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Lisa Leslie thrilled to be selected for Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lisa Leslie was surprised when she got the phone call that she was elected to the basketball Hall of Fame. ''I always thought you had to be much older to get in,'' the 42-year-old Leslie said with a laugh Monday in a phone interview with The Associated Press. ''I'm really honored, though, to be chosen among so many elite athletes and coaches. It's nothing I really...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari, Haywood, Leslie top list of Hall of Fame selections

Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year. The rest of the class consists of former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, longtime referee Dick Bavetta, Celtics star Jo Jo White and Boston coach Tom Heinsohn, four-time NBA defensive player of the year Dikembe Mutombo, former coach George Raveling...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year. The rest of the class consists of former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, longtime referee Dick Bavetta, Celtics star Jo Jo White and Boston coach Tom Heinsohn, four-time NBA defensive player of the year Dikembe Mutombo, former coach...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jo Jo White, John Calipari Voted To 2015 Basketball Hall Of Fame Class

Jo Jo White’s number already hangs from the rafters at TD Garden in Boston. Soon, his face will adorn the dome in Springfield, Mass. White was one of six individuals announced Monday making up the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Fellow former NBA players Dikembe Mutombo and Spencer Haywood were also voted in, along with longtime referee Dick Bavetta...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari, Mutombo, Calipari, Leslie Headline Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its 11 members of the Class of 2015. The list is headlined by 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, two-time College Coach of the Year John Calipari, four-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood, eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo, seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. They join the five directly...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari Elected into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

It’s been a roller coaster of a 24-hour period for John Calipari. According to multiple reports by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Dick Vitale and others, Calipari will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Calipari was one of 12 finalists, including players Tim Hardaway, Spencer Haywood, Kevin Johnson, Dikembe Mutumbo, Lisa Leslie and […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Breast Cancer Launches WNBA Awareness Month

NEW YORK, NY — Leading representatives of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation announced Wednesday that the month of October would officially be known as WNBA Awareness Month, and commemorated the occasion by donating $80 million of their funds to promote the early detection and ultimate eradication of the all-female basketball league.Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker of the Komen...
Via Bob's Blitz
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

“We Need To Talk” About First All-Female Sports Talk Show

On Tuesday night, sports history was made.  CBS Sports debuted “We Need To Talk,” the first all-female sports talk show of our time.  Per Sports Illustrated, “the show has 12 regular on-air commentators, including CBS Sports staffers Dana Jacobson, Allie LaForce, Amy Trask, Lesley Visser and Tracy Wolfson. There’s also an Emmy award-winning journalist from another network...
Via All Sports Everything
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Network’s All-Female “We Need to Talk” Premieres Tonight

CBS Sports Network’s much-ballyhooed all-female talk show premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Among the regular cast on the show will be Allie LaForce, Amy Trask, Dana Jacobsen, Lesley Visser, Tracy Wolfson, Andrea Kremer, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Swin Cash and Katrina Adams. In addition to having an all-female cast, We Need to Talk will have an all-female production crew. It also...
Via Fang's Bites
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS Sports to launch 'We Need to Talk,' first all-female show

After much speculation, CBS Sports announced Tuesday that they’ll be debuting the first-ever all-female sports show. “We Need To Talk” will be hosted, produced, and directed by women. Leslie Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce will host the show, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. “From the moment news of...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Women talk about sports on CBS Sports Network

CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they're set to make television history. The network announced Tuesday that ''We Need to Talk'' will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. The weekly, hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind. The panel will feature a core of CBS Sports announcers: Lesley Visser...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Network is really going with ‘We Need to Talk’ for that all-female sports talk show

For the past few weeks, CBS Sports Network has been hyping up a new sports talk show, one that will star an entire panel of women. I’ve had some reservations about the show, merely because I’m worried that it might be a gimmick, and “women talking sports” shouldn’t be a gimmick. I’m also worried that it places itself too heavily as being a referendum on whether or not...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Network to launch all-women sports show

NEW YORK (AP) CBS Sports Network will air an all-women sports show starting next month. CBS said Tuesday the weekly hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind. ''We Need to Talk'' premieres Sept. 30. The panel will feature a core of CBS Sports announcers: Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce. Other contributors...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Catchings scores 26, Fever advance past Mystics

