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Lynx's Moore named July player of the month

Lynx forward Maya Moore was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for July, the WNBA announced Tuesday. Moore averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists during the month, leading Minnesota to a 9-1 record. She scored a franchise-record 48 points in a July 22 win over Atlanta, which was the second-highest point total in league history. The award was the second such...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx stave off Fever with buzzer-beater

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Seimone Augustus' rebound basket as time expired lifted the Minnesota Lynx to their 10th consecutive victory, 66-64 over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Lindsay Whalen's jumper rolled off the rim in the final seconds, and Augustus snuck in for her fifth rebound and the winning score. She was mobbed by her teammates in the free-throw lane when the final buzzer...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream can't hold off Mercury

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 14 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots, and the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Atlanta Dream 75-67 on Tuesday night. Diana Taurasi had nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter for Phoenix (24-4), which has won 17 of 18 and set a franchise mark for wins in a season. Candice Dupree added 16 points and six rebounds. Angel McCoughtry scored...
Via Fox Sports South
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi signs multi-year extension with Mercury

PHOENIX -- Guard Diana Taurasi on Friday signed a multi-year contract extension with the Phoenix Mercury, it was announced on the team's website. Taurasi, the most decorated player in team history and one of the best players in women's basketball history, is in the 11th year of her storied WNBA career that has been spent entirely with the Mercury. Terms of the deal were not disclosed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury in finals seconds

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx' 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2-1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice Dupree made...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury in finals seconds

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx' 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2-1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice Dupree made...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 10, 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...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon on being Spurs assistant coach: 'Why couldn't I be the first?'

Even after all these years, Becky Hammon still hears the voice in her ear. The assistant coach at Colorado State was constantly on Hammon, telling her she was going to be the school's first All-American. How she was going to do this. How she was going to do that. "I'm a little girl from South Dakota, and she starts talking all this crazy stuff," the NBA's first full-time female...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA Stars Engaged Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson Engaged

  Congratulations are in order for WNBA star Brittney Griner and her girlfriend, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson. The two got engaged Thursday night when Britney popped the question. brittneygriner Last Night was a Night to Remember
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA stars Britney Griner and Glory Johnson now engaged

Congratulations are in order for WNBA star Brittney Griner and her girlfriend, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson. The two got engaged Thursday night when Britney popped the question. Last Night was a Night to Remember I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby @missvol25 are in it for Life! ...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has proposed to the Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson and posted it on social media. Griner showed a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. In the post, Griner wrote: ''Last Night was a Night to Remember(,) I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson announce they're engaged

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has proposed to the Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson and posted it on social media. Griner showed a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. In the post, Griner wrote: "Last Night was a Night to Remember(,) I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that one word came...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury's Griner engaged to Tulsa's Johnson

PHOENIX --Women's basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged. Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it on social media, with Griner showing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account.  Griner plays for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock. In the post, Griner wrote: "Last Night was...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury's Griner engaged to Tulsa's Johnson

PHOENIX --Women's basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged. Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it on social media, with Griner showing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account.  Griner plays for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock. In the post, Griner wrote: "Last Night was...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner, Fellow WNBA Star Glory Johnson Get Engaged (Photo)

PHOENIX — Women’s basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged. Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it on social media, with Griner showing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. Griner plays for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock. In the post, Griner wrote: “Last Night...
Via NESN.com
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Catchings scores 25 to lead Fever past Sky, 71-67

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings scored 25 points and Briann January added 14 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 71-67 Saturday night, securing the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Indiana (16-17) shot 66.7 percent during the first quarter to take a 32-16 lead after the opening period. It marked the highest first quarter point total for the Fever this...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner Is Engaged To WNBA Player Glory B. Johnson

  Just when you were starting to forget all about Brittney Griner and her basketball career, here she comes again. Brit went out...
Via Busted Coverage
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore wins second straight player of the month award

MINNEAPOLIS -- Add another building block to Maya Moore's WNBA MVP candidacy. The Lynx forward earned her second consecutive Western Conference player of the month accolade after averaging 23 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in seven August games. It's her third such award this year and fifth in the past six months dating back to the 2013 regular season. Moore, the top vote-getter...
Via Fox Sports North
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Maya Moore to be named WNBA MVP for first time in career

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring. The WNBA announced that Moore will receive the award before the Lynx host San Antonio in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night. It's the first league MVP award for Moore in her four-year career. She averaged a career-best 23.9 points and set a WNBA record...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx couldn't ask for anything more from MVP Moore

MINNEAPOLIS -- League champion. Olympic champion. National champion. All-Star. All-American. All-WNBA. And now, MVP. The girl that's done it all did even more this season, claiming her first WNBA MVP honors as officially announced by the league Thursday. Her name is Maya Moore, and she can add the trophy she'll receive in a ceremony before Thursday night's playoff opener against...
Via Fox Sports North
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Catchings leads Fever past Mystics 78-73 in Game 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Catchings endured a lengthy scoring drought from midway through the first quarter to midway through the third. However, when the Fever needed her most late in the game, Catchings came...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn All-Everything Maya Moore Wins 2014 WNBA MVP

2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore Former UConn Huskies All-American Maya Moore picked up a big honor on Thursday as she was named the 2014 WNBA MVP. Here’s the full release from the WNBA: NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 – Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx has been named the 2014 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the WNBA announced today. Moore received 371 points (including 35 first...
Via Sox and Dawgs
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Mystics Ivory Latta breaks Fever Briann January’s ankles with nasty crossover

The Washington Mystics opened up their best-of-three Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Indiana Fever with a 78-73 loss. But the highlight of the game came with the Mystics on top. Mystics’ All-Star point guard Ivory Latta served up a nasty stepback crossover on Indiana Fever’s Briann January, causing the fellow All-Star to fall to the floor. Latta added insult to...
Via KCM Sports
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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