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Tying the knot, four WNBA players get married over past week

It's wedding season in the WNBA. With a little down time before training camps open this weekend, four players took advantage of a break in their schedules to tie the knot. The most talked about wedding of the three occurred Friday in Arizona where Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson exchanged vows. The two WNBA All-Stars were arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after a fight...
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Storm's rebuilding nearly complete after 2 top draft picks

SEATTLE (AP) When the Seattle Storm last underwent an overhaul of this proportion, it paid off with a WNBA championship two years later. They can only hope the results are similar this time. Once a pillar of stability and success in the WNBA, the Storm are undergoing a complete remodel from the front office all the way to the end of the bench. And that rebuilding will be based around...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points and UConn beat Notre Dame 63-53 on Tuesday night to win the Huskies third straight championship and 10th overall, tying Geno Auriemma with John Wooden for the most titles in college basketball. UConn's coach has now won all 10 of his trips to the national championship game. The Huskies have won five...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: There’s Nothing Else Like The Culture Around UConn Women’s Basketball

One of the perks of playing for the UConn women’s basketball team is the fact that there are so many great alumnae. But what makes it even more special is the fact that they come back to Storrs, CT to practice with the team. Sue Bird, Kalana Greene and Kelly Faris to name just a few have come back to practice. The likes of Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Meghan Pattyson, Swin Cash...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Breanna Stewart Wins Wade Trophy

From the WBCA: TAMPA BAY (April 6, 2015) – Breanna Stewart of the University of Connecticut is the winner of the 2015 Wade Trophy, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today during Super Saturday events. The prestigious award, regarded as “The Heisman of Women’s Basketball,” is presented annually to the NCAA Division I Player of the Year by the WBCA...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn's Breanna Stewart wins Wade Trophy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) UConn junior Breanna Stewart has won the 2015 Wade Trophy Award. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association presented the award to Stewart Saturday on the Final Four court in front of fans attending the teams' open practices. Stewart has led the Huskies to two straight national championships and has UConn two wins away from a second title three-peat. She's the sixth...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for March 23, 2015

All Times Eastern BoxingSerie Mundial de Boxeo, Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela vs. United States — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. (delayed) College Baseball San Diego at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. College BasketballMen’sCollege Basketball TournamentQuarterfinals Louisiana-Monroe at Mercer — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Loyola-Chicago — ESPN3, 8...
Via Awful Announcing
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday’s Viewing Picks

BoxingSerie Mundial de Boxeo, Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela vs. United States — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. (delayed) College Baseball San Diego at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. College BasketballMen’sCollege Basketball TournamentQuarterfinals Louisiana-Monroe at Mercer — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Loyola-Chicago — ESPN3, 8 p.m. National Invitation...
Via Fang's Bites
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall Asks to Be Part of State Farm’s National Bureau of Assists

By now you’ve seen the State Farm National Bureau of Assists commercial, featuring current NBA All-Stars Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, and Damian Lillard along with WNBA star Sue Bird and Hall of Fame guard John Stockton. Interestingly Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall was not a part of the State Farm’s NBA despite leading the league in total assists last season and assists...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Kiah Stokes Tabbed as Finalist for 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award

From UConn: OVERLAND PARK, Kan.- In the midst of her finest season in a UConn uniform, senior center Kiah Stokes (Marion, Iowa) was selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award in women’s basketball, as announced on Thursday. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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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December 10, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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
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