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France returns to semifinals

Despite winning just one game in group play, France women’s basketball proved that it can still perform on the biggest of stages, making clutch plays on both ends of the floor to defeat Spain in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics quarterfinals.

Checking in with Haley Jones, fresh off AmeriCup gold

The 2021 NCAA Tournament Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Haley Jones keeps a booked schedule focused on her present and future goals.

UMMC Ekaterinburg wins EuroLeague Women title

UMMC Ekaterinburg is once again on top of the EuroLeague Women hill after defeating Perfumerias Avenida to win the 2020-21 championship. Fenerbahçe bested Sopron Basket to finish third in the competition.

EuroLeague Women: Championship preview

All eyes will be on Russian superteam UMMC Ekaterinburg as it aims for its third-straight EuroLeague Women title. Can Perfumerias Avenida pull off the monumental upset?

EuroLeague Women Final Four preview

The EuroLeague Women Final Four features every club that went undefeated in the 2020-21 regular season. Unsurprisingly, UMMC Ekaterinburg and Fenerbahçe are among them, with Perfumerias Avenida and Sopron Basket rounding out the semifinal competitors.

EuroLeague Women: Final Four participants decided

A condensed, two-game format made the 2020-21 EuroLeague Women quarterfinals look a little different than usual, but for the giants of the league, it was business as usual. UMMC Ekaterinburg, Fenerbahçe, Sopron Basket and Perfumerias Avenida were all victorious and now prepare for the EuroLeague Women Final Four.

EuroLeague Women: 2020-21 Quarterfinals preview

The 2020-21 EuroLeague Women quarterfinals begin this week, and there are plenty of interesting matchups in store. Chief among them is the renewal of the rivalry between two esteemed Turkish clubs: Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe.

EuroLeague Women: Arike, Dynamo clinch final playoff seed

Dynamo Kursk earned a trip to the EuroLeague Women playoffs on the final day of group play, defeating Izmit Belediyespor to secure Group A’s second playoff seed. The EuroLeague Women postseason will begin on March 17.

EuroLeague Women: Three teams go undefeated in group play

From several teams finishing group play with perfect records to an achingly close playoff race in Group C, the second hub of regular-season EuroLeague Women action had it all.

EuroLeague Women: Who to watch for this week

The 2020-21 EuroLeague Women season has resumed! UMMC Ekaterinburg and Fenerbahçe have predictably started strong, though it’s Gabby Williams, Briann January and Sopron Basket who have already clinched a playoff spot.

Recap: Sun stars Brionna Jones and Alyssa Thomas dazzled, forced three-way tie in EuroLeague Women Group B

Through the first hub of games in the condensed 2020-21 EuroLeague Women season, LDLC ASVEL Féminin, ZVVZ USK Praha and Fenerbahçe Oznur Kablo are in a three-way tie for Group B. Perfumerias Avenida, UMMC Ekaterinburg and Sopron Basket, meanwhile, are undefeated atop their respective groups.

Recap: Jonquel Jones, Ekat highlight Thursday EuroLeague Women wins

Jonquel Jones led all scorers with 21 points in UMMC Ekaterinburg’s blowout of Spar Girona. Four of her teammates joined her in double-digit offense. Satou Sabally again led Fenerbahçe to victory. And Marine Johannes’ 38 points were not enough to get Lyon past Praha.

Preview: Fenerbahçe, Ekaterinburg seek 3-0 EuroLeague Women records

The December hub of EuroLeague Women regular-season games finishes on Friday, and it’s to no one’s surprise that Fenerbahçe and UMMC Ekaterinburg have been the cream of the crop.

Preview: Sabally powering Fenerbahçe to early lead in EuroLeague Women’s competitive Group B

It didn’t take Satou Sabally long to make a good impression on her new EuroLeague Women team. Sabally scored an easy 30 points in her debut, and Fenerbahçe faithful are bound to be even more excited about their team’s potential in the competition’s toughest group.

EuroLeague Women Recap: Tiffany Hayes paces Avenida to comfy win vs. Nadezhda

Tiffany Hayes stepped up for Perfumerias Avenida in its opener, while Nadezhda couldn’t duplicate the success of its upset win over Dynamo Kursk the day before.

Preview: Lone EuroLeague Women game of the day features Billings, Samuelson sisters

Russian club Nadezhda can improve to a 2-0 record in Group A with a defeat of Perfumerias Avenida, which will be playing its first game of the 2020-21 EuroLeague Women season.

