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WNBA season to start June 5 with 10 teams playing

NEW YORK (AP) Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and the rest of the champion Phoenix Mercury highlight the opening night of the WNBA on June 5 when the league's 19th season tips off. The Mercury will face the San Antonio Stars and receive their 2014 championship rings before the game. Defending Eastern Conference champion Chicago will host Indiana, marking the debut of new coach Stephanie...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sheryl Swoopes' son and Texas Tech commit posterizes 7-foot defender

Sheryl Swoopes must beaming with pride. The former WNBA champion and current head coach of Loyola University Chicago women's basketball team's son is blowing up the Internet right now with a dunk during his high-school baskeball game. But it's just not any dunk. Standing at only 6-foot-1, Jordan Jackson dunked over a 7-footer. Take a look. It's pretty impressive. But Swoopes insists...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
25 days ago  |  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

WNBA star Brittney Griner by a man in knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man during a knife attack in China that may or may not have taken place on the team bus.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 knife barely cut her skin...
Via Bob's Blitz
November 05, 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...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner Is Well After Random Knife Attack In China

Brittney Griner was mostly unharmed after an male assailant slashed her elbow Monday in China for, apparently, no reason at all. According to the Associated Press, who spoke with Griner’s agent, Griner and her teammates were boarding a bus after practice when a man slashed Griner’s elbow and attempted to stab one of her teammates. Luckily he was clumsy with the blade, as the...
Via Geeks and Cleats
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 Stabbed in China

This just appears to be a crazed fan going wild. It could have been a whole lot worse. WNBA star Brittney Griner suffered a minor injury from a knife attack in China on Monday, her agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. Colas said Griner was attacked and cut by a man with a knife while trying to board the team bus after practice on Monday. Here is how Griner...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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...
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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

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 Fox Sports Arizona
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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

WNBA Star Maya Moore's Small Diet Change That Produced Big Results

Just before the 2013 season, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore spent three weeks living and training with WNBA veteran Kara Lawson—and not just to work on her 3-point shooting (Lawson
Via Stack
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 2014 UConn Basketball First Night – Rebecca Lobo & Sue Bird Tribute

In case you weren’t at the 2014 UConn Basketball First Night festivities on Friday night, here is the tribute video played for former UConn Women’s Basketball legends Rebecca Lobo and Sue Bird before they were announced.
Via Sox and Dawgs
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sheryl Swoopes Son Commits To Texas Tech

Jordan Jackson, 3-star recruit from Houston, committed to Tubby Smith’s Red Raiders. He’s following in the footsteps of his famous mother Sheryl Swoopes. 2015 6'3" Jordan Jackson verbals to TX Tech one of the best athletes in TX regardless of class @TexasHoopsGASO @tj_ford @JayJack_22 — texasboysbasketball (@TXboysbasketbal) October 12, 2014 Swoopes, 6-time all-star and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

USA routs Spain for second straight gold medal at Women's World Championships

ISTANBUL -- Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans lost...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US routs Spain for second straight gold medal

ISTANBUL (AP) Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US women beat Aussies 82-70 to reach worlds final

ISTANBUL (AP) Tina Charles scored 18 points and Maya Moore added 16 to help the U.S. beat Australia 82-70 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the women's world championship. The U.S. will face Spain in the gold-medal game Sunday. Spain beat host Turkey 66-56 for its first trip to the championship game. The Spanish team won a bronze medal at the 2010 worlds. The Americans had...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Candace Parker to become the first woman in the NBA – on the big screen

Jim Racalto There is currently funding underway for a new film called “Leader Of The Pack” that will feature WNBA star Candace Parker in the leading role. Parker stars as Marcie Jones, a female MVP who aspires to play in the NBA. Per ballislife.com: As stated previously the role of Marcie Jones will be portrayed by, Candace […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

US women reach semis after 94-72 rout of France

ISTANBUL (AP) Brittney Griner scored 17 points, Tina Charles added 15 and the U.S. shot a record 71 percent from the field to rout France 94-72 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the women's world championship. The Americans will face Australia in the semifinals on Saturday. France had handed the U.S. a rare exhibition loss on Sept. 21, rallying from an 18-point deficit for the...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Catchings says she will retire after 2016 Olympics

ISTANBUL (AP) Three-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings says she will retire after the 2016 Rio Games. The Indiana Fever star confirmed Friday in an email to The Associated Press that she will call it quits after the 2016 Olympics, but plans to play two more WNBA seasons. Catchings has played her entire 13-year WNBA career with the Fever, winning her lone title with the...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Australia advances to semis, beat Canada 63-52

ISTANBUL (AP) Erin Phillips scored 16 points and Leilani Mitchell provided a spark off the bench to lead Australia to a 63-52 win over Canada in the quarterfinals of the women's world championship on Friday. The Australians will play either the U.S. or France in the semifinals on Saturday. Mitchell, who finished with 10 points, scored the final five points of the first quarter to...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women's team gets rematch with France, last team to beat them

  Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over. Standing in the way of another trip to the medal round is France, a team that handed the Americans a rare defeat on Sept. 21 in an exhibition game. The teams will meet again in the quarterfinals of the tournament Friday night. ''Naturally losing a game is going to...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

US women's basketball team set to take on France

ISTANBUL (AP) Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over. Standing in the way of another trip to the medal round is France, a team that handed the Americans a rare defeat on Sept. 21 in an exhibition game. The teams will meet again in the quarterfinals of the tournament Friday night. ''Naturally losing a game...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women beat Serbia to clinch Group D at World Championships

  With Serbia hanging around midway through the fourth quarter, Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team stepped up their play to finally pull away. Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points in the final period and the Americans beat Serbia 94-74 on Sunday in the world championship to clinch the top seed in Group D. ''It was a tough game,'' Taurasi said. ''Every possession was...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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