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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

Mercury tie WNBA record for wins

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner scored 19 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 76-69 Saturday night, tying the WNBA record for wins. Griner shot 8 for 13 from the field one day after news broke of her engagement to Tulsa Shock star Glory Johnson. Griner also had two blocks, increasing her single-season league record to 127. The Mercury (28-5), who close the regular...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury top Seattle, set WNBA record with 29 regular-season wins

  Brittney Griner isn't surprised by the Phoenix Mercury's success this season. Not even her team's record-setting 29 wins. Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season final Sunday night, setting a new WNBA mark for victories. Candice Dupree added 16 points to help Phoenix (29-5) top the previous record shared by Los Angeles (28...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 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...
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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

Tamika Catchings' big 4th quarter lifts Fever over Mystics in Game 1

  After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when the Indiana Fever needed her most. Catchings scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, including several clutch baskets down the stretch, to lead the Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Catchings, who endured...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards

Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year for guiding the Mercury to a league-record 29 wins this season, and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year. The WNBA announced they'll receive their awards Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury host Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals opener. Brondello and Griner won in landslides...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream's Lyttle, McCoughtry make WNBA All-Defensive First-Team

Atlanta Dream forward Sancho Lyttle and guard/forward Angel McCoughtry have been named to the 2014 WNBA All-Defensive First Team, the league office announced Friday. Lyttle and McCoughtry were the only two players in the league to average more than two steals per game this season. A panel of the WNBA's 12 head coaches voted on the WNBA All-Defensive Team, selecting First and Second...
Via Fox Sports South
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury edge Sparks

PHOENIX -- They completed the greatest regular season in WNBA history five days earlier Friday night, they almost landed on the slippery slope of checking in just one measly loss away from playoff elimination. But the Mercury avoided the potentially-cruel slap of best-of-three-series reality because Diana Taurasi seems to live for these moments. With so many teammates clicking this...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Angel McCoughtry vs. Sky to keep Dream's season alive

  Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs. McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. ''I just wanted to will...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Griner, Mercury complete sweep

LOS ANGELES -- Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series. Penny Taylor scored 17 points and Candice Dupree had 16 points and eight rebounds as Phoenix advanced...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner dunks as Mercury beat Sparks to sweep series

  Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series. Penny Taylor scored 17 points and Candice Dupree had 16 points and eight rebounds as Phoenix advanced to a matchup...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream drop Sky to force Game 3

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs. McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. "I just...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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