Paris on Friday, a game the Australians lost 72-66. Cambage scored nine points and had nine rebounds before leaving injured. The 23-year-old Cambage underwent scans Saturday, when the extent of the injury was revealed.

US women's hoops cruises past China 99-75 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 20, 2014, 4:09 pm]
Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the U.S. Wen Lu and Liting Zhang each had 10 for China.

US women beat Australia in exhibition game (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 19, 2014, 6:09 pm]
Breanna Stewart scored nine points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. Maya Moore and Nneka Ogwumike each added seven points for the Americans. Belinda Snell scored 13 points to lead Australia while Liz Cambage added nine points and nine rebounds in nine minutes.

Ratings increase for WNBA playoffs (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 18, 2014, 11:43 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA postseason drew its biggest television audience in seven years with a double-digit increase in ratings over last season.

Several US women post players out with injuries (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 18, 2014, 11:13 pm]
Candace Parker is out. So is Sylvia Fowles. Brittney Griner is questionable. And now Elena Delle Donne is a no-go.

Back forces Delle Donne to withdraw from US team (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 18, 2014, 4:18 pm]
Elena Delle Donne became the latest player to withdraw from the U.S. women's basketball national team pool because of injury.

US uses big third quarter to pull away from Canada (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 16, 2014, 12:52 am]
Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. Tina Charles, who was scoreless in the first half, had seven points during the game-changing spurt. Maya Moore added a nifty reverse layup and the Americans were off and running. By the time Katherine Plouffe, the former Marquette player, hit a layup 6:30 into the quarter to end the run, the U.S.

Tough choices ahead to determine US hoops roster (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 14, 2014, 3:57 pm]
Nneka Ogwumike isn't worried about whether or not she'll make the U.S. ''When you start focusing on things that you can't control then you're not going to do what you can do.'' While very few of the 17 players in training camp have ever worried about getting cut from any basketball team, it's a stark reality that they all can't be on the U.S.

Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 13, 2014, 8:19 pm]
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Mercury are champions - a year later than expected.

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 13, 2014, 3:04 am]
Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct a retinal issue after she was hit in the right eye in Game 2. Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points, Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and Allie Quigley had 19 for the Sky.

Phoenix Mercury sweep Chicago Sky to win WNBA title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 13, 2014, 2:12 am]
CHICAGO (AP) -- Phoenix Mercury sweep Chicago Sky to win WNBA title.

Mercury C Griner to miss Game 3 of WNBA Finals (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: September 12, 2014, 11:57 pm]
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been ruled out for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky. Griner was hit in the right eye Sunday and underwent an outpatient procedure to correct a retinal issue. She has played a key role in helping Phoenix to a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, averaging 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and six blocks in the first two games. Griner says she will play Sunday if there is a Game 4.

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