Sabally, Fenerbahçe make statement in her EuroLeague Women debut

Satou Sabally led Fenerbahçe to victory over the No. 2 team in the EuroLeague Women power rankings, ZVVZ USK Praha. The former Oregon Duck and current member of the WNBA’s Dallas Wings was simply spectacular.

Preview: EuroLeague Women begins condensed 2020-21 regular season

EuroLeague Women kicks off its condensed 2020-21 season on Tuesday, and the stakes are higher than ever due to a new group format and reduced number of regular-season games.

2020-21 EuroLeague Women: A primer through the WNBA lens

The biggest annual international women’s basketball event in Europe is right around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know about EuroLeague Women — including which WNBA players are participating — heading into the 2020-21 season.

EuroLeague Women: COVID-19 limits first day of quarterfinals

The EuroLeague Women quarterfinals are underway, but health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus have taken top priority. FIBA has canceled the first game between UMMC Ekaterinburg and BLMA, while other games will have attendance limitations.

Thursday’s EuroLeague Women games cancelled amid health concerns

FIBA has cancelled the final two games of EuroLeague Women group play due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The games — featuring Reyer Venezia, TTT Riga, Famila Schio and Sopron Basket — were originally rescheduled and moved from Italy to Slovenia before being cancelled altogether.

EuroLeague Women: Playoff spots at stake in final week of regular season

The final week of EuroLeague Women group play is underway! Fenerbahçe, Ekaterinburg and Praha already have top postseason spots locked up, but the rest of the playoff picture is much blurrier.

EuroLeague Women: Dupree, Sopron battle McCoughtry, Kursk

Dynamo Kursk and Sopron Basket are fighting for EuroLeague Women playoff position. Candice Dupree and Briann January lead Sopron, while Kursk features Angel McCoughtry, DeWanna Bonner, Glory Johnson and Jessica Breland.

EuroLeague Women: A healthy Stewie joins former nemesis Ekaterinburg

Russian super team UMMC Ekaterinburg became even scarier by signing former WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart to its already-loaded roster. This will be Stewart’s first action in EuroLeague Women since she ruptured her Achilles in the 2019 championship game against Ekaterinburg.

What we learned from Team USA in Belgrade — and what we didn’t

The United States National Team returns from Serbia after winning all three of its games in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Some questions regarding Team USA’s roster remain, however, and the team still has work to do before it’s ready for Tokyo.

Team USA heads to Belgrade for Olympic qualifiers

Fresh off a series of games against top NCAA competition, the United States National Team now heads to Serbia to participate in a qualifying tournament for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

EuroLeague Women: Ekaterinburg vs. Riga highlights full slate

TTT Riga shocked the world back in Week 5 when it defeated Russian powerhouse UMMC Ekaterinburg. What’s the likelihood of it happening again? It’s just one of eight EuroLeague Women games being played today.

EuroLeague Women: Rebecca Allen leads Gdynia against Girona

In Thursday’s lone game, Rebecca Allen and Arka Gdynia take on Marta Xargay and Spar CityLift Girona. Both teams are 3-7 and at the bottom of Group B.

EuroLeague Women: Griner, Ekaterinburg face Thomas, Praha in huge game

The titans meet again. Both UMMC Ekaterinburg and ZVVZ USK Praha are 9-1 in EuroLeague Women play and go head-to-head on Wednesday in a match with huge postseason implications.

EuroLeague Women: Sykes and Sanders headed to Çukurova

Gelecek Koleji Çukurova’s first infusion of WNBA talent hasn’t translated into wins. The team has given that another try, signing Brittney Sykes and LaToya Sanders. The additions come right before a match against one of the top teams in EuroLeague Women: ZVVZ USK Praha.

Angel McCoughtry is back! She returns to the court for Dynamo Kursk

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Angel McCoughtry play basketball. After signing with Dynamo Kursk, she’s back! McCoughtry joins other WNBA talent added to the roster recently.

EuroLeague Women: Sykes, Girona take on Williams, Fenerbahçe

Led by Elizabeth Williams, Kiah Stokes and Alina Iagupova, Fenerbahçe Öznur Kablo is the team to beat in Group B. They’ll visit Brittney Sykes and Spar Citylift Girona on Thursday.

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