Ogwumike's shot lifts Sparks to WNBA title, beat Lynx 77-76

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

  • Written by DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer

NCAA accuses Louisville, Pitino of violations in escort case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA accused Louisville of four serious violations and criticized coach Rick Pitino for failing to monitor a former basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.

  • Written by GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer