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Three Huskies Named to Naismith Trophy Women’s 50 Watch List

UConn G Moriah Jefferson (4) avoids the arm of Creighton F Brianna Rollerson (50) for a layup at Gampel Pavilion on November 23, 2014. From UConn and the Atlanta Tipoff Club: ATLANTA - After helping the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to six wins in its first seven games a trio of Huskies, Breanna Stewart (Syracuse, N.Y.), Moriah Jefferson (Glenn Heights, Texas...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: Taylor Twellman, Flutie & Mayock, Sue Bird

ESPN has reached a lengthy contract extension with soccer analyst Taylor Twellman. In other news, Doug Flutie and Mike Mayock will swap roles on NBC this weekend, and Sue Bird has joined ESPN as a women’s college basketball analyst. Twellman Re-signs With ESPN ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman has agreed to an eight-year extension with [...]
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10/19/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 2014 UConn Basketball First Night – Rebecca Lobo & Sue Bird Tribute

In case you weren’t at the 2014 UConn Basketball First Night festivities on Friday night, here is the tribute video played for former UConn Women’s Basketball legends Rebecca Lobo and Sue Bird before they were announced.
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

US and Spain to meet for gold at women's worlds

ISTANBUL (AP) All that stands between the U.S. women's basketball team and a second straight world championship gold medal is Spain. This is the game everyone expected for the finals of the men's world cup last month, but Spain fell short, losing before the gold medal game, which was won by the Americans. Now the Spanish women's team will try and pull off the upset Sunday to win...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US women rout Angola 119-44, finish pool play 3-0

  After winning the most lopsided game in U.S. women's basketball history at the world championship, the players posed for photo after photo with the Angola players. The players from the African nation didn't care that they had just lost by 75 points to the Americans, they just wanted a chance to take pictures with their basketball idols. ''It was definitely something I've never...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

US women rout Angola 119-44 finish pool play 3-0

ISTANBUL (AP) Nneka Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the U.S. women's national team to a record 119-44 rout of Angola on Tuesday night and close out preliminary play at the women's world championship. The U.S. (3-0) will next play Friday in the quarterfinals against the winner of Canada and the Czech Republic. The Americans took it right to Angola scoring the game's first 12 points...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women's team vulnerable, still favored at world championships

While the U.S. women's basketball team is a heavy favorite to win another gold medal at the world championship, the Americans have shown some unusual vulnerability. The U.S. has only lost once at the worlds since 1998, but suffered a rare defeat in an exhibition game against France last weekend. That setback raised a few eyebrows heading into the tournament, which begins Saturday...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

US women set to defend hoop title at world tourney

While the U.S. women's basketball team is a heavy favorite to win another gold medal at the world championship, the Americans have shown some unusual vulnerability. The U.S. has only lost once at the worlds since 1998, but suffered a rare defeat in an exhibition game against France last weekend. That setback raised a few eyebrows heading into the tournament, which begins Saturday...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sue Bird to play her 4th world championships; Griner a rookie

Sue Bird is in a class by herself. She became the first American player to make four world championship teams when USA Basketball announced the roster on Tuesday. Bird won gold medals in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze medal in 2006. "It just means I've been playing a lot of years," Bird said last week before the team left for its overseas exhibitions. "We have a lot of other veterans...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sue Bird 1st 4-time player on US basketball roster

Sue Bird became the first American player to make four world championship teams when USA Basketball announced the roster on Tuesday. Bird won gold medals in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze medal in 2006. Joining her on the final roster are veterans Diana Taurasi, Candice Dupree, Tina Charles, Angel McCoughtry, Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus. Brittney Griner, Nneka Ogwumike...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart Joins Four Former Huskies On FIBA USA Basketball Women’s Team

From UConn via USA Basketball: PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Sept. 23, 2014) – Headlined by USA Basketball’s first four-time USA World Championship Team member Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), the 12-member 2014 USA World Championship Team was finalized on Sept. 23 in Prague, Czech Republic. The U.S. squad, which posted a 4-1 record in exhibition games and began training camp on Sept. 8,...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Sky Players Named to USA Basketball Roster

