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USA women’s hoop dynasty names 16 finalists for World Cup

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Neymar gets goal, yellow card for diving as Brazil romps 5-0 US women have never taken three consecutive world titles, a feat they will try to achieve September 22-30 at Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands.Also among 16 players seeking a spot on the final 12-woman roster were two-time Olympic and two-time world champion Tina Charles, 2014 world champion Nneka Ogwumike and 2016 Olympic champions Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSeeking their first US world team berth are Women’s NBA standouts Layshia Clarendon, Jewell Loyd, Kelsey Mitchell, Tiffany Mitchell, Kelsey Plum, Morgan Tuck, Elizabeth Williams and A’ja Wilson plus collegian Napheesa Collier.“We had a great group of pool players that gave themselves a chance to be a part of the 16,” US coach Dawn Staley said. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gold medallists USA’s guard Lindsay Whalen, USA’s guard Sue Bird, USA’s forward Seimone Augustus, USA’s forward Maya Moore, USA’s power forward Breanna Stewart, USA’s small forward Angel Mccoughtry, USA’s forward Tamika Catchings, USA’s small forward Elena Delle Donne, USA’s guard Diana Taurasi, USA’s centre Sylvia Fowles, USA’s centre Tina Charles and USA’s centre Brittney Griner pose after the final of the Women’s basketball competition at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNANDFour-time Olympic champion guards Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi were among 16 roster finalists named Tuesday for two-time defending champion United States ahead of this month’s Women’s Basketball World Cup.The American dynasty has won six of the past eight women’s world titles, losing only twice since 1986, as well as six consecutive Olympic gold medals and eight of the past nine with only one loss over 32 years.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Americans will play in a pre-Cup event Saturday through Monday at Antibes, France, with Senegal, Canada and the French teams with the final roster selected just ahead of the Cup start.“I’m just looking forward to leaving the country and playing some different competition, and continuing to create a bond and build the chemistry that is needed to win the World Cup,” Staley said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_imgRosses ACThe next round of the cross country season will take place this Sunday 14th October in Killybegs for Donegal uneven ages and Novice. There will be a bus leaving Annagry car park at 9:15 on Sunday morning.Well done to all last Sunday with some great performances. Well done to the under 10 boys team who got 3rd place. Some nice pictures on facebook so check them out. Pride of place goes to club stalwart and trainer Ita Gallagher who race a superb race in the Masters ladies last Sunday to bring home a 3rd individual place – well done from all in the club. All children must be registered with the club to run. Training on Wednesday and Friday nights from 6pm to 7pm – all welcome. Sportshall Athletics continues Mondays in Ionad Spóirt na Rosann gym at Rosses Community School gym in Dungloe from 6.45 to 7.45 pm. Fee is €10 for five Monday night sessions or €15 per family. Events include sprints, relays, standing long jump, speed bounce, ball throw, javelin and shot putt.Training continues on Wednesday and Friday from 6-7pm at Mullaghderg. Due to large numbers we do need help and parents to stay and help with supervision. Two euro per child.ROSSES ATHLETICS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rosses Athletics Club noteslast_img read more