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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. Griner didn’t require...
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

Brittney Griner attacked by man with knife in China

Brittney Griner and three of her teammates were attacked in China on Monday by a man wielding a knife. Griner, who is currently playing for the Beijing Great Wall, was cut on the elbow. Griner took to Instagram on Tuesday to let everyone know she is doing fine. She described the incident. “First let me...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The 14 'Wonder Women' athletes of 2014

The stunts and skills professional athletes perform are superhuman compared to those we, the couch-sitting observers, have ever attempted to take out. I mean carry out. Takeout is the food..... The post The 14 Wonder Women Athletes Of 2014 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi will skip WNBA season to rest at request of Russian club

Last season, Diana Taurasi averaged averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists for the Phoenix Mercury and helped them to the WNBA title. If the team is going to repeat this season, they will have to do so without the services of the seven-time All-Star. At the request of UMMC Ekaterinburg, the team she...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi’s Decision to Sit Out Poses Major Threat to WNBA’s Future

Welp, it seems the WNBA finally learned how to steal headlines away from other major pro leagues.  All it took was one of its superstar players announcing her plans to sit out the entire 2015 season.  I doubt it’s the preferred strategy for the all women’s professional basketball league, but it’s a move that certainly got people’s attention Tuesday afternoon. Phoenix Mercury...
Via All Sports Everything
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mercury sign guards Mitchell, Jones

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday signed free agent guards Leilani Mitchell and Jasmine James. Mitchell has spent all six seasons of her WNBA career with the New York Liberty and owns career averages of 5.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds. "Leilani is a veteran guard who will fit in with the style of our team," Mercury General Manager Jim Pitman said. "When you combine...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mystics Sign Ivory Latta to Extension

After two all-star seasons, Ivory Latta will be the Washington Mystics‘ point guard a bit longer. The Mystics announced Latta signed a contract extension on Tuesday. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed. Latta led the Mystics with 12.8 points and 3.3. assists per game, guiding them to the WNBA playoffs for the second consecutive season. “I am very happy to announce a...
Via KCM Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty acquire Epiphanny Prince for Cappie Pondexter

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Liberty have acquired Epiphanny Prince from the Chicago Sky for Cappie Pondexter in a blockbuster trade. Prince averaged 15 points for the Sky last season in helping Chicago reach the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. The New York City native is thrilled for the chance to come home and play in front of family and friends. Pondexter averaged...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach Pop discusses Hammon, can she be a head coach?

Becky Hammon has had a great year. She retiring from the WNBA after 16 seasons, but already had her next gig lined up. She is in her first season as an assistant coach with the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, making her the first full time female assistant coach in league history. Hammon has […]
Via Project Spurs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi-less Mercury re-sign Bonner

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Mercury have re-signed forward DeWanna Bonner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bonner has spent her entire six-year career with the Mercury, earning the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year award three times. She has won two WNBA championships with Phoenix, including last season when she was 10th in the league with 1.5 steals per game. Bonner has averaged...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi breaks bone in left hand in Russia

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has undergone successful surgery to repair a broken bone in her left hand that she hurt playing in a game for her Russian club team. Taurasi announced in February that she would skip the 2015 WNBA season after accepting an offer from her Russian club, UMMC Ekaterinburg, to rest. The Mercury said Monday that she was injured last weekend...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi breaks bone in left hand in Russia

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has undergone successful surgery to repair a broken bone in her left hand that she hurt playing in a game for her Russian club team. Taurasi announced in February that she would skip the 2015 WNBA season after accepting an offer from her Russian club, UMMC Ekaterinburg, to rest. The Mercury said Monday that she was injured last weekend...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

APNewsbreak: Candace Parker to sit out part of WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker will sit out at least the beginning of the upcoming WNBA season to rest. Parker, a two-time MVP, will celebrate her 29th birthday next week. She has spent her entire career with the Sparks since she was drafted with the No. 1 pick in 2008. She missed the first eight games of the 2009 season after giving birth. Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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