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WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices

NEW YORK (AP) Over the course of her storied career, Tamika Catchings has spent many hours at the NBA and WNBA offices. Whether it was for league meetings, union business or just because she was in town, the Indiana Fever star always felt comfortable there. Last month, Catchings had a different reason to come to New York. The 10-time All-Star spent a few weeks in January as an...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx re-sign WNBA finals MVP Sylvia Fowles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed center Sylvia Fowles, the most valuable player of the WNBA finals. The contract was completed Tuesday with Fowles, who was a free agent. Fowles was acquired by the Lynx from the Chicago Sky in a three-team trade during the All-Star break last summer. She averaged 15.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over 18 regular-season...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA free agency begins, Liberty signs Indiana guard Zellous

NEW YORK (AP) WNBA free agency began Monday. As usual, don't expect much in the way of major player movement. Sue Bird is the prized free agent of this offseason, but she likely won't be going anywhere. Bird is expected to re-sign with Seattle, the only team she's ever played for in the league. While the veteran guard is almost certain to remain out West with the Storm, there...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA free agency set to begin Monday

NEW YORK (AP) WNBA free agency begins on Monday. As usual, don't expect much in the way of major player movement. Sue Bird is the prized free agent of this offseason, but she likely won't be going anywhere. Bird is expected to re-sign with Seattle, the only team she's ever played for in the league. While the veteran guard is almost certain to remain out West with the Storm, there...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon to become first female assistant coach in All-Star game history

Becky Hammon was the first female coach in a major American sports league and the first female to lead a team to an NBA Las Vegas Summer League title, and now she’s set to be the first female to coach in an All-Star game, NBA TV announced Friday. Congrats to @spurs Assistant Coach, @BeckyHammon! She will be the first female on an @NBAAllStar staff! pic.twitter.com/JUyqPCoT21...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Skylar Diggins Puts in Work in This Commercial Celebrating 20 Years of the WNBA

The WNBA is officially entering its 20th season with more star power than ever. From Skylar Diggins to Brittney Griner to Elena Della Donne, the WNBA is ripe with young talent, which has helped push its popularity to an all-time high. RELATED: How Skylar Diggins Became the Future of the WNBA [youtube video="fu5ME9kpDhs" /] The league put many of its stars in one place...
Via Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury's Taurasi, Griner, Dupree finalists for U.S. Olympic team

Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are in line to try for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.The trio headlined the 25 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team that were announced Monday.They have helped the Americans win gold at the past three Olympics and hope to be on the team in Rio this summer. The U.S. has won an unprecedented five straight gold medals...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Catchings, Bird, Taurasi headline finalists for US team

Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi headline the 25 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball Olympics team. The trio has each won three Olympic gold medals and could be trying for a fourth straight in Rio this summer. The U.S. has won an unprecedented five straight gold medals in the Olympics. Other former Olympians among the finalists include Seimone Augustus, Sylvia...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the List: Katie Smith

Today we shall talk basketball. Many greats have played round-ball for The Ohio State University. I mentioned previously both Herb Williams and Frank Howard. We all know the names that I have yet to address. They shall come soon enough. But when a discussion of any basketball player that has donned a scarlet and gray uniform emerges – why is it that Katie Smith falls behind the...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Swin Cash rips Gilbert Arenas over sexist WNBA comments

    Gilbert Arenas made some ridiculously dumb comments about the WNBA on his Instagram page this week, and there is sure to be backlash. Some of it has already come in the form of a few tweets from women’s basketball star Swin Cash. Cash, a New York Liberty forward who won two national championships at UConn, believes Arenas is just looking for attention and people are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Lisa Leslie, Kenny Mayne, James Franklin

Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie will appear on TNT’s NBA studio show Thursday. In other news, ESPN will hold onto SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne, and Penn State coach James Franklin will serve as a guest analyst on FOX Saturday. Lisa Leslie Appearing on TNT Studio Show Former Los Angeles Sparks F Lisa Leslie will join [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson's recovery from knee surgery hits setback

