Alyssa Thomas helps US top Serbia, move into World Cup semis
SYDNEY — (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and her United States teammates were tested for the first time in the World Cup by a physical Serbia team. Thomas had 13 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to help the U.S. beat Serbia 88-55 in the quarterfinals of the women's World Cup on Thursday. The Serbians scored the first basket of the game — the first time the Americans trailed in the tournament. The Soviet Union holds the World Cup record with 56 straight wins from 1959-86. SCOREBOARDIn other quarterfinal games Wednesday, Canada defeated Puerto Rico 79-60 to advance to its first World Cup semifinals since 1986.wftv.com
AP sources: Parker headed to Chicago, McBride to Minnesota
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 27, because no official announcement is allowed until Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)Candace Parker is headed home and Kayla McBride is getting a fresh start in Minnesota. that she would be signing with the Lynx once free agents can officially ink deals Monday. Nearly 75% of the players on the Sparks' roster are free agents. That’s led to increased player movement from our roster.”Two players who are free agents but won't be moving are Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi.