Already named The Associated Press women’s player of the year, Ionescu was awarded the Naismith Trophy for the most outstanding women’s basketball player on Friday. Ionescu, who won AP All-American honors three times, shattered the NCAA career triple-double mark with 26 and became the first player in college history to have 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. Ionescu averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds with eight triple-doubles as a senior this season.
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Sammy Sosa hasn’t been welcomed back to Wrigley Field since 2004 due to his alleged PED use, and he wonders why the Cubs are singling him out for what “pretty much everybody in that era did.” FULL STORY