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  • South Africa aim to make history against Nigeria in women’s Afcon final

    Perennial winners Nigeria face a challenge to their dominance from Desiree Ellis’s vibrant young South Africa side in Saturday’s final in Ghana “Last time we cried and really I don’t want us to do that again,” Cameroon’s assistant manager Bernadette Anong said before her team’s 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria. Anong was referring to the 2004 final where she led her team as captain to a 5-0 defeat against the same opponents. Yet Cameroon came unstuck once again...

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  • England say it has ‘not been smoothest ride’ to reach Women’s World T20 final

    • Australia likely to have unchanged lineup in intense duel• ‘Our chance to cement ourselves in history’ – Heather Knight Another year, another World Cup final. Last year England were gearing up for the culmination of their 50-over campaign at Lord’s; now they are in sunny Antigua and on the verge of doing the double. Related: Nat Sciver and Amy Jones guide England into Women's World Twenty20 final Continue reading...

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  • Stanford women’s basketball adds Mitty’s Haley Jones, nation’s top recruit

    The Stanford women's basketball team doesn't play again until Sunday at Gonzaga, but the Cardinal pulled off a huge win Wednesday nonetheless. They landed the nation's No. 1 recruit, Haley Jones of Mitty. After landing the No. 5 ranked recruiting class in 2017 and the No. 10 class this year, Stanford will have the No. 2 class next fall, behind only South Carolina. The addition of Jones bumped the Cardinal up from No. 4. "She's very versatile; she can play 1 through 4," head coach Tara VanDerveer...