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Clark, Reese take center stage for All-Star weekend

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press PHOENIX — Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese will once again step into the spotlight during All-Star Weekend with their matchup against the U.S. Olympic team. They’ll get to team-up for the first time on the WNBA All-Star team after being rivals in ...

Clark sets WNBA’s single-game assist record

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 19 assists to break the WNBA game record in the Indiana Fever’s 101-93 loss to the Dallas Wings on Wednesday night in the final WNBA contest before the month-long break for the Olympics. Clark broke the mark of 18 set by Courtney Vandersloot for ...

Huge game for Clark, but Indy rally not enough

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 26 points, including a key basket in the final minute, and the Washington Mystics held off the Indiana Fever 89-84 on Wednesday to spoil Caitlin Clark’s 29-point performance. Washington led 76-55 after three quarters before Indiana rallied behind 15 ...

New Deere record for winner Thompson

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Davis Thompson won his first PGA Tour title Sunday with a a 7-under 64 to set the 72-hole scoring record at the John Deere Classic and leave all the drama to second place. Staked to a two-shot lead, Thompson made a 45-foot birdie putt on the opening hole and no one got ...

Clark records league’s first-ever rookie triple-double

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caitlin Clark posted the first triple-double by a rookie in WNBA history to help rally Indiana to an 83-78 victory over New York on Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, snapping the Fever’s nine-game losing streak to the Liberty. Clark finished with 19 points, 13 assists ...

Rai, Pan share Deere lead

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Rai of England went from a close call last week in Detroit to another chance at his first PGA Tour victory, playing another bogey-free round of 8-under 63 to share the lead with C.T. Pan going into the weekend at the John Deere Classic. Still in the mix is Hayden ...

Springer fires 59 at Deere

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Hayden Springer posted the 14th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history on Thursday, joining a rapidly expanding list with an eagle-birdie finish in the John Deere Classic for a 12-under 59. All that got him was a two-shot lead over Sami Valimaki on a rain-softened TPC Deere Run ...

Clark is a WNBA All-Star

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese will team up on the WNBA All-Star team to play against the U.S. Olympic team led by A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart. The pair of remarkable rookies were selected Tuesday by a combination of votes from the media, players and fans as well as the ...

Impressive comeback for Indiana

PHOENIX (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 15 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds and the Indiana Fever rallied for an 88-82 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. Clark was one rebound shy of a triple-double, yet finished just 4 of 14 from the field and 2 of 10 from 3-point range. But she made ...

Clark repeats as Honda Cup winner again

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark joined her idol Maya Moore as a two-time winner of the Honda Cup, earning the prestigious award for the second straight year. The former Iowa Hawkeye superstar, who finished her career as the all-time Division I scoring leader, joined Moore (2010, 2011), Tracy ...

Indiana wins again

ATLANTA (AP) — NaLyssa Smith had 21 points and nine rebounds, Caitlin Clark added 16 points and seven assists, and the Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream 91-79 on Friday night in front a record-breaking 17,575 fans at State Farm Arena. Atlanta set a franchise record for single-game home ...

Ryan Blaney wins inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Blaney had his concerns heading into the final laps Sunday night in the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway. The problem was he didn't hear his crew chief's reassurance. There was no need to worry, though, with ...

Clark just misses first WNBA triple-double

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston are finally getting in sync and, naturally, Indiana looks like it finally has a winning combination. The rookie guard overcame yet another physically demanding challenge from Chicago by finishing with 23 points, nine assists and eight ...

Blaney makes Iowa history with NASCAR victory

NEWTON (AP) — Ryan Blaney dominated the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway on Sunday night for his first victory of the season and a spot in the playoffs. Blaney led four times for a career-high 201 laps, finishing 0.716 seconds ahead of William Byron for his 11th Cup victory. ...

NASCAR takes its show to Iowa

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press NEWTON — NASCAR’s inaugural Cup Series practice at Iowa Speedway turned into a test for tires and created questions about the quality of race Sunday will produce. There were five separate tire problems Friday, the first day Cup cars have ever ...

Ex-Cyclone star Hall ready to take the next step with Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Former Iowa State star Breece Hall sees where Christian McCaffrey is at in his NFL career and ponders the possibilities. The New York Jets running back is entering his third season as one of the league’s top players at his position. But his ultimate goal is to be ...

Clark not on Olympic team, hopes to make it one day with USA Basketball

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Caitlin Clark hopes to play for the U.S. Olympic team one day. It just won't be in Paris next month. The Indiana Fever rookie confirmed on Sunday that she isn't on the roster for this year's Olympics. "I think it just gives you something to work ...

Clark hits 7 triples in road win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caitlin Clark made seven 3-pointers, equaled a career high with 30 points and made enough of her free throws down the stretch to help the Indiana Fever hold on for an 85-83 victory over the winless Washington Mystics on Friday night. Clark easily had the most 3-pointers of ...

First home victory for Clark’s Fever

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark tossed the ball high into the air as time expired Saturday. Veteran guard Kelsey Mitchell just started clapping. Finally, after four consecutive home losses, the Fever were celebrating. In the latest matchup between college rivals Clark ...