In preparation for the 2014 World Championships, Team USA has named it’s preliminary 27-women roster for the team’s Training Camp. The Chicago Sky are lucky enough to have three players named to the roster, including Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles and Courtney Vandersloot. The team will begin camp on Sept. 8 with the actual tournament set to kick off on Sept. 27 in Ankara and...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday's Sports In Brief

GOLF PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Bo Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in the opener of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Van...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle wins No. 1 pick in WNBA lottery

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) The Seattle Storm have won the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft lottery. The Tulsa Shock was awarded the second pick Thursday night, with Connecticut picking third and fourth. The Sun acquired the Liberty's pick on draft night this past April in part of a package for Tina Charles. The Storm finished tied with Tulsa for the league's worst record at 12-22 and each...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury-Storm Preview

The Seattle Storm's worst season in 13 years is nearly over, but preserving their share of some league history may give them a bit of extra motivation in an otherwise meaningless finale. Phoenix tries to set a WNBA single-season record with its 29th victory in Sunday's visit with the Storm, one of the franchises whose mark the Mercury are looking to expunge. Seattle (12-21) won its...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sparks shoot 61 percent, beat Storm 77-65

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker scored 24 points, Kristi Toliver had 20 and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 77-65 on Friday night. The Sparks (16-17) are a game ahead of San Antonio for third place in the Western Conference with one game remaining. Los Angeles can clinch third with a win in its regular-season finale Saturday at West-leading Phoenix. San Antonio, which...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Storm-Sparks Preview

The playoff-bound Los Angeles Sparks have had their way with Seattle this season, but none of the previous matchups have been potentially this important for the Storm. Seattle still hopes to have a shot at reaching the postseason when it takes the court Friday night in Los Angeles. The Storm (12-20) have won a season-high three straight following a seven-game losing streak that nearly...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bird scores 22 as Storm beat Shock 74-68

SEATTLE (AP) Sue Bird scored 22 points and Camille Little added 16 to help the Seattle Storm rally from a 13-point second-half deficit and beat the Tulsa Shock 74-68 on Sunday night. Bird, who scored 10 in the fourth quarter, hit four 3s as Seattle (12-20) climbed into a tie with Tulsa (12-20) for fifth, two games behind San Antonio for the fourth and final playoff spot with games...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shock-Storm Preview

Odyssey Sims has already helped the Shock reach new heights in her first season, but now she's hoping a shoulder injury doesn't keep her from leading the team to its first playoff appearance in Tulsa. With Sims' status uncertain, the visiting Shock look to move closer to the Western Conference's final playoff spot while delivering a crushing blow to the Seattle Storm's postseason...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury on verge of setting franchise winning streak

Brittney Griner threw down a dunk in her most recent game for the Phoenix Mercury. She's never dunked against the Seattle Storm, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been an intimidating presence inside. Griner has turned in two of her better efforts of the year against the Storm and will look to help the Mercury establish a team record for a single-season win streak Wednesday at home...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx return to 'A' game in gritty win over Storm

MINNEAPOLIS - Damiris Dantas' free throw clanged off the rim, affording Seattle an opportunity to climb further back into a game it had once trailed by 14. But Janel McCarville thwarted it before it even materialized. The Lynx center wasn't sure what direction the ball was headed, but the 31-year-old Lynx center summoned enough muscle to squeeze her way in front of Camille Little...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx turn tables on Storm with win in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Janel McCarville scored a season-high 22 points and the short-handed Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 74-69 Sunday night. Maya Moore added 14 points for the Lynx (12-5), who have won three of four. Devereaux Peters had 12 points and Lindsay Whalen scored 10. Seimone Augustus, Minnesota's second leading scorer at 17.2 points per game, missed the game due to...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Storm surge past Lynx, 81-71

SEATTLE (AP) -- Camille Little scored 13 of her career-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the last-place Seattle Storm past the Minnesota Lynx 81-71 on Friday night. Little hit 11 of 15 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and made 7 of 8 free throws as the Storm beat the Lynx for the second time in three weeks at home. "I didn't even know I had that many points...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 5/26/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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