Sky Lines: Chicago drafts Alaina Coates with the No. 2 overall pick

The 2017 WNBA Draft took place last night, and the Chicago Sky snagged several talented players from the pool. It’s time for a bit of a rebuild in Chicago, after the Sky traded superstar and former-MVP Elena Delle Donne to the Washington Mystics earlier this year. The package for Delle Donne included the 2017 second-overall […] Sky Lines: Chicago drafts Alaina Coates with the...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
14 days ago

WATCH: These 8 amazing videos make the EuroLeague championships look like a WNBA all-star game

WNBA fans have been waiting a long time for this: On Sunday, the league’s training camp begins, with official play starting May 13. But not everyone has been waiting in vain for women’s basketball practice and play to begin. For nearly half the WNBA’s 144 players, training and games never ended. That’s because since Oct. 26 of last year—just six days after the...
Via Excelle Sports
11 days ago

W Basketball - BYU’s Purcell one of two invited to Dallas Wings training camp

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo) ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Wings announced today the team signed Brigham Young University forward Kalani Purcell and University of Texas center Kelsey Lang to training camp contracts. “We look forward to Kalani and Kelsey joining a highly competitive training camp,” Wings President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Bibb stated...
Via BYU Athletics
11 days ago

Tamika Catchings returns to Indiana with front office job

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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne takes part in pre-training camp workout

In the first round of pickup games Wednesday with her new Washington Mystics teammates, Elena Delle Donne received a pass along the baseline, pump faked to draw a defender in the air and scored on a up-and-under shot off the glass. The sequence led Tianna Hawkins, who had given up the basket, to mutter an […]
Via DC Sports Blog
9 days ago

WNBA star Tina Charles visits 4 NY schools to donate AEDs

Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mystics sign Ashley Morrissette, Courtney Range, and Caira Washington to training camp contracts

The Mystics’ training camp begins on Sunday. They already have made big free agency moves and added some draft picks. Still, there are opportunities to add more talent with training camp contracts. Why should we talk about players on training camp contracts? Won’t they just be cut by early May? First of all, it’s hard to get a training camp contract for any pro team. And...
Via Bullets Forever
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson Goes To Sparks Camp

Training Camp RosterFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas senior Jessica Jackson travels to the West Coast to attend camp with the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Sparks this week. Training camp begins April 23 with preseason games scheduled for April 29-May 8. The regular season tips off May 13. The 24-player training camp roster will be cut to...
Via Arkansas Razorbacks
7 days ago

How Seattle Storm’s Ramu Tokashiki turned women’s basketball into one of Japan’s most popular sports

On the Olympic stage, Japan is not a country known for basketball. Softball, yes. Wrestling, no doubt. But in the ”Land of the Rising Sun,” where the average height barely soars above 5-foot-7, it’s tough for Japan to field a team tall enough to match the 6-foot-plus players typical in basketball powerhouse countries like the U.S., Spain and Serbia. But Japan has one player...
Via Excelle Sports
7 days ago

The San Antonio Stars officially sign former Washington phenom Kelsey Plum

San Antonian basketball fans can stop holding their breath: 2017 WNBA No. 1 draft pick Kelsey Plum is now there to stay. The San Antonio Stars revealed on Friday via Twitter that the former Washington point guard has officially signed with the franchise. There was speculation among basketball analysts that the Stars could have picked Plum for her trading-value, but the team finally...
Via Excelle Sports
7 days ago

Chiney Ogwumike agrees to multiyear extension with Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun signed Chiney Ogwumike to a multiyear contract extension on Saturday. Ogwumike is still recovering from Achilles tendon surgery after injuring her left Achilles while playing in China last winter. She had surgery Nov. 30. The WNBA does not have an injured reserve list, so The Sun, in strictly a procedural move, suspended Ogwumike to free a roster spot. The team...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Sue Bird will miss start of training camp after undergoing knee scope

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird will miss the beginning of training camp for the Storm after undergoing a knee scope. Storm president and general manager Alisha Valavanis said in a statement, “Sue underwent a left knee scope earlier this month. At this point, she is not participating in camp; her rehab and progression are on schedule. Her timetable for participation in camp is not...
Via Excelle Sports
4 days ago

Ep. 50: Tamika Catchings, newest member of the PS&E front office

So much for retirement, right? For Tamika Catchings, she only has one speed: GO! Since playing in the final game of her professional basketball career, the four-time Olympian has kept a full plate. Did you expect anything different? She has traveled with her husband, Parnell. She served as a game analyst for women’s college basketball on the SEC Network. She took over as the...
Via Vigilant Sports
6 days ago

Mystics open training camp with revamped roster, elevated expectations

The Washington Mystics opened training camp Monday morning with an energetic practice and a retooled roster following an active offseason in which they added, among others, Elena Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA MVP who has teammates entertaining thoughts of delivering the franchise its first championship. Delle Donne was among 15 players who attended the first […]
Via DC Sports Blog
4 days ago

Atlanta Dream’s Layshia Clarendon pens essay about sexual assault

Atlanta Dream guard Layshia Clarendon penned an essay for Mic about her history with sexual assault as part of its “Athletes United” initiative. Clarendon, who was a first-round selection in the 2013 WNBA draft, collaborated with five other professional athletes to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “I walked alone in my shame for years,” Clarendon wrote. “I only recently...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Entering her 10th season, Ivory Latta remains Washington Mystics’ bundle of energy

Day 3 of a high intensity training camp had just concluded for the Washington Mystics on Wednesday afternoon, but Ivory Latta still bubbled with energy. The diminutive point guard stuck around the Verizon Center auxiliary court posing for pictures with children who were there to watch practice. Then she demonstrated some dribbling techniques to the […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago

Seattle Storm to have home games broadcasted by Q13 FOX/JOEtv

The Seattle Storm will have its home opener on May 14 broadcasted live on Q13 FOX at 4 p.m. PDT thanks to a new multi-year partnership extension with Q13 FOX(KCPQ and JOEtv, KZJO Ch. 22, cable 110), the Storm announced on Thursday. Every one of Seattle’s regular-season home games through 2017 will be broadcasted and in addition all road games will be broadcasted across different...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

ESPN will broadcast 16 WNBA games and entire postseason

ESPN will broadcast the entire 16-game WNBA regular-season schedule starting on May 13 when the Los Angeles Sparks host the Seattle Storm. At the helm of the broadcast will be Ryan Ruocco who is returning as the lead play-by-play analyst, along with fellow commentators Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe. In addition to the regular-season games, ESPN will televise the WNBA postseason from...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer: Shoni Schimmel is taking time off

New York Liberty guard Shoni Schimmel will take time off from playing basketball, reports Doug Feinberg of the Associated Press. Schimmel, who has missed the start of training camp, sustained a concussion last August that kept her off the court for the remainder of the 2016 season. “Shoni has decided to take some time off,” Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer said. Laimbeer did...
Via Excelle Sports
21 hours ago

Nike signs Kelsey Plum to multi-year endorsement deal

Nike has signed San Antonio Stars point guard Kelsey Plum to a multi-year endorsement deal, it was announced on Friday. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Plum, the 2017 WNBA draft’s No. 1 pick, holds the NCAA women’s basketball record for career points (3,527) and points in a single season (1,109). “Nike is the undisputed leader in basketball and it’s...
Via Excelle Sports
18 hours ago
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