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson has hit a setback in her goal to play for Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics and may consider retirement. Jackson, 34, who just sat out a third straight WNBA season with the Seattle Storm after knee surgery, will be off the court until at least January after her knee reacted badly to an increased...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA's Glory Johnson delivers twins few months early

Glory Johnson gave birth to twin girls, the former WNBA All-Star announced on social media Sunday.Johnson wrote on Instagram that Ava Simone and Solei Diem were "born a little earlier than expected" on Oct. 12.
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx championship celebration: Seimone Augustus

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Via Fox Sports North
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Veteran Lynx players savor another WNBA title

MINNEAPOLIS -- The first Minnesota Lynx title felt like only the beginning, a star-studded core bursting on to the scene and changing the balance of power in the WNBA. The second felt like redemption, a righting of the wrongs from a stunning upset the season before. And the third? This is the one to be savored, the one to hold on to with a tight grip, just in case the opportunity...
Via Fox Sports North
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx, LSU alum Sylvia Fowles win 2015 WNBA championship, Finals MVP

Fellow former Tiger Seimone Augustus adds 16 in series-clincher
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
October 15, 2015

Aging Lynx core savor another title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The first Minnesota Lynx title felt like only the beginning, a star-studded core bursting on to the scene and changing the balance of power in the WNBA. The second felt like redemption, a righting of the wrongs from a stunning upset the season before. And the third? This is the one to be savored, the one to hold on to with a tight grip, just in case the opportunity...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx overwhelm Indiana, claim WNBA title with Game 5 rout

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx captured their third championship in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night. Seimone Augustus added 16 points and Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 14 rebounds for the Lynx, who also won it all in 2011 and 2013. Maya Moore scored just five points...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx, Fever ready for WNBA Finals-deciding Game 5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Before the Indiana Fever embarked on their 11th consecutive trip to the WNBA playoffs, veteran star Tamika Catchings handed out a journal to every one of her teammates. The message was simple: For as routine as these trips have come for the Fever, it was so important to soak up the opportunities because you never know when they will present themselves again. The journals...
Via Fox Sports North
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx, Fever ready for WNBA Finals-deciding Game 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings and Lindsay Whalen have been butting heads in the playoffs for 10 years now, dating back to the 2005 Eastern Conference finals. As the two proud veterans prepare for one more playoff game, they are appreciating the chance more than ever. Catchings and the Indiana Fever visit Whalen's Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night for the deciding Game 5 of the...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx eager for decisive third win in WNBA Finals on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings and her Indiana Fever teammates have almost always found a way to win when facing elimination. Now, the Fever and their star forward find themselves in that exact situation: another must-win game. Indiana hosts Minnesota on Sunday night in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Lynx hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. "It's almost like crawling, scratching...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx eager for decisive third win in WNBA Finals on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings and her Indiana Fever teammates have almost always found a way to win when facing elimination. Now, the Fever and their star forward find themselves in that exact situation: another must-win game. Indiana hosts Minnesota on Sunday night in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Lynx hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. "It's almost like crawling, scratching...
Via Fox Sports North
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx eager for decisive third win in WNBA Finals on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings and her Indiana Fever teammates have almost always found a way to win when facing elimination. Now, the Fever and their star forward find themselves in that exact situation: another must-win game. Indiana hosts Minnesota on Sunday night in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Lynx hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. "It's almost like crawling, scratching...
Via Fox Sports North
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

US women beat USK Prague 85-53 in tour finale

PRAGUE (AP) Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the U.S. women's team rout EuroLeague champion USK Prague 85-53 on Saturday night in the final game of the Americans' European tour. ''I think we all came out and played well as a team and it was a good way to end the trip,'' Parker said. ''When we play together and we move the ball and play...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota 1 win away from another WNBA title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings and her Indiana Fever teammates have almost always found a way to win when facing elimination. Now, the Fever and their star forward find themselves in that exact situation: another must-win game. Indiana hosts Minnesota on Sunday night in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Lynx hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. ''It's almost like crawling...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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