FIBA holds draws for Olympic basketball tournaments
The Tokyo Games begin July 23, one day after the NBA says is the last possible date for this season’s NBA Finals. Serbia will play host to the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Italy and Senegal. Croatia will play host to Germany, Russia, Mexico, Tunisia and Brazil. And Canada will play host to Greece, China, Uruguay, Turkey and the Czech Republic. AdAll four of those qualifiers will be winner-take-all, one nation from each of those events advancing to the Tokyo Games.
Taurasi re-signs in Phoenix while Clark heads to Washington
Taurasi is staying in Phoenix while Alysha Clark is heading across the country to join the Washington Mystics. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)NEW YORK – Diana Taurasi is staying in Phoenix while Alysha Clark is heading across the country to join the Washington Mystics. Unlike Parker, there was no real expectation the 38-year-old Taurasi would leave the team that drafted her No. Clark also led the WNBA in 3-point field goal percentage (52.2) for the second consecutive season. Change is never easy but having teammates and an organization excited to have you join their family makes it better,” Clark said.