WASHINGTON (AP) Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Indiana Fever defeated the Washington Mystics 81-76 to sweep the best-of-three series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Catchings' 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining in overtime put the Fever ahead for good, 75-74. On that basket, she surpassed Lisa Leslie as the WNBA's all-time leading scorer in the postseason...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream-Sparks Preview

The Los Angeles Sparks missed a chance to clinch a playoff berth in their last game and won't get that opportunity Friday night. The Atlanta Dream are winless halfway through this four-game trip as they play without a familiar face to Sparks fans. The Sparks look to recover after being bullied in the paint as they face a Dream club playing without coach Michael Cooper. Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Best coast? The top five New York vs. Los Angeles championship series

New York and Los Angeles may be the two largest media markets and metro areas in the United States, as well as natural geographically opposed sports rivals, but with fewer than 10 title meetings all-time across major American sports, the LA-NY championship matchup is rarer than you might suspect. When the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings face off Wednesday night at Staples...
Via Fox Sports West
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie Interview

  Lisa Leslie is no stranger to excelling on the basketball court. She is a four time Olympic Gold Medalist. She is a two time WNBA Champion, a three time WNBA MVP, and in college she was the National Player of the year in 1994. The list goes on and on with her many accomplishments at the college and pro level. Now as a co-owner of the LA Sparks, motivational speaker, and sports...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cynthia Cooper, Women of Troy headed to Knoxville for NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES -- Cynthia Cooper accomplished a lot during her playing career at USC. She won back-to-back NCAA championships in 1983 and 1984. In all, she made three NCAA title game appearances and advanced to at least the Elite Eight in all four seasons. In 2011, her No. 44 was retired joining former USC Women of Troy greats, Lisa Leslie and Cheryl Miller.  She doesn't discuss any...
Via Fox Sports West
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cynthia Cooper, Women of Troy headed to Knoxville for NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES -- Cynthia Cooper accomplished a lot during her playing career at USC. She won back-to-back NCAA championships in 1983 and 1984. In all, she made three NCAA title game appearances and advanced to at least the Elite Eight in all four seasons. In 2011, her No. 44 was retired joining former USC Women of Troy greats, Lisa Leslie and Cheryl Miller.  She doesn't discuss any...
Via Fox Sports West
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mater Dei's Katie Lou Samuelson named Gatorade State POY

It was just a regular Thursday in statistics class for Mater Dei forward Katie Lou Samuelson. That was until classmate and Mater Dei quarterback Chase Forrest reached over to tell her some news. Forrest, who led the Monarchs to the PAC-5 title game last December, showed Samuelson an article saying she had been named Gatorade State Player of the Year. "It was pretty cool," she said...
Via Fox Sports West
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Sparks take the Lakers? Lisa Leslie says maybe

Model, mother, wife, hoops legend. And now, basketball analyst. Lisa Leslie's done in all. In Brentwood to speak at a Young Women's Conference on Saturday, the former L.A. Sparks legend was asked to weigh in on who would win in a game between the injury-hobbled Lakers and her former team. "Our team may have a chance actually," the three-time WNBA MVP said of the Sparks, who made...
Via Fox Sports West
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie, fellow athletes talk women in sports

From four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie to Academy Award winners Geena Davis and Reese Witherspoon, the female heavyweights were in full swing at the Young Women's Conference at Brentwood School on Saturday. High-profile females from all professional industries -- sports, entertainment, medicine and business -- were on hand alongside Emmy-winning journalist, producer and...
Via Fox Sports West
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-ranked UConn women beat Houston 90-40

Breanna Stewart scored 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots to lead top-ranked UConn to a 90-40 rout of Houston in the first meeting between the two programs. The sophomore, who earned her second USA Basketball female athlete of the year honor Tuesday, also had four assists while playing just 21 minutes for Connecticut (16-0, 4-0 American). Morgan Tuck added a...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn's Breanna Stewart wins second USA Basketball Player of Year

UConn sophomore Breanna Stewart earned her second USA Basketball female athlete of the year honor Tuesday, becoming just the sixth player to win the award twice. "It's a great honor," said Stewart, who also received the award in 2011. "I love competing with USA Basketball and have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to do that for the last several years. I'm so happy and...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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