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Maya Moore scores 32 as Lynx avoid elimination vs. Mercury

  After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive. The league's MVP scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. Phoenix...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson pulls out of worlds due to injury

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. Jackson has also elected to undergo...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sylvia Fowles leads Sky past Fever in two OT to even series

  Courtney Vandersloot and her Chicago Sky teammates would prefer to take the lead early on. Instead, they have been rallying from big deficits in the WNBA playoffs. In their latest game, Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points to help the Sky overcome a 14-point deficit to outlast the Indiana Fever 86-84 in double-overtime on Monday, evening the best-of-3 Eastern Conference finals. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson pulls out of world championships because of injury

  Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. Jackson has also elected to undergo surgery on a persistent...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Diani Taurasi scores 31 points, leads Mercury into WNBA Finals

  Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013 en route...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury into WNBA Finals

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games. Taurasi scored 31 points, including hitting a key 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the Western Conference finals. Taurasi improved to 7-0 in her career in winner-take-all games...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury go the distance to eliminate Lynx

PHOENIX -- It turned out to be a dagger -- a 50-foot long dagger. It left the right hand of Diana Taurasi in the closing ticks of Tuesday's third quarter, rose above the crowd, sliced through a second or two of anticipatory silence, splashed through the net directly in front of the soon-to-be-doomed Minnesota Lynx bench and generated enough mass delirium to raise the US Airways Center...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Catchings, Parker out of women's worlds

Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have withdrawn from the U.S. women's national team pool due to injuries and won't play in the world championship later this month. Catchings dealt with a variety of injuries during her recently completed WNBA season. She missed the first 17 games for the Indiana Fever because of a back issue. She has been a part of the past three Olympics as well...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner blocks eight shots to help Mercury top Sky in Game 1

  Brittney Griner set the tone for a dominant Phoenix performance with a playoff record eight blocked shots, five in the first quarter, and the Mercury routed the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Griner also had 12 points and seven rebounds. Candice Dupree made her first 10 shots and scored 26 for the Mercury in their 19th consecutive home victory. Diana...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker to miss world championships

Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have withdrawn from the U.S. women's national team pool because of injuries and won't play in the world championship later this month. Catchings dealt with a variety of injuries during her recently completed WNBA season. She missed the first 17 games for the Indiana Fever because of a back issue. She has been a part of the past three Olympics as...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream's McCoughtry named All-WNBA Second Team

Dream guard/forward Angel McCoughtry was named to the All-WNBA Second Team, the league announced Thursday. Voting was conducted by a panel of 38 national and local sportswriters and broadcasters at the conclusion of the regular seasons. Each player was selected by position, receiving five points for each First Team vote and three for Second Team. McCoughtry, the WNBA's leader in...
Via Fox Sports South
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury C Griner to miss Game 3 of WNBA Finals

CHICAGO (AP) Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been ruled out for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky. Griner was hit in the right eye Sunday and underwent an outpatient procedure to correct a retinal issue. She has played a key role in helping Phoenix to a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, averaging 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and six blocks in...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title with sweep of Sky

  Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct a retinal...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title

CHICAGO -- Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury Finish Sweep Of Chicago Sky For Third WNBA Title

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each, and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 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

Dream's McCoughtry named to USA World Championships team

The Dream's Angel McCoughtry will make a run at her second World Championships gold. Tuesday, she was named to USA Basketball's roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championships, which will be held Sept. 27-Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. The team was selected by the USA Basketball Women's National Team Player Selection Committee, chaired by USA Basketball women's national team...
Via Fox Sports South
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Griner leads US women to 87-56 win over China

ISTANBUL (AP) Brittney Griner scored 15 points, including what is believed to be the first dunk in the women's world championship, as the U.S. used a dominant second half to beat China 87-56 on Saturday in their world championship opener. Griner dunked one-handed early in the first quarter off a pass from Maya Moore, who finished with 15 points also for the Americans (1-0). The...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Jackson picks same school as mom Sheryl Swoopes

Sheryl Swoopes led Texas Tech to the 1993 women’s basketball national championship and is still the program’s top career scorer. Her son Jordan Jackson is also a hoops standout, so it was fitting when the St. Pius X senior guard verbally committed to the Red Raiders over the weekend. Jackson, who wears No. 22 like his mother, committed while eating at Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith’s house.
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA Star Maya Moore's Small Diet Change That Produced Big Results

Just before the 2013 season, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore spent three weeks living and training with WNBA veteran Kara Lawson—and not just to work on her 3-point shooting (Lawson
Via Stack
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Griner cut but OK in knife attack in China

The agent for Brittney Griner tells The Associated Press that the basketball star was cut by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Tuesday that Griner sustained a small cut when the man swiped at her elbow as her team was boarding a bus after practice. Colas said the 6-foot-8 Griner didn't require stitches. The attack...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Brittney Griner cut, not seriously harmed, in knife attack in China

The agent for Brittney Griner tells The Associated Press that the basketball star was cut by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Tuesday that Griner sustained a small cut when the man swiped at her elbow as her team was boarding a bus after practice. Colas said the 6-foot-8 Griner didn't require stitches. The attack...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brittney Griner cut in knife attack in China

            WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack while boarding a bus after practice Monday in China, reports the Associated Press. According to the report, Griner sustained a small cut during the random attack.  The 6-foot-8 Griner was wearing a winter coat and the knife barely cut her skin....
Via Sports-Glory
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Brittney Griner not seriously harmed in knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner Fine After Being Cut In Random Knife Attack In China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China but didn’t need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that